All posts by Joseph Luk

The Ins and Outs of Hiring Local Senior Executives

As the war for talent intensifies, understanding China’s cultural nuances is key to hiring local senior managers.by Alex Eymieu Over the last decade, mainland Chinese companies have been competing more aggressively with multi-national corporations (MNCs) for senior business executives. For...

/ January 1, 2012

From Telex to Text Message

by Ingrid Lombardo As a student in Beijing in 1983, Elvira Hammond’s primary communication with home was by letter. All mail, coming and going, was opened and read by the Chinese post office. Hammond once received a mix tape in...

/ January 1, 2012

Harley-Davidson in China

An American icon revs up its fan base and sales in China. by Paula M. Miller Often associated with freedom, open roads, and “raw power,” the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. has been increasing its global motorcycle sales in recent decades. Founded...

/ January 1, 2012

The Hospitality Talent Gap

China’s hospitality and tourism industry creates jobs and contributes to the country’s GDP, but it also faces human resources challenges. by Vincent A. Wolfington and Mark A. Wolfington PRC government policy initiatives, rapid economic growth, and recent events, such as...

/ January 1, 2012

China’s Travel and Tourism Market Takes Off

The rapidly expanding tourism sector poses opportunities for innovation and product differentiation as more Chinese travel at home and abroad.by Vincent Lui, Youchi Kuo, Justin Fung, Waldemar Jap, and Hubert Hsu Not long ago, most Asian tourists were from Japan,...

/ January 1, 2012

USCBC Gala Features White House Chief of Staff

The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2011 Gala, held on December 7 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, featured White House Chief of Staff William Daley as the keynote speaker. Nearly 400 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by...

/ January 1, 2012

Transferring China Compulsory Certification Marks

by US-China Business Council staff China Operations Q&A is a new CBR department in which US-China Business Council (USCBC) Business Advisory Services staff answer companies’ China-operations questions. For more information on USCBC’s services or becoming a USCBC member, see www.uschina.org/benefits.html....

/ January 1, 2012

Government Provides Clues into China’s Foreign Investment Plans for Strategic Industries

by Kyle Sullivan PRC leaders recently shed light on how China intends to incorporate foreign investment into its goals for developing strategic emerging industries. A mix of seven high-tech sectors, the strategic emerging industries (SEIs) will account for roughly eight...

/ January 1, 2012