5 Things everyone gets wrong when starting a business in China

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Starting a business in China is a brave and bold move. It requires sacrificing an average of 70 hours a week for several years. This, in essence, is what most startups fail to recognize. Success doesn’t come overnight. So, if you are looking to open a new chapter in life and start a business, here […]

China Paradigm 92: Riding the wave of China’s sharing economy

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China’s sharing economy China Paradigms interviews Hammer Guan founder and CEO of Youbangxin an online platform and a powerful tool for freelancers to showcase their skills. What is the sharing economy and why is Youbangxin functioning in this type of economic sector? How important is transparency for Youbangxin and what makes this platform different from […]

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 […]

China Paradigm 81: Making global sourcing in China social and reliable with Milad Nouri

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In this episode of China Paradigm, Matthieu David interviews Milad Nouri, Co-founder and CEO of YOOSourcing. In this China business podcast, we learn about his company, a collaborative and decentralized solution for global sourcing. It combines the power of trusted social networks with audited and verified transactional data to bring a comprehensive global sourcing solution […]

China Paradigm 61: From trading to solving the aging society time-bomb: A complete China experience

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In this episode of China Paradigm, Stephane Muller-Margot, Founder of China Healthcare Golden Bridge speaks with Matthieu David-Experton about his entrepreneurial China experience. Muller-Margot has experience trading, working for an SOE, and now works in the healthcare industry. 1:37 Stephane’s experience chronology 9:52 What brought Stephane to the healthcare and technology sector 12:35 What Stephane […]

Podcast transcript #34: Essential skills for business negotiation in China

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Find here the full China paradigm episode 34. Learn more about Nicolas Clement’s story and business negotiation in China and find all the details and additional links below. Full transcript below: Matthieu David: Hello, everyone. I am Matthieu David, the founder of Daxue consulting and its podcast China marketing podcast, China Paradigm. Today I am with Nicolas Clement, who is […]

[Podcast] China Paradigm 45: Analyzing the market for colored gemstones in China

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Nicolas Jouvenceau, founder and CEO of PINK Diamonds Boutique, speaks with Matthieu David-Experton about the market for gemstones in China. In this episode of China Paradigm, Nicolas tells us about the founding and focus of the company, the expense and demand of colored diamonds and gemstones in China, and the differentiation between PINK and other […]

[Podcast] China Paradigm 42: How to drive corporate innovation in China

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XNode is a Global Platform for Innovation in China. China Paradigm interviewed Matthieu Bodin and Adriana Verde Rios, the international growth director and program director respectively. Learn about what programs are available for entrepreneurs in China and how to drive corporate innovation in China, highlights of the episode include: What XNode offers for innovation programs […]

[Podcast] China Paradigm 37: How to master programmatic advertising in China

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Shimi Azar brought Spotad to China, a platform that simplifies mobile marketing. In this episode of China Paradigm, we learn about Shimi’s entrepreneurial story that started as a one-semester study abroad in Beijing and became an 8-year journey in China. Additionally, we get insight into programmatic advertising in China, tips and what to avoid. Highlights […]