The approach to email addresses has been different in China. Historically many people use their private email account for business not a company email address.
This often means verifying who works for which company is confusing.
This has been changing in recent years;
- Chinese business has started using their own domain name
- New email providers are now available of email, e.g. Microsoft 360, QQ mail, etc.
In China today there is no reason for a company to run their own email system.
For more information please see: Chinese email
|Is your company email accessible in China||Many of the overseas email systems are blocked in China||High|
|QQ mail||QQ mail accounts are available, run out of Hong Kong, and available to overseas companies||Medium|
|Email security||If your business emails contain critical information, seriously and take independent advice.||Medium|
|Your local Chinese office||If you are operating a local Chinese office, it is recommended that staff use company email addresses and not personnel email accounts.||Medium|
|WeChat functionality is replacing emails. A review of the use of WeChat and the role in your business is recommended||Medium|
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