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Business 20 Years after Hong Kong’s Handover

9 July 2017

20 years ago people saw Hong Kong’s return to China with mixed feelings. Would the city boom as a gateway to China? Or would its West-meets-East appeal fade?...Read More


China’s Toy Industry 2017: Beating the Odds

2 Feb 2017

Against the odds, China’s toy-making industry keeps going strong. While China’s overall exports fell in 2016 from a year earlier, total toy exports grew by over 18 percent – only one sign of how the s...Read More


China’s Toys Market 2017: A Positive Outlook

17 Jan 2017

China has been the world’s second largest market for traditional toys and games since 2012. Despite the country’s recent economic slowdown, international toys companies, including Fiducia’s clients in...Read More


Staying Ahead: the Freudenberg Approach to Employee Satisfaction

1 March 2016

Retaining talent is no longer just a salary and titles game in China. Local employees are increasingly looking for chances to develop their careers and grow professionally...Read More


HR in 2016: What You Need to Know

1 March 2016

China is no longer a source of cheap labour, as it was in previous decades: double digit salary growth rates over the last ten years were commonplace, especially in urban centres...Read More


There’s No Holy Grail in HR - Stick to the Simple Things

1 March 2016

China has entered the era of the ‘New Normal’: higher labour costs and slowing growth rates will have an impact on how we recruit and retain employees in 2016...Read More


Operating in China’s Healthcare Market

20 Nov 2015

China is rapidly developing into the biggest medical devices market in the world. While international companies have historically entered the market with highly advanced products targeted at the top-t...Read More


A New Era in Compliance

4 Aug 2015

Due to the Chinese government’s recent efforts to strengthen transparency, compliance is becoming an increasingly important topic for international companies operating in China. China Focus interviews...Read More


Made in China: Sourcing in the “New Normal”

21 April 2015

VF is a USD 12 billion apparel and footwear powerhouse, with an incredibly diverse, international portfolio of brands and products, including The North Face, Nautica, Timberland, Vans, and more...Read More


Update on the Hong Kong-Germany Double Taxation Agreement

6 March 2015

We were recently invited to a high level discussion on the planned Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Hong Kong and Germany, an important topic for many of our readers...Read More


The Future of Industrial Automation

27 Nov 2014

Mark Poensgen is in charge of International Group Development at igus, a leading worldwide manufacturer of bearings, linear guides, cable carriers and flex cables...Read More


Growing in a Healthy Market: Medical Devices

5 Sept 2014

When expanding your business into new regions, it is always important to consider cultural differences above all. Before we made a move into China, we had to familiarise ourselves with the processes a...Read More


Unlocking Third Tier Cities

16 June 2014

Since our business requires us to work with food producers, we spend more time in second, third, and fourth tier cities because this is where the food plants are located – in the remote areas of China...Read More


Beyond Hiring: HR Topics in China

1 March 2014

In the months following Chinese New year, many china Focus readers are busy hiring new employees and have asked us to give insight into HR topics in China - finding, hiring, retaining and terminating ...Read More


Navigating the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

8 Jan 2014

Foreign-Invested Enterprises (FIEs) enjoy the same treatment as Chinese companies throughout the pre-establishment period of their business. They can set up without approval of the Ministry of Commerc...Read More


Insider Advice: Private Equity in China

1 Oct 2013

The private equity market in China is at a much younger stage than in the West and thus presents a number of challenges, especially when it comes to sourcing deals and growing a portfolio company. Shi...Read More


Succeeding in Chinese E-Commerce

1 July 2013

E-commerce is one of the hottest topics worldwide, as online giants like Amazon shake up the traditional retail business. China Focus speaks to Marc Finsterlin, Managing Director of aquarius Digital C...Read More


Understanding RMB Opportunities

1 April 2013

Every company doing business in or with China will have to deal with the RMB. The opportunity to settle trade in the currency of your ultimate customer, or potentially use RMB proceeds to cover the co...Read More


Germany and Singapore Enhance Tax Cooperation

7 Nov 2012

The ministers of finance of Singapore and Germany announced a joint statement recently that they will enhance their tax cooperation information exchange, aiming at tackling cross-border tax evasion...Read More


“Do-It-For-Me” instead of DIY

7 Nov 2012

The editor of DIY International magazine interviewed our Managing Director Stefan Kracht and Operations Solution Manager Song Lin about their opinion on the development of DIY products in China. Refer...Read More

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