The Chinese athletic shoe manufacturer Yue Yuen International has announced a net profit increase of 7.65 per cent to record a figure of $210m for the year ended September 30, 2000. The company saw an increase in turnover of 13.95 per cent from $1.48bn in 1999 to $1.69bn for 2000. Its earnings per share reached 29.7 cents compared to 29.1 cents recorded last year.