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China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you.

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China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you.

    Ep. 117: Sourcing from China

    Ep. 117: Sourcing from China

    Your current China Business Cast podcast hosts, Lina and Simon, joined an event about Sourcing from China with Lithuanian entrepreneurs and companies organized by Verslo Zinios.

    As the China Business Cast originally started 8 years ago with sharing advice on sourcing from China we wanted to use this episode to describe the changes that took place in the past years. The biggest changes we recently see is the trend of transforming Supply Chain into Demand Chain. China is already ready for this trend, but are you?

    Let's tune in!

    • 28 min
    Ep. 116: The China Dream with Fionn Wright

    Ep. 116: The China Dream with Fionn Wright

    Have you heard about the China Dream? Or maybe you have your own China Dream? Actually this topic is a huge driver behind China's recent developments. To be able to get a better understanding we invited to Fionn Wright to share his thoughts on this. He has interviewed over 100 entrepreneurs about their China Dreams and researched China's development on a macro level as well, This episode will give you great insights and better understanding to put some of China's developments into perspective.

    I loved talking to Fionn. Hope you will too. Let’s tune in!

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 115: Chinese corporate culture and identity: theory & practice with Dr. Peter J. Peverelli

    Ep. 115: Chinese corporate culture and identity: theory & practice with Dr. Peter J. Peverelli

    !! Special Episode with a chance of winning a prize !!

    Welcome to China Business Cast Episode 115! It is me – Lina Bartuseviciute – the Lithuanian co-host with you today and I will be talking to a business professor Dr. Peter J. Peverelli on this episode.

    What is unique about this particular business professor is that he also runs his own business and has been actively involved for over 40 years in cross-cultural high-level negotiations for M&A and business development outside of their native markets. So we will be trying to see how his research and academic perspective can aid foreigners trying to find their way in China.

    Chinese corporate culture and identity are rather popular subjects in business schools globally. It is often researched as a tool for PR activities or marketing, and I was looking for existing theoretical works in this field a few years ago, when my company was developing a service of building ‘China Company Profile’.

    Then I stumbled upon two of Peter’s books “Chinese Entrepreneurship” and “Chinese Corporate Identity” and found a true gem. Peter looks at ‘corporate identity’ through a psychological perspective and asks how do the people in a company shape a company’s identity, and how does a company shape the people’s identity. What does it mean for decision-makers when having to make a decision? What are the psychological needs of a business entity in China?

    We will be discussing Dr. Peverelli’s books during the episode, and sharing stories of how his theories were created and how they played out in our business practices, hoping to show you how you can apply the theoretical knowledge in your day-to-day cross-cultural business activities.

    !! And most importantly – this week our episode is quite special as we are offering you to win a precious prize!!

    We are inviting all the listeners to submit a question to Peter before May 1, 2021. Please add Lina on WeChat or on LinkedIn and send in your question. One lucky listener will be chosen, their question will be answered by Peter and they will be awarded a special prize – one of Peter’s books, with a personal hand-written note and an autograph, delivered by post.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 114: How to sell your brand in China? A Case Study.

    Ep. 114: How to sell your brand in China? A Case Study.

    We love promoting China Business, but also love promoting success stories on how others made it in China. Our new co-host Lina Bartuseviciute was invited to NAPA BALTIC Packaging Design Awards where she shared how they reached 500 shelves in Chinese supermarkets with a new Lithuanian mayonnaise brand in 2020, during the harshest months of pandemic. We welcome you to listen to this story on the podcast or access its original version on NAPA BALTIC youtube channel.

    • 41 min
    Ep. 113: Sustainability, China and Ecommerce

    Ep. 113: Sustainability, China and Ecommerce

    For this episode we decided to talk about a very trendy topic in China. Well actually everywhere around the world for the past few years. We will discuss SUSTAINABILITY - something that everyone should be concerned about in our opinion.

    And to talk about it, we invited a passionate entrepreneur, Emmanuel DEAN, CEO of BOOMI who will try to explain “How to become more sustainable in China”

    - We hope you’ll enjoy - Let’s tune in!”

    • 38 min
    Ep. 112: Being a Commercial Diplomat in China with Agnese Stūrmane

    Ep. 112: Being a Commercial Diplomat in China with Agnese Stūrmane

    Every country has its diplomatic presence in China, but how can it serve foreign businesses and what do the commercial diplomats actually work on while in China?

    Welcome to the China Business Cast, I am your host Simon de Raadt and today I happy to introduce a new co-host at CBC - Lina Bartusevičiūtė – who actually was my first guest, featured on Episode 97 in 2019. Lina is a founder of LITAO – a company operating since 2015 in Shanghai, that builds and executes China Market Entry and facilitates B2B sales.

    Lina has lived in China since 2009, and started her career as a business negotiator and interpreter. Since then, she has helped foreigners lead more than 1000 negotiations and business meetings, and she joined us to help our listeners get more acquainted with China behind the scenes.

    For this episode, we spoke with Agnese Stūrmane – a commercial representative of Latvia – about how foreign companies can benefit from commercial diplomats in China and what functions they perform in their day-to-day job. Let’s hear more about why she chose this career and what you could gain by contacting your own country representative when preparing to work in China.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Behavcoach ,

Great Content about Business in China!

Simon does a good job finding diverse guests that represent various aspects of doing business in China and pulls out the insights that they have to help entrepreneurs and others succeed in China.

Adamstar89 ,

Good show, lots of potential.

Started listening to this show recently and came to know mike and co. were temporarily not available. That’s disappointing.

1) The show focuses on recent chinese startups like wechat, mobik, alipay, and jingdong which is all good, but it needs to expand to other areas like electric cars (byoton etc), drones(lots of them), mobile phones(xiaomi et al) etc. The guest speaker can be a chinese person who started a manufacturing company and the questions can be asked and translated. That would be interesting.
2) The hosts could also explore the laws and approvals needed for registering and starting a business. This could be done in parts with each part focusing on a different law/requirement for ex. Environmental regulations, infrastructure regulations.
3) Personal anecdotes are fine but stick to facts from reliable sources during the show. Wechat pay in Thailand is a real thing and was featured on nytimes/wsj. Whereas wechat in usa( for chinese tourists)is incorrect ( good idea for tourist operations though).
4) While sponsorship is hard it can be done by tying up with local electronics manufacturers and advertising their names and websites.
You guys are doing a great job. When you get the time start making new episodes from different locations (chongqing).

Tim Lindeman ,

Keeps me connected

Outstanding podcast to keep connected to what is going on in the China business world. I live in the states and am responsible for overseeing my company's China business. Going to china a couple times a year isn't enough to stay up to speed. China Business Cast helps to maintain that connection.

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