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Ceramics and Bathroom Fixtures Industry in China Primed for Investment Opportunities

Ceramics and Bathroom Fixtures Industry in China Primed for Investment Opportunities

China is the world’s biggest consumer and exporter of ceramics, accounting for two-thirds of the world’s output. Thanks to mass urbanization, the market for bathroom fixtures has boomed in the country’s lower-tier cities, while domestic consumption of ceramic materials is at an historic high. The Chinese government has shown a keen interest in promoting investment [...]

Aug 20 2014, 8:38 pm | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

Stalled China-Taiwan Trade Talks to be Resumed by End of Month

Stalled China-Taiwan Trade Talks to be Resumed by End of Month

Despite heated dispute over the cross-strait services treaty signed in June of last year, Taiwanese officials announced on Tuesday that talks with China on further  within the bilateral economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) would be resumed by the end of the month.   The announcement, made by Taiwan’s Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao following the [...]

Aug 15 2014, 1:59 am | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

China Regulatory Brief: New Commercial Registration System & Cross-Border E-Commerce Regulations

China Regulatory Brief: New Commercial Registration System & Cross-Border E-Commerce Regulations

China Approves New Economic Belt in South China On July 28, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released the “Circular on the Promulgation of the General Scheme for the Zhujiang-Xijiang Economic Belt (Fa Gai Di Qu [2014] No.1729)” in a bid to boost the regional economy. Covering the areas of Guangdong Province and Guangxi [...]

Aug 6 2014, 9:55 pm | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

Shanghai FTZ Paves the Way for Arbitration Reform in China

Shanghai Free Trade zone

Two weeks ago, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics inaugurated a new research center for the study of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), especially as pertaining to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The inauguration ceremony, which drew academics and legal professionals, was hailed as an important step in promoting the Rule of Law in China. [...]

Aug 1 2014, 7:37 am | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

Shanghai Chosen as Site of BRICS Development Bank

Shanghai Chosen as Site of BRICS Development Bank

Things came down to the wire in Brazil last week—not in the World Cup final but for the details of a development bank to be jointly funded by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). In the end it was confirmed that the bank, aptly named the New Development Bank (NDB), would be headquartered [...]

Jul 23 2014, 9:00 am | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

China Considers Economic Benefit to Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership

China Considers Economic Benefit to Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership

Joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would add two percentage points to China’s annual GDP, according to the new chief economist of the People’s Bank of China, Ma Jun. During an internal presentation in mid-June, Ma Jun predicted that the economic benefits of joining the TPP would be such that China’s GDP would grow by an [...]

Jul 4 2014, 12:31 am | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

China Boosts Investment in Africa as the Continent Prepares First Free Trade Zone

Keqiang-Africa

This Monday, the African Union (AU)’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl announced the organization was on schedule to establish Africa’s first free trade zone during the AU Council of Ministers Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. As Africa’s largest trading partner, the new free trade zone is likely to benefit China, who has [...]

Jun 25 2014, 9:02 pm | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

China Boosts Mutual Cooperation with Arab States

China Boosts Mutual Cooperation with Arab States

China and the Arab states have unveiled a series of plans to enhance mutual cooperation at the sixth ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), which was held in Beijing last week. Around 200 delegates from Arab states and the Arab League attended the conference in order to discuss possibilities for further economic, [...]

Jun 20 2014, 12:56 am | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

Hard Economic Landing for Industrial China in Q1 2014

Hard Economic Landing for Industrial China in Q1 2014

GDP growth in certain parts of China’s industrial heartland plummeted to as little as 0.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, with provinces linked to heavy industry such as coal mining being especially hard hit. In light of these and other poor showings, Beijing has been [...]

Jun 12 2014, 11:01 pm | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

Understanding Investment Trends in China’s Bonded Zones

Understanding Investment Trends in China's Bonded Zones

The General Administration of Customs (GAC) recently announced that all of China’s Special Customs Supervision Zones (SCSZs), which previously fell under six different categories, will be uniformly renamed as “Comprehensive Bonded Zones” (CBZs) later this year. Not only will the SCSZs be changing names, but also their basic function. The new CBZs are expected to [...]

May 30 2014, 12:22 am | Posted in Investment Relations | Read More »

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