CCC Newsletter January 2017: Distribution in China Series

Exclusivity in Distribution – finding the right way to your Chinese customers

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U.S. returns China’s Taobao shopping website to market blacklist

The United States on Wednesday returned Taobao, China’s most popular consumer-to-consumer shopping website, to its blacklist of “notorious marketplaces” known for the sale of counterfeit goods and violations of intellectual property rights.

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China Will Den Superzug Entwickeln

Seit mehr als 100 Jahren suchen Physiker und Ingenieure nach einer neuen Bahntechnik. Vielleicht stellt nun China die richtigen Weichen – mit Hilfe aus der Schweiz.

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Reform der Eigentumsrechte in China

Um einen wirklich gleichen Status von staatlichen und privaten Unternehmen zu verankern, wird es einer Reform des Finanzsystems bedürfen. Chinas neuer Gesetzesrahmen zum Schutz der Eigentumsrechte ist vielversprechend. Doch der Erfolg hängt entscheidend davon ab, wie die Richtlinien umgesetzt werden.

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China’s middle class to rise to more than third of population by 2030, research firm says

About 35 per cent of the population will have in excess of US$10,000 of annual disposable income by 2030, up from about 10 per cent today, according to the report released on Wednesday by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Private consumption, which includes both goods and services, as well as rent, is expected to grow by 5.5 per cent on average each year, faster than the expansion of the country’s gross domestic product, according to the report.

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China set for slower growth, tighter policy in 2017 as government targets asset bubbles

China’s economic growth is expected to cool in 2017 as its top leaders flag tighter monetary policy and further curbs to clamp down on asset price bubbles, especially in the property market, even as a sharp drop in the yuan has fed fears of markets turmoil.

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CCC Newsletter December 2016: E-commerce in China

If there is one topic on top of every company’s agenda looking at selling its product (especially B2C) in China these days, it’s e-commerce.

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China says it will promote trade deals regardless of TPP, RCEP direction

China said it will actively participate in bilateral and multilateral trade deals, with the goal of deepening reform and opening up its economy, regardless of the direction the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) might take.

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How Chinese companies are taking virtual reality into whole new worlds

Globally, the value of venture capital investments in VR hit US$3.5 billion in the past two years, according to Goldman Sachs and it predicts annual revenue of US$80 billion in both VR hardware and software industries by 2025. China’s domestic VR market is expected to grow exponentially over the next four years to US$8.5 billion annually.
Tech giants such as HTC, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi are now investing heavily in the technology, in an effort to catch up with the smaller companies such as 3Glasses that have emerged as major forces in China’s VR sector, some of which have been shipping tethered VR head-mounted displays as far back as 2014.

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Eine Milliarde Dollar in fünf Minuten

Dass die Chinesen nur beim Westen abkupfern, ist schon länger nicht mehr wahr. Besonders am 11.11. zeigt sich die weit verbreitete Freude an der hausgemachten technologischen Innovation.

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China heisst ausländische Investoren willkommen

Im vergangenen Jahr hat Peking mit dilettantischen Massnahmen versucht, die Börsen zu retten. Ob ausländische Investoren mit diesem Erfahrungsschatz nun ihr Glück in China suchen werden?

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Chinas Unternehmen auf West-Kurs

Chinesische Firmen zeigen sich am Horasis-Meeting in Interlaken selbstbewusst. Von westlicher Seite gibt es Kritik wegen Ungleichbehandlung. Die Übernahme des Saatgutherstellers Syngenta (SYNN 387.8 -0.51%)durch ChemChina ist nur ein weiteres Zeichen einer langfristigen Entwicklung: Chinesische Unternehmen wollen auf Augenhöhe mit dem Westen agieren.

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CCC Newsletter November 2016: Localization in China

Localization encompasses many aspects, from language, adaptation of processes, marketing features, over sales & management structures up to a time component. The Competence Center China would like to share some insights about the Localization in China.

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German economy minister faces battle in Beijing over takeovers

Germany’s outspoken economy minister, Sigmar Gabriel, heads to China next week having ratcheted up tensions with Beijing by putting the brakes on the latest Chinese takeovers of German technology companies.
The five-day trip with 60 business executives comes a week after his ministry withdrew approval for Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC) to buy chip equipment maker Aixtron (AIXGn.DE), citing new security concerns.

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Outbound direct investment up 53.7%

Chinese companies completed 521 overseas merger and acquisition projects, including 119 in the United States, during the first nine months, with the transaction value reaching $67.44 billion, surpassing the total amount of last year. The mergers and acquisitions involved 18 industries in 67 countries and regions.

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Chinesische Firmen nehmen Schweizer KMU ins Visier

Wenn chinesische Firmen auf Einkaufstour gehen, klotzen sie. Für den Agrochemiekonzern Syngenta etwa bezahlt Chemchina 43 Milliarden Dollar. Der chinesische Mischkonzern HNA hat mit Swissport, Gategroup und SR Technics drei ehemalige Swissair-Töchter geschluckt. Doch die Chinesen sind nicht nur an grossen Schweizer Konzernen mit klingenden Namen interessiert. Sie haben es auch auf kleine und mittlere Unternehmen abgesehen.

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CCC Newsletter October 2016: After-Sales Services of SMEs in China

Our research found that the key success factors for after-sales services in China are a short delivery time, a competitive pricing, a personalized customer relationship management and a comprehensive technical know-how, all of which Swiss SME seem to struggle with. While market characteristics cannot be changed, internal processes towards better providing to the market’s needs can.

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Konferenz zu chinesischen Investoren in der Schweiz

Wie planen chinesische Firmen Übernahmen von Schweizer Firmen? Welche sind für chinesische Investoren besonders interessant? Wie werden sie nach der Übernahme in die chinesische Firmengruppe integriert? Braucht die Schweiz einen wirksamen Schutz in Schlüsselindustrien gegen chinesische Investoren? Diesen Fragen ging die Konferenz «Chinesische Investoren in der Schweiz – Wie viel China verträgt die Schweiz» am 5. September in Zürich nach.

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Private investment proving to be Chinese economy’s Achilles’ heel

China’s headline economic growth numbers are becoming steadier, but maintaining the dynamism of the world’s second-biggest economy is becoming more complicated. The South China Morning Post is sending its journalists to talk to those on the frontline of China’s growth story – menswear designers, cement factory owners, developers, jewelers and venture capitalists – to see behind the numbers. In the first story of the series, Maggie Zhang discovers the reasons behind weak private investment…

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Übernahme von Syngenta durch ChemChina weiter unter der USLupe

Nachdem die Europäische Union angekündigt hat, die historische Fusion der beiden Saatgut- und Chemie-Riesen Dow Chemical und DuPont zu untersuchen, wird in den USA auch die geplante Übernahme des Basler Agrochemikonzerns Syngenta durch ChemChina wieder zum Thema.

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