ChinaNet Online Holdings, a leading B2B (business to business) Internet technology company focusing on providing online-to-offline (“O2O”) sales channel expansion services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurial management and networking service for entrepreneurs in the People’s Republic of China, today announced the Company has launched to support and assist global franchisors who are interested in expanding their franchises to China. Beginning in November, ChinaNet is launching additional tailored services targeting American franchise business owners who are considering expanding into China. These services cover the full scope of a franchisor’s development in China, from preparation to set-up to expansion. Preparation services include feasibility studies and key statistical information on addressable markets, and reviews of the franchisors’ China supply chain and business strategy. During the set-up period, ChinaNet supports with office and facility siting, nationwide franchise permits, product packaging needs and advertising and marketing for the Chinese market. During the expansion phase, the Company assists with public relations and advertising through its premier advertising and marketing web portal, Liansuo was officially launched in May, with a current average IP of 82000 per day.