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Business Insights: China, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Increasingly open to foreign investment and with a burgeoning consumer market, China represents an enormous commercial opportunity — but how can businesses succeed? Business Insights: China gives readers an overview of the corporate business achievements already made in China and a comprehensive guide to the opportunities available for other businesses, wherever they are in the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Contributors’ notes
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. PART ONE: China’s macro-risk environment
    1. 1.1 Political risk within China
    2. 1.2 Political risk from China internationally
    3. 1.3 China’s population and GDP growth in a global context
    4. 1.4 The domestic economy
    5. 1.5 Inbound foreign investment
    6. 1.6 China’s outbound foreign investment
    7. 1.7 Foreign trade and global imbalances
  10. PART TWO: The regulatory and legal framework
    1. 2.1 Government structures and administration
    2. 2.2 Company, foreign investment and joint venture law
    3. 2.3 Brand protection in China
    4. 2.4 Key developments in the corporate income tax regime
    5. 2.5 Choosing partners
  11. PART THREE: Inward investment considerations
    1. 3.1 Accessing the emerging market opportunity and managing the risk
    2. 3.2 Joint ventures negotiations: a more modern approach
    3. 3.3 The use of guanxi to minimize business and regulatory risk
    4. 3.4 Intellectual property education in China
    5. 3.5 Transparency risks in Chinese corporate reporting
    6. 3.6 Equity joint ventures (EJVs) vs cooperative joint ventures (CJVs)
  12. PART FOUR: Key sectors of Chinese business growth
    1. 4.1 China’s automotive industry today
    2. 4.2 The outlook for China’s automotive industry
    3. 4.3 Outsourcing: the drive for global leadership
    4. 4.4 Integrating quality controls in enterprise risk management: the case of outsourced manufacturing in China
    5. 4.5 China: the next outsourcing powerhouse
  13. PART FIVE: Areas of increasing operational risk
    1. 5.1 Risks in distance management
    2. 5.2 Managing your supply chain risk
    3. 5.3 Post-investment operational management risks
    4. 5.4 Sustainability risk management in China
    5. 5.5 Creating an effective compliance programme
  14. PART SIX: From practical experience
    1. 6.1 China risks: how to identify, manage and avoid them
    2. 6.2 Risk management challenges for importers and exporters
    3. 6.3 A cautionary tale from the past
    4. 6.4 Case study highlights from current projects
  15. Appendix I: Contributors contact list
  16. Appendix II: International accountancy and law firms with offices in mainland China, leading Chinese law firms
  17. Appendix III: British Chambers of Commerce in China
  18. Appendix IV: Useful business and trade organizations in the UK and China
  19. Appendix V: Universities and business schools offering Chinese Studies
  20. Index