Welcome to China Bites

This is my daily newsletter in which I share my take of interesting and relevant China news, quotes and commentary about what’s happening in China, and why it matters, plus some of my own views gathered from my daily activities.


China News

I’m often asked how long it takes me to write my daily China Bites, what inspires me to come up ...
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Saving Face

Slowing things down and seeing things from a macro perspective, my view of western economies is that they:
  1. were all ...
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Jane Thomas (1937-2020)

When I was young (in the 1970s) my mother, Jane Thomas, used to say to us that, when she retired, ...
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German Pivot

There’s a tendency to focus only on the US-China relationship these days (now referred to as “the G2”), and forget ...
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Making up is hard to do

What would you do if you posted something sensitive on social media and, in the process, upset one of your ...
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Owning HSBC Shares

When I lived in Hong Kong in the late 1980s, everyone I knew owned HSBC shares. In those days it ...
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Are you a business owner thinking about doing business in China?


The process of entering the China market is long, complex and challenging. There are important Do’s and Dont’s, and you should avoid taking short cuts. In my “eight critical steps” you will learn how to get started, what to be aware of, and how you can give yourself the best chance of success over time.

The Ultimate Guide

In the hope that business owners will use this period of lockdown to think beyond the horizon and start planning ahead by focusing on the one market that is likely to bounce back quite quickly and soon from this economic disaster, I have re-released my “8 Critical Steps” e-book under the new heading of the “Ultimate Guide to entering the China market for SMEs”. Please download your copy by clicking on this link and feel free to pass this on to others who might also be interested in exploring their options now, while they can.




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David Thomas

Keynote speaker on Future Trends, Innovation, Leadership and Globalisation, David motivates and educates global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors about the massive potential offered by modern China. Having worked with SMEs from many industry sectors, David’s experience and expertise is broad and deep.These industries include food, healthcare, education, tourism, real estate, retail, professional services and technology. He regularly speaks at Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Board Meetings around the world to a wide range of audiences and is well known in the Asia Pacific region as a ‘China Expert’.

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