On 17 February 2017, EU Member State delegates voted on the highly controversial European Commission proposal to counter unfair pricing methods and state aid linked to solar cells and solar panels originating in mainland China. The Commission’s revised proposal was backed by a sufficient number of Member States, causing the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures to be extended for another 18 months, rather than the two years the Commission had originally proposed. More
The National Development and Reform Commission recently issued the Catalogue of Priority Industries for Foreign Investment in the Central and Western Regions (2017 Revision), which will take effect on 20 March 2017. The Catalogue of Priority Industries for Foreign Investment in the Central and Western Regions (2013 Revision) will be abrogated at the same time. More
A marked share of Guangxi’s industrial production is related to the region’s rich mineral deposits and agri- and aqua-cultural outputs, such as sugarcane and food processing, nonferrous metal, etc. Machinery industry is another major sector including automobiles, heavy mining machinery, electrical & electronics, instruments & apparatus, standard parts and component. More
Pingdingshan is rich in coal and freshwater resources. It has the largest demonstrated coal reserve in Henan Province, with an amount of 10.3 billion tons. The industry sector is the largest economic contributor to the city, accounting for 46% of the GDP in 2015. Major industries include equipment manufacturing, raw chemicals and chemical products, non-metal mining, non-ferrous metallurgy, oil refining and coking.
Many Chinese mainland cities are home to a growing number of “little dining tables” (xiaofanzhuo), dedicated after-school care centres that cover the gap between the end of classes and the time when busy parents get home from work. More
Nanyang is a major crops and cotton production base in Henan. The agricultural sector accounted for 18% of the GDP in 2015. The industry sector accounted for 38% of the GDP in 2015. Textiles, non-metal products, chemicals, oil and natural gas exploitation, electrical energy and agricultural products processing are the pillar industries of the city.
Ningxia has a total area of more than 66 thousand square kilometers. Its population stood at 6.68 million in 2015. Among tertiary industries, in terms of value-added, the sector of financial intermediation was the leading sector accounting for 8.8% of the GDP in 2015, followed by the sector of transport, storage and post with a share of 6.9% of GDP. The wholesale and retail sector accounted for 4.7% of the GDP. More
Shijiazhuang is one of the country's biological industrial bases. Leading enterprises includes North China Pharmaceutical Huasheng Corp and Japan-invested North China Pharmaceutical Beta Corp, which are both under North China Pharmaceutical Group. Other pillar industries in the city are chemicals, electronics and information technology, equipment manufacturing, and textiles and garments. The industry sector accounted for 40% of the GDP in 2015.
Tangshan’s GDP ranked 1st among all cities in Hebei, accounting for 20% of the province’s GDP in 2015. Tangshan has been an important industrial city since the Qing Dynasty. The industry sector is the largest contributor to Tangshan’s economy, accounting for 51% of the GDP in 2015. Major industries include metallurgy, mining, coal and equipment manufacturing.