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Wang Fangqing

Articles by Wang Fangqing

Exports of textiles from North Korea to China have surged between 2010 and 2014China quadruples textile imports from North Korea 24 October 2014

Exports of textiles from North Korea to China are expected to quadruple to US$800m by the end of 2014, giving Chinese clothing firms a welcome supply of cheap fabric.


Supply chain software: Emerging markets 1 July 2014

As more Chinese fashion companies are shifting their focus from export markets to domestic consumers, many are investing in powerful, sophisticated management software to meet the fast changing apparel market.


Sourcing shifts: China starts to shed lower end sourcing 4 June 2014

As labour costs in China continue to rise, the country's apparel and textile industry is seeing some orders transferred to other outsourcing locations as foreign buyers seek lower-cost manufacturers.


CHINA: To invest billions in Xinjiang to boost textile industry 1 April 2014

The Chinese Government is to invest CNY10bn (US$1.6bn) to boost the textile industry in the country's largest cotton producing region - the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in western China.


The standard aims to cut industry-related wastewater emissionsCHINA: Issues first wastewater standards for leather sector 4 March 2014

China's first anti-water pollution standard targeting the leather and fur processing industry came into force this weekend (1 March) and could push many small manufacturers out of business.


CHINA: Wenling City regulates shoe makers to ensure safety 3 March 2014

Shoemakers in China's Wenling city, Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, now have to pay a minimum of CNY1m (US$162,784.15) to be registered and licensed with the local government to start business.


ChinaChallenges continue for China despite export growth 3 February 2014

Chinese textile and clothing industry exports are expected to grow by at least by 8% year-on-year in 2014 thanks to the recovering US and European Union (EU) markets. But challenges remain for Chinese manufacturers.


High cotton prices have been inflating costs for Chinese manufacturersCHINA: Cotton producers hail end of cotton reserve scheme 3 February 2014

A director at the China Cotton Association has welcomed the planned replacement of China's national cotton reserve programme with a system of subsidies.


TAIWAN: Bets on functional knit fabrics for growth 20 January 2014

Functional knit fabrics bucked the trend in 2013 as Taiwan's exports of textile and apparel products declined 1% by value to end at US$11.7bn.


CHINA: Zhongying Cashmere inks deal with Belgium's Jis Vanneste 20 December 2013

China's Ningxia Zhongyin Cashmere, a Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region-based cashmere and clothing manufacturer, has signed Belgium's linen firm NV Jis Vanneste (Vanneste) to be the linen supplier of its new production base, under construction in Lingwu city of Ningxia, north-west China.


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