Archive | Doing business in China

24 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Opening the container on the 1st Morgan 3 Wheeler to enter China (legally).

It was a proud day – going to Tianjin to open the container for the Morgan 3 Wheeler. It seemed like so long ago that we had ordered this, and we had been through many legal barriers to have the vehicle imported; it is considered neither a motorcycle (too heavy and has a steering wheel) […]

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12 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Entrepreneur at Full Throttle – FT article on Morgan in China

On the day that Boris Johnson visited the GREAT exhibition in Beijing in Oct 2013 and the Morgan stand, I met FT journalist Tom Mitchell. He kindly showed an interest in our story. It was lucky for me that on 11 Feb it was a slow news day, and they ran this article about the […]

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25 January 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Galloping into my 9th year in China.

                On 25th Jan 2006 I landed in China from Singapore to start my adventures an entrepreneur here. As I am British it seemed fitting to review history a little: 2006 Registered WOFE for EASTWEST PR in Beijing Ran Singapore marathon in lifetime best of 3:50 2007 Became […]

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24 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan Plus 8 Returns to China, finally

    At last the Plus 8 saga has been resolved.  What should have been a simple customs delivery and inspection went wrong in early May when the CIQ officers took the 4.8L , GBP200,000 Morgan for a spin, literally, along the tree lined streets of Tianjin. The ensuing crash led to a clash between […]

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11 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan cars China opens showroom in Qingdao

Ian Lockhart, UKTI, launches Bespoke Car brand in Shandong Province 9 December 2013: Beijing,China. Morgan Cars China has opened the first showroom in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Guest of Honour Mr. Ian Lockhart, First Secretary (Trade and Investment) of the UK Trade & Investment Department of the British Embassy, formally opened the 320 m2 showroom […]

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19 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan Cars Beijing showroom opened by HM Ambassador Sebastian Wood

And so finally, we opened the showroom and had the British Ambassador, Sebastian Wood, a Morgan Plus 8 and Mr Wu all arrive on time. We launched our China 250 Wings project also , and invited Stuart James to be on the stage with us. As always with these affairs, the reports of our ability, […]

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09 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

18 Years of EASTWEST Public Relations in Asia

June 14th 1995 I arrived in Singapore to open the communications agency which has reached 18 this year, formerly eastwest communications and today known as EASTWEST Public Relations. I had GBP3,000 as start up capital, two large green suitcases and a borrowed Toshiba laptop. In those days there was not the Internet, email, nor mobile […]

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07 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan cars taxation being paid – doubles the car costs.

Tianjin authorities meeting held with Officer Guo, a smart and tidy young man in his mid thirties who had a big file of research which they had assembled on our Morgan cars. We encountered a couple of issues: – Customs officers were of the impression that our HK company is a subsidiary of MMC. In […]

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