Category: Society

Negotiations, Chinese Style

Strategic preparation and cultural awareness can sharpen the competitive edge for companies negotiating in China.by Betsy NeidelThe global economic slowdown and debt crises in the Western hemisphere have spurred many corporations to look east for new business opportunities. For newcomers...

/ November 1, 2010

The World Expo Comes to Shanghai

by Sheng LuCan you imagine arriving at a fair at 6:30 am in mid-summer and seeing hundreds of thousands of visitors already lined up at the entrance, anxiously waiting for the gates to open at 9:30 am? And would you...

/ September 1, 2010

What’s Next for Foundations in China?

Lack of transparency and the wait for new regulations have some companies looking for other options to broaden their social impact in China.by David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, Henry Li, and Jack TseMany multinational corporations (MNCs) aim to develop a well-crafted...

Marketing and Selling to Chinese Businesses

Western suppliers of Chinese businesses must understand and market to local needs to be successful.by Matthew Harrison and Mark HedleyThe opportunities presented by the China market are becoming increasingly difficult for Western businesses to ignore. With China expected to become...

Environmentally Friendly Consumers Emerge

PRC government policies and consumer preferences are going green, presenting new opportunities for US companies to sell sustainable products in China.by Julia KanThe economic downturn has affected business operations and consumer preferences significantly. Many companies are looking for ways to...

/ May 2, 2010

East Penn in China

A Pennsylvania battery company makes its first foray into China.by Virginia A. HulmeEast Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. began to explore investing in China in the early 2000s, drawn in part by new opportunities and customers that had made the move...

/ May 1, 2010

A Boost for Nuclear Power

China aims to expand its nuclear power industry to reduce air pollution and meet rising demand for electricity.by Ryan OngNuclear power accounts for a small but rapidly growing portion of China’s overall electricity mix and is an area that has...

/ May 1, 2010

Dow Chemical: Environmental Practices in China

The Dow Chemical Co. first entered China in the 1930s. To date, it has invested $900 million in Greater China, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Dow’s 2009 revenue in Greater China was $3.7 billion, and the region...

/ March 1, 2010

Terra Cotta Soldiers Roll into Washington

A behind-the-scenes look at transporting artifactsby Paula M. MillerAfter touring museums in California, Georgia, and Texas, an exhibition of 2,000-year-old terra cotta warriors from the tomb of China’s first emperor arrived at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, in...

/ January 1, 2010

Overview of China’s Product Safety Regime

by Barbara Li In the last few years, China has enacted important product safety laws and regulations. Companies doing business in—and with—China should acquaint themselves with these developments. Legislation China does not have a single, codified product safety law. Manufacturers...

/ January 1, 2010