SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - September 17, 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 government that it is stepping up efforts aimed at accelerating the development of emerging industries. An executive meeting of China's State Council identified seven emerging industries as priorities including; energy saving and environmental protection, new generation of information technology, biology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new energy, new material, and alternative energy vehicles.
Specific development plans and guidelines for each of the seven industries are being formulated in a bid to optimize regional distribution and facilitate coordinated development.
Following the completion of the State Council executive meeting, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the nation's top economic planner, announced that it plans to invest RMB100 billion in the emerging industries. The investment will flow exclusively into the seven strategic emerging industries selected by State Council over the next two to three years.
Under NDRC's plans, the central government would make an initial injection of RMB10 billion into an investment fund and local governments would be required to invest an additional RMB10 billion. The balance would be raised through approximately 200 special industrial funds.
Other measures outlined by the NDRC include further increasing financial support and inviting investment from social capital to boost industry development. China's central government also plans to offer favorable tax policies, encourage lending through financial institutions, and make full use of venture capital and private equity to promote the expansion of these emerging industries.
The newsletter can be found online at http://www.arcchina.cn/this-week-in-china/volume-78/.
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