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    China Briefing’s updated Guide to China’s Business Taxes out now

    The second, updated edition of the best selling 2007 Guide to China’s Business Taxes is now available with full coverage and all new updates on: China’s Recent Income Tax Unification Impact on Foreign Investors Status of Free Trade and Other Development Zones after 1st January 2008 Encouraged Industries That May Still Obtain 15% Tax Incentives Comments[…..]

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    Water dispute in Xinjiang puts China and Kazakhstan at odds

    China’s relationship with her neighbors hasn’t always been the most cordial, and as the country’s economy has taken off, it has sought to off-set negative feelings that those neighbors may be harboring. Through projects like the roads China is building in Laos and Vietnam, the opening of the Nathu La pass between China and India,[…..]

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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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