唐 Táng – Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD), the most glittering and glorious period of cosmopolitan culture in China's history; 潮 Cháo – a tide of change towards something novel and exciting.
John Pickup has over 20 years’ experience working with Chinese business. He has gained a deep appreciation of the importance of Chinese history, culture and social/business etiquette in developing good business relations in China. He advises Western companies, helped by having a Singaporean/Chinese family! John took a Masters in Management from MIT. After a career in IBM he founded the UK subsidiary of a Chinese Canadian company (Platform Computing). He has addressed conferences in the UK and China, including the Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University Business School in Suzhou, China.
This is the provocative title of a just published book by Professor Ann Lee.
In fact some China “experts” might change the question to “When will China’s economy collapse?”
To shallow economists and popular journalists, these might be perfectly valid questions... Continue reading
Qingdao, in Shandong Province, has opened the country’s first hydrogen powered tram route. Well aware of the great need to reduce pollution and improve air quality, they are using a variety of non-polluting technologies for public transport. Although hydrogen fuel cells, which are totally pollution free, are being tested and used in various public transit vehicles around the world, including buses in London, this is the first... Continue reading
Move over world, China’s 5G is coming.
China, with the world’s biggest smartphone market, also has the world’s biggest 4G usage, with a total of 844 million 4G subscribers as of April 2017*
Now the latest study* shows that China is set to bec... Continue reading
Mōzhe shítou guòhé.
This is a Chinese saying quoted by Deng Xiaoping. He achieved a revolutionary change, but he did it gradually. He pulled China back from the excesses of the late Mao regime and set China on th... Continue reading
A traditional centuries old festival brought up to date!
Also known as Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb-sweeping day, it falls on April 4th or 5th which is the first day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar and is a public holiday in China.
This centurie... Continue reading
The first Yiwu to London container train arrived back in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, on April 29th, completing the first round trip journey. It proves the feasibility of the route, which already links China with 14 other European cities. It took 19 days for the return journey, although that should get slicker as experience is gained. There have to be guage changes on the way as the Russian track guage is different from the Ch... Continue reading
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