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Supply Chain Leaders: YTO Express.

Supply Chain Leaders: YTO Express.
Snapshot
Founded in 2000, China`s largest and fastest growing express delivery company, YTO now employs more than 180,000 workers in 20,000 delivery centers across China. YTO delivered 14 billion packages last year. It`s services cover warehousing, distribution and special transport.  In 2014 it launched it`s 90% owned subsidiary YTO Cargo Airlines which initially began operations, out of its Hangzhou ...

Don`t underestimate China: Government support will allow increased market share.

Don`t underestimate China: Government support will allow increased market share.
The first days of 2016 showed that China hasn’t escaped its 2015 woes. On January 4, new data showed that manufacturing activity slowed for the tenth consecutive month in December, and the ensuing sell-off in the stock market forced Chinese officials to halt trading mid-day. Global markets sank, and another bout of volatility on January 7 forced Chinese officials had to halt trading once again. But all the recent talk of China’s troubles has obscured the fact that the ...

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Aim, structure & financing

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Aim, structure & financing
Designed to provide financial support for infrastructure development and regional connectivity in Asia the bank is headquartered in Beijing, China. Its first President, Mr Jin Liqun was elected in January 2016. The purpose of the Bank is twofold: to foster sustainable economic development, create wealth and improve infrastructure connectivity in Asia by investing in infrastructure and other productive sectors; and secondly promote regional cooperation and partnership in addressing development ...

Pictorial: New China, Harbin Opera House

Pictorial: New China, Harbin Opera House
The Opera House, located in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin and was designed in response to the force and spirit of the northern city’s untamed wilderness and frigid climate. The sinuous opera house is the focal point of the Cultural Island, occupying a building area of approximately 850,000 square feet of the site’s 444 acres total area. It features a grand theater that can host over 1,600 ...

Does India need to be a Superpower at all? An economic comparison of China & India.

Does India need to be a Superpower at all? An economic comparison of China & India.
There’s no reason why India shouldn’t achieve double-digit annual growth rates and join China as an Asian Superpower.  Whilst India has the resources and the population to become an Economic Superpower they have some serious internal problems that will hinder them becoming a global superpower in the near future. India continues to struggle with poverty, sexism, internal bureaucracy, corruption and regional power struggles. And so perhaps the question needs to be "Does ...

COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp).

COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp).
Overview.
 
 
COFCO Corporation is a leading supplier of agri-products, diversified foodstuffs and services in China, integrating agri-trading, logistics, processing, production and sale links, and providing grain and oil products to one quarter of global population. At present, COFCO owns over 180 processing factories domestically with 2.3 million terminal points of sale covering 952 large and medium-size cities, and more than ...

Pharmaceutical R&D Trends in China.

Pharmaceutical R&D Trends in China.
As China’s government continues to face gaps in the quality of and access to healthcare—in addition to the growing burdens of population size, ageing and utilization on the existing system—one strategy will be continued support for the local R&D industry. This report delves into the current status as well as future trends of China pharmaceutical R&D industry, and explains the strategic implications for multinational pharmaceutical companies, who should consider more ...

FOCAC- helping Africa break it`s three development bottlenecks.

FOCAC- helping Africa break it`s three development bottlenecks.
The recent Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg has provided a new direction for cooperation. Ballooning trade figures show the reason: when the forum was first established in 2000, the trade volume between China and Africa stood at 10 billion U.S. dollars. Now China has become the continent's largest trading partner, with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce expecting trade to reach 300 billion dollars at the end of ...

A 3x3 model for China-Latin America production capacity cooperation.

A 3x3 model for China-Latin America production capacity cooperation.
Each year route 163, in the Brazilian State of Mato Gross, becomes one of the busiest roads in South American during February and March, as it links soybeans, the country's most important agricultural export commodity, to their biggest market - China.
 

 
Numerous big trucks, fully loaded with soybeans, run thousands of kilometers from Route 163 to the ports along the Atlantic Ocean. The soybeans will be shipped to ...

Hainan Airlines: China’s Favorite Long-Haul Carrier?

Hainan Airlines: China’s Favorite Long-Haul Carrier?
Hainan Airlines is the fourth largest carrier in China in terms of fleet size. However, it is the only airline based in the People’s Republic to earn a five star rating from Skytrax (not counting Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific).
 

 
Much of Hainan’s service is focused on its namesake island, which is becoming a major tourist destination for both domestic and international travelers. In addition to its ...

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 ...

Why China will remain a major sourcing hub.

Why China will remain a major sourcing hub.
There have been countless articles and books about China’s reign as the factory of the world coming to an end. While it is true that wage increases are making some of China’s lower-end industries, such as textiles, less competitive vis-à-vis other low-cost countries such as Viet Nam, Cambodia and Bangladesh, China remains one of the top procurement sources for mid- to high-tier products. For instance, heavy equipment exports from China experienced a growth rate of about 30 ...

Travel giants integrating services: Ctrip & Qunar

Travel giants integrating services: Ctrip & Qunar
The business of selling airline tickets and resort vacations to China's holiday-happy middle class is now a battleground for Internet giants, following a deal that brings Ctrip.com International Ltd. to the fore.
 
Ctrip was already the country's biggest online travel agency before announcing a share-swap agreement on October 27th that gave it virtual control of traveler services provider Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd., a subsidiary of the Internet ...

China’s shrinking currency reserves: really economic gains

China’s shrinking currency reserves: really economic gains
Since mid-2014 Chinese currency reserves have shrunk by about 10 percent. This reduction culminated in August 2015 when the Chinese Central Bank responded to market pressure towards a weaker CNY and let the exchange rate fall by about 4 per cent in several steps. By following market sentiments, the Central Bank underlined its announcements to give market signals larger weight in exchange rate determination rather than to defend exchange rates, in particular not to defend a fixed single ...

The psychology behind social media in China: Just why is it so popular?

The psychology behind social media in China: Just why is it so popular?
The collective nature of Chinese culture: Chinese people tend to make decisions collectively, and spend a great deal of time talking to each other. Consequently, recommendations play a critical role in their decision making process. A recent survey stated that 66% of Chinese consumers rely on recommendations; a figure far higher than other countries’.
 

 
Freedom of speech: many believe that freedom of speech is ...

The Future is Made in China: An Analysis of Emerging Innovation Trends in China

The Future is Made in China: An Analysis of Emerging Innovation Trends in China
In December 2014, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, using the services of Futurescaper, launched a public website survey to receive more information on innovations trends in China.
 

 
This foresight exercise was meant to examine the climate of Chinese innovation, as reported by Chinese citizens and other experts from the general public residing in China or abroad. The assumption was that ...

Pictorial: Chinese Propaganda Posters 1949-2008

Pictorial: Chinese Propaganda Posters 1949-2008
Propaganda posters are not only graphically powerful and aesthetically mesmerizing, they also offer an important window into Chinese culture. They represent the history of China from the Chinese government's perspective from 1949 onwards, and show us what the government wanted people to understand. Via these posters we gain an insight and understanding of what the Chinese people have been through and where they are today.
 
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Alibaba taking a lead on cross-border e-commerce.

Alibaba taking a lead on cross-border e-commerce.
The global B2C cross-border e-commerce market will balloon in size to $1 trillion in 2020 from $230 billion in 2014, according to a report from global consulting firm Accenture and AliResearch. With this in mind it would appear to be Alibaba that is taking a lead in opening up new global markets.
 
   
 
In the report, “Cross-border B2C E-commerce Market Trends,” researchers forecast that this ...

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