“How can I import to China and start selling my products there?” is the question every entrepreneur and business owner asks lately. China’s market size make it seem appealing to companies trying to expand internationally, it also relates closely to China’s growing middle class, which by the year 2022 will have same spending power as the middle class of Italy (earning $9,000 to $34,000 a year) but with a population of 550 million people.
Kate CHERNAVINAImport to China: how to enter e-commerce, cross border and offline markets
When it comes to dual localization, brand name translation, especially into languages such as Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic, can be very sensitive, and despite the fact the end result may only consist of one or two words or characters, the amount of time, research, and effort involved to arrive at this point can be enormous. This is especially the case in China, where one character may have several meanings, and these meanings may morph into something completely different when paired with another character.
If you are thinking of starting a business and raising funds, China could be a good option for you – after all it is a land of millions of startups, both Chinese and Foreign owned. But how do you really get your foot in the door of this Asian tech paradise? Finding the right incubator and accelerator might just be what you need!
Kate CHERNAVINAInternational startups in China: incubators with funding for startups
Advertising law in China has taken a new turn, and is now going after the official WeChat accounts of companies and artists. More and more companies, both local and foreign owned, are being handed penalties for using terms such as “the best”, “one hundred percent”, “first”, “most advanced”, and “lowest price” on their social media accounts. To discuss social media marketing law and WeChat account “safety” in more detail, we met with two Shanghai officials.
Kate CHERNAVINAIs your Official WeChat Account content in breach of Chinese Advertising Law?
Any smart business with a scalable product or service has China market expansion on the agenda. For every success story of a foreign company who has survived and thrived in the notoriously challenging Chinese market, there are those who have failed. Today we use a case study to look at what can go wrong, and what we can learn.
Jennifer CADLERWhen Good Brands Go Bad: Localization Gone Wrong
It’s widely known that China’s business environment is unique with many formalized regulations and many less formal (but just as significant) conventions and cultural idiosyncrasies. Today we focus on one aspect of Chinese business relations that you won’t find in the West: the official company chop or 印章 yìn zhāng.
Kate CHERNAVINADoing Business In China 2018: From Fapiao Chops to Translation Chops
The topic of this article is Trademark Registration in China. If you are starting a business in China, it is important to know that China does not recognize unregistered trade mark rights. It is highly recommended that trade marks are registered before starting a business in/with China. Guide to China Trademark Registration.
Kate CHERNAVINAChina Trademark Registration in 2019: English Guide