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Safer, Better Business in China Resources

Opinions, knowledge and resources from China Checkup's expert contributors

China Districts

China Districts - Main Roads, Stations, Airports

by Matt Slater 22 December 2017

This useful resource identifies some key China districts and provides details of their important roads and transport infrastructure.

With China having some of the world's biggest cities it can be important to know in which city district an office, hotel, factory, road or train station is located.

Some China districts have populations the size of whole nations. For example, more people live in Shanghai's Pudong district than live in the Republic of Ireland!

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China Train Stations

The 20 Largest China Train Stations

by Matt Slater 05 December 2017

In recent years a myriad of China train stations have been built to complement the development of China's new high speed rail network.

Whilst much of the focus goes on the new lines opened and their train speeds, it is often overlooked that a huge number of stations have been constructed and refurbished, from single line commuter stations to cavernous city terminals.

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China Trade Fairs

7 China Trade Fairs for Sourcing Products

by Matt Slater 22 November 2017

Sourcing from China involves making a lot of decisions, and one of the best choices you can make is to visit one of the huge China trade fairs.

Visiting a trade show helps you to meet a wide range of suppliers, discuss requirements face-to-face and build the beginnings of a succesful business relationship.

China has an incredible number of exhibitions and they vary in size and scope tremendously. Choosing one of these China trade fairs will help to make the most of your time and expense.

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Asia Business Airports

6 Asia Business Airports That Get You Nearer Downtown

by Matt Slater 24 October 2017

Read how business travelers are saving time by using Asia business airports to get them closer to downtown.

New airports are usually far from downtown making them difficult to reach during rush hour.

Happily, the rise of Asia business airports is offering new alternatives.

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China Sourcing Websites

The Top 20 China Sourcing Websites

by Matt Slater 13 September 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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China Market Research

6 Data Sources for China Market Research

by Matt Slater 11 July 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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Chinese Airport Alternatives

8 Chinese Airport Alternatives That Could Save You Time

by Matt Slater 29 September 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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International Chamber of Commerce in China

List of International Chamber of Commerce in China

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.

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Chinese Address Terms Glossary

Chinese Address Terms Glossary

by Matt Slater 16 July 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

by Matt Slater 19 May 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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Chinese Scam Reporting Websites

List of Chinese Scam Reporting Websites

by Matt Slater 18 May 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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Chinese Company Names

5 Key Features of Chinese Company Names

by Matt Slater 06 May 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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