As the first round of tariffs on US and Chinese goods came into effect last week, and with additional rounds due in the coming weeks and months, companies with business in China are enacting action plans to mitigate effects on their operations.
As China urbanizes, and workers move from factories to offices, the construction and operation of buildings will account for a growing share of Chinese cities’ energy consumption and carbon emissions.
With economic growth moderating, the Chinese government appears to be looking to infrastructure projects to boost growth. Recent government statements on the importance of a "pro-active" fiscal policy suggest that infrastructure spending will be one of the economic tools to help meet China’s seven percent growth target for 2015.
Recent statements from key Chinese leaders have reaffirmed that infrastructure and property development will remain important long-term drivers of economic growth as China enters a “new normal” of moderating economic growth.