11Jun, 2019

Are We Winning The Trade War?

Since we regularly travel to China for client meetings, Brian and I are constantly asked about the ongoing Sino-US trade war. Which side is winning? What is the perception over in the Middle Kingdom? These are not necessarily easy questions, and their answers may vary depending on what and whom we are actually talking about. […]

03Jun, 2019

Can Foreigners Use WeChat Pay In China?

If you have been to China in the last couple of years, you have surely noticed that everyone pays for everything with their cell phones. China has effectively jumped from an all cash economy, past credit cards, directly to what is effectively an all electronic payments system using Tencent’s WeChat Pay, and Alibaba’s Alipay. If […]

Reports of Amazon’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

“Is Amazon dying?” “Do you think Amazon will be around in 5 years?” These questions, if posed by anyone living in the United States today, would be considered absurd. You would not even have to know that Amazon posted record profit in their most recent earnings reports. Or that Amazon is already three-quarters of the […]

VOA: Going To Shenzhen Without A Visa

Do I Need To Apply For A Visa In Advance To Go To China? Getting a visa to visit China is supposedly difficult, especially if you don’t have a particularly good reason to go there (at least from the government’s perspective). If you are trying to conduct business, you need an invitation letter from a […]

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