Wein aus China – die Winzerin aus Shanxi

Henning Schwarzkopf von der CHEURAM Consulting Group aus Hongkong und Shanghai weist auf folgenden Artikel von iLook China hin. Für Leute , die sich mit Wein und insbesondere dem Thema “Wein in China” beschäftigen ist er sehr lesenswert.

In August 2010, the China Daily reported, “The number of private enterprises reached 7.5 million, accounting for half of China’s gross domestic product, 70 percent of the nation’s technical innovations and 60 percent of its patents.” In addition, “China’s top 500 private companies have surpassed State-owned enterprises in many indicators, especially tax payments and employment creation, according to a report from the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce.”

In fact, Bloomberg.com says, “Many of the world’s richest self-made women are Chinese,” and Psychology Today.com tells us, “Women own more than 40% of private businesses in China.”

Meet one of those women. Judy Leissner was 24 when she became the CEO and President of 168-acre Grace Vineyard in Shanxi province, south of Beijing after she quit her job at Goldman Sachs.

The first grape-vine plantings were in 1997 and the first vintage in 2001. Judy started the winery because her father liked to drink. Today, Judy produces a quality wine—about 700,000 bottles annually.

Most people do not know that quality wine is produced in China. In fact, Judy has competition since there are about 400 wineries in China.

Judy says there is an opportunity in China to make a lot of money in a short period of time, because the country is developing and growing.

Die Winzerin aus Shanxi

 

The difference between the wine market in China and the rest of the world is that most drinkers in China must drink because they have to. It’s part of the culture of doing business and developing guanxi.

In an update, Grape Wall of China.com visited Grace Vineyard in September 2011, and Jim Boyce says he visited Grace CEO Judy Leisser. He says, “About a week ago, she sent an email that the wines Grace bottled under screw cap earlier this year are doing fine and, if all goes well with final trials, the winery will switch closures this year for its entry level and premium level wines. Grace’s Premium Chardonnay ranks among the better Chinese wines and is found in top hotels and restaurants in Beijing and Shanghai.”

In addition, in an interview at 24×75.com with Judy Leissner October 17, 2011, she was asked how different the work environment for Grace Vineyard was compared to Goldman Sachs where she worked prior to becoming CEO of the vineyard in Shanxi Province. She said, “Goldman Sachs is a fast-pace, can-do, efficient place.” However, for the winery, she said, “The whole atmosphere was rather sleepy.”

In another question, Judy was asked about social responsibility and what those two words mean.  She responded with, “We guarantee our growers basic income… Grace is a perfect example of an environmentally friendly and sustainable business. We provide many jobs for people from nearby villages.”

Teilnahme an der führenden Luxusmesse in China vom 20. bis 22. April 2012

Die CHEURAM Consulting Group Ltd., Hongkong, wird mit einem eigenen repräsentativen Stand auf der LPS Beijing 2012 vertreten sein und bietet interessierten Anbietern von hochwertigen Immobilien und Luxus- sowie Lifestyle-Produkten die Möglichkeit, ihre Angebote und Dienstleitungen vermögenden chinesischen Interessenten persönlich in einem außergewöhnlichen Umfeld vorzustellen oder präsentieren zu lassen.

Die Vorteile dieser Gelegenheit liegen auf der Hand:

  • Durch den Gemeinschaftsstand (unter Ausschluss von konkurrierenden Angeboten) deutlich niedrigere Teilnahmekosten gegenüber einem eigenem Stand (vergleichbar mit einer Anzeige).
  •  Möglichkeit der Produktvorstellung außerhalb des Standes bei Messeveranstaltungen (Vorträge, Seminare, Abendveranstaltungen) mit Begleitung durch eigene Dolmetscher
  • Repräsentatives und attraktives europäische Messepersonal mit fließenden Chinesisch- Kenntnissen (Business Dolmetscher Zertifikate)
  • Intensive und kompetente Vorbereitung des Marketing – Materials
  • Außergewöhnlicher Zugang zu vermögenden Investoren (Unternehmern, Führungspersönlichkeiten, Eigentümern von Immobilien, Flugzeugen und Yachten), Vermittlern und Vertretern der Luxusgüterbranche in China (Messezugang nur mit Einladung); dadurch ideales persönliches Umfeld zur Kontaktaufnahme und zum Networking
  • Erstklassige Referenzen und nachweislich hohe Abschlussergebnisse bei Vorgängermessen des Veranstalters.

