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Learn by doing

From my old friend, Mandy Zhang, Operations Manager for The Leadership Group in Beijing (in lockdown at home since 29th January 2020): 1. Be calm and positive. This is the time for you to show leadership, starting with yourself, then you can lead your team. Don't over-emphasise what we CAN’T do now ...
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Focus on your people

From the Head of a multi-national reinsurance company in Beijing who has been running her team from home for the past 7 weeks: My advice is take this opportunity to build stronger personal relationships with staff and clients: People are usually more vulnerable during a crisis, so this is actually ...
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Everyone doing their best

From Renee Hodgkinson in Beijing (in lockdown at home since 28th January 2020): Work - with working from home, a new agreed upon routine and structure (with your partner) helps with the transition. Have set start times for work, a quiet place to work and (if possible) shared children care ...
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Lessons from those who have already been through it

Over the last week or so I’ve received a mountain of feedback from friends, colleagues, clients and business leaders in China about what they’ve learnt about themselves, their teams and their companies over the past 8 weeks, while they’ve been in lockdown. You’ll have seen some of their more personal ...
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Creativity and Confidence

From my old friend, Dr Xisu Wang in Beijing: “In Beijing we are following the Government’s advice and have stayed at home, though we don’t think things are that bad. We believe that the Government is working for the good of the whole nation so nobody should break the rules ...
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Locked down in China – a colleague’s perspective

In recent days I’ve been thinking about how I can continue to fulfil my promise to China Bites readers to deliver relevant, topical and interesting news from China at a time when all the news is dominated by one issue, COVID-19. With everyone preoccupied with their own emotions, fears and ...
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Huawei says “Let’s Talk”

It’s good to see a major chinese company on the front foot in Australia, touring the country to meet and talk to media, customers and the business community about their future plans, delivered in a relaxed environment with drinks, food, networking and some free books as giveaways (including the complete ...
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The Online Education Boom

One of my favourite quotes from former US President, John F Kennedy is: “the Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognise the opportunity.” And so it ...
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Workers wearing face masks rope a container ship at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China February 11, 2020. Picture taken February 11, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

The Boom after the Bust

Successful long term investors know that the time to invest in any asset, stock or market is during a time of crisis. It's been proven over and over again. And after at least a decade, if not more, while we’ve found it hard to negotiate in China due to high ...
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School Days

Following on from yesterday’s China Bites on the topic of “Diversity”, please forgive me for indulging in this opportunity to show you one of my favourite photographs, taken a decade ago of my daughter, Martha, with her friends at Abbotsleigh School on the Upper North Shore of Sydney. She’s the ...
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