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Adapting to China’s Changing Medical Device Market

More government investment will create new opportunities for medical device suppliers, but producers must be patient and creative to overcome obstacles.by Judy ZakreskiDevelopments in China’s domestic policies—particularly its massive healthcare reform effort and stimulus spending to offset the global economic...

/ January 1, 2010

China Sets Economic Path for 2010

Top PRC leaders set a cautiously optimistic tone for China’s 2010 economic development at the December 2009 Central Economic Work Conference, the most authoritative annual conference on China’s economy. The conference gathered China’s top central- and local-government leaders to discuss...

/ January 1, 2010

Chinese Investment in Europe: A Shift to Services

Recent trends in Chinese direct investment in Europe point to an increase in flows and a shift in destination countries and sectors. by Vanessa Rossi and Nora Burghart Despite a public image of increasing activity, inflows of Chinese outbound direct...

/ September 1, 2009

China Invests Abroad

As China’s economy matures, its companies are looking for opportunities to expand around the world. by Vanessa Rossi and Nora Burghart Chinese outbound direct investment (ODI) has increased dramatically since the PRC government introduced the “go abroad” policy earlier this...

/ September 1, 2009

The Gathering Storm: Preparing for Trade Remedy Cases

Companies that source in China should be on guard for trade remedy actions by Eric Emerson and Gary Horlick Recessions have historically brought sharp increases in trade remedy cases—antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD), and safeguard proceedings—and there is no reason...

Navigating the Downturn

by Godfrey Firth With most of the world mired in recession, all eyes are on China’s much-discussed and hoped-for potential economic recovery in the fall of 2009 or early 2010. Many multinational corporations seem to be pinning their hopes for...

/ May 1, 2009

A New US Embassy—and a Chance to Look Back and to the Future

by Lydia R. Goldfine Just in time for the 30th anniversary of US-China diplomatic relations, and reflecting the growing importance of US-China relations, the new US Embassy in Beijing and new PRC Embassy in Washington, DC, both opened in 2008....

/ January 1, 2009

Pacific Trade International, Inc.

A small candle company finds glowing success on both sides of the Pacific by Virginia A. Hulme Founded in 1994 by wife-and-husband team Mei Xu and David Wang, Pacific Trade International, Inc. (PTI) has grown from a makeshift candle lab...

/ January 1, 2009

Pillar of the West

A leader in China’s western development faces tough challenges by David Lammie Chongqing’s rise to prominence can be traced back to the middle of the twentieth century. From 1937 to 1945, when Japanese troops occupied Nanjing, Jiangsu (China’s capital at...

/ January 1, 2009

Western Hub

The ancient capital is repositioning itself as northwest China’s technology and transportation hubby Virginia A. HulmeCapital of Shaanxi, Xi’an lies in the geographic center of China. More than 3,000 years old, Xi’an was China’s capital for more than 1,000 years...

/ May 1, 2006