Why Flight Delays in China Are So Common and How to Avoid Them

by Oliver Knack on 17 Jun 2016 | 7 Comments
The Chinese military, weather, and outdated air traffic control procedures are all out of your control. But with a little due diligence and proper planning, you can avoid the worst that flight delays in China present.

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China’s Electronics Hubs: Huaqiangbei and Zhongguancun

by Vicky Yu on 22 Feb 2016 | 2 Comments
Both of China’s electronics hubs offers something to techies and electronics importers alike. Huaqiangbei is a hot spot for people looking to buy electronic products and parts fresh out of the factory and has similarities to what Zhongguangcun once was. While Zhongguancun still is home to endless aisles of electronics goods to be bought, the legitimacy is amplified by the presence of company headquarters, local university interest, funding and technology incubators.

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Top 5 Common Fake Products in China

by Crystal Ge on 9 Nov 2015 | 4 Comments
It’s no secret that China has become the world’s workshop. An article in The Economist reported that as of early 2015, China was producing about 80 percent of the world’s air-conditioners, 70 percent of its mobile phones and 60 percent of its shoes. At the same time, China also produces a massive amount of fake products. Here's a look at the 5 most common fake products you'll find.

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5 Tips for Visiting Factories in China

by Crystal Ge on 28 Aug 2015 | 1 Comment
Meeting your supplier for the first time is a very important part of the sourcing process, especially in China. However, if you’re not prepared for your visit, you could miss out on making the most of your trip. Here are five tips to help you fully prepare and get the most out of your China business trip.

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5 Largest Fake Markets in China

by Stacy Bruce on 28 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments
There are countless fake markets in almost every major city in China with extensive selections of products and luxury brands for just a fraction of the cost you would pay back home. You will lose yourself in the mesmerizing maze of fake merchandise. And if you play your cards right, you can walk away with some great bargains. Here are the five biggest and best fake markets in China.

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7 Hong Kong Attractions Not to Be Missed

by Oliver Knack on 2 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments
Thousands of travelers fly in and out of Hong Kong each and every day. Whether Hong Kong is your destination or if you’re there for a layover you may find yourself in Hong Kong or South China for a weekend on one of your business trips to China. Regardless of why you’re in Hong Kong, make the most of your time in one of the most exciting cities in the world by following our itinerary of recommended Hong Kong attractions.

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Your Business Trip to China: A 4-Step Checklist

by Crystal Ge on 19 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
Have you ever been on a business trip to China? Traveling to China is an experience unlike any other, no matter from what corner of the world you find yourself coming. That’s why we wanted to cover all the major arrangements you should make in a simple four-step checklist in order to help you get the most out of your next business trip to China.

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The China Bullet Train Network and Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 17 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
China is known to be one of the pioneering states of the bullet train, also known as the High Speed Rail (HSR). China’s first type of HSR, beginning in 1999, was named the Qinhuangdao–Shenyang Line. Today, the High Speed Rail of China is the world’s largest such network with 16,000 km of high speed railway.

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5 Steps to Buy Tickets in China

by Crystal Ge on 21 Apr 2015 | 4 Comments
Have you ever traveled to China? When most newcomers plan their first trip to the Middle Kingdom the challenges they’re typically met with first are booking international flights and arranging for a visa. But maybe you have no idea of where and how to buy train and flight tickets for the traveling within China. Here, I’ll walk you through the process of booking tickets for domestic travel using two highly recommended and popular ticketing websites – Ctrip and eLong.

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The Scenic Way to Shenzhen from Hong Kong

by Crystal Ge on 13 Feb 2015 | 0 Comments
Maybe your flight has just touched down at Hong Kong International Airport. And maybe you need to get to Shenzhen, but you’d like to take in the beautiful scenery that Hong Kong has to offer. So what would be the scenic way to get to Shenzhen from Hong Kong?

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4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging