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by Matt Slater
31 August 2016
For many businesses, contacting your country’s Chamber of Commerce in China is a great starting point for exploring opportunities in the Chinese market.
The large number of Chamber of Commerce in China means that there is a good chance that your country has representation, and some of the more active countries even have multiple chambers or offices across China.
As well as giving an overview, this article conveniently lists each of the main chambers and provides website and contact details.
The International Chambers of Commerce in China were typically founded by a group of companies and individuals from the same country for the purpose of sharing knowledge, developing business relationships and gaining representation.
Once established, these non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations typically take on the role of acting as a bridge between China and their nation, helping to facilitate bilateral trade and arranging events.
Most of the Chambers in China have a wealth of local knowledge and a long list of contacts, so seeking their advice before embarking on major projects in China or even when encountering difficulties is always a good idea. Even if they don’t know the answer, they probably know someone who does.
For foreigners living in China, attending events arranged by their Chamber of Commerce can be a good opportunity to make acquaintances and act as a home away from home.
The table below is a comprehensive list of international chamber of commerce in Mainland China.
Note that this list does not include chamber of commerce located in Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau.
Even if your country doesn’t have a Chamber of Commerce in China, there are chambers representing groups of countries, such as AfCham for African countries and the European Chamber for European Union countries.
Many Chambers will also be willing to work with companies from other countries, particularly if they have some link to the country, e.g. a branch office in the country or senior management from the country.
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by Matt Slater
31 October 2019
This article identifies over one hundred of the most informative English-language China news websites.
By regularly sharing news from China on our social media channels we have identified many good sources and thought it would be a good idea to share these with you, our readers.
So if you are looking for websites with news on China, look no further than this long list we have compiled.
by Matt Slater
30 August 2019
Do you want to know which China city economies are the driving force behind Mainland China's huge and growing GDP figures?
As China's best-known cities, it came as no surprise that 2019 data popular in Chinese media identified Shanghai and Beijing as the cities with the largest GDP, but few will even have heard of Xinyang, which was ranked 100th.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's national GDP reached a new high of CNY 90,031bn (USD 13,608) in 2018, but which other Chinese cities had the largest share of this GDP? Keep reading to find out.
by Matt Slater
13 August 2019
Visit any Chinese city these days and you are bound to see rows and rows of brightly colored shared bicycles - they are the most visible of the many China sharing services.
Whilst shared bicycles might be the most well known, they are far from the only popular shared service in China though.
Keep reading to learn more about how shared bicycles and some of the other popular China sharing services work, including battery packs, sports equipment and cars!
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