Report by China - Britain Busines Council - Opportunities for UK Businesses in China’s Regional Cities

China – Britain Business Council (website) has a research report on "Opportunities for UK Businesses in China’s Regional Cities".
about the report
Registration is needed for the report.
However, the report is available on internet on other site :-)

Report : Opportunities for UK Businesses in China’s Regional Cities
report link

Out of 274 municipalities, 35 regional cities are chosen based on:

  • Local sales
  • Production to supply domestic markets
  • Production to supply export markets
  • Research and development activity

Some highlights:

1. Map & Cities (page 8),

2. city attractiveness by business activity (page 11)

3. Sector specific opportunities (page 15) :

  • Advanced Engineering
  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Life Sciences

4. Key issues and suggested responses (page 21):
Its suggested responses give insights.

Types of key issues: (with many sub – key issues)

  • central and local government challenges
  • market challenges
  • operational challenges

Some government campaigns on regional cities development :
2000 Go West Campaign (西部大开发)
2003 Northeast Regeneration Campaign (东北振兴)
2006 Go Inland Campaign (中部崛起)

There are also Case Studies in the report.

Publication date of the report is 26 Sep 2008.
However, the report still provides insights on potentials of the regional cities.

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