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Whatever your feelings about the Chinese, you have to give them credit for swiftly becoming a global power. It’s estimated that this year China will overtake the US and become the largest economy in the world. So what made them so successful? Watch this short video about the strategies that worked for them:
If you are already an exporter you will most likely notice that their mode of operating is no different from successful exporters of any other nationality.
But what if you haven’t yet started working outside your own country? The market is irrevocably global. Already successful at home? Then, what’s stopping you from going global? A good product or service can be successful all over the world.
Get the facts and figures
Exporting isn’t rocket science...Read More
Western companies having problems in China is a popular topic in media. But some foreign businesses actually thrive there. Watch this short Stanford video with Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, about how foreign businesses can succeed:
According to Ambassador Locke, “one way is to find a Chinese partner and build your business from the ground up including jointly pursuing R&D”. When the Chinese have a stake in your business they are more likely to support it. That’s how, for instance, IBM Research operate their research centers in China.
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Ambassador Locke cautions that having Chinese partners pose challenges as well...Read More
Criminal syndicates are increasingly turning from smuggling drugs to human cargo, and governments and law-enforcement agencies are, despite huge efforts, not able to do much about it. Watch Angelina Jolie talk about the desperation of refugees that make them turn to people smugglers:
Unfortunately it's not just between Africa and the Arabian peninsula people are being smuggled. And lamentably there is only so much humanitarian organisations can do to alleviate suffering.
Who benefits apart from the smugglers?
Frequently Africans are then smuggled from the Middle East to Europe at the cost of approximately $10,000 per person. The most popular destinations are Scandinavia and Britain...Read More