Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Credit: Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine, Creative Commons China’s efforts to strengthen and expand Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations within companies is turning into one of the thorniest disputes in the U.S.-China economic relationship. American companies operating within China and American investors in Chinese companies are faced with the unsettling prospect of a CCP organization inside their company with an unclear agenda and overlapping lines of authority with the company’s managers. There is limited transparency over how party organizations make decisions, what aspects of a company they seek to control, what accountability, if any, they have to a company’s shareholders, and what information they may be sharing with outside parties. If China refuses to correct course on this issue, U.S. policymakers will be justified in their accusations that China should not be treated as a market economy. As state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China underwent reforms and partially privatized via public listings, the CCP hSubscribe, register or login to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.