Carmaker Dongfeng Motor Company is the latest Chinese company to drive up the world's second-largest economy's outbound investment.
Neighbors keen to open trade corridor
Chinese trade has got off to a sterling start this year. The value of exports was $207.13 billion last month, a rise of 10.6 percent year-on-year, compared with a rise of 4.3 percent in December. The value of imports rose 10 percent to $175.27 billion, the highest increase in six months. The total value of trade rose 10.3 percent year-on-year to $382.4 billion.
Businesses in China are banking on a billion-dollar baby boom in the wake of the nation's newly relaxed family planning rules, with private sector operators from industries including healthcare and infant nutrition already increasing capacity for a surge in demand.
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On a flight from Frankfurt to Shanghai, an Indian engineer noticed row after row of Chinese passengers deep into their iPads, playing games or watching movies. None was doing any reading.
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