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Does It Make Sense to Manufacture Smaller Runs In China Or Locally?

The Chinese manufacturing industry is geared toward mass production. Once your startup is successful and you need to produce thousands of units at a time, it usually makes the most sense to find a factory there and take advantage of … Continue reading

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Understand Your Shipping Terms: INCO Terms

If you’re going to be shipping a hardware product internationally, then it’s important that you think carefully about your shipping terms. Otherwise, you can end up getting in arguments with your resellers/consumers that ultimately damage your reputation, cost you money, … Continue reading

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The Best Time to Go to China to Oversee Product Manufacturing

I have a client who is on a tight timeline and we both think it will be a good idea for him to visit the factory with our team to help make decisions quickly to cut down the time to … Continue reading

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Distributing Products in China

Have you ever wondered about the feasibility of distributing your new idea in China, tapping into the populace that pervades each news hour with its vastness?  What a dream it would be to somehow capture 1.6 billion customers with a … Continue reading

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China’s New 5 Year Plan

Twelfth Five-Year Plan: Overview China’s Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development is a pivotal tool used by the government to execute its development objectives by mapping out in five-year cycles the country’s future progress via guidelines, policy frameworks, and targets … Continue reading

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Chinese Young People’s Wedding

 The couple is just in their early 20S. They’re young and full of ideas towards this wedding. But this young couple had argued with their parents for the wedding keynote. The couple wants a complete western wedding, because in their … Continue reading

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China’s Ethnic Groups

China is a multi-national state and composed of 56 ethnic groups. Among them, Han takes up over 90% of China’s population, and there are 55 minority groups living together harmoniously in this big landmass. Their costumes, festivals and food are … Continue reading

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Migrant Workers in China’s Big Cities

Probably most people have a stereotype towards big cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. They can easily think of fashion, luxury, decency….But it’s not always the case. There are another group of people–migrant workers, who come from … Continue reading

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Communication Breakdown (It’s always the same)

Working in China can be a lot like the great Abbott and Costello skit: “Costello: Well then who’s on first? Abbott: Yes. Costello: I mean the fellow’s name. Abbott: Who. Costello: The guy on first. Abbott: Who. Costello: The first … Continue reading

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The Great Firewall of China

You’re in China, you just had a sausage Mcmuffin from McDonald’s for breakfast and you’re sipping on your venti latte at Starbucks enjoying their free wireless internet on a casual Saturday morning. You finally have a little downtime to get … Continue reading

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