Tag: Rising Costs

Improving Energy Efficiency on the Factory Floor

On a quest to help Chinese factories cut costs and reduce energy use, an entrepreneur works the assembly line. By Christina Nelson Taryn Sullivan has worked every job in a Chinese factory. After years of traveling to China to source...

/ February 20, 2014

China’s Rising Costs

Companies that reevaluate their China-based manufacturing operations can remain competitive despite inflation. by Simon Zhang Executives across China have been quick to mention rapidly increasing labor costs in recent years as one of their top concerns for their China operations....

/ July 1, 2012

China’s Environment Targets: Another Cost Increase on the Horizon

by Julie WaltonHow prepared is your company to pay taxes in China on the energy it uses and the pollution it creates? Despite the media discussion about rising costs in China—such as land, labor, capital, or raw materials costs—China-based executives...

/ April 1, 2012

When the World’s Factory Hikes Prices

by Julie Walton US-based executives have been streaming into Shanghai for global strategy meetings this year. Because China is increasingly the market in which US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies see significant growth—more than 90 percent of membership survey respondents...

/ July 1, 2011

A New Labor Era: Higher Costs and Greater Pressures

Recent labor unrest may bring more challenges ahead for foreign companies operating or investing in China. by Luming Chen and Samuel Estreicher A series of labor conflicts erupted in China in 2010. Various foreign-invested factories concentrated in China’s coastal areas...

Cost of Doing Business in China Rises

by Christina NelsonTwo recent PRC government policies will increase the cost of doing business in China, a top concern of many US companies. The recently passed Social Insurance Law will soon require foreigners working in China to participate in China’s...

/ January 1, 2011