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China economy to rebound in 2013: AFP survey


China’s economy is poised finally to end a long downward trend in 2013, economists polled by AFP say, as the new communist leadership vows to retool the nation’s investment-led development model and promote a “happy life” for all.   The … Continue reading

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Meet the Chinese Consumer of 2020


Most large consumer-facing companies realize that they will need China to power their growth in the next decade. But to keep pace, these companies will also need to understand the economic, societal, and demographic changes shaping the profiles of consumers and … Continue reading

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iAudit: Apple & Foxconn


Is it possible to run an “ethical supply chain”?   After the publication on March 29th of the first independent audit of the factories Apple uses in China, the iconic consumer electronics giant has definitely become the test case for whether … Continue reading

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