The Mittelstand man

Second-generation owner discusses how Germany Inc views China trends For decades Fiducia has been helping German companies to do business in China. With a client roster of some of the key manufacturers from the Mittelstand, the Greater China-based advisory firm has unique insights into German executives’ sentiment on China. Here Stefan Kracht, the second-generation owner […]

Retail politics: Shanghai’s latest expo rebrands China as an import giant

Trade fairs often have an outsized impact in China. For instance, eight years ago WiC published a special edition on the Shanghai Expo. That lavish event was deftly positioned as a celebration of China’s arrival on the global stage. But in terms of economic influence, the long-running Canton Fair has been much more important, heralding […]