According to new guidelines issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration, all playmats sold or otherwise distributed within China are required to obtain China Compulsory Certification (CCC) before 30 November 2018. More
With the pet-product market all but saturated in many of the world's more developed countries, the potential size of the China market, as well as the surge in pet-ownership levels there, have proved irresistible for global businesses targetting the sector, as highlighted by the November China International Pet Show (CIPS) in Shanghai, which featured more than its fair share of overseas exhibitors. More
The mainland food industry is being called upon to flag up any overlooked safety concerns or testing shortcomings as the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) looks to overhaul the country’s food inspection regime. More
To help local SMEs develop online retail sales on the mainland, the HKTDC has launched the B2B online transactional platform, hktdc.com Small Orders (Chinese Mainland), and Baidu’s search advertising service on hktdc.com. More
In 2016, Hong Kong is Heilongjiang’s largest source of foreign investment. Hong Kong actually invested a total of US$4,304 million, accounting for 74% of the total utilised FDI. Other major foreign investor in 2016 included the US and Taiwan. More
The Chinese economy grew by 9.3% in 2011 and slowed to 7.7% in both 2012 and 2013. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, GDP grew by 7.3%, 6.9% and 6.7% respectively. Per capita GDP reached RMB53,980 in 2016. In the four quarters of 2017, GDP grew by 6.9% in the first two quarters and 6.8% in the last two quarters, resulting in an average growth of 6.9% for 2017.