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China Market Watch: Alibaba Breaks Singles’ Day Record and China to Become Asia Pacific’s Largest Cruise Market


In this week’s China Market Watch we discuss how Alibaba has broken its Singles’ Day sales record this year, VAT and import tax exemption for coalbed gas extraction equipment, the State Council’s retail innovation guideline for offline shopping, and how China is to become Asia Pacific’s biggest cruise liner market.

China Market Watch: Civil Air Market Open to Private Investment and Railway Investment Targets Met


In this weeks China Market Watch we discuss how China’s steel export has risen by 2.4 percent, how the civilian airport market has been opened to private capital and how annual railway investment targets are almost met.

China Market Watch: Elderly Care Market Opens to Private Investment and State Monopoly on Salt Lifted


In this week’s Market Watch we explore the opening of China’s elderly care market to private investment, the release of the electric car development road map, lifting of the state monopoly on the salt industry, and Baidu’s investment into internet technology projects.

China Market Watch: Consolidation of Cement Firms and Plans to Lower Logistics Costs


In this week’s Market Watch we look at the China’s plan to consolidate cement production firms by 2020, the investment made into modernizing the agricultural sector, rail cargo volume growth and aims to reduce logistics costs.

China Market Watch: China – Netherlands Social Insurance Deal and New East to West High Speed Railway Opened


In this week’s Market Watch we look at the social insurance agreement between China and The Netherlands, the new east to west high speed link, the record number of outbound Chinese tourists predicted this year, and the U-turn made by the economic planner to allow coal producers to increase production.

China Market Watch: Telecom Roaming Fees and the Launch of 7 New FTZs


In this week’s China Market Watch, we explore the removal of domestic roaming fees by China’s telecoms service providers, increased spending on the development of the Internet of Things by manufacturers, the establishment of seven new free-trade zones and the increase of Australian imported wines.

China Market Watch: Insurance Industry and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect


In this week’s China Market Watch, we explore China’s insurance market, the newly approved Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, the country’s competitive restaurant businesses, as well as its booming baby care products industry.

China Market Watch: Infant Formula Market and Industrial Overcapacity Struggle


In this week’s China Market Watch, we explore China’s dairy market with a focus on a recent Chinese study calling on consumers to buy domestically produced infant formula over foreign brands, and discuss the country’s haunting industrial overcapacity issue.

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