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Nike, one of the most popular sports brands in the world, revealed its plans to double its revenue in China over the next four years.

“I think China is probably more important than anywhere else in the world,” Charlie Denson, Nike Brand  president, said. “We will be pretty aggressive as we continue to look at the expansion of our distribution.”

According to an article by Adam Roseman, Nike products are currently available in over 7,000 stores throughout China.

Denson is optimistic about Nike’s advancement in China.

“I think we still have a huge amount of growth opportunities as we see that economic development moves into smaller cities. We believe that it is still an infinite market. Our job is to grow the market and lead that growth,” he said.

According to a newsletter written by Adam Roseman of ARC China, Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its hopes to manufacture its vehicles in China, and has already met with numerous potential partners in the region.

“We have previously said that we would like to manufacture our vehicles in China for Chinese customers and this remains our ambition,” said Del Sehmar, Jaguar Land Rover spokesman.

“There are many stages in discussions and we have spoken to a number of parties and we continue to respect the official process and we have no news or further comment to give at this point in time,” he added.

In a Chinese economy newsletter, Adam Roseman of ARC China discussed the country’s manufacturing growth. He explained that manufacturing slowed less than economists projected, though smaller businesses were hurt by limiting credit and the decreasing export demand.

“Growth has decelerated in the face of the global soft patch in export demand and the weight of tightening,” said David Cohen, an economist at Action Economics in Singapore. He continued, stating that the government “will be able to achieve a soft landing, tightening enough to prevent inflation from getting out of hand but at the same time allowing continued growth.”

Last month, CRT examined China’s GDP data and reached the conclusion that while the government’s tactics for calculating growth have improved, there is still room for significant growth. Some claim that electricity statistics are a better judge. Electricity output has an important role in China’s economic data, as officials may lie, but volts do not. Therefore, electricity is viewed as a reliable proxy for economic growth.

Adam Roseman of ARC Investment Partners agrees. In a company newsletter he wrote: “The manufacturing and industrial sectors are major consumers of electricity; changes in output should be reflected in changes in electricity production. Over the last several years, growth in electricity output has moved more or less in line with growth in industrial output.”

In a recent company newsletter, Adam Roseman of ARC Investment Partners explained that although the country’s export levels have dropped, China’s economy is continuing to thrive despite the global economic crisis.

According to David Cohen of Action Economics, “Growth has decelerated in the face of the global soft patch in export demand and the weight of tightening.” He added that the government will be able to “achieve a soft landing, tightening enough to prevent inflation from getting out of hand but at the same time allowing continued growth.” China’s central bank has also stated that the fundamentals of economic growth are still good.

China’s middle class is rising- and appears to be ready to take off by 2023.  As reported by Adam Roseman, Founder and Managing Partner at ARC China, approximately half of the urban population in China will be middle class by 2023.  At the moment, as documented by the think tank Chinese Academy of Social Science, China’s middle class population is 230 million in the cities, which accounts for 37% of its urban population.

The National Bureau of Statistics determined in 2010 that about 25% of the Chinese population is in the middle class bracket. China has made its intentions clear, hoping to move more citizens into the middle class bracket while also helping to grow the wealth of the current middle class.

One unique feature of China’s rising middle class is its age.  They are going to be unusually young.  Statistics have pinpointed that Chinese consumers between 18 and 29 are actually those with the highest income on average in the area because of their economic levels and other factors.

Certainly, as Adam Roseman points out, this is one location and one group of emerging people that is worth watching.

Adam Roseman of ARC Investment Partners wrote an article discussing China’s role in the world’s economy today. According to the International Monetary Fund, China has contributed greatly to the global economy during the financial crisis, and is expected to continue doing so.

IMF’s executive directors explained their belief that “expansionary policies in China during the crisis has played an important role in bolstering global stability and growth, and expected China’s positive externalities to continue, especially for regional economies.” IMF continued, stating that “a major disruption in China’s so-far-steady growth would have material adverse consequences for the rest of the world.”

Nigel Chalk, Senior Advisor at IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department said “Chinese economy will continue to be a ‘bright spot’ in the global growth. We do see the growth is very healthy, and inflation is declining.”

According to an article by Adam Roseman, China’s water conservation investments are projected to reach $615 billion.

The country’s Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei explained that the amount spent between 2001-2005 was $55.97 billion, and over the past five years; $107.9 billion. Chen added that the expanding investment reveals the government’s dedication to transforming the nation’s current water infrastructure.

Chen explained that the investment is aimed at strengthening the nation in the face of droughts and floods, which have been affecting various regions throughout the country. Projects will include boosting 15,900 small reservoirs over the next two years, as well as another 2,721 larger reservoirs by 2015.

According to a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Science, consumer spending in the retail sector in China is expected to double by 2015.

ARC China is an investment firm that focuses on China. In their newsletter, Adam Roseman states “Given that China’s investment-driven economic growth cannot be sustained indefinitely, the domestic consumer market will be the key to future economic growth in China. Indeed, as fears of a double dip recession hit the world, the one consumer segment that has defied analysts and kept on spending at pre-recession levels are Chinese women.”

The article goes on the  say: “3,000 women consumers in 12 cities in China were recently surveyed by China Market Research Group, and 85 percent of them said they expected to pay more in the next six months than in the last six. Despite recent food inflation, they remain optimistic about their own careers and ability of the government to navigate the country through crisis.”

The coastal cities of China have become some of the most crowded, popular investment regions in the world today. However, the increase in prices and tough competition are forcing private equity firms to dig deeper in an effort to find good investment opportunities.

Some of the most popular areas include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzehn. Numerous companies such as ARC Investment Partners with Adam Roseman have seen the potential in China, and have made it one of their primary investments.

Derek Sulger of Lunar Capital, a Shanghai-based firm, says, “By and large, Eastern China is home to more investments that are larger, and more mature companies, so it’s logical that a disproportionate focus develops on these regions.”

The negative effects can be felt by many, though. Zheng Song of MDC explained: “Even some of the top-tier fast food chains feel that the rent in Beijing/Shanghai is too high and it is too difficult and competitive to make money. They also plan on expanding to second and third tier cities in the next few years.” For this reason, many firms have begun to shift their focus towards the mainland.