The Coming Wave of Consolidation in Chinese Industries

Companies should understand consolidation trends in China to better handle changes within their industries and take advantage of investment opportunities.by Seth Harlem and Ron SchrammConsolidation within industries will be a central theme in China’s efforts to restructure its industries and...

/ November 1, 2009

China’s Emerging Role in Global Outsourcing

China’s outsourcing providers are improving their quality, setting the stage for the country to become a top world player.by Ning WrightChina has made major strides in laying the groundwork for a diverse and successful outsourcing industry in recent years. Central...

/ November 1, 2009

Supply Chain Actions to Improve China Sourcing

Companies should revamp their supply chains in China to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency.by Steven H. GansterCompanies sourcing from China have been hit by a one-two punch over the last few years that has sent many of them reeling....

/ November 1, 2009

Opportunities in China’s Green-Tech Sector

Regulatory reform has paved the way for green-tech opportunities, but economics will determine what succeeds.by Edward BarlowThree decades of torrential economic growth have created significant opportunities for green technology in China. Green technology is a new and imprecisely defined term...

/ September 2, 2009

Rural China’s Nascent Land Market

China has strengthened farmers’ land-use rights, increasing land values—but a true market has yet to form. by Zhu Keliang and Jeffrey M. Riedinger China’s 750 million rural residents face a common problem: the value of their agricultural land is greatly...

Fraud in Hard Times

Many of the measures a company should take to prevent fraud in tough times should already be in place. by Frank Hawke The incidence of fraud or, more broadly, noncompliance increases during times of economic stress for many reasons. Individuals...

/ September 1, 2009

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 and India: Greater Economic Integration

Rapidly expanding trade and nascent foreign investment promise stronger economic links between the world’s two fastest-growing and most populous countries. by Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Economic ties between China and India will play a large role in one...

/ September 1, 2009

China’s Rising Interest in Latin America

Though China’s Latin America investment policy mainly targets raw materials, the country is broadening its approach to develop balanced bilateral relations. by Michael Diaz, Jr. and Robert Q. Lee In the last decade, China has successfully built strong commercial and...

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