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China has the world‘s largest construction market, and it is the largest user of construction equipment. That lead is likely to continue. Over the next decade, China will build half the world‘s new buildings; currently two billion square meters of floor space are being added every year.

Key infrastructure projects are creating an unprecedented boom in the country’s steel production. China is the global leader in coal production as well as use, and the country’s undiminished appetite for the fuel is now driving up imports to record highs.

Employment Outlook

The engineering and manufacturing sector should see solid hiring this year. Among telecommunications, consumer electronics and home appliance manufacturers, the strongest demand is for mid-level engineers in product development. The auto industry in Southern China is expected to continue to grow, creating demand for engineers, as well as a strong need for general managers and factory managers. Demand remains consistently high for electronics and industrial engineers, supplier quality engineers, development program managers and operation directors at all levels.

Salary

Raises this year should average 5 to 15 percent. Professionals changing jobs or moving to another firm could see increases of 20 to 30 percent. Product development and industrial engineering professionals, as well as regional operations managers, will see the highest raises. Many salary packages will also include incentives such as bonuses.

Organizations and Trade Associations

China National Association of Engineering Consultants (CNAEC)
http://www.cnaec.com.cn/ (Chinese)
CNAEC is a national and non-governmental organization qualified as a juridical association, consisting of independent, voluntarily-united engineering consulting firms and institutions as well as individual experts, scholars and consulting engineers experienced in consultation and management in the fields of engineering, technology and the economy. It is a trans-regional and trans-sectional professional organization that represents China's engineering consulting profession in international affairs. CNAEC was admitted as a formal member of FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) in 1996. It is also a member of TCDPAP (Technical Consultancy Development Program for Asia and the Pacific).

CNAEC
11/F, East Wing of Sichuan Mansion
No. 1 Fuchengmenwai Street
Beijing 100037
Tel: 86 10-6836-4838, 8833-7633
Fax: 86 10-6831-2828
Email: xxpx@cnaec.com.cn

Publications

 Electronic Engineering Times Asia (EE Times Asia)
http://www.eetasia.com/ (English)
EE Times Asia is the Asian edition of EE Times, a widely-recognized electrical engineering publication. The website is largely a reflection of the off-line publication. Its primary purpose is to deliver news and information on electrical engineering topics.

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete China Guide.



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