Learn China Sourcing with CSA

Become a Free Member of CSA and get Immediate Access to:

  • China Sourcing Crash Course
    Learn how to Avoid Costly Mistakes when sourcing in China! 9 full length videos by Mike Bellamy
  • Live Interviews
    Watch live interviews with China sourcing experts and get valuable information that helps you to save time and money!
  • 2016 China Sourcing Conference -Slides and Recordings - 6 videos 
  • 100 Essential Blog Posts
    100 Must Read Articles about sourcing in China reflecting 15 years of China business experience by Mike Bellamy
  • Factory Visits in China
    Watch factory audit video footage by Neale O'Connor and learn to ask the right questions when visiting a factory in China.

    New For Silver Members:

  •  Free Shenzhen Factory Audit and Consultation (Value $US500)

CSA Mission Statement

The China Sourcing Academy (CSA) was developed with the Serious Business Owner in Mind

Our solution eliminates the steep learning curve and positions you to get it right the FIRST time! We walk you through the process of building factory-direct relationships which are essential to controlling quality, costs and most of all your brand! With CSA you not only get all the information you need to optimize your next international project—you get a team with boots on the ground in China with a proven track record of success that adds to the bottom line:

Save Time! - Avoid Scams! - Protect your IP!

What Our Clients Say

Elena from Miami:
""I really enjoyed your presentation on China Sourcing, and I was impressed at how at ease you were talking about the details of the ins and outs of doing business in China.""

Ravi from California:
""Thank you very much for your help, and for all the wonderful recommendations you made in response to my recent questions regarding doing business with China""

Rodrigo from Brazil: 
""I've been following Mike Bellamy's work at CSIC for a while and he is certainly the most experienced professional I have ever met when it comes to Sourcing in China.""

Withold from Poland: 
""I participated in a lecture by Michael on sourcing from China and I believe he could be invaluable in interfacing an Occidental customer with a Chinese supplier.""

Latest from our Blog

What Can We Learn from a Major OEM MP3 Manufacturer in China?
HOTT founded in 1999, professionally manufactures and markets cutting-edge and high-quality personal audio and video products as well as providing reliable quality products along with value-added services.
Sourcing Smart Watches and Wearables for Amazon?
Motto established in 2009, it has been focusing on development and manufacture of the smartwatch, smart bracelet, and smart name card since 2014. Before 2014, it did OEM for SHARP, like the PCB chips, POS machines and set up boxes for the digital TVs.
Sourcing USB Drives from China
The global market for USB Flash Drives is rising and projected to exceed 3 billion units by 2018 and more than 5 billion by 2020, due to increased demand for faster data transmission speed (Source: Global industry analysts).

Video Previews

Who are your Instructors?

Mike Bellamy

Mike_Bellamy_China_Sourcing_AcademyOriginally from Upstate New York, Mike moved to Asia in 1993 and is a China business advisor to both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. Recognized as an expert on China sourcing for more than a decade, he has been interviewed by: The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Financial Times and Bloomberg. A featured presenter on China business issues at seminars, trade shows and corporate events across the globe, Mike is the author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing”. The courses he teaches at the China Sourcing Academy substantially expand upon concepts introduced in his guide book. Mike founded a boutique sourcing agency in China with 1 employee and 1 client back in 2002.  Today he leads the PassageMaker Group which has 150 employees and on behalf clients manages a 200 million USD supply chain (per annum, at time of writing) of goods flowing from China to the world. Mike received a double degree in Diplomacy and Economics in Washington DC and went on to gain an International MBA from the University of South Carolina, which included a year of full-time graduate level courses in China.
Important Publications
CSA lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for over a decade. We selected the best 100+ posts from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. The content is broken down into the following topics for your easy reference. Sign up for Free Account and read as many as you like, when you like.

Avoiding Scams Negotiating Price
Safe Payment Practices Logistics
Quality Assurance Project Management
Value Added Tax Planning Ethics in China
Communications Middlemen
Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements Business Formation
Contracts & Legal Issues Small Order Issues
Intellectual Property Protection Labor Rates
Supplier Selection Engineering
Due Diligence Compliance
family foto at LW parkMike spent two years as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, studying Japanese factory management, and quality control in Tokyo and Osaka. Later he studied the Chinese language in Manchuria and Beijing. Mike reads, writes and speaks Chinese.

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Professor Neale O’Connor

Professor Neale O'Connor China Sourcing AcademyDr Neale O’Connor – FCPA, moved to Hong Kong in 1996 and is recognized as an expert on the management practices of Chinese firms. He is the founder and director of the China Supplier 1000 Project, the largest ever face to face interview study of Chinese Suppliers. China Supplier 1000 Project is a corporate research project focusing on strategic and operational risk issues faced by overseas buyers and Chinese suppliers. Exploring how Chinese suppliers win contracts and manage their large customers.  He has been interviewed by Financial Times, Global Sources, Chief Executive China and In the Black. Neale has also spoken to many industry associations throughout Asia. China SupplierHe is also a senior consultant of the China Lab at Silk Road Associates (Hong Kong), which provides corporate and strategic consulting advice to SMEs and Multinationals. Neale has developed corporate business cases for a number of large multinational companies including HTC, PQI, Philips, Delphi, and Alpharma. His cases are used extensively around the world, with over 8000 purchases to date. Neale is a CPA of CPA Australia and is originally from Mildura, Australia. He received a degree in Accounting and Economics in Ballarat University. He worked in Mann Judd Chartered Accountants before returning to study a post graduate diploma in Accounting at The University of Melbourne followed by a PhD degree in Accounting and Cross-cultural Psychology at Griffith University, which focused on national culture and the differences in management practice across Asia. After arriving in Hong Kong, Neale’s research has focused on the modernization processes of Chinese firms, examining both intra-firm and inter-firm settings. Neale has received more than $US350,000 in external grants. Based on publications, citations and research grants, he is one of the leading Management Accounting Researchers in Asia. His publications have appeared in several international journals: Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Australian Accounting Review, Asian Pacific Journal of Management and Journal of Applied Management Studies. Neale has also published two books: The China Casebook on Operational Risk, and Management Control of Multinational Enterprises in China. He has taught at The City University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore and is presently at Hong Kong Baptist University. Professor Neale O ConnorNeale is obsessed with personal development and loves to learn and share new ways of aggregating knowledge. He exercises 7 days per week (Yes in Hong Kong) through running and playing competitive tennis. Born in 1964. Neale has been Asia-based since 1996.

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