Cringe-worthy awkward moments (gaffes) when Irish politicians and media expose China ignorance

“…I really wish the prime minister Ahern Bertie would stop saying ‘tanks tanks tanks’. He’s overdoing this Tiananmen protest stuff…”

Creating a new international tourism slogan for the city of Hangzhou

“…it’s a difficult job to capture the appeal of a destination such as Hangzhou and plug it into a hard-hitting, effective slogan…”

2014: A “golden age” for Pisces creativity?

“…oddly all these upbeat predictions are coming from astrologers living on the curiously mystic side of The Pond…”

1945 – 2020: 75 Years Since V-J Day Diary of War: Private John Bernard Patrick Byrne (a.k.a “Barney”), HKVDC #4732, and Irish Prisoner of the Japanese in Shamshuipo and Sendai (1941-1945)

“…How more weren’t killed down there, nobody knows. Providence I guess, and also, as the mine was so obviously dangerous, crazily dangerous, everybody developed a sixth sense of awakeness to danger. The damn shafts collapsed daily — no exaggeration…”

How important will China and knowledge of China be in Ireland’s future?

Irish businesses across the board need to intensify efforts to tap the China market otherwise they will be left behind.

Business as usual is not an option: Sustainable development is a critical factor in Ireland’s agenda for national recovery

“…For Ireland ‘green growth’ and the ‘green economy’ are now fundamental aspects of Government policy as the country shifts away from the ‘brown economy’ on the road to becoming a low-carbon, competitive, resource efficient and climate resilient country, policy which will ultimately improve its citizens’ well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities…”

Blind monks and business networking in China

“..In addition, akin to us foreign businesspeople here, many ‘Ningbo-born, bred, and raised businessmen and businesswomen’, or Ningbo’s Diaspora, are dispersed far and wide, living and working all over the globe. Ningbo Business Club provides an excellent platform for them to connect with their laojia 老家and keep abreast of what’s going on in Ningbo’s business scene…”