China: Tianjin City launches government guidance fund with $14.5b target

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China’s Tianjin city has established a government guidance fund – the Tianjin Haihe Industry Fund – with a target of raising RMB100 billion ($14.5 billion). Located 137 kilometres south-east of the capital city Beijing, the fund is intended to grow advanced industries that include high-end manufacturing and aerospace. Limited partners… Read more »

China: SIG leads $22m series B in employee training firm Yunxuetang

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