Hopewell Holdings in Hong Kong is the largest single private investor in China. Managing director Gordon Wu gives a personal opinion on how to mitigate the risks and difficulties faced by an overseas investor.
El Al's new service to Beijing has helped satisfy pent-up demand for tourist visits to China.
Shenzhen has been an astonishing economic success but its future is becoming less certain as other southern and coastal cities seek to emulate its growth.
Hong Kong's container operations are increasingly being threatened by political wrangling and the shipping industry's growing preference for port facilities on the mainland.
Despite Taipei's failure to adopt a coordinated investment policy in China, Taiwanese companies are still flocking to the mainland.
Forfaiters are now more willing to provide cover in China than export credit agencies. But there are special problem in a country new to this form of trade finance.
Consultant Batey Burn analyses the recent Seattle forum
A chamber of commerce with only limited powers. A trade fair organiser which has lost its monopoly. We assess the marginalisation of CCPIT.
Lujiazui is the most prestigious zone in Pudong. We assess how Shanghai's new financial centre is shaping up.
China plans to extend its telephone network capacity to 96 million lines by 2000. Ericsson is becoming increasingly well placed in helping the government transform its communications system.
Zhejiang has grown to become China's sixth biggest industrial producer and hopes to double its output by the end of the century,
In just seven years Switzerland's substantial bilateral trade surplus with China has been turned into a deficit. We look at how Swiss companies are waking up to the challenge.
Market forces and foreign influence may be helping to modernise China's textiles industry but they are also creating extensive overcapacity.
Reforms are sweeping through China's state banking sector. We look at the increasingly commercial activities of the banks in a changing regulatory structure.
Consultant Batey Burn assesses the reasons behind Beijing's renewed spirit of economic reform and growth
Relatively neglected until now, Tianjin is beginning to shape up as an area of great potential for investors.
The UK has traditionally lagged behind many western countries in its China trade. Now that the country seems to be emerging from recession and now that China offers a more clearly-defined investment climate, the UK is at last becoming more active.
Foster's Brewing Group of Australia predicts huge growth in the Chinese beer market, and is embarking on the first of a planned series of joint ventures with Chinese beer producers. We assess its plans for gaining a head start in a sector where few of its competitors have vet made a move.
China's consumer market and its increasingly sophisticated taste is a tempting prospect for many foreign retailers. Despite a shortage of shop space, problems of distribution, questions over money supply and prohibitive import restrictions, foreign companies are still succeeding in reaching the mass of Chinese buyers.
Although there is much still to be done, there are signs that Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji's economic reforms are beginning to have a positive effect, says consultant Batey Burn.
China has announced its intention to launch two new state banks next year,
CITIC Pacific, the Hong Kong-listed arm of the China International Trust and Investment Corporation,
The recovery of debts is often fraught with difficulties, but the Chinese government is gradually introducing a system of courtroom arbitration that will at least be familiar to Western plaintiffs. Arbitration experts Lovell White Durrant offer a guide to the system.
Consultant, Batey Burn analyses the latest reforms of vice premier and governor of the People's Bank of China, designed to guide the economy to a soft landing
Securing export finance for China is not as easy as you might think for such a rapidly growing economy. We report from the US, on some of the obstacles that face exporters.
The Leading Hotels of the World Group, headquartered in New York, is an organisation of some 270 city and resort hotel properties spread over 56 countries. In return for a fee, the member hotels gain access to an established marketing and promotions network.
Shanghai Volkswagen is China's largest and most successful car manufacturer and one of the country's top joint ventures. We talk to Dr. Bernd Farny, the company's technical executive director.
The Tumen River Development Programme has very great ambitions. It hopes to create a sophisticated economic zone and Asian gateway for global trade, on the borders of China, Russia and North Korea. But the finances needed to propel this coming together of unlikely partners, are such that many feel that the proposal is doomed from the start.
Although information about China's market is becoming more freely available, a growing number of foreign companies are requiring more detailed research to aid the planning of their long-term sales and marketing strategies. Market research companies are now stepping in to fill the gap.
Guangzhou lies at the heart of China's wealthy Guangdong province, the recipient of large quantities of overseas investment. Now several projects are under way to improve the infrastructure. We profile this provincial capital and then look at Guangzhou Peugeot's experience of working in the city.