Trolli plant

Sweet Science

Complying with food safety standards is about much more than just ticking boxes.


It All Adds Up: Regulations for Food Additives in China

In their latest publication the EU SME Centre examines food additives, outlining detailed requirements for European businesses wishing to import food products into China

Genuine Fake Factory

Life in a Glass House

Twenty-two years ago, long before Chinese consumers had a voice, a CCTV programme was swinging the axe on their behalf

‘Made in China’: What’s Behind the Label?

Due to the low cost of raw materials and labour, Chinese-made products now reach all corners of the industrialised world.

McCurry, a Malaysian restaurant, won an epic eight-year trademark battle with McDonalds on the grounds that no one could possibly confuse the two restaurants

Registering Your Trademark in China

The importance of trademark registration has been recently highlighted by a spate of bad-faith registrations


Adapting to Change

An amendment to Chinese Employment Contract Law (the Amendment) provides new challenges for businesses operating in China

ageing population

Elderly Care, an Immature Market

China’s rapidly ageing population coupled with an expanding middle class means that increasing numbers of elderly Chinese people will be looking for private senior care in the future


Dongguan: The World’s Factory in Transition

Thirty years ago Dongguan was just a collection of villages and towns spread out over 2,500 square kilometres on the Pearl River Delta

The Biggest Migration in Human History

“By 2030, when China’s urban population is projected to swell to one billion, its cities will be home to one in every eight people on earth.


The Executive Interview: Roland Gerke, President and CEO BSH Home Appliances Holding (China)

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) is Europe’s largest producer of home appliances and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide