Industrial Automation Beijing 2013

To further understand the manufacturing process and its developments and gain insights into the market we visited the Industrial Automation. The International Automaton Beijing offers a platform for companies to enter the industrial market in Northern China, using automation technologies. The fair is organized by Hannover Milano

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10 Tips on how to bargain in China

10 Tips on how to bargain in China
Once in China, a lot of foreigners have to get used to the bargaining practices that are needed at a market place. It speaks for itself that it would be a wise move to take along a Chinese acquaintance when

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China’s restrictions when sourcing rare earth elements

China’s restrictions when sourcing rare earth elements
Have you ever heard about rare earth elements before? Most people do not know what they are but they are really important elements in many hi-technology products. China is the major producer of rare earth elements in the world, however, the

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First Impression Blog: Chinese Exercising

Anyone who has ever visited China has most likely been surprised in some way, either positive or negative.  This is not only due to the differences in culture, work ethics or the way of living, but mainly due to the fact that China evolved from a lot

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First impressions: Moroccan food in Beijing

I am originally from Morocco and having spent a year in China, I started catching the homesickness bug, or should I call it the homefoodsickness. I am doing my MBA in Nanchang, Jiangxi, a small city (in Chinese standards) which is not very international, so whenever I

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First Impression: Differences in Western and Chinese TV

Born in Vietnam and subsequently emigrating to America, I feel like I have had the best of both worlds. Growing up, I would spend hours locked to my television screen watching Chinese historical dramas and soap operas, sometimes as much as 5 hours or more per day.

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First Impressions: Using the Beijing Subway to Navigate Through the City

Anyone who has dared venture outside their apartment door is immediately greeted by the diverse sights and smells that a cultural hub like Beijing has to offer. One particularly poignant sight is the 8am rush on the Beijing subway. On the streets above, pedestrians constantly bump into

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