CBU-Suppliers Subscribe Now

      China Business Update will launch a new bi-weekly e-newsletter, CBU-Suppliers, starting June 2011.
      This will be our 5th e-newsletter since we started our first one, the weekly CBU-Auto, back in 1995. The other three newsletters being distributed to our readers worldwide are CBU-Autostats (since 1997), CBU-HeavyDuty and CBU-EVHybrid (since 2010)
      As is shown in the sample issue on the left (click the image to download the sample issue), CBU-Suppliers will be a 10-page by-weekly publication that offers intelligence and insight on China's expanding automobile supplier market. The newsletter is delivered to subscribers by email or via our website,
      With China's annual automobile production reaching over 18 million units and the country's motor vehicle parc approaching 100 million by the end of 2011, the size of the country's supplier market (including motorcycle suppliers) has grown to an estimated RMB1 trillion Yuan ($152 billion).
      Multinational and domestic companies now face not only unprecedented opportunities in the world's largest automobile market but also unique challenges. This is because China has emerged as the world's most diversified and demanding supplier market because of the myriad of supply demands coming from not only all multinational brands and models assembled in China but also scores of domestic brands and models. Most foreign-invested suppliers in China and a growing number of domestic suppliers are supplying multinational OEMs in their home countries. Suppliers in China are confronted with the most challenging issues in supply chain management and logistics.
      We therefore believe that CBU-Suppliers will be of help to you in better understanding China's supplier industry. Our mission is to provide up-to-date intelligence and insight on the world's largest automobile and suppler market and meet the needs of executives and professionals working at OEMs, supplier companies, investment firms, service providers, government agencies, associations, importers and exporters.
      CBU-Suppliers will feature regular special reports, market roundups, exclusive interviews, executive profiles, news analyses and commentaries which address current issues that will have an impact on suppliers and OEMs alike. It will also feature regular columns such as Laws & Regulations, OEM News, Joint Venture Update, Mergers & Acquisitions, Logistics, Import & Export, R&D, New Products, Raw Materials, Statistics, Who's Who, Upcoming Events, etc., in addition to our regular coverage of news about manufacturers of key parts and components such as powertrain, electronics, suspension, interior trim, steering and systems, etc., etc.
      The regular publishing date of CBU-Suppliers will be the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, except it will be a monthly during major holiday breaks. The total number of issues published annually will be no less than 20.
      If you decide to subscribe to CBU-Suppliers before it is formally launched on June 3, 2011, we would offer you $100 discount off the 2011 subscription fee of $747.50 (half of the annual subscription fee but covering seven months from June through December 2011). If you are an existing subscriber to our other e-newsletters (not including the monthly China Automotive Review), you are entitled to an additional $100 discount. This means your cost would be only $647.50 for new subscribers or $547.50 for existing CBU e-newsletter subscribers.
      Please hurry to subscribe now so as to take advantage of our discounted offer!
      If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Zheng (, our Executive Editor for CBU-Suppliers.

China Business Update/China Automotive Review
May 2011