Archive for the 'Services' Category

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 […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Census, Prices & Power, To Unions, Logistics & Internet IPOs)

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Our weekly China business news review follows, with our pick of our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream 1. Census: RT @islandchic: Almost 2 Maldives. RT @olbion: Exactly 593,832 laowai live in China. (See also: @TheEIU_China The EIU China #China’s urbanisation rate was 49.7% in 2010 according to the census, in line with previous EIU estimate of […]

China The Biggest: Online Payments System

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

It seems China will be the biggest in everything eventually, so we expect this series to continue for some time but, for now, we just want to note that (to the surprise of many who have never heard of it) that Alibaba’s Alipay, has overtaken PayPal as the biggest online payments system in the world. […]

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% […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Numbers, Buzz Words & Bad Milk, To T2, “Xi’s the One”, & Expo Optimism)

Monday, October 25th, 2010

This week’s update on last week’s news has an economic focus (more Q3 numbers, interest rates, risks, and 5-year planning). But to add some colour we also have “inclusive” buzz words (and a scandalous princeling), a very sour PR story from the already muddy milk industry. And, to prove that not everything is bad news, […]

Enjoy (Daily Deals)

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Regular readers may recall our involvement with (and interest in) Enjoy Shanghai (also on Twitter). We are excited to announce the launch of a new daily deal service for group purchases. Check out EnjoyMeitain which offers, each day, a “fantastic deal on something cool to do in Shanghai. From dining and nightlife, spas, health and […]

China The Biggest: IPO Market

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

China is already the biggest in many areas (as noted in past posts). And this leadership is not just related to production and consumption – this year it is expected to become the largest market for initial public offerings (IPOs), with some US$74 billion being raised. China Economic Review notes: “Chinese firms are expected to […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Consumer Brands, Growth & Reverse Innovation, To Lobbying, Non-Strategy & Digital Generations)

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Last week’s news has been sifted and sorted from our Twitter feed, ChinaBlogTweets, and we are pleased to present our highlights below… The UN’s latest projected growth rate for China is 9.5% in 2010. Despite inflationary fears (and recent reports do show a rise of 2.8%), and bank debt worries, those popular domestic consumers are […]


Thursday, March 18th, 2010

It used to be something of a logical progression for international companies heading into China: 1. Representative Office, 2: JV or, latterly, WFOE (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise). China Law Blog highlights the trend to ignore the often unnecessary (and unnecessarily restricted operations of the) Rep Office stage. The leap to WFOE is, in part due […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Protectionists, Paper & Pipes, To Hackers, Lawyers & NDAs)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Another week flies by – with the help of a post Chinese New Year surge – and it is already the end of February! So without further delay, here is our ChinaBlogTweets roundup of China business news from last week. 1. Going Global joelbackaler Whose your favorite of FastCompany 10 most innovative Chinese companies […]