April 1, 2016

On this current 25 -day visit to China I've been reminded what a crucial role meals play in doing business here, and how much they vary depending on the type of relationships involved.  Here are just four examples taken from the last week – they are not supposed to be...

January 29, 2016

You should register your IP assets in China before entering the market, and begin the process now.  Read Matthew's Chamber International feature on designing your IPR strategy for China here.

January 29, 2016

China's trade figures for December were actually better than feared, prompting some commentators to suggest that the worst is over. It’s a confusing picture – should British exporters be worried?  Read Matthew's new blog article for Chamber International here.


January 29, 2016

Grandage Consulting is pleased to announce that our acclaimed keynote paper Chinese Business Relationships - Are We Strangers Or Friends? is now being used on the Website of Chamber International here.

November 5, 2015

This week and next I'm visiting businesses in four major China cities – Chengdu, Shanghai, Ningbo and Zhengzhou.  Chengdu and Zhengzhou are both cities I've lived in previously, and it's great to be back again.

One thing I am keen to observe is how ordinary Chinese peop...

July 30, 2015

Our new essential guide  Hosting Chinese Delgations Well just went on line (click title to read).  It's written with British SMEs, universities and other organisations in mind, as they try to understand the nature of their relationships with Chinese partners and custom...

July 13, 2015

 "Business in China can be easy" – that's what Andy Clayton, CEO of LNP China says, and he's staking everything on that assertion.


Having experienced the ups and downs of working in an office in China for more than ten years, I'm keen to know more.  The first time we m...