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Chinese Company Stamp vs Signature

Chinese Company Stamp vs Signature

Many things in China, like signing a contract as the owner of a business, happen differently than in any other country. For example, an employee within a Chinese company can sign official documents using the company “signature”. This is due to the fact that...

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Does it Matter if Facebook can Lobby China?

Does it Matter if Facebook can Lobby China?

Written by Adam Armytage If Mark Zucherberg can successfully lobby Chinese officials and re-launch Facebook in China, the real question is, can Facebook compete against Chinese competitor WeChat? Mark Zucherberg met with President Xi Jinping at the US-China Internet...

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Government Support for Dutch Companies in China

Government Support for Dutch Companies in China

Due to the origin of 1421 Consulting Group (1421), we have gotten to know many of the government institutes aiding Dutch companies in doing business in foreign countries, such as China. Some aid in kind, others in financial support, but all contribute to the success...

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Guanxi

Guanxi

Grizzled foreign business veterans insist you need it, Chinese entrepreneurs boast they have it, and deal makers claim they can help you get it. In China guanxi makes the world go round: securing a business license, landing a distribution deal or even finding that...

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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”.