04 | 2014 | China's Creatives

From “Made in China” to “Created in China”

"In this edition of the German Chamber Ticker the reader will explore the creative industries of China, and how foreign companies can keep up in an era of booming Chinese creativity. Additionally, we will elucidate how innovation is a fundamental component in branding, take a look into IPR for creative industries, hear about industry 4.0 and the connected car, and get introduced to some of China’s up and coming designers. In addition, this issue includes an interview with Mr. Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, as well as a look into the German Chamber’s recent business confidence survey."

Lothar Herrmann - Chairman of the Board, GCC North China

GCT-04-2014

Cover Story 1 - China's Creative Industries

shutterstock.com

Challenges Matched by Opportunities

by MICHAEL KEANE

China’s growing economic, political, and military capacity is the most geopolitically significant development of the 21st century, which is already being branded ‘the Asian Century.’

More

Cover Story 2 - Hidden Gems

shutterstock.com

How to Find the Right Creative Partner for China

by SEBASTIAN MUELLER

Following the definition of the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport starting in 2006, creative sectors include the fields of advertising, architecture, arts, crafts, design, fashion, film, software, music, publishing, television and radio.

More

Cover Story 3 - Are You Ready for the Connected Car?

Sucess Factors For Tomorrow's Auto Industry

by TOM VAN DILLEN

Taking and then sharing photos used to be a process that could easily take a few weeks, if not months. The 36-exposure film had to be filled up exclusively with "shots that mattered," and the resulting film roll would take another few days to develop.

More

Cover Story 4 - Understand the Customers, Make the Right Decisions

Alexis Trolin on the Automotive Industry's Cutting Edge

by CAITLIN WAGGONER

Mr. Alexis Trolin doesn’t like to focus on his own accomplishments. He would much rather talk about the great things that he sees other people doing: when asked about innovation in China he brings up companies like the Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiao Mi, which has come up with an entirely new business model for selling inexpensive mobile phones.

More

Cover Story 5 - The Odd Couple

Creativity and the Law: What Creative Businesses Need to Know

by PHILIP LAZARE

The pace of development in the laws and judicial practice which form the legal framework for the “creative sphere” in China has been dizzying. The basic pieces of legislation, the Copyright Law, the Trademark Law and the Patent Law have seen revised versions coming out on almost a two-year schedule.

More

Cover Story 6 - Manufacturing's New Dimension

How 3D Printing is Changing Business

by IRMANTAS BORTNIKAS

To understand the economic principles and the foundations of the 3D printing eco-system is fundamental in order to understand what the world will look like in the near future.

More

In the Spotlight - I Try to do it in my Own Way: Interview with Mr. Joerg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

I Try to do it in my Own Way

Interview with Mr. Joerg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

by PETRA KREUDER and OLIVIA HELVADJIAN

Mr. Joerg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, has a very special perspective on the country where he has made his home for the past 30 years.

More

Feature 1 - The New Industrial Revolution

How Industry 4.0 is Transforming Manufacturing

by UNITY SHANGHAI

The first three industrial revolutions came about as a result of mechanization, electricity and IT. Now, the introduction of the internet of things and services into the manufacturing environment is ushering in a fourth industrial revolution.

More

Feature 2 - FTZ Legal Update: New Negative List 2014 Issued

All Industries not Included can Enjoy FTZ Privileges

by DR. ULRIKE GLUECK and ADA TONG

In the FTZ, a negative list approach has been adopted for foreign investments. For industries which do not fall into the scope of the negative list, foreign investors can enjoy the same national treatments as domestic investors in terms of market entry in the FTZ.

More

Feature 3 - Cross-Culture Competence

How Chinese and German Professionals Think About Competence

by JANINA SCHOENEBECK

Experts working in multinational companies face intercultural challenges. What does a German expert have to expect, and what competences should this expert have in order to be successful in China?

More

Feature 4 - China's Shopping Spree

Will China Become the World's Biggest Market for Consumer Goods?

by SWETLANA SCHAWORONKOWA

The rising income level of Chinese households makes them a growing economic power. Leading consulting firms predict that China might become the biggest market for consumer goods in the future, and new opportunities will open up for those who aim to enter or expand successfully in the Chinese market.

More

Feature 5 - The Business Confidence Survey - A Closer Look

The German Chamber's Economic Analyst on the Survey Results

by CAITLIN WAGGONER

Every year since 2011, the German Chamber of Commerce in China has conducted a Business Confidence Survey to gauge the business sentiment of German companies in China.

More

German Chamber Ticker Editorial Team

Contact

Olivia Helvadjian

Senior Communications Manager & Chief Editor

+86-21-3858-5037
Send e-mail
Download vCard