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.


China's Fuel Cells Market is a Long Way Off

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Fuel Cells Market Research Report.

Despite funding and support, high costs and the exclusion of adequate distribution channels in China’s newly built energy infrastructure weigh heavily against the emergence of fuel cells. Pity, latent demand would make this the world’s biggest hydrogen market. 

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The China Market for Anti-Corrosive Coatings Introduction

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Automotive Coatings Market Research Report.

A recent study evaluates at USD 276 Bn/year the cost of corrosion on the American economy alone, all surfaces included. In China, where unchecked economic growth has caused extensive damage to the environment, the potential costs of unheeded corrosion might be even higher. Such a huge cost calls for action, and open wide opportunities for suppliers of anti-corrosive coatings (ACC).

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China Characteristics - Do's & Don'ts for China Entry

Here are 7 Do's and Don'ts for China Entry.
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Software Integration in China

The purpose of this article is to provide a living description of the software integration business in China today. Rather than concentrate of market based numbers or focusing on technologies, what we would like to address is what the current situation is actually like: what is being done, why its being done this way and what it means for foreign companies operating in China.

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China Characteristics - Regarding Guanxi

"Guanxi" is the most overused term in the China business environment. The term is central to doing business in China because the concept and practice of Guanxi is so central to the Chinese context. As the Chinese do consider Guanxi important, so the foreigners must learn, adapt and understand.

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