1421 Consulting Group Europe

1421 Consulting Group Europe

1421 Consulting Group Europe operates as a support office for our locations in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Chengdu. Our European office is located in Almere, the Netherlands and supports the Chinese offices in Marketing and Sales. Our clients are located all over the world, and having offices in multiple times zones allows to be available for everyone, at times that are convenient. If you want to have a conversation about doing business in China at a time that suits you well, you can view our availability here.

Knowledge Sharing

At 1421 Consulting Group we are strong believers of sharing our knowledge about China with other people. We are excited about China, and helping people learn and understand the country better is something we see as important. During all our years of existence we have always been open to giving presentations and have done so throughout Europe and China. If you are interested in on of our consultans speaking at your event, business or school, feel free to send us a message or schedule a call here.

Our Team

Chinese players in AI

Chinese Players in AI Chip Design

Huawei/Hisilicon There is a broad consensus among AI chip experts that the only Chinese company with sufficient design and engineering talent to compete head-on with global US industry leaders is...
Successful Chinese companies

Successful Chinese Companies You Didn’t Know About 3 Years Ago

Also read our article on successful foreign companies in China! China has known continues year on year economic growth since 1976, with an average growth rate of approximately 9.5%. Such growth...
Christmas in China

Christmas in China: 4 Unique Traditions

The Western holiday of Christmas is increasingly celebrated in China. Especially in the big cities, Santa is on the rise. Christmas in China shares many values with the Western celebration of...
Sino-French Trade

Sino-French trade relations: Looking beyond based on the present

In 2018 the bilateral trade between France and China reached an all-time high, with a year-on-year growth rate of 15.5%. In 2019 China was France's seventh largest export market and sixth largest...

Business opportunities in China stronger since President Trump’s decision to ignore the Paris agreement

Five business opportunities in China for western businesses resulting from the fight against climate change While the US and Europe are still recovering from the - not so surprising - decision of...

Year of the Goat

Together with the nearing end of wintertime, the year of the Horse slowly draws to an end. Such moments always demand reflection upon the year that has past. At the same time it is also a great time...

Chinese Liang Hui 2018: What are the opportunities for foreign enterprises?

Liang Hui (两会) is the Chinese name for the most important Chinese national conferences. It translates into “Two Sessions” in English. This year the 13th Chinese Two Sessions have been successfully...

Subsidies for Foreign Companies in Shenzhen Area

There is no such thing as free money, however subsidies come very close. Subsidies are chased after often, and in China this is not different. Chinese companies can have a competitive edge compared...

Chinese Public Holidays in 2020

Now that the Western holiday season is over, it is a perfect moment to inform you about when the Chinese public holidays in 2020 are, and the reasons behind them. During public holidays in China...

Pearl River Delta: Doing Business in South China

Pearl River Delta: Doing Business in South China For the EU SME Centre in Beijing, Nathan Jansen was asked to do a webinar what it is like to do business in South China. The most famous region for...

1421 Consulting Group The Netherlands

The Netherlands Office Address: 

Wisselweg 33
1314 CB, Almere
+31 (0) 618225472

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What happened in the year 1421?

From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.

Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.