As China's reforms continue to unfold and its contacts with the outside world multiply, China's legal, economic and business environments have grown more complex. It has become more necessary than ever to carefully and thoroughly analyze the economic, regulatory, business and cultural settings that will influence the success of any dealings with China. Combining years of experience in working with the Chinese, Chinese language capabilities and an in-depth knowledge of China's legal, economic, cultural and business milieus, China Strategies, LLC brings to bear its strengths to enable its clients to realize their objectives in China.

What's New

  1. Lou is quoted in a February 7, 2014 Article in Tencent (腾讯财) about how changes in Pittsburgh's economy over the last century can animate the discussion about China's own economic restructuring (Chinese language only).

  2. In an article and accompanying translation in the January 19, 2014 Sunday Forum section of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Lou describes how Beijing is studying Pittsburgh’s experience in transforming its economy to inform Chinese policy-makers about China’s own economic restructuring

  3. In a December 23, 2013 article in the People's Daily, Lou was quoted about how Pittsburgh's experience can serve as a reference point for China's industrial transformation (Chinese language only).

  4. Lou was quoted in the June 28, 2013 edition of the Wall Street Journal about intellectual property theft in China.

  5. The June 5, 2013 edition of Knowledge@Wharton, the on-line publication of the Wharton School of Business, quotes Lou in this article on the Chinese Solar Industry.

  6. In early June, Renewable Energy World published Lou's commentary on the "link" between the proposed Smithfield Foods acquisition and Sinovel Wind Group, one of China's largest wind turbine manufacturers.

  7. Lou served as the moderator of the Energy Panel at the CMU Summit: US-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum which was held at Carnegie Mellon University on April 27-28, 2013.

  8. In late January, 2013, Lou's commentary — China Needs a 'Game-Changing' Renewable Energy Technology — appeared in Renewable Energy World.

  9. In September, 2012, Lou's article on Securitization of Solar Assets in China was published in the Summer 2012: U.S.-China Market Review, a collaborative report by ACORE (the American Council on Renewable Energy) and CREIA (the China Renewable Energy Industries Association).

  10. Lou was quoted in articles appearing on May 4, 2012 and May 7, 2012, in the 21st Century Business Herald (21世界经济报道) concerning the 2012 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held in Beijing in early May, 2012 (Chinese language only).

  11. On March 16, 2012, China Strategies, LLC was quoted in a BloombergBusinessweek article on Chinese espionage and the wind power sector.

  12. Lou was a panelist at the CMU Summit: US-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum which was held at Carnegie Mellon University on April 28-29, 2012.

  13. Lou's comments on the dispute between Sinovel and American Superconductor have been widely reported by Southern Weekly and other Chinese language publications.

  14. In the February 19, 2012 article, A Harsh Winter for Sinovel and China's Wind Industry, Lou weighs in on how overcapacity, technical issues and IP disputes are adversely affecting Sinovel and China's Wind Industry.

  15. Lou commented on the AMSC/Sinovel case in the Asian Focus section of the December 2011 edition of Wire Journal International.

  16. On November 2, 2011, China Strategies weighed in on the growing Sino-U.S. solar industry trade dispute with Outsourcing Our Chagrin: China's Reaction to Solar Trade Complaint.

  17. In the October 11, 2011 article SolarWorld Files Complaint Against Chinese Panelmakers and Cell Manufacturers, Lou analyzes the causes and likely fallout from U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy actions against the Chinese PV industry.

  18. On October 3, 2011, Lou weighed in on the dispute over Sinovel's alleged theft of American Superconductor's intellectual property and what that says about the current state of U.S.-China relations.

  19. On September 21, 2011, Renewable Energy World posted Lou's commentary Chinese and US Politics and the Solyndra Bankruptcy.

  20. In August 2011, Lou was quoted in the "Smart Grid Times" (智能电网时代) on China's coordination of smart grid and wind farm development.(Chinese only).

  21. During the spring semester 2011, Lou originated and co-taught Technology and Development in India and China, a new course offered by the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie-Mellon University.

  22. In a special section on investing in China published in the Wall Street Journal on July 11, 2011, Lou was quoted on the growth of domestic consumption and the growing importance of innovation in China.

  23. In late June 2011, China Strategies was quoted in an article on the Chinese wind industry that appeared in Knowledge@Wharton, the on-line publication of the Wharton School of Business

  24. On May 19, 2011, Lou provided an update on how rapid grid development in China is beginning to keep pace with wind power capacity growth.

  25. In March 2011 Lou gave a presentation entitled "Towards Sustainable Growth in China" at China Today: Economy, Technology, People, a mini-course jointly offered by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

  26. In an article published on December 23, 2010, Lou describes Beijing's growing confidence in its renewable energy development strategy in advance of the release of China's 12th Five Year Plan.

