Doing Business in China

Unprecedented opportunities across all sectors in China – many of which will be in the so-called Regional Cities outside the well-known economic hubs of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

The Chinese economy has grown at just under 10 per cent a year for 32 years, overtaking Japan in 2010 to become the world’s 2nd largest economy. There are a range of opportunities across the market.

What are the Opportunities?

The opportunities for business in China are not just in the well-known Chinese business centres of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, but also further a field in numerous emerging regional centres. The British economy will benefit considerably if we can harness our strengths to the many opportunities throughout China.

Overseas Business Risk

Read our report giving more details of overseas business risk in relation to China.

This covers:

  • Political and economic background

  • Bribery & corruption

  • Terrorism threat

  • Protective security advice

  • Intellectual property

  • Organised crime

FCO political and economic updates

FCO updates for China will keep you up-to-date with major political and economic issues relating to China.

Guide to Doing Business in China

UKTI has produced a guide aimed at companies experienced in overseas trade who are new to doing business with China. This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to sources of help.

  • Introduction

  • Preparing to Export

  • How to do Business

  • What are the challenges

  • Business Etiquette

  • How to invest in China

  • Contacts

Download the China Doing Business Guide

The City of London initiative on London as a centre for renminbi (RMB) business was launched on 18 April 2012. The role of the initiative is to consider practical measures to support the development of London as a centre for RMB business. A resource pack provides further information on RMB products and services and contains a factsheet on corporate and treasury services, FAQs and industry specific case studies. These can be accessed on the City of London website.

Sector Reports

For information on your sector in China including characteristics of the market, opportunities and key contacts, please check out the latest sector briefings.

Countries: China
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