About the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC)
Mike Bellamy’s books, businesses, blogs, tutorials and live seminars have helped 1000’s of companies and individuals successfully do business with China. Mike is passionate about sharing resources, defining best practices and helping others avoid the mistakes he made during his 20 years living in Asia.
The China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC) is a non-profit organization, founded by Mike, dedicated to that very same mission. On this site you will find information about Mike, his book and many other resources designed to help your business succeed in China!
About CSIC's Founder: Mike Bellamy
Originally from Upstate New York, Mike moved to Asia in 1993 and is a China advisor to both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.
Recognized as an expert on China sourcing, he has been interviewed by WSJ, CNBC, Bloomberg and profiled in the Financial Times's article "A foot in both cultures".
A featured presenter on China business issues at seminars, trade shows and corporate events across the globe, Mike is the author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (available on Amazon). His work at the China Sourcing Academy substantially expands upon the concepts introduced in his guidebook.
Back in 2002, Mike started a sourcing agency with 1 client and 1 employee working out of his small apartment in Shenzhen. That sourcing agency grew into PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions. At their peak, they had just under 200 employees in China and were responsible for managing a global supply chain valued at almost 200 million USD. Mike retired from day-to-day operation in China in 2016 but remains on the board of advisors at PassageMaker, AsiaBridge Law and is a share holder in Tradesparq and AmAsia Ventures.
He received a double degree in Diplomacy and Economics from the American University in Washington DC and went on to gain an International MBA from the University of South Carolina. Mike spent two years as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar researching Japanese factory management & quality control in Tokyo and Osaka.
Mike studied Chinese in Harbin & Beijing in the 1990’s. He currently spends Winters in Thailand & Summers at the family homestead in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Mike is married and has two daughters.