Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hate Crimes

It’s the start of a new academic year for Universities across The UK. British Universities rank among some of the finest in the world, and not surprisingly attract many students from China – indeed, Chinese students are by far the … Continue reading

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Anti Japanese protests

Back in 1998 Emperor Akihito of Japan made a state visit to Britain. As the BBC reported, the trip was marred in protests: PoWs [Prisoners of War] symbolically turned their backs on Emperor Akihito as he was taken by the … Continue reading

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The rise of the Renminbi

China continues to make steps in its liberalization of the Renminbi. Currently about 9% of China’s trade is conducted in Renminbi, and this is undoubtedly going to continue to increase. Not only does China want to reduce its reliance upon … Continue reading

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Chinese Taboos

There are somethings which are better left out of any polite conversation with your Chinese colleagues. Politics isn’t necessarily one of them, unless you mention one of the two T words – Tibet and Taiwan. Both these issues hit at … Continue reading

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Once again Chinese companies stand accused of dumping goods in Europe. This time it’s solar panels. What makes this incident different from the others is the value of the exports, some £16 billion plus. It will be almost another year … Continue reading

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Working in our own interest

The story that China is likely to be involved in developing Britain’s nuclear power capacity has been around for some time. It is an interesting thought, given that Home Secretary, Theressa May, recently expressed national security concerns over Chinese nationals. … Continue reading

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