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The Mental Healthcare Industry in China

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By I-Ting Shelly Lin

China is in the throes of a mental health crisis, with millions suffering from untreated mental illnesses and psychiatric disorders.

In 2017, 54 million Chinese suffered from depression, representing 4.2 percent of the country’s population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Furthermore, in 2012, the renowned medical journal The Lancet reported that approximately 173 million Chinese were estimated to have diagnosable mental illnesses or psychiatric disorders. Of these, only 15 million sought treatment.

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Shanghai’s Green Manufacturing Sector: New Initiatives Announced

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Shanghai will promote the development of its green manufacturing sector as a top priority, municipal government officials announced on June 5.

Green manufacturing refers to the use of environmentally-friendly practices throughout a product’s life cycle, from design, production, and packaging to application and recycling.

By 2020, Shanghai will ensure that 100 green factories, 20 green industrial parks, and 10 green supply chains will be set up. Further, by that year, Shanghai will create a mechanism for green manufacturing-related standards and assessment.

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The Robotics Industry in China

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By I-Ting Shelly Lin

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China has been the world’s largest industrial robot market for four consecutive years. In 2016, China had a total sales volume of almost 90,000 units – a 27 percent increase compared to 2015 and representing 30 percent of the global market.

According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), China has had the most industrial robots in operation globally since 2016. By 2020, China is expected to produce 150,000 industrial robot units and have 950,300 industrial robots in operation.

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Cross Border e-Commerce in China: Regulatory Updates and Trends

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By Dezan Shira & Associates
Editor: Qian Zhou

With cross border e-Commerce (CBEC) taking an increasing bigger share of the total import and export market, it is of no surprise that the government has taken CBEC regulations more seriously. As consumer complaints and industry speculation over unfair competition increase, regulatory authorities have taken notice.

Foreign companies seeking to pursue business opportunities in China’s booming CBEC market, especially those do not have a business entity in China, need to closely examine the fast changing CBEC rules and regulations.

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China Eases Foreign Ownership Limits of Securities and Fund Management Firms

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By Alexander Chipman Koty

Guangzhou-finance

 

China recently released a series of measures to ease foreign investment restrictions in the securities, fund management, insurance, and banking industries.

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China’s Auto Industry: Foreign Ownership Limits Scrapped

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By Alexander Chipman Koty

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China has announced that it will eliminate ownership limits on automotive enterprises by 2023, allowing foreign investors to establish wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOEs) in the industry.

According to the National Development and Reform Commission, ownership limits on new energy vehicles (NEVs) will be scrapped this year, commercial vehicles by 2020, and passenger vehicles by 2022. By 2023, all other ownership limits on autos will be eliminated.

China will also remove ownership limits in the shipbuilding and aircraft industries later this year.

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Cross Border e-Commerce in China – New Issue of China Briefing Magazine

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The latest issue of China Briefing Magazine, titled “Cross Border e-Commerce in China“, is out now and currently available to subscribers as a complimentary download from the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

In this issue:

  • China’s cross border e-commerce Market
  • Cross border e-commerce in China: Regulatory Updates and Trends
  • Business Models for China’s cross border e-commerce Market
  • Managing Intellectual Property in e-Commerce Markets

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How to Invest in China’s Growing Education Subsectors

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By Dezan Shira & Associates
Editor: Alexander Chipman Koty

A series of highly publicized scandals at Chinese preschools rocked the country in recent years, which increased both government and parental scrutiny on private education. Observers were shocked that such maltreatment could occur at well-regarded private preschools in wealthy neighborhoods, including at RYB Education – China’s largest private preschool chain, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Rather than discouraging participation in private education, however, the scandals underscore the need for more reliable, high-quality schools. And China’s education industry – already enormous – is poised to grow even larger. With the rise of China’s lower tier and inland cities, and a government interested in equipping the workforce for a changing economy, demand for education continues to grow.

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