Access to China

Access to China

Access to China

Start trading in the Chinese markets

Ranging from consumers, wholesalers, agents, and factories, from raw materials to the products in the hands of the consumer. Access to China, a UK based company, has been operating in the Chinese markets for over 20 years with over 100 years of experience among our staff.

Over the last ten years, China has moved most of its trading online. Given the size of the country and cities and 1.4 billion people, the Internet has allowed the country to grow its internal markets. This has allowed consumer prices to be driven down and quality to be greatly increased. Given these and many other benefits, the adoption of Internet technology has been fast in China.

This adoption of new technology does not stop with the internet; green technology adoption is growing very fast. Green tech is seen in China as cheaper, fastest and functionality richer. The Chinese government are driving the development due to the high pollution level in China.

Green technology our focus for 2024. Today, China is the world's largest producer and user of Green technology.

 

Largest online market
Largest online market
Largest online market
Largest online market
Largest online market
Largest online market

Access to the world's largest market

Overseas social media is not available in China. Having your website seen and found is critical to successful business relationship building in China.

Many regions and countries worldwide speak Mandarin, i.e., Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, California, Hong Kong, Vietnam and many more. Adding Mandarin language to your SEO data can open your website to trading worldwide beyond China. The Chinese market goes way beyond the 1.4 billion people living in China.

Given the importance of being seen on the internet in China and Chinese markets worldwide, Access to China focus of our business is getting your business, products and services seen online in China.

Chinese green technology
Chinese green technology
Chinese green technology
Chinese green technology
Chinese green technology
Chinese green technology

Chinese green technology

Green Technology is key to most businesses’ growth in the next five years. Chinese Green Technology has been developing rapidly, given consumers and government demands to reduce China's high pollution levels.

Green technology is key to most businesses’ growth in the next five years.

The development of Green Technology is starting to give greater efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase productivity, i.e., electric vehicles; greatly reduced operating costs, greatly improved performance, and improved safety.

We believe Green Technology should give you more, not less.

 

Sourcing from China
Sourcing from China
Sourcing from China
Sourcing from China
Sourcing from China
Sourcing from China

Sourcing products and services from China

For the last 40 years, China has built up its manufacturing base to be one of the most successful in the world.

In recent years, the growth of the Chinese domestic consumer market has increased imports from overseas of high-quality products. In turn, this has driven up the quality of locally produced products. Today, China is moving towards better quality products.

Lower-quality products are moving to other Asian countries.

The global issues, starting with the virus in early 2020 and continuing today with conflicts around the world, resulted in a rethinking of supply chains. The repatriation of manufacturing back to your country using China's production know-how is an option for consideration.

 

Chinese information
Chinese information
Chinese information
Chinese information
Chinese information
Chinese information

Chinese trading information and recommendation

Access to China information and recommendations for your consideration to support your Chinese trading ambitions. In our trading in China for over 20+ years, running and operating Chinese businesses, we have gathered lots of information and recommendations.

  • Short video presentations (coming February 2024)
  • Internet in China information
  • Papers and reports
  • Useful links

We are happy to share this information and are always interested in adding to the pool of information. Any ideas, requests or information, very well.

 

Chinese telephones and mobiles

Chinese telephones and mobiles

Chinese telephones and mobiles check list

Most Chinese S&E businesses office desk telephones are on longer used. Most S&M business use mobiles.

Its large companies still use desk telephone system.

The mobile calls are increasingly made over social media e.g. WeChat. This is supported by good internet connection and local Wi-Fi. International internet can slow down during peak loading.

This can create issues with the Chinese email addresses and mobile / telephone numbers. You often cannot validate which company a person works for using the telephone or email address.

Historical many old buildings have telephone systems already installed. If renting Chinese office, we recommend making sure you have good understanding of any commitment to using the building telephone systems and costs for installing / using an internet connection. The Chinese commercial buildings often have rights to supply telephone services.

Voice over IP (VOIP) is popular and cost effective in China.  Chinese VOIP often will allow calls to and from overseas, mobiles, etc. While an overseas VOIP systems sometime work in China. Dur international internet for inbound traffic running erratically. The connection will work well one day and then poorly for the next week.

There are many telephone support services available in China. These include;

  • Telephone translation support – call centre to help translation for your business or when you are traveling
  • Customer support – first line support for your customers
  • Sales lines
  • Reception services
  • Almost all the service you can purchase overseas can be found in China

We recommend that you review your telecoms requirements in China directly with China Telecom or China Unicom.

China Mobile services

Chinese mobile services are leading the world in quantity, coverage and usage.

Most people have a modern mobile, many of them local Chinese brands.

Most offices, shops, hotels, restaurants, etc, have Wi-Fi which you can log into with your social media account or by text message.

The costs for using internet is very cheaper, approximately $0.50 GB.

Many shops, hotels, restaurants, etc, will offer promotions if you share your telephone number or social media account. The must effective marketing in China is by social media and text messages.

Using an Overseas mobile in China

Having internet access in China on your mobile is useful, both for travel information and help when you do not understand something. A lot of China people are keen to help and are very friendly. Having the support of the internet will help with translation, maps, etc.

Using an overseas SIM card is not recommended. It can be very costly depending on terms of your overseas mobile company.

We recommend you invest in an international SIM card that allows low rates in China for data and international telephone calls. You can them forward your overseas telephone to your international SIM card while you are in China.  

Web page last modified: August 2018