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    November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

    China’s Baby Bust: Consumers, Birth Rates, and Government Impotence

    Chinese baby

    China recently announced intentions to loosen its One Child Policy as part of a broader shift towards a consumption-based economy. As the theory goes, more births equal more demand for products and services as well as additional security for China's savers that they will be looked after in older age - either directly by their numerous kids or indirectly through transfer payments from younger workers. Unfortunately, the relationship between consumption and birth rates is not straightforward or one-sided: Social, cultural, and environmental factors stemming from China's fledgling consumer culture are pushing birth rates down and are likely to continue to do so regardless of government policy. Here's how.  ...Read More

  • What's News? July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Government policy pushes AC unit sales

    Since the implementation of new electricity rates on July 1, 2012, Air Conditioning units that participate included in the government's energy saving subsidy initiative are have become best sellers. High temperatures across China lifted demand for AC units. According to Suning, the sales of AC accounted for over 60% of the overall home appliances sector and increased by over 50% in the recent several days compared to the same period last year and doubled compared to last month. Energy saving ACs accounted for 60% of the total ACs sold. Source (中文): JFDaily

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