Category Archives: Business in China

1111 – Is it Singles Day again already?

Watching a secondary holiday having been ‘born’ is seldom compelling. Most of the holidays on the U.S. calendar were created before I was born. I know there’s a Grandparent’s Day (I had no idea when and looked it up – … Continue reading

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U.S. luxury retailers want to go out for Chinese

This past Tuesday morning I attended an interesting session at the SUNY Confucius Institute for Business in midtown Manhattan. I was invited by my friend and colleague Michael Zakkour of Tompkins International (who is co-author of the 2014 book China’s … Continue reading

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Some Angel and VC investors are averse to cold water

This past Monday evening I attended my fourth NYC Silicon Dragon event hosted by Rebecca Fannin of Silicon Dragon.  Rebecca (author of the 2011 book Start-up Asia ) always puts together an interesting program and she conducts these programs all … Continue reading

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Marketing Chinese companies in the U.S. is DOA – dud on arrival

  Back in 2009 the concept of our assisting Chinese companies that wish to gain customers and brand awareness for their products in the United States marketplace sounded both interesting and possibly fruitful. Longtime readers of this blog may have … Continue reading

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Three things that could derail Alibaba’s master plan

Having had Alibaba.com as a recent client (helping them in the U.S.), I have had several years to watch its development.  A couple of years ago I visited the campus in Hangzhou which is both one of the oldest as … Continue reading

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China will have to be known for high quality products

Last summer I wrote about the idea that few Chinese companies have embraced a dedication to making best-in-class products.   In my many visits to factories in China over the past five years I was almost universally asked about quality control … Continue reading

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Try in-store buy at home vs. buy at home pick up in-store

The recent news regarding Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com’s U.S. $692 million investment in Chinese department store operator, Intime Retail giving it a 25 percent stake in the company is quite possibly a watershed event in the marriage between online and … Continue reading

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