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Production Disruption

The first G20 meeting is to take place in China between 4–5th September 2016 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Whilst we appreciate that this is of little interest to our customers, it is scheduled to have a big impact on […]

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Qingming Festival

Monday 4th April is QingMing Festival is a national holiday in China.

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Modern Slavery Act 2015

The advent of the internet has made it easier than ever find new suppliers, benchmark prices and drive down production costs – but a few random e mails give you little or no understanding of who you are dealing […]

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China goes shopping…

It has been an encouraging start to 2016 for the M&A teams, with ChemChina finding a spare $43 billion to put in an irresistible offer for seed and pesticide specialist Syngenta. This comes on top of moves for Chicago […]

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Year of the Monkey

Happy New Year (in Mandarin: sshin-nyen kwhy-ler) to all our Chinese colleagues and friends – it is time to welcome in the Year of the Monkey.Monkey is the 9th of 12 characters in the cycle, and we are entering the […]

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The Chinese Economic Slow Down

So, China is slowing down and the world stock markets seems unable to cope with the claimed 6.9% GDP growth – whether this growth is strictly accurate or not, the reality is that you will be hard pressed to […]

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Holiday Warning!

Whilst we are all busy trying to implement our great plans for 2016 – everything is about to go quiet in China…at least quiet after the last fireworks have welcomed in the Year of the Monkey!It is never easy […]

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CSCL Globe

Container after container arrives at your door, and all come through 1 port – Felixstowe. Felixstowe is the busiest UK port handling 4,000 ships a year, and dealing with 3.4 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units), which represents 40% of […]

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Year of the Goat

Spring Festival is fast approaching and although the closing dates of suppliers can vary significantly, our office in Shanghai will be closing on Friday 13th February, and re-opening on Tuesday 24th February. We would like to wish all our […]

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Guanxi

So what is Guanxi, and why is it important in doing business in China?
The Chinese believe that friendship lasts longer than business relationships, and as such make friends first and do business later. Guanxi is based on trust, and […]

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Delete Blood Cancer

We don’t often get to save a life in our business, but Alex and Allison have signed up to do just that if we are found to match someone in need. Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is […]

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National Day: Suppliers Shut!

National Day is a holiday based around celebrating the founding of the Republic on 1st October 1949 and is one of the main holidays in the Chinese calendar. The holiday has been extended and begins on Wednesday 1st October, […]