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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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China Quality Control

10 Years: My 7 Big Quality Control Mistakes China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best…

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March 2015 Newsletter More bad suppliers outed – RMB – How to save 8%. Who shouldn’t buy overseas – Selling to China advice. Newsletter provided compliments of Mike Bellamy – Based in Asia since 1993 Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (also available on Amazon). Buying and selling in China Going China-factory-direct…

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Ready to Buy From China?

Buying direct from China is not for everybody. This Q&A helps manage expectations.   If you fit the description of this buyer, you shouldn’t buy in China now! Portia in South Africa writes in with the following question: Hi Mike, I am new in to buying goods/importing from China. I would like to visit China…

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Affordable Quality Control In China

How to control quality in China? A video tutorial by Mike Bellamy

QC strategies for international buyers: As presented at Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fairs in Hong Kong (Oct 2014) and Johannesburg (Nov 2014)

China Sourcing Expert Mike Bellamy offers practical and affordable supply chain management strategies that buyers both large and small can easily implement and improve their business performance saving time, money and headaches.

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Chinese Contracts and Payments

As presented at Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fairs in Hong Kong (Oct 2014) and Johannesburg (Nov 2014) Sourcing veteran Mike Bellamy offers practical and affordable supply chain management strategies that buyers both large and small can easily implement and improve their business performance saving time, money and headaches. Related videos can be found on Our…

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Today’s Question: What are the meanings of OEM and ODM? OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. For example, you hire a factory in China to make products to your spec under your brand name. ODM stands for Original Designed Manufacturer. For example, the factory R&D department comes up with a design on their own, but…

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