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29 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Generation UK – a small contribution to British Council initiative

Research conducted in 2011 by the British Council and YouGov showed that University students in the UK had mixed views on Globalization, and their roles within it. This is important as an internationally aware and experienced British workforce will sustain the UK economy in the future. Due to the contacts made as a result of […]

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27 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

7th Anniversary in China – 46th Birthday party in Morgan showroom

It was on 25th January 2006 that I boarded the plane from Singapore to Beijing. I had promised myself an adventure, after all life is supposed to begin at 40. Had I returned to the UK after 11 years in Singapore my future would have been comfortable, content but also potentially unfulfilling. Tackling China, the […]

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21 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The list makes it all look easy – setting up car import company in China

With thanks as always to Lee & Lee, as we received our import license today in just under 12 months from starting this whole process, I thought it would be a good reminder to list down the steps we have taken to get to the stage where we can import Morgan cars to China. A […]

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28 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Application to SAIC in Beijing made to enable retail sales of Morgan cars

Business license showing the paid up capital

Lee & Lee submitted our application to SAIC about the Brand Dealers yesterday. This is necessary to allow us a wholesale importer of Morgan cars to sell to retail car dealers.  According to the officials, they will check through various levels including the address information of the Brand Dealers etc. If all is fine, then […]

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19 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Xmas arrives in Beijing and so do the Morgan cars…pedal cars that is

At least the pedal cars are here! Here we are at Xmas time and we are nearly through with the paperwork to import the Morgan cars. All being well the final certificates will be issued before Chinese New Year 2013.  As it is so easy to forget what has taken place, I’ve just written up […]

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22 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

‘Treat business in Asia like a team, not a family’ – ClarkMorgan Insight

Recently I was asked by Morry Morgan of the eponymous ClarkMorgan training firm, to share some thoughts on managing a business in Asia. Frankly I was surprised to be asked and think that my 15 mins of fame deserves to be short lived; the clip is 2mins short. ‘Building a team in China is challenging, […]

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22 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan cars at the races in Shanghai

Steve Engle and Charles Morgan in the Pits

China is already the biggest auto market in the world, and some say it’s a matter of time before it takes pole position in the motor-racing world too. I set up the appointment for Steve Engle, who filmed our Morgan Roadster in Beijing, to meet Charles Morgan and attend the Morgan LMP2 races in Shanghai. […]

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22 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The process of setting up WOFE in Beijing

Lee & Lee have been organized and efficient in setting up the WOFE in Beijing. We started the process in Feb 2012 and now we are getting close to the final stages of completion. No. Certificates In English Time Required (Working Days) 1 Name pre-approval 5-10 days 2 Approval from Commerce Bureau 60- 80 days […]

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