Category Archives: Europe

China can deal with sky-high debts – Victor Shih

China’s debts could be as high as 150% of its GDP, higher than that of the US and Greece, says political analyst Victor Shih in Aljazeera. But is should reform its inefficient economy to deal with that debt.

China’s rich prefer Paris over the US – Rupert Hoogewerf

The Wall Street Journal has more details of the earlier released Hurun report about how China’s rich spend their money while traveling. Tension with France have been forgotten, as Paris has become their most favorite destination. The Hurun report is produced by Rupert Hoogewerf.

High-end travelers do it differently – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s billionaires and millionaires are a much-wanted market for the travel industry. But those rich have very distinct travel habits, discloses a new Hurun report, its founder Rupert Hoogewerf tells the China Daily. Key words: youth, self-reliance and brand loyalty.

The Idea Hunt – China vs Europe

Innovation tops many agenda’s, from individuals, organizations and countries. But what innovation actually is and how to deal with it, outside high-brow and often mythical debates, remains illusive.

Taiwan can catch China’s luxury market – Shaun Rein

As growing crowds of mainland Chinese visit Taiwan, curious to see how pre-revolutionary China could have looked like, the island could capture a major share of the luxury good purchases, says…

Should Europe follow China? – Annette Nijs

What can liberal capitalism learn from China, is the challenging question Annette Nijs, Executive Director Global Initiative of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) poses in Neurope.eu. After the start…

Schaub, Mark

Mark Schaub a partner at King & Wood and Mallesons, the largest law firm in China and Australia combined. He is a prolific speaker who wastes no time in avoiding the real challenges in doing business in China.

As a lawyer he had extensive experience in negotiating deals, firing people and otherwise dealing with the ignorance of companies entering the Chinese business minefield. He travels from Shanghai

Backaler, Joel

Joel Backaler covers in his book “China Goes West. Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global” the second biggest story after China started to open up: the country´s global expansion and its impact on Western multinationals.

Nijs, Annette

Annette D.S.M. Nijs, currently Executive Director Global Initiative of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), is a former Cabinet Minister for Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. Before joining CEIBS, Annette established the Europe China Institute at Nyenrode Business University where she held the position of Managing Director of the institute. She travels from Amsterdam.

Chijs, Marc van der

Marc van der Chijs arrived last century as an expat for Daimler-Benz, but booked his largest successes as the co-founder of China’s largest video hosting site Tudou and until February 2011 as CEO for the game developer Spil Group Asia. He is now a serial internet entrepreneur and angel investor. He travels from Vancouver, Canada.