Archive for the 'Announcements & Events' Category

Business in China: Risks and Opportunities

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Risk in China needs more attention, and a more strategic response. This was a key message from “Risky Business in China” author (and China Business Services director) Jeremy Gordon, in a recent talk at London’s Chatham House: “Current sentiment is that business risk is as high as it has ever been” (Risky Business in China). […]

Webinar: How to Avoid Business Risk in China

Monday, October 13th, 2014

An EU SME Centre Webinar, 28 October, 2014: How to Avoid Business Risk in China: A Guide to Due Diligence for EU SMEs. Doing business in China involves a series of challenges and risks that international companies need to address carefully in order to achieve success in the market. Some may face bribery, business fraud, […]

Event: Business in China – Risks and Opportunities

Monday, October 13th, 2014

In light of China’s economic reforms and a high-profile anti-corruption campaign, the speaker (Jeremy Gordon, author of Risky Business in China) will argue that fundamental political, economic and social shifts have changed the nature of opportunities and risks for foreign businesses in China. Event: Business in China – Risks and Opportunities Date – 23 October, […]

Risky Business in China – Presentation

Monday, September 1st, 2014

The new reality of business risk in China requires a strategic approach and due diligence protection. This updated presentation (see the Slideshare link below) outlines some of the themes in “Risky Business in China”, highlighting the risks, and how they can be mitigated. As noted in the book: “There are many challenges that might keep […]

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Merry Christmas! We wish all our clients, partners, friends and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – and thank you for your support over the past 10 years (how time flies!). As usual for Christmas we are supporting two charities: The Mothers’ Bridge of Love and The Peach Foundation – both […]

Happy Chinese New Year!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year to all our readers! This is a picture from a trip to Yangshuo, over Chinese New Year, in 1992. The trip that set this (occasional) blogger off on a long and happy China adventure… With best wishes for a fantastic Year of the Dragon. We are delighted to continue our festive […]

Chopsticks Club China Recruitment Event

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Our old friends at the Chopsticks Club are putting on their first China recruitment fair on 29 June, in London. Judging by all the emails we get from people looking for China-related jobs (and from headhunters looking for candidates) they should get a good turnout. As they put it: “This Event will have huge benefits […]

Happy Year of The Rabbit!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Wishing all our readers a very successful Rabbit year. And hoping not too many of you got stuck on public transport…Read on to see what you (hopefully) may have missed: • Rail Chaos as Millions of Chinese Travellers Head for Home – Audio Slideshow: Tania Branigan and Dan Chung of th… • @chinaSMACK New: […]

Seasons’ Greetings (& Good Tidings)!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Happy holidays, once again, to all our readers. We continue our festive tradition of sending no Christmas cards (except via email – let us know if you lack one by the end of the week!), and of supporting children’s charities in China. • The Peach Foundation: “To help children from the poorest parts of China […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Inflation Baskets, Investments

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

China news, unlike a Chinese river, never runs dry. This week’s review of last week’s (tweeted) news touches on the increasingly sensitive issue of (possibly under-reported) inflation, the figures behind the fears (is the CPI basket fit for purpose), and looks at some possible policy responses. Also covered is investment, both inward FDI (up 7.9% […]