Category: Tech

State by State: China and Illinois Trade

By Dezan Shira & Associates Being the 5th most populous state in the U.S, Illinois has been the economic engine of the Midwest region and a national hub for global commerce. The state owns the third largest intermodal port in the...

GOING ORGANIC: Investing in China’s Growing Health Foods Market

Are organic products safer than other products? Are foreign imports really worth paying 2-3 times the cost of domestic items? These are some of the questions conscientious Chinese consumers may find themselves asking when they step into one of the...

/ June 30, 2015

Jack Ma Calls on Small US Businesses to Join Alibaba

by Natalie Polk Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s founder Jack Ma introduced his new globalization plan aimed to engage small US businesses in cross-border commerce with China on June 9 in New York. For Ma, the new strategy is  “simple and...

/ June 12, 2015

Foreign Company R&D: In China, For China

Nick Marro At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced China’s plan to encourage mass innovation and “foster a new engine of growth” for the Chinese economy. As policymakers grapple with China’s economic slowdown, this...

/ June 1, 2015

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

In this excerpt from his book The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency, Mark L. Clifford tells the tale of the inspiration sparked by the impromptu introduction of wind power to China and foreshadows the...

/ April 9, 2015
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IBM to Share its Technology with Chinese Firms

By Lauren Dodillet  International Business Machines Corporation CEO Virginia Rometty, speaking at the China Development Forum in late March, announced a reverse in the company’s China policy. IBM will now share its technology with Chinese firms and allow them to...

/ April 6, 2015

Designing for China

How to protect your intellectual propertywhen setting up a factory in ChinaWhen Bruce Mitchell arrived in China in 2003, he had one mission: expand the global supply chain for Pittsburgh-based Spang & Company, a precision electronics engineering firm. After realizing...

/ January 21, 2015

How Companies Can Boost Innovation to Win Over Chinese Consumers

Consumer goods companies that introduce innovative products to the China market can unlock untapped growth potential. By Jason Zhang  Gone are the days when product adaptation was sufficient to meet the needs of Chinese consumers. International companies used to be...

/ April 24, 2014

The Ethics of Intellectual Property in China

By Steven Feldman  Editor’s Note: This essay is excerpted from the book, Trouble in the Middle: American-Chinese Business Relations, Culture, Conflict, and Ethics and reprinted with permission of Routledge. Read an interview with the author here. The American-Chinese disagreements over...

/ October 24, 2013

The Risks of Patent Infringement Damages for Global Businesses

Businesses with a global reach will always face the threat of patent infringement lawsuits in the United States, but companies can manage the risk of high damages. By Teague I. Donahey  Patent infringement cases in the United States are typically...

/ September 10, 2013