First, the way you #communicate here is completely different. Culturally, linguistically and socially. When you’re building a network and a #community, you have to look at the signaling and how it works in #China.
I have friends who run businesses in the #West, and the way they do business development is completely different.
Elsewhere they’re following a very traditional track. Attending trade shows, getting referrals, making cold calls. But, most of that doesn’t even work in China.
Another difference is that in China, the #factories and the end users are directly connected.
#Taobao is an M to C marketplace (and it’s not the only one.) Almost everyone who has ever shopped online in China has bought directly from a #factory at some point. There are no #middlemen. You can deal directly with the actual means of production. And businesses can amplify that very quickly.