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List of 100+ Informative China News Websites

List of 100+ Informative China News Websites

by Matt Slater 31 October 2019

This article identifies over one hundred of the most informative English-language China news websites. 

By regularly sharing news from China on our social media channels we have identified many good sources and thought it would be a good idea to share these with you, our readers.

So if you are looking for websites with news on China, look no further than this long list we have compiled.

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The 100 Largest China City Economies by GDP

The 100 Largest China City Economies by GDP

by Matt Slater 30 August 2019

Do you want to know which China city economies are the driving force behind Mainland China's huge and growing GDP figures?

As China's best-known cities, it came as no surprise that 2019 data popular in Chinese media identified Shanghai and Beijing as the cities with the largest GDP, but few will even have heard of Xinyang, which was ranked 100th.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's national GDP reached a new high of CNY 90,031bn (USD 13,608) in 2018, but which other Chinese cities had the largest share of this GDP? Keep reading to find out.

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10 Most Popular China Sharing Services

10 Most Popular China Sharing Services

by Matt Slater 13 August 2019

Visit any Chinese city these days and you are bound to see rows and rows of brightly colored shared bicycles - they are the most visible of the many China sharing services.

Whilst shared bicycles might be the most well known, they are far from the only popular shared service in China though.

Keep reading to learn more about how shared bicycles and some of the other popular China sharing services work, including battery packs, sports equipment and cars!

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8 Most Useful China Map Websites

8 Most Useful China Map Websites

by Matt Slater 21 May 2019

Whether you are planning a trip to China, researching a specific location, or trying to figure out how bad the Beijing rush hour is, there are plenty of good reasons to use China map websites.

Although most international map websites cover China, these websites face various restrictions which mean they can't provide a service as in-depth as their Chinese counterparts, so it is a good idea to know your options.

In this article we introduce the 8 most useful China map websites, including both international services available in your language, and some impressive domestic websites only available in Chinese.

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List of Countries with Freight Trains from China

List of Countries with Freight Trains from China

by Matt Slater 25 February 2019

In recent years freight trains from China have been capturing newspaper headlines by arriving in more and more countries.

Perhaps there is no more striking example of this then when the first China to Spain cargo train returned to Yiwu having covered a world record 16,156-mile round trip in 2015.

Read this article to learn about China's push for international rail cargo and find our which countries have already received freight trains from China.

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Chinese Business Gifts

10 Popular Chinese Business Gifts (+ A Few To Avoid)

by Matt Slater 27 September 2018

Here we introduce some Chinese business gifts which are commonly presented to customers, guests and employees by companies in China.

Like elsewhere in the world, giving gifts is a good way of communicating and to build relationships, but the traditions in China are likely to be a bit different to in your country. 

Exchanging gifts is an important part of Chinese business culture and giving the wrong gift can lead to embarrassment and misunderstandings, so we have covered some of the Chinese business gifts to avoid in this article too.

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China High-Tech Zones

List of China High-Tech Zones

by Matt Slater 12 July 2018

The first China high-tech zone was established in Beijing in 1988 at Zhongguancun Science Park.

Since then the number of national-level high-tech zones has increased rapidly and there are currently 169 zones located in 31 provinces.

As well as giving an overview, in this article we list and provide details of these China high-tech zones, including their focus industries and official websites.

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China City Tiers

China City Tiers - An Overview

by Matt Slater 31 May 2018

If you've ever visited China or researched the Chinese market, you will probably have heard of the concept of "China city tiers".

Brought about by the rapid growth of Chinese cities over the last 20 years, labelling a city as "1st Tier" or "2nd Tier" became a convenient way to quickly describe its relative level of development.

This article introduces and provides maps for each of the China city tiers and identifies which tier 338 different Mainland China cities are ranked under.

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China Free Trade Zones

China Free Trade Zones - Where Are They?

by Matt Slater 25 April 2018

Since establishing the first China Free Trade Zone in Shanghai in 2013, Chinese authorities have moved swiftly to establish a further 10 zones, with even more planned.

Although the Shanghai Free Trade Zone is now fairly well known among foreign companies, awareness of the other zones is still relatively low.

This article gives an overview of the 11 China Free Trade Zones currently in operation and outlines where they are located.

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International Chamber of Commerce in China

List of International Chamber of Commerce in China

by Matt Slater 31 August 2016

For many businesses, contacting your country’s Chamber of Commerce in China is a great starting point for exploring opportunities in the Chinese market.

The large number of Chamber of Commerce in China means that there is a good chance that your country has representation, and some of the more active countries even have multiple chambers or offices across China.

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