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Outbound Investment of Chinese Enterprises: Hong Kong the First Port of Call for Professional Services (Executive Summary)

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China is now the world’s 3rd largest source of FDI, amid the nation’s promotion of its "Belt and Road" Initiatives. Chinese enterprises are seeking services support for their “going out” initiatives – with Hong Kong proving their first port of call. This report outlines the HKTDC survey with regard to such demand in Bohai area, and provides a comparison with similar surveys conducted in the PRD and YRD. read more


International Market News > China

Guangzhou Unveils Innovative E-Commerce Cluster Masterplan

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City looks to capitalise on growth of online sales and its preeminent international trading role. Guangzhou has devised a blueprint for its future online development. Billed as the "1+1+9" initiative, the programme has been designed to establish a designated cluster of e-commerce operators in each of the city's districts. read more


Business Alert - China

Belt and Road Financial Alliance Set up in Qingdao

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A Belt and Road financial alliance, formed jointly by 23 financial institutions in provinces under the auspices of the Silk Road Economic Belt, was established in Qingdao lately. read more

Featured Analyses

Featured Analyses

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Some of our research articles come in a series. Here we group the related articles under a specific topic, and readers can read those articles that fit their interests. read more

Regulatory Alert - ASEAN

Vietnam Considers Consumption Tax Hike to Combat Tariff Reductions

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Vietnam's Ministry of Finance is proposing to levy a special consumption tax on certain imported goods. The move is believed to be in light of both the looming implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) initiative and the success of the recent negotiations to establish a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the EU. read more