Why Chinese should drink more Wine !

Today we receive a guest post from the French Cellar in China, that teach us why you should drink more wine in China !

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1. You have to know that wine is a great source of antioxidants, which increases levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and gets rid of the bad stuff (LDL) than white. This means heart disease goodbye and hello clogged arteries.
2. Drinking wine in moderation can slim your risk of osteoporosis, which in simple terms refers to linked to thinning bones age, increasing bone mineral density in men and women. Chinese should be sensitive to that argument !
3. Drink 1 glass of Red wine also slows the growth of breast cancer and prostate cancer cells, while preventing oral cancer.

4. Drinking Wine can help your cholesterol levels by increasing the levels of HDL (the good things) while “phenols” in wine prevent the levels of LDL (the bad stuff) damage your arteries.
5. It is so good for you, that the evidence showed that moderate consumption is better for health than abstinence from alcohol completely.
6. “Polyphenols” are substances found in red wine, which “fight against harmful bacteria,” which prevents your body from illness and disease.
7. Wine reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks because it “dilates the arteries and increases blood flow, reducing the risk of clots.”
are 8. ‘Flavonoids’ significantly in red wine, and the evidence shows that these compounds reduce the risk of many types of cancer.

9. Red wine has the ability to reduce the risk of certain dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease.
10. “resveratrol” is a key ingredient in the skin of red grapes, which is known to protect blood vessels while eliminating blood clots. It also gets rid of those unwanted wrinkles, because it protects the body against aging and disease.

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How I get trouble with an import export company in China

How I get trouble with an import export company in China


True story !

I get trouble with a company , look like an import export company … but in really …


Company Registration Number Shanghai: 310 114002123612
Tax-Number Shanghai: 55591593-3
Company Registration Number Beijing: 110 108012144323
Tax-Number Beijing: 69326130 – 9


A) All our products are registered with our import license (we can check it at www.biaoqian.gov.cn) or suppliers are

B) registered as exporter with an importer or agent in China Mainland. (we can check it at http://ire.eciq.cn/)

C) All transactions and banking can also check at http://asone.safesvc.gov.cn/asone/ or at last our products can also be checked

D) with the bar-code on the backside of the product (software)

E) our email accounts & website has been registered with our business license at local gov departments and our number is 沪ICP备 10200091号 (see our website, bottom of the page)

1hour after signed the contract i receive a invoice of 6000€ for register the product in China.


Did you already learn about this ?


This is an email of an australian guy who already workt with them ;

My experience with them is that they are a scam. They were quick to negotiate on pricing and volumes. Then they invited me to meet them in Shanghai which I did. They were very pushy trying to set up my hotel at astronomical prices and flights with Emirates at high prices. When I said I could achieve a 50% saving booking my own hotels and flights they were extremely annoyed (as no doubt they make commissions from each provider). I met them at their ‘office’ which later turned out just to be a serviced office. Nothing wrong with that I suppose. Only that they make out and show off by telling you they have 5 offices, drive expensive cars, travel first class etc etc. Anyway, we signed a contract and when I got back to Australia the games started. They wanted money for registration and licensing of the product (even though they told me they had the import licence). They also wanted money for label translations, storage, couriers,etc etc. Then they wanted document after document. I provided everything that they asked for, but they were never satisfied with the documents even after I had the Australian Trade Commission authenticate them, and, I also had the chinese embassy in Australia stamp them. This went on for months and they were never satisfied and then they sent me a bill for consultancy fees would you believe (even though they were the buyer). They had sent me sample documents from other companies they were supposedly importing from. I asked if I could call them for a reference and they told me strictly no as it would be a breach of privacy/confidentiality on the contracts they had. (I did later ring them all, and none of them had ever heard of C2C).

I had had enough of them by this stage.

Then I got a call from the trade commission in Beijing as I had written to them to check out the company. It took them a while to get back to me but they told me they could not find any information on C2C and that the tax registration numbers I gave them to check were not real. Too little too late. I lost about $5000 and feel lucky it was only this much. The trade commission then gave my details to another company that had approached them also from Australia. I met with the owner and he told me about his experience with them. It was exactly the same as mine only that he lost a lot more money with them. They play the game to keep you interested and slowly but surely they will ask you for money, and then ask you for more. If you ask questions they tell you they are going to cancel your contract and become extremely rude and treat you as though you are ignorant. Jessica Xia was the worst. She was particularly arrogant and rude. When I finally got a hold of Alex and asked him to refund my money, he was so rude and said it wasn’t his problem as he isnt the owner! Some CEO! They could not complete on the contract they signed with me.

Since posting my warning on LinkedIn, I have heard from quite a number of companies who have had the same experience as me, and from others like you who are considering the options. In my opinion they are scammers and my advice to you is to take caution when dealing with them. China is a big market and certainly worth some effort to try and get a foot hold. However, people like C2C use this to their advantage to attract people like us who want to get in there. You should also know that when I exposed them on LinkedIn, they then decided to target me and post fake information about me saying I was trying to blackmail them and that my company was fake etc etc. They created fake people/profiles to support their views. I think most people could see through their lies, but no doubt some will wonder about my side of things. You will note that the majority of people in their connections are other ‘c2c staff’. You will note that all the recommendations are form other ‘c2c staff’. Its all part of their game to give the impression that they are bigger than what they actually are. As for me, my company is very much real and I am an open book and can prove all that I have said should anyone wish to look.

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Our selection of Articles for The working Visa in China

A China Visa is required to enter the Chinese territory, whatever your nationality, including nationals of Chinese nationality.

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Since January 1, 2013, travelers from 45 countries, in transit in Shanghai or Beijing, can stay in the city concerned for a period of 72 hours (3 days) without a visa.









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Guilin by Boat


Guilin between Yangshuo and is part of the Li River the most interesting landscapes both at historic levels. This section has long since become the main attraction of the region. The 80 km route is a succession of peaks grandiose of fishing villages and the famous Sugar Loaf.

Since Guillin, it is advisable to book cruises with your hotel or agency at least one day in advance. The boats are small motor boats fast and inexpensive. The official cruise is much more expensive, about 60 euros per person, including lunch and return by bus during the day.


The cruise is as follows: we first drove up Zhujiang bus (28 km south of Guilin), then boarding type vessels riverboats. The meal is served on board with the possibility of fish or seafood supplements. Some cruises offer duty-free room at the crossing. This type of cruise is very popular with Chinese tour groups so if you prefer something quieter and closer to nature, we advise you to board small boats to Yangshuo. This type of boat offers trips quieter and cheaper. One last tip, during low water (November-February), fewer boats and sail more




Chinese Network outside of China

Social networks overseas Chinese

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For the largest Chinese social networks, well known as Tencent QQ, China is no longer enough. For over a year, the giant instant messaging and Web China launches abroad and tries to seduce the West with an English version of its software and internationalized, a kind of Chinese with a penguin MSN: QQ International .

The laowai who has tried to use QQ (even in English in a previous version), it will make you smile. MSN QQ is more kitsch “full of goodies galore and custo, youpeeeee”. It goes 5 minutes to chat with Chinese friends who really have it, but no more thank you. Finally, it is my experience. I much prefer my Skype sober (yes compared to QQ) and my contacts use more!

Sure QQ account is on the Chinese diaspora around the world to spread QQ beyond the borders of the Middle Kingdom. I’m curious to see what happens in terms of penetration rate among non-Chinese populations.

QQ Icon

QQ Icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But it is a trend to watch, I am sure it will not be the only giant Chinese web trying incursion beyond the Great Firewall protection, especially if it is positive. Finally, the WTO will hopefully put a grain of sand because it’s nice to want to branch out elsewhere, but if you put a spoke in the wheel for those who want to do the same at home, it is not very fair-play stuff, is not it?

Of course I see noon to my door. Face my little window on the Internet, I would really like to see more foreign successfully pierce the wall of the Web cursed. But the setbacks Google certainly calm the ardor. However, we already hear talk of reconciliation. Baidu and Bing have already advanced side search engine, while the side of social networks Facebook asks Sina, but discusses JV (Joint Venture), especially with Baidu. The heyday of social networks in China are they the case of Chinese business to follow!




Use VPN in china is the key

Use social networks when you are abroad in China

But when you are a foreigner in China, unless his own profession either in the web or you really want to address the subject with a good background in Chinese, Chinese social networks repel us, passed the curiosity. Just because our friends to us, they are on each side of the border and bring some of the other social networks, it is mission impossible. So we move even when most of our time on non-Chinese networks, on which also our Chinese friends the most persistent and sometimes manage to open their way.

Yeah, I had my Kaixin by curiosity and to be in contact with Chinese friends who used it. But just as QQ, it took a while and I ended up deleting the account, for the sake of serving and refocus “my life online” we say.

