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Chinese Company Type Terms Glossary

Chinese Company Type Terms Glossary

by Matt Slater April 22, 2015

In this glossary we present each of the Chinese company type terms we have identified whilst researching Mainland China companies for our company verification reports.

As we continue to verify Chinese companies we will add to this glossary when a new term for a Chinese company type is identified.

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Banned on Alibaba - Gold Suppliers Blacklist

Banned on Alibaba - Gold Suppliers Blacklist

by Matt Slater January 21, 2015

Each month between April 2010 and March 2013 Alibaba published on their website a list of the paid gold members that had been banned from their platform that month.

In this article we provide some background to why these lists may have been published and replicate in full the names of the suppliers banned on Alibaba.

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10 Must Read China Business Books

10 Must Read China Business Books

by Matt Slater June 01, 2014

Business in China is a huge topic that can keep you learning for a lifetime. There’s a wealth of information about it online, but sometimes it’s good to benefit from the level of research and work that goes into producing a book.

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50 Resources for China Factory Visits

50 Resources for China Factory Visits

by Matt Slater May 28, 2014

We’ve put together this huge list of online resources about conducting successful China factory visits. This ought to make a nice, one-stop China Factory Visits 101, and additions in the comments section are very welcome.

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10 Key China Factory Inspection Objectives

10 Key China Factory Inspection Objectives

by Matt Slater May 28, 2014

If you are visiting China to look for new suppliers chances are that your time will be very limited – you will arrive feeling tired and more than a little bit lost! You will likely need to carry out a quick China factory inspection at each of the businesses you visit.

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Verify China Company - 9 Useful Documents

Verify China Company - 9 Useful Documents

by Matt Slater May 26, 2014

Before doing business in China it is important to make sure you are dealing with a legitimately registered business, but how exactly can you do that?

Travelling across the world to visit Chinese factories is a hugely time consuming and expensive process, so asking suppliers to provide, and then checking documentation is a better option.

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7 Online Resources for Doing Business in China

7 Online Resources for Doing Business in China

by Matt Slater November 19, 2013

One of the main obstacles for foreign companies doing business in China or with Chinese companies is the lack of easily-accessible information and resources.

With that in mind, we’ve gathered a selection of some of the most useful online resources for doing business in China and with Chinese companies.

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Alibaba Alternatives

Alibaba Alternatives

by Matt Slater November 10, 2013

At an estimated 810,000 paid suppliers way back in 2010, Alibaba is by far the largest online B2B sourcing portal.

That doesn’t mean it has no competitors though - there are certainly many Alibaba alternatives out there. We identify some of the best options here.

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List of Chinese AIC Websites

List of Chinese AIC Websites

by Matt Slater October 15, 2013

We’ve put together this list of the various Chinese AIC company search websites (National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System) and Chinese AIC branch websites (工商行政管理局 or just 工商局) for each province / administrative region in China.

If any of the links are broken or out of date, or we’re missing any, please leave a comment to let us know!

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