The internet has changed the business world
In is happening daily all over the world
Like the printing press over 650 years go
The printing press enable commutations to towns and cities. The internet enables commutations world wide.
Many buiness are not see the changes
Is your internet present support your trading or point in which you start trading?
The race is on world-wide to control and profit from internet explanation.
Given the indepenant deveopment of the internet in China there are two countries running the internet: USA and China
The internet is merging markets world-wide.
With a little time and knowlodge you can see the opportunity
Your local market in now available internationality
You no longer need to leave your office to trade overside your local market.

Being seen in the Chinese internet

Your local market now has access to Chinese market.

This is due to;

  • Chinese international trading over the internet,
  • Chinese delegations traveling world-wide for trade and education,
  • Chinese people on holiday exporting the world and returning to China with gifts of expletive banded products,

You on longer need to visit China to trade with China.

If you are serious about China, you need to be visible on the Internet in China!

Most overseas websites cannot be seen in China. It is a straight forward process to correct this using Access to China products and services.

We have a unique understanding of the practical and legal web issues, restrictions and requirements in China and how to help companies have optimum web visibility there. We have over 16 years’ experience serving international companies working in China.

Our company was founded to help business be seen in China on the internet and to give software companies access to the Chinese market.

This year we see the start of our own Cloud Hosting Services in China. We believe this is a first for an overseas company in China.

Our knowledge and advice are free. Our Chinese platforms is available when you want to make a start in the Chinese market.

Internetnal internet trading

With the exception of north America and businesses where e-Commerce is part of their core trading I feel the importance of the internet has been lost on many companies trading locally and world-wide.

The internet is often seen as something your business needs a presence on and not the main point in which to start trading. Maybe we saw it as something that was important in the 90’s but we have move on, that was yesterday idea!

This is not the case; the birth of the internet was as important as the birth of the printing press. Like the printing press, the internet is finding different uses very quickly given that the internet, like the printing press, enables faster commutation of information. If the printing press gave access to towns and cities., the internet gives us access to the world.   

There has been a world-wide change in the use of the internet which has been developing over the last 10 years.

The USA has leads the way, “if you are not online you not trading”. This is followed by China, not Europe, with number of users over 800 million and growing. The developing markets of Africa and South America will follow soon.

There has been a growing and changing use of the internet driven by the youth of the world over. 20 years ago, TV, books, newspapers were the main sources of information. Today the growing demands for information, educations and purchases is supplied by the internet.

There is now a generation which grew up with the internet and is working in business. They are changing the way in which we trade locally and international. This change is so great that your local market now has direct access to the international market.

This change is not a “Big Bang” but the changes are happening daily and are often missed by business.

Based on our company extensive knowledge we suggest the following key issues need to be considered;

  • Be seen on the internet world-wide. What services on the internet have been developed recently? Can new services help to grow your business or are they going to take control away from your business?
  • The amount of information being collected has given birth to the term “Big Data”. How can you put this information to use for our business?
  • With each passing generation the world-wide knowledge grows. The world-wide demand for education and training is growing fast along with the growing populations. Is your business seen as a source for information?
  • The world-wide control of distribution channels. The use of the internet enables people to access products and services faster. New big businesses are keen to manage and control access to products and services. Do these new businesses create new business opportunities or effect your current trading?

Web page last modified: May 2018



Creating a Chinese Company

Creating a chinese company

Before you create a Chinese company in mainland China make sure you fully understand whether you need to do this.

Examples of why you might need a Chinese business:

  • Production costs cheaper in China
  • Chinese government grants available
  • Local Chinese investment available
  • Local Chinese overseas branded services – e.g. coffee shop brand china
  • You wish to sell directly business / consumer from within China
  • Chinese government licencing is only available if you have a Chinese company; e.g. ICP certification

You do not need a Chinese business if you are selling into China from business / e-Commerce site located outside mainland China. i.e. Hong Kong, USA, UK, etc.

We would only recommend you consider creating a Chinese business if you have looked at all the other options first – see Routes to the Chinese market.

The business rules and regulations are changing and evolving in China, so must always take local legal advice. Access to China has setup several businesses in China. We listed a few points from our expectance to help start the planning process to create a Chinese business.

  • Find a local agent in your country who can advise and help setup your Chinese business or local trading organisation and who can advise your business on the right approach to trading in China.
  • Be very clear what trading rights you are looking for in China. There is some restriction on overseas own business trading in China.
  • In creating the company, you will need to declare what areas of business you are trading in. You will need to trade in China within your declared trading area or have it changed / updated as your Chinese business develops.
  • Make sure that your brands can be registered in China. Your brand / trading name may already be registered to another company.
  • Check the import requirements of any products you are planning to sell in China. Test the import requirements by sending samples of products through Chinese customers.
  • Find and appoint a Chinese General Manager. The General Manager is legally responsible for the Chinese business which included all monies in China. If the business breaks any of the Chinese rules and regulations the General Manager is legally responsible. It is not an easy role for a Chinese person as lot of the overseas business trading methods will need to be adapted for the Chinese business.
  • The Chinese business must set up with declared capital. You can create a Chinese with one $US dollar capital.
  • Capital can be paid into a company over five years.
  • Businesses are mainly measured in China based on their registered capital and the number of staff employed.
  • A local Chinese bank account will be required deposit the monies need to run the business. This can be an international bank name; e.g. HSBC. All international branded banks in China will operate to the Chinese banking rules and regulations, so for the purposes of day to day trading in China a local HSBC is a local Chinese bank. You will not be able to control your Chinese bank account from your local country bank branch.

Please note: - Chinese on-line internet banking can help in overseas Chinese bank management.

  • Capital can be transferred into China in stage payments over two years. If the capital is not put into the Chinese company to the agreed payment schedule, which has been filed at the Chinese bank at the outset, your Chinese company can be closed by the Chinese authorities on the advice of the Chinese bank.
  • Different tax rates apply to different types of business.
  • If you are creating a factory in China make sure you understand the local trading rules. Some factories are built for exporting only. You cannot sell your goods to the Chinese market unless you send the goods out of China first and then reimport them.
  • Land is only leased- 50 years for a business and 75 years for private apartment or house. Chinese government companies own’s the land. When a Chinese government company passes from public ownership to private ownership the 50-year lease rule applies.

The minimum running costs for a shell company in China is about $1,500 per month which should include local monthly and annual filing of papers and tax returns.

Web page last modified: September 2018