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Various Ways You can Invest in China Stock Market

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Even if you are not a Chinese citizen or you don’t live in China, you probably have heard or watched media coverage all over the place that talks about the Chinese stock market.

The stock market in China actually exploded in the last two year after a long 5-year slump. It was actually one of the best performer in the world stock markets.

As a foreigner, you too can get a piece of the action. Here is multiple ways to investing in China stock market.

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May 29th, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Posted in China Release Chinese SaaS and Special Pricing

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To capitalize a growing industry (i.e software as service) in Asia in general and China in particular, is putting more efforts into its China venture, announcing a 10 user subscription plan costing $115 each per year.

Although had an office in China region since 2003, I have not heard much about SFDC from my friends in China’s IT industry. What I heard many times though, is that selling service in China is very hard. At this stage of IT development in China, purchasing of hardware and OS/RDBMS still rules. But I certainly hope that SFDC can crack the market and introduce a new mentality in the IT purchasing circle. Good for everyone. has announced a Chinese edition of its on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) software targeted at small companies in China.

Source: speaks Chinese – Software – News – ZDNet Asia

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April 25th, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Posted in China,Software


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 To fullfill its commitment to WTO, China has officially granted foreign banks license to offer retail business to Chinese consumers in local currency. However, it will take some time before an average Chinese consumer can benefit from the perceived higher quality of services at the multinational banks operating in China, such as Citibank, HSBC etc. ’cause they charge you a hefty monthly if you don’t have enough deposit in your account.  


Source: [调查]你是否会到外资银行开户?

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April 24th, 2007 at 5:33 pm

Posted in China

U.S., China eye liberalizing air travel – Yahoo! News

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The United States is discussing a deal with China to liberalize air travel and hopes for a framework “open skies” agreement by May, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said Friday.

I can’t imagine that there are only 11 daily nonstop flights between China and US, where the bilateral trade between these two countries reaches hundreds of billions. I certainly hope that this open sky agreement does get signed soon, so that air travel to Shanghai won’t be as crowded. Moreover, more competition would mean better service on flights. My last experience with United Airlines to China is, well, not desirable, to put it mildly.

Despite strong demand, there are an average of only 11 daily nonstop flights between China and the United States, Peters said. By comparison, she said, there are 55 daily flights between the United States and Germany, with which Washington has an “open skies” deal.

Source: U.S., China eye liberalizing air travel – Yahoo! News

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April 14th, 2007 at 1:38 pm

Posted in China

Yahoo Try Again – Chinese Flickr Site Coming

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Apparently Yahoo thinks the China consumer market is too important to ignore. They have plan to introduce the popular Flickr service to Chinese markets, starting a rollout in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Yahoo already has a photo sharing service in China, which is similar to Yahoo Photo in the U.S. While the service, which is free, is pretty good, they have only about 9% of the market share. According to iResearch, Inc. took the largest share with 43.4 percent followed by with a 33.9 percent share, though other media companies such as Sina Corp. are fast catching up.

How to make money from photosharing in China is still not clear. Being used to free photo sharing services, Chinese consumers may not be thrilled by paying for a Flickr premium account. But if there are enough entertainment values in an offering and it does not cost an average person’s one month salary, you may be able to find a business in online photo sharing after all.
Yahoo to launch Chinese version of photo site in 2007

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March 16th, 2007 at 10:06 am

Posted in China,Internet