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The Changes and Opportunities of China Sourcing

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This white paper was developed after a 2013 conference confronting the question: “Is China losing its competitive edge?” Much of the material is still relevant today. This white paper is second in a series of three, it discusses and depicts the birth of the Chinese Private Sector, Chinese entrepreneurs, suppliers,...

Sourcing from a Changing China: The Changes and Opportunities of China Sourcing

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This white paper was developed after a 2013 conference confronting the question: “Is China losing its competitive edge?” Much of the material is still relevant today. This white paper is first in a series of three, it discusses and depicts the background (historical, cultural, geo-political etc.) of China as a...

Will Rising Labor Costs Hurt China’s Exports?

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Will Rising Labor Costs Hurt China's Exports? Outsourcing manufacturing to China has enabled foreign companies to take advantage of various benefits such as cheap labor costs and favorable policies (e.g. tax rebate incentives) for select industries. However, in recent years this trend has been altered by a series of environmental,...

The Canton Fair: An Overview; The History, The Strategy, And The How-Tos

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This in depth white paper will provide you with all the information you will need to prepare yourself for the fair including the history, how it is organized, what to expect, how to prepare, and even things to enjoy while you're in Guangzhou for the Fair. This paper was compiled...

The Unbelievable Growth Story of China’s Exports

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During the 3 decades spanning the late 1970’s to 2011, China’s exports exploded unbelievably. And we mean this literally because had one asked a seasoned China buyer in 1980 what the potential China exports would be thirty years hence, no one would have believed an annual figure of $1.4 trillion...

Industry and Manufacturing in China and India

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Industry and Manufacturing in China and India Excerpt: As the world has become increasingly interconnected in recent decades few countries have taken more advantage or made a bigger impact than manufacturing in China and India. Having been dubbed the “Chinese Dragon” and “Indian Elephant” respectively, reflecting the size of this...

Value Added Tax and its Implementation in China

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Value Added Tax and its Implementation in China Excerpt: VAT is a central part of China’s tax policy as it accounts for 60% of its total annual tax revenue and has been part of the Chinese system for over 30 years now. This paper will more closely examine the mechanics...

China’s Export Tax Rebate Policy

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China's Export Tax Rebate Policy Excerpt: Since 1994, the Chinese government has pursued an intricate 'China's export tax rebate policy' in order to calibrate growth in specific sectors of its economy. Simply put, those sectors the government wanted to grow would receive higher tax rebates, whereas the sectors the government...

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