China Economy

10,000 Applications For China Receptionist Job - Why?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

The government job is deemed an 'iron rice bowl' (an occupation with guaranteed job security and income). With the importance of feeding your family, one Sina noted that the China Democratic League job was a "golden rice bowl" as a result of its notable desirability.

EU Climate Change, Subsidising China - Is it a Steal?

Diane James MEP | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

The EU approach to Climate Change is another example of the unintended consequences associated with policies made at an EU level. The initiative was well-meaning maybe, but failed totally to anticipate the consequences on world trade and impact on EU member states. Most damaging is that EU is also terribly slow to ameliorate the negative effects of its own policies.

Why the EU Is Key to Embracing Asia's Growth

Hugo Swire | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics
Hugo Swire

Whether we're in politics, diplomacy or business, we all know that risk and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. Some commentators are sounding the alarm about the Chinese economic slowdown, and the impact this might have on other economies in the region and further afield. This does not change the fundamental fact that Asia is now - and will remain - a major engine for global growth, and one with which we must continue to engage.

Bricking It: Why South Africa's Politics Matters in Global Capital Markets

Lucy James | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy James

Rewind about five years, and you couldn't escape the proclamations that a new financial and political order was about to be set by a group of promisin...

The Chinese Northern Powerhouse

Paul Worthington | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Worthington

On the final leg of his State Visit to the UK, President Xi of China took a trip to Manchester to visit the Northern Powerhouse, in what is undoubtedly a coup for the city. Moreover, Xi's visit neatly summarises two of the current priorities of the Conservative Government, in particular Chancellor George Osborne: China and the Northern Powerhouse.

Chinese Nuclear Finance Deal: What Cameron Might Say to President Xi Jinping

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

I'm delighted to have discovered a leaked 'damage limitation' briefing, sent to David Cameron from advisers, ahead of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week. The paper gives some useful advice on what Mr Cameron should say to 'extract' himself from a damaging and embarrassing deal involving Chinese finance for nuclear new build...

Black Monday Is Here And Damian McBride Thinks We're Totally F**ked

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

Stock markets the world over plunged in value on Monday morning, andDamian McBride, Gordon Brown’s ex-head of communications and a former senior civ...

Five Things You Need To Know About 'Black Monday'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

The world's second-largest economy tanked spectacularly this week, sending the Chinese stock market into free fall before causing shockwaves across th...

China's Cash Crisis Might Be Creating Digital Opportunities

Dan Andersson | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Could digital cash help a business during an economic slowdown/recession, could that in itself help shorten the downturn by keeping the economy moving? Perhaps not such an outlandish idea.

Is Osborne Complacent on China?

Jon Ashworth | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

In August 2007 the storm clouds that gathered ahead of the global financial crises came out of a clear blue sky. Eight years later, fixed on Greece we anxiously monitor the horizon for signs of another downturn but could we be facing the wrong way, with the hurricane coming from the east?

Expect a Rocky Second Half in 2015

Angus Campbell | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Angus Campbell

As we head towards the end of the first half investors seem to be approaching the second half of 2015 with a distinct degree of caution and trepidatio...

Fresh Thinking on 'Rebalancing'- What Can China and the UK Learn From Each Other?

Rain Newton-Smith | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Rain Newton-Smith

I was recently in China for the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of New Champions. This 'summer Davos' draws Global Growth companies, tech entrepreneurs, young global leaders and scientists from around the world each September...

'We Must Focus On Trade In China Talks, Not Lecturing On Human Rights'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has insisted that the "starting point" for Britain's talks with China this week "has to be" the economy, not "lecturing" the country on hu...

Tory Minister: Human Rights Should Not 'Get In The Way' Of China Trade Talks

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tory minister Michael Fallon has sparked an outcry from MPs and human rights groups after insisting that concerns about China's human rights abuses sh...

The Rise Of China: Eight Ways The Middle Kingdom Is Beating The United Kingdom

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Chinese premier Li Kequiang is visiting Britain for a three-day visit, in which he is set to seal at least £17 billion worth of deals and hold talks ...

Visa Rules To Be Relaxed To Woo Chinese

PA | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's visa rules will be relaxed as coalition ministers step up efforts to build lucrative trade links with China during a three-day visit to Lond...

The Chinese S.A.S. - Speed, Ambition and Scale

Joff Sharpe | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Joff Sharpe

I returned to Hong Kong 25 years later as a businessman and found a city with a population of seven million people now occupying that area. I'm referring, of course, to Shenzen, China's original "Special Economic Zone."

Gearing Up for Growth in China

Nick Farr | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Nick Farr

It's clear to see China contributes a huge amount to the UK economy and offers great opportunities for UK businesses. Successful companies in China balance optimism with thorough preparation and careful execution - putting in place a China-specific strategy that navigates the complexities of China. For those that do, the rewards can be significant.

UK Education System Needs to 'Step-Up' After Poor Pisa Results

Alex Dyer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Dyer

When comparing UK students to students in Asian countries such as China and Singapore, we can see these leading countries place huge importance on the value of education, which is just not replicated to the same degree in the UK.

Doing Business in China: Unlocking the Rewards

Stephen Kon | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Stephen Kon

While GSK's recent difficulties in China have once again put the focus on some of the problems associated with doing business in the world's second largest economy, the UK Government is urging British companies to look beyond the perceived barriers and focus instead on the very real opportunities.

China's Stealth Move in the Currency Wars

Will Bancroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Will Bancroft

Five years on from the Great Financial Crisis and whilst it might feel like little's changed for us as individuals, different nations and their central banks are engaged in heated currency wars. In a race for exports and to inflate away huge debts it often looks like a game to print as fast as you can.

Brahmacharya, China, and Me

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

I am currently cycling through China and this kerfuffle over a shopping bag has got me thinking about what brahmacharya means to me, and also how a lack of brahmacharya has dramatically affected China.

Here's 20 Bits Of Ancient Chinese Business Wisdom

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

George Osborne has used his trip to China to praise the country for being "right at the forefront of medicine and high-tech and computing and high-tec...

What Xi Jinping's Diplomatic Agenda Tells Us About the Emerging World Order

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

The economic crisis paining Europe and the U.S. is surely one of the factors that has pushed China in new directions in its search for trade partners. Especially if thinking of the long term, China has to expand its network beyond the struggling American and European markets.

The 18th National Congress and China's Political Reform

Thomas Grant | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

As China becomes ever more immersed into the global political economy over the next decade they will undoubtedly feel the strains pulling at them from both sides. It will be a difficult balancing act for the new leadership.