Central China

China Approves Plan for Creation of the Central Plains Economic Zone


To support the balanced development of different regions within the country, China’s State Council officially approved the “Planning for a Central Plains Economic Zone” on November 17, 2012. The proposed economic zone would cover the entirety of Henan Province, as well as twelve municipalities and two counties in adjoining provinces.

Joint Ventures Back in Vogue for Accessing China’s Central Regions


Local knowledge sought out when investing for new market penetration in inland and western regions Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Jul. 18 – A growing trend in China is the desire for MNCs to look at China’s central and western regions for market development and growth, as these areas provide the surest bet of securing high […]

Taxation on Real Estate Rental Income in China


Including city-specific details on Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen Feb. 7 – Both Chinese nationals and a foreign individuals are subject to a combination of taxes on real estate rental income: including individual income tax (IIT), business tax (BT), property tax (PT), urban maintenance and construction tax (UMCT) and an education surcharge (ES). If simply left […]

Free China Expat Culture Book Download


Sept. 30 – China Expat, China Briefing’s sister site covering all things concerning the interaction between overseas expatriates and Chinese culture, celebrates 10 years of existence this year and has released a complimentary book – “China Expat – A Decade of Writing: 2001-2011” – with a selection of articles contributed to the title over the […]

A Business Guide to Western China – Local Markets and Exotic Exports


A complete overview of the trade dynamics and foreign investment opportunities from Xi’an to Xinjiang, and from Mongolia to Tibet. Op-ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Aug. 26 – China’s western regions have long held a fascination for many. The route of the ancient Silk Road, the mysteries of the orient, huge deserts, enormous mountains, a collision […]

China’s Second Tier Cities – the New Kids on the Block


By Nicholas Hughes Jul. 6 – The HSBC Trade Exchange took place at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai’s World Financial Center last week from June 27 to June 30. It saw the gathering of business leaders from firms across Europe to understand more about the vast opportunities that are presented by the Chinese market. […]

Complimentary Reports Available from China Briefing


Dec. 24 – Over the past year we’ve released a number of complimentary reports. As its the festive season and we know our readers have been very good this year, we provide a one stop shop to each of them, complete with complimentary downloads just in case you missed them the first time around. They […]

China’s Fastest Growing Provinces: The Demographics


Nov. 8 – At the recent Economist China Summit, Michael Koenig and Christophe Bezu, of Bayer and Adidas respectively, emphasized that Central China would experience renewed growth and development as per capita GDP and household disposable income increased at the same time that the coastal areas experienced a slowdown. Last week, we featured the top […]

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