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Suzhou plays it smart

Suzhou's smart approach sees it outflank Chinese behemoths

The city of Suzhou may be dwarfed by nearby Shanghai, but that has not stopped it from outperforming its neighbour when it comes to attracting investment, thanks largely to its appetite for innovation and willingness to embrace cutting-edge technology, particularly within its industrial parks.

Can China leapfrog India in the outsourcing market

Can China leapfrog India in the outsourcing market?

China’s ambition to compete with India in the global outsourcing market may be hampered unless companies can match their strategy to the industry’s growth areas, and invest in the skills of its people. Duke University’s Arie Lewin shares the findings of a survey that assesses its progress. 

Mixed news for BRICs in Maplecroft 20-year prediction

Bad news for Brazil and Russia, but India and China are on the up, says risk analyst.

China's Third Plenum: shifting markets?

China’s recent Third Plenary Sessions promise a dramatic increase in the importance of market competition, but whether this is just words and no action remains to be seen.

Report flags US infrastructure opportunities for Chinese investors

The US Chamber of Commerce has released a report stating that the US's vast infrastructure needs could be filled by Chinese investment.

Changsha - inland and in fashion

Changsha: inland and in fashion

The inland Chinese city of Changsha has seen impressive double-digit economic growth in the past two decades as it reaps the rewards of its ambitious pro-business policies. But the challenge of sustaining growth remains, as the city competes for investment with other cities from China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.

SMEs lead FDI into Hong Kong

Hong Kong is developing as a destination for small and medium-sized enterprises, which are increasingly leading FDI into the region, while global corporations are also targeting Hong Kong as a base for international headquarters.

Hong Kong FDI up on back of Nicaragua Canal project

Crossborder investment from Hong Kong has increased.  

Qingdao seeks to stand out form the crowd

Qingdao seeks to stand out from the crowd

With rising wages eroding cost advantages for foreign firms operating in China, the city of Qingdao is seeking to diversify its economy – one of the most open to FDI in the country – with much of its growth centred around its marine economy.

China enjoys second quarter FDI boost

Inflows of FDI to China have increased dramatically in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the first quarter of the year.

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