Category Archives: Europe

Can Chinese firms compete internationally? – Joel Backaler

Last month premier Li Keqiang visited Europe with the biggest business delegation ever, in an effort to push Chinese companies on the international market. China veteran Joel Backaler was there during the visit and wonders if Chinese firms can successfully enter international markets. From the China Observer.

Premier Li in anti-recession mode – Sara Hsu

Europe talks already about a triple-dip, a third financial crisis, as China´s premier Li Keqiang visited the continent with a global anti-recession business trip, offering deals to Germany, Italy and Russia. Financial analyst Sara Hsu. “Bolstering growth is needed in those countries… It won´t be Li´s last tour.”

Why China needs Europe now – Shaun Rein

Premier Li Keqiang will visit Germany this week with the largest business delegation ever. Business analyst Shaun Rein explains why China has a rather weak economy, and needs Europe for support. With some advise on German business how to treat Chinese competitors.

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.

Walking El Camino – Zhang Lijia

Walking El Camino, the famous pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela, is an old European tradition, but rapidly becoming popular today too. Author Zhang Lijia started yesterday her El Camino, and will keep us updated on her weblog.

Reasons why Chinese companies go global – Joel Backaler

Five reasons lists China consultant Joel Backaler in Forbes for Chinese companies to go global. Enough reason to pay attention. After 2013, 2014 promised to be another record year for Chinese companies to enter the worldwide market place.

CBS to visit France, Switzerland and Italy

Representatives of the China Speakers Bureau will be traveling to Southern Europe in the second half of April. Stop-overs are scheduled for #Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich), France (#Lyon) and Italy (#Milan). If you are interested to meet one of our people in person, do drop us a line.

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.

Dealing with the European market – Wei Gu

WSJ wealth editor Wei discusses with CEIBS professor Klaus Meyer early successes of Chinese companies trying to enter the European market, and the cultural differences they have to deal with, especially in working with non-hierarchical IT companies.