New Focus Auto Tech – China’s Leading After-Sales Company

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New Focus Auto Tech
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Raymond Nobu Chang is a results-focused entrepreneur with leadership experience spanning Shanghai and Taipei. Among the companies he has guided is New Focus Auto Tech Holdings Ltd., which stands as China’s leading auto aftermarket service chain. As CEO, Raymond Nobu Chang grew the company to an enterprise with a service location presence throughout China and Taiwan. Its retail and service businesses includes a full range of after-sales options, from maintenance and body repairs to professional detailing.

New Focus Auto also has a manufacturing business that maintains a “Best Product, Best Service, Best Value” philosophy for auto lighting and electronic products. Innovation-focused research and development form a core aspect of the business, with the firm partnering with renowned institutions such as the Huadong Institute of Science and Technology, and Fudan University.

These accessory products are sold in a diversity of retail and wholesale settings and complement distributed auto brands. Mr. Chang’s accomplishments while CEO of the company included setting in place partnerships with auto suppliers such as Bosch, Michelin, and Bridgestone. Unique in being listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and on the Taiwan stock market, the Group was taken over by the Chinese private equity fund CDH Investment in 2013.

Moving in the right direction

China to begin providing smog forecasts for major cities

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The Ministry of Environmental Protection said it is working on a system that will deliver air pollution forecasts for China’s major cities. The system, to be ready by October 31, will provide the public with smog levels for the approaching few hours as well as for the coming few days, environmental vice minister Wu Xiaoqing was cited as saying in a Caixin report, although it’s unclear how effective the forecasts will be.

The cities that will provide the forecasts, which will appear on the ministry’s website, are provincial capitals, other big cities in the east and China’s four municipalities, namely Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing.

Wu did not say when the forecasts will be available to the public.

An air quality monitoring network that the government started building in 2012 will provide data for the forecasts. The environmental ministry said at the end of last year that the monitoring network is in place.

That data gathering system comprises 552 monitoring sites in 117 cities.

China is trying to tackle the country’s chronically bad air pollution with increasing desperation as Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a couple of the nation’s smoggiest offenders, are competing against Kazakhstan’s Almaty to jointly host the 2022 Winter Olympics.The ministry set a deadline of November 30 for regulators to compile a list pinpointing major pollutants (which for once does not include street barbecue) in 13 of China’s major cities, including Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin.

Beijing has also announced an “emergency plan” that will be launched should heavy smog persist in the capital for three days, which includes restricting the number of cars on the road based on their license plates.

Want to know the key differences in E-commerce between China vs. US?

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Part 1 of 10 – Chinese e-commerce users rely on product/site reviews almost 2X more than US.  Several reasons why this is happening,
  • Too many counterfeit products – users rely on each other to know the authenticity of the product offerings.  Most customers would only shop from seller with not only good, but many reviews
  • Most sellers online are small mom & pop shops.  It is much more difficult to trust and gain credibility