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    Tibet Opens to Foreign Tourists

    June 26 – Tibet reopened to tourists Wednesday, three and a half months after the Chinese government banned visits by foreigners in the wake of violent anti-government riots and protests. The first group of foreign tourists, from Sweden, arrived at the Lhasa airport on Wednesday morning, said Tibetan Tourism Bureau spokesman Liao Lisheng. “Tibet is[…..]

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    China Overtakes Japan as World’s Second-largest Oil Importer

    June 26 – China overtook Japan as the world’s second-largest crude oil importer in May, importing 16.18 tons of crudel (3.81 million bpd), an increase of 25 percent from a year ago. “It’s a symbol of the era,” Akira Kamiyama told Forbes, derivatives trader at Mitsui & Co. “Japan’s imports will be capped, but China’s[…..]

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    Global Attitude Survey Shows Parallel Views on China and U.S.

    June 24 – The Pew Research Center recently published a global public opinions report that lent insight on the changing images of the United States and China. The survey interviewed 24,000 people from 24 countries. It found that the majority share the concern of slowing economic conditions and they believe the United States has a[…..]

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    Chinese Outbound Investment: Buying into Distribution Channels

    June 23 – One of the recent phenomena to raise its heads in terms of evolving business flows has been the recent emergence of Chinese companies wanting to list overseas, and especially in markets such as NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange. American and European lawyers and auditors are experiencing a new trend of Chinese[…..]

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    Why China is Good for America

    By Jennifer Wu June 20 – The words “Made in China” have become ubiquitous on clothing labels and electronic devices. Are these same three words proof, too, of an enormous loss of American jobs to the Chinese labor force? Or are they evidence greater still, of U.S. dependency on China? Much of the debate surrounding[…..]

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    Dangerous China Investment Incentives

    By Dezan Shira & Associates June 19 – One of the issues that many foreign investors face in China, when deciding on a location for their business, is evaluating the various incentives offered by the local government. The problem with this is that many local governments, or even officials, do not follow state law when[…..]

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    China’s New Tax Incentives

    By Dezan Shira & Associates June 18 – With the unification of China’s tax base at the beginning of 2008 to 25 percent (as predicted by China Briefing in April 2006, see page ten of the issue) much of China’s previous tax incentives for attracting foreign investment into the country dried up. Gone were the[…..]

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    Conducting Cost of China Business Assessments

    By Dezan Shira & Associates June 17 – With the adjustment of China’s corporate tax base six months ago to a universal rate of 25 percent for all businesses, barring a few exceptions for encouraged industries, and the abolition of the profits tax breaks of manufacturing industries, many now mourn the passing of the “good[…..]

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