Hong Kong is touting itself as a wine hub. At a recent conference, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So highlighted why the former British colony has what it takes to quench Asia’s thirst for grapes.
To get a read on China’s industrial property sector, Russel Beron looks at recent trends and speaks with two top movers and shakers
Do you Speak Chinese? (and Other Misperceptions About Supply Chain Success Inside the Great Wall) - By Paul Matthews, Helen Chen, Michel Brekelmans - L.E.K. Consulting
The roaring Chinese economy has many Western executives focused on how to use this region to improve their global manufacturing operations and expand their footprint in the dynamic Asian market. But this allure has been tempered by headlines of dramatic Chinese wage increases, product quality problems and other factors that erode the bottom line. These concerns are often exacerbated because many companies fail to grasp the nuances of Chinese business or the impact of its dramatic regional differences.
By becoming an economic bloc in 2015 ASEAN will take on its giant neighbours India and China
“Asian countries that have low labour costs and strong logistics should benefit as global manufacturers seek new locations away from China”
DHL opens giant hub in China’s financial metropolis, FedEx and UPS set to follow suit
Shanghai, already the world’s largest sea-port, is also on course to become the world’s top air cargo hub by 2015, according to the head of the city’s airport authority.