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Ease of Doing Business

Perhaps you’ve already noticed, and if not I’d like to bring this to your attention, that China is making various announcements to introduce new laws and regulations designed to make it easier for foreigners to visit, invest and do business in China. Of course there are reasons for the timing ...
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Xiaomi in China

When it comes to smartphones in China, you are probably familiar with brands like Huawei and possibly Oppo (who, amongst other things, are sponsors of the Indian cricket team which gives you some idea as to their long term thinking) but you may not be paying close attention to Xiaomi ...
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Ageing China

It’s well known that China has a major ageing problem. According to the National Health Commission, at the end of 2018, China had a population of 249 million aged 60 or above, a number which is expected to exceed 300 million in 2025. Not surprisingly, that’s creating a massive shortage ...
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Opening the gates

Perhaps you’ve already noticed, and if not I’d like to bring this to your attention, that China is making various announcements to introduce new laws and regulations designed to make it easier for foreigners to visit, invest and do business in China. Of course there are reasons for the timing ...
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Teenagers

Perspective is important and, amongst all of the commentary about the role of China in the world today, and what we expect of China, I think we forget how far they have come since 1949, and how much their economy has grown since just the turn of this century. This ...
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Fake Trade Deal?

I don’t think anyone was fooled by the announcement last Friday that the US and China had resolved their differences and come up with a trade deal. The President was clearly over-stating the position when he said “So, we just made what, I guess, is one of the biggest deals ...
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India China Summit 2019

I had to search quite hard to find details of last weekend’s meeting between the leaders of the two most populated countries and fastest growing economies on the planet, China and India, and was struck by the peaceful and respectful dialogue between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi, in stark ...
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Go to China in 2020!

As we hurtle towards the end of another frenetic year, and with the inevitable pre Christmas rush coming up to get everything finished ready for the start of a new decade, I’d like to challenge/encourage/implore you to consider making a trip to Mainland China within the next 6 months! I’m ...
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Made in China 2025

In this engaging opinion piece by former SCMP staffer, Tom Holland “Beijing’s Made in China 2025 Plan isn’t dead, it’s out of control” he highlights China's target to reach “70% self-sufficiency in critical components across a range of high-tech industries” and goes on to say “as of the middle of ...
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Under the Radar

I’m not sure if you know this, and I certainly didn’t but, according to Katie Howe in The Diplomat, “for the past six years, regardless of tensions experienced across the region, Australia has played host to a trilateral military exercise involving the United States and China. Providing practical field experience ...
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