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Zhuhai

Zhuhai
Overview.
Located in the southwest of the Pearl River estuary in Guangdong Province, with Hong Kong in the east and Macao in the south. It is a key point of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. In just three decades Zhuhai has gone from a poor fishing village to a prosperous modern city as one of China’s first special economic zones: the city has always prioritized ecological development, boasting one of the best environments in China. Since the Hengqin FTZ (Free Trade ...

The Globalization of Chinese banking

The Globalization of Chinese banking
With increasing integration into the global economy. There is good reason to believe that the Chinese economy has reached a point where its status as the biggest export country will also soon become the biggest in outbound direct investment.
 
 
This new model requires not only Chinese enterprises to expand their global businesses, but also China's banking sector to accelerate its internationalisation. One particularly striking ...

A Tale of Two Economies

A Tale of Two Economies
By Andy Mok for China Brain.
 
For China’s economy, 2016 is both the best of times and the worst of times. To carry on with the Dickensian analogy, many in China bask in a balmy spring of hope while others endure a punishing winter of despair.
 
 
At the national level, as the table below shows, China is doing well compared to its peers. While the size of China’s economy is ...

Tax Evasion in China. The Trillion Yuan Heist

Tax Evasion in China. The Trillion Yuan Heist
"In any market, especially one as competitive the Chinese market, the % margin spent on tax makes an enormous difference to a company's bottom line, and therefore to their ability to grow and invest"   By Andy Clayton.
 
The Chinese market is not only famous for being “bigger that you can understand", but also "more competitive than you can ...

China Food Safety: Regulation, Markets & Outlook

China Food Safety: Regulation, Markets & Outlook
By Paul O`Brien for China Brain
Overview
 
Understanding how China regulates its food supply chain is greatly facilitated by dividing it into two broad categories. The first is regulation of all farming orientated activities (crop cultivation, animal husbandry and fishing) and the regulation of all associated farming inputs/outputs officially termed edible agricultural products as regulated by “The Law of the People’s Republic ...

China`s land connectivity: thinking big

China`s land connectivity: thinking big
Focused on spreading growth and development to China’s less-developed areas by linking north-western and north-eastern Chinese regions to Central Europe, South and West Asian countries, China`s 21st Century Silk Road Economic belt is gaining traction.
 
 
Volumes of container cargo travelling between China and Europe by rail are growing as operators increase frequencies and state organisations along the route lend their weight to ...

Chinese growth trends to note

Chinese growth trends to note
139.2 million outbound tourists, Chinas hottest export
 

 
Consumer demand is growing so fast that China just can’t contain it. Burgeoning consumer demand and an increasingly globally minded populace saw China became the largest global source of outbound tourists in 2015. 120 million Chinese travelled out of China last year, spending a whopping $229 billion overseas and charting a 19.5% increase y-o-y on the 109 ...

Understanding the NPC

Understanding the NPC
Every March, top lawmakers and political advisors gather in the capital from all over the country to attend the "lianghui," or "two meetings" where they review the performance of the government over the past year and hear new policies and major economic targets.
 
 
The two parts of the "lianghui" are the National People's Congress (NPC), which is the country's top legislature, and the Chinese ...

KPMG China Outlook 2016

KPMG China Outlook 2016
China Outlook 2016 finds that China’s inward and outward investment patterns are reflective of the country’s economic restructuring, and are likely to continue being so in 2016 and beyond, with opportunities increasingly found in those sectors and areas whose development will contribute towards China’s transition into a high value-added economy.
 
China’s transition from an investment- and export-led growth model to one driven by ...

China Cold Chain Logistics Outlook 2016

China Cold Chain Logistics Outlook 2016
China’s cold chain logistics industry, which now enjoys special status under the Chinese government’s macro economic control policy, will continue to strengthen and improve, while maintaining rapid operational growth. The industry was chosen as a favored industry because of its importance in maintaining public health and food security. At the same time, disposable incomes in China are rising, and food safety is becoming more of a concern for individual ...

Cyber Insurance in China explained.

Cyber Insurance in China explained.
By Simon Gilbert for China Brain
 
 
The increased frequency and severity of cyber crime in several of Asia's tiger economies has dominated headlines in recent months. Statistics from the International Data Corporatation (IDC) indicate that the impact of cybercrime includes the impact of hundreds of millions of people having their personal information stolen. In 2014, more than 20 million people in China were ...

Blueprint for the 13th Five-Year Plan for 2016-2020.

Blueprint for the 13th Five-Year Plan for 2016-2020.
CPC Central Committee's Proposal on Formulating the Thirteenth Five-year Plan on National Economic and Social Development - sets out the goals, principles and targets for China’s development in the next five years, and will have significant business implications, not only for China, but also for the world, given the size and global influence of China’s economy.  
Background of the 13th ...

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Action Plan 2016-2018, Part I

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Action Plan 2016-2018, Part I
The Johannesburg Summit and the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) were held in Johannesburg from 3 to 5 December 2015. Heads of State and Government, Heads of Delegation, the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers in charge of economic cooperation from China and 50 African countries (hereafter referred to as "the two sides") attended the Summit and Ministerial Conference ...

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Action Plan 2016-2018, Part II

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Action Plan 2016-2018, Part II
6. Security Cooperation
6.1 Military, Police and Anti-terrorism
6.1.1 The Chinese side continues to support the African Union, its Regional Economic Communities and other African sub-regional institutions that play a leading role in coordinating and solving issues of peace and security in Africa and further continues to support and advocate for African solutions to African challenges without interference from outside the ...

Guiyang

Guiyang
The slow down of Chinese economy has been making headlines around the world, however there are a number of Chinese emerging cities where the economy is not only growing, but by double digits and accelerating.
 
 
Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou province in Southwest China. Guizhou has traditionally been a poor province with an economy heavily relying on state owned enterprises. With the population of 2.8 ...

New opportunities in the Shanghai FTZ: revisions to restricted industries.

New opportunities in the Shanghai FTZ: revisions to restricted industries.
As of last year, the Shanghai municipal government has revised its restricted industries list for foreign investors and updated it for the Free Trade Zone (FTZ). Amendments made to current list are not considered a major change but a revision to the 2014 initiatives. The list below outlines industries where foreign investors are treated differently to domestic companies. There are number of changes where we believe there are various opportunities for new investors in the three ...

Beijing`s satellite towns: Jing-Jin-Ji

Beijing`s satellite towns: Jing-Jin-Ji
Beijing`s satellite townships are now in the spotlight in view of the Governments aim for the integrated development of Beijing, Tianjing and Hebei provinces, know as Jing-Jin-Ji. Over the next 15 years it is planed to transfer non-essential functions out of Beijing to the new townships.
 

 
Tongzhou
A 40 minute metro ride east of Beijing`s CBD area is Tongzhou (pop.1.3 million est.), where construction ...

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