Scams In China

Is the online supplier being “too friendly”? Importer from Ireland writes: This may seem like a trivial/silly question but I’m trying to source a supplier in China via Alibaba and I’m often surprised by the number of vendors addressing me as ‘friend’. I’m not sure if this is common practice in China and harmless or…

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China Sourcing Information Center - with Mike Bellamy

Buying Computers and Smart Phones from China? I would like to place an order to buy computers and smart phones from Chinese suppliers, many of them had sent me their price list but not a single one is willing to use an Escrow company, all of them require a payment in advance and I’m concern…

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Evaluating Prospective Suppliers In China

Exclusive to CSIC! This video covers the following: China Sourcing – Evaluating Prospective Suppliers on the Show Floor – The Do’s and Don’ts by Charles Kirmuss CSIC volunteers Charles Kirmuss and Professor Neale O’Connor were recently in Hong Kong to host a seminar on China sourcing at the Global Sources trade show in April 2014…

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Today’s Question: I am about to publish a book and launch a line of plush dolls/toys to go with it. I already have prototypes of the dolls that I want to produce along with pictures to send to potential manufacturers. Should I worry about someone stealing my idea? I have the name of my idea/product…

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