Articles by Rupert Dean
30 July 2002
With the advent of the WTO agreement, the Chinese water industry is gearing itself up for a further period of growth at home and abroad. Yet notoriously fickle consumers and an untried and untested international image, leave plenty of work still to be done. Rupert Dean discovers what the producers themselves believe is the key to success.
11 June 2002
The business climate in China following its ascension into the WTO is beginning to become clearer as doors of opportunity open to foreign and domestic drinks producers. But as Rupert Dean reports, plenty of caution is still being shown by the more experienced players in the market.
2 August 2001
China was meant to be the world's great, untapped drinks market. Despite its fragmented nature and low margins, beer companies believed the global trend for consolidation would deliver returns worthy of their vast investments. But as Rupert Dean reports, many now question the wisdom of their previous actions.