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China Business Strategy : Articles: 7 Secrets to Business Success in China

Seven secrets to business success in China
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GSK boss says firm won't pull out of China despite corruption scandal

GSK boss says firm won't pull out of China despite corruption scandal | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
GlaxoSmithKline's sales fall 61% since July after allegations it bribed doctors and hospital officials with cash and prostitutes
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China Cleans Up - Technology Review

China Cleans Up - Technology Review | Buss4 China | Scoop.it

China is adding nuclear, hydroelectric, wind and solar power at an unrivaled pace.

Last year it exceeded U.S. investment in clean energy for the first time, with a total of $34.6 billion. Driving that investment are air pollution, which has reached choking levels in Chinese cities, and a strong desire to meet a voracious appetite for energy through domestic sources. Not only is the country adding nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and solar power at an unrivaled pace, but it's fast becoming a proving ground for next-­generation energy technologies that have stalled elsewhere.

 


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Tesco find their 'secret weapon' fails in China

Tesco find their 'secret weapon' fails in China | Buss4 China | Scoop.it

“ Qing Wang reveals how Tesco needs to understand the Chinese shopper if it is to crack the second biggest economy in the world”


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Mr Jones's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:30 AM

Tesco's initial assumption that what worked in the UK would prove successful in China is exposed. Compare their lack of willingness to change with that of Starbucks. Both stories illustrate the importance of knowing your market, wherever in the world you might be; a joint venture with an established domestic retailer would seem to make sense.

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Foxconn: Life away from the Factories in China

Foxconn: Life away from the Factories in China | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
Sometimes it helps to understand a little more about the human dimension behind the products we take for granted.So here, for a slightly different perspective to offer students, is a short insight from the NYT into the lives of Foxconn factory workers in China. What happens when they clock off from.
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eBay strategic partnership to grow in China

eBay strategic partnership to grow in China | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
The operator of the world's biggest online marketplace, eBay, agrees to partner with a Chinese company, in an effort to boost its sales in the country.

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Jack Murray's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:27 PM

Note that Ebay undergoing a partnership with a Chinese firm which will enhance market knowledge and therefore reduce risk!

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Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market

Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
How on earth is Starbucks making a success of its push into China? China is a tea-drinking nation. In fact, China has the world's oldest and largest tea-drinking culture. Chinese people hate coffee – they say it tastes so bitter it is like tasting medicine. But, look at the evidence..

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Why Starbucks succeeds in China and others haven't

Why Starbucks succeeds in China and others haven't | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
What did giant coffee chain do to prosper in a culture where so many Western food and beverage brands failed to impress?

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Cara's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:40 PM

Similar to the one on tutor to you about the success of Starbucks in China but in more detail. Other factors such as premium pricing and retaining staff are also taken into account here. 

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Production returning to UK as cost advantage in China diminishes

Production returning to UK as cost advantage in China diminishes | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
One in six companies brought manufacturing back to Britain in last three years according to EEF, with signs trend will continue

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Cara's curator insight, March 7, 2014 5:58 AM

With income rising in China, workers are now more expensive to employ, making the cost of producing in China more expensive than it was before. Businesses now cant use China to their advantage when it comes to cutting costs. The need to be closer to customers, to have ever greater control of quality, and the continued erosion of low labour costs means that businesses are moving back to the UK to produce their products.

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Nike, other U.S. companies, move some manufacturing out of China

Vietnam surpassed China in 2010 as the largest supplier of Nike footwear.

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Cara's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:02 AM

China used to be the place to go for cheap manufacturing, however since labour is becoming more expensive due to a rise in wages China now doesn't have this competitive adavantage over cheaper countries. Furthermore the nation’s working-age population has been declining since 2012 as a result of the one-child policiy which means that it's harder to find the worers that you need for manufacturing.These changes have led global manufacturers such as Nike to begin shifting production to countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam.

U.S. and European clothing makers are also looking elsewhere to places such as  Bangladesh, Vietnam and India which are predicted to be the top three destinations for the coming five years. It is thought that Mexico would be the new favourite destination for the US manufacturing since Mexico benefits from its proximity to the U.S. market and lower transportation costs.

How are China going to stay comeptitive though? Sureky if the economy is becoming more developed then they can afford to train the labour to produce high quality products and therefore focusing more on the product than the price.

Jack Murray's curator insight, March 17, 2014 12:37 PM

Nike show the attraction of lower wages elsewhere including Bangladesh and Vietnam as rising Chinese wages look to bring their competitive production edge to an end.

