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China unveils measures to increase inbound FDI

With FDI into China declining slightly in 2017, the government has come up with plans designed to boost foreign investment, including a relaxation of restrictions and tax cuts. Nexia’s Flora Luo and Scott Heidecke report.

China lends Cambodia FDI support

After a difficult year for Cambodia’s inbound FDI, China looks ready to assist its neighbour in reversing the trend. Emerson Davis reports.

China leads world in patent applications

China led in patent applications in 2016, with 1.3 million, and accounted more than half of global industrial design filings. The country has also been given credit for improving its intellectual property regime, as Erika Morphy reports.

Google investment boosts China's AI aspirations

Google's first Asian AI centre highlights China's increasing prominence in machine learning.

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View from the C-Suite: Marriott finds Marriott finds China's middle ground

Craig Smith, Marriott International managing director for Asia-Pacific, explains to Natasha Turak how the hotel chain is using local expertise – such as a link up with Alibaba – to make the most of the Chinese middle class's love of travel.

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How will China deliver on One Belt, One Road initiative?

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative aims to build links across Asia to Europe, and many companies are excited by the partnership opportunities it will open up. But others wonder whether traditional physical trade routes will be so essential in a hi-tech future. Erika Morphy reports.

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China chows Belarus intentions with Great Stone investment

Belarus is forging relations with China to reduce its reliance on Russia, and a key project under construction is an industrial park near Minsk that has the approval of both heads of state. Courtney Fingar reports.

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18: Thailand triumphs in inaugural awards

Thailand has topped fDi’s inaugural ranking of global tourism locations with the best potential for investment. The balmy Maldives is second, while Asian business hub Hong Kong has placed third. Cathy Mullan explores the winning locations. 

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China and IP ownership: a risk worth taking?

China's record for not recognising intellectual property ownership is a concern for many foreign companies doing business there. But staying away from such a vast market is not an option for an ambitious global player. Erika Morphy looks into ways of avoiding IP pitfalls when doing business in the country.

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China searches for silver lining to international cloud expansion

Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent have emerged as major investors in cloud computing infrastructure. But they will have to overcome a technological, as well as reputational, gap to compete with their US peers, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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