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China Greentech report 2014.

China Greentech report 2014.
The China Greentech Initiative (CGTI) has now released its 2014 report.  Greener, Smarter, More Productive, the fifth in a series that was first launched at World Economic Forum 2009.
 
   
Increased awareness of need to tackle pollution and improve quality life Chinese cities is driving some significant changes policy. Report contends maintain national GDP growth target 7.5% through 2014, economic policy must be accompanied by an equally resolute vision for cleaner growth. Building on new …

2014-09-17

Performing due diligence on Chinese Companies.

Performing due diligence on Chinese Companies.
Irrespective of where you are in the world and who about to do business with, due diligence is essential protect yourself. In China things can be a little more difficult language issues access information but not impossible. Here our checklist based on 20 years doing here.
 

Ask for copy company’s license, this provides most basic relating company:  Official company name, date formation, scope name owner. If possible, check with local State Administration Industry Commerce (SAIC) …

2014-09-08

Insurance companies of China

Insurance companies of China
Having experienced rapid expansion and growth over the last decade industry as a whole is still considered to be in its infancy even with compound annual rate of 28-30% for 2009-2013 period. FDI has played major role development accounting about half companies currently operating mainland. The market mainly focused on two segments: auto commercial property insurance however health becoming significantly more widespread along emerging non-life products like product liability, credit marine etc. Currently, accounts 70% premium sector (please click here KPMG`s latest outlook …

2014-09-01

China Railway Engineering Corporation

China Railway Engineering Corporation

China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) 中国中铁 is the second largest construction contractor in world and occupies 102th place on Fortune Global 500 list. The Beijing-based SOE, together with its main rival, Construction Corporation, are of vital importance to infrastructure expansion plans China. Group has 46 subsidiaries, including 28 wholly owned 15 holding 4 branch companies 3 joint venture subsidiaries. CREC's teams found over 1,000 cities throughout In addition core business construction, company does surveying & design, …

2014-08-31

It`s trade that fosters good neighbours not confrontation.

It`s trade that fosters good neighbours not confrontation.
Over at least the past 25 years, case for investing in China came with little way of political strings attached. That could now be changing.
 
Years relative calm have suddenly given to rising tensions all along China’s maritime borders. Friction is also growing between Beijing and Hong Kong, where Central Government taking on democracy activists ahead 2017 election territory’s chief executive. This occurring against a backdrop slowing economy as debt-fuelled, investment- driven growth model which sustained GDP …

2014-08-25

Qingdao

Qingdao
A Snapshot
 
Qingdao is one of China's most dynamic, and possibly livable costal cities. An important international trade port located along the western coast Pacific Ocean in south Shandong Peninsula, it a main transportation hub for Northeast Asia. The original built 1892, then know as Tsingtao, now connects with 450 ports 150 countries. city currently boast numerous development zone including: National Economic Technological Development Zone, High New-Tech Qianwan Bonded Port Area, Export Processing West Coast …

2014-08-21

A direct policy response to Sino-African relations or a genuine new chapter in the U.S-Africa relations?

A direct policy response to Sino-African relations or a genuine new chapter in the U.S-Africa relations?
It is fair to assert that it has taken America decades realise the true potentials of an emerging Africa, and she only doing so on heels growing Chinese influence continent. This assertion led many experts believe well-publicised upcoming US-Africa summit in August another opportunity for US re-strategize come up with policies will counter contain presence Truth be told; there’s concern within corridors power most western nations notably; France United States that, giving speed at which China penetrating could soon start enjoying level political Africa was historically …

2014-08-14

Of course China Innovates, just look at the Smartphone sector.

Of course China Innovates, just look at the Smartphone sector.
China being the worlds largest Smartphone market has invigorated entrepreneurialism and brought to fore some of world's most innovative new companies - particularly in field mobile technology. Relatively such as One plus One, Smartisan, MeiZu course XiaoMi are increasing research development spending by up 20% a year bringing incredible devices set change established order. Not only competing on price but also specifications design, these become global names they begin an aggressive expansion policy, emerging markets Latin America, India, Africa …

2014-08-11

Trademark Law of the PRC.

Trademark Law of the PRC.
China's new Trademark Law has been issued and becomes effective May 1st, 2014. Important changes in the areas of anti-piracy, prosecution, enforcement, well-known mark determination usage, opposition, cancellation have made. Foreign companies their counsel should be aware these so that rights interests are not prejudiced opportunities missed.
 

The significant include:
Strengthened protection against piracy. Shortened trademark prosecution times. Sound marks …

2014-08-09

Electric Vehicles, a strategic emerging industry.

