China Business Publications You Can’t Do Without

October 31, 2008

You either already know this stuff and are doing business in China, or you need to know this stuff if you plan to!  Nothing gets done by foreign business without the approval and involvement of a ministry and its staff. Order your copies online and when you get them find a quiet place to dig in.

 “2008-2009 Government Chart of the PRC”
Co-published by and Able Consulting Inc, provides information on members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, government departments and leaders (with the addresses and telephone numbers of those departments).

“2007-2008 Directory of Investment in China”
Compiled by has been published in April. It provides practical guides and comprehensive services; offers accurate data, abundant investment info and authoritative industry reports to all investors in China. (I assume a 2009 update is coming out.)

“PRC Directory of Provincial and Municipal Governments” 
General information of the provincial and municipal government structures, administrative divisions of the provinces and municipalities, names and pictures of party secretaries, governors of 33 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) directly under the central government, the Chief Executives of Hong Kong and Macao SARs, and 48 municipal mayors. Offices contact information of officials higher than director-generals of the functionary departments of provincial and municipal governments. Published every August.

“2008-2009 PRC Directory of Ministries and Commissions”
Organized in clear lists of officials names, addresses, contact numbers and organizational functions for most ministries and commissions under the State Council of China. This is the first bilingual directory of Chinese Central Ministries and Commissions in China, has gained stable long-term ship users from governmental organization, MNCs to embassies. Published every August.

“PRC Directory of Provincial and Municipal Governments”
In 2008 published the latest Central Government Directory of PRC. This handy book covers all information on the Government Chart of PRC, supplemented with the information of foreign embassies in China.


I love it when I stumble across obscure things.


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