8 steps for foreign brands to leverage Chinese trade fairs and exhibitions

Chinese trade fairs and expositions

Chinese trade fairs and exhibitions are the most valuable link for foreign brands to expand their network. Many foreign brands in China must rely on local forces to be successful, cooperating with Chinese companies. On the other hands, Chinese trade fairs and exhibitions are an excellent opportunity for domestic companies to “benchmark” with the world’s first-class […]

China Paradigm transcript #100: Behind the scenes of a B2B sales network in China

sales network in China

Find here the full transcript of China paradigm episode 100. Learn more about Liang Sun’s story in China as the founder of Generate, a B2B sales network in China, and his experience managing a sales consultancy. Find all the details and additional links below. Full transcript below: Welcome to China Paradigm, a show powered by […]

The Coffee bean market in China: Where does China import beans from?

The coffee bean market in China

More than 50 countries produce coffee, and about one-third of the world’s people drink it. Currently coffee is becoming popular in the Chinese beverage market.  With the improvement of living standards and the growing awareness of coffee culture, coffee bean market in China is on the rise. The demand for premium coffee beans has increased in […]

Outlook of the seafood market in China after COVID-19

Import seafood to China

Import and consumption of seafood are decreasing The total import of seafood in the first quarter of 2020 was 22.8 billion yuan. Import in the first quarter of 2020 fell by 27% from the fourth quarter of 2019. It is the lowest value of import volume since 2018.      [Data source: Statista, ‘China’s import of […]

Australian Wines in China: Australia’s largest wine export market

Australian Wines in China

China is the largest import market of Australian wines China has become the largest import market of Australian wines, overtaken the traditional markets such as the United States and the United Kingdom. From 2014 onwards, the import value has increased rapidly and surged by 533% during 2014-2018. In 2019, the import value of Australian wines […]

China’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak

China's economic recovery from the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus’ impact on the Chinese economy hit some industries more than others. While some businesses still struggle to recover from shutdown; there is clear evidence for hope in China’s recovery from the Coronavirus. The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts China will be one of three G20 nations without an economic recession. Current predictions of China’s […]

The credit insurance market in China

The credit insurance market in China

What is credit insurance? Credit insurance is a part of the non-life insurance market. It is a type of insurance where the insurer is liable for the economic loss suffered from failed contracts or failing to pay off debt. Credit insurance in China can protect companies from the risks of trade such as customers failing […]

Good news for foreign companies: The ease of doing business in China is increasing


This October, the World Bank released its annual ‘ease of doing business’ report. This year, the report is called “Doing Business 2020.” It showcases the progress that countries have made to improve their business climates during the last year. Perhaps as a surprise to many, the ease of doing business in China has improved at […]

What are investors speculating on the Chinese art market? | Daxue Consulting

The Chinese art market

China has the second-largest art market in the entire world. According to ArtNet, in 2017 the Chinese art market accounted for 20 percent of total sales in the $57 billion global sectors. However, speculation around Chinese art influences collectors and investors’ confidence, and shape the new trends of the art market in China. Despite the […]