Trump Leadership and China

By | November 10, 2016

Early Wednesday morning, the US had finally picked a president after a year-long media battle between the Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, and her opponent the Republican nominee Donald Trump. The year was plagued with scandals, accusations, media stunts, and much more which not only made the US tune in, but turned them against each other. Never before has… Read More »

Manufacturing in China, Restructure or Die!

By | November 3, 2016

The state of the Chinese manufacturing exporting industry has been in somewhat of a scramble the past year. In early 2016, many manufacturers went for broke as orders for production simply weren’t there. The blame for this reality has been bounced around, but loosely comes from recent labor law changes starting January 2016. In the wake of such… Read More »

The Philippines and China

By | October 14, 2016

As of recent, relations between the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China has been more than strained. In a few words, disputes over territory in the South China sea have flared up, causing tensions between leadership in Manilla and Beijing. On Wednesday, though, reports from China say that the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China on… Read More »

Foreign Investment in China, a New Vision

By | October 12, 2016

The path for foreign direct investment (FDI) in China has been the same for many years. Potential investors must file an application and wait for government administrative approval before being able to invest. The process is known to be somewhat cumbersome, filing these applications can take time, hindering or even halting certain investors from considering investing in China.… Read More »

Chinese personal credit information industry‘s three major bottlenecks

By | August 18, 2016

From the Beijing Times: Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Beijing, China issued its first personal credit industry report. This report pointed out that China’s personal credit industry is beginning to appear, and that the market needs more forces to join together to promote economic development as well as a new social credit system. Currently the personal… Read More »

Supplier Blacklisting

By | July 28, 2016

On the internet, there are a slew of different examples of scams happening in China and it’s savvy to keep up with these types of scams and triangulate where and how these scams are being conducted. One of the best websites for tracking and posting your own experiences is supplierblacklist.com. We spent some time browsing through their posts… Read More »

New Intellectual Property Law Developments in China

By | July 21, 2016

Last week we brought up the subject of intellectual property in China and how new legal cases are bringing light to the realities of Chinese Law. This week, a Chinese Intellectual Property Court in Guangzhou ruled favorably for an international clothing and accessory company, Christian Louboutin. The company claimed to have been copied by regional competitor Guangzhou Wentan Trading Co.,… Read More »

Intellectual Property Cases in China

By | July 8, 2016

Over the past year, many new copywrite and patent laws in China have been sprouting up, but it’s not the kind of cases you’re probably thinking of. When we think of copywrite infringement in China, we’re probably thinking about big companies working to eliminate any copycat brands which are hurting their business in the market.  Instead, these new cases are… Read More »

Chinese Flock to the US for Summer Holiday 2016

By | July 7, 2016

Summer vacation has already started in China, and the travel season began with a boom. An estimated 2.1 million travelers from mainland China are projected to visit the US sometime 2016. While these numbers are large, this has been a growing trend starting in the 2000s. Beginning in 2007, Chinese visitors coming to the US to travel has… Read More »

Brexit and its Repercussions in Chinese Trade

By | June 25, 2016

The results of Great Britain’s most recent referendum, deciding whether the country should stay a part of the European Union (EU), has sparked controversy all over the globe. On Wednesday, June 22nd, Great Britain had voted itself out of the European Union. Worldwide news and social media have been abuzz about “Brexit” since then, and most people are… Read More »