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Bringing your Product to China; 5 Crucial First Steps

Bringing your Product to China; 5 Crucial First Steps

Over the past decade China became a land of opportunities. With a declining world market the growth figures of the Chinese market where highly interesting for western organizations.  Commonly people spoke of 1.3 billion consumers, high growing cities and an...

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It’s all in the Name

It’s all in the Name

Beijing 1421 Business Consulting (1421) has been operating since  2011 undergoing many changes in all aspects of the business along the way. These changes all originated in request and demand from the market. The necessity of what 1421 represents is a major...

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How to Drink Baijiu in a Business Meeting

How to Drink Baijiu in a Business Meeting

Drinking ‘BaiJiu’ (Chinese ‘white’ wine) and drinking in general during business dinners in China is very important aspect in doing successfully business in the People’s Republic. As Mr. Peter Pronk has had his fair share of business dinners meeting dignitaries from...

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Ten Tips for Starting a Business in China

Ten Tips for Starting a Business in China

Tip 1     What do you want? In any business venture it is important that you figure out what you want. But in China this becomes even more crucial. Having a clear strategy which defines what you expect of your adventure in China makes every step you take easier....

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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”.