Chinese Economic Growth and its Implications for the Goods Movement Industry in California and the Inland Empire

China's recent economic development and growth are impressive. It is, and for the foreseeable future will remain, the factory of the world. Its government and business culture remain a mystery to most Americans, even to those living on the Pacific Rim. Further, while its infrastructure continues to develop and improve, on other fronts its infrastructure remains a labyrinth to Western firms; and this is one of the reasons companies that specialize in the movement of goods will remain important to the myriad of other firms who do business in or with the Chinese. In summary, China is an important topic, both for those in the goods movement industry and other, to monitor and study. Said firms must study and understand critical areas of transportation and the supply chain such as: 1) Seaport transportation and security 2) Air transportation and security 3) China's own transportation system, and developments thereto 4) Increased off shoring 5) the use of logistics and supply chain support firms 6) The changing value of the RMB in relation to the US dollar 7) Payment and debt collection 8) Recent supply chain liability legal developments 9) The legal resolution of inevitable business disputes arising from these areas and said activities.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $5000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

      California Polytehcnic State Univeristy
      San Luis Obispo, CA  United States  93407
    • Principal Investigators:

      Carr, Chris

    • Start Date: 20080801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090531
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18129

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462577
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2008-SGP-1037
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:06PM