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China’s Travel and Tourism Market Takes Off

The rapidly expanding tourism sector poses opportunities for innovation and product differentiation as more Chinese travel at home and abroad.by Vincent Lui, Youchi Kuo, Justin Fung, Waldemar Jap, and Hubert Hsu Not long ago, most Asian tourists were from Japan,...

/ January 1, 2012

Ping Pong Diplomacy Lives On

by Paula M. MillerThis year marks the fortieth anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy (PPD)—a sports and cultural exchange launched when a small group of US table tennis players, on invitation from Beijing, visited China after the 1971 World Table Tennis...

/ July 1, 2011

Chocolate Fortunes

Lessons learned by leading chocolate companies can help firms succeed in the China market.by Lawrence L. AllenChina’s transformation from an isolated economy to a global economic powerhouse has turned hundreds of millions of its 1.3 billion people into eager consumers...

/ July 1, 2011

Opportunities in China’s Alcoholic Beverage Market

Led by an expanding base of female and health-conscious consumers, China’s wine market is taking off.by Saritha PingaliChina’s unprecedented economic growth has led to increased disposable income, which has caused a rise in consumption and changes in eating and drinking...

/ July 1, 2011

Creating American Jobs from China Trade

by Jack MarkellFor years, the story most Americans have heard about jobs and Asia has been about losing our jobs to the East. We all know the plot: The Chinese economy is evolving at a nearly unfathomable rate, and Chinese...

/ April 1, 2011

General Motors Races Ahead in the China Market

By studying local consumers, developing vehicles to suit local needs, and benefiting from the country’s economic stimulus incentives, GM has reaped success in China.One of the world’s largest automakers, General Motors Co. (GM) and its partners produce cars and trucks...

/ April 1, 2011

Jiangxi’s Key Port City

Though Jiujiang has a strong transportation network and industrial base, foreign investment has just started to take off in the city.by David LammieJiujiang, whose name means “nine rivers” in Chinese, is situated in northern Jiangxi in central China. To the...

/ April 1, 2011

The Challenges of Cancer Treatment in China

High treatment costs, insufficient insurance coverage, and lack of awareness may hinder patients’ ability to receive better cancer treatments in China.by Ian Hicks, Lucy Liu, and Linda ZhaoChina is a primary focus for many pharmaceutical companies because of its large...

China’s Emerging Tier 2 Cities: Opportunities for US Companies

As living standards and the business environment improve, US companies may be able to export more goods and services to China’s second-tier markets.by Richard Craig and Jacqueline QiangChina’s expanding economy is rich with business opportunities for US firms, many of...

Find First-Tier Consumers in Hundreds of Cities

Rising disposable income levels across China’s second- and third-tier cities mean more opportunities for purveyors of branded goods.by Francis Bassolino and Matthew SmithFirst-tier or second-tier city? Many foreign analysts and strategists fall into the standard practice of categorizing cities in...