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VR is becoming mainstream

This year has seen a boom in VR. From video games to movies and cameras, VR is becoming more common every day. As this technology keeps improving, more companies are starting to develop new hardware and software to ease the experience and create new functions. There are two main models: VR BOX: it consists on the structure  but it lacks a software. The user needs to put their phone inside the box and thanks to the glass inside they will be able to see the phone’s content in virtual ...

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Is China still a copying center?

China is synonym of copying. If you want any product, the Chinese can copy the exact same product and deliver it to you faster, cheaper and sometimes more customized than the original one. But is it still only synonym with copies and cheap products? As other Asian countries emerge as the new cheap place to produce, Chinese labor costs become more expensive in comparison. Vietnam, Malaysia and Myanmar are gaining in popularity when looking for low costs. China still has a lot to offer thos...

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The Canton Fair: the 2016 Fall Edition

CANTON FAIR FALL EDITION 2016 Every year hundreds of trade fairs are held in the world; one of the biggest ones being the Canton Fair, held twice a year in the Chinese southern city of Guangzhou. This is the perfect place to get a first touch with Chinese fairs; you can find almost every industry there and suppliers visit from every part of the country. Here in SBE, we know it is not always easy to go to these fairs; flight tickets, time consumption, hotels, food, etc. But we also kno...

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Chinese National Holidays

CHINESE NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND WHAT TO EXPECT Chinese National Holidays are approaching fast; it will be from October 1st to October 7th. This is one of the two weeks known as Golden Weeks in China. A Golden Week is when is officially a holiday for a total amount of 7 consecutive days in the country; the other one being during the Chinese New Year. These days are very important in the Asian country because they mark the creation of the People’s Republic of China. We are going to explain some i...

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2016 G20 Summit: Recap

Like every year the leaders of the exclusive group of the G20 have met to discuss important global affairs such as global warming, the economy or terrorism. This year the summit was held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province. This is the first time the group meets in China and the second they meet in an Asian country (the other one being in South Korea in 2010). This year has been marked with the Chinese comments on global trade, the Brexit and the US presidential campaign. Th...

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Tech 4 Trade at Rise 2016

From May 31st to June 2nd, Hong Kong was filled with ideas, dreams, laughs, but especially with entrepreneurs who gathered together in the second edition of the RISE conference in Hong Kong. The RISE conference is a place where entrepreneurs can show their starts ups, meet other entrepreneurs and meet possible investors who can help them make their dreams come true. Our Tech 4 Trade team also took part of this event. As you may already know, Tech 4 Trade was created a few years ago as a solut...

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CHINA’S LIGHTING INDUSTRY

Last time, we've discussed about the IP protection in China. Today, we'll discuss about the more specific issue regarding this IP protection. When China committed to restrict its IP protection, the government also paid more attention to several critical issues and one of them is related to the lighting industry.     Growth in Lighting Industry   Recently, there has been an extravagant growth in the lighting industry as improvements in the China's intellectual property en...

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CHINA’S MANUFACTURING SECTOR NOW

As we know, currently China's economic condition is not really good. After periods of massive growth and development, the manufacturing sector is surely changing. Many reasons and factors define this change. Things like demographics change, hiring practices, technology, and markets are changing China's manufacturing sector. We will discuss some of them in this article and don't worry! These changes are not that negative. It will just change the way investors operate their factories and ...

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CHINESE PEOPLE ATTITUDE TOWARDS BRANDS

China may be closed to the outer world one time, but when it opened its door the the outer world, well, you can conclude yourself :) . I wrote this article to give you more insight about Chinese people attitude towards brands. It's very important, moreover for you, who want to enter the Chinese market.     Research Says... Based on research that was done by Cohn & Wolfe about the authenticity of the brands in the eyes of consumers, financial brands like the Bank of China a...

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WELCOMING SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND

It has already fixed that Shanghai Disneyland will be opened on June 16, 2016. On the other hand, China's pollution is still kinda a serious problem. Sometimes, you can't see that clear blue sky. What will China do to make Shanghai Disneyland become "children's happiest and most beautiful place"? What will they do to maintain the clear blue sky above Shanghai Disneyland? Stay with me till the end of this article and you'll find out how creative China is.   Old factories: It's time to say ...

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