Posts Tagged ‘FDI’

Wuhan Investment Zones

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 1:13 3 Comments

Wuhan has established itself as a city where large amounts of money from foreign companies can be invested. While few foreigners actually enjoy going to this city, Wuhan has a lot of heavy industrial complexes for steel, auto, and coal that require large amounts of investment. With the rapid growth of each of these industries, […]

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Xiamen Investment Zones

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 2:07 3 Comments

Xiamen’s investment has historically been higher than other cities due to its port, location, and ties within the Taiwanese business community. Dell and other high tech OEMs continue to invest in Xiamen, and it can be expected that many of the small and medium suppliers will soon follow with their own investments. Electronics, especially optoelctronical […]

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Chongqing’s Investment Zones

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:53 3 Comments

Like Chengdu, Chongqing was largely ignored by Western businesses until recently, Chongqing’s economy was limited to regional operations because exporting was not viable due to high transport costs. The “Go West” policy in 2000 and improvements in China’s western market conditions stimulated interest starting in 2001 and 2002. Chongqing is one of China’s four major […]

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Chengdu’s Investment Zones

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:36 9 Comments

Under the current central party leadership, the “Go West” policy encourages growth beyond the East coast. Local Governments of second tier cities are given more flexibility to offer incentives for investment in their regions. With Government incentives being available in the capital of the most populous province with a large labor pool and an average […]

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If You Build It, They Will Come (Part II)

Sunday, May 20, 2007 2:37 Comments Off on If You Build It, They Will Come (Part II)

Peter Hessler at National Geographic has just written a brilliant piece entitled China’s Instant Cities, that is a must read. Entitled China’s Boom Towns, this piece is a journey into Zhejiang’s entrepreneurial heart to uncover just how the province has established itself as the richest in China. Hessler has done a great job of building […]

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Review of 2nd Tier Activity: May 17

Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:40 1 Comment

With a primary belief, and focu of the blog, being that the future of China lies in the development of 2nd and 3rd tier cities in China, we will begin a regular news service that highlights some of the activity in these cities. With so many cities, there is a lot of news, reports, interviews, […]

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City Report: Suzhou

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 11:24 7 Comments

Just a half hour train ride from Shanghai is Suzhou, one of the hottest areas in the Shanghai region for manufacturing investment. Suzhou has enjoyed tremendous growth in the last 5 years as Shanghai’s cost of manufacturing rose, and Suzhou was able to offer similar investment experience with lower costs.The Suzhou government ,working with the […]

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IBM Report: Winning China’s Mass Market

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 11:51 2 Comments

Last week, IBM published a report in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit entitled Winning in China’s Mass Markets. At 25 pages, this is definatly one of the better free-bees I have seen in a while that possessed decent information that would enable the readers to gain some understanding of just how difficult it will […]

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