When my first year at university came to an abrupt end due to the pandemic, I was keen to maximise my time by channelling my passion for China and Chinese culture whilst broadening my...
COVID-19 has not only severely disrupted the Chinese economy but also brought profound changes to the labour market in China. SMEs and start-ups are experiencing a talent drain...
Read our summary of interesting events and achievements in the first half of the year.
As someone who has worked passionately at the forefront of UK-China international business, trade and investment for the last 25-plus years, I have been deeply upset by the seemingly overnight...
At the start of the year, many of us had never heard of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). But, over the last few months, PPE has fast become a buzz word - especially now, with the easing of...
As our economies start to reopen round the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worth companies starting to reimagine their business models to adapt to the ‘new normal’.
China is often referred to as the "world's factory," given its huge manufacturing and export base. However, whether the country can maintain that status going forward is now being thrown into question
As China battles with coronavirus and news headlines around the world report the latest numbers of confirmed cases and deaths..
This year, UK trade with China (good and services) was expected to exceed £100 billion for the very first time. That is, until the Coronavirus hit.
Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO of Crayfish.io, outlines important things you need to know if you want to tap into the lucrative Chinese market.
Earlier in November, on a perfectly beautiful autumn day, I joined Emma Fletcher, Managing Director at SmithsonHill, in an interview as part of the CGTN..
Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO of Crayfish.io, offers valuable insight into innovation in China – and what you need to know if you want to do business with China.
China’s love affair with Britain is engrained in our DNA. Ask any Chinese consumer and, like me, they will tell you that ‘Brand Britain’ represents a number of things..
I was delighted to take part in a televised discussion on The Agenda with Stephen Cole, a new TV programme launched by CGTN Europe earlier this month (October).
A lot of people ask me - why did you call your company Crayfish?
Companies, whatever their size or sector, need to have a China strategy in place if they are going to take advantage of the many opportunities the Chinese market presents...
Western companies keen to conduct business in China are benefiting from topical advice from experts at Crayfish.io, delivered via a series of useful webinars on a variety of topics.
Building personal relationships is an intrinsic part of doing business in China and exchanging gifts can help that greatly. But what do you take, and who should receive your gifts?
Business trips to China can be both exhausting and enjoyable, typically involving a range of meetings and a busy schedule. So, it's important to remain energetic and productive when travelling.
What are the biggest obstacles for Western companies pursuing business opportunities in China?
Unless you can speak fluent Chinese and have a decent understanding of the culture, communicating with your business connections in China can sometimes be frustrating..
If you intend to interact with Chinese people for business purposes, it is advisable to learn some basics about the Chinese culture, which is very different from the West.
Sina Weibo, known as the Chinese twitter, is one of the most popular social media sites in China. With over 392 million monthly active users, it is the top social media platform..
Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO of Cambridge-based Crayfish.io, has been connecting with some of industry's..
Ting's Blog: A Chinese Solution to the Italian Teething Problem
If you are doing business with China, you might already know that Western social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on are banned in China. In fact, Weibo..
Personal relationships are important in any business..
China has been through the “growing pain” of lacking a skilled..
The most auspicious numbers are 6, 8 and 9. These are regarded as the luckiest numbers in China and all their homophones have auspicious meanings.
Western companies keen to conduct business in China are benefiting from topical advice from experts at Crayfish.io..