Why are Chinese spending big on empty bottles?

Hello, good morning from Shunyi for Thursday, April first. Actually, we thought long and hard about releasing a post today given that it is also April Fool’s Day. The tile of today’s short article: “Why are Chinese spending big money on empty bottles” is also likely to be thought of as a joke. However, itContinue reading “Why are Chinese spending big on empty bottles?”

Breaking China Business News

OK, yep, we admit it, today’s title is a bit click baitish. But in a nice way with the best of intentions. We know this is what many serious firms are looking for when they consider their China venture. After all, if you in China, you are playing to win – right? But we alsoContinue reading “Breaking China Business News”

China 5g

Hello, good morning, our time, from Shunyi on Thursday 25th March. Just 9 shopping months left till Christmas~ Time to start shopping for your new 5G handset.We have been able to get 5G connectivity on some of our devices here via our Netgear Nighthawk router for a while now. Not that I am recommending theContinue reading “China 5g”

China’s New Data Collection Laws

Coming into effect 1st may 2021 China has updated its old data and personal information laws in the wake of the digital age and customer complaints. If you have or are contemplating a business in China, it is in your very best interest o ensure you are not only aware of these laws, but thatContinue reading “China’s New Data Collection Laws”

2021 China Travel and Tourism

Hello and welcome to Bic Brands for Tuesday, March 23, 2021.We are going to jump around a bit in this episode and cover a couple of things. Both related to Chinese travel. Well, sort of. First up is a quick look at domestic Chinese tourism followed by Qingmin Festival. Or maybe t’other way ’round. OK,Continue reading “2021 China Travel and Tourism”

315 Consumer China TV Show

We are going to take a punt here and suggest that most of you understand what we mean by “Consumer Association.” Very likely there is one in your country. Not to be confused with the Consumer Brands Association. But just in case here is a definition from the Cambridge Dictionary:

Beware of Yellow Peril

We interrupt our normal programming to bring you this news flash!Well, maybe not exactly a news flash and it does wander quite some way from what we would call “usual” items. But we can – just – squeeze it into a business theme as it does give you insight, not just into the fickleness ofContinue reading “Beware of Yellow Peril”

Genuine respect or cynical strategy?

We have, on past occasions, referenced the pitfalls and dangers of trying to leverage another’s culture for marketing and financial gain. Even if, in the very rare instances the motive is pure and not driven by marketing or economic reasons, it is, in our view not something to be taken lightly.

Chinese ex wife awarded salary

Greetings as we roll into week 2 of March. Today we will continue the trend we began last month by deviating slightly from what we usually publish. However, as in last month, it does have deeper significance and possible ramifications for foreign businesses in China.

Understand your China playing field

Hello, last Friday, March 5th, we brought you an intro to China’s 2 Sessions annual policy meetings: China Government and your business. in it we mentioned that Caixin Global would be bringing updates, commentary and analysis over the coming week. Today, we include excerpt from a couple of small sections.

China Gvt and your Business

Today, Thursday, 4th March 202, the Chinese Government begins what is colloquially known as Two Sessions 2021 meetings. It happens around this time every year when CCP members and officials from every China province gather in Beijing, evaluate the past year and thrash out plans and policies etc for the coming year.

China’s Top EV: 2021

With our focus on EV in China in a year that is only a few weeks old you could be forgiven for thinking Aim2D has developed into a China Auto mobile website. From our article early January looking at the fight between Tesla, Xpeng and Neo for the top EV crown in China, to FordContinue reading “China’s Top EV: 2021”

February 2020 in China

Start of March, and the “working” New Year of the OX is probably now almost back to normal. Most people who went away for their Spring Festival came back around a week ago after the statuary 7 days. Many others tacked an extra few days onto the event.

China Does Van Gogh Proud

Hello, we don’t have a category for “art or creativity” [maybe we should?] so we will list this under technology. The event is a little old now, back in 2020, but was only recently confirmed and released as an article by the Guinness Book of Records last week – Feb 11th 2021.

China Launches pollution assault with Bioplastics

Hello, welcome back after the Chinese Spring Festival or Asian New Year holiday.Today looking at something a little different, a focus more on China technology and the environment than directly marketing or business in China. However, we could squeeze that in by saying it is fair, advanced warning to foreign businesses who may be consideringContinue reading “China Launches pollution assault with Bioplastics”

Music with your on line shopping?

You may be used to either watching short videos, such as TicToc OR shopping via Amazon. A nice clear, clean line of demarcation. But perhaps that is about to change. The possibility is that soon, you will be able to watch your favourite TicTok, shop on line, send the link to a friend and alsoContinue reading “Music with your on line shopping?”

WeRide to move to paying autonomous mini bus service 2021.

Hello, greetings, just in case you are wondering who WeRide is, maybe a short introduction, explanation is needed. Lets start out by saying no, they are not related to Tencent’s WeChat. In fact, strangely, and usually in China’s fast moving tech world and autonomous vehicles, it seems not even backed or supported by Tencent.

Ford in China: a Horse, an Ox or an Ass?

Just in case you missed it, this month, February, heralds the coming of the Chinese or Lunar New Year. Also known as Spring Festival in China and TET in Vietnam. This year, 2021 it falls on February 12th. The lead up, which starts as early as October for some brands, is possibly the busiest andContinue reading “Ford in China: a Horse, an Ox or an Ass?”

Xpeng, Nio, Tesla

Latest China EV Motoring News If you are not familiar with the first 2 names, don’t worry, you may soon be. They are aiming to be China’s leading domestic EV brands, along with Tesla. Whilst still long way from toppling Tesla as leader, both Xpeng and Nio recorded increased sales figures for December 2020. WhatContinue reading “Xpeng, Nio, Tesla”

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