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Investing in Inland China: Assessing Chongqing’s Industrial Zones


Over the past years, manufacturing in China has steadily crept inland as companies seek not only to lower their costs, and also to take advantage of government incentive programs aimed at developing western provinces. Here, we look at the three key industrial zones in Chongqing, and their preferential policies for foreign businesses.

China Regulatory Brief: CIT Incentives in Western China, Management Measures on Cosmetic Production


In this weeks’ China Regulatory Brief, we discuss the corporate income tax incentives for encouraged industries in Western China, CIT issues on cross-border related party transactions and the intellectual property protection center newly established in Beijing.

Investing in China’s Future: The New Silk Road Economy


Where does the future of the Chinese economy lie? This article looks at some macro-scale trends in China’s investment environment to identify how foreign investors can get in on the ground floor of tomorrow’s opportunities.

China Regional Focus: Urumqi, Xinjiang


  Urumqi – Powering Western China’s Growth By Lisa Quach Nov. 18 – Located on the eastern frontier of Central Asia, Urumqi is the capital of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Urumqi, which means “beautiful pasture” in Mongolian, is also the most remote city from any sea in the world. Despite this fact, the city […]

China Proposes New Silk Road Free Trade Zone


The Great Game Takes Another Twist in Central Asia Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Sept. 17 – Chinese President Xi Jinping last week has been busy in Central Asia, on a trip that coincided with a meeting in Kyrgyzstan to attend the 13th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). While many China observers concentrate on […]

New Issue of China Briefing: Sourcing from China


In this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we outline the various sourcing models available for foreign investors and discuss how to decide which structure best suits the sourcing needs of your business. Perhaps the most important factors to consider when choosing a sourcing structure are your staffing requirements, your need for operational flexibility, and which option offers the greatest cost efficiencies. In this issue, we compare how each of these factors match up with the available sourcing platforms in order to help foreign businesses find the best option for their specific sourcing needs.

Utilizing Development Zones in China


Larger doesn’t always mean better when considering development zones in China, and foreign investors looking for specific services or tailored benefits to meet their business needs may find it more helpful to look at the smaller, more focused types of development zones available.

Picking China’s Middle Hanging Fruit – The New Inland Consumer


Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis May 13 – Much commentary in the media has recently been focusing on the “China slowdown” and the impact of the country’s lower GDP growth figures going forward. In reality, measuring GDP growth is always a losing game, and not a particularly good indicator of how an economy is progressing. China […]

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