This is a new one, and since late last night I’ve been talking to my friends in China about it, especially Paul Chong in Shanghai. All this effort doing the real-life networking and community building, the web makes it more sticky…and we need to bridge China to the world with the internet….

Today we are opening applications for – a members only network for foreigners and Chinese to “bridge” together to build long term, quality business relationships.

The team at SZteam will put all their power and network into helping connect Chinese and foreigners, as well as Chinese to Chinese, and foreigner to foreigner.

We aim to combine our awesome Shenzhen community, (and even wider to shanghai and beijing) with the rest of the world


Here is the bio I wrote up this afternoon:

I want Guanxi, You Want Guanxi

Build your China network. is a private members only community to connect Chinese and Foreigners to build, nurture, and grow their businesses.

It is moderated actively by a team in Shenzhen, China to ensure the quality of posts is relevant for China business. The team also actively engages the members to connect with the right potential business partners in our network


Q: What does 51guanxi mean?
A: 51 is commonly used to in “internet chinese” lingo to mean “I Want” (wo yao) and guanxi is a popular (but controversial) word in Chinese that represents doing business through relationships.

We believe this name, “I want Guanxi” is a perfect fit for this closed, invite only network in China. It is definitely a website Chinese will not forget!

Q: But real Chinese businessmen never check social media + won’t update their profiles

EXACTLY WHY THIS COMMUNITY EXISTS! – our active community development team in Shenzhen will monitor what forum posts and activities are there, and then call / QQ / meet the appropriate chinese businessman to get answers and services you need! We are your virtual China agent!