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Japan and China in Quick Historical Comparison and Contrast

Some of the things happening in China and happened in Japan are similar and some are not. Let’s take a look at a comparison. Japan in ’70 & ’80”s China in ’00’s and ’10’s 1 Government development policy focused on infrastructure Same 2 Followed an export model of development Same 3 Focused in manufacturing for […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Customers, External Stakeholders, Market Entry

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Apple in China and Engineering

Coming to China for low cost is ending, but other reasons have a better future as David Barbosa says in the New York times article here. “Another critical advantage for Apple was that China provided engineers at a scale the United States could not match. Apple’s executives had estimated that about 8,700 industrial engineers were […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Market Entry

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Is It Good If Your JV Partner Or WOFE First Hire Is Well Connected?

This is a much more complicated question than yes or no. First, let me quote the very insightful Foreign Entrepreneurs in China in point nine of her 22 point JV survival guide.“9. Your Potential Partner is Well Connected … Maybe Good, Maybe Bad Experience: It is quite common to be taken on the “big tour”, […]

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Design in China

China is a great place for design teams. It is not without issues, but a great place. Chinese culture focuses on diligence, so the wealth of engineering talent is vast. The prices on the very best are achieving some parity with prices in the West, but common design is still a big bargain. A design […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Market Entry

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China Market Entry Needs New Tools

An excellent family owned U.S. manufacturing service company who takes orders and gives good service in the States is doing poorly here. The Chinese salesman they have here follows the home office well. However, the home office does not remember how hard it was 70 years ago to build the reputation they now have in the […]

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