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: Would you dine at this Chinese restaurant?

Dandong Arirang Chinese Restaurant Customer Charter RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT AND STAFF WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, OR MENTAL HARM CAUSED TO CUSTOMERS ARISING FROM CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ABOUT … Continue reading China – Under The Hood: Would you dine at this Chinese restaurant?

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: The Curious Incident Of The Dissolving Peach

If you want to participate in a live laboratory in which the food – and air-we-breath – chain(s) are “unintentionally” (yeah right! the expressions of innocence on the faces of those perpetrators regularly showcased to the media are as fake as the vile products they have been caught tainting) exposed to poisonous industrial chemicals with the potential to totally wreck our bodily processes, then all roads lead to China

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…”

Accurate China Insight: Entering The Dragon’s Den

Huge Opportunities lie waiting for Irish businesses in China, but know your market From Ireland’s ‘Business and Finance’ magazine’s ‘Enterprise Insight’ supplement, Q2 2008 edition, by Niall O’ Reilly The world’s second … Continue reading Accurate China Insight: Entering The Dragon’s Den

Words matter: Mentally retarded or human gift? Looking back at the 12th Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai

“..The true symbolism of the night was the picture beamed to almost every household in China of President Hu Jintao hugging and playing with Down Syndrome children. ..”

Special Olympics World Summer Games Euphoria – From Dublin 2003 to Shanghai 2007

Three days before the Opening Ceremony in Dublin, without prior notice, at 3.00 am I was awaken by the loud ringing sound of my telephone. On the other end of the line was Denis O’Brien excitedly describing the excellent news that the Irish Government had decided to lift its travel ban