New Issue of China Briefing: Does it Make Economic Sense to Locate Inland?

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First tier cities compared with the inland provincial capitals of  Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hefei, Nanchang, Taiyuan, Wuhan and Zhengzhou

Mar. 1 – The new issue of China Briefing Magazine – out today – is dedicated to analyzing the costs of doing business in China’s inland cities compared to their coastal counterparts.

Taking the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen as primary benchmarks, this issue examines the related costs of factory rental, land acquisition, wages, welfare payments, logistics (including rail transportation costs to the nearest port), and compares these to cities in coastal second tier cities – Jiangsu, Zhejiang – as well as the inland provincial capitals of Anhui, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Shanxi, in addition to Chongqing.

A closer look at the inland cities of Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hefei, Nanchang, Taiyuan, Wuhan and Zhengzhou, including local economy, applicable investment zones, and infrastructure is also included. All statistics and analysis have been prepared especially for this issue with the help of Dezan Shira & Associates, CBRE, and Asia Pacific Properties.

This issue of China Briefing discusses the total operational cost savings of locating inland – perhaps up to 50 percent overall – and will help China manufacturers establish the foreign investor make informed decisions on which cities offer the most appropriate business environment to host their operations.

The issue is available from the China Briefing bookstore, priced at US$10. Please click on the cover image at the top of the page for more details.

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