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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

Wahaha

The Chinese beverage company’s expansion is no laughing matterby Paula M. MillerIf you’ve traveled in China, chances are you drank at least one bottle of Wahaha brand water, or perhaps the company’s iced tea, fruit drinks, or its Future Cola....

/ September 1, 2004

IKEA with Chinese Characteristics

The Swedish furniture retail giant is bringing its unique style—and sales model—to Chinaby Paula M. MillerFor a truly global experience, try stepping off the streets of Shanghai into one of IKEA’s largest outlets. Though the first item you see may...

/ July 1, 2004

Going West: A Progress Report

by Catherine Gelb and Dennis Chen For the last four years, the PRC government has been touting its Great Western Development Strategy (GWDS), an effort to improve the living standards of the 367 million Chinese, more than one-quarter of China’s...