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Brian Yang

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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China Vs Cancer: An Infographic Snapshot

Cancer cases are rising in China, with larger increases for certain types including thyroid and pancreatic. To combat the rising tide, the government will implement zero tariffs on imported anticancer drugs  from May.

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China First: Beijing's Bolstering Of Generics Rekindles IPR Fears

The message is unmistakably clear: new policies are putting China first to make drugs more accessible and affordable, including widely prescribed products for cancer. Tactics including compulsory licensing, tax incentives, and substitution to support the use of domestic generics should ring alarm bells for multinationals, observers say.

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Bigger, Bolder, SMAR: Decoding China's All-In-One Regulatory Agency

A new era began April 10 with disappearance of China FDA and kickoff of State Administration for Market Regulation (SMAR), the so-called 'One-Stop' regulatory agency. Will the CFDA's innovation-encouraging policies continue? How will the new agency balance innovation and enforcement? Pink Sheet offers preliminary answers to these key questions and decode the new SMAR from five important aspects.

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Asia Executives To Watch: GSK Japan Names Startup Founder VP, Daiichi's New Overseas Division

The spring cherry blossom has ushered in a flurry of new executives to the industry in the Asia Pacific, particularly in Japan where the new fiscal years starts in April for most companies. GSK has taken a bold step to appoint an executive with a previous startup background to its senior leadership in Japan, while Daiichi Sankyo has set up a special division for overseas expansion. Nippon Shinyaku and IQVIA Japan have also made new appointments.

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Can Pharmas Come Out Unscathed As China-US Trade War Escalates?

As a simmering trade dispute between the US and China looks set to continue worsening, many companies in the pharma sector are closely watching what's coming and getting ready for any disruption. But what is the actual and predicted impact on exporters and producers in China, India and the US?

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Can Pharmas Come Out Unscathed As China-US Trade War Escalates?

As a simmering trade dispute between the US and China looks set to continue worsening, many companies in the pharma sector are closely watching what's coming and getting ready for any disruption. But what is the actual and predicted impact on exporters and producers in China, India and the US?

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