Entrepreneurship
Ebook Profile: How to Start a Business in Taiwan

Ebook Profile: How to Start a Business in Taiwan

By David Schainker In my previous blogging I’ve covered some of the difficulties of entrepreneurship in Taiwan, a story which is increasingly gaining traction, as well as profiling the startup culture here.  Now it seems more and more energy and fresh talent is being put into Taiwan’s budding innovation economy, and foreign entrepreneurs are increasingly...
Toujuwang – An Expat's Attempt to Improve Apartment Hunting in China

Toujuwang – An Expat’s Attempt to Improve Apartment Hunting in China

A Q+A with Jason Lim, a successful Australian entrepreneur launching a service aimed at domestic Chinese apartment hunters amid ever-soaring housing costs
By Michelle Guo
Baby Business: China's Maternity Hotels Expand At Home and Abroad

Baby Business: China’s Maternity Hotels Expand At Home and Abroad

Maternity hotels in China are a booming business in the Middle Kingdom and overseas By Lisa Sun
Tradesparq: Better Sourcing in China Through Social Networks

Tradesparq: Better Sourcing in China Through Social Networks

Recently LearnChineseBusiness.com sat down for an interview with Brian Hager, an American entrepreneur based in Shanghai. Hager, who has many years of experience in sourcing and international trade, talked with us about how his new enterprise, TradeSparq, his new service that allows its users to integrate their own social networks into the supplier search verification...
Entrepreneurship in Taiwan Part I: Pic Collage

Entrepreneurship in Taiwan Part I: Pic Collage

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur talks about how he gets down to business in Taiwan By David Schainker Part I of our series on entrepreneurship in Taiwan sits us down with John Fan of Pic Collage. Pic Collage is a Top 10 Photo App for iPad, iPhone and Android in the U.S., Japan and many other countries. Launched...
LCB Top 10 Articles of 2012

LCB Top 10 Articles of 2012

We review many great articles at Learn Chinese Business, both from our regular contributors and guest bloggers, and it’s hard to pick winners.  Recently, though, our editorial team got together in a Google hangout and discussed which posts we thought were the very best in 2012.  It was an important year for our website and...
Weibo vs. WeChat – Brand Leveraging on Chinese Social Media

Weibo vs. WeChat – Brand Leveraging on Chinese Social Media

China's social media landscape offers unique ways to connect with customers By Lisa Sun I've been trying to write this article since last week. And yet, I've found so many ways to procrastinate despite having no access to Facebook or Twitter or YouTube. Why? Because in China, there are just as many Web 2.0 distractions. In fact,...
Taiwan is Great at Assembling Technology, but Can it Foster Innovation?

Taiwan is Great at Assembling Technology, but Can it Foster Innovation?

Taiwan, a poster-child of East Asian manufacturing success, tries to climb the ladder of product innovation By David Schainker There’s a lot of talk around the world these days about “Innovation Ecosystems.” These are places like Silicon Valley where successful, world-changing companies live and thrive in a community. Companies big and small develop successful, industry-changing products that...
Shaun Rein on Starting a Business in China

Shaun Rein on Starting a Business in China

By Nicholas MacDonald In coming months, we'll be featuring interviews with foreign entrepreneurs building businesses in China. Our first is with one of the most successful (and somewhat notorious) young entrepreneurs in Shanghai: Shaun Rein
Little Emperors – How to Make Them Work for You

Little Emperors – How to Make Them Work for You

A small investment in guanxi can help you tap young talent in China's notoriously fickle and route-educated post-1980s generation By Lisa Sun While many people launch attacks against China’s draconian one-child policy, not many understand its impact on the business environment. With a young urban workforce uniformly composed of single-children, what will this generation mean for the...

Is California Ready for Massive Chinese Investment Inflow?

California could be poised to hugely benefit from Chinese outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) to the cool tune of $60 billion, says this Asia Society press release which features a groundbreaking study conducted jointly with the well-known research group Rhodium.