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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...

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’...
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 themselves in China. Why did...
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 and legislative evolution of China....
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...