Category Archives: Australia

The complex maritime relations between China and the US – Wendell Minnick

The edgy relations between China and the US at sea have been tested over the past few months, and at last week´s International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) defense analyst Wendell Minnick heard how crisis management tools between the countries have performed, he writes in Defense News.

China, still missing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership – Sara Hsu

The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) in a proposed investment treaty covering both sides of the Pacific Ocean, including the US, but China is missing. Since the treaty covers 40% of the global GDP, China´s stance towards the TPP is key, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Triple Crisis.

US, UK top destinations for study – Rupert Hoogewerf

Both the US and the UK retain their top positions as a destination for study, reveals the Hurun Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey. They are followed by Australia and Canada. Surprising newcomer is New Zealand at not five, Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf tells in the PieNews.

Why Paris is the best shopping city for Chinese – Rupert Hoogewerf

Many cities try to lure massive spending Chinese tourists, but Paris is year after year the winner, also when it comes to what they spend per capita. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains the magic of France´s capital in the Jakarta Post, and the challenges for competitors.

80% of China´s rich plan to send their kids abroad – Rupert Hoogewerf

The story China´s rich send their kids abroad is not new, but their numbers are growing and the ages of the kids are dropping, found the latest Hurun report. And says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogerwerf, they go to more different countries, he tells at

US-China visa deal: how the agencies get hit – Wei Gu

The recent deal between the US and China to allow their citizens visas for up to ten years might be win-win for most, the visa agencies are hit severely, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in Dow Jones. Emigrating services for Chinese are under pressure.

China´s wealthy go to exotic places – Rupert Hoogewerf

Classic tourists destinations like France are out for China´s rich, as they focus on more exotic destinations like the Arctic and Africa, reports the Wall Street Journal based on a new report by Rupert Hoogewerf´s Hurun Rich list. Only Switzerland survives in Europe.

Pollution main driver for emigrating Chinese rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s rich are leaving the motherland in a higher speed than ever, and pollution is one of the major driver behind this spike in emigration, notes China´s rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in Time.

Education, first step in emigration process of the rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

When China´s rich set up shop abroad, they often follow a pattern, explains Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the China Daily. The first step in that process is sending their children to a specific country, to explore the situation. That is why education is a key tool for the emigration process.

Joel Backaler joins China Speakers Bureau

The ambitions of China´s companies going global are developing in a compelling story, only second to the tale of China´s opening up to the world. China veteran Joel Backaler, director at Frontier Strategy Group, is going to cover that subject in his upcoming book ”China Goes West. Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global”, expected to be published by Palgrave MacMillan in April. Joel has kindly agreed to join the China Speakers Bureau.