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The Facts of Successful Branding in China

Lately I was frequently asked about questions on how to establish a strong branding in the China market. I’d like to share some ideas here and please raise your opinions.   Get a Good Chinese Brand Name Before trying to get a branding success, it’s more easy to get a poor brand name if this […]
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Effective Guide to Your Successful China Sourcing

As one of the most important world expert powerhouse, China is the target for many companies around the world, whether giant multinationals or small to medium companies, to source products. I’d been working with many clients in the past ten years to help them source and coach them with a better approach in their China […]
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Chinese Domain Name is now open to register

You are considering register a Chinese domain name for your business in China market?
You may find good names with .CN, .COM.CN, or .NET.CN to fit for your .com domain name.

It’s very difficult before to register a .CN domain name!
However, due to the recent policy changes, Chinese Domain is now open for foreign bodies (either companies or foreign individuals) to register, previously it’s limited to Chinese companies only.
Please understand it may still be restricted to some extent.

Chinese Domain Name

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Understanding Fapiao — Local Invoice in China

Understanding Fapiao—Local Invoice in China

Definition: “Fapiao” (发票)  are official invoices in China, registered at the local tax bureau, which are used as some kind of final proof-of-purchase of a good or service.

In China, “fapiao”s are more than just ordinary receipts. They are also a way that the government monitors the tax paid on any transaction.

Fapiao-general invoice
Fapiao in China-general invoice

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Guide to Integrate Chinese Payment Gateways

As more and more business owners had decided to expand their markets in to Mainland China. I have been often asked to help overseas online businesses to integrate Chinese payment gateways into their websites. There are very few people in the technical markets could do this integration job as far as I know. Alipay Alipay […]
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Gourmet Tour for Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crabs

Yangcheng Lake and Chinese mitten crabs

Yangcheng Lake is a freshwater lake about 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) northeast of the town of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province, China, only about 60 kilometers from Shanghai downtown area. It is the most famous area of origin for the Chinese mitten crabs (Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crabs) which are considered a delicate food.

Yangcheng Lake Hairy crabs
Yangcheng Lake Hairy crabs

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Top 10 places to go in Shanghai

Top 10 places to go in Shanghai

If you come to Shanghai , there are some places you should not miss. Here I will introduce the top ten popular spots worth your visit.

1. Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower is the symbol of Shanghai. It’s about over 460 metres high, which is the third highest tower in Asia. It is one of landmarks in Shanghai. The tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui in Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River and opposite of The Bund of Shannghai. The tower is a combination of broadcasting, sightseeing, entertainment and exhibition. The highest sphere is known as space module. The lower level at 263m is known as sightseeing floor and you can view the whole city there. There is a revolving restaurant in the tower and you can enjoy a pleasant meal experience. There is a exhibition hall underground and you can see the life situation during Shanghai’s history.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

中秋节快乐!

Today is China’s Mid-Autumn Festival. also known as the Moon Festival, which is a great holiday here for Chinese people.

more can be found at wiki term: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Zhongqiu Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese people, dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China’s Shang Dynasty. It was first called Zhongqiu Jie (literally “Mid-Autumn Festival”) in the Zhou Dynasty.

A traditional local Chinese meal for Mid-Autumn Festival in Shanghai
A traditional local Chinese meal for Mid-Autumn Festival in Shanghai: Chinese soy bean, peanuts, Taro, Moon cakes, fish, shrimp, soup

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