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Online malls light up
Nationally and internationally regarded as the capital of Mainland China’s lighting industry, Guzhen – a town just to the northwest of Zhongshan city in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area – has been particularly hard hit by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
14 April 2021
Power grows in sunshine
Electric appliances and related equipment, along with renewable power generation systems, are key exports for Mainland China and Hong Kong, with sub-Saharan Africa quickly shaping up to be a high-potential market for both sectors.
7 April 2021
Fertile ground for biotech
COVID-19 has swept the world in the past year. Being able to make clinical diagnoses quickly and accurately is of crucial importance in combating the increasing threat of infectious diseases.
31 March 2021
Education starts early
More than 500 brands from all across Mainland China took part in the 11th International Kids’ Education Expo, which recently took place at Guangzhou’s Poly World Trade Center Exhibition Hall.
24 March 2021
Small screens triumph
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” for many lines of business, the COVID-19 pandemic called to mind the second part of the opening quote to Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, not so much the first.
17 March 2021
Central bankers go digital
As fintech transforms financial transactions both within and between economies, and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Facebook’s Diem, central bankers are looking at offering digital versions of their traditional units.
10 March 2021
Fresh shape for transformer
In the four decades since establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ) turbo-charged Mainland China’s switch to export-driven growth, Hong Kong and its neighbouring Guangdong cities have been pivotal in the development, driving investment and commodities in and products out.
3 March 2021
Start-ups look to Greater Bay Area
The Guangdong‑Hong Kong‑Macao Greater Bay Area is making great efforts to build an international technology and innovation centre as well as developing into an innovation‑driven economy.
24 Feb 2021
Streamlined supply chain
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global supply chain, with a new normal characterised by remote working, learning and entertainment, an unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), and accelerated digital transformation throughout the supply chain.
17 Feb 2021
Wading through export challenges
The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, spreading protectionism from trade to finance and technology and socio-political disturbances across major and emerging economies generated a perfect storm for the global economy, according to the International Monetary Fund.
10 Feb 2021
Virus as furnace
Just as Mainland China took two years to fully recover from the SARS outbreak that hit in 2003 – a process that greatly boosted the then-young Alibaba and Taobao – the United States is now going through its pandemic crucible, the 14th Asian Financial Forum heard last month.
3 Feb 2021
Far-sighted firms tackle myopia surge
In Mainland China, as of 2019, more than 600 million people were affected by myopia.
27 Jan 2021
Health critical for infrastructure
Healthy infrastructure requires a healthy country – and investment in health is a critical component of infrastructure investment.
20 Jan 2021
Bridge to Africa
Mainland China began 2021 with a single step into a giant continent — Africa, The mainland’s free trade agreement (FTA) with Mauritius took effect on the same day as the African Free Trade Continental Area (AfCFTA), which includes Mauritius, rolled out, forging a link between the mainland and Africa.
13 Jan 2021
IPHatch win boosts Greater Bay Area drive
Start-ups often lack research and development (R&D) capital and can extend development by collaborating with leading multinational companies in developing technological patents.
6 Jan 2021
‘Silver’ expo integrates health, elderly care
Guangzhou’s China International Silver Industry Exhibition offered an upbeat update on the sector, with exhibitors presenting a wide range of senior-friendly smart products, while acknowledging that the integration of health and elderly care is very much the emerging service model.
30 Dec 2020
Putting IP to bed
Experiential marketing has become a hot topic among sales and marketing professionals.
23 Dec 2020
Powerhouse for R&D
One of the strongest trends in the 2020s is certain to be a surge in electric-vehicle sales, which will bring a massive increase in demand for lithium-ion batteries.
16 Dec 2020
Summit-eye view of logistics shake-up
The COVID-19 pandemic has turbo-charged the supply chain shake-up which the Sino-United States trade dispute initiated.
8 Dec 2020
SmartHK plugs into Sichuan
The large, central province of Sichuan serves as an internal pivot for China, linking the subtropical south and temperate north, the heavily industrialised east and mountainous west.
2 Dec 2020
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