The German government has become much more assertive about the country’s wheeling and dealing with China. Veteran China lawyer Mark Schaub visited over the past few weeks Berlin and Munich and felt the pulse of the German business communities toward China, he reports in his China Chit-chat. “Politicians in Germany have limited ability to influence or pressure German business. Consumers can be upset … but will become upset about something else 5 minutes later,” he writes.Read More →

Among the often dark outlook for China’s economy, marketing expert Ashley Dudarenok comes with some bright sparks: five emerging consumer groups. She looks at her vlog at Gen Alpha, the metaverse consumers, pet lovers, young and health-conscious consumers, and outdoor enthusiasts.Read More →

China veteran lawyer Mark Schaub looks back at the three decades he was involved with China and assesses how the country might look like in 2023, in his China chit-chat. What can larger foreign companies and the smaller ones expect? And of course: what is happening to the joint ventures?Read More →

Foreign companies have been struggling how to manage their China investments for decades. Veteran China lawyer Mark Schaub, partner at KWM, looks at how the questions have remained, but the answers changed as China developed from a lucrative niche market into a major competitor for most industries, in his weekly Chit-Chat China.Read More →

China lawyer Mark Schaub, a senior partner at KWM, has dealt with many cases for foreign firms, accusing Chinese companies of infringements of their intellectual property (IP). In an interview with Gao Feng Advisory’s CEO Dr. Edward Tse, Mark Schaub shares some of his legal experiences in China at Wei Xin.Read More →

Strategic consultant Ben Cavender looks back at this 15 years in China and how he helped foreign companies to get a handle on working in the country. Some dynamic decades passed by and the future does not look less challenging, he tells at the Wizard’s Institute.Read More →

Consumption patterns of Gen-Z and millennials vary greatly from older generations in China, says branding expert Arnold Ma in the Jing Daily. “They are more focused on themselves and less so on the collective. There are lots of opportunities [for luxury brands] here,” says Arnold Ma.Read More →

Many brands got into hot water in China after the government started to crack down on online influencers and other celebrities. There is a way to avoid those influences and the risks they pose, says branding expert Arnold Ma in the Jing Daily. Also, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and gamification should be avoided at this moment, Ma adds.Read More →

Marketing expert Ashley Dudarenok explains the young digital natives of Gen Z in China 2021 in terms of marketing. How do they spend their budgets? In spending they Gen Z’s are the most wealthy generation in China, she tells at her vlog, although in a population of 1.4 billion, it is dangerous to talk too much in generalizations. Read More →