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China held its “One Belt, One Road Summit” from May 14th to May 15th. It was one of the most important international events Beijing held in 2017. About 1500 delegates including 29 heads of state or government from more than 130 countries and over 70 international organisations attended. One Belt, One Road is abbreviated as […]

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China has been making a lot of its grand One Belt One Road initiative, better known as OBOR.   At the highest level, it is essentially about China transferring capital into neighbouring countries and developing factories in those regions, so that those factories can supply China.   Along the way, Chinese labour and Chinese technology […]

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China released its 2016 total energy consumption report last week, with growth of 1.4% to 4.36 billion tons of standard coal in 2016. Compared to 2015’s 4.3 billion tons of standard coal in 2015, it was a not a big rise. On February 17th, the National Energy Board issued its 2017 Energy Work Guidance, it […]

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Those readers who have travelled around China will be well used to the sight of overloaded trucks.   Sometimes the loads appear to defy gravity, but most of the time it’s simply a case of dangerous stupidity. Have you ever wondered why so many trucks in China overload themselves?   It’s because of the taxes and […]

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AZ China’s 5th biennial conference will be held in Shanghai September 7-9.  But there are just 33 days to go if you want to make the most of the Early Bird special price. The Early Bird registration fee is just US$1000, but it jumps up from June 1.   Compare that price with other conferences […]

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China has two Purchasing Managers Indices, but it’s hard to see which one delivered a worse result today. The Caixin PMI came in at 48.0, after hitting 48.4 last month. The Caixin index looks more at small to medium sized enterprises, and anything below 50 is a contraction in activity. the Caixin PMI has been […]

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