China Business
Cleaning China's Air: An Interview with IQAir China's VP, Mike Bearden

Cleaning China’s Air: An Interview with IQAir China’s VP, Mike Bearden

By Aaron Posehn   With the steady drumbeat of dire headlines and warnings about China’s air pollution, indoor air quality has become a very important subject for locals and expats alike in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai. In this interview I sit down with Mike Bearden, Vice President of IQAir China, one of the best-known...
Strategies for Actively Engaging Modern Chinese Tourism

Strategies for Actively Engaging Modern Chinese Tourism

Featured article from Digital Jungle   A booming economy and expanding middle class with newly disposable income has made China the number one most sought after outbound tourism market in the world. Nearly 100 million tourists from mainland China went abroad in 2013 and set a new record with total expenditures of $102 billion in...
How to Successfully Choose a Chinese Brand Name for Your Western Company

How to Successfully Choose a Chinese Brand Name for Your Western Company

. Article by Aaron Posehn . After working hard to build a profitable company at home, you may now be wondering if it would be viable to extend your product lines into new and foreign markets. Although you could try selling it anywhere in the world that makes sense to you, one of the places...
Live Music in China and the Importance of Giving Face

Live Music in China and the Importance of Giving Face

  Photo credit: Andy Best, Kungfuology Guest article by Michael Hurwitz China is home to an increasingly diverse array of foreign nationals. As it began opening up to the world in the 1970’s and 1980’s, business executives, students, and technical specialists were generally the only types of foreigners to be found here, but with globalization...

Shopping for Items at Chinese Online Marketplaces: Is It Safe?

Guest article by Courtney Gordner   It’s hard to keep your eyes from getting as big as saucers when you first get a glimpse of the discount prices on some consumer items in China, which range from tablets, to jewelry, to the latest fashions. Many of these can also be found on Chinese shopping sites...

The Crisis of Confidence in the Chinese Food Industry Benefits Recognizable Foreign Brands

Guest article by Matthew J. Van Den Hooven and Ji Ran   The baby milk (melamine) scandal happened in 2008 in China and took four infants lives. It injured over fifty thousand more infants who may continue to suffer the effects of this poison milk for the rest of their lives. A series of actions...
Thinking on a Global Level: Business Globalization in the U.S. & China

Thinking on a Global Level: Business Globalization in the U.S. & China

Guest post by Ivan Serrano   With so many businesses pushing the digital side of their strategies, globalization is rapidly becoming less of a goal to reach toward and more of a necessity for survival. It’s easy for us to consider the ramifications and challenges that are part of globalizing from an American point of...
Interview: JX Paulin, 20 Years of Success in China

Interview: JX Paulin, 20 Years of Success in China

In this article, Thibaud Andre, a French consultant in Shanghai, sits down with JX Paulin, founder of DBX International, to discuss some of his experiences and successes doing business during the last 20 years in China and into the future with an eye on Africa. - Andre: Mr. Paulin, in a few months you will...
Chinese Students Turn to Social Media When Selecting Foreign Universities

Chinese Students Turn to Social Media When Selecting Foreign Universities

Featured article from Digital Jungle   University recruiters must make their presence known in the busy lives of Chinese high school students and one good way to do this is through social media marketing. The potential of this medium is endless as it can reach users anywhere and at any time, so it’s not surprising...
Using Holidays and Festivals to Market to Chinese Consumers

Using Holidays and Festivals to Market to Chinese Consumers

By Courtney Gordner American businesses are quite familiar with the benefits of using holidays to their advantage in order to draw customers to their establishments. Some holidays are practically treated as demanding individuals go out and shop. And for major holidays, you’d be challenged to go into stores and not see color themed items readily...
Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Profitable Worldwide Trend

Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Profitable Worldwide Trend

Guest post by Thibaud Andre Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a wide range of treatment developed in ancient China and favors natural aspects of medicine with herbal therapy, acupuncture, certain exercise training (气功), and massage (推拿). Extremely popular in China today, TCM is still a new field in many Western countries. However, Westerners are more...
Wheels Within Wheels: Navigating Complex Motivations in Chinese Business

Wheels Within Wheels: Navigating Complex Motivations in Chinese Business

By Ward Chartier The purpose of this true story is to describe how nothing is what it seems to be in many situations in China.  The story is also a caution about the need to be constantly aware of thinking and actions occurring on several levels simultaneously. Confucian principles are an indelible part of the...