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BT 201702 340X458Welcome to this edition of Business Tianjin with many updates on commercial and economics news, interviews and reports.


A cause of concern over the last few months has been the state of Chinese economy and in this issue we provide you with the most recent figures and trends in form of a monthly update. 'Soft landing' of the Chinese economy continues to take shape with emphasis being to shift away from exports. This is indicative of a lower GDP of 6.5% and a slightly fluctuating index of 51.9 which is a tad higher than expected, thus presenting a mixed outlook. Another seminal factor is President Trump finally assuming office and it remains to be seen how this will impact China's economic climate over the coming months. In the absence of any concrete information, Chinese markets are likely to go through a phase of uncertainty.


Given that US-China trade relations seem to be everyone's mind, we decided to have a further discussion in form of our Cover Story wherein we interacted with the Chairman of American Chambers, Mr. William Zarit to know his perspective on the situation.


If there is a silver lining in a black cloud, it is that of Chinese real estate wherein the latest trend among shopping malls is indicative of improvising as per the changing tastes and preferences of consumers. Rather than stick to the conventional model and lose business, shopping malls are beginning to adopt new and innovative models that would not just draw customers but also ensure long-term survival.


As McDonalds' sells its Chinese presence and global tech leader Apple Inc continues to suffer declining sales, an important breakthrough in the ball-point industry assures of progress being made towards self-reliance. Deterioration in the US-China trade relations continues to cause concern and has prompted the Chinese government to take supportive measures as a form of damage control.


More on the economic front can be found under our Book Review section which discusses China's economic culture, chamber reports and management and marketing sections. We round up this February issue with perspectives on how to handle bad faith in trademark registration, the impact of artificial intelligence on human resources and expats' interpretation of life in China.


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Best Wishes,
Mary Smith


Managing Editor | Business Tianjin Magazine
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CONTENTS


05 BIZ BRIEFS
09 NUMBERS
10 ECONOMY: Monthly Economic Update
BT 201702 ECONOMY 0512 COVER STORY: China and the USA, Business as Usual or a New Normal?
AmCham China William Zarit 117 DIALOGUE: Reforms to make the economy boom again
qq22 INVESTMENT: How to invest in China in 2017: A Macro View
BT 201702 INVESTMENT 01 Copy24 INVESTMENT NEWS
25 REAL ESTATE: Tianjin Retail Market 2016 Review
real0128 IPR: Bad Faith Trade Mark Registration
BT 201702 IPR 0630 MARKETING: The 4Ps of Marketing Mix
Opick Weblog Marketing Mix34 LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Personal Information Protection of Consumers (PART I)
BT 201702 LEGAL 0238 HR: How Is Artificial Intelligence affecting HR?
BT 201702 HR 0540 TAX&FINANCE: China Introduces The First Green Tax Law for Environmental Protection
BT 201701 FINANCE 0544 TECH: Google Glass: so what's now?
maxresdefault46 MANAGEMENT: Identifying the proper moment to raise money for your new business idea
BT 201701 MANAGEMENT 0150 PAST EVENTS: Successful Launching Of BTH Business Awards On 23rd Jan
51 CHAMBER REPORTS
54 LISTINGS
59 TRANSPORTATION
60 ART & LEISURE: To the Opera!
BT 201702 ART 0562 BOOK REVIEW: China's Economic Culture
BT 201702 Book review 0163 LAST WORD: Long Term Ex-Pat Life in China
BT 201702 LAST WORD 0164 BIZ FUN

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