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China's plastic pipe makers eye global growth

Chinese manufacturers of the humble plastic pipe -- used to carry drinking water, irrigation water, sewage, electricity and gas -- are increasingly looking globally.


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China's ban prompts US recycling investment

China's ban on imports of recycled material is pushing more U.S. companies to invest in new recycling capacity.


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The friendship that formed Auria Solutions

When Auria Solutions Ltd. officially went live on Sept. 15 as a U.S.-Chinese joint-venture supplier of vehicle carpet and acoustic components, it will owe its launch to a 10-year-old camaraderie between two rising managers: Brian Pour of the U.S. and Yao Ming Hua of China.


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European businesses critical of China's 'slow and uneven' market access

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China called on Beijing in a Sept. 19 report to walk the walk when it comes to opening up the mainland market to foreign firms, saying the process has been "slow and uneven."


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For foreign plastics firms, China’s medical market hard to crack

China's medical-devices market is booming, but regulatory walls and concerns about intellectual property are keeping foreign processors largely on the bottom tier of the supply chain here.


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Eva invests $125 million in Mexico, China

Chinese plastics and metals processor Eva Precision Holdings Ltd. is plunging ahead with investments of more than $125 million in Mexico and China to expand work for global customers in the office equipment and automotive industries.


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Austrian firms bring their apprenticeship model to China

Walk out on the floor at the Shanghai factory of Austrian machinery maker Engel Holding GmbH and toward the back of the plant, you'll find a group of industrious young adults, all under 20 years old, learning the ropes.
They're part of an unusual program in the plastics industry to bring intensive European-style apprentice training to China. The program, Austrian Apprenticeship Shanghai, is in its fourth year and this year graduated its first class.


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Plastics apprenticeships offer fresh path to China's students

For the young apprentices in an Austrian-led plastics training program in Shanghai, starting work at age 15 in a foreign-owned company can be a chance to follow a different path than their peers.


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China’s plastics firms report strong first half

Hong Kong-listed plastics machinery and processing companies are posting strong results for the first half of the year, citing rising demand in China as automation along with overseas trade initiatives take hold.


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Haitian sales jump 30 percent on strong demand from China

Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's biggest maker of injection molding equipment, saw sales jump 30.5 percent to 5.037 billion yuan ($756 million) in the first half of the year, on what it called a "mild recovery" in the global economy and strong demand in China.


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