China Business Links
CHINA BUSINESS RESOURCESUS Department of Commerce Commercial Service - The Commercial Service has more than 1,800 trade professionals in 105 US cities and 151 US Embassies, Consulates and Trade Centers around the world. Their mission is to help companies navigate the complex international trade process. Visit their web site at http://www.buyusa.gov/home/.
American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai - One of the largest and most engaged American chambers in the world. Excellent resources and information through members, online information and continuous professional networking and business events. Visit their web site at http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/AmchamPortal/
Ministry of Commerce, PRC - This Chinese trade ministry site is the direct source for China economic, trade and policy information. Province and project specific information as well information on key trade fairs and exhibitions is also available via http://search.mofcom.gov.cn/.
CHINA NEWS & INFORMATIONChina Daily - This is a Chinese news agency website with local and international news. Articles appear in both English and Chinese and are relatively unbiased. Link to http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/home/index.html.
Chinatoday.com - This is a Chinese built and managed English language site filled with culture, history, government, statistical, and lots of other China related information. Access this site via http://www.chinatoday.com.
Shanghai Daily - Shanghai based newspaper. Covers everything from local to international news. Includes information on local lodging, restaurants and entertainment. View at http://www.shanghaidaily.com/.
CNN Asia - This is the Asian version of the familiar CNN news website. Format and look are the same. Visit http://edition.cnn.com/ASIA/.
CIA Factbook - The US Central Intelligence Agency maintains annually updated facts and information on every country. To visit the China CIA Factbook use the following link and then select the country of interest from the drop-down menu http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html.
CHINA MAPSLonely Planet Interactive Map - This is a good map for tourist related information. Click on cities and then sites of interest to navigate to useful information. Visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mapshells/north_east_asia/china/china.htm.
AsiaSociety – This is a selection of political, geographic and other information on China and Asia. Visit http://asiasociety.org/education-learning.
CHINA BOOKS & SOFTWARE RESOURCESChina Books & Periodicals, Inc. - This San Francisco based company has been in business since 1960. They have an abundant list of novels, history and culture books on China. Also available are dictionaries, language resources and some software. This is a good resource for educators and anyone wanting to increase their understanding of China. Service is reliable. Visit via http://www.chinabooks.com/.
Wenlin Software for Learning Chinese - Wenlin is CD-ROM software for the Macintosh and MS-Windows operating systems. Wenlin tackles the most frustrating obstacles for students, scholars, and speakers of Chinese with its versatile and easy-to-use interface. It is like having a seasoned scholar on your desktop! An integrated solution, Wenlin combines a high-speed expandable Chinese dictionary, a full-featured text editor, and unique "flashcard" system all in one intuitive environment. Visit http://wenlin.com/.
ChinesePod - A convenient way to learn Chinese that combines audio lesson podcasts, web & mobile study tools and integrated, live speaking practice with teachers. Visit http://chinesepod.com.