SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -  ARC China released the latest edition of its newsletter ARC China Weekly today. The publication includes a commentary from ARC China Founder Adam Roseman as well as articles covering topics of general interest with a focus on consumer and retail, alternative energy, recent investment transactions in China's current news, and transactions in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. 

Roseman's foreword focuses on the recent announcement by China's State Council calling for further mergers and consolidation in commoditized industries to eliminate outdated capacity and improve efficiency.

This echoed the announcement released by Ministry of Industry & Information Technology (MIIT) in early August that outdated capacity in more than 2,000 energy-intensive and polluting factories will be eliminated. The MIIT set the end of September as the deadline for these 2,087 factories from 18 industries such as cement, paper-making, iron alloys, dyeing, steel production, construction materials, light industry and textile industry sectors.

Companies that fail to comply with the instruction will be barred from obtaining loans. They will not get government approval for new investments, will not get access to additional land and will face the withdrawal of their production license and pollution permit.

To ultimately achieve its economic goals for sustainable development, China is actively working to further promote domestic consumption. China's healthy employment profile and recent social safety net reforms play important roles in boosting domestic demand. There is also great potential to expand domestic demand through China's ongoing urbanization process which serves to increase disposable incomes.

China's economic restructuring will bring the country greater independence within the global economy as it will allow the country to increase its bargaining power for imported commodities and allow for further decoupling from the weakened traditional export markets in North America and Europe.

The newsletter can be found online at

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