China’s publication on the Standards for Classification of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) were jointly promulgated by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Bureau of Statistics, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Commerce on June 18, 2011.
The Standards divide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into three categories: medium, small, and mini. The classification was established based on the factors of employee size, revenue, and assets amount with the combination of 16 industry sectors.
When we were planning for this book, we set to use the term “Chinese company” to denote a company located in China. It was a logical choice because “Chinese” is an adjective of “China”.
Then one of the draft reviewers pointed out that a “Chinese company” also means a company owned by a Chinese individual, but the Chinese does not necessarily to be located in China.
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