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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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China has announced that its GDP for 2015 came in at 6.8%.  The datapoint was slightly down on where it was at the end of Q3, but was on or slightly above most commentators’ expectations. For the first time, the consumption sector of GDP now contributes slightly over half of all the growth. Was yesterday’s […]

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China’s Communist Party completed its fifth plenary session in Beijing last week. Although the detailed 13th five-year plan has not yet come out, some hot topics already caught media attention. The big news is the end of the decades’ long one child policy. It doesn’t mean the family planning policy is over, it only means every family […]

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