Apart from the ubiquitous sourcing b2b platform alibaba.com, do you know any of the other Alibaba ecommerce platforms?
This article gives an overview of the Alibaba ecommerce platforms, most of which are aimed squarely at China's domestic market - notably the country's largest online marketplace Taobao.
Conducting China market research can be very challenging for foreign companies, due to the shortage of reliable information available in the English language.
From researching many topics for our articles, we have however found some websites which we go back to time and again, and decided it would be a good idea to share these with our readers.
Although many factory's have their own laboratories, few of these are independently certified so requesting testing by external testing body is a wise move in many circumstances.
These testing bodies should be accredited and you can make sure of this by requesting a copy of their China laboratory accreditation certificate.
Most large economies have systems in place for categorizing their companies, and China is no different.
The China Industry Classification system is widely used in the collection of official statistical data on companies and organizations throughout Mainland China.
With so many products being made in China it comes as no surprise that China shipping ports are among the busiest in the world.
We've looked up the figures, and in this article present the 8 China shipping ports which handle the most shipping containers.
Finding and assessing a China manufacturer is a necessary process for more and more companies, as increasing numbers of businesses choose to source products in China.
This research process can pose difficulties for companies so here we look at common methods for finding manufacturers in China and gathering a short-list of potential suppliers.
The Adidas China Supplier list is not only very comprehensive, but is also publicly disclosed on their website.
Read here to find out which Chinese suppliers Adidas use for production of their sporting goods.
The HP China supplier list contains the names and addresses of the Chinese companies in their supply chain.
This publicly disclosed list also specifies the types of products each supply provides.
Discover the companies that are on the Dell China supplier list in this article.
Computer technology company Dell sources a large number of components from suppliers in Taiwan and China and these are disclosed on their website.
If you have ever wondered where those plastic bricks are made, check out this article for a Lego China supplier list.
Many of Lego's Chinese suppliers are Hong Kong companies which presumably have manufacturing operations on the mainland.
Did you know there are over 150 companies on the Timberland China Supplier list?
The outdoor specialists, renowned for their high quality footwear, use manufacturers across China and Taiwan for their products, and you can find out which ones here.
If you've ever wondered which factory your sports shoes were made in, you may be surprised to hear that a list of Puma China suppliers is actually made publicly available on their website.
Puma's Chinese suppliers seem to be largely based in the southern province of Guangdong, which borders Hong Kong.