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Top Quote Franklin Yao, CEO of SmithStreetSolutions, provided China market insights to Crain's at Anne Fisher's Executive Inbox Column. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 03, 2010 - NEW YORK - According to Mr. Yao, in the past couple of years, a much larger number of small U.S. companies have been trying to enter the Chinese market by selling consumer products. However, China is not one market, and it is important to spend the first year researching and building relationships, then developing a strategy and sales team--not the other way around. "China is so big, there's no avoiding it," says Mr. Yao, "even if you don't go to China, China will eventually come to you."

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