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The Office of the Future: palace or co-working hive?
August 3, 2017
For a variety of reasons—technological, economic, and social—the office as we knew it for most of the 20th century is going away. In this three-part series, we’ll look first at why and how the office is changing; second, at the challenges the new office creates for managers and workers; and finally...
Flying High: China's aviation industry is becoming a global force
July 27, 2017
Twenty years ago, flying in China was for the privileged few. Today it is for the masses, and as China is on its way to becoming the biggest single market for air passengers, the industry has begun an international push. Since the beginning of China’s economic reforms in 1979, domestic air travel...
[Event] CEIBS Europe Forum - Paris
July 20, 2017
The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) organised their third Europe Forum in Paris earlier this month, bringing together government officials, corporate leaders, and academics to discuss China’s growing outbound investment and new opportunities for French business in China. The...
[Event] CEIBS Europe Forum - London
July 19, 2017
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) wrapped up its 3rd Europe Forum 2017 earlier this month in London where academics, government officials, investors, and business leaders congregated to talk about business opportunities arising from China’s outbound investment, particularly under...
Can the RCEP Trump the TPP?
July 13, 2017
As members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) met in Manila in November 2015 for the group’s Leaders’ Meeting, a subsection of attendees gathered on the sidelines to celebrate the completed negotiations of a new landmark trade deal—the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). At that stage,...
The key features of Chinese M&A in 2017
June 29, 2017
Chinese companies have been on a buying spree around the globe in the past two years—2016 witnessed a record level of outbound Chinese M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activity, with 932 deals worth over $220 billion taking place, an increase of 246% compared to 2015, according to PwC China. The...
Made in China, for China
June 22, 2017
In October 2008, the PC manufacturing giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced it would be opening a PC manufacturing plant in the southwestern city of Chongqing, the company’s second facility in China. At the time...
Retail in China is not dying, it’s just changing
June 15, 2017
At the enormous Pacific Department Store on Shanghai’s Huaihai Road, barriers block the street entrances and windows are shuttered. The store, one of the largest on one of the city’s busiest shopping streets for nearly two decades closed in January, leaving a “Bye Bye Sale” banner still hanging...