China Insights

GCiS shares a mix of China economy and business observations, industry articles based on recently published multi-client reports, infographics composed with public statistics and annual reviews of China demographics.

 

Industrial Digitalization in China

Digitalization is a developing trend that is practiced across different levels - individual, organization, industry or country. Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines digitalization as the “adoption or increase in the use of digital or computer technology. Underlying digitalization is the process of digitization, defined by OED as the “action or process of digitizing the conversion of analogue data into digital form”. Some notable examples of digitization are the shift from film negatives to digital photos and from music cassettes to digital music. Digitalization has changed the way we connect with one another. It was not too long ago when we shifted from postal service to electronic mail or when gadgets like the computer, phone and camera became rolled into a device small enough to fit into our pockets. While there has been a lot of talk about digitalization in the consumer setting, what is it when applied in the industrial setting is less clear.

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Main Industries in China's Southwest Region

China's Southwest has historically been caught in an awkward geographical location - being landlocked and having poor access to the conventional trade routes. But with significant investment build up as a result of policies like the Belt and Road Initiative as well as infrastructure improvements like the China-Europe freight route, trade is booming in China's Southwest. Between 2007-2016, the annual import and export value of Chongqing and Sichuan have increased at a compound annual growth rate of 22% and 13% respectively. Beyond trade development, we will look at other aspects of China's Southwest development in this infographic. 

 

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GCiS applies standard procedures and methodology in both custom market research and multi-client market research reports. We focus on Chemicals and Materials, Power and Energy, Building and Construction, Industrial and Capital Goods, Medical Systems, and Transport.

Wastewater treatment In China

Wastewater treatment In China

Water pollution is just one of the environmental challenges facing China’s policy makers. According to statistics , around 32.5% of China’s 7 major river systems and 29.2% of China’s major basins do not meet the prevailing water quality standards (grade III and below) in 2015. Municipal wastewater treatment is typically undertaken by local governments, especially in the urban areas. Industrial wastewater treatment, on the other hand, is often done in-factory or in centralized treatment facilities located within industrial parks. the graph shows the wastewater treatment volume, capacity and cost.

 

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China’s 13th Five Year Plan & the Wastewater Treatment Industry

China’s 13th Five Year Plan & the Wastewater Treatment Industry

 

Background

The fact that China’s rapid social and economic development is resulting in the degradation of the ecological environment is not news anymore. Water pollution is just one of the environmental challenges facing China’s policy makers. Just how serious is the problem? According to statistics from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), around 32.5% of China’s 7 major river systems and 29.2% of China’s major basins do not meet the prevailing water quality standards (grade III and below) in 2015.

 This has been largely due to the long history of unfettered emission of untreated/under-treated industrial, agriculture as well as domestic wastewater into these water bodies. Not only this, investments in wastewater treatment facilities have been both lacking and lagging behind. In the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) period, investments into treating wastewater have decreased, even as investments into cleaning up industrial air emission have increased substantially (see figure 1 below).

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