By Mike Genung
Mar 06, 2012

The March newsletter is up. You can read it here. The main topic for this month’s newsletter is… The New China Blog. One thing to note is that the exchange rate actually…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 01, 2012

Much of China’s manufacturing is located on the east coast of the country. As there isn’t enough labor based on the east coast, these factories rely on “migrant workers,” persons whose homes…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 25, 2012

This week, I received a call from a customer who had tried to find a source on a large, well known, Chinese E-commerce website. This site has thousands if not tens of thousands of…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 24, 2012

Foxconn Technology, a Taiwan owned company with nearly 1 million workers in China, makes product for Apple, HP, Dell, Nokia and Motorola. According to Reuters, Foxconn just raised the pay to their workers from…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 21, 2012

The minimum order value we work with is $10,000.00. Occassionally, we are asked if we can source product at a lower quantity. Most Chinese factories aren’t geared up for short production runs;…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 18, 2012

Recently, a new customer came to us with a custom product that was not being made in China. Our partner company in China went to a number of Chinese factories with no success. One…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 15, 2012

The Associated Press is reporting that a firm in China, named Proview, who won a court ruling there that they own the Ipad name, is now asking the Chinese government to ban…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 14, 2012

In 1986, when I first started travelling to China, I met a man named Huang He (pronounced Huang Her) in Qingdao. Huang He’s name is translated “Yellow River,” named after one of…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 09, 2012

I’ve been transferring my files to a new computer which is why I didn’t make any posts last week. That’s something I don’t want to have to do again. I am thoroughly…

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