An Eye for Business

Flannery, Russell
November 2005
Forbes Asia;11/14/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 7, p79
The article features Chinese entrepreneur Chen Bang. Chen's Aier Eyecare operates China's biggest chain of eye care hospitals and clinics. Chen has already proved that he can navigate China's regulatory hurdles, and he should be able to get off the ground in a big way at home. China offers such potential because of the country's rising incomes, health needs and demographic trends. The market for eye care, including glasses and surgical treatment, is about $2 billion and is growing at about 10% annually.


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