Manhattan Mandarin Consulting

China Simplified
Providing businesses with turn key solutions for China's constantly evolving regulatory landscape

IvyGate has partnered with Manhattan Mandarin to provide business strategy consulting for American companies interested in penetrating the Chinese market. After Manhattan Mandarin provides the initial introduction, as well as continued support within the U.S., IvyGate will take care of all your business and legal needs in mainland China. With 15 years of experience working with local Chinese governments and SOEs, IvyGate connects you with unparalleled resources on the ground to ensure your continued success within the region.

China is currently the world’s second-largest economy and home to the world’s largest consumer market; it presents exciting challenges and opportunities for growth. Having a partner with Chinese business expertise and a thorough knowledge of the region can be the difference between failure and success. As the international economy becomes more interconnected, it is pivotal that businesses remain ahead of the curve.


IvyGate is dedicated to advising high profile professionals and businesses to help them seamlessly navigate the constantly evolving Chinese regulatory landscape. We assist with financial opportunities, public relations and crisis management, geopolitical issues, and stakeholder relations. We grow your global market-share by serving as a broker between you and local governments, investors, and policymakers to guarantee your longevity in the region.

Chinese Market Opportunities for International Firms

In the years since its initiative to open up to the world, and since its admittance to the WTO, China has striven to become a leading contributor to and innovator in the global economy.

Most recently, Shanghai and Hainan have taken steps toward deeper integration and acceptance of foreign-owned firms. In February 2018, the local Shanghai government mapped out 100 policy measures it aims to achieve by the end of the fiscal year. The Hainan government recently announced a new FTZ which will further simplify administrative and tariff pressures facing international firms.


As is apparent, policies geared toward relaxing protectionist measures have already
begun to take shape in China. The entire country will continue to open itself to Western
innovation and investment and will actively protect international IP rights.

What we offer

Energy and Clean Tech
Food/Retail/Consumer Products
Government Comm & Relations
Marketing and PR
Additional Services

Contact Us

电话:010-51626418 18511988926

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Meet the team

Ivy Song

Ivy Song is a UK Certified Accountant with an ACCA
(Association of Charted Certified Accountants) Certificate.
After graduating from university, she spent several years
with Fidelity Beijing’s Venture Capital Office. With Fidelity,
Ivy focused on TMT and traditional deal research, and she
developed a passion for entrepreneurship. She founded
IvyGate Consulting in 2013, which specializes in
educational and business consulting.

Ivy has also utilized her strong Chinese government connections to serve as a PR consultant for international companies within China. Ivy has an exhaustive understanding of how to launch marketing events in China, such as workshops and forums. She can also secure and maintain
the continued participation of government leaders, market experts, and media staff in multinational ventures.


Yue was born in Beijing to an artistic family. Her father is
renowned throughout China as a master seal engraver
and stone sculptor; and her mother is a famous artist.


Following in her parent’s footsteps, Yue founded the
Xinyue Realm Cultural Communications Company in
2010. The purpose of her company was to create a deep
understanding and appreciation for art within China.
Using her powerful Chinese social connections, Yue now
serves as an investor in the Chinese business market.

Dana Oakes

Dana L Oakes is from Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Kenyon College in May of 2018 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Dana also holds minor degrees in Mandarin Chinese and Chemistry. She has co-authored articles in medical journals such as The Plant Journal and has served two years as a research assistant in Denver, CO and Gambier, OH. Dana devoted time to teaching and the local community throughout her college career. Currently, Dana is located in Beijing; and her passion lies in business development and consulting for international companies seeking to enter China.

Chris Tyler

Chris Tyler was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and East Asian Languages and Literature. He was an active member in the W&L community serving as a community radio DJ, activities coordinator for the General Activities Board, and VP of the Wounded Warrior Project. He likes to spend his leisure time hiking, cycling, and playing tennis. Currently, Chris is based in Beijing; and is dedicated to facilitating a seamless transition for international firms gaining entry into the Chinese consumer market.