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Exporting To China. The Webinar. April 10, 2013.

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On Wednesday April 10, 2013, I will be one of five presenters for Exporting to China, a full day, live, online seminar.  The program is designed to help U.S. firms expand their presence in China and it touts that its participants will, among other things, learn to do the following: Interpret the rapidly changing Chinese… Continue Reading

Back-Shoring vs. Off-Shoring vs. Near-Shoring. China For China. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off.

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Michael Zakkour, who constantly deals with global supply chains as part of his job as a China/Asia market strategist at Tompkins International,made a great comment on exactly that at our Linkedin China Law Blog Group today.  Michael’s comment was in response to a Bill Dodson post entitled, “Backshoring to the Future.”  In just a few paragraphs,… Continue Reading

Doing Business With The New China Seminar. December 13, 2012. Seattle.

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On December 13, I will, along with Fraser Mendel, be co-chairing a seminar on “The China Market: Selling Products and Services in the New China.”  I promise you it will be an excellent seminar.  I can make this promise because I have known nearly all of the speakers for many years and I can vouch for… Continue Reading

China Luxury Spending Seminar. New York City On May 16, 2012.

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Just got back from Los Angeles, where I met with long-time China hands, Sage Brennan and Renee Hartmann.  Since returning to the United States, Sage and Renee have formed China Luxury Advisors, a consultancy focused on helping luxury goods companies market to Chinese consumers both within and outside China. These days its difficult to find… Continue Reading

China’s Healthcare System

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By: Damjan DeNoble Dr. Adam Powell and Dr. Youfa Wang, two of several presenters at this past weekend’s US-China Intercollegiate Healthcare Conference held on Wharton’s campus, exhibited a shared awe of the rapid changes taking place in China’s healthcare profile. Among the many themes and viewpoints presented at the conference, the sense of awe emerged… Continue Reading

US-China Healthcare Conference. March 24 In Philadelphia.

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What is looking to be a top-flight China healthcare conference is going to be held on Saturday, March 24, at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, in Philadelphia. The conference is the 2012 Intercollegiate US-China Healthcare Conference,  an all day event offering a panel of expert speakers and panelists and opportunities for discussion and networking…. Continue Reading

The End of Cheap China. Part II.

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Last week, we did a post enttitled, “The End of Cheap China, With A Giant Caveat.” The point of that post was to pick up on the widespread discussion regarding the end of cheap China, but to highlight how this “end” has, and will continue to, impact foreign companies very differently. Our initial “end of… Continue Reading

China Fashion. One Day You’re In… And One Day You’re Out.

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I live in a house with three fashion-conscious females, which means a fairly steady TV diet of Project Runway and Fashion Police (both of which I really like), Say Yes to the Dress (which I hate) and What Not to Wear (which I despise maybe more than any show on TV). Overall, I love fashion… Continue Reading

Why Alibaba Is Not Your Complete Answer To China Sourcing

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More than three years ago, I did a post, entitled, “I Hate Alibaba (The Website, Not The Company),” voicing my concerns with foreign companies thinking that they were safe sourcing through Alibaba. My concern at that time stemmed from the fact that many of the calls my office was getting regarding really bad or never delivered… Continue Reading

Chinese Branding. From Moribund To ….?

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As just about everyone knows by now, Chinese companies are generally not terribly good at marketing and sales, particularly in the United States. For every Haier or Lenovo, there have to be at least ten thousand Chinese companies with good products with no really differentiation from their competitors. How many of you living outside China… Continue Reading