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Print Resources

  • American Business in China. Torrance, CA : Caravel, Inc., 1996.
    LC Call Number:   HF3128.A6
    Available in: Asian Reading Room: China Reference
    Business Reading Room: Foreign Industrial Directories Alcove
    LC Control # 95-646091
    Includes 1995/96 directory of U.S. firms operating in China, with complete address, name of contact person, telephone and fax number. Also provides information on exporting to China. Other special features of the book include a summary of china's foreign investment policy, major technology projects through the year 2000; laws and regulations on foreign resident offices and the pros and cons of moving business offices into China via Hong Kong.
  • China Business, the Portable Encyclopedia for Doing Business with China. Christine Genzberger ... [et al.]. San Rafael, CA, World Trade Press, 1995.
    LC Call Number:   HC427.92.C4636
    Available in: Asian Reading Room: China Reference
    Business Reading Room
    LC Control # 93-45977
    A practical guide book providing background and useful information leads on doing business in China. covers many important aspects of China business operations; major topics include economy, current issues, opportunities, foreign investment, foreign trade, import/export policy and procedures, industry reviews, trade fairs, business travel, business culture, demographics, marketing, business entities and formation, labor, business law, financial institutions, currency and foreign exchange, international payments, corporation taxation, personal taxation, ports and airports, a business dictionary and important addresses.
  • China Business Register '96. Irwindale, CA : China Business Register Corp. ; Beijing : Beijing Nisen Advertising Ltd., 1996.
    LC Call Number:   HC426.C48143
    Available in: Business Reading Room: Foreign Industrial Directories Alcove
    Lc Control # 97-645767
    This directory lists about 20,000 foreign trade-oriented Chinese firms, categorized by their business activity and location. Each entry contains information on the firm's telephone and fax number, English and Chinese name, SIC code, category type, revenue and primary product listings. Also lists address and phone numbers of Chinese government agencies dealing with foreign business and trade. Six indices in both Chinese and English allow lookups by company name, keyword and SIC code. The directory is published in the U.S. and updated annually. The publisher also has established information hotlines on doing business in China: Tel: (818) 856-3531; Fax (818) 856-3533.
  • China Finance (Chung-kuo chin jung=Zhongguo jinrong), compiled by the People's Bank of China. China Financial and Banking Publishing House. 1950 -
    LC Call Number:    HG201 .C48 9228
    Available in: Asian Reading Room: 9228 Orien China
    LC Control # 85-650892
    The most authoritative monthly publication on Chinese banking and financial policies, international finance, credit unions, and other issues relating to banking and finance.
  • China's New Business Elite: The Political Consequences of Economic Reform. Margaret M. Pearson. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997.
    LC Call Number:   HC427.92 .P39 1997
    Available in: Business Reading Room
    LC Control # 96-026088
    A scholarly study of a group defined by the author as "china's business elite," professional and technocratic managers of modern companies, particularly those in the foreign sector and those engaged in private entreprenuerial enterprises. Topics covered include historical antecedents, the autonomy and political behavior of this group, the socialist corporatism of business associations, and the emergence of hybrid state-society relations in post-Mao China. The appendix includes a summary of Foreign Direct Investment in China, 1979-1995.
  • Ching chi tao pao = Economic Reporter. Hong Kong : Economic Information & Agency. 1947-
    LC Call umber:   HC59.C52975
    Available in Asian Reading Room: 6289 Orien China
    LC Control # 89-640668
    A frequently used weekly review of the current foreign trade, business, and economic information about China and Hong Kong.
  • Dun's Directory of Major Corporations in P.R. China = Chung-hua jen men kung ho kuo chu yao ch`i yeh chih nan. Hong Kong : Dun & Bradstreet HK Ltd. 1998.
    LC Call Number:   HG4249.Z65 D86
    Available in: Business Reading Room: Foreign Industrial Directories Alcove
    LC Control # 97-645962
    A comprehensive, fact-filled reference to the largest 20,000 companies in China, including joint ventures, import and export companies, bank and finance, and manufacturing companies in mainland China. Volume One provides a detailed listing of companies. Companies are arranged in alphabetical order and categorized in four business groups: Finance Institutions, Foreign Investment Enterprises, Importers/Exporters and Manufacturers. Each entry includes Dun's number, company name, address, telephone and fax number, executive name and title, SIC code, line of business, year of founding, and staff size. Some entries also provide information on the company's fixed assets, sales, capital, investment, three indexes, including a classification by foreign investment enterprises, by provice and SIC codes and company name.
  • Tibet Directory of Industry and Commerce = Bod ljons bzo tshod khe las min gzun. Xinhua Publishing House, 1990. 292 pp.
    LC Call Number:   HC428.T48B 1990
    Available in: Asian Reading Room: Orien Tib - China Reference
    LC Control # 93-927831
    A tri-lingual Tibetan, Chinese, and English directory of industrial and commercial enterprises in Lhasa City, and surrounding prefectures, including information on relevant administrative bureaus and departments. Included also are notes on "Projects for Cooperation" for those interested in development projects.
  • See also the China Section in the Business Reference Service guide: Business Management and the Economy in East Asia

CD-ROM Resources

  • China Stock Exchange Information on CD-ROM. Beijing, China: China National Publishing Industry Trading Company, 1999-
    LC Call Nmber:   On Order
    Will be available in: Asian Reading Room
    Provides detailed information on all trading companies in China, including their daily stock exchange activities, responsible personnel, financial data, and trading trends.

Internet Resources

  • China Business Vista
    Publisher: Xindeco Business Information Co.
    Useful business information site in English and Chinese. Contains information in the following categories: Business news (including stock summaries), China Business Reference Desk, financial data of the day, including stock closings in Shanghai, Hang Sen, Taipei, as well as exchange rate from US$ to RMB, HK$, NT$, and Yen, China Conference Central, which has the latest information on fairs, exhibitions, conferences, and expos throughout the country; featured products amd services and "Wanted to Buy" Bulletin Board.
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
    Publisher: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)
    Has hypertext links to information on China in the following areas: general information and news, law and regulations, guide for doing business, trade leads, and useful addresses and links, including address, telephone and fax numbers of government departments and agencies related to foreign trade, complete address and contact information on Chinese foreign trade associations and chambers of commerce.
  • Chinese Finance Association
    Publisher: The Chinese Finance Association
    A good source of information on China economic and financial news, providing finance links, conference and general information about the Chinese Finance Association.

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