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RAW MATERIALS INDEX RATE – MAY 2019

Here-under, the index rate of raw materials in China throughout the last 6 months. Available in PDF : Download Newsletter VVR 2019 MAY VVRParis, France 6 passage Tenaille, 75014 Paris +33 1 42 93 45 81 contact@vvrinternational.com VVRShanghai, Chine 14# Shanghai Garden Phase Ⅰ, 7888 Humin Road, Minhang District +86 21 3422 7164 103 contact@vvrchina.com VVRGuangzhou,...

THE ROBOTICS EMPIRE

Subtitle   The seventh China Information Technology Expo took place between the 9 and the 11th of April 2019 in Shenzhen. In this event which gathered the World leaders of technologies, the visitors could discover and try the news and innovation like the Youxiaomei robot of the that served cups of tea. Although the exhibitors...

LISTE 2019 DES SALONS A VENIR EN CHINE

Ci-dessous, une liste des salons qui auront lieu en Chine début 2019. Ne manquez pas ces rendez-vous dans votre secteur d’activité ! Juin 3-5 juin -BUILDEX CHINA 2019- Shanghai 3-6 juin -AQUATECH CHINA 2019- Shanghai 3-6 juin -SNEC 13th (2019) International Photovoltaic Power - Shanghai 4-6 juin -TOPWINE CHINA 2019- Beijing 9-11 juin -EC EXPO 2019- Beijing 9-12 juin...

The VVR International activity in short

Overview of the year 2018 and perspectives for the year 2019 According to Camille Verchery, CEO of VVR International, “2018 was a very interesting year that saw a lot of projects achieved. On the industrial front, the essential of the VVR International activity focused on the negotiation of strategic partnerships and on the support of...

Digitalizing your company in China

Not merely a tech-business China seems well ahead on the digitization road: use of new technologies in services (e.g. the mobile payments) , use of artificial intelligence and big data analysis in decision-making (e.g. the Court of Hangzhou), consumers’ behaviors (e.g. the shared bikes), public investments (cf VVR’s article on smart energies)… As a consequence...

CHINA’S URBAN MAP

First, second, third and fourth-tier cities A May 2018 report by Morgan Stanley asserts that the future of China’s growth (by 2030) will lie within lower-tier cities (namely the third and fourth-tier). It is more and more common to see economic analyses regarding China make use of this urban classification. While being a useful analytical...

RAW MATERIALS INDEX RATE – DECEMBER 2018

Here-under, the index rate of raw materials in China throughout the last 6 months. Available in PDF : Download Newsletter VVR 2018 NOVEMBER Ask us your questions VVRParis, France 6 passage Tenaille, 75014 Paris +33 1 42 93 45 81 contact@vvrinternational.com VVRShanghai, Chine 14# Shanghai Garden Phase Ⅰ, 7888 Humin Road, Minhang District +86 21 3422...

SPOTLIGHT ON THE “TAOBAO VILLAGES”

Taobao : It is Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, launched back in 2003. This C2C platform gathers today over 500 millions of active users. Besides, they also developed a B2C platform in 2008 called T-Mall. These two platforms saw the transaction of some 3 trillion yuans over the year 2017. It is very likely that a large part...

ALL ABOUT THE CHINESE CALENDAR

October is a special month in China: because of the Mid-Autumn festival and the National Day (the 1st of October), Chinese enjoy a week-long holiday.  Some go on travelling, but most still use this rare holiday time to gather with their family. Life in China follows a calendar quite different from the Western one… This...

THE LOGISTICS OF ONE BELT ONE ROAD

With many Europeans coming back from holidays, their minds full of travel memories, we suggest staying in this ambiance, and to learn this month about how products now travel between Europe and China. Since the President XI Jinping unveiled the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013, most commentators agree to qualify this gigantic...

CROSS-BORDER E-COMMERCE

What is in it for European brands? Today, no need to be in China to sell in China. 58 million of new Chinese consumers adopted e-commerce in 2017 Among the astonishing figures about e-commerce in China released last May (1.130 trillion USD of sales on Internet in 2017, 40% of the products being international products),...

CHINA’S BEER MARKET

Last week, temperatures went up to 35° in Shanghai and Guangzhou, and reached 40° in Beijing… Summer and its dog days are back in China! For more and more Chinese, it is time to enjoy a cool beer, beer that comes as a huge opportunity for European breweries: imported beers are increasingly popular among Chinese...

HOW CAN A COMPANY ADAPT TO THE NEW CONSUMPTION HABITS IN CHINA?

