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June 23, 2013 Another China Blog, Blogs

Global buyers can now easily find the latest industry news and analyses, China sourcing advice, product guides and new products at Sourcing News & Advice, a newly launched specialized hub from the editorial team at Global Sources.

Much of the content found on that site relating to China advice and sourcing

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Too good to be true, rings true, whether buying or selling in China

June 20, 2013 Blogs

When I wrote blogs about protecting yourself while sourcing in China, I got a call from an overseas client who was trying to sell his wine to China.  He told me he would fly to China to sign a contract with his buyer.  The Chinese buyer approached the company and

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Behind the scenes: buying SD cards & flash/ thumb drives, China Direct

Introduction

At the recent Electronics industry show in HK, we assigned our CSIC researchers to interview dozens of buyers and sellers dealing in SD cards & flash drives in order to get to the bottom of the following issues:

Why are buyers of SD cards and flash drives targeted by

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Doing Business in China. May 2013 Seminars in California, Ohio, Georgia & Wisconsin

May 8, 2013 Another China Blog, Blogs

China expert, CSIC contributor & HK-based businessman, Thad Mueller of Fiducia Management Consultants will be travelling to the USA from 11th to 22nd of May to host a series of workshops supporting US companies wishing to do business in China and Hong Kong.

Thad has extended an invitation to

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Comments on: “Betrayed in China: One Entrepreneur’s Hard Journey East”

May 7, 2013 Another China Blog, Blogs

Haven’t yet found the time to read the books “Poorly made in China” (reviewed here) or “Mr. China: A Memoir”?  Well you are in luck. Take a few minutes and read “Betrayed in China: One Entrepreneur’s Hard Journey East”.

The Feb 2013 Inc. Magazine is pretty

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Move over Shanghai Surprise. Meet the Zhejiang Screwjob.

April 30, 2013 Another China Blog, Blogs

Back in January 2013 we alerted our readers to a scam targeting Chinese factories and Western buyer which was reaching epidemic proportions at the time of writing. At the peak of the outbreak, we were receiving no less than a report a week from CSIC readers who had fallen

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Choosing Your Business Vehicle: Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises

April 25, 2013 Blogs

WFOEs usually take the form of limited liability companies and the liability of the foreign investor in respect of the WFOE is limited to the amount of capital it agrees to contribute.  The risk of proceeding with a WFOE structure is that a foreign investor will not have the assistance

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