The relationship between buyer and supplier is maturing as the focus expands beyond cost to long-term benefits The era of cheap Chinese goods may be nearing an end but, contrary to popular belief, major global buyers are not switching out of the country. Rather, they are identifying suppliers of quality and working in concert with…

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China Whispers By Ben Chu Book Review

The official introduction to the book: CHINESE WHISPERS tugs aside this age-old curtain of distortion in a powerful counterblast to modern assumptions about China. By examining the central myths, or ‘whispers’, that have come to dominate our view of China, Ben Chu forces us to question everything we thought we knew about world’s most populous…

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Online Supplier Directories China

Why Canadian buyer is so mad at Alibaba and made-in-China.com Debora in Canada writes: Please help to refer me and my associate to legitimate suppliers for USB flash drives. We have used other suppliers before but they closed down and the last each of our company used (2 different suppliers) both scammed us. And we…

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Import From China Sourcing Agents

Is it legit for the factory to request buyer pays agency fee? Mohamed in Egypt writes: I’m import artificial grass from a China company and they offer me agency for product in Egypt and declare all products will be covered. They ask for 10,000$ for agency insurance/fee. Should I pay it?   I don’t know…

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