How does a company find reliable suppliers in China?
First of all companies need to conduct thorough research in order to find the right partner or supplier, they can utilize a number of channels such as looking at internet resources, news reports or B2B websites which are extremely useful as a starting point. They can also contact trade facilitators and intermediaries such as trade councils or UK Trade and Investment. They can also visit the market that's part of the trade group. Once they've identified a list of potential suppliers or partners they need to develop ongoing dialog as well as trade relationships. This all needs to be done with due diligence, often the high level questions and information are easy to answer such as company size and employee numbers or a particular location of the company. The more in depth information can be difficult to access and is usually done through investigation using local knowledge and local partners to do that.