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The Top 20 China Sourcing Websites

The Top 20 China Sourcing Websites

September 13, 2017

For so many people looking for products from China, their sourcing journey both starts with, and finishes with, Alibaba, but there are actually plenty of very good alternatives.

We want our readers to get the very best outcomes when sourcing in China, so here is China Checkup's list of the Top 20 China Sourcing Websites

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6 Data Sources for China Market Research

6 Data Sources for China Market Research

July 11, 2017

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.

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8 Chinese Airport Alternatives That Could Save You Time

8 Chinese Airport Alternatives That Could Save You Time

September 29, 2016

Carefully planning which Chinese airport to fly to or from can have a huge impact on how smoothly your business trip to China goes.

Having travelled extensively throughout China for work, I am always looking for ways to decrease the amount of time spent on highways and flying to a closer airport is one great way to do this.

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List of International Chamber of Commerce in China

List of International Chamber of Commerce in China

August 31, 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.

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Chinese Address Terms Glossary

Chinese Address Terms Glossary

July 16, 2016

This useful glossary helps you to understand and make sense of an address in China by listing and providing translations for common Chinese address terms.

A Chinese company’s official address is displayed on its business license and verifying their address is a smart measure to take to protect your business.

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China Business Acronyms Glossary

China Business Acronyms Glossary

May 19, 2016

This China Checkup glossary is comprised of some of the most common China business acronyms such as AIC, MOFCOM and SAFE.

Love them or hate them, acronyms are a useful way for people working in a particular field to communicate more concisely.

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List of Chinese Scam Reporting Websites

List of Chinese Scam Reporting Websites

May 18, 2016

If you have fallen victim to a Chinese scam it is often difficult to know who or where to turn to, and the help available can be quite limited.

Even if you find it impossible to get your money back, you can help warn other potential victims (and vent some steam) by reporting it on a fraud reporting website.

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5 Key Features of Chinese Company Names

5 Key Features of Chinese Company Names

May 06, 2016

Nearly all Chinese company names follow standard patterns and by just reading a company’s name and understanding these 5 key features you can already learn quite a lot about them.

For example, where they are registered, what they do (in a broad sense), whether or not they are foreign-owned and their general incorporation form.

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60 Top China Certification Marks and Logos

60 Top China Certification Marks and Logos

November 03, 2015

You may have noticed that these days Chinese products are increasingly being shipped overseas with China certification marks displayed on their packaging or documentation.

China is rapidly developing their certification industry and Chinese companies are also becoming more and more confident about utilizing certificates obtained from domestic certification bodies and displaying their logos on marketing materials.

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20 Reliable Chinese ISO Certification Bodies

20 Reliable Chinese ISO Certification Bodies

October 21, 2015

When evaluating Chinese ISO certificates it is important to consider which certification body issued the document.

It is a requirement in Mainland China that Chinese ISO certification bodies are accredited by CNAS (China National Accreditation Service), but with the rise of China and the development of its quality assurance market, more and more Chinese certification bodies are seeking international recognition too.

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Suppliers in China That Sell to Famous Companies

Suppliers in China That Sell to Famous Companies

July 15, 2015

Everyone has heard a horror story about suppliers in China, but the truth is that China is also home to many world-class manufacturers who supply fantastic products to most of the world’s leading companies.

Have a look at your electronics, clothing, cosmetics or pretty much anything else you can think of, and you’ll find it more likely than not has that familiar “Made in China” mark on it.

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Chinese Management Positions Glossary

Chinese Management Positions Glossary

May 18, 2015

Here we present a glossary of the most common terms used for documenting key Chinese management positions in a Mainland China company’s company registration records.

This includes the Chinese terms for General Manager, Director, Legal Representative, Chairman, Shareholder and Supervisor.

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Chinese Company Verification