In 2017, we saw the consolidation of China’s power and influence globally, and of Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s power nationally.
This year, the party will try to use this to tackle some of its biggest economic hurdles such as financial risk, environmental pollution and maintaining social cohesion.
China is getting ready for the Lunar New Year holiday – a time of family gatherings, renewal, and considerable household spending.
As the Year of the Dog approaches, companies keen to cater to the world’s second largest economy need to be aware of a trend gradually taking hold among its 1.39 billion inhabitants: they are becoming more sensitive to climate change and environmental issues, and open to new ways of combating it.
Foreign directors and investors face fresh opportunities and challenges as China’s economic and social reform drive gathers momentum under a new leadership team led by President Xi Jinping.
The 19th National Congress marks the start of President Xi’s second term in office.
His unanimous re-election as the Secretary-General of the Central Committee, and leader of the Politburo Standing Committee was never in question.