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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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Greater Bay Area: a Rebranding of the Pearl River Delta?

The Greater Bay Area is a buzz term that has come up quite recently. It has been mentioned in publications ranging from the South China Morning Post to CNBC. This term was first mentioned on 7 December 2016, in the English version of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan. Since...

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Negotiating in China can be a challenging task. Chinese are strategists who see business as battle. Many Chinese businessmen and –women use the teachings of Sun Tzu for negotiating. In “The Art of War”, Sun Tzu describes strategies for war. Becoming successful with...

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Tier 2 Cities in China: New Opportunities

In 1978, China’s paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, introduced a new Chinese policy, known as “reform and opening.” The landmark policy allowed foreign companies to operate in China, and the country became open to foreign direct investment in specially set up economic...

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WFOE: Necessary Evil or Vibrant Opportunity?

WFOE, or Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise, is the most used entity in China by foreigners. If large foreign companies do not collaborate with a local company, they have this structure for their business in China. However, is a WFOE interesting for SME entrepreneurs? Is...

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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”.