Two stories about tea and dairy products The conclusions of the governmental report that was released in May at the E-commerce Convention in Beijing came as no surprise: e-commerce transactions grew by 11,7% in 2017. Several facts were as well underlined in this report: the outstanding development of the cross-border e-commerce (+120% in cross-border imports),...

2018 CHINESE PHARMACEUTIC SECTOR AT A GLANCE

China’s 1.4 billion-large population is getting richer and older, creating one of the potentially most profitable market for pharmaceuticals, an industry where Western companies’ R&D has still no Chinese equivalent. In 2016, China becomes the second largest market worldwide for medicines, with a market worth 110 billion USD. Yet, this market is still not mature...

CHINA AND SMART ENERGY

Smart energy solutions must be discussed when one tries to understand the current Chinese economic environment. In three of our publications already, we described Chinese engagements in electric cars, green buildings and renewable energies, and we showed the challenges that the Chinese authorities faced to fulfill these commitments. In this April article, we offer you...

ON THE CHINESE ROAD TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Much has already been written on China’s plan to become an Artificial Intelligence (AI)’s world leader by 2030. These two trendy words also appear almost daily in the Chinese media and political communication. Thus, based on the analysis of governmental plan and the reading of the relevant press, this article seeks to depict today’s actual...

THE CHINESE EMBARGO ON FRENCH BEEF WILL BE LIFTED WITHIN 6 MONTHS

Chinese people are getting ready for the dog’s year, French President Macron offered a horse to his Chinese counterpart, yet another Chinese sign is drawing the attention of French exporters to China: the beef. During his official visit, Emmanuel Macron announced the total lift of the Chinese embargo on bovine meat “within six months”. The...

“SINGLE DAY” IN CHINA

New sales record for Chinese giant Alibaba Alibaba hit a new sales record on November 11th, 2017 or Singles’ day. The Chinese e-commerce giant reported that sales during what has become over the last decade the world’s biggest shopping day amounted to $25.3 billion, a 40 percent jump compared to the same period last year....

THE ACQUISITION OF CHINESE SMES IS GETTING POPULAR AMONGST FRENCH COMPANIES

VVR International's CEO Camille Verchery speaks for Classe Export Since 2013, a susbstantial number of French firms of a certain size have been willing to acquire Chinese SMEs or ISEs (Intermediate-Sized Enterprises), whose turnover is between 5 and 50 million Euros. This trend is creating a basis of a true bilateral evolution of the market....

MOBILE PAYMENTS: CHINA SPREADS ITS TENTACULES

Is cash an endangered species? China is no exception. On the contrary. It even stays one step ahead of the Western countries. If the latter still enjoy their credit/debit card payments, the Chinese have skipped this stage and gone straight to mobile payment. All in all in just five years. Paying with a smartphone just...

RENEWABLE ENERGIES

China bites off more than it can chew When it comes to renewable energies, China seems to be insatiable. In a decade, the country has become the world leader in renewable energy production, surpassing the United States last year, according to the latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy. China is currently contributing about 40...

CHINA’S AMBITIONS FOR A NEW SILK ROAD

Restoring the Silk Road. On May 14th and 15th, China held its first international forum devoted to the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project, bringing together some 100 country representatives in Beijing. Launched by Chinese President Xi Jingping in late 2013, the initiative aims to revive the ancient Silk Road, a huge network of land...

China’s growing electric vehicle market

Foreigners hit speed bumps. China is expected to reach 7 million new energy domestic vehicle (NEV) sales by 2025, according to Beijing’s 13th Five-Year Plan, finalized in 2015. Chinese NEV sales – the term China uses to refer to battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell cars – totaled 951,477 units between January 2011 and December...

CHINA LEADS IN GREEN BUILDING

China is the world’s largest green building market. With more than 1 billion square feet of certified green, sustainable building space, China has now surpassed the United States. It only took China half the time – about 10 years, compared to the US. China aims for a 50 percent commercial green building rate by 2020,...

HOW TO PREPARE THE DISTRIBUTION OF ONE’S PRODUCTS IN CHINA?

The current economic situation is pushing the organizations to designate export as the leading way to save the country. SME’s are considered as the spearhead of this strategy of external development. In this context, some developing countries with high growth rate have become the targets for export and China is obviously a part of it....

2019 LIST OF EXHIBITIONS IN CHINA

Here-under a list of exhibitions happening during 2019 in China. Check out the rendez-vous not to miss in your own business sector! June June 3-5 -BUILDEX CHINA 2019- Shanghai June 3-6 -AQUATECH CHINA 2019- Shanghai June 3-6 -SNEC 13th (2019) International Photovoltaic Power - Shanghai June 4-6 -TOPWINE CHINA 2019- Beijing June 9-11 -EC EXPO 2019- Beijing June...