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Social change documented – Zhang Lijia

Zhang Lijia Two very different and rather entertaining interviews with Zhang Lijia, documenting the writer who is documenting a changing China. On the new trend of books on the new…

Old Love Lane up for the hammer? – Paul French

Paul Frenchby Fons1 via FlickrPaul French reports at his weblog about the Shanghai sledgehammers threatening the Old Love Lane, now Wujiang Lu, up for “redevelopment”. People voting with their wallets…

Most sought speakers – December 2008

Zhang Lijiaby Fons1 via FlickrZhang Lijia became in December the fastest mover among our corp of speakers at the China Speakers Bureau. She is, at the second place, actually the…

Next week: CSB-newsletter is due

William Overholtby Fons1 via FlickrNext week the December 2008 China Speakers Bureau Newsletter is due, only the second in our short life. Some of the subjects: most-sought speakers for December…

Mirella Visser joins the China Speakers Bureau

Mirella Visser The Asian economic crisis in the 1990s, the reunification of Hong Kong with China and the collapse of the Barings bank happened within Mirella Visser’s tenure as senior…

Why China’s consumption will go strong in 2009 – Paul French

tPaul FrenchFive reasons why China’s retail consumption will do well in 2009, published in Paul French‘ Access Asia newsletter, and here republished by Danwei. It goes against the trend of…

Spending still on track – Shaun Rein

Shaun Reinby Fons1 via FlickrSpending by urban consumers is still on track, says Shaun Rein, director of the China Market Research Group, based on his own research in the International…

The "Change in China" project

Marc van der Chijs At the China Speakers Bureau we have last week started a book project, called “Change in China”. It was based on a discussion we had on…

A celebrity in China – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rupert Hoogewerfby Getty Images via DaylifeBecoming a celebrity inside and outside China is an achievement few can put on their record, but Rupert Hoogewerf or Hurun can do so. The…

Home Depot and B&Q will have a hard time – Shaun Rein

Shaun Reinby Fons1 via FlickrBoth Home Depot and B&Q will face hardship on the Chinese market in 2009, predicted Shaun Rein, managing director of the China Market Research Group in…

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