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Understanding China: Business & Economics
This guide provides useful information and links to resources on China.
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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.
The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. Looking at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle.
Tier systems are widely used to classify Chinese cities. The tiers are used by analysts to study consumer behaviour, income level, politics, and local trends to help tune strategies to local conditions.
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.