  27. Lou's commentary, "Towards a More Sustainable Chinese Aluminum Industry", recently was published in the China Environment Series 11 (2010/2011), a publication of the Woodrow Wilson Center

  28. On September 29, 2010 Lou was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on small and mid-sized companies in Western Pennsylvania doing business with the Chinese.

  29. On September 20, 2010 Lou discussed the economics of the latest Chinese utility-scale solar power auctions.

  30. Lou was quoted in the September 14, 2010 article, "China Drafts Smart Grid Plan For Renewable Energy Future."

  31. On September 10, 2010 Lou commented on the United Steelworkers’ petition to the USTR alleging that China was improperly subsidizing its clean tech industry to the detriment of the U.S. clean tech industry.

  32. Lou was quoted in a July 4, 2010 article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, entitled "Au Revoir for Study of French, German?"

  33. On June 28, 2010 Lou published an article describing "The Electrifying Pace of Wind Power Development in China."

  34. On June 10, 2010 China Strategies published an article suggesting that the "The Chinese Wind Industry is About to Get Squeezed."

  35. The Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy From the United States, a collaborative report produced by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) was published in May, 2010. Lou was one of the experts consulted by the Compendium’s authors on the present state of renewable energy and energy efficiency in China.

  36. On April 20, 2010 Lou published "An Update on China's Alternative Energy Vehicle Industry."

  37. On March 10, 2010 Lou gave a presentation on Intellectual Property Protection in China at a webinar hosted by the Office of the China Economic Area, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

  38. China Strategies’ June 2008 article, “China’s Wind Power Industry: Blowing Past Expectations” was cited in the March, 2010 report issued by the National Foreign Trade Council, entitled “China’s Promotion of the Renewable Electric Power Equipment Industry”.

  39. Lou co-chaired the China Panel at the American Council on Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Technology Conference & Exhibition (ACORE RETECH 2010), held at the Washington, DC Convention Center on February 3-5, 2010. Lou's co-chair at the ACORE RETECH China Panel was Mr. Li Junfeng, the Deputy Director of the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission.

  40. On January 17, 2010, Lou's work on China's renewable energy development was profiled in the Guangming Daily (光明日报) (Chinese Language Only)

  41. A News Analysis, which Lou authored, entitled “A Defining Decade for the Would-Be Leader”, appeared in the January-February 2010 edition of Renewable Energy World International Magazine.

  42. On November 18, 2009 China Strategies published an article on The Emerging U.S.-China Strategic Alliance on Clean Energy.

  43. On November 18, 2009 PCNC Nighttalk interviewed Lou on President Obama's November 2009 trip to Asia.

  44. On November 6, 2009 Lou was quoted in two blogs on 2GreenEnergy on China's recent deal to develop a $1.5 billion wind farm in Texas: http://www.2greenenergy.com/china-strategies-speaks-on-renewables/1865 and http://www.2greenenergy.com/china-wind-power/1859.

  45. Since October 2009, Lou has acted as an advisor to a U.S. State Department-funded project undertaken by ACORE and REEEP to compile a Compendium of Best Practices of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices to be shared with other countries.

  46. On October 13, 2009 Lou delivered the keynote address on China's energy outlook at the 2009 ROTH Capital Partners China Conference held at the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami. Lou's keynote address and the ROTH Capital Partners China Conference were reported widely in English in the Miami Herald, NPR online and Reuters and in Chinese in Sina.com, International Energy and other Chinese language publications.

  47. On July 28, 2009, August 18, 2009, August 20, 2009, September 2, 2009, September 29, 2009, October 15, 2009, October 19, 2009, February 15, 2010 and March 18, 2010, Lou was quoted in Voice of American (VOA) articles and broadcasts on issues related to U.S.-China clean-tech cooperation, the Rio Tinto matter, China's imports of oil from Africa, China's relationship with Iran and U.S.-China trade disputes, among other matters (Chinese Language Only).

  48. On September 30, 2009 Lou published a commentary on the “Strategic Importance of the U.S. Senate Passing an Effective Energy Bill” to the U.S.'s efforts to contain Iran's ambition to develop a nuclear weapon.

  49. The research report, dated August 2009, titled “Technology Transfer to China to Address Climate Change”, which was written by Resources for the Future, the Washington, D.C. based environmental and natural resources policy non-profit, cites Lou’s July 2008 article, China’s Wind Power Industry: Localizing Equipment Manufacturing.

  50. On July 21, 2009 and September 10, 2009 Lou participated in meetings at the U.S. Department of Energy in D.C. convened by David Sandalow, the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs, to discuss possible areas for cooperation between the U.S. and China on solar energy development and improving energy efficiency in the built environment.

