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Shanghai Market - The Stock One

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

A lot more visitors today searching for information about the plummeting Shanghai Stock Market. Unfortunately for them they all ended up on my old post about the now long gone Xiang Yang Market.
Are there parallels between the two of them? The Xiang Yang full of fake products and the Stock market full of […]

Marketing Holland in China

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

PSV, a Dutch football club from Eindhoven recently hired Sun Xiang form the Shenhua Shanghai football team.
Partly because he is a talented player and partly because of the marketing value. PSV is sponsered by electronics multinational Philips and a Chinese player will attract lots of press in China.
Sun Xiang made history as he […]

Reply ASAP Emails

Friday, January 12th, 2007

I got a couple of emails today and I suddenly noticed a trend. They were all written by Chinese in English, all very polite but they all ended with ‘Please reply ASAP’
It maybe a cultural difference and likely not intentional but shouting ‘Please reply ASAP‘ to me, is a sure way I’ll take my […]

Internet China Slowly Back Up

Monday, January 1st, 2007

The internet is slowly getting back up to speed in China. It will take at least until the 15th of January 2007 to have things back to normal according to the state media. A internet black out like the one that happened this past week made me realize how it must be when the […]

MyChinaStart Interview Series Starts

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

One of my pet projects is MyChinaStart. A China Directory chuck full of China related websites.
I have started an interview series with the people/companies behind the websites in and related to China.
The first interview is with Daniel Borin, one of the partners of EnjoyChina, the company behind the Enjoycard and the Enjoyclassifieds magazine.
Check […]

China Business Scam Follow Up

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Sometime ago, back in March, I wrote up a fictional story about business in China, based on a story in the Dutch press.
Two readers added their own stories and these are some great examples of the pitfalls of doing business in China.
Read the stories of China Business Scams, and if you have any of […]

Chinese Business Scams | China Fever

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Something like this probably happened.
Employee walks in to the office of the CEO, forgetting to knock due to all the excitement.
“Mr. CEO, I just got an email from a huge Chinese company and they want us to do business with them and soon”
The CEO’s blood pressure, hearing these words is rising. New […]

Internet Bubble 2| Baidu China

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

With amazement I read about the IPO of Baidu and the way the price of it’s stock has been going up. China is hot, sure. Internet was very hot one time, it is pretty much mainstream these days but it seems to be getting hotter again. Internet and China combined makes bloody hot […]

Chinese Banks | It Is Fun To Be One

Friday, August 5th, 2005

Just read on Fons’ Blog that the Bank of China is bailing out the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China with some pocket money
China’s central bank has agreed to give the country’s four debt clearing agencies 459 billion yuan ($56.6 billion) to buy bad assets from top state lender Industrial and Commercial Bank of […]

Walmart Shanghai is Coming …

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Walmart is coming to town I just read. Great, super, brilliant. It opens the 28th but it isn’t clear where yet. Let’s keep it like that.
One of the things I like about China is that there is still an abundance of pops & mom shops. Real shops, real people and if you are […]

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