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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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...
Master Chinese for Business by Only Learning What You Need to Know

Master Chinese for Business by Only Learning What You Need to Know

Guest post by Adam Menon   We’ve all heard that Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to learn. Many Westerners spend years living in Chinese-speaking communities without being able to pick up any more than a few basic phrases. And who can blame them when you look at all the time and energy...
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...

What Happens When Your Chinese Employees “Lose Face”?

Guest post by Courtney Gordner No one likes to be embarrassed. We empathize with the feeling of embarrassment greatly, causing second-hand embarrassment to flourish in American society. Individuals will extend the emotion towards others, even when we ourselves are in no danger of suffering humiliation. There are certain actions you make have taken to help...
From Budweiser to Tommy Hilfiger: Digital Chinese New Year Campaigns

From Budweiser to Tommy Hilfiger: Digital Chinese New Year Campaigns

Featured article from Digital Jungle The Year of the Horse is just around the corner and following is a round-up of some of the best digital Chinese New Year campaigns. The Year of the Snake is slithering away and people all across China are making New Year’s resolutions while filling hongbao envelopes and preparing family meals....