  51. On July 26, 2009 Lou was quoted in an article on the Voice of America (VOA) website about the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue meeting held in Washington, D.C. on July 27-28, 2009.

  52. In a June 30, 2009 commentary, Lou discusses the vigorous efforts of the Chinese to curb their emissions and address climate change.

  53. Lou is quoted in a June 29, 2009 article in the Global Times on developments in the Chinese bio-fuels industry.

  54. Lou was quoted in a June 5, 2009 article in SolveClimate about the potential for U.S.-China cooperation on development of a “smart grid” in China.

  55. On April 13, 2009 Lou published an article entitled "China Takes Steps to Rebalance Its Solar Industry".

  56. Since February, 2009 Lou has served on the Strategic Advisory Board of ACORE's China Programs.

  57. In the January-February 2009 edition of Renewable Energy World Magazine, Lou writes an update on the Chinese wind industry.

  58. Lou spoke on China's renewable energy industry at the ACORE RETECH 2009 conference, which was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center February 25, 26 & 27, 2009. [PDF - 4.82MB]

  59. In November 2008, Lou authored an article on the “smart grid” in China.

  60. In October 2008, Lou authored an article on the future of the electric car in China.

  61. In August 2008, Lou authored an article on how the Chinese were showcasing their renewable energy aspirations at the Beijing Olympics.

  62. On July 10, 2008 Kaufman Bros., L.P. issued an investment advisory concerning American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) that cites China Strategies in substantiating its conclusion that the wind turbine business in China could help AMSC double its book of orders after 2009.

  63. In June and July 2008, Lou authored a two part series on wind farm development in China and on localization of manufacturing of turbines and other equipment and components for the Chinese wind industry.

  64. On May 21, 2008 Lou gave a presentation on China's Perspective on the Sudan, at a panel discussion sponsored by the Global Solutions Education Fund of Pittsburgh and The University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

  65. In May 2008, Lou wrote about how China's ethanol industry was using alternative feedstock, such as yams, sweet potatoes and cassava.

  66. On Saturday March 29, 2008, Lou was one of the featured speakers at the 6th Wharton China Business Forum held at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia.

  67. On January 29, 2008, Lou participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Pittsburgh Technology Council on strategies to open up global markets for small and mid-sized businesses.

  68. The China Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Report was reprinted in REPSOVision, the quarterly publication of Winrock International India, a USAID supported NGO that focuses on renewable energy development in India.

  69. In mid November 2007, Lou acted as a facilitator at the 37th annual World Affairs Institute for the program entitled China: What Does the Future Hold?

  70. On September 19, 2007 Lou gave a presentation on the Chinese aluminum industry at the Fall Aluminum Extruders Council meeting in Chicago.

  71. China Strategies is quoted in an article on the market in China for solar and wind energy in the August 17, 2007 edition of Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology.

  72. China Strategies is quoted in the article Feeding the Chinese Dragon in the August 2007 edition of Chemistry & Industry, a publication of the London-based Society of Chemical Industry.

  73. In a July 31, 2007 posting on Asia Business Intelligence Lou blogs about what the periodic formation of cartels by companies in the Chinese aluminum industry demonstrates about China's economy.

  74. On July 22, 2007 an article published on the Voice of America website quotes Lou concerning the importance of Western businesspersons learning Chinese (Chinese only).

  75. 2007年8月26日 美国之音中文网在题目为(国际商界重中文 三千万人学汉语)会见了石维络(中文)

  76. In June 2007 Lou authored an article on China's emerging bioenergy industry for Bioenergy Business, a publication of the London based Environmental Finance Publications.

  77. Lou was quoted in an AP story on the growth of U.S. exports to China and the benefits of Sino-U.S. trade for U.S. manufacturers.

  78. The January-October, 2007 China Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Reports, which Lou authors, are available at Renewable Energy Access.

  79. On March 6, 2007 Lou was a speaker at a forum on China which was covered by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

  80. On February 14, 2007 and March 2, 2007 China Strategies is quoted concerning China's nuclear power plant deal with Westinghouse Corporation. 

  81. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article on November 21, 2006 which Lou wrote on China's efforts to develop a renewable energy sector.

  82. In August 2006 Lou anticipated Chinese government tax policy changes regarding the Chinese steel industry in an article published in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

  83. Lou commented on Chinese law in an OnQ Special Presentation on WQED, Pittsburgh's public television station.

  84. Lou Schwartz ' work with the Chinese government on an Asian Development Bank law project was the subject of an interview on the Sunday Business Page, KDKA-TV's weekend business magazine program.