Tag Archives: manufacturing

‘Made in China’: What’s Behind the Label?

Due to the low cost of raw materials and labour, Chinese-made products now reach all corners of the industrialised world.

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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

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The Executive Interview: Roland Gerke, President and CEO BSH Home Appliances Holding (China)

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) is Europe’s largest producer of home appliances and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide

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…

China’s Chemical Industry Enters a New Era with Sustainability

One of China’s key challenges as it continues its ineluctable progress towards becoming the world’s largest economy is balancing growth with its environmental responsibilities

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The solar cells case: The elephant in the room

In September 2012, the European Commission launched an antidumping investigation into the import of Chinese solar panels and key components.

The Executive Interview: Yuan Xiaoyu, Director Corporate Relations, UPM, China

When UPM entered China nearly 15 years ago they brought with them a wealth of experience drawn from more than a hundred years of paper production in Europe.

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The Executive Interview: Eric Apode, CEO Chang ‘An PSA Automobiles Company (CAPSA)

When a joint venture agreement was signed between PSA and China Chang ‘An Automobile Group (CAPSA) in July 2010, Eric Apode became a management member of the preparatory team.

Who Will Bail Out China’s Shipyards?

As recently as the late 1980s, the Chinese shipbuilding industry was a hodgepodge of small, government-owned shipyards building hulls with techniques and technologies that were outdated since the Second World War.