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I got the idea to start this blog after a trip to Hefei and Shanghai this week. I have been working in China for the last 7 years and have seen it all (well maybe not all, cause nothing new surprises me anymore, but I have seen a lot).

On this particular trip, I met with a couple of Pakistani Traders who have been living and working in China for more than 10 years. They both speak fluent Chinese and they have been working to export used machines out of China to ME and South Asia.

They are not related, nor do they work with each other. Each runs his own business and affairs. With both of these guys, we got into all the scams and tricks that these Used Equipment export brokers (mostly based in Shanghai) run on unsuspecting foreign clients who try to buy UE from them.

I had heard many of the stories before, but they both told me of some new ones these guys have run. It is simply amazing what these guys will do.

So I thought, as one of the few westerners living and actively working in the construction machinery industry in China, I should set up my own blog to discuss the various aspects of the trade in China. Some will  be good, some will be bad, but I will try to give an honest view, at least from my perspective.

So this is my first post and hope to follow up with many more posts in the future. Please feel free to add you comments or ask questions and I will try my best to give you some answers.

Posted February 18, 2011 by chinacetrader in Uncategorized

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