Category: Society

China’s Green Building Future

Green building makes up a small proportion of China’s construction industry, but government targets may give sustainable building a boost over the next five years. by Christina NelsonAbout 60 kilometers outside Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, is a luxury...

/ April 1, 2012

Chinese Investment in Clean Energy

Chinese investment in clean energy in the United States is still small, but its growth may offer benefits for American businesses and US-China relations.by Linden J. Ellis, Devin Kleinfield-Hayes, and Jennifer L. TurnerThe seven bilateral clean energy agreements signed by...

/ April 1, 2012

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

Re-Thinking the Game Plan

With China’s sports industry in flux, foreign companies have more investment opportunities in the sector.by Matt BeyerOn a steamy afternoon this summer in Beijing, members of the sports press, the old guard of China’s basketball coaching community, and select high-ranking...

/ October 1, 2011

Life in the Big City

“China Business Lifestyles” is a CBR department in which foreign business professionals write about their daily experiences living in specific Chinese cities. For information about possible submissions, e-mail [email protected] Often considered the most exciting and cosmopolitan city in China, Shanghai...

/ October 1, 2011

Music: The Universal Language

by Alan MichelsMusic is a burgeoning industry in China, with foreign music organizations paying increasing attention to the world’s largest population. The trend is also true for classical musicians. As interest in classical music wanes in the United States and...

/ April 1, 2011

Global Magic

Watching a new Harry Potter film in Shanghai is as exciting as watching it back home.by Bianca PotrykusThough I can turn into a coach potato after a long day at work, nothing gets me off the sofa and out the...

/ January 1, 2011

Living in Beijing

by Michael BarbalasChina Business Lifestyles is a new CBR department in which foreign business professionals write about their daily experiences living in specific Chinese cities. For information about possible submissions, e-mail [email protected] While on a flight to begin a new...

/ January 1, 2011

Negotiations, Chinese Style

Strategic preparation and cultural awareness can sharpen the competitive edge for companies negotiating in China.by Betsy NeidelThe global economic slowdown and debt crises in the Western hemisphere have spurred many corporations to look east for new business opportunities. For newcomers...

/ November 1, 2010