Category: Social Policy

GOT MILK?

How Nestlé Won China’s Goodwill Nestlé’s goodwill strategy enables it to balance the two significant, often competing, issues facing companies: creating shareholder value through value-chain activities and using social responsibility to enhance local stakeholder value in China. Of course, a...

/ December 2, 2015

Where Does China Rank in the World?

By Bonita Chen Since the beginning of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms in 1978, China has undergone unrivaled rapid economic growth, boosting an average GDP growth rate of 10 percent over the last three decades. But as China’s...

/ July 24, 2015

GOING ORGANIC: Investing in China’s Growing Health Foods Market

Are organic products safer than other products? Are foreign imports really worth paying 2-3 times the cost of domestic items? These are some of the questions conscientious Chinese consumers may find themselves asking when they step into one of the...

/ June 30, 2015

Can China Convince Consumers it is Serious on Food Safety?

By Bing Ho, Cherrie Shi, and Jiahua Wu Although China takes great pride in its rich culinary heritage, Chinese consumers have been left with a sour taste in their mouths when it comes to food safety. With a number of...

/ August 12, 2014

Air Pollution Impedes Executive Hiring in China

By Christina Nelson Rapidly increasing wages, high demand for qualified workers, and high turnover rates have made recruiting and retaining talent one of the top challenges multinational companies face in China year after year. But there’s another issue making employee...

/ June 10, 2014

Chinese Students Drive Record Number of International Students at US Campuses

By Christina Nelson More international students are studying at American universities and colleges than ever before, and nearly 30 percent of those students are from mainland China, according to a survey released last week by the Institute of International Education (IIE). During...

/ November 19, 2013

Severe Air Pollution Portends Future Pressure for Business in China

By Joseph Luk Recent severe smog incidents in northeast China have cast the country’s environmental problems back into the spotlight. In Harbin, air pollution was so thick—surpassing World Health Organization standards by more than 40 times—that the municipal government closed...

/ October 25, 2013

China’s Future Business Leaders

A former global executive glimpses China’s future through an immersion at Sun Yat-sen Business School. By Chris Hassall  I am now more than half way through a gap year in China, teaching undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA students at Sun...

/ August 13, 2013

Best Practices for Collaborating with Chinese Universities

Developing partnerships with Chinese universities can help companies recruit future employees, supplement research and development activities, and strengthen government relationships. by Jake Parker and Lingling Jiang In recent years, companies have been investigating innovative ways to supplement their existing capabilities...

/ January 1, 2013

Educational Consulting Faces Credibility Challenges in China

The boom in Chinese applicants to US universities has boosted China’s educational consulting industry, but the industry still faces an image problem. by Joseph Luk China sends more university students to the United States than any other country, and for...

/ January 1, 2013