Central China

June Issue of China Briefing Out Now


June 2 – The June issue of China Briefing magazine is out now and available for download (click on the image – subscription required however this is complimentary). In this issue we examine China’s central provinces. With costs rising in the manufacturing centers of the South China and the Yangtze River Delta, more and more […]

Central China Expo promotes inbound investment


By Andy Scott WUHAN, April 28 – Expo Central China 2008 came to a close today in the city of Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei province. The third of its kind, the expo is an opportunity for the Central China provinces of Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Shanxi to attract investor attention to […]

Going West…


April 7 – Investing in China’s Western regions has long been a favorite topic of China Briefing – the magazine released its first overview of them way back in 2002 in an out-of-print issue that we have resurrected for you. The region was subsequently covered by us again in 2003 and we also produced a […]

Power Chaos As More Snow Hits Central, Eastern & Southern China


Chinese New Year passenger travel discouraged in favor of energy supplies – more heavy snowfalls forecast  February 4th  – China continues to have problems with its worst winter weather for 50 years as further heavy snow hit already stressed cities and towns in much of the country. With the military already deployed and tanks on […]

China struggles to recover from worst winter storm in 50 years


By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Jan. 29 – The biggest winter storm to hit many parts of Eastern China in 50 years brought down buildings, closed train stations and left millions stranded throughout the country just days ahead of the biggest holiday season. One day after the storm killed at least a dozen people and brought […]

Should manufacturers move inland to avoid processing trade restrictions?


By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Sept. 11 – China’s new policy restricting processing trade, which took effect nationwide August 23, will most heavily impact Guangdong province. The booming Chinese economy, which has grown at over 10 percent for the last 15 years, has been largely driven by processing trade factories located in South China and the […]

Changsha to increase tourism; Wuhan to spend 10 million yuan on infrastructure


The city of Changsha is to become one of the two centers tourism in Hunan province in the next ten years.  According to the Hunan Tourism Industry Development General Plan, approved May 20, Hunan will build tourism around two “cores:” the provincial capital of Changsha and Zhangjiajie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the west of the province. […]

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