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Dear DUSA Members and Friends,

Today this page features news about our members and key recent policy updates.

Are You Looking for Interns?

Are you looking for interns?

DUSA member: Elbe Education has interns available now! For more detailed information please see below:

School: Suzhou Higher Vocational School

Major: Mechatronics, and Numerical Control

Students available: 70 students

Duration of Internship: One Year from Middle April 2019 to June 2020 (final year)


5 years training in CNC machining, including bench work, normal turning and milling, CNC turning, CNC milling, inspecting, maintenance, and pneumatic/E-pneumatic


5 years training in mechatronic, including normal turning and milling, pneumatic/E-pneumatic, PLC programing, testing, and trouble shooting

Other skills: Basic English, Microsoft, AutoCAD, Siemens Step7, Basic Solidworks, etc.

If you are interested, please contact Elbe Education directly:

Gong Yuting   E-mail:  Mobile: 135 9615 8206

Jack Xu     E-mail:   Mobile: 136 2619 2957

About Elbe Education:

Elbe Education is established in SND Suzhou in 2014. Elbe Education follows German dual vocational education system and runs joint training programs with Chinese Vocational school. They have training projects in Suzhou, Taizhou, Dongguan, Kaifeng, Jining, etc.

Over the past years, Elbe Education has trained more than 3,000 students and most of them are hired by MNCs including DUSA members.

News from McGavigan

Groundbreaking Ceremony of McGavigan Decorative Technology

On March 8, 2019, the groundbreaking ceremony of the commencement of the construction of McGavigan Decorative Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was held in Wusongjiang Science and Technology Industrial Park, Wuzhong Development Zone, Suzhou.


Mr. Luo Xingnan and Mr. Yu Keming, members of the Party Working Committee of the Development Zone and Deputy Directors of the Management Committee, Stephen Mathers, Vice President of McGavigan Global, and Wang Lifeng, General Manager of McGavigan Decorative Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. attended the ceremony and delivered speech to guests.

Honorable guests from District Planning Bureau, Development Zone Investment Promotion Bureau, Economic Development Bureau, Construction Bureau, Administrative Examination and Approval Bureau, head office and other leaders also attended this ceremony.

开发区党工委委员、管委会副主任骆兴男,开发区党工委委员、管委会副主任郁克铭,麦格威公司总部副总裁Stephen Mathers, 麦格威饰件科技(苏州)有限公司总经理王立锋,区规划局、开发区招商局、经发局、建设局、行政审批局、总公司等领导出席奠基仪式。奠基典礼上,企业方代表与建设方代表分别致辞。

Mr. Yu Keming expressed warm congratulations on the foundation of McGavigan's new plant and said that with the implementation of the new concept, the development zone will focus on the industry and urban spatial layout of "one core, one circle, one corridor and one district", to determine the "3+3" industrial planning, and to attach great importance to the development of equipment manufacturing industry, to continuously optimize the policy environment, to accelerate the expansion of industrial clusters such as precision machinery and auto parts, so as to fully advance into the vanguard and main position of the national development zone.

郁克铭对麦格威新厂开工奠基表示热烈的祝贺。郁克铭表示开发区将通过深入贯彻落实新的发展理念,紧紧围绕"一核一圈一廊一区"的产业和城市空间布局,确定 "3+3"产业规划,高度重视装备制造产业的发展,不断优化政策环境,加快做大做强精密机械、汽车零配件等产业集群,全面迈进国家级开发区的排头兵和主阵地。

Mr. Wang Lifeng, General Manager of McGavigan Decorative Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. said that McGavigan has experienced a substantial increase since they settled down in the development zone 8 years ago.

The existing scale can no longer meet the needs of McGavigan's business growth, and with the strong support from relevant departments of the development zone, McGavigan will continue to invest for new plant construction, production line expansion and process optimization and upgrading.



Key Recent Policy Updates

Cuts Business VAT

The VAT rate for mainland businesses is to be cut as of 1 April this year. In the manufacturing sector (and related industries) it is to fall from 16% to 13%, while in the transportation, construction and other related industries, it is to be reduced from 10% to 9%. The lower rates 6% and 3% will remain unchanged. There might be further changes following shortly in order to simplify the VAT system.



Sharing Your News with Us?

If you have any News and/or Hiring to share with us, DUSA Secretary, Maggie Chen would be happy to support you, please contact her at: and she is also reachable via mobile: +86 180 5104 2137.