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Category Archives: China
The recent and present tariff war between the U.S. and China (but not only China), is the most counter-productive thing that could have happened to Sino-American business interests. Yet it’s not as if it’s been clear sailing for Chinese companies … Continue reading
It’s not only because the leaders of the two countries are promoting Nationalist agendas. In the 3 years since I last visited China, Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated his power, which was further enhanced by his actions at the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
During the Cold War most Americans viewed the U.S.S.R. and China in a similar vein. There were memes such as ‘Better Dead than Red’ depicting the ideologies of Socialism and Capitalism as being juxtaposed. When the Soviet Union dissolved in … Continue reading
Earlier this week you might have heard about China’s incredible ‘Singles Day’ sales of not quite US $6 billion that occurred this past Monday 11-11. Alibaba (full disclosure a recent client) has promoted this ‘holiday’ since 2009. Last year on Nov. … Continue reading
One of my new favorite China information sites is China Skinny It is a collection of stories related to marketing and lifestyle development in the Middle Kingdom. The variety of stories is very good and I almost always find more than … Continue reading
Samsung (from Japan) is one of the most recent examples of a foreign brand that has successfully changed its brand perception in the eyes of many Americans. The success of the Samsung smart phone has enabled Samsung to sell more … Continue reading