[AMA] I Am Ecommerce Developer, Ever Worked in China Servicing R&D for near 20 Years - Ask Me Anything

I ever worked ranging from manufacturing to retail to R&D the new products and involved into the retail innovation.
I can share what I personally experienced about the more inner profile of China, for example, that country annually come out near 8 million new university students.

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    Is there a way to meet with manufacturers in Shenzhen without the prospectees sending hookers up to my hotel room?

    Anyone who has done any serious scale business knows I'm not trolling.

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      seriously, it's true especially in the past.
      Currently, they are got learnt too do not need to do such way, especially the manufacturuers who exist hi-tech, innovation and R & D, they do the business as serious as multi-national company. They knows you need the factory to work, they would differentiate it. Just make sure deal with the scable factories too, the small one kept the bad ways……

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        So, accept the "freebies" from the small guys but contract with the ones who don't send hookers?

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          surely, any official business do not need such "freebies" indeed!
          We never see Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC people need to do it. Only the small-protato business would needs such tactics. In China, it's even a necessary rule to filter who are the factories can operate in longtime with serious production. Or, the company usee such stimulation as the customer service.

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    Is it normal that people in China would steal your company's R&D ideas? Or ask you to pitch an idea for a job, then tell you it is not required, then you find out they stole the idea and made it their own?

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      Works differently in Shenzhen compared to say Shanghai and the rest of the world. Basically if you have an idea and create a product then it's seen as a free rein by everyone else and they will "improve" upon your design. So instead a lot manufacturers (Xiaomi for example) constantly improve and release new products to stay ontop.

      OnePlus also work similar with their OnePlus 6 and now the 6t. The latter being packed with even newer features to beat the competition.

      This documentary covers the whole idea of it pretty well.

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        yes, that's the China current enterprise, still mainly at modification instead of purely the innovation. After the modification, it doens not interruopt any copyright law, and even make it registered. It's still a long path for China enterprise to be likely Siemens, GE, Panasonic, Toshiba, iPhone etc.

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      Such Stolen is as normal as everywhere even the university students who are surely known what is copyright, they steal even more worse aka copying even more worse, due to wanting the development shortcut in the life, just never know, that would never develop the real R & D and Innovation mindset, which is likely using the pill to have the immediate effect with no long lasting power. In 15-20 years ago, the world did not hammer China that hard due to the enterprise people really do not known what is copyright, and it's different now. The reaction from the enterprise is about only earning the initial first money after their own R & D, all people known nothing at secret there.

      Regarding the second question, also, Yes. The boss interview many people especially the study-aboard people, where steal the idea and say not suitable to their company. Another option is abt take the idea and make small modification claiming that's from their own enterprise. Really hard to sell R & D in China unless the multi-national company or work for them as an R & D stuffs aining the salary there.

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      However, please do not immagine the study-aboard Chinese student are really in Australian-Mindset, exist a small group of Chinese study-aboard people that they feel themselves in high social class after back to China, however, when they see other Hong Kong or Taiwan or Jpaanese study-aboard students, those people cannot in the similar social-level.

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    Are you fun to chat with at parties?

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    Please pm me I would like job

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      oh, i am so sorry that I cannot offer anyone job, I am just a developer working for a I.T. company.
      Suppose check from a APP namely JOBDB, which is from a hong kong company, and they often offering the job for the foreigners to seek for a job in China and other countires, of course, mainly in the jobs in Hong Kong.

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    How much for the lunch special fried rice and cubed beef with tomato rice.

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      at around AU6.00 Around, the price in Shenzhen, which is surely no say as cheap price. If move to the relatively not so good developed zone, the price is only at half.
      Thats'a typically good queation about China, people can spend high, even still exist of the idoit-big-spender, however still exist proverty, and the same product cokmes wide price range too. In China, people know how to buy cheap.
      Else of it, beef is typically high price as compare with any developed countries, people still exist of the respectation making it as a land-productivity instead of being a food. The prok is much cheaper, and usually, the beef would make it as can-food to export too.

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    I’ve never worked in China

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      then, you may try to consider about it, from the fifth generational leadership, China start to move into the path of optimizing their productivity where no longer base on high energy consumption and low labor cost to assembly the hardware products. The current China welcome a lot of Innovation, R & D, sharing economy, eco, cultural element etc to advance their economy. Especially eco, where make the enterprise no longer see the rubbish, there are all claimed to be a sort of resources subjected to how to use it.

      Or the cultural element, where design the hardware to be much better outlook, In the past, assembly the hardware for Japan Hello Kitty, and now, design the own cartoon and make the own products to be with the own cultural design aka, the own, Hello Kitty, cultural element to advance the price of the hardware products.

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    Are you a bot or using Google translate?

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