Answered By: Poping Lin
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2019     Views: 425

Q.
FIELD Global Immersion Resources: China
Where can I find country, industry and market information and news about China?

A.

Industry and market research

  • Passport
    • Useful for: consumer-related industry reports across a variety of geographies/countries. 
    • Search tips: to begin, enter industry or concise keyword and geography keywords in search (ex: restaurants China), select "Analysis" tab for full industry reports; Or, go to "Consumers" section in the top bar to brows reports on consumer lifestyles, especially the Megatrends listed on the Lifestyles landing page. 
  • EMIS
    • Useful for: emerging market information, including company info, news and niche industry reports.  Strong foreign language news component.
    • Search tips: At the top of the page under Region/Country, deselect all and re-select your GEO country.  Then enter industry or company keywords.  Can search in multiple languages.
  • IBISWorld
    • Useful for: market reports on various industry sectors in China such as retail, food services, real estate, ecommerce, etc.
    • Search tips: simple enter industry or keywords from your topic and combined with “China”, e.g. ecommerce China

Country information and data

  • Economist Intelligence Unit
    • Useful for: in-depth country information covering recent economic and political developments, risk and regulation, and the broad business environment.
    • Search tips: go to Data Tool to download specific indicators of interest, including indicators relating to consumer consumption, income, demographics, etc.
    • China EIU Country Report (PDF)
  • Oxford Business Group Country Reports
    • Useful for: in-depth analysis of broad industry categories within each country (ICT, Retail, Transportation, etc).  

 News

  • Xinhua Net
    • Useful for: latest news of the country by the government. News sections include China, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Science & technology, etc.​
  • Factiva
    • Useful for: targeted news search on specific industries, companies or countries
    • Search tips: use News Pages to read today’s news from selected newspapers such as Wall Street Journal; use the Search Builder under the Search tab when conducting a news search within the database. It allows to limit a search by date, region, source, headline, etc.

Additional Resources:

  • ABI/ProQuest
    • Useful for: targeted publications on business and management topics such as strategy, business model, design new services, retail trends, etc.  
  • Statista 
    • Useful for: quick statistics on various topics such as China iphone installed, etc.

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