About Us

Our first edition, published back in 1998

Our first edition, published back in 1998

The China Business Handbook is published by Alain Charles Asia (ACA) Publishing. Formerly known as Alain Charles Publishing Ltd Beijing office, it was the first foreign media representation company licensed to open an office in mainland China in October 1989.

17 years later, our 2014 edition!

17 years later, our 2014 edition!

Former Vice Premier Chen Muhua and Vice-Chairman of the 9th NPC Standing Committee Wang Guangying, attended the grand opening ceremony for the Beijing office and cut the ribbon at the event.

After two decades of steady growth, in 2008, ACA Publishing was formed to fast-track development of the burgeoning China and Asia business.

Alain Charles Asia main offices in Beijing

Alain Charles Asia main offices in Beijing

The China Business Handbook, now in its 17th successive year of publication, is ACA Publishing’s flagship publication in China. The China Business Handbook is the premier annual business guide for China first published in 1998. Besides annually updated business sections and statistics, the book also covers topics such as leisure, tourism, living in China and a province-by-province review of current business and economic data. Currently it is offered in the following formats:

  • English-language print edition (since 1998)
  • ebook edition with clickable/expandable graphics (new for 2014!)
  • real-time online news updates on relaunched website (new for 2014!)
  • Chinese-language ebook edition

ACA Publishing is also the go-to channel for a growing number of aspiring, specialized China-related authors wanting to publish their books with a well established, respected and reliable partner equally at home in both Chinese and English-speaking business environments.

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