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This article considers how the United States can constructively contribute to the development of a more effective regulatory regime in the People's Republic of China (PRC). It opens with a review of the history and issues associated with China's regulatory regime. It then surveys ongoing challenges and responses to these challenges. Finally, it considers the national interests of the United States and China in regulatory reform and proposes modest strategic initiatives for the United States to pursue in light of these analyses of need and common interest. The article's argument crosses the disciplinary boundaries of law, political science, sociology, economics, and negotiation.