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    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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    Throughput capacity of Chinese ports to hit 8 billion tons by 2010

    The handling capacity of China’s ports is expected to hit 8 billion tons and 170 million TEUs in 2010, according to information from the on-going China Ports and Terminals Summit held in north China’s Tianjin Municipality. China’s ports cargo handling capacity totaled 5.6 billion tons and 93 million TEUs in 2006, both the biggest in the world for[…..]

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    China reduces VAT burden in central provinces

    The long-anticipated value-added tax pilot test plan for the central China provinces was released May 18 amid assurances that such the pilot test will cut tax burdens, encourage investment expansion, and boost industrial structure upgrading of the enterprises in central provinces. Authorities believe that the pilot test will cut production cost in 8 sectors by one-sixth to[…..]

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    China imposes export tarriffs, lowers import duties to combat trade imbalance

    The Ministry of Finance announced Monday that the country will impose extra export tariffs, while cutting import duties as of June 1 to narrow its widening trade surplus. The ministry said a total 142 low-end and resource products will be hit with additional export tariffs. According to Xinhua, China will impose five to 10 percent export[…..]

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    Zhejiang’s instant cities

    In a piece that is being talked about all over the blogosphere, Peter Hessler (of River Town and Oracle Bones fame) reports for National Geographic on the entrepreneurial spirit in Zhejiang province.  This enjoyable bit of reporting begins with the planning of a factory near Wenzhou: There was no architect, no draftsman; nobody had brought[…..]

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    Luxury brands target China’s second tier cities for expansion

    We’ve been looking at movement into second tier cities recently and China Daily today ran an article on just that.  The piece by Jiang Jingjing looks at the movement of top luxury brands into these emerging markets.  The rapidly growing purchasing power and appetite for high-end products in small cities have drawn the attention of top[…..]

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    FDI in second tier cities: investors flock to Chongqing

    Several international companies have recently set up shop in Chongqing as more and more foreign investors look to China’s western second tier cities. With the rising costs of land, labor, energy and other inputs to manufacturing making the coastal regions less attractive to companies looking for places to park their factories, the inland second and third[…..]

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    Dezan Shira associate firm opens office in Kabul

    Globalization, it appears, is springing up everywhere. With Dezan Shira & Associates, the main contributors to China Briefing, attending their spring global conference in Edinburgh three weeks ago it was a great chance for me to get to meet some of our European partner firms, plus a few stragglers from the US and Asia, to[…..]

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