SMEs

Clean up your act: Are all companies equal in China’s fight against fraud?

  China’s ongoing drive to clean up corruption continues to grab headlines, and companies operating in China are now more aware than ever that they need to comply with the law.

China’s Green Building Sector

Although the concept of ‘green building’ has been in Europe for more than two decades, it only landed in China 10 years ago.

Working with today’s Chinese business leaders

A report by the EU SME Centre explains how to leverage similarities and differences of Chinese and European leaders to develop a truly global leadership team in China.

The ups and ups of marketing in China

China’s bewilderingly large and constantly evolving consumer market presents enormous challenges to European SMEs. Writing for the EU SME Centre, Bénédicte Franchel says that companies need to study the market closely and be willing to frequently adapt and update their marketing strategies if they are…

The Last Resort: dispute settlement for SMEs

According to a recent survey of the world’s largest corporations by law firm Hogan Lovells, China is now the fourth most common location for cross-border commercial disputes worldwide.

Business with a cause: Corporate social responsibility for SMEs in China

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is generally thought of as an add-on to the operations of large multinational corporations looking to improve their image

Bytes of China: opportunities and challenges in China’s ICT market

Despite the rapid catch-up process that is being fostered by the 12th Five-Year Plan and other influential policy documents, the technical innovation capacity of the Chinese information communications technology (ICT) industry is still weak.

All’s well that ends well: business exit strategies

Legally winding up a company can be just as time-consuming as establishing one, so it is advisable to consider your options and prepare for phase-out well in advance.

Building Rome in a week (or two)

With total investment reaching CNY 100 trillion (EUR 12 trillion) in 2012, China’s construction industry will continue to grow quickly for the foreseeable future.

Of Micro Blogs and Macro Markets

When entering the Chinese market, one of the key challenges for any foreign company — especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — is effective marketing.