Technology|In the News|Jun 14, 2017

Programmatic Advertising in China

"Programmatic" advertising typically refers to the use of software to purchase digital advertising. It makes the ad buying system more efficient, and therefore cheaper. Brand advertisers and agencies have started to pay more attention for programmatic mobile advertising in China, as Chinese consumers are highly connected on smartphones.more

Chinese APPs|Free Lunch|Apr 24, 2017

Chinese APPs You Should Know About (Updated)

Chinese consumers use APPs designed in China for Chinese consumer needs for virtually everything. This includes online purchasing, sending messages, booking movie tickets, planning a trip and ordering meals (as a start). When trying to understand the Chinese consumer it is important to understand how these APPs work and why they are successful. more

|Info-graphics|Feb 04, 2015

Foreign Players Choices: PPP vs. BOT

When entering the China market, foreign players usually have multiple choices to realize cooperation with government. Here is our info-graphic explaining how to weigh against Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) and Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) models.more

Women's Wear Daily|In the News|Jan 28, 2015

Alibaba in Hot Water With Chinese Regulators

The State Administration for Industry & Commerce released the “Alibaba White Paper” on its Web site, accusing Taobao of turning a blind eye to piracy and counterfeit products. Jasmine Sun, Smithstreet manager, showed no surprise because shoppers on Taobao are gambling that they might buy something authentic, or they just get something close enough to an authentic product for a bargain price.more

|Info-graphics|Oct 27, 2014

IoT? M2M? Confused? What is the "Internet of Things"?

The Internet of Things is when objects, or even animals, are connected directly to the internet, allowing them to relay information to the network without human intervention.  M2M, or Machine to Machine technology, is a tool to build IoT, enabling a network of connected devices to communicate information to each other.  



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B2B|Info-graphics|Oct 15, 2014

Foreign Players Should Target IoT Opportunities in China’s Growing M2M Segments

The Internet of Things is on the rise in China, especially in the Machine to Machine (M2M) sector. The industrial, consumer and public segments all have different opportunities for foreign players.


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Food Imports|Info-graphics|Aug 06, 2014

China's Changing Dietary Habits Mean More Imported Food

Food scandals aren't the only reason food imports are on the increase in China.  Chinese consumers are evolving and so are their dietary habits, driving an increasing demand for agri-food products.  Domestic production is not enough to satisfy demand. 
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Chinese Market|Speech|Jul 14, 2014

Developing Effective Market Entry Strategy for the Chinese Agri-Food Market

For helping agricultural and food companies to cope with the challenges in the Chinese market, Mr. Shawn Wu, B2B Practice Leader of SmithStreet, will speak on developing effective market entry strategies for the Chinese Agri-Food market.


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Manufacture|Info-graphics|May 04, 2014

Where Are the Footwear Manufacturers in China?

See the distribution and number of footwear manufacturers in China from this map!more

South China Morning Post|In the News|Mar 13, 2014

Ready to Get Your Tesla on the Road in Beijing? Think Again

“The government plays a significant role in the EV industry in China,” said Shawn Wu, a manager of SmithStreet. Apart from the subsidies, “the [government] also provides top-level standards and guidance in terms of key infrastructure and technology,” he added.

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CCTV News|In the News|Oct 28, 2013

Eyes on Shanghai Free Trade Zone - Biz Asia

Shanghai Free Trade Zone's new import tax regulation may signal a solid first-step change for the market, implying that it's not just for a show. SmithStreet Partner Anders Paulsson discussed the impact of the recent FTZ's tax policy on CCTV News Biz Asia.more

|Video|Oct 23, 2013

Finding the Right Chinese Partner - Part 3

Engaging in partnerships with Chinese companies and institutions can be rewarding for many foreign companies operating in China. A range of pitfalls however exist in this area, that are likely to result in unsuccessful cooperation if not handled carefully.more

|Video|Oct 23, 2013

Finding the Right Chinese Partner - Part 2

Engaging in partnerships with Chinese companies and institutions can be rewarding for many foreign companies operating in China. A range of pitfalls however exist in this area, that are likely to result in unsuccessful cooperation if not handled carefully.more

China Daily|In the News|Sep 27, 2013

New Legal Era for Shanghai Trade Zone

Calling the general business environment the top factor in attracting foreign investment, Anders Paulsson, Partner of SmithStreet, said the Shanghai free trade zone is expected to provide more business opportunities.more

Copenhegan|Speech|Aug 15, 2013

Chinese Business Partners - Selection and Successful Cooperation

We are pleased to invite you to a roundtable meeting on Thursday 29 August with the theme Chinese Business Partners – Selection and Successful Cooperation. The meeting will take place at the premises of Danish-Chinese Business Forum in Copenhagen. more

Finanz und Wirtschaft|In the News|Jul 23, 2013

Weak Corporate Governance in China

An indirect due diligence is often more successful than a direct approach. The sound and profitable company at first glance look suddenly different if we talk to their suppliers, customers, former employees, government officials, banks and industry representatives. Differences between the "market opinion" and the image of that company is drawing itself.more

Shanghai|Speech|May 28, 2013

Finding the Right Local Business Partner: How to Navigate the Partner Selection Process

Who you choose to work with can make or break your business. Join Anders Paulsson at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai seminar on Finding the Right Chinese Partner.more

SmithStreet News|In the News|Jul 28, 2011

SmithStreet Managing Partner Joined the Advisory Council for AWLU

SmithStreet Managing Partner, Franklin Yao, recently joined the Advisory Council for the Asian Women’s Leadership University project (AWLU). The AWLU Project is an official non-profit organization in the United States, aiming to build a world-class educational institution in Asia that is dedicated to empowering women and helping them become successful entrepreneurs and engaged leaders.more

Global Times|In the News|May 17, 2011

Success Lies in Stimulating Demand for Your Brand

The lesson we can take from Starbucks and other successful foreign companies in China, such as KFC and Pizza Hut, is that foreign companies should not only adapt to local customers, but also figure out ways to encourage customers to adapt to their own business models and products.more

SmtihStreet News|In the News|Feb 10, 2011

SmithStreet Managing Partner Presents at NEXCO Event

Mr. Yao discussed the importance of understanding the Chinese consumers on a detailed level. China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and plays an increasingly important role in the global economy. more

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