As a startup/business that wants to launch or grow in China, you may have questions like: How do I get into China? What do I need to know about China to do business there? Where do I start?
Here are a few resources to kick off your journey towards understanding China’s business landscape:
The Boston Consulting Group highlighted Five Profiles That Explain China’s Consumer Economy.
McKinsey's Dance of the Lions and Dragons explores the rhythm of Chinese businesses in Africa and the evolving relationship between China and Africa.
Have a look through the 2016-2020 plan published by the Chinese government, which details what types of businesses they are looking for.
See how Jack Ma built his Alibaba empire in this documentary titled Crocodile in the Yangtze.
For more details about policies and procedures to open a business in China, here is a link to the Ministry of Commerce website that the Chinese government has set up.
The China in Africa Podcast is a lively discussion about China’s engagements in Africa hosted weekly by Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden.
Other helpful books to Read:
China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know by Arthur Kroeber
The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa by Irene Sun
The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa by Deborah Brautigam
China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard French