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The Shift from Human Labor to Robot Labor in China

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What is the next step for manufacturing? Today, the world is moving at such a fast pace due to the internet and technological advances, that everyone is wondering what the next step is for manufacturing.  We must take into account that China, the biggest manufacturer in the world, has increasing labor and production costs. According to The Economist, since 2001 the hourly wages for manufacturing jobs in China have increased 12% every year.

Tel Aviv University Visits China Once Again

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China is a topic relevant to many, not only because it one of the biggest economies in the world, but also because many things are happening here and now. This of course is one of the reasons the Executive MBA Program from the Recanati Business School Tel Aviv University visited the Mainland once again. Their stay in China lasted a week, and during this time the delegation toured 5 cities and visited more than a dozen companies. E-commerce, dairy market products, outbound investments, and technological exchanges between Israel and China were some of the topics in the agenda.

AmCham Interviews PTL Group Founder Zvi Shalgo

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April 10th – Shanghai

PTL Group of Companies’ Founder and Chairman, Zvi Shalgo, sat down at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai for a journey into the past.  The one-on-one interview about Zvi’s “Made in China” experience was for a new podcast series chronicling the lives of some of China’s most interesting and successful business men and women. 

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The True Cost: Maintaining a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China

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Set Up Costs

To register a WFOE in China, there are set up costs that you just cannot get around. Often times for SMEs, this reality drastically increases the financial risk of entering the market.  The good news is however, other options exist that allow foreign companies to begin operations immediately upon signing a contract agreement with a local partner.  To get more information on that topic, perhaps you'd be interested in my last article here.

Realistically, the time required for registration - to gather all the necessary paperwork, translate it when appropriate, etc, submit it to Chinese authorities, and wait for all the approvals - is at least 6 months.

To Sell in China, Save Time and Money: Don’t Register a Legal Company

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Small and Medium-sized Companies

You've decided it’s time. The Chinese market, with its vast size and impress growth history, can no longer be ignored as a place of doing business, capturing customers and establishing real market share. With the sheer size, history and land area that comes with the Chinese territory, it is no wonder that Chinese cultural traditions, norms and expectations abound and have permeated into its business practices. As a result, a level of business complexity exists here that is often a confusing amalgamation of Western influence, ancient Han Chinese tradition and local, modern mixed economic regulations instituted by the One Party system. Indeed, China is a place where businesses go to either thrive or die.