Xiamen • Nanjing • Changzhou •Shanghai
CIFIT & Xiamen:
CIFIT, organized by China’s Ministry of Commerce, is currently the largest international fair for investment and trade in China. Major components of CIFIT include: investment/trade exhibition, forums and seminars on bi-lateral investment and trade, and project matchmaking symposia. CIFIT is unique in combining investment and trade, exhibition with project negotiation, project promotion with policy consultation, as well as policy seminars with information releases. These comprehensive services make CIFIT the premier event for foreign and domestic businesses and governments. More information about CIFIT can be found at the official CIFIT web site: www.chinafair.org.cn/english/index. Xiamen is one of China’s first four Special Economic Zones and a regional economic hub for international trade, manufacturing, financial services and international conferences.
Nanjing, once the nation's capital city, is becoming an important commercial center in China. In 2010, Nanjing's GDP ranked 14th in the country. The city features traditional industries such as electronics, automobile, petrochemical, iron and steel, and power, as well as new hi-tech and biotech industries. Nanjing's service industry is also robust, accounting for 44 percent of the city's GDP. Nanjing is well-known for its various industrial and development zones, such as Nanjing Baixia Hi-Tech Industrial Zone, Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone, and Nanjing Export Processing Zone, which play important roles in Nanjing's economic development. On average, two new foreign firms establish offices in Nanjing every day.
With a central location, developed infrastructure, and efficient investment services provided by local government, Changzhou has been increasing its economic presence in the Yangtze River Delta. Changzhou has remained as one of the most developed cities in Jiangsu Province, ranked third after Suzhou and Wuxi. Its GDP increased at an average annual growth rate of 18 percent between 2005 and 2009. The Changzhou Municipal Government is prioritizing five "pillar" industries: machinery, electronics and pharmaceuticals. According to Forbes, Changzhou has deemed the 9th best city for business in China in2008.
Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River Delta on China’s eastern coast, Shanghai has become the center for finance and trade in China. With a population of over 20 million, Shanghai is characterized by its international/cosmopolitan feel, strong base in manufacturing and technology, superb transportation and communication infrastructure and highly educated and modernized workforce.
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