Tag Archives: Investment

EU-China trade and investment

Europe is China’s largest trading partner, and China is now the EU’s second largest; trade between the two regions has doubled over the last decade to more than EUR 1 billion a day. President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Brussels was a game-changing event. It…

Banking on change

The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone was officially launched on 29th September, 2013.

The Executive Interview: Mick Adams, Director, Somerley Investment Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd

Mick Adams, a former professional engineer, came to China in 2002, and has been working for Somerley in Shanghai since 2009.

Urumqi: Powering Western China’s Growth

Despite being the most remote city from any sea in the world, Urumqi thrived as a trading hub along the Silk Road during the Tang and Ming dynasties.

Sailing In Choppy Waters: Business implications of the economic reforms for the decade ahead

The first half of 2013 has been an unusually turbulent period for companies in China.

Wuhan: The key to Central China

In addition to being Central China’s transportation hub, Wuhan in Hubei Province is recognised as the third largest technological and educational centre in China behind Beijing and Shanghai.

Lanzhou: Transportation and Logistics Hub for Northwest China

Lanzhou, once known as the ‘Golden City’, has been an important regional commercial centre and transportation hub since as early as the Han Dynasty (206BC – 202AD).

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Elderly Care, an Immature Market

China’s rapidly ageing population coupled with an expanding middle class means that increasing numbers of elderly Chinese people will be looking for private senior care in the future

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Dongguan: The World’s Factory in Transition

Thirty years ago Dongguan was just a collection of villages and towns spread out over 2,500 square kilometres on the Pearl River Delta

Chongqing: Spearheading Development in Western China

Most Europeans know little, or perhaps nothing, about this megalopolis in Southwest China. Until 1997 it was part of Sichuan province, thereafter it was separated from the province and began to emerge as the main hub for development amongst China’s western regions. It is the…