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Apple Becomes China's Fifth-Largest Smartphone Vendor

Apple Becomes China's Fifth-Largest Smartphone Vendor | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
5c_and_5s According to a new report from market research firm IDC (via The Wall Street Journal), Apple became China's fifth largest smartphone manufacturer during the fourth quarter of 2013, taking 7% of total market share ...
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Why Tesco struggled to crack China

Why Tesco struggled to crack China | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
With nearly 1.4 billion people, China is the biggest consumer market in the world. Yet the supermarket giant Tesco has found it tough to crack the market.
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How IKEA adapted its strategies to expand and become profitable in China - Business Today

How IKEA adapted its strategies to expand and become profitable in China - Business Today | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
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China outlines plan to ramp up solar, wind capacity in 2013 - Power Engineering

BEIJING, Jan 9 (Reuters) - China, the world's top energy consumer, will more than double its installed solar power capacity this year from 2012, the government said on Wednesday, driving up shares of US-listed Chinese solar companies.

 

China aims to add 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar power capacity this year, up from 7 GW at the end of last year, the government said on its website ( www.gov.cn ), citing an annual national energy work conference this week.

 

China's export-focused solar panel industry has been hit hard by excess capacity and sliding foreign demand as Europe cuts subsidies for green power. Panel prices fell by 30 per cent last year, virtually erasing firms' profits.......


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Alibaba - Ali you need know!

Alibaba - Ali you need know! | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
A combination of excellent news articles from last week have helped my students and I to fully understand the size and scope of Alibaba. Former teacher (and self-confessed technophobe) Jack Ma’s online company has experienced exponential growth and led to fear and envy from some of China’s (and the world’s).
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The long arm of the state

The long arm of the state | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
Himin got a leg-up ONE OF THE privileges that urban hukou holders enjoy is access to jobs in the state sector in the cities where they were born. In the late 1990s...
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BUSS4 - Want Good Analysis? Think How & Why? - Tutor2u

BUSS4 - Want Good Analysis? Think How & Why? - Tutor2u | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
These are the two important words for students preparing for BUSS4 and as they practice their essay technique. So, why is that? And how can they be used? ...

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Starbucks prices criticised in China

Starbucks prices criticised in China | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
Coffee chain Starbucks is under fire in China for reportedly charging locals higher prices than in other major markets.

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Cara's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:35 PM

Trouble for Starbucks as it's found out that Starbucks charges 50% more for a latte and other drinks than in the US. Could this affect sales or are the Chinese market more focused on the status that they receive when walking around with a Starbucks coffee cup? 

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China lifts ban on games consoles

China lifts ban on games consoles | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
The Chinese government will allow games consoles to be made and sold in China, opening up a potentially huge market.

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Cara's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:09 PM

Great opportunity in China for businesses to take advantage of

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The Implications of China's Shrinking Workforce - YouTube

e a bad China has the world's largest population, however the country's population is ageing, mainly due to the one child policy that has been in place since the lat...


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Cara's curator insight, February 18, 2014 7:52 AM
Threat in china for businesses? The one child policy may have been good in controlling the fast growing population in the past however it has serious implications for the future workforce. With a decreasing amount of young workers and a large aging population, China will find it hard to be meet future demands and also the ability to help the elderly since there a few people to pay taxes. One of the solutions around this is to become more capital intensive however with China's economic position this may be a bad idea since it has already spent a fortune on investments and has yet the debt to pay off. 

Another implication this will have is the increase in wages since the demand for workers will be higher and so to keep those workers means that they will need a reason to stay. This will make moving to China seem less attractive if they are having to pay Chinese workers more, especially since there is a massive risk that they're business might not be successful in a Chinese market. 

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Ford ups China investment as sales surge

Ford ups China investment as sales surge | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
Ford Motor Co. plans to double its research and engineering capabilities in China in the next few years as it aims to gain market share in the world's largest auto market.

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LEHMANBROWN: China accountants, Beijing accountants, Shanghai accountants, Hong Kong accountants, Guangzhou accountants, China accounting services, China audit,China consulting, China taxation, Chi...

LEHMANBROWN: China accountants, Beijing accountants, Shanghai accountants, Hong Kong accountants, Guangzhou accountants, China accounting services, China audit,China consulting, China taxation, Chi... | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
LEHMANBROWN is an accounting, taxation and advisory firm in China
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China’s Alibaba preparing to enter US e-commerce market

China’s Alibaba preparing to enter US e-commerce market | Buss4 China | Scoop.it
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is set to make its presence felt in the US by launching an online shopping site through its subsidiaries Vendio and Auctiva, as Reuters first confirmed.

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