Category Archives: civil society

China’s rising online civil society – Howard French

Howard French by Fantake via Flickr China has changed profoundly, since its first high-profile internet case, the police killing Sun Zhigang in 2003, till today’s opinion blogger Han Han, writes…

Wang, Tricia

Tricia Wang is a sociologist, technology researcher, and ethnographer who studies how people use digital communication technologies in cities. She investigates the impact of digital computing (mobiles and internet) on our social interaction in and with public urban space. She is passionate about demystifying the ways non-elite or edge communities (i.e. migrants, rural villagers, or informal workers) make use of digital tools in everyday life. She travels from New York, USA

Mark Obama Ndesandjo

Building bridges between China and the US has become his passion, ever since Mark Obama Ndesandjo lost his job after 9/11 and found a new homeland in China. As an accomplished business man, he decided that there is more into life than making money. He started to teach piano at orphanages and has been heavily involved in charity events in China. He travels from Shenzhen.

Wang, Helen

Helen Wang is a contributor to Forbes and a sought-after speaker. Her book, “The Chinese Dream,” is based on over 100 interviews with the new members of the Chinese middle class. Currently, Wang divides her time between consulting for companies doing business in China and helping non-profit organizations make a difference. She travels from Silicon Valley.

Rein, Shaun

Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of the China Market Research Group, the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He is one of the world’s recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting in China. In 2012 he published the bestseller “The End of Cheap China.” He travels from Shanghai.

Kuo, Kaiser

Kaiser Kuo is an American-born writer, rock musician, technology watcher and cultural commentator. In June 2010 he became director international communication at China’s largest search engine, Baidu.com. Baidu was the first Chinese company to become part of the NASDAQ-100 index.

Hoogewerf, Rupert

Rupert Hoogewerf is founder and compiler of the Hurun China Rich List. The list is the flagship product of Hurun Report, a luxury publishing and events company founded by Hoogewerf in 1999, which produces 20 Chinese-language magazine issues a year aimed at China’s wealth creators. Hoogewerf’s close personal relationship with many of China’s leading entrepreneurs provides the basis for the company’s busy calendar of events. He travels from Shanghai.

French, Howard

Howard French is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times correspondent in Africa, Japan, and China. As correspondent for the New York Times, he was not only an alert observer of the society he was in, but was able to compare and connect between those worlds, much to the benefit of his audience. He travels from New York.

Dodson, Bill

Bill Dodson is the author of “China Inside Out: 10 Irreversible Trends Reshaping China and its Relationship with the World.” A highly animated and energetic speaker, he presents in a clear way the trends impacting China’s markets, business interests invested in the country and international relations with other nations. In the summer of 2012, his new book is expected: China Fast Forward: The Technologies, Green Industries and Innovations Driving the Mainlands Golden Future. He travels from Suzhou.

Doctoroff, Tom

Tom Doctoroff is the leading authority on marketing in China. His successful book Billions: Selling to the New Chinese Consumer has founds its way to the shelves of almost every company working in China. Mr. Doctoroff switches in his speeches easily from a hand-on approach to a higher level, and prevents any confusion by telling again many real life stories from the dynamic marketing scene in China. He travels from Shanghai.