Recent Interview

I was recently asked to do an interview for China Business Connect.com which can be viewed here. David Bruns, Executive Director- CSIC

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Global Supply Chain Council meeting in Shanghai

I was able to attend a recent meeting of the Global Supply Chain Council in Shanghai where Bill Dodson (author of the fabulous This is China! blog) had his first launch of his new book Inside Out: 10 Irreversible Trends Reshaping China and Its Relationship with the World. The book is quite a good read,…

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Compliance Seminar- hosted by the German Chamber of Commerce

Mike Bellamy and I had the privilege of being able to attend a recent event hosted by the German Chamber of Commerce in Shenzhen.  The event’s key speaker was Juergen Kracht- the Managing Director of one of CSIC’s sponsors Fiducia Management Consultants.  The event focused on dealing with compliance issues within China (i.e. avoiding corruption). …

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How Buyers can help themselves

The CSIC will be featuring 2 posts recently written by our founders Mike Bellamy and David Dayton.  While both were written in response to the recent allegations of fraud against Alibaba,  these articles are also important for sourcing from China in general. Buyers have to know to protect themselves.  Do the work, and your China…

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Alibaba

I have to imagine to the average person, the recent revelations of supplier/sales fraud and subsequent resignations of the CEO and COO of Alibaba’s board of directors, should serve as a wake up call to the China Sourcing community. Alibaba, is a company that serves as an online platform for supplier identification.  This kind of…

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Shenzhen 2011

Well we are now nearing the end of the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival Holidays. Today is the Chinese Lantern Festival. As always Wikepedia does a pretty decent job of explaining the holiday here.  But to summarize on the 15th day of the new year (when the first full moon is able to be…

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Happy Chinese New Year!

The China Sourcing Information Center wishes everyone a happy Chinese New Year!  We are now in the year of the rabbit.  While the holiday is upon us, we are putting the final touches on our February issue of the “China Sourcer” which we hope to publish this Friday so please be on the lookout for…

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