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Panama Ends Ties with Taiwan, Recognizes New ‘One China’ Relationship

Panama, one of the few countries to recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty, has cut ties with the island and forged relations with China, adding there there was “only one China” of which Taiwan was a part.

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As we flip the calendar to 2018, companies with global supply chains should keep their eyes and ears open for these primary concerns.

Maximal, which had 2016 revenues of approximately $66 million from sales of nearly 6,000 units, specializes in utility and standard segments in China.

AsiaInspection (AI), a global provider of quality control services for businesses importing from the Pacific Rim, maintains that logistics managers should pay more attention to risk—irrespective of region.

Panama, one of the few countries to recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty, has cut ties with the island and forged relations with China, adding there there was “only one China” of which Taiwan was a part.

According to “Global Logistics 2017,” a recent report released by the London think-tank Transport Intelligence (Ti), the overall contract logistics market is estimated to have grown by 3.9% in real terms in 2016.

UPS and SF Holding, the parent company of leading integrated express logistics service provider in China, SF Express, said they plan to launch a joint venture, focusing on developing and providing international delivery services.

United Parcel Service is setting up a joint venture in China with SF Holding to haul more U.S.-bound goods and capitalize on booming e-commerce in the world’s most populous nation.

China’s e-commerce landscape is still experiencing rapid growth and for any businesses seeking entry into China’s competitive e-commerce market, it would be advisable to develop a strategy that encompasses a thorough understanding of the target market.

The United States will send a delegation led by White House adviser Matt Pottinger to a summit for China's new Silk Road plan this weekend, however, this project isn't just a love song for globalization, it flies in the face of the "Buy American, Hire American" ideology Trump has pushed.

New York University graduate student Dejian Zeng spent last summer working in a Pegatron factory manufacturing the iPhone 6s and 7 as part of a summer project, where he got a first hand look at what factory life is like for a worker in China.

APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, and JD.com, China's largest e-commerce company by revenue, have announced a strategic agreement to establish nationwide standards for the Omni Channel Supply Chain Capability in China and to advance supply chain performance of the e-commerce industry in the region.

More and more companies are realizing the benefits of fully managing eligible FTAs within the Asian region, this eBook explores the complexities created by the abundant presence of bilateral trade agreements in Asia.

Starbucks outlined its plan for the future, one that will focus on human connection, relevant innovation, and the company’s fastest growing market, China, as it moves forward with new president and CEO Kevin Johnson.

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a talk on Saturday to attendees of the China Development Forum 2017, where he offered commentary on a range of issues including globalization, economics, and data privacy.

Merchants should carefully design their logistics strategy to promote the greatest efficiency and profits while addressing customers’ expectations and needs, based on factors such as their product mix, target geography, demographic segment, product price points, returns strategy, and more.