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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding a good Chinese manufacturer can be challenging at times, but did you know that many famous companies actually publicly disclose their China Supplier list?
That's right, many of the leading brands will actually tell you which Chinese companies produce their goods, you just need to know where to look.
Read on to find out why companies such as Apple, Nike and Levis are disclosing their China supplier list and where you can go to find it.
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.
In this article we present a list of commonly used terminology found within a Chinese business scope - a section of the Mainland China business license.
These business scope terms are information typically included in our China Company Verification reports.