Im Ergebnis: Es gibt kaum einen direkteren Zugang zu vermögenden Chinesen mit der Möglichkeit, eigene Produkte und Dienstleistungen im persönlichen Gespräch vorzustellen als an unserem Stand auf der LPS Beijing 2012 – und das zu einem Preis, der konkurrenzlos günstig ist.

Nähere Einzelheiten erhalten Sie unter info@cheuram.com oder (+49-40) 32 43 33.

Die Besucher der LPS Beijing 2012 sind an folgenden Angeboten interessiert:

Luxus – Immobilien (weltweit)

  •  Eigentumswohnungen
  • Strandhäuser
  • Innerstädtische Eigentumswohnungen und Penthäuser
  • Golf- und Jachthafenimmobilien
  • Ferienresorts
  • Timesharing
  • Privatinseln
  • Burgen und Schlösser

Kapitalanlagemöglichkeiten

  •  Vermögensverwaltung
  • Private Banking
  • Steuerplanung
  • Aufenthaltsrecht (Visum und Aufenthaltserlaubnis)

Luxusgüter

  • Hochwertige Luxusgüter
  • Wertvolle Inneneinrichtung

Reiche in China möchten auswandern

Henning Schwarzkopf von der CHEURAM Consulting Group Ltd in Hongkong hat folgenden interessenanten Bericht aus der China Daily vom 3. November 2011 zur Verfügung gestellt (sofern eine Übersetzungshilfe benötigt wird, bitte per Email melden):

About 60 percent of the rich Chinese people, each of whom has a net asset of at least 60 million yuan ($9.44 million), said they intended to migrate from China, a report has found.

About 14 percent of them have either already migrated from China or have applied for migration.

The three most favored destinations by the Chinese rich are the United States, Canada and Singapore. The US is the first choice of some 40 percent of the people interviewed, according to a white paper jointly released by Hurun Report and the Bank of China (BOC) on Saturday.

According to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the number of Chinese applicants for investment immigration has exceeded applications from any other country or region.

Last year, the USCIS issued 772 EB-5 visas, meant for investor immigrants, to Chinese people. They account for 41 percent of the total EB-5 visas issued by the agency.

“Among all the destinations in terms of investment immigration, the US always outstand all other options as the country does not impose any quota,” said Jiao Lingyan, a client executive of the investment immigration department of the Beijing-based GlobeImmi International Education Consultation Co.

“The minimum amount required for investment immigration to the US is $500,000. But it should be noted that this applies to investments in projects recommended by authorities in the US. People considering these projects should take into account that they may not make profits,” Jiao said.

“It is worth noting that the minimum amount for investment immigration will be raised in the coming years, because the number of rich people in China is rapidly growing,” she said.

Among the 980 people interviewed by Hurun Report and the BOC, one-third said they have assets overseas, which on an average account for 19 percent of their total assets.

While 32 percent of the interviewees said they have invested overseas with a view to immigrate, half of them said they did so mainly for the sake of their children’s education.

Zhang Yuehui, a Beijing-based immigration expert, said children’s education is also the top concern among those who want to immigrate.

“A growing number of parents in China have realized that children growing up in the examination-oriented education system in China will find it hard to compete in an increasingly globalized world,” Zhang said.

Wang Lilan, 38, a mother of two who immigrated to Australia from her home province of Fujian two years ago, was one of those parents.

“My 12-year-old elder daughter used to do her homework very late into the night. But here in Australia, she does quite a lot practical assignment, in a playful way. And she has more spare time to do the things she likes,” Wang said.

“I feel very delighted to see my children having fun while studying,” Wang said.

Chinese immigrants are also getting younger, with the largest group aged between 25 and 30, compared to the 40-45 age group in the past, Zhang said.