The vast number and type of industrial parks and zones in China can make it difficult for foreign manufacturers to choose their ideal investment location. A new book published by China Knowledge Press profiles the most important zones and gives a rating for most of them, based on factors such as facilities, services and transport connections.
Building a Successful Plant in Chinaprovides useful basic information about the zones and their principal investors, along with website address and contact details. However, the book fails to take into account the views of existing investors and it provides no information about costs or tax concessions. Therefore, potential investors will still have to do plenty of homework before deciding on where best to locate their plant.