Category: Tech

Belt and Road: The Final Frontier

Chinese companies are expanding into space: China has expanded its BeiDou satellite network to assist the growth of the Belt and Road Initiative.

/ August 10, 2018

Powering the Digital Revolution in China

China is home to 730 million Internet users, and its mobile payments market is over 11 times the size of the market in the US. As e-commerce and digital transactions expand exponentially, data centers, the warehouses of the digital revolution,...

China’s Digital Economy: The Shape of Things to Come

Recently, the city of Wuhan announced that they will be opening a police station run solely by artificial intelligence (AI) – no employees need apply. Although the station would be limited to vehicle and driver related administrative work, the government...

/ January 16, 2018

IT Solutions: Improving Efficiency, Accuracy and Transparency in Payroll Processing in China

The digitization of business functions is not a new phenomenon, particularly in developed economies. However, the adoption of technology for HR and payroll processes in developing countries such as China is far less common. Arguably, it is in these countries...

/ November 29, 2017

Healthcare Series Part 2: New Bidding and Tendering Law Promising for Healthcare Companies, If Implemented

Chinese regulations on tendering and bidding practices published by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in July are a promising sign for US pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers that government procurement behavior will be better regulated to guarantee consideration of quality...

/ November 22, 2017

How to Protect Your Business from Trademark Squatters in China

Trademark squatting is a form of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement that is especially rampant in China. US firms are typically more vulnerable to trademark squatting in China because unlike the US, China follows the ‘first to file’ system rather...

/ November 17, 2017

Healthcare Series Part 1: Reimbursement Drug Lists

Recently announced provincial reimbursement drug lists (PRDLs) provide possible new opportunities for US pharmaceutical companies seeking to expand market reach for their drugs in China. These updated subnational lists largely reflect the national reimbursement drug list (NRDL), which was released...

/ November 1, 2017

Why the Rise of Robots Will Hit Developing Countries Hardest

In spite of the anti-globalization rhetoric offshoring isn’t the main culprit for the decline of manufacturing jobs. A 2015 Ball State analysis found that 87 percent of American manufacturing job losses over the preceding decade could be attributed to automation...

/ October 11, 2017

Officials Reverse Course on Cross-border Ecommerce

Providing a small amount of stability in a year of significant changes for cross-border ecommerce, the Chinese government recently halted a move to increase regulation — and costs — of foreign goods purchased online by consumers in China. Observers believe...

/ August 9, 2017

Changing Tastes: China’s Imported Wine Industry

China’s taste for wine is growing rapidly. A number of opportunities are presented for both online and offline wine importers. The supply and demand side trends, as well as key considerations for the differing distribution channels and challenges in the...

/ June 21, 2017