Tuesday, 30 April 2013

2013年中国网站运营发展趋势报告

百度站长平台刚才发表了2013年中国网站运营发展趋势报告


报告的主要结论:


2012年,PC端网站增速较大,数量较2011年增加29%;PC无线化速度加快,12年PC网站无线化比例达到40%。

中国互联网的生态环境较差,优质站点仅占1/4,地质站越加泛滥,对中文互联网网站的运营发展产生的负面影响已越来越严重。

Monday, 29 April 2013

China now leading action on climate change, says Australian government report


On 29 April 2013 the Australian governments' Climate Commission released a report entitled The Critical Decade: Global Action Building on Climate Change.

The report shows that the world's two largest economies, those of China and the United States, which together produce around 37% of global emissions, are both on track to meet their international commitments to tackle climate change. The two countries have just reached an agreement to co-operate on this. While they can not solve the problem alone, they are acting as important drivers of change. Here are some of the other main findings of the report and a link to the full report:

Sunday, 28 April 2013

USCBC 2013 report: China and the U.S. Economy

The US-China Business Council (USCBC)'s 2013 report China and the U.S. Economy: Advancing a Winning Trade Agenda is further subtitled "What Americans Should Know about the US-China Commercial Relationship.

The report questions pessimistic assumptions about this important economic relationship and advances an action plan that includes working with China on major challenges and also making important improvements in the US economy. It includes a list of the top 10 commercial issues reported by USCBC members in China in 2012. As the USCBC is more familiar with China than many people in Congress, the report strongly rebuts the charge that China's exchange rate is the cause of America's trade deficit and high unemployment and also the complaint that China's ownership of US government debt is a problem. A strong case is made for promoting Chinese investment in the United States to help create jobs there.


Global Reach of China Luxury: a KPMG Study


A report on Global Reach of China Luxury was released by KPMG earlier this year. In mid-2012 KPMG China commissioned market research firm TNS to conduct a survey of Chinese middle class consumers on their spending patterns for luxury brands. TNS received 1,200 qualified responses to the survey. They were based across 24 cities and were between 20 and 44 years of age.

The survey data are complemented by thirteen case study interviews with senior executives of luxury and retail companies, conducted by KPMG China’s Consumer Markets Practice between October and December 2012. 

Major findings of the report:

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

U.S.-China Manufacturing Symposium to be Held in the United States


The first U.S.-China Manufacturing Symposium will be held in November in the United States.  The event, co-sponsored by the Asian Manufacturing Association (AMA) and SoZo Group, follows a collaborative effort between the two organizations at the AMA’s 6th annual conference in Beijing last December, during which SoZo delivered Live Dialog sessions between the Chinese delegates and the U.S. Congress (video). SoZo also produced two highly successful Alabama China Partnership Symposiums, focused on bridging the business and culture gap in recruiting Chinese investment in the U.S..

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Raymond Cheng's presentation to the APBO Conference 2013


Raymond Cheng is the CEO and President of Sozo Group, a sustainable investment advisory company.

Here is his presentation to the Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference at USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles on April 9, 2013 on Recruiting Chinese Investment: A Roadmap for Developing a Sustainable Relationship.

Friday, 19 April 2013

AMCHAM 2012-2013 China Business Report now out


AmCham Shanghai has just published its 2012–2013 China Business Report. The report compiles the results of AmCham Shanghai's annual China Business Climate Survey. First launched in 1999, this year’s report includes responses from a record 420 member companies. The report tracks responses on a wide range of topics including top line business performance, growth expectations, top challenges and trends to watch in 2013.

Download the China Business Report infographic!
This year’s report found that year-on-year U.S. company performance dipped in 2012 for the second year in a row. Challenges like rising costs, domestic competition and a lack of transparency are intensifying. Yet U.S. companies continue to perform strongly and remain committed to the transitioning China market with nearly two-thirds of those surveyed focused on the growing domestic China market.
Other highlights include:
  • The China market is in transition, moving from export and investment led growth to one focused on services and consumption. U.S. companies have largely moved away from the low-cost export model that once drove U.S. business strategies in China. Nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed said they were “in China for China” – there to compete in the growing domestic market.
  • China remains a top investment destination – more than half of U.S. companies surveyed identify China as a top three priority for investment and 21 percent state China is their No. 1 priority. Two-thirds report their 2012 revenue growth in China exceeded that of their operations worldwide.
  • As more and more U.S. companies in China target the Chinese domestic market, 59 percent of survey respondents indicate that they export finished goods or components to China from the U.S. to support their operations in China. This “pulling” of U.S. exports to China by American businesses in China supports production and jobs at home – a trend that has increased over the past three years.
To download a pdf of the Executive Summary of the report, click here.
To download the report infographic, click here.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

2013中国高净值人群另类投资白皮书



l  中国个人资产在600万以上的高净值人群上升速度放缓,比去年上升4%,有280万人;亿万资产以上的高净值人群上升仅2%,有6.45万人。
l  高净值人群中炒房者和职业股民均比去年减少5%。

China Passion Investments White Paper 2013



  • The number of dollar millionaires in China grew 4% year on year to 2.8 million
  • The number of super-rich Chinese, defined as individuals with CNY 100m, grew 2% to 64,500 individuals, the slowest growth in the past four years.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

China: 2013 Defense White Paper - Official Summary


BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- A white paper issued Tuesday by the State Council Information Office introduced the fundamental policies and principles followed by the diversified employment of China's armed forces.

