Lead Articles

The switch to VAT: Ensuring compliance for new VAT payers

China’s value-added tax (VAT) pilot reform was implemented nationwide on 1st May, 2016.

Xi’s Master Five-Year Plan: adjusting to the ‘new normal’ for foreign investors

On the last day of the annual Lianghui (two sessions), China’s NPC delegates almost unanimously approved the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).

Robotics Revolution: the Rise of China’s Intelligent Robotics Industry and the Role of Foreign Manufacturers

The Made in China 2025 (MiC2025) initiative will see as much as CNY 8 trillion invested over the next 10 years in order to transform China into a global, high-end manufacturing powerhouse.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: future trends in the robotics industry

A great deal of money will be pouring into China’s robotics industry over the next few years, which will bring both opportunities and risks for foreign investors.

Electric arguments: disruptive electrification of Chinese urban mobility

The direct and indirect costs of air pollution in China are significant and growing with increased urbanisation and production.

China’s Multispeed Economy: opportunities and challenges in industrial products and services

Business leaders across China’s industrial landscape just waved goodbye to a challenging and, for many, probably a worse-than-expected 2015.

Time to raise your game

How IT can improve the efficiency, transparency and quality of manufacturing operations

The great leap from 2.0 to 4.0

How Made in China 2025 may require a back-to-basics approach

Made in China 2025: what does it mean for EU SMEs?

In the second quarter of 2015, China’s State Council unveiled the country’s 10-year national plan, Made in China 2025.