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Q: What's the one industry sector in China where foreign companies dominate?

Would it be the automobile industry? Basically, where do foreigners really kick ass in China - things that even Chinese people will buy almost always over local products.

8 years 34 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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I know foreign brands (especially German models) are super popular among Chinese. Funnily enough, I read somewhere that the government is going to stop purchasing foreign cars, because it was considered a 'loss of face'. Instead, they're gonna start using Chinese cars soon.

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baby milk powder hands down.

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i think atleast 50% industry is dominated by foreign companies... difference is that they produce it in china.. endless list... automobile/soap/perfume.. even diapers..

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Technology, definitely. Just don't tell the Chinese that they ONLY assemble the iPad.

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i would think 90% of the them if the Chinese government was not helping most of them.

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Its difficult to identify.

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I think any foreign company with a global name like Siemens, BMW, Samsung, Apple etc. This because most Chinese want to buy foreign goods because they believe, rightly in most cases, that they are superior to the home grown product. this leads to greater and greater demand and eventually domination.

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Trojan ?  

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A walk down the street will tell you Apple dominates the mobile phone sector.

 

Don't think I've ever seen Chinese vodka or cigars?

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-This question is poorly phrased. For example what about Joint Ventures? Shanghai Volkswagen isn't really pure German?

-As several people point out, many foreign brands are manufactured here. The apple/Foxcomm/ thing makes me laugh.

-I'd say one thing that NOBODY makes in China is instant coffee. I don't think I've seen a single Chinese Brand of Instant coffee. It's always Nestle or Maxwell House. Or even Cadburry?

 

 

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The "We need a white face" industry.

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i get the eerie feeling that everyone is groping around for answers, and that none of us really know. one thing i agree with, though, is that this question must be asked differently.

firstly, what I want to know from the one who posted the question, is when you say "dominate", does it mean that it's the one sector where foreigners are hired to do all the admin, planning and execution of the job functions within the sector; or do you mean to ask for the one sector where foreign brains are the ones in charge, to imply this is one thing that chinese people are really not qualified to participate in?

secondly, i think the chinese think they have a right to do whatever they want in their country, which makes them "run-down" certain sectors, or the profitability thereof; they have very little experience of doing things in the proper way (according to the so-called international standard, using well-develop expertise practiced over decades) - so from this point of view there exists no such sector in the chinese world. if you're in china, you do it the china-way. and this means that foreigners cannot dominate. it's actually simple.

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i get the eerie feeling that everyone is groping around for answers, and that none of us really know. one thing i agree with, though, is that this question must be asked differently.

firstly, what I want to know from the one who posted the question, is when you say "dominate", does it mean that it's the one sector where foreigners are hired to do all the admin, planning and execution of the job functions within the sector; or do you mean to ask for the one sector where foreign brains are the ones in charge, to imply this is one thing that chinese people are really not qualified to participate in?

secondly, i think the chinese think they have a right to do whatever they want in their country, which makes them "run-down" certain sectors, or the profitability thereof; they have very little experience of doing things in the proper way (according to the so-called international standard, using well-develop expertise practiced over decades) - so from this point of view there exists no such sector in the chinese world. if you're in china, you do it the china-way. and this means that foreigners cannot dominate. it's actually simple.

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mobile phones.

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Automobiles in Car Segment

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Peanut butter.  They are all American-owned companies.

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