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5 Big-Name Companies Expanding in China

Big names like AMZN are betting on a fire-breathing dragon

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China is a demographic dream, with millions of citizens steadily entering middle-class status each year. That dream is one that’s not lost on some of the biggest companies in the world.

amzn-wmt-aapl-lnkd-tslaAnd, after the past couple of years of growing pains in the Chinese economy, things are stabilizing. Gross domestic product growth came in at 7.8% for the third quarter, a nice uptick from the 7.5% GDP growth in Q2.

Then there’s the proposed makeover of the Chinese economy by new leadership, which includes a loosening of the country’s one-child policy, a new system for insuring bank deposits, and an easing of restrictions on offshore securities investments and mergers and acquisitions.

The confluence of favorable demographics, positive directional GDP growth and business-friendly reforms has in part prompted many big-name U.S. companies to announce China expansion plans. Companies from Walmart (WMT) to Amazon (AMZN) to Apple (AAPL) are willing to bet on the Chinese economy, despite fears of a possible liquidity crunch.

Take a look at my favorite five companies that are planning to ride the fire-breathing dragon in 2014 and beyond.

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