Category Archives: Bureau Announcements

Strategy experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

Making sense out of China has always been challenging, although the questions companies and people have to ask themselves change permanently. From a rather uregulated booming economy, now dealing we a tsunami of new rules, anti-corruption and a – relatively – slowing economy changes the strategic questions you have to deal with And while everybody has an opinion, at the China Speakers Bureau we are happy to have a range of expert opinions on China´s strategic challenges. We have a selection here (but you can always ask for more).

Experts on the US-China trade war at the China Speakers Bureau

Who to turn for advice to now US president Donald Trump seems still running a trade war with China – and the rest of the world? A few experts at the China Speakers Bureau have started to make sense out of the erratic behavior of the leader of the world’s largest economy. Making sense out of what the world’s second-largest economy will do will only be slightly easier. A few speakers at our office might be able to help you out.

Media experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

China´s media industry might be one of the toughest to grasp for the outside world. All media are state-owned, very much restricted, and got recently into trouble because they have been extorting companies. Nothing is what you might expert. Some guidance is needed, and fortunately we have a range of media experts at the China Speakers Bureau.

Fintech experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

From a cash country, where transactions were done by moving plastic bags with money between bank branches, China has turned into a leading force in fintech or financiel technology. Mobile payment are standard. Bitcoins and blockchain technology found in China early adopters. Social media have – more than anywhere in the world – adopted payment systems to facilitate online trade.

Closing down on Google+

The China Speakers Bureau has been pretty active on Google+ over the past years, and it is with regret we noticed that Google+ is halting its activities. Google has experimented much in setting up social networks but has never been able to develop a successful operation in this field. Our accounts and pages on Google+ will fizzle out, as the deadline for Google+ activity has now been set on early April.

Sara Hsu joins SupChina as fintech columnist

Financial analyst Sara Hsu has joined the leading China information website SupChina as a columnist with a bi-weekly contribution on financial technology.

Best seasonal wishes for 2019

Christmas is sneaking in at our headquarters and – as expected – we are winding up our business in anticipation of the coming holidays and welcome 2019. Our 2018 has been great, and we hope the same for you. With the global economy picking up, we saw the same happening in the speaking business we are running.

Jim Rogers joins Korean resort operator as director

Renowned investor Jim Rogers has been proposed as an independent director at the South-Korean resort operator  Ananti, anticipating a future opening up of North Korea. South-Korean media have been cheering after the proposal was announced, and its shares soared. 

Author Zhang Lijia wins UK Mulan award

London-based journalist Zhang Lijia, the author of Lotus, a novel, on prostitution in China, received this weekend the Mulan Award. Mulan is a British organization, a foundation which recognizes the achievement of Chinese women living in the UK. 

Innovation experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

Innovation and China seemed have been at odds for a long time. But the country known for its copy-cats has made huge strides forward, and innovation has become a key feature in the country´s development. Not surprising, also speakers at the China Speakers Bureau reflect that important development.