China Labour Migration

China Labour Migration

For the last few years, there has been an extensive exchange about labour shortages in China, primarily relating to east coast economic provinces where there is a sustained production demand but where migrant workers look for work closer to home several hundred kilometres from the manufacturing unit.

15 Years in China

15 Years in China

August marks my 15th year in China bar several months spent on short term contracts in the UK, the US and Indonesia. Entering Hongqiao Airport, August 2002, the only airport in Shanghai at the time after relocating from HoChiMinh City. I was collected and shuttled 3 hours west to Changzhou where along the way, the car broke down mid distance. Since then much has changed.

Are vendor shakedowns on the raise in China?

Are vendor shakedowns on the raise in China?

Are intimidation tactics on the rise to settle labor and trade disputes in China? Consulate officials, insurance companies and businesses engaged in protection and evacuation all report a definite yes.

Jack Ma Supports Fake China

Jack Ma Supports Fake China

For years, criticism has been rampant about fakes and knockoffs manufactured in China. International brands yearly spend millions of dollars protecting their intellectual property and trademarks.

Chinese Consumerism – Luxury Goods “DOWN” Canned Air “UP”

Chinese Consumerism – Luxury Goods “DOWN” Canned Air “UP”

Chinese over the past several years have kept the global consumption of luxury goods at record high levels. Chinese been the primary force behind the growth of the luxury market, but recently this increase has been in decline.

To be or not to be an open market, that is the question?  Why were Apple’s movie and book services closed in China week ending 22nd April 2016?

To be or not to be an open market, that is the question? Why were Apple’s movie and book services closed in China week ending 22nd April 2016?

Last week saw Apples Movie and Book online services closed in China, reportedly by the SAPPRFT Chinese content regulator one week after Apples Hong Kong iTunes Service was due to release a controversial Hong Kong film censored in China.

‘Exotic names’ will soon vanish – China Daily

‘Exotic names’ will soon vanish – China Daily

Critics say the foreign names undermine long-standing cultural traditions and don’t reflect Chinese core values. The authorities are now cracking down and have ordered that all foreign names must be eradicated by June next year.

Is this Chinese Vendor a Trading Company or Factory…they say they have 50 Workers?  Basic guidelines to sourcing a new sewing vendors from a Canton Fair.

Is this Chinese Vendor a Trading Company or Factory…they say they have 50 Workers? Basic guidelines to sourcing a new sewing vendors from a Canton Fair.

Attending the Canton Fair to source new vendors capable of delivering brand innovation and competitive pricing is a time-consuming task, but one that may be necessary to build a robust supplier matrix.

China Guangzhou Fabric Market – Friend or Foe?

China Guangzhou Fabric Market – Friend or Foe?

Zhongda Fabric Market is likely one of the biggest in the world. Supporting 4000 shops selling fabric and accessories suitable for all types of apparel products which get on sold all over the world.

The ChAFTA free trade agreement Australia and China…the time to act is NOW!

The ChAFTA free trade agreement Australia and China…the time to act is NOW!

ChAFTA free trade agreement was signed between Australia and China on the 20th December making way for duty free bilateral trade between both countries