As the end of the calendar year approaches a lot of companies in China are busy making preparations for the end of the Chinese financial year.
Whilst you are getting ready to celebrate the new year, spare a thought for the overworked Chinese accountants, because the financial year in Mainland China follows the calendar year and ends on 31 December.
But is that also the case for businesses in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau? Is there a unified Chinese Financial Year?
As a foreigner, when you read Chinese business names in English you naturally assume that the name you are reading isthename of the company.
In Mainland China and Taiwan, and this can be difficult to comprehend, the only official Chinese business names are those written in Chinese characters, which means the English names are usually just translations.
As you’d expect for the world’s most populous nation, there are a huge number of Chinese companies. But where in China are they located? Are there certain provinces with high concentrations of companies?
In this article we find out which provinces have the highest and lowest number of companies, and see how this compares against their population figures.
There are more than 10,000 stores registered on the Aliexpress platform, but who operates them and just as important – are they verified?
In this article we reveal who can register Aliexpress stores, what information they need to provide and highlight how a shocking lack of transparency leaves Aliexpress consumers in the dark over who they’re really buying from.
I’m sure you’ve heard of eBay and Amazon, and you’ve probably heard of Alibaba, but what is Aliexpress?
As internet usage continues to rise more and more consumers are shopping online for new products and better prices. This has led to an increase in international ecommerce as people look beyond their own country’s border for that bargain.
Nearly everyday we are asked to investigate a Chinese scam website, and we’ve noticed some common and easy-to-spot trends in the way they’re set up. We’ve made a list of such warning signs here, as they can often be useful first-glance indicators that something is amiss.