Category Archives: miscellaneous
One of the tools we are happy to use at the China Speakers Bureau is our digital radar. In a combination of rss-feeds from Google news and a good rss-reader (currently INO-reader), we see when our speakers pop up online, often before those speakers have noticed that themselves.
At least, that was the practice until earlier this week. Now our digital radar seems to be broken. Hundreds of feeds are flooding in, sometimes articles from 2005. What is worse: we have not yet a clue what is causing this problem.
China´s New Year celebrations are already in full swing, and in a few days the Year of the Wooden (actually the Green Wooden) Horse will arrive. The China Speakers Bureau wishes all its speakers, clients and other the best for the coming year, health and prosperity.
Xi Jinping’s ambitious reform program is answering some of the questions analyst have been asking since the new president took power, writes economist Arthur Kroeber for Brookings. Although his program might not satisfy market fundamentalists.
China’s entrepreneurs are moving from their core manufacturing to investment strategies, as the country’s economy is shifting, says China Rich List producer Rupert Hoogewerf in ECNS.CN.
Signs are strong that North-Korea is preparing for another rocket launch. And although that is bad news, suggests Michael Justin Lee in the Washington Times, it might help China and the US to get closer to each others. China is not as close with North-Korea as some thing, he says.
In October China’s leadership has to decide about some tough economic dilemma’s. Financial expert Sara Hsu paints at Triple-Crisis some of the options to avoid a failure of the efforts to shift from an investment-driven to a consumption-driven economy.
The French L’Oreal groups bought China’s leading facial masks group Magic Holdings. A brilliant move, says retail analyst Ben Cavender in the China Daily, in a fast growing market segment.
Australia has been dropping on the list of favorite destinations for Chinese tourists, reports the Brisbane Times. China Rich list composer Rupert Hoogewerf explains why other destinations like the France, Singapore, Italy, the UK, the US and Switzerland are today doing better.