Establishing a Literary Agency in Taiwan: An Interview with Gray Tan

Establishing a Literary Agency in Taiwan: An Interview with Gray Tan

In this article, LCB’s managing editor, Aaron Posehn, sits down with Gray Tan (譚光磊), president of The Grayhawk Agency (光磊國際版權經紀有限公司), to discuss his experience establishing a literary agency in Taiwan. This post is the fifth in a series of interviews on entrepreneurship in Greater China. A listing of all interviews...
East Drinks West: An Interview with Shawn Kidd

East Drinks West: An Interview with Shawn Kidd

In this article, LCB’s managing editor, Aaron Posehn, sits down with Shawn Kidd, cofounder of Beer & Cheese and 886 Brewing Company, to discuss his experiences in the food and beverage industry in Taiwan. This post is the fourth in a series of interviews on entrepreneurship in Greater China. A listing...
An Interview with Tudou Co-Founder, Marc van der Chijs

An Interview with Tudou Co-Founder, Marc van der Chijs

In this article, LCB’s managing editor, Aaron Posehn, sits down with Marc van der Chijs, the co-founder of leading online video site, Tudou.com (土豆), to discuss his fascinating “China career,” starting first with Daimler in Beijing, up to his current position with CrossPacific Capital in Vancouver, Canada. This post is the third in...
How to Start a Business in Taiwan: An Interview with Elias Ek

How to Start a Business in Taiwan: An Interview with Elias Ek

  In this article, LCB’s managing editor, Aaron Posehn, sits down with Elias Ek, founder of Enspyre, to discuss his experience building a B2B telemarketing company in Taiwan. This post is the second in a series of interviews on entrepreneurship in Greater China. A listing of all interviews are currently...
Founding a Chinese Podcast in Taiwan: An Interview with Adam Menon

Founding a Chinese Podcast in Taiwan: An Interview with Adam Menon

  In this article, LCB’s managing editor, Aaron Posehn, sits down with Adam Menon, founder of Chinese Learn Online, to discuss his experience building a Chinese-language podcasting business in Taiwan over the last decade. This post is the first in a series on entrepreneurship in Greater China. A listing of all...
Marketing on WeChat: An Interview with WalktheChat Co-Founder, Thomas Graziani

Marketing on WeChat: An Interview with WalktheChat Co-Founder, Thomas Graziani

Guest post by Thibaud Andre   I recently met with Thomas Graziani, co-founder of marketing & IT agency WalktheChat. I talked with him about the development of WeChat and the payment war with Alibaba and Apple.   Andre: Hi Thomas. You co-founded WalktheChat, which focuses on helping companies to use WeChat to promote...
An Increasingly Open China: A Talk with Dr. Stephane Grand

An Increasingly Open China: A Talk with Dr. Stephane Grand

By Thibaud Andre   I recently met with Dr. Stephane Grand, founder of the accounting and financial firm SJ Grand in China. Dr. Grand was recently invited to the European Commission to prepare for the visit of Xi Jinping, and he is one of the foremost experts on the economic...
Latest entries

Contemporary China Studies Review Calls for Contributors

Press release: Contemporary China Studies Review Call for Contributors Sinomedia International Group, a publisher and distributor of China-related books, is pleased to announce the Contemporary China Studies Review for publication in Spring 2015. The Review seeks submissions from those at the level of Ph.D. candidate and above. Submissions by independent scholars are also welcomed if...

Store Checking Solutions in China

Retail outlets in China have been known to employ “creative” pricing strategies, but a new app has been launched that presents an equally creative solution: crowd-sourcing store checks. The Store Checkers, a China-based group of young entrepreneurs, have identified the two greatest problems in providing supplier and manufacturers the feedback they need from their retailers: first,...

Former LCB Editor Interviewed on BBC World Following Zuckerberg’s Chinese Q&A

As the Internet has now exhaustively documented, on October 22, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Tsinghua University in Beijing and gave an interview entirely in Mandarin, demonstrating an impressive verbal comprehension ability despite some tonal and grammar mistakes and other slip-ups.  A veritable frenzy of international coverage ensued, prompting critiques that perhaps Americans’...

LCB Entrepreneurship Interview Series List

Learn Chinese Business has recently started to conduct a series of interviews on entrepreneurship in Greater China with the intention of helping individuals to learn what doing business in the region is like, and especially if they have thoughts of starting their own businesses there. Below is the list of interviews as it currently stands,...
Cosmetic brands in China : naming is branding

Cosmetic brands in China : naming is branding

Guest article by Céline Chen Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent… All these successful designers have given their family brands an eponymous name, making it sound elegant, luxurious, glamorous. What happens in China, when the language doesn’t allow its original pronunciation to sound as graceful as it actually is ? In order to appeal to the local population,...
Success in Your China Career via Learn Chinese Business

Success in Your China Career via Learn Chinese Business

A Message from LCB’s Core Team Dear Learn Chinese Business Community, Please join us in congratulating our lead editor Aaron Posehn who, as some of you already know, is now moving to Taiwan to begin a new job as an academic editor with a company in Taipei. Aaron is the latest in a succession of LCB Core...
Pay via WeChat

Pay via WeChat

Featured article from Digital Jungle  WeChat recently opened its online payment platform to its users, which promises a great success in the future for consumers and for brands. 37% of Chinese social network use all of Weibo, WeChat and SNS. This is 79% of Whatsapp’s total global monthly active users. Remember WeChat? Or Weixin as...
Book Review: China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global

Book Review: China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global

  Book Review: China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global by Joel Backaler, pp. 208, Palgrave Macmillan   Review by Peter Kovas My grandfather visited China with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1973. He wasn’t a musician, he was a retired businessman who accompanied the Orchestra as president of its board....

How Franchising Works in China

By Thibaud Andre Franchising in China has gained momentum Franchising in China has already been on its way for the last decade with a lot of international companies entering the market. It is easy to find such famous brands as H&M, MacDonald, L’Oreal, IKEA or Starbucks in metropolitan Chinese cities such as Shanghai and Beijing....
China Business Course Scheduled at Galen University

China Business Course Scheduled at Galen University

As a key player in the world economy, China is a good subject for discussion at any business school. Galen University in Belize is no different, especially with the recent inroads China has made in the Caribbean. The other year, Galen University partnered with China business expert, Jonathan Poston M.E., to develop a course titled,...
Treachery: Four Stories to Make You Watch Your Back in China

Treachery: Four Stories to Make You Watch Your Back in China

  By Ward Chartier In the six countries in which I’ve worked, I’ve experienced in my operations or witnessed instances of theft, graft, drug dealing, or false accusations of serious malfeasance.  These occurred in all but one of the countries.  The frequency of such acts was at least twice as great in China, I’m sad...
Book Review: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Book Review: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

  Book Review: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos, pp. 417, Macmillan Review by Peter Kovas What happens to the People’s Party when all the people get together and don’t invite the Party? The Chinese Communist Party has been sweating this question for some time now. It became...