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China Introduces Tall Wood Building Code

On February 21st, 2017 China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) issued “Technical standard for multi-storey and high-rise timber buildings (GB/T51226 – 2017)”. In line with a global push towards taller wood… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

January economic highlights (China): 

China’s economy situation was generally positive in 2016 thanks to a growth in consumers spending and a property market rebound.
GDP grew 6.8% year-on-year during Q42016, which is slightly more… more

Shanggu Shuijun – A Wood Truss Hybrid Project

Shanggu Shuijun (上谷水郡) is a commercial residential project located in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. Its total construction area is 1.3 million m2, consisting of eight phases of construction. For the first phase, there are 115… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

October/November economic highlights: 

As the world’s second largest economy China’s growth-rate has stayed constant for the last three consecutive quarters of 2016.[i]
With the strong growth in Q4, the Central Economic Work… more

China’s Freight Rail Expansion Undergoing Upgrades

China’s freight railway network is undergoing continual upgrades. The development of rail transportation aligns with “The Belt and Road” initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. This initiative will improve trade ties between… more

China’s Softwood Lumber Inventory Update

Author: Jane Guo, Research Consultant, International WOOD MARKETS Group, China
China softwood lumber inventories at Taicang port and the surrounding area were reported to be 549,000 m3 on November 18, a large decrease of 11.5% compared… more

Canada Wood China Welcomes High-Profile Visits

Senator Terry M. Mercer; Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais; Senator Raymonde Gagné; Senator Victor Oh; Senator Claudette Tardif; Senator Pana Merchant; FII China General Manager Lisa Dou; Senator Ghislain Maltais

Canadian Senators visit Dream… more

China economy, construction & lumber shipments

CHINA ECONOMIC UPDATE
September economic highlights

China’s economy remained steady in September
Real estate investments up compared to same period last year
In September, China’s overall wood imports increased compared to the same… more

Risk of hard landing persists

Economic forecasting is a challenging task at the best of times. For a non-standard economy like China, it is even more difficult; the government has more levers of influence, policy changes are not part of the public dialogue and… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

PROPERTY MARKET
Reports indicate that Chinese property market prices rose more in August than they have in the last six years. New-home prices increased in 64 of 70 cities, marking a 9.2% increase year-on-year. In Shanghai and Beijing,… more

Bringing the CLT Buzz from Austria to China

In 2012, the delegates at the World Conference for Timber Engineering (WCTE) were asked to cast their vote to determine the 2016 conference venue. Four years later, over 1,200 experts from 46 countries around the world gathered in Vienna,… more

Inspired by Whistler – resort design in Jilin, China

In July I travelled to Changbai Mountain, a popular resort area near Changchun in Jilin Province, with my family to escape from Shanghai’s terribly hot summer. In Changbai, the weather is cool and the air is so fresh. Everything I saw… more