Category Archives: UK

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.

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.

Britain’s diminished influence in China – Zhang Lijia

Does Britain still matter to China, wonders author Zhang Lijia in a piece for the BBC. “Is London still that foggy,” many Chinese wonder. At least the mutual relations remain foggy between both countries, writes Zhang Lijia.

‘Being British’ not enough to convince Chinese consumers – Tom Doctoroff

UK trade missions are tumbling over each other in China, and British brands try to sell their Britishness to the Chinese consumer. China marketing specialist Tom Doctoroff does not think that will work, he tells the BBC.

Human rights on back-burner in China trade – Ben Cavender

When UK premier David Cameron had a cup of tea with the Dalai Lama earlier this year, the China trade was hit badly. As one UK trade missions are tumbling over each other this month in China, human rights are no longer a popular subject, notes business analyst Ben Cavender in CNBC.

China’s consumers move away from blink – Shaun Rein

Paris and Europe in general are losing track as hot spots for buying luxury goods, as the crisis hits China’s middle class, and consumers move from luxury goods to lifestyle, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in WSJ. “Why buying expensive goods, if you cannot have clean water and air?”

Elite summer schools, latest trend for rich Chinese – Wei Gu

Students at Eton and other elite colleges in the UK, the US and Switzerland might be heading for holidays, their places are taken over by summer school students, increasingly Chinese. WSJ wealth editor Wei explores with Shanghai-based organizer William Vanbergen this recent trend. Exams and tests have to limit the numbers.

What can London do for Chinese tourists? – Roy Graff

The UK might be lagging in attracting Chinese tourists, a great city like London can still do more to accommodate those tourists who take the initial barriers to the island. Hospitality specialist Roy Graff spells out some tips for the city in the ChinaContact newsletter.

Chinese tourists, beyond the cliches – Roy Graff

Chinese tourists not only boom in numbers, they are much harder to understand, as their wishes diversify. China hospitality expert Roy Graff discusses at the China Weekly Hangout the place of governments, travel agents and the tourists themselves.