Beijing-based Brian Yang is a senior writer in charge of overall China coverage within the APAC Pharma news team. A veteran journalist, he has written extensively on pharmaceutical R&D, regulatory affairs and market access for PharmAsia News. Brian’s intimate industry knowledge and in-depth analysis has won wide praise and helped secure exclusive interviews with top biopharma executives.
He has led a team of writers to provide industry-leading coverage on key issues such as multi-regional clinical trials, priority reviews and go-to-market strategies in a highly-dynamic and fast-changing market, with the on-the-ground coverage consistently ranked among the top-read in PharmAsia News.
Prior to joining Informa, Brian worked as a foreign affairs correspondent for two TV networks and web editor for an international radio station. Trilingual in Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese, he obtained his BA degree from China and an MA degree from Japan.
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A new national security law passed by China is expected to bring an uncertain future to many health companies eyeing a possible listing in Hong Kong.
More countries are joining the US to put national security interests over globalization, moving the production of medicines, medical supplies and protective equipment closer to home. The calls to repatriate manufacturing and reduce reliance on China will profoundly change how health products are supplied worldwide in the post-coronavirus era.
From requiring early notification to whole-process involvement, China is clearing a path for a far-reaching new biosecurity law, which if implemented will pose high hurdles for international firms planning to conduct clinical studies in the country, industry observers say.
In a bipartisan move, the US Senate is moving to impose new rules on companies - including those from China - seeking US initial public offerings, adding further uncertainty over such plans and further stoking trade tensions.
Developing some of the first coronavirus vaccines and antibody testing kits, venture-backed firms in China have responded fast and partnered actively in the fight against the pandemic, helping them to raise new funds and reach deals. But there have been cautionary tales in other sectors and some investors remain wary.
China has stepped up its support for the World Health Organization just as the US is ratcheting up its criticism of both the global health body and China, as policy observers watch closely for any signs the tense bilateral relationship may spill over to the health sector.