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ICP Licensing: How to Start Your Chinese Business off Strong

ICP Licensing: How to Start Your Chinese Business off Strong

Promising untapped markets are emerging all over China. As companies race to break into the new business climate, ICP Licensing is in growing demand. With rules and regulations constantly changing, and an overwhelming amount of Chinese paperwork, the registration process can get confusing. Nevertheless, completing this step is a fundamental…

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Be Prepared: Five Important First Steps for Setting up your Business in China

Be Prepared: Five Important First Steps for Setting up your Business in China

Compared to the fast-paced explicit processes which dominate Western business, starting a company in China can be a headache.  Combine extensive legal work with a social system opposite of your own and even the most experienced businessmen and women are in for a challenge.  However, establishing a presence in China continues to…

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Once in China, Do as the Chinese Do

Once in China, Do as the Chinese Do

  Considering the dramatic cultural differences from the West, doing business in China can be difficult.  How well you adapt to the deeply rooted Chinese customs will profoundly influence the success of your business. In China, cultural competence takes time. Business culture is very traditional, involving behaviors and beliefs that…

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The Transformational Trend: Why China is the place to be and how to start your business there

The Transformational Trend: Why China is the place to be and how to start your business there

Why bring your business to China? The future of China’s economy has never looked this bright. With a thriving middle class, a new wide-spread consumerist approach to spending, and increasing liberalization, China is now home to a wide variety of promising untapped markets. Since the late 1980s and 1990s, China’s economy…

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E-chop—Pioneer for Paperless

E-chop—Pioneer for Paperless

“Please have the company chop on the paper we received from the government and then send the original ones to us ASAP.” Are you familiar with above words in emails to some degree? In China, the Government requires companies to have a “corporate seal” called Chops. Similar to the signature…

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10 steps to authenticate your U.S. documents to be used in China

10 steps to authenticate your U.S. documents to be used in China

This might be something you have not given a whole lot of thought in the past. However, Chinese authentication of US documents is required with almost every application process you will encounter on the road of opening your own China business entity. Registration of an entity in China requires documentation…

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7 benefits from opening up a company in Hong Kong

7 benefits from opening up a company in Hong Kong

Besides being a prestigious business address, Hong Kong has a variety of benefits to offer for those who are looking to or already own a company in China. Ranging from financial over legislative to cultural reasons. Below are your top 7 benefits from opening up a company in Hong Kong…

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6 Facts you should know about filing a Trademark in China

6 Facts you should know about filing a Trademark in China

Filing a trademark to protect your intellectual property is an incredibly important step to take no matter where you want to conduct business. Since every country's trademark laws differ, Incorp China has compiled interesting facts you should be aware of before filing your trademark in Mainland China:   First-to-File Concept…

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Breaking Down The Trademark Application Process in China

Breaking Down The Trademark Application Process in China

Everybody is familiar with the fundamental concept of trademarks. You have an idea or name and want to protect this intellectual property from being copied or claimed by someone else. The process In simplified terms, in China, this process takes about four steps. Do your research. It is advised to…

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How to save money and time through effective negotiations.

How to save money and time through effective negotiations.

Without any discussion, money and time are the most valued resource for business. For western companies, traveling to china can be an investment due to the utilization of this two resources. Think about the costs of traveling, lodge, transportation, and the time spent on meetings or any process like registration…

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