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CPG’s Quarterly Newsletter – Q1 2024

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  Welcome to CPG's 1st Quarter 2024 Newsletter! Our newsletters summarize recent events and cover China supply chain trends. This quarter, we discuss ERP software, how your supply chain can add value to your business vision, the conflict affecting the Suez Canal, dropping water levels in the Panama Canal, and...

3 Reasons the Chinese New Year Celebration Affects Exports (and what you can do about it)

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As we all know, Christmas and Thanksgiving in the U.S. can cause delays in business due to scheduled closures. But did you also plan for possible delays due to holidays observed in China? If you buy direct from China, you need to know exactly how these holidays affect Chinese exports....

Chinese Holidays: An Overview of the Festivals Celebrated in China

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I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss a bit about the holidays celebrated in China, both the traditional and official holidays. As most people know, China’s history is extensive, and a great many traditions have developed over this time and grown with regards to the celebrations of holidays. Traditional...

Are you having a Happy Niu Year?

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Happy Year of the Ox! Is your Niu Year off to a good start?  First off, a Chinese lesson! No, we haven’t forgotten how to spell… In Chinese, the character for Ox is 牛. This character is pronounced niú in Mandarin, which sounds similar to “new” in English. Thus, Happy...

The Year of the Pig

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In the US, we celebrate the New Year on January 1st, with festivities on the eve of the new year. We all get together, throw parties, pour champagne, count down to midnight and take part in our own traditions. There are all kinds of traditionsthatmake us happy,bring good luck and...

Chinese Zodiac: Traditions and Myths

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Legends and mythology are a big part of Chinese culture, especially in relation to the Chinese Zodiac (生肖 in Chinese). The 12 animals that appear on the Chinese Zodiac calendar include the rat, buffalo, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It’s an unusual combination of...

A Different National Day for a Different People

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The National Day celebration is one of the major holidays for the Chinese people. To mark this holiday we have a seven-day vacation. This is not only an opportunity for celebration but also a chance to have a good rest, travel, or get together with family. However, for the majority...

Chinese New Year: Celebration and Migration

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As a recently moved expat living in Beijing, I was very fortunate to experience my first Chinese New Year in China. It’s really something watching a whole country of over a billion people shut down for a holiday as all of the factories we work with closed down for nearly...

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