China Insights

Could China be the Next Innovation Powerhouse?

Since initiating market reforms in 1978, China’s GDP has grown an average of 10 percent a year, thus resulting in a social-economic rise of more than 500 million people out of poverty. Despite China’s momentous transformation in the global markets, the nation, which has quickly became the second-largest economy in the world, has struggled to prosper in another sector that […]

Since initiating market reforms in 1978, China’s GDP has grown an average of 10 percent a year, thus resulting in a social-economic rise of more than 500 million people out of poverty. Despite China’s momentous transformation in the global markets, the nation, which has quickly became the second-largest economy in the world, has struggled to prosper in another sector that […]

The Secrets of Online Marketing in China

China has the largest e-commerce market of anywhere in the world and, with only 45.8% of its population connected to the internet, compared with the USA’s 85%,there is impressive scope for growth. However, as with any market, there are cultural differences and consumer trends that companies doing business in the country need to be aware of.Marketers wishing to penetrate the […]

China has the largest e-commerce market of anywhere in the world and, with only 45.8% of its population connected to the internet, compared with the USA’s 85%,there is impressive scope for growth. However, as with any market, there are cultural differences and consumer trends that companies doing business in the country need to be aware of.Marketers wishing to penetrate the […]

Can China Continue its High Growth Rate?

The short answer is probably not. Growth in China has already started to slow down from an unbelievable average GDP growth of around 10% through the early 2000s, to just 7.7% in 2013 and it’s set to slow even more in 2014 with a government growth target of between 7 and 7.5%.While 7% GDP growth is still a lot better […]

The short answer is probably not. Growth in China has already started to slow down from an unbelievable average GDP growth of around 10% through the early 2000s, to just 7.7% in 2013 and it’s set to slow even more in 2014 with a government growth target of between 7 and 7.5%.While 7% GDP growth is still a lot better […]

How Chinese Companies are Creating Footholds in the West

When you think of Chinese brands, how many can you name? Most people will probably be able to manage Lenovo, Huawei, Tsingtao and Alibaba, but after that they might start to struggle. Now think of Western brands. You can probably name hundreds without having to think too hard. So why haven’t Chinese companies, some of the biggest enterprises in the […]

When you think of Chinese brands, how many can you name? Most people will probably be able to manage Lenovo, Huawei, Tsingtao and Alibaba, but after that they might start to struggle. Now think of Western brands. You can probably name hundreds without having to think too hard. So why haven’t Chinese companies, some of the biggest enterprises in the […]

The Truth About Intellectual Property Protection in China

For many years, it was thought that China is where Intellectual Property (IP) Rights go to die. The Chinese have a reputation for being adept at copying any product that has the audacity to enter into the Mainland, as well as some that don’t.While this may have been the case even just 30 years ago, China is no longer a […]

For many years, it was thought that China is where Intellectual Property (IP) Rights go to die. The Chinese have a reputation for being adept at copying any product that has the audacity to enter into the Mainland, as well as some that don’t.While this may have been the case even just 30 years ago, China is no longer a […]

Badly Behaved Tourists and the Implications for China

The numbers of Chinese tourists travelling around the world is increasing rapidly but with this increased mobility has come a lot of criticism and negative media coverage. Chinese tourists are now notorious in many destinations throughout the world and are perceived as lacking in manners as well as being loud, uncultured and uneducated. This poor reputation has even lead to […]

The numbers of Chinese tourists travelling around the world is increasing rapidly but with this increased mobility has come a lot of criticism and negative media coverage. Chinese tourists are now notorious in many destinations throughout the world and are perceived as lacking in manners as well as being loud, uncultured and uneducated. This poor reputation has even lead to […]