is the first and only online marketplace platform dedicated to English-Chinese bilingual project work. It enables businesses to access instantly a variety of skills and China expertise on demand, no matter how big or small the project. Crayfish® offers considerable cost savings, enabling businesses to make good use of flexible Chinese speaking resources that are currently under-used.

Address: St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 0WS
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Professional Individual and Corporate < 5 (£50+VAT pa)

The China market presents unique challenges and can be fraught with a variety of difficulties. Companies wanting to trade with China have found it difficult to penetrate the market or sustain a presence when they get there; have floundered with the culture and have even lost opportunities over an incorrect translation.

We offer an integrated solution from strategy to execution by leveraging our global network of Chinese speaking expertise. We help businesses access high-quality support with considerable cost savings and improve their efficiency in managing China-related projects.

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Where are the opportunities for business in China?

Ting Zhang, the founder and CEO of Cambridge-based – the unique online platform dedicated to helping Western companies do business in China – provides insight into the sectors and industries which offer the most potential for UK and international companies in the Chinese market.

3 April 2018Read in full

Ting Zhang and Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming

Crayfish makes a splash at China Business Conference

Cambridge-based – the unique online platform dedicated to helping Western companies do business in China – made some valuable connections at last week's China Business Conference in London, organised by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

20 March 2018Read in full - helping business find bilingaul talent helps business to find bilingual talent and better connect with China

UK and international businesses keen to connect with China can now benefit from an innovative recruitment service.

30 January 2018Read in full

Webinar focuses on 'converting opportunities and sales in China'

The Chinese market can be very lucrative if you have the right product with the right pricing and you enter at the right time. But even then, the sales may not happen naturally – you will need to commit resources to develop the pipeline and convert inquiries to sales. You also need to know that your distributor or partner is working with you.

19 January 2018Read in full

L-R:  Elisha Ding, Ting Zhang, Qing Wu forms a new strategic partnership, a Cambridge-based platform offering Chinese business expertise and multi-lingual support, is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with Global Wisdom Group (Glodom), a leading provider of language technology solutions in China.

16 January 2018Read in full

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Let China work for you while you celebrate Christmas

Christmas is not a public holiday in China. So while Christmas trees light up shopping malls here, for most Chinese people it is work as usual. And if your business needs something done ready for the new year, now is the perfect time.

5 December 2017Read in full

 Ting Zhang (3rd left) with colleagues and Sir Vince Cable

Events offer insight into doing business with China

Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO of Cambridge-based, has been connecting with some of industry's brightest minds at recent events and webinars. Her journey in the past few weeks highlights a few of the latest Chinese business trends.

21 November 2017Read in full

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Doing business with China: using an interpreter

You plan to make a business trip to China. Should you hire an interpreter from the UK or hire one in China? It depends on your budget, says – the unique online marketplace that helps you find exactly the kind of freelance help you need to do business with China.

17 October 2017Read in full

How to get started on Chinese social media

As you may know, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts are banned in China, along with all Google services including YouTube.

5 September 2017Read in full

How Crayfish can help you tap into the Chinese education technology market

The Chinese market for international education technology is wide open, but it remains challenging for foreign companies, according to leading experts.

8 August 2017Read in full

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How to create your China business plan – choose the right business activity...

23 Apr 2019Online

When starting a new business, entrepreneurs are faced with several important decisions. Creating a China business plan allows you to write on paper and communicate your vision to others and persuade them to help you meet your goals.