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Understanding China: Business & Economics

This guide provides useful information and links to resources on China.

At A Glance


The following information have been carefully selected for your reference. Some resources may have bias perspectives. Please approach the SMU Libraries ( ) should you have any doubts or need clarifications.


Explore more Beijing Central Business District, or Beijing CBD -- home to over two thirds of the companies listed in Financial Times 500 based in Beijing. Covering about 4 km² on the east side of the city, the area has become a symbol of China’s fast development.

China's economic growth is slowing down. But what is really going on in the world's second largest economy? .


This section explores the various aspects of doing business in China.

Business Law

  • Legal Updates
    This link provides a comprehensive guide to the legal regulations in China.

Economics & Infrastructure

This section explores the economics and infrastructure in China.

China is the world’s largest producer of rice and is among the principal sources of wheat, corn (maize), soybeans, peanuts (groundnuts), and cotton. The country is one of the world’s largest producers of a number of industrial and mineral products—including cotton cloth, tungsten, and antimony—and is an important producer of cotton yarn, coal, crude oil. The technological level and quality standards of many of its industries have improved rapidly and dramatically.

Upcoming Plans

China is embracing megaprojects at an unprecedented rate and will - over the course of a few decades. Learn more through this on the complete phase of the planned infrastructure.

Additional Resources

Business Etiquette

China's business culture and etiquette is very much different from Western business practice. Learn some basic Chinese business culture before making your trip.

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