Electric Vehicles, a strategic emerging industry.
China is already the world's largest manufacturer of electric bicycles and tricycles but only 6,900 domestic-brand cars (EV`s) were sold in 2013, according to a new report on China’s EV production sales. That’s contrast total car sales for 2013 22 million, surpassing 15.6 million US. Little demand EVs means nation far off it`s target, set 2012, sell 500,000 2015 five 2020. The one caveat being booming busses. Not be perturbed Government has released incentives promote what it sees as strategic emerging industry.
 

2014-07-24

E-commerce & online payment trends for 2014.

E-commerce & online payment trends for 2014.

In a tech market that is moving as quickly China`s, spotting the latest trends they develop crucial to reaching consumers and capturing sales. As of first half this year we have seen some interesting developments in both sites use how pay for products. China you can forget PayPal Credit Cards its all about likes Alipay Tenpay.
 

Only 1 4 Chinese people own credit card certainly don't them purchase goods on Tmall or Taobao, instead preferring one online payment services …

2014-07-23

Is China’s Economy Crashing? The Imminent Middle Income Trap.

Is China’s Economy Crashing? The Imminent Middle Income Trap.

China’s economy might indeed crash. Then again, it not. Bearishness on China has gone viral. Two years ago, talk was of saving the world. Today observers have swung to opposite extreme, one expressed elegantly by Paul Krugman as “the Chinese model is about hit its Great Wall, and only question now just how bad crash will be.”
 

The following essay written for Boao Review Professor Danny Quah LSE where he carefully dissects current predictions that either dramatically or …

2014-07-15

Xining

Xining
Located near the geographical center of China but culturally part Western China, Xining is Capital Qinghai province and at heart governments Go West policy. With a population about 2.25 million inhabitants half whom live in main four urban areas, it prefectural level, third tier city with GDP per capita ¥19,494 RMB (US$2,800) 2008, placing roughly middle all Chinese cities. Its industries are currently wool spinning textiles, fur, high altitude animal husbandry, dairy products, salt extraction & processing, Traditional Tibetan medicines, light processing …

2014-07-15

Key Indicators on ASEAN-China Trade & Investment 2013

Key Indicators on ASEAN-China Trade & Investment 2013
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing ASEAN Declaration. At present, China is largest trading partner while China's third partner. From 2002 to 2012, China-ASEAN bilateral trade climbed 23.6 percent annually its current 400 billion U.S. dollars. Mutual investment added up over 100 dollars by end 2012. Currently member countries and are working upgrade deepend Free Trade Area (CAFTA) that 2010.
 

Key Indicators …

2014-07-15

A diversified policy towards Africa.

A diversified policy towards Africa.
China’s policy towards Africa over the last year has shown several new trends that illustrate Beijing’s evolving priorities and strategies in continent will have significant implications for African Nations.
Peace & Security Africa.
 
In an unusual shift policy, China assertively enhanced its direct involvement Africa’s security affairs. Two months into Xi Jing ping`s reign, Beijing unprecedentedly dispatched 170 PLA combat troops to United Nations peacekeeping mission Mali. …

2014-07-14

Marketing Case studies: Middle Class Mum`s

Marketing Case studies: Middle Class Mum`s
With another 200 Million Chinese people expected to join the middle class by 2025, who will be making purchasing decisions in these household and what they buying?
 
It`s mothers. The highest percentage of a family’s disposable income is spent on their child after that it's household. Mothers, large, decide how money brands spend it on. This means control very large portion China consumer spending which often much larger than husband`s power. Any company attempting sell goods must understand this demographic think. But …

2014-07-12

Hanergy Solar Group

Hanergy Solar Group
Beijing based Hanergy is China`s largest, privately owned, producer of renewable energy. The group operates in the hydropower, wind power and solar fields, whilst it`s focus has now shifted towards latter, company become largest thin film panel world a presence Europe, North America Asia-Pacific. was recently featured MIT Technology Review’s “50 Smartest Companies 2014” ranking, probably due to its almost 1000 patents, mostly related photovoltaic innovation.
 

Currently …

2014-07-09

China`s foreign aid budgets 2001-2013.

China`s foreign aid budgets 2001-2013.
This paper aims to estimate China’s net foreign aid from 2001 2013 as compared ODA figures which OECD DAC usually uses. First, a practical definition capture activities proxy for was proposed. It consists of grants and interest-free loans (treated grants), concessional bilateral aid, contributions international development agencies multilateral aid. Second, both gross disbursements were estimated. The results showed that has grown rapidly since 2004 reached US$ 7.1 billion in 2013. share is much larger than difference between still small due the fact repayment …

2014-07-08

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