We support your business interests in China

When doing business in China, you might encounter a few challenges. The legal landscape is often more complicated—and success less certain—than in the West. Big cities experience a notably higher rate of crime, especially street crime, which is marked by a high potential for violence. It’s essential to be aware of this when travelling to China.

Foreigners are generally the focus of these criminals since, on average, foreign visitors carry twice as much in assets as locals. This possible danger contrasts with the Chinese people's friendliness and interest in doing business with Westerners. In general, Chinese businesspeople are always seeking to expand their markets, product lines, and service offerings.

Doing business through courtesy and tradition

In China, acquaintance and friendship blend together, so even mere acquaintances are readily introduced as close friends. This can lead to problems with business contacts. Business deals are often conducted over a meal. Unlike Koreans, the Chinese don’t find it impolite to negotiate while eating.

Negotiations shouldn’t be the main topic of conversation, however. If your business partner selected a restaurant, it’s common to praise the food, commend the chef's artistry, and admire their choice. Business topics are only briefly touched on, and business-related conversations are spaced between entertaining anecdotes.

China’s business climate

China is a trading nation, and it readily presents itself as much publicly. In business activities, it generally focuses on profit and national advancement. Family and the state are closely linked in the minds of the Chinese people, and it’s essential to keep this in mind in business dealings.

Though many Chinese complain about the corruption of local building companies and large enterprises, foreign firms remain the focus of controls and surveillance. China is one of the only countries that follows two parallel political tracks and thus divides its own economy. Foreign and domestic policies complement one another in an economic policy that favours China and sees other countries as autonomous nations.

For example, China usually applies different quality standards when manufacturing products for the Chinese market and products for export. It assumes responsibility for quality control only for domestic goods since the Chinese view other countries as responsible for their own goods and their own quality review.

Achieve success with business transactions in China

China is now the fastest-growing country in the global market and is becoming increasingly attractive as a business partner. The country possesses capital and plays a large role in international capital markets.

Translate your business card into Chinese

To be successful in business in China, it’s essential that you know the cultural landscape. Language plays a significant role. To get started in this economically important country, you need professional communications support. That’s why we support your project with professional translations by native-speaking translators. They know the country and its cultural, economic, and linguistic features. They can give your translation pinpoint accuracy. Your Chinese business partners will appreciate your efforts.

Whether you direct a medical company or seek to market a product in China, we have the ideal translator for every situation. Our translators are well-versed in Chinese and familiar with the tone of Chinese conversation. As native speakers raised in the country, they’re able to translate your texts with pinpoint accuracy, taking into account all aspects of the language.

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