4 Golden Guidelines for Trading in China We’ve all seen the same articles 100 times about methods for trading in China. They coddle you and tell you to try harder and be persistent and eventually you will succeed. In this article I want to tell you what flaws in your (presumably European) culture or personality… Continue reading 4 Golden Guidelines for Trading in China
Finding an Apartment I am re-writing this paper that I previously did in the summer of 2018 as I have recently moved house again in China, making it the 5th time in total! Twice in Guangzhou and thrice in Shenzhen. This guide will mostly be focused on Shenzhen and Guangzhou, as those are my experiences.… Continue reading Finding an Apartment in China
Visa and Entry You will need to ask the client/factory you are visiting to send you a business invitation letter in order to apply for a business trip visa (M Class). Typically for British citizens you will get a multiple entry 2 year visa. Manchester China Visa centre is my favourite so far. If you’re… Continue reading Top Tips for Business Trips in China
This paper is intended to be ‘Part 1’ of a 2-part look into how a foreign developer can release an app onto the Chinese market. This first part will focus on different aspects of the current landscape of the app industry in China: the platforms and marketplaces the design and feel of apps here legal… Continue reading How to Launch an App in China (Part I)
Firstly, your choice of which vehicle you use to conduct business in China largely depends on what level of business you wish to do in China. I will go through an overview of each, then sum up the pro’s and con’s, then in a follow-up post I'll illustrate to you my experience thus far in… Continue reading WFOE, RO, or JV?
You will need a personal bank account in China, and once your business is set-up, a business bank account will also be needed. Again, take you passport and visa with you. They also asked if I had any other documents with me so I got out my folder, they took a business card and some… Continue reading Banking
A note on customer service in China, it sometimes seems non-existent. This is hardly surprising in a top-down-hierarchical society, and where if they lose someone as a customer it isn’t the end of the world; there are millions of other customers waiting. This is where being able to speak the language comes in handy, especially… Continue reading Tip