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…”

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…”

Exports showcase offers ‘rare’ opportunity for Irish products in growing China market

“This is a man whose primary interest in working with foreign companies is to bring into China products which Chinese companies are poor at making. If he likes a product, his nod is as good as a wink to Wahaha’s distribution network,” said O’Reilly, head of the Accurate Group…

Irish Exporters Association trade mission to ‘paradise’ meets China’s richest man

“…The IEA’s director for China, Niall O’Reilly, is a long-time Hangzhou resident and he orchestrated the coup of arranging a meeting with Mr Zong..”

Irish Exporters Association / Asia Trade Forum Flagship Business Visit to China (Suzhou / Hangzhou Shanghai) June 23rd to June 28th

China isn’t a single market: 5 megacities with populations of over 10,000,000; 14 cities with populations of over 5,000,000 (including Suzhou and Hangzhou), and 41 cities with populations of over 2,000,000. The Yangtze River Delta economic powerhouse is a market place of 88,000,000 people

China – Under The Hood: Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

“…the same sheepish gaze I have witnessed so many times while living in China: The ‘Three Wise Monkeys’ code of silence ― ‘Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.’ ..”

Accurate China Insight: How many people from Ireland are living and doing business in China?

“…the number (of Irish) living and working in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) has increased to at least 3,000 Irish citizens ..”

China – Under The Hood: Tinder box – China’s long hot summer

Burying the train car was a bonehead move, true, but the folks upstairs told us to do it. That’s how they think: if there’s something that could give you trouble, just bury it. Anyway, the real mistake was trying to dig such a huge hole in broad daylight. And not talking it over with the Propaganda Department beforehand.

China – Under The Hood: The Curious Case of the Ireland Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010: Rebuilt in Zhejiang Province or Tianjin?

The cost of demolition and reconstruction is estimated at about RMB 10 million (or Euro 1.1million at today’s rate), and compares to the reported Euro 9 million cost of building and running the Ireland Pavilion at the World Expo.

Accurate China Insight: This Tiger will have teeth

For the Year of the Ox, the consequence of all the economic uncertainty caused by the global financial crisis, and the resultant recession and slump in world trade was a … Continue reading Accurate China Insight: This Tiger will have teeth

China – Under The Hood: Night-train K8401- A Cheesy Moment?

“…Two more stops to endure: Like time without end in this oppressively hot sardine can, stuffed to the gills with wilting, almost comatose, travellers. In any manner whatever dishevelled bodies covered with sweat, are crushed, wedged, packed, and squeezed into seats and each other. Faces, compressed into table tops and plastic bags crammed full with life possessions, compete for space with those two standard trappings for such idle moments: melon seeds and screw-top jars…”