Most of us do not associate "Made in China" with luxury or designer brands but more and more of those fancy Italian shoes you like so much are actually made in China. You just may not find a tag inside the shoe saying so.Especially in the current economic market,...
With all the business education you can find today with just the click of a mouse, I am still amazed at some of the unrealistic expectations people have when it comes to product sourcing. Those who have chosen product marketing as a business model are naively under the impression...
The number 13 is considered unlucky for many in the West.Not so for Chinese!Just like Westerners, Chinese do share a love of lucky numbers and other superstitious beliefs, although in quite a different manner.It is part of the Chinese culture. You'll be surprised to see how they are willing...
I spent a good part of my life working in ceramics; the major part working with fine china and crystal. A friend of mine suggested that I write an article to help brides choose their china.It's funny, but I seldom write about ceramics anymore. I wrote a couple of...
I first came to China in 2005. I flew in via Hong Kong to Shenzhen and was completely blown away by this city. I didn't know quite what to expect but it certainly exceeded any expectations I might have had. Thirty years ago Shenzhen was just a small fishing...
Chinese business etiquette is closely linked with country's culture and its history.In this article we will try to explain the philosophical base of Chinese business etiquette.It is necessary for better understanding your Chinese partners and for evaluation of their behaviour.Confucianism and Taoism are the two main philosophical sects in...