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Covid in China

The latest number of Covid infections in Mainland China are greatly improved from the last time I looked, which was at the time when the numbers were rising again in Beijing, and indicates that the virus is suppressed in China, if not eliminated altogether. I mention this because many people ...
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China has the money

Many thanks to a regular reader of China Bites who pointed out an important omission from my list of why SMEs should do business in China which is all about money and, in particular, China’s foreign exchange reserves which now stands at US$3.399 trillion, almost three times the reserves held by Japan ...
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Wealth Management Bonanza

Having worked in the financial services sector in London, Hong Kong and Sydney, I’ve led many initiatives over the years designed to connect China’s high net worth investor population with the international funds management sector by offering access to diversification, transparency and world class expertise. The latest move by the ...
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China Internet Report 2020

If you do nothing else today, watch this short video on the China Internet Report 2020 in which Gary Liu of the South China Morning Post outlines the 3 key internet trends in China which are:Trend 1 - Covid 19 will have a lasting impact on China’s Tech SectorOnline media consumption in China has ...
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Why China?

The other day I made a list of why SMEs should do business in China. Here it is: China is the world’s second largest economy - will overtake the US by 2027 (or earlier)A population of 1.3 billion plus a middle class of 400 million, and rising800 billionaires and 4.4 ...
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Video Series: How Business Gets Done in China

With the goal of supporting SMEs in developing their own China strategy and engaging in the China market, we have recently launched our video series: "How Business Gets Done in China", which has generated some great feedback amongst our ACSME members: These are the first six of a series of videos ...
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Sharing and Caring

Some fascinating insights here from The Fashion Law (TLG) on the attitudes of affluent customers in different countries towards privacy and their willingness to share personal data and information. This is particularly relevant at a time when Governments are rolling out contact tracing apps to track personal location data and the risk ...
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60 Years

I turned 60 recently and it really is quite amazing to think about the changes that the world has witnessed since the year of my birth, 1960, the year that JFK was elected to be US President, and America was a young and vibrant country focused (amongst other things) on ...
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Cultural Interlude

Let’s finish the week with a bit of Chinese culture. Week in China celebrated its 500th issue recently saying: "When we were looking back it struck us that while we have talked about many of the key elements of China’s long history, we have fallen a bit short in mentioning another integral ...
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Hong Kong’s Security Law

I’m extremely diffident about commenting on Hong Kong’s new Security Law, with all the negative Western media commentary and protests of Hong Kong democrats. But it's an important development for China to have acted in this way, and it can’t be ignored although I have not yet seen an official ...
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China Funds overtakes UK

When I led my first study tour of Australian Wealth Management professionals to China in 2005, the local funds management industry was virtually non existent. Whilst many were predicting a rise in the funds sector at some stage, the stock market was going backwards, new listings had been suspended and ...
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China is China

Let’s be clear about this. China is China. Nothing has changed inside China (other than a bit more assertiveness towards the outside world than we’re used to). It’s regime is the same, the leaders are the same and the Government is the same. What has definitely changed is western attitudes ...
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Creative Innovation

According to Craig Rispin at last week’s ACSME webinar, we are living on the edge of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’, the topic of a book by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, which is "fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one ...
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Shanghai Planetarium

When I was a young boy in the late 1960s and interested in space travel, my Mother took me on a memorable visit to the London Planetarium to marvel at the night sky. It was at about the same time that she took me to see the movie, 2001 A ...
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Engage First

In yesterday's Innovation in China webinar with Business Futurist, Craig Rispin, for members and guests of the Australia China SME Association (more about this webinar on Monday) I asked Craig for the three pieces of advice he would give to foreign SMEs seeking opportunities to tap into China’s massive commitment to innovation - particularly with ...
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East-West relations in 1517

Taking a short break from the noise and speculation of today’s global geo-politics, it's interesting to go back in time to the early 16th century and read about the arrival of the Portuguese in southern China in 1517 which, according to many historians, is the first example of organised western ...
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Cultural Revolution

I highly recommend this timely, perceptive and intelligent thought leadership piece from my friend and colleague, Dr Poli Tan on the tricky issue of Intercultural Development at this very sensitive and difficult period in our history. See Pause for Inner Research on Racism. Having worked with Poli on my own ...
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Cultivating Relationships

As we move further into the digital age, with the rise of e-commerce and online marketing, there is a tendency for new entrants to China to believe that they can generate revenue and profits without leaving home. This has been magnified by the constraints of the recent covid lockdown period ...
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