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's historic antitrust fine against Alibaba indicates regulatory attention to anticompetitive practices is mounting. Past cases show the pharma sector is not immune and while it remains segmented, investigators appear to be taking a generally more sophisticated approach to transgressions.
Facing a slow roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, China is implementing more promotional measures and increasing the pressure on the public to get inoculated. Vaccine diplomacy efforts meanwhile are facing challenges.
Amid a rising tide of sentiment against foreign consumer brands in China, observers say the impact could be far-reaching. But other factors may be more important than public opinion, and innovation will remain a key to success for health sector players.
The Beijing/Boston-based bioventure shocked the industry with its recent announcement of the return of exclusive rights to an oncology assets in the greater China area to its US licensee, in an effort to focus squarely on rare diseases. CEO James Xue shares his views on this market in China in an exclusive interview with Scrip.
China continues the global push for its domestically-developed COVID-19 vaccines, with a new approval in Eastern Europe and new delivery routes entering clinical trials.
After an earlier frenzy around local production and supply, policies to encourage generics, and fast-evolving procedural streamlining, Pfizer’s $350m ambition to develop and make cheaper biologics in China has come to an abrupt halt with the sale of its manufacturing site in a deal with services heavyweight WuXi Apptec.