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.

Want to grow your business in Chinese market?

The Chinese market is not just trading in China and in the past.

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

For your consideration

In working with businesses in North America, Asia and Europe I feel the importance of the internet has been lost on many companies trading locally and world-wide trading.

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

 

 

The Working of the Chinese Internet

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In Summary

  • Internet present in China is the best way to be seen in China provided it has access to all three major networks;
    • China Telecom
    • China Unicom (merge with China Netcom)
    • China Mobile
  • Only use a Hong Kong internet present if it has the correct routing too directly to mainland China and to Europe through the Middle East.
  • Use Japan and Taiwan to host internet present to reduce costs. Useful for then large data volumes are needed
  • Singapore – for access to south Asia market

The reasoning

The workings of Chinese internet can be better understood in the context of traffic flow around the internet in Asia and rest of the world.

The movement of traffic around the internet is call “Routing”. The text below the Routing of traffic is simply the path the internet traffic following as it flows from point A to point B.

Traffic from China to the Rest of World

Internet traffic traveling from China with a destination somewhere outside China, with the exception of Hong Kong, is routed through Japan or Taiwan.

Japan for traffic on China Telecom

Taiwan for traffic on China Unicom

It does not pass through Hong Kong. Hong Kong has no internet route to the rest of the world if the starting point for the internet traffic is mainland China.

Once the traffic reaches Japan or Taiwan the internet traffic is split;

Traffic for south Asia travel south normal through Taiwan, Hong Kong and around to Singapore, India, etc.

Traffic for Austrasia follows the same path before splitting off in Hong Kong and travelling south.

Traffic for the rest of world, including Russia, travels to the USA.

The problem for European countries is that the traffic is been routed the long way around the world through the USA

Traffic from China to the Hong Kong

The internet costs between mainland China and Hong Kong are every high ($us100 / 1 MB / PM) so a lot of the traffic from mainland China to Hong Kong is routed through Japan and Taiwan.

If you are using a Hong Kong internet hosting service in Hong Kong make sure it is connecting to mainland China directly else it is faster and more cost effective to hots your internet services in Japan or Taiwan, or both – see GEO DNS.

Please note the main services like QQ mail and Tmall Global are hosted in Hong Kong and have a very fast connection to mainland China.

Traffic from Hong Kong to Rest of World

There are problems with the routing from Hong Kong to the Rest of the World. The routing from Hong Kong often goes through USA, etc., in the same as the traffic traveling from mainland China.

There are some suppliers in Hong Kong that route traffic from to Europe through the Middle East which is the fastest path.

Before selecting a Hong Kong internet hosting service check the network routing is correct.

Traffic to China from the Rest of World

You would think this is straightforward that the internet traffic is routed to China back in the same way it leaves mainland China. In the main this is correct.

We have seen some cases where the routing travels from Hong Kong to USA back to Taiwan, Japan and then mainland China.

As with Hong Kong routing check your service provider’s internet traffic routing before using their services.

Traffic within China

With the above you would think this is straightforward. Like with many companies it is not.

Within China there mainly three internet providers. All government owner and controlled. These companies have been very successfully bringing China on-line over the last 10 years.

There are historical reasons for this. China Telecom was originally one company. It was split into 2 companies over 20 years ago. To start with China Telecom was north of the Yangtze River and China Unicom to the south of the river.

Then both companies were left to trade across each other regions. This enable China to have two telecom suppliers competing in the same marketing. This approach has been very successfully.

China Mobile was added later as the demand for mobile services grow over 10 years ago.

The problem with this approach is the internet corrections between the three companies is very poor. When the internet is busy in China the bridges between the networks get overloaded and between the traffic the three companies slows and sometime fails.

The solution is to connect internet services to all three internet suppliers with the GEO DNS manging traffic between the internet networks.

 

Web page last modified: May 2018