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Failure to Success, You might never know these stories read more
May-28th-2016 | Post by expatree

Thanks to government officially support, nowadays thousands of startup companies are born in China, not limited to local entrepreneur, more or less foreigners intend to setup their own business. In a rough figure, average 10,000 new companies were daily registered from 2014, the huge investment news and successful fundraising activities has always been an interest of media and public, everyone dreams up “a billion super unicorn” in opposite few people pay attention on those facts of failure.
In 2016 it shows most startup companies are facing a frustrated situation, lack of financial sponsorship, unexpected weak market etc. leads to a difficult decision, continue “Go” or “Not Go”. A Chinese saying, “Failure is the mother of success”, it's a good time for us to recall  lessons learned from the failure rather than the fact itself, even those success had a painful experience you might never know this.

Alibaba group founder,
How Cloud Accounting Benefits Your Business in China read more
May-7th-2016 | Post by Kangming

With the rapid development of China’s economy, foreign direct investment in China has continued to rise in line with economic growth, reaching nearly USD 120 billionin 2015. While it’s tempting to invest in China, there might be barriers and headaches to manage your business, especially when you want to free yourself from accounting administration activities and focus on growing your business. With cloud accounting software, your financial advisor and you can access your business data on a real-time basis, making it easier for you to stay focused on what matters most.

1. Making virtual CFO service feasible

In order to run your business well in China, it’s significant that you have a qualified CFO who is fluent in English, has an in depth understanding of China business compliance and tax systems, and is able to help you better manage the internal control process. In China, it’s especially hard to find the CFO who can meet all the above requirements within the b
A Taiwanese-American and her farm in Mainland China: “Agriculture is my attitude towards life” read more
Mar-18th-2016 | Post by amylovebiofarm

Chuansha New Town is located in east Pudong New District, Shanghai. As China’s first Disneyland is anticipated to open in this new district in mid-June, Chuansha New Town draws more and more attention from the public. Agriculture makes up about one-third of Chuansha New Town’s 96.7 km2 total area.

BIOFarm (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is one of the best representations of local, ecological agriculture and is one of the earliest organic farms in Shanghai. It is located only 15 minutes from Disneyland’s new park. BIOFarm was founded in 2004 by Sherrie Tien, a Taiwanese-American. Sherrie Tien has been engaged in organic farming for many years and has treated it as a way of life. Chuansha has become a paradise where she can carry out her lifestyle.

[Sherrie Tien]
This is a wonderful way of living and the “Chuansha” way of living is formed naturally. For instance, the center of town, the entertaining part in Chuansha, is definitely Disneyland, while the
New Updated: FAQ on Work Visa and Employment Permit read more
Feb-25th-2016 | Post by visashanghai

Information around work visa as well as residence permit could be confusing for many expats. Everchanging rules and regulations on expat visas makes it harder to find appropriate infomration on the web. Thats why we prepared this Q&A article for frequently asked questions by our customers. Visa Shangahi helps expats here in Shanghai since 10 years and we gathered some of the best practises when it comes to visa. Enjoy and dont forget to share it with your friends!
Q1: I have been working in a company here in Shanghai more than 4 years, Can I apply 2 to 5 years residence permit and work permit?
VS: If your company’s registered capital is more than $3 Million USD and if you have an executive managerial position within your company, yes you can. If this do not apply to you, we recommend to renew your licenses every year.
Q2: What if I am the owner or legal representative of a company? Can I directly get 2 to 5
Virtual Reality is Getting Real in China read more
Feb-12th-2016 | Post by expatree
Editor’s Note: This post is contributed by Alvin Wang Graylin, a season tech entrepreneur having founded five venture-backed startups in the US and China. He has also operated multi-hundred million P&Ls for MNCs in China and across Asia. Alvin holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School and an MS in computer science from MIT. 

From the title of this article, you may think I’m a recent fanboy of the new virtual reality (VR) craze,  where users dawn goggles on their head to escape into a virtual world.  But in fact, I’m a jaded optimist,  who’s been waiting for VR to arrive to the mass market for over 20 years.  In 1992, when I was an  undergrad at the University of Washington, I was lucky enough to take courses and do research at the  first academic VR lab in the US, the HIT lab (Human Interface Technology lab), which grew out of R&D from the US mi
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