Posts Tagged ‘Manufacturing’

Chinese Employees are Going for More Frequent Walks

Monday, July 19, 2010 1:43 Comments Off on Chinese Employees are Going for More Frequent Walks

The last few months have been filled with labor issues, and while the Foxconn issues received perhaps the most coverage, the recent Reuters Factbox: China Labor Strikes led me to ask one of my interns to see what else she could find in a couple hours on the internet… and it was clear that beyond […]

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Chengdu Investment News: September 18

Friday, September 18, 2009 9:19 Comments Off on Chengdu Investment News: September 18

1. Comparing urban education competitiveness, Chengdu ranking fourth The study report on Educational Competitiveness of Chinese Cities released on August 30th by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences shows that among 15 deputy provincial cities in China, Shenzhen ranks first in terms of educational comprehensive competitiveness, and Chengdu ranks fourth. 2. FAW new-energy passenger car to […]

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Chengdu Investment News: August 1, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009 4:48 1 Comment

1. GDP increased by 14.3 % in first half year In the first half of this year, Chengdu’s GDP has increased by 14.3%, far higher than the national GDP growth of 7.1%, while the second quarter’s growth rate is 2% higher than that of the first quarter; over half of the task has been realized […]

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Factory Audit Conditions in Pictures

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:09 Comments Off on Factory Audit Conditions in Pictures

Friend Pierig Vezin of WethicA (one of my recommended vendors) has put out one of his more compelling newsletters to date where he offers readers Untouched Pictures of Factory Conditions around Asia. We are posting real untouched photos of factory working conditions from about one year ago. We have decided this summer to show you […]

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Chengdu Investment News: July 2, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009 9:00 Comments Off on Chengdu Investment News: July 2, 2009

1. Investment of 100 million US dollars, Alibaba to build western base in Chengdu On June 29th, the signing ceremony of the western base project of Alibaba Group was held in Chengdu High-tech Zone. It is learnt that Alibaba Group is to invest 100 million US dollars in Chengdu to build the “Alibaba Western Base”, […]

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New Tool: China Industrial Zones

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 1:50 1 Comment

A few weeks back, I was forwarded a link to a new site that I thought readers would find interesting and useful. China Industrial Zone A digital catalog of China’s various zones, what I like about the site it how easy it is to use, the fact that their list is fairly comprehensive, and that […]

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New Barriers to Trade: Blacklists

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 0:10 Comments Off on New Barriers to Trade: Blacklists

One of the most interesting business dynamics that has come out of the recent crisis has been the psychological impact on China’s business.  Early on, there was a clear recognition that firms here were going to feel the fallout, and the first visible steps came when the government took action via VAT rebate increases for […]

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China Construction Materials Chart

Saturday, February 7, 2009 0:59 Comments Off on China Construction Materials Chart

While putting the wood furniture posts together, I came across this chart on the Construction materials market that I thought would be interesting. I apologize as it is a few years old now, but 2006 and 2007 were a continuation of the moves from 2003 to 2005. high growth, lots of exports. The people we […]

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