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Rethinking your Talent Strategy in a post COVID-19 China

HR | Rethinking your Talent Strategy in a post COVID-19 China

August 11, 2020

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...

What have we done in 2020?

Business | What have we done in 2020?

August 04, 2020

Read our summary of interesting events and achievements in the first half of the year.

Message from Ting Zhang on UK-China business relations (English-Chinese Version)

News | Message from Ting Zhang on UK-China business relations (English-Chinese Version)

July 17, 2020

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...

Sourcing Quality PPE for the Post-COVID Workplace

Business | Sourcing Quality PPE for the Post-COVID Workplace

June 25, 2020

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...

Adapting your China business strategy to the post-Covid-19 world

Business | Adapting your China business strategy to the post-Covid-19 world

June 10, 2020

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’.

Rethinking your Supply Chain strategy?

Business | Rethinking your Supply Chain strategy?

May 29, 2020

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

Ting's Blog: CORONAVIRUS - Actionable Steps During The Time of Uncertainty

Business | Ting's Blog: CORONAVIRUS - Actionable Steps During The Time of Uncertainty

February 20, 2020

As China battles with coronavirus and news headlines around the world report the latest numbers of confirmed cases and deaths..

Ting's Blog: What does the Coronavirus crisis mean for your business in China?

Business | Ting's Blog: What does the Coronavirus crisis mean for your business in China?

February 04, 2020

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's Blog: Advice for SMEs Keen to Do Business in China

Business | Ting's Blog: Advice for SMEs Keen to Do Business in China

January 22, 2020

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.

Ting's Blog: China’s interest in tomorrow’s farms and the AgriTech cluster in Cambridge

Business | Ting's Blog: China’s interest in tomorrow’s farms and the AgriTech cluster in Cambridge

January 09, 2020

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's Blog: Innovation in China

Business | Ting's Blog: Innovation in China

December 03, 2019

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.

Jiao’s Blog: No-Deal Brexit? Don’t worry Britain, China (emerging superpower and the world’s 2nd leading economy) still loves you!

Business | Jiao’s Blog: No-Deal Brexit? Don’t worry Britain, China (emerging superpower and the world’s 2nd leading economy) still loves you!

November 01, 2019

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..

Ting's Blog: UK-China: Opportunities in a New Era of Golden Trading Relations

Business | Ting's Blog: UK-China: Opportunities in a New Era of Golden Trading Relations

October 30, 2019

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).

Ting's Blog: What is the story of Crayfish?

Business | Ting's Blog: What is the story of Crayfish?

September 25, 2019

A lot of people ask me - why did you call your company Crayfish?

Ting's Blog: Get ready for China - A guide to doing business in the far east

Business | Ting's Blog: Get ready for China - A guide to doing business in the far east

September 17, 2019

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...

Ting's Blog: IP & Trademark Webinar Summary | Understanding the key issues of IP & Trademark in China

Knowledge | Ting's Blog: IP & Trademark Webinar Summary | Understanding the key issues of IP & Trademark in China

September 17, 2019

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.

Ting's Blog: Doing Business with China: Gifting Etiquette

Knowledge | Ting's Blog: Doing Business with China: Gifting Etiquette

September 17, 2019

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?

Ting's Blog: Doing Business with China: Making the Most of Your Visit

Knowledge | Ting's Blog: Doing Business with China: Making the Most of Your Visit

September 16, 2019

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.

Ting's Blog: The 4 Biggest Challenges Western Businesses Face In China

Knowledge | Ting's Blog: The 4 Biggest Challenges Western Businesses Face In China

September 16, 2019

What are the biggest obstacles for Western companies pursuing business opportunities in China?

Ting's Blog: Doing Business with China: Communicating Effectively

Knowledge | Ting's Blog: Doing Business with China: Communicating Effectively

September 16, 2019

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..

Ting's Blog: Traditions Versus Modern China

Knowledge | Ting's Blog: Traditions Versus Modern China

September 16, 2019

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.

Jiao's Blog: How Do I Register a Verified Weibo Account?

Knowledge | Jiao's Blog: How Do I Register a Verified Weibo Account?

September 16, 2019

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's Blog: Crayfish.io Helps You Catch Up on the Latest Chinese Business Trends

Education | Ting's Blog: Crayfish.io Helps You Catch Up on the Latest Chinese Business Trends

September 16, 2019

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

Business | Ting's Blog: A Chinese Solution to the Italian Teething Problem

September 03, 2019

Ting's Blog: A Chinese Solution to the Italian Teething Problem

Jiao's Blog: How to Do WeChat Marketing - The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Business | Jiao's Blog: How to Do WeChat Marketing - The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

June 17, 2019

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..

Ting's Blog: Doing Business with China: Business Dinner Etiquette

Knowledge | Ting's Blog: Doing Business with China: Business Dinner Etiquette

June 17, 2019

Personal relationships are important in any business..

Ting's Blog: Doing Business in China: Tackling the Talent Shortage Challenge

HR | Ting's Blog: Doing Business in China: Tackling the Talent Shortage Challenge

June 17, 2019

China has been through the “growing pain” of lacking a skilled..

Ting's Blog: The Meaning of Numbers in Chinese Culture

Knowledge | Ting's Blog: The Meaning of Numbers in Chinese Culture

June 17, 2019

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.

Ting's Blog: Tackling the Key Issues of HR in China

HR | Ting's Blog: Tackling the Key Issues of HR in China

June 17, 2019

Western companies keen to conduct business in China are benefiting from topical advice from experts at Crayfish.io..

Guest's Blog:

Business | Guest's Blog:"A bag of yellow fish please?"

February 16, 2019

It’s very easy to find yourself buying what you didn’t intend to in China..