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Chinese business

Boao Forum study shows small enterprises lack financial support

Lack of financing support from big banks is a major obstacle for small enterprises trying to upgrade production and expand into new markets in today's challenging market conditions, a government survey shows.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 7:06am

Western Guangdong trade fair targets Asean business people

Liu Xiaojie, deputy secretary general of Guangdong's provincial government, told a press conference yesterday that the first national trade fair involving Chinese merchants in Asean countries would be held in Zhanjiang from April 10 to 12.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:45am

Long-standing myth of double standards haunts multinationals

A long-standing myth among mainlanders holds that Japanese car makers have secretly maintained three quality standards - the cars sold in Japan have the highest quality, followed by those in the United States and Europe, where the protection of consumer rights is strict, and that those sold in the developing countries including China receive less quality control but fetch higher prices because of strong demand and lax regulation.

25 Mar 2013 - 11:57am 6 comments

How China's purchasing power can save the world's forests

Worldwide, 13 million hectares of forests are disappearing every year. With so many of the world's forests already destroyed, we urgently need to protect what is left.

25 Mar 2013 - 2:37am

GM retains top sales slot among foreign carmakers in China

General Motors outsold Volkswagen on the mainland last year, keeping its lead among foreign carmakers in the country for an eighth year, after sales of the US carmaker's Wuling minivans climbed to a record.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:15am

Chicken scare takes bite out of KFC's reputation

Yum Brands, the parent company of US fast-food chain KFC, is facing its worst crisis in two decades on the mainland.

The company's vice-chairman apologised to Chinese consumers on Wednesday night after media reports that two of KFC's big suppliers fed chicken excessive amounts of antibiotics and hormones.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Apple's Tim Cook says China will overtake the US as its biggest market

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said China would overtake the United States to become its largest market, as the iPhone-maker adds more stores and considers debuting new products in the country.

"I believe it will become our first," Cook said in an interview with Xinhua on Thursday. No timeframe was given for the prediction.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Asian engine to drive sales boom for Dachser

China's burgeoning car and consumer electronics markets coupled with trade growth in Asia would help fuel a boom in sales revenues for logistics company Dachser, the firm's regional head in Hong Kong said yesterday.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Retailer Stelux eyes dealmakers to turn around China business

Shares of Stelux Holdings, a Hong Kong-based retailer of mid-priced glasses and watches, climbed yesterday after the company chairman said he would bring in two heavyweight executives to turn around the company's performance in China.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am

VistaJet eyes new horizons from China-Africa trade

VistaJet, the European-based business jet charter company, is strengthening its operations in Asia on the back of the region's growing economic and trade links with the developing world, especially between mainland China and Africa, according to senior executives.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am