Event: Opportunities in China’s ICT Stimulus Programme, 13 October, London

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

UKTI / China-Britain Business Council Seminar Opportunities in China’s ICT Stimulus Programme Tuesday 13 October 2009, 10:00 – 12:00 China British Business Council, 1 Warwick Row, London, SW1E 5ER Supported by: UK Trade & Investment and China-Britain Business Council Speakers Jeremy Gordon – Business Specialist, UK Trade & Investment Ting Zhang – CEO, China Business […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Err…Being Quick & Decisive)

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Here is a quote we picked up from Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor, People’s Bank of China, on Twitter last week. It catches the current mood nicely: “We must err on the side of being quick and decisive.” And it is clear from Premier Wen Jiabao’s comments this week that China is ready to do some serious […]

Yangtze Traffic Gets Stimulus

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Stimulus package boosts Yangtze traffic volumes – according to our friends at Yangtze Business Services (whose second Yangtze Business Network conference, focusing on the logistical challenges of accessing China’s interior, will be held in Shanghai on 15 April). They provide the following details: “Accelerating investment in transport infrastructure in China’s interior has halted the recent […]

Behind The Economic Headlines

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

While Premier Wen Jiabao has targeted 8 percent growth for China in 2009, there are plenty of doubters. AP reports that the situation may be worse than official figures suggest: “Plunging exports. Factory closures. More than 20 million people thrown out of work. Official data showing that China’s economy is cooling but still growing strongly […]

A Dose of Medicine for Slowing GDP

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

As the global slowdown continues, China (in contrast to the recent upward restatement for 2007) is showing signs of slowing – in the last quarter of 2008 GDP growth was 6.8%, which is slow by recent Chinese standards. MarketWatch reports: “Gross domestic product expanded 6.8% in the October-to-December period, compared to a year ago, easing […]