Safety and Compliance

CHINESE LABOR STRIKE

All of us know that China is the biggest population in the world, and indirectly, it makes China to have the biggest labor pool in the world. Big population is one of the most important incentives that makes China becomes home for most products in the world. But then, we heard many news about the poor labor protection in China. Yes, it is really saddening... But let's take a look of this article and think what can we do for the labor's right...   The World's Factory China, moreover the s...

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CHINA’S CREATIVE WAY TO BEAT POLLUTION

Some countries, not only China, struggle for the pollution issue. But, the thing that differs them is for China, the pollution comes from the excessive factories' waste plus cars, while in other countries come from cars or other causes. How China beats the pollution? I find it really really creative!   I actually heard this method last year. My friend who once lived in Beijing told me that Bejing's government used a fan-like machine to transfer the pollution to other parts of China, as it...

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GARMENT INDUSTRY IN BANGLADESH

Beside "Made in China", what other remarks do you usually find when you go shopping? "Made in Bangladesh". They don't only manufacture for common brands, but also for what we call 'branded'. Let's take a look the undercover behind Bangladesh's garment industry.     The Garment Industry In 2013, Savar Building or Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed and it is considered as the deadliest garment-factory accident. Following this accident, NYU Stern Center underwent a year-long study...

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BREAKING AIRBUS AND BOEING DUOPOLY

I remember when I was a little kid, my mom taught me when we were inside the airplane that there were only 2 aircraft manufacturers: Boeing from the US and Airbus from Europe; and she preferred Airbus as she felt that Airbus's aircraft was more spacious than Boeing (oh, dearest mommy *hug*).   Speaking of which, some countries, mentioning 2 "Big Giants", Russia and China, want to break that duopoly market. Russia with its state-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) confident to laun...

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CHINA’S GAS EMISSIONS

To get a sense of how hard it is to measure greenhouse gas emissions in China, it pays to visit the Deqingyuan poultry farm on the outskirts of Beijing, where streams of chicken manure are piped from wooden sheds to an industrial gas digester that rises above the ground like a tethered balloon.   Turning waste into kilowatts qualifies Deqingyuan for valuable carbon credits under a UN-backed scheme known as the Clean Development Mechanism. The digester turns all that chicken slurry into na...

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CHINA INNOVATION ASSESSMENT

Good morning from China! Hope you guys all have a great day, despite all the economy hot mess. When talking about China,  some people think that China only manufactures and copies things from others, and when will the innovation take place? Lately, there was an interview talking about the assessment of China innovation done by The Wall Street Journal. Chief of Flex, Mike McNamara and GGV Capital managing partner, Jenny Lee were the interviewees. They have different opinion  about this critic...

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DRONES EXPORT RESTRICTION

New month, new spirit! Well, hello August :) On this August's first article, we will discuss about the drones and high-performance computers export from China. Currently, the Chinese Government is tightening the exports of these 2 products for the national security reason. Let's read the full story!   China is tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they do not “compromise national security,” state media report...

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Best Updates from CSIC

Hey guys!   Founded in 2010, the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to educate, develop and advance the China sourcing profession.   The CSIC publishes great content each month targeted to buyers who want to learn how to safely source in China. During the previous months, the best updates from CSIC include crash courses about sourcing in China. This means 9 videos about finding suppliers, safe sourcing, project management, quali...

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ALERT! Chinese New Year here again

The Chinese New Year (CNY) is like Christmas, New Years Eve and your own birthday all merged into one major holiday. It’s the time of the year when the factories shut their doors and the workers go back to their hometowns to spend some quality time with their friends and relatives. They eat, drink and wish each other luck for the year ahead. Sounds great! However, for importers the Chinese New Year is not a reason to celebrate. It’s the cause of major delays, frustration and missed deadlines...

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The Chinese Freight Forwarders Scam

In the last few years we've witnessed a sharp rise in the frauds made by scammers in the freight forwarding industry in China. These frauds are done by small international freight forwarding companies in China with the focus of sea freight shipments - EX China main Sea ports.   These companies often contact importers around the world through targeted E-mail marketing campaigns, Advertisments in B2B websites and other online platforms, and they offer really low rates for sea freight operat...

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