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...
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The Bad Business of Intellectual Property Theft

Guest post by Courtney Gordner   There are many things at the heart of ongoing complaints about China and intellectual property theft. As a long and often contentious history between the United States and China exists, some of the negative perceptions of Chinese and Western businesses can in fact be blamed on a combination of...

What’s New in LCB – June 2014

Here at LCB we’re always staying current with the pulse of Chinese business activity around the globe, and the following is a short update to communicate with our readers on some recent happenings.  We’ll be experimenting with this format and other ways of keeping our community members in the know on a regular basis, so...

Interview: The CareVoice Looks to Mobile to Enhance Patient Experience

Guest article by Thibaud Andre   In the dynamic business environment of Shanghai, several French startups are creating new trends and have caught the attention of the digital market. The CareVoice is one of these startups that are quickly evolving thanks to an innovative idea adapted to the market, a mobile application that offers the...
4 Lessons You Can Learn from eBay’s Failure in China

4 Lessons You Can Learn from eBay’s Failure in China

. Guest post by Courtney Gordner   When it comes to companies expanding into foreign markets for the first time, there is no such thing as “too big to fail.” Instead, the observer may find that this old adage instead holds true: the bigger they are, the harder they fall. In this way, an American...
Understanding China’s Countryside Market

Understanding China’s Countryside Market

Featured article from Digital Jungle   In 2012, the Telegraph reported that for the first time in history, China’s urban population exceeded that of its rural countryside.Even though China’s cities now hold approximately 51.27% of China’s nearly 1.35 billion people, the over 650 million rural dwellers should not be forgotten when Western brands market to...
Does Alibaba IPO Signal China Has Surpassed US Economy?

Does Alibaba IPO Signal China Has Surpassed US Economy?

Guest post by Courtney Gordner   Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant is set to become the largest initial public offering in American history. Many feel that the future of investment by Americans in Chinese businesses hinges on its success or failure as an IPO. Thus far, all signs point to success. During its filing, the...
The One Hour China Book: Two Financier-cum-Professors Attempt the Impossible

The One Hour China Book: Two Financier-cum-Professors Attempt the Impossible

Book Review: The One Hour China Book: Two Peking University Professors Explain All of China Business in Six Short Stories by Jeffrey Towson and Jonathan Woetzel, pp. 132, Towson Group LLC Every few months it seems, another well-regarded journalist or veteran businessman goes on a two week trip to China, and comes back ready to slather...
Did US Company Herbalife Take the Pyramid Scheme to China?

Did US Company Herbalife Take the Pyramid Scheme to China?

Guest post by Courtney Gordner   US company Herbalife Ltd. has had a great deal of success recently expanding into China. This is worrying for some Chinese business analysts as Herbalife is considered to be little more than a scam. It’s possible that would-be Chinese entrepreneurs are being taken advantage of. In the United States,...
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...
How to Approach Individual Income Tax Returns as a Foreigner in China

How to Approach Individual Income Tax Returns as a Foreigner in China

Guest article by Thibaud Andre   The system of tax in China can be complex to navigate, especially when you’re a foreigner. How much do you have to pay? Is it the same if you’re working for a China-based company or for a company located abroad? These are questions which can be difficult to answer,...
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...