Review of Mr. China: A Memoir

In this series of blog posts,  CSIC volunteer and sourcing expert Renaud Anjoran of AQF offers a review of  various China business books and gives his opinion on their relevance to the typical international buyer.

Mr.China - Book Review

Mr. China: A Memoir
by Tim Clissold

Very good introduction to the “Chinese system

I really liked this book. Tim Clissold describes in details the traps on the way of foreign investors in China. He worked on a huge US investment project that was also described in other books by other authors.

But it is more than that. It is about the “system” behind Chinese business, and how foreigners will never fully understand it with their own logic. The analyses of Chinese culture and the awareness of the Chinese people as part of an exclusive club ring very true, too.

Reviewed by Renaud Anjoran

Wishing you successful China sourcing!

Posted by Mike Bellamy, host of “Ask the Experts” at the China Sourcing Information Center.

Mike Bellamy is an Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center ( He is also the author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” ( and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions (

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