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Manufacturing in China: realities

Sydney Morning Herald. Business. July 28, 2014 Manufacturing in China cost Amanda Bennett her business – tips on how to avoid her fate A Chinese factory trying to increase its margins has been blamed for the collapse of Australian boot manufacturer Bennetts Boots. Once, desperate customers lined up outside Bennetts Boots stores. But it’s all […]

The Chinese way is here to stay

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. January 2014 Although this article on China was written in 2010, its message is as timely today as it was then. Greg Rudd is the managing director of investment company GPR Asia and brother of ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He advises Australians to accept China as it is and not […]

Foreign firms in China. Business risk

Finance reporter Neal Woolrich. ABC News. August 1, 2013 Foreign firms flock to China despite business risks The perils of doing business in China have come into focus again recently, with allegations that staff from the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline paid $500 million in bribes over several years. Four executives from GlaxoSmithKline were arrested in […]

Negotiations & Business etiquette DFAT

Australian Government (DFAT) advice: Negotiations and business etiquette Negotiations: Always seek good quality independent legal, tax, and professional advice before signing anything that could have implications for your company. If you are setting up in China, it is important to get the business and tax structure right from the start. Use a qualified legal firm […]

Chinese business culture: helpful hints

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. Adapted from British Embassy (Beijing) information       Helpful hints for doing business in China  Take your time Yin and yang: balancing opposites Build relationships first. Cultivate quanxi Take care with contracts Use local assets Respect face Accept the pecking order Know the tricks of the trade Play the […]

China hand.

Laurance J Brahm (2003), The art of the deal in China. Tuttle Publishing. Singapore. China hand "It was not just another 'China conference' in a five-star hotel in Hong Kong. It was the China conference held at a five-star hotel in Shanghai. Everyone who was supposed to be seen in the China trade was there. […]

Pay your way.

Rowan Callick, China correspondent. The Australia Business | September 24, 2007     For all its progress, China is still a challenge for newcomers HERE'S a salutary story for people planning to do business in China. But it has a happy ending of sorts. Despite the immense significance of the resources trade with China and […]

Mao and modern China

Rowan Callick, China correspondent | The Australian / May 19, 2008 It's still important to understand Mao as China takes the capitalist road “The socialist system will eventually replace the capitalist system. This is an objective law independent of man's will" – Mao Zedong You can't keep a bad man down. Mao Zedong's image remains […]

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