Category Archives: Belgium

The Belt and Road initiative: all roads lead to China (updated)

One of the major global initiatives by China was the massive Belt and Road Initiative, reviving the old silk roads. In May 2017 a major international conference showed what our experts were already expecting: now all roads lead to China. Even countries who suffered from difficult relations with China, including both Koreas, appeared in Beijing.Larger than the former Marshall Plan after the Second World War, OBOR is going to redefine global trade.

The madness of Trump’s Tariff Scheme – Harry Broadman

The US announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum was supposed to be a fit shot in the US-China trade war but left many US allies behind in disarray. Former US official Harry Broadman tries to make sense out of the mess Donald Trump has created, for Forbes.

How beer in China goes upmarket – Shaun Rein

Beer has always been a poor-people product, but has been going upmarket, now China´s elite discover the more fancy beers, tells retail analyst Shaun Rein to the Boston Globe. Although, in the sales, craft beers in China hardly show up, that is going to change.

Europe tour of the CSB

The China Speakers Bureau will be on tour in #Europe in the coming months. Cities we travel too are #Geneva, #Lausanne, #Prague and #Brussels. If you are interested in setting up a meeting, do get in touch, so we can see when and how our agenda´s can match.

Europe book tour for Joel Backaler

Author Joel Backaler of “China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global” is visiting Europe this month on an impressive book tour. Shortly, he will visit Dublin, London, Hamburg, Brussels, Amsterdam, 14 events in 8 cities.

Joel Backaler to visit Europe in October

Joel Backaler, a leading expert on China´s outbound investments, will be visiting Europe in October and has still some time slots available for speeches. He will be visiting London and Dublin in the week of October 5, and Brussel and Amsterdam in the week of October 13.

Fine chocolate: the ideal China gift – Shaun Rein

The Europeans, especially the Belgians and the Swiss, bring China the ideal gift for the wealthy: chocolate. Shanghai’s World Chocolate Wonderland showcases. Fine chocolate is high on the agenda of affluent shoppers, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in the Financial Times.