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China Insights

China insights about cultures and business habits, developments in the Chinese market and tips on doing business in China
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China Insights

China insights about cultures and business habits, developments in the Chinese market and tips on doing business in China

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Business partners in China: Selection Success

Currently, China is the popular girl or guy in high school everyone talks about and/or wants to date with. This attention shows massively in the broad interest shown by foreign companies in the China International Import Expo (CIIE). This first expo dedicated to...

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Business in Chengdu: Do or Don’t

There are many cities in China on the brink of a development boom or in the middle of it. Chengdu is one of these cities. Considering our recent research into Tier 2 cities, we are seeing a growth of business in Chengdu from western companies due to their “Go-West...

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Strategic Week 2018

Each year the various teams of 1421 Consulting Group gather in Beijing. During this Strategic week we take a moment to stand still. We discuss our company’s growth, our goals for the upcoming years and make the plans to help achieve our goals. While we work we also...

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Effects of the US-China trade war on SME’s in China

Trump’s campaign route towards the white house in 2016 was paved with China. He pointed towards China and stated they “outmanoeuvred the US”. Apart from this complimentary remark, he also accused China of various wrongdoings. From dumping exports to devaluating their...

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Children’s Book Market in China

      Just a few weeks ago, the 25th Beijing International Book Expo took place in the Beijing New International Exhibition Center. Over 2500 publishers from 93 countries and regions joined this Expo. Together these publishers brought over 300,000 new books to the...

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Chinese Millennial Generation: More Experienced

      Previously, we shared an article about the Chinese millennial generation. They are the future decision makers for business in China. This generation of Chinese young adults have grown up during the opening-up and reform of the country. They have experienced more...

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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”.