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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...