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Innovation in China

Business | 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. There are some charac..

Crayfish.io Accelerator funding increases five-fold with second anchor investor, DBI

Press Release | Crayfish.io Accelerator funding increases five-fold with second anchor investor, DBI

November 27, 2019

Crayfish.io Accelerator funding increases five-fold with second anchor investor, DBIAfter only two months since launching, the ‘China-ready’ investment programme for UK and European co..

Crayfish.io strengthens its capabilities with two high-calibre advisor appointments

Press Release | Crayfish.io strengthens its capabilities with two high-calibre advisor appointments

November 15, 2019

Crayfish.io has further strengthened its capabilities with the appointments of Terry Ho and Linda Jiang as senior advisors. Specialising in IPO, fundraising, investor relations, finance a..

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: namely quality..

UK-China: Opportunities in a new era of golden trading relations

Business | 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). The topic for discussion was trade rela..

Manchester businesses urged to get ‘China-ready’

Press Release | Manchester businesses urged to get ‘China-ready’

September 26, 2019

Manchester businesses are being encouraged to get ‘China-ready’ following an event hosted by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) in partnership with Crayfish.io, the leading serv..

What is the story of Crayfish?

Business | What is the story of Crayfish?

September 25, 2019

What is the story of Crayfish?Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO, explains... A lot of people ask me - why did you call your company Crayfish?  Well, it actually stands for Chi..

Get ready for China: A guide to doing business in the far east

Business | 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. That is the message highligh..

IP & Trademark Webinar Summary | Understanding the key issues of IP & Trademark in China

Knowledge | 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. Intellectual Prope..

Doing business with China: Gifting etiquette

Knowledge | 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?Here are a few t..

Doing business with China: Making the most of your visit

Knowledge | 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. ..

The 4 Biggest Challenges Western Businesses Face In China

Knowledge | 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 Zhang, our CEO discovered four important challenges for SMEs when she visited the country earlier..

Doing business with China: Communicating Effectively

Knowledge | 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. Find the right way and it could ..

Understanding the Chinese culture: #1 Traditions versus modern China

Knowledge | Understanding the Chinese culture: #1 Traditions versus modern China

September 16, 2019

Crayfish.io offers insight into Chinese business culture.If you intend to interact with Chinese people for business purposes, it is advisable to learn some basics about the Chinese culture, which ..

How do I register a verified Weibo account?

Knowledge | 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 Crayfish would recomme..

Crayfish.io Helps You Catch Up on the Latest Chinese Business Trends

Education | 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 brightest minds at recent events and webinars. Her journey in the past few weeks highli..

A Chinese Solution to the Italian Teething Problem

Business | A Chinese Solution to the Italian Teething Problem

September 03, 2019

In 2006, as an upcoming Chinese business specialist, I was invited by Bocconi University in Milan to give a guest lecture about China’s technology licensing, and to share my experience working w..

Widespread enthusiasm for Crayfish China Accelerator Programme

Business | Widespread enthusiasm for Crayfish China Accelerator Programme

July 26, 2019

Widespread enthusiasm for Crayfish China Accelerator ProgrammeWe're delighted to see that our launch last week of the Crayfish China Accelerator Programme – supported by a £500k in..

Crayfish.io launches the UK’s first funded initiative to get businesses China-invest-ready

Business | Crayfish.io launches the UK’s first funded initiative to get businesses China-invest-ready

July 17, 2019

The UK’s first funded initiative to get businesses China-invest-ready We are pleased to announce our new China Accelerator programme - an  initiative with a £500k investment ..

How to do WeChat marketing: the ultimate beginner’s guide

Business | How to do WeChat marketing: the ultimate beginner’s guide

June 17, 2019

How to do WeChat marketing: the ultimate beginner’s guide If you are doing business with China, you might already know that Western social media platforms like Facebook, YouTub..

Doing business with China: Business Dinner Etiquette

Knowledge | Doing business with China: Business Dinner Etiquette

June 17, 2019

Personal relationships are important in any business context, but to build successful relationships in China it is crucial to start by understanding cultural differences. This is e..

Doing Business in China: Tackling the talent shortage challenge

HR | Doing Business in China: Tackling the talent shortage challenge

June 17, 2019

Doing Business in China:  Tackling the talent shortage challengeTing Zhang, Founder & CEO Crayfish.ioChina has been through the “growing pain” of lacking a skilled labour..

New Enterprise Service from Crayfish.io offers an integrated solution

Business | New Enterprise Service from Crayfish.io offers an integrated solution

June 17, 2019

New Enterprise Service from Crayfish.io offers an integrated solutionWe have launched a new Enterprise Service, aimed at supporting businesses of all sizes in every sector to fulfil their Chinese ..

The meaning of numbers in Chinese culture

Knowledge | The meaning of numbers in Chinese culture

June 17, 2019

‘What’s your number?’The meaning of numbers in Chinese cultureNumbers in China hold special significance and many Chinese people will make different choices in life simply beca..

HR Webinar Summary | Tackling the key issues of HR in China

HR | HR Webinar Summary | 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, delivered via a series of useful webinars on a variety of topics. Human Resources (H..

Guest Blog |

Business | Guest Blog | "A bag of yellow fish, please?"

February 16, 2019

Dr Simon Walker, Founder and CEO of STEER – a British educational services company which has developed innovative tools to improve learning and mental health outcomes for school students –..