AmCham South China Releases 2013 Special Business Report

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2013 Special Report on the State of Business in South China” and “White Paper” on the business environment in China now available

Mar. 8 – The American Chamber of Commerce in South China launched its annual 2013 Special Report on the State of Business in South China as well as its White Paper covering the business environment across China on February 26, 2013.

The special report, released for the ninth consecutive year, details the results of a survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in South China among the association’s members, with the aim of reporting the pulse of the current economic situation throughout the region. Additionally, the report presents in-depth economic overviews of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong and Macau provided by the foreign investment consulting firm Dezan Shira & Associates.

AmCham South China estimates that its members will reinvest a minimum of US$10 billion over the course of the year, and notes that 90 percent of study participants consider the business environment to be good, very good or excellent. Furthermore, the Chamber estimates that its member companies hired approximately 693,000 new individuals over the course of 2012.

This year, 425 companies participated in the study – answering multiple questions of interest in the following areas:

  • Company demographics
  • Revenue and profitability
  • South China strategy
  • Investment trends
  • South China’s business environment

Meanwhile, AmCham South China’s White Paper offers a summary of China’s impressive accomplishments since “opening up” and examines the key influences on the business environment in present-day China, such as national policy initiatives and the global economic crisis.

Areas of interest in this year’s White Paper include:

  • China’s SOEs
  • Foreign investment environment in China
  • Legal developments in China related to intellectual property rights
  • Suggestions for improvements
  • Industry profiles
  • Regional overviews

Both the 2013 Special Report on the State of Business in South China as well as the White Paper are immediately available as complimentary PDF downloads on the American Chamber of Commerce in South China’s official web site.

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