The new approach of Chinese investors in Africa

Xi Jing Ping

Since the development of the commercial and diplomatic relation between China and African countries, many Chinese companies are willing to extend their business to this continent. While the first Chinese aim in Africa was to harvest natural resources such as mining, there are more and more companies looking at these countries as a prospecting market […]

Healthcare market in China

Healthcare industry in China

A behavioural change which lead to the growth of Healthcare market in China China’s healthcare development is far slower than China’s economic growth. In 2010, China’s health expenditure accounted for 5.1% of overall GDP, while the world’s average was 6.4% and the developed countries’ average is up to 8%. China ranked 149 in the world. […]

Retail for Cosmetics in China

Retail Channels for Cosmetics Currently, the most frequently seen retailing terminals of cosmetics in China are: special counters in malls, supermarkets, exclusive shops, beauty parlors, online stores, direct selling and drugstores. The traditional retailing terminals like counters and supermarkets have developed steadily since its beginning, and new terminals like online stores and chain stores are […]

IT Consulting in China

IT jobs in China Influenced by the practice of Apple and Microsoft, the information technology companies in China develop very quickly recently. Information technology consulting is a field that focuses on advising businesses on how best to use IT to meet their business objectives. In addition to providing advice, IT consultancies often estimate, management, implement, […]

China market entry: Foreign companies in Shanxi province

Foreign investment in Shanxi was rising steadily. There were altogether 85 newly approved foreign invested projects in 2005, among which there were 35 joint investment projects, 21 cooperative projects, 28 projects fully invested by foreigners and 1 project with foreign owned stock. The total foreign investment in Shanxi was US$2.44 billion, among which the foreign […]

Beijing Tourism Market Analysis-Industry trends

Online travelling Even though information technology has developed dramatically in the past several years, it has not been used widely in tourism and related industries when comparing with other industries in Beijing. But this situation has changed a lot recently. E-commerce has penetrated deeply in tourism industry nowadays. Popularity of online reservation Nowadays, more and […]

Market research: E-Commerce and M-Commerce in China

China has the highest number of internet users in the world with 454 million, just over one-third of the population. This has had a significant impact on internet retailing. Consumers spent RMB160 billion on online retail in 2011, a growth of 90% from 2010. This made China one of the biggest markets for internet retailing […]

Brief Market Research on Chengdu: Retail

Overview Chengdu is located in southwest China and is the capital of Sichuan province. It has a history of more than 2300 years and has been the political and trade center with convenient traffic and leisure culture. Chengdu has jurisdiction over 9 areas, 4 cities and 6 counties, covering an area of 12,400 square kilometers […]

Market research: Professional SNS in China

Professional social networking sites primarily help users build business connections and provide employment information. This concept became popular in 2003 after the launch of LinkedIn, which has become the world’s No. 1 professional social networking brand within 10 years and attracts more than 150 million registered users worldwide as at February 2012.  LinkedIn’s successful IPO made […]

Mystery Shoppers in China

What does a Mystery Shopper do? Firstly, only selected customers are becoming secret shoppers. They are asked to keep strictly confidential so that the mystery shopping agency can get a true representation of the service provided by the guides, drivers and local agency in each city. Secondly, secret shoppers complete a comprehensive questionnaire. Some questions […]