中国武装力量的多样化运用 (全文)

新华网北京4月16日电中国武装力量的多样化运用
    (2013年4月)中华人民共和国国务院新闻办公室
    前 言
    当今时代,和平与发展面临新的机遇和挑战。紧紧把握机遇,共同应对挑战,合作维护安全,携手实现发展,是时代赋予各国人民的历史使命。
    走和平发展道路,是中国坚定不移的国家意志和战略抉择。中国始终不渝奉行独立自主的和平外交政策和防御性国防政策,反对各种形式的霸权主义和强权政治,不干涉别国内政,永远不争霸,永远不称霸,永远不搞军事扩张。中国倡导互信、互利、平等、协作的新安全观,寻求实现综合安全、共同安全、合作安全。
    

How the private sector is changing Chinese investment in Africa


by
Xiaofang Shen*
In August 2012, US Secretary of the State Hilary Clinton offered a thinly veiled criticism of China’s role in Africa, calling upon African countries to guard against those that “come in, take out natural resources, pay off leaders and leave.”[1] The Chinese official news agency, Xinhua, retorted immediately that “Clinton’s implication that China has been extracting Africa’s wealth for itself is utterly wide of the truth.”[2] 

China's foreign debt

China's huge export surpluses and continually high savings:investment ratio have prevented China from becoming dependent on foreign borrowing.

At the end of 2011 (the latest official figure available), total external debt was less than USD 700 billion, compared to foreign-exchange reserves of well over USD 3 trillion.

China's foreign debt in USD billion, 2007-2011
20072008200920102011
Registered foreign debt240.5260.6267.0337.7445.8
Trade credit148.7129.6161.7211.2249.2
TOTAL FOREIGN DEBT389.2390.2428.7548.9695.0
Short-term debt235.7226.3259.3375.7500.9
% of total0.60.60.60.70.7
Source: State Administration of Foreign Exchange. 
Table © Chinability 2013.


China's GDP up 7.7% in lst quarter of 2013


Report from the National Bureau of Statistics, 15 April 2013, original text
Since the beginning of 2013, faced with the complicated and volatile economic environment at home and abroad, the Central Party Committee and the State Council have committed to the general tone of making progress while ensuring the stability, centered on improving the quality and efficiency of economic growth, continued to carry out the proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy, continuously strengthened and improved macro regulation, speeded up the transformation of governmental functions, and accelerated the transformation and upgrading and restructuring of the industry. As a result, the overall national economy realized steady development.


Monday, 15 April 2013

China's 2012 economic performance: the official NBS figures


[Long document: lots of charts and tables]
Statistical Communiqué of the People's Republic of China on the 
2012 National Economic and Social Development[1]
National Bureau of Statistics of China
February 22, 2013

In 2012, faced with the complicated and severe international situation and arduous tasks of domestic reform, development and stability, under the firm leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, the people of all nationalities of China, taking the scientific development as the theme and the transformation of economic development mode as the mainline, following the general tone of making progress while ensuring the stability, carried out the package of plans and policies aiming at strengthening and improving the macro control. As a result, national economic performance maintained steady development, all social undertakings achieved new progress, and a good foundation was laid for the comprehensive construction of a well-off society.


Friday, 12 April 2013

Recent Vale Columbia Center Perspectives on China

China and the United States have been negotiating a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) since June 2008. China has for the past quarter of a century conducted an active investment diplomacy, signing BITs with many countries. The United States has been more circumspect, perhaps because its own model BIT is more demanding than most countries are willing to accept. The US model BIT requires that the host country provide pre-entry, instead of post-entry, national treatment. This means that a country must allows foreign-owned enterprises to establish themselves within its borders (except in sectors that are on a closed list) without prior approval, just like domestic enterprises. This is different from the practice in many other countries. For example, all incoming investments in Australia are screened. China also has its own model BIT, which is not the same as the US model BIT.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Ken Davies on RTHK3's Money for Nothing, April 9, 2013

8.18 am - China's view of Japan's easing measures 

Yi Gang, the head of China's foreign-exchange regulator is among the critics of the Bank of Japan's easing program. A weak yen would hurt Chinese exports. But Ken Davies, president of Growing Capacity says China and other countries will benefit if Japanese demand comes back. "If Japan's economy does revive, then it's good for China because Japan is such an important market. A potential effect is that Japan may relocate manufacturing from China to Japan, and Japan becomes much more competitive in other areas such as tourism. In the long run, everyone will benefit if it works. But the question is will it work?"

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

首届中美制造业论坛将在美国举行


由亚洲制造业协会和美国三叶集团主办的 2013 年中美制造业论坛暨第七届 亚洲制造业论坛年会和第三届阿拉巴马中国论坛将于 11 月在美国南部举行。
  这是在世界经济衰退背景下探索中美制造业如何互助共赢的创新论坛。它
将围绕中国制造业企业如何投资美国和美国地方政府如何争取中国投资展开。