Beijing, 5 June 2003

Dear Reader,

Three years ago today, I started sending out the China Business Briefing. What was then an instrument to help me - or rather oblige me to - cope with the daily torrent of news about the Chinese economy, has remained a fairly modest and homespun affair ever since. Nevertheless the CBB has found many loyal readers - in particular outside Swiss government offices (!) - and I thank all of you who sent notes of encouragement, thanks or suggestions. In particular, I would like to express my thanks to Gérald Béroud who did a wonderful job hosting the CBB, as well as a complete archive, on his website (www.sinoptic.ch).

I will leave China by the of July to take up a new posting abroad, and my successor will have to decide, whether she or he will be able to continue with the China Business Briefing. Before I leave, I would like to up-date the list of regular subscribers and collect a tiny bit of statistics; hence I should appreciate to receive your answers to the following 3 questions:

I receive the China Business Briefing :
in China
outside China
I belong to the following category of readers : 
I forward the China Business Briefing to:
(approx. number) people
My e-mail address:

Your answering the questions signifies that you would like to receive the China Business Briefing in the future. The last issue of the China Business Briefing coming from this author (No 149 on 21 July) will go to the respondents of the above questions only.

Yours faithfully,

Jürg Lauber
Economic Counsellor
Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing

China Business Briefing is a random selection of business related news gathered from various media and news services covering China, edited by the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing and distributed among Swiss Government Offices and other interested parties. The Embassy does not accept responsibility for accuracy of quotes or truthfulness of content. Upon request and depending on the resources available, the Embassy will provide further information on the subjects mentioned in the China Business Briefing.

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