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But to go on Facebook or Twitter from China, we must blame. In recent years, it is blocked 100% of the time by the famous Great Firewall, when it is blocked as previously sensitive periods for China. But today, as long as you work in conjunction with the West, that you exercise in the Web, or simply that you wanted to keep track of what happens to your loved ones in the country, it is almost unthinkable to happen completely all these tools. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or even just Google: How overseas in China do not use frequently one of these sites?
Why is it blocked?

The Great Firewall is like a giga Internet filter placed around the borders of China, and prevents users from China to browse foreign websites “sensitive” in the eyes of the Chinese government. Previously, it does not blocking the sites “bothersome” for the party. I will not list them here, not really want me to block or detect!

Yes but now, that was before, at the time of Web 1.0, when the content of each site was relatively slow edited by webmaster, the use of the Web was not so widespread.
Meanwhile, during the past 5 years, we live in the age of Web 2.0: Web increasingly edited by users, thus less controllable and having seen the emergence of ultra giga platforms popular in the world as Facebook, YouTube, etc …

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And the user, is expressed. Especially when something is good and must alert the others. The first effects were felt by China in 2008 during the events in Tibet. Since then, over Facebook, Youtube more, nothing … Any site basically UGC (User Generated Content = the content is created by users of the website and not only by its webmaster) beyond the control of the party is blocked understand networks social outside China.
The solution

So how do we do: the most common is through a VPN, which would just dig a tunnel under the wall with knowledge of places where you can quiet out on the other side. It requires good equipment and an accomplice who has prepared the ground for you, otherwise you are doomed to butter in the wall.

For a long time I used proxies or Freegate (small local software similar to it), but it is highly unstable, and when to find the right IP for 15 minutes each time before you ride alone or middle of a session, it quickly becomes tiring … blocker. To an extent that I ended up dropping Facebook was a time.

And then one day … I found Astrill (This note is not sponsored!). It cost me a few USD per month, but I can say that I found life on the web with this tool, which makes me more default for at least 18 less. I recommend so highly. It changes the life and approach to daily internet session, and in addition it works on iPhone😉




Communicate on internet in china

Another advantage of this study is to highlight the strong integration of these networks. Any phenomenon of Chinese Web is spreading millions of users in record time. Everything goes faster and stronger in China, so is the relay events Viral Web. And if there are those who have understood very well, these are the marks that organize and sponsored games on social networks, and launch viral campaigns, successful or not!
The bulk purchase: the Tuangou before Groupon

Logo of Groupon

Logo of Groupon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What constitutes the originality of the Chinese Internet company and in any case at least one form of innovation that has not been copied to the West, the concept of group buying, here called “Tuangou” 团 狗.

The formula of group buying to get better prices grew strongly to 2008: Finally it is the first time I’ve heard from my colleagues. I was a little hard to understand, moreover, it was the first time I heard it. Sure, at first it was offline, but it was quickly focused on the web.

So, no, I do not think Groupon has the scoop on the idea, perhaps to make the business model of the Internet, and it is still not sure. Still, here, today is really a popular way to buy. My colleagues reserve the badminton on Tuangou sites. The most famous of them being lashou.com 拉手 网 I believe. Not surprising that this concept works very hard here, with such a dynamic social networks. Groupon from elsewhere to settle, it is not for nothing, but he has a hard time with all fierce competitors and seasoned it will encounter.

China goes to microblogging

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One of the latest phenomena on the Internet dated social Sina Weibo is Chinese I mentioned above, and micro-blogging in general. Twitter The Chinese will soon have nothing to envy their American counterpart if not practiced self-censorship to successfully continue the reverse of the first attempts that had been closed.

The micro-blogging in particular allows to create a bridge between the world of the Web and of mobile content creation. And when you know the mobile penetration and its social role phenomenal in China, we can not be surprised adoption rate of micro-blogging in China.

Below against a graphic (a bit small, sorry) sent “kindly” by Digimind who believed surely solicit a company interested. It will at least here. It says that in just two years, Sina Weibo has already managed to gather 140 million members, and especially that grows faster than Twitter. Twitter still room for him to remain a world leader. But if one day he tries to venture into the Chinese market, the little blue bird might have to eat a few tweets and be shut up in a wave of red weibos.

Here anyway, Sina weibo is on all the languages ​​of the local ecosystem Web. I also see regular advertising for the social network on buses in Shanghai. Not sure twitter is there even in the United States.

The battle for Chinese market Internet so much fantasizing looks tough, and it certainly will not be for nothing. Companies, brands will quite naturally seek to take advantage. A monitor how the phenomenon will be repeated and changing practice here.