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.


Biodegradable Plastics Market in China - Ready to Take the Next Step?

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client market research report: China Biodegradable Plastics Market Research Report.

China’s Green Revolution

 According to GCiS China Strategic Research, 135,000 tons of bio-plastics were sold in the China market in 2016. Largely driven by regulatory mandates in environmental protection, the bio-plastics market is expected to continue growing over the next 5 years. Following the State Council’s ‘Order to Limit Plastics’ in 2007, Jilin and Jiangsu have gone further to implement a ‘No Plastics Order’ in 2015 and 2017 respectively. The latter order bans the production and sale of disposable plastic bags or tableware made using non-biodegradable materials. Local Jilin officials are also made accountable as their annual performance review will incorporate performance indicators related to the implementation of the order.

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China's B2B Companies and Their Social Media Practices

Over the past 5-10 years, social media has changed Chinese society significantly, altering both the way people live and how business is done. In the business sphere, consumer product companies have been quick to use these new tools and platforms to connect with consumers and expand their marketing.

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