Insights

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Is European GDPR sufficient in the Chinese business environment?

European GDPR will enter into force by end of May. This means that all companies operating in the European Union ...
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Should European Companies be Worried about Money-Laundering in China?

Anti-money laundering and - terrorist financing obligations are based on international standards. The aim of the regulation is global compliance ...
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Can Good Reputation Become a Risk in China Business?

Reputation management has been put on the agenda of nearly every company board over the past few years, and its ...
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The Rise of China’s Second-Hand Car Market

By the end of 2015, the Chinese owned approximately 172 million cars, and the country maintained its position as the ...
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Myanmar: The Continued Rise of an Emerging Economy

Back in 2011, Myanmar experienced a transformative political election which resulted in significant economic strides. In 2015, power changed hands ...
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The Road Ahead for Clean Energy in China

Starting with the release of the previous five-year plan, the Chinese government has continually re-articulated its commitment to cleaner energy ...
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Looming Housing Bubble in China’s Real Estate Market

China’s volatile housing market has generated a great deal of debate over the past few years. Through 2014 and 2015, ...
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Healthcare in China: Lack of Substantive Change But Increasing Opportunities for Foreign Investment

The Chinese healthcare sector continues to develop at an extraordinary pace, with health care spending expected to top $1 trillion ...
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China’s Increasing Appetite for Imported Food and Beverages

Thanks to its rapid growth in recent years, China has emerged as the world’s largest consumer market for food and ...
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The New Silk Road: The Attraction of Rail Freight Between China and Europe

Increasing labor costs close to the large freight harbors and improved collaboration across key land borders resulting in a decrease ...
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China’s Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Stands Strong in the Face of Global Storms

Although the global market for non-ferrous metals is not promising, China is taking actions to revive the market. As the ...