Special focus issue--greater China region.
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Brief article
Transportation industry (Growth)
Transportation industry (Services)
Transportation industry (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Dresner, Martin
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Name: Transportation Journal Publisher: American Society of Transportation and Logistics, Inc. Audience: Academic; Trade Format: Newsletter Subject: Business; Transportation industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 American Society of Transportation and Logistics, Inc. ISSN: 0041-1612
Date: Summer, 2009 Source Volume: 48 Source Issue: 3
Event Code: 360 Services information Computer Subject: Company growth
Product Code: 4000000 Transportation; 4700000 Transportation Services NAICS Code: 488 Support Activities for Transportation
Geographic Scope: China Geographic Code: 9CHIN China

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Over the past few decades, we have witnessed a huge increase in the amount of global trade. For example, the U.S. Annual Survey of Manufactures reports that approximately 17 percent of all materials used by manufacturers in the U.S. between 1997 and 2005 came from abroad, while 12 percent of manufactured products were exported. As we are all aware, no country has increased in significance in the global trading environment over the past decade more so than has China. Therefore, as we progress into the second decade of the 21st century, it is important to understand the transportation and logistics operating environment in the Greater China region.

This special focus issue on the Greater China region has its origins at the 2008 International Conference on Greater China Supply Chain and Logistics, held in Taipei, Taiwan. Both notes and one of the articles in this issue were originally presented at this conference. The other two articles were independent submissions to the Transportation Journal, but are related to the focus of this issue.

The organizer of the 2008 International Conference on Greater China Supply Chain and Logistics, Professor S. I. Ivan Su of Soochow University and the Transportation Journal's regional editor for Asia, served as an editor of this special issue. Also serving as an editor was Professor ChungLun Li, Chair Professor of Logistics Management and Director of the Logistics Research Centre at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I am indebted to both of these gentlemen, along with the Transportation Journal's many referees, for this special issue.

Martin Dresner

Editor, Transportation Journal
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