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You Monkey! How Chinese New Year silliness can help us to keep our business healthy accesschina.co.uk/blog/2016/02/0… pic.twitter.com/ZtFRlHsxWc

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Know what 13.5 means? This 3 minute comedy song will explain mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA4OD…

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The dangers and losses of what 'we' know vs what 'they' are thinking wp.me/p34EZV-TV

@OwenJones84 just read The Establishment and have written a post here linkedin.com/pulse/establis…. Thank you for raising the debate.

Our article "China A Shares: Too Big to Ignore" is now available at institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2015/04/20/221…

Internationally, English is language of communication but not of shared understanding.

Interesting article on "One World Two Systems" – Working Together wp.me/p3QebD-dB via @stephenperrycgi

Ping: not one or the other but both, in tension accesschina.co.uk/blog/2015/03/3…

Article contends US credits its successes to its enduring talents & its failures to short term circumstances - and vice versa for its rivals

M&A up 40% in Asia, with Chinese firms spending $46.7bn buying foreign companies in 2014.

Why Britain is losing out because of lack of foreign language proficiency economist.com/news/britain/2… #minutemandarin

Language is for thinking and Mandarin works your brain differently to English, especially because its tone system theconversation.com/if-you-speak-m…

David Cameron's speech at a Chinese New Year reception at 10 Downing Street: gov.uk/government/spe…

What might we learn from the advent of the Year of the Sheep? wp.me/s34EZV-cycles

China's 10 Special Operations Forces include the winners of the last two international Annual Warrior Competitions wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-…

Market differences mitigate against global monopolies but national monopolies enable smaller retailers to expand thenextweb.com/asia/2014/04/0…

Wanda signs its first real estate deal in the US: a $900m 88 storey multi-use tower in Chicago in a JV with Magellan cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/…

RMB is increasingly a viable alternative to the US$ but the world needs China to maintain stability & economic reform china-brain.com/Resources/Comi…

World's 2nd largest coastguard vessel heading for the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea in the Spring? marinelog.com/index.php?opti…

FATCA is causing Hong Kong to purge itself of US customers. HK will survive; can the US? china-briefing.com/news/2014/12/1…

China aims to replace foreign IT with domestic alternatives by 2020. Collaborate now or get shut out. bloom.bg/1uZsgjn

The BBC's @Peston: "The really big thing which will impact our living standards is what happens in China" bbc.in/1zZLGKd

Tenzin Gyatso believes Tibetans will end the office of Dalai Lama - possibly even with him bbc.co.uk/news/world-asi…

Men in rural China expected to provide £40,000 of capital in form of house, car and appliances to attract a bride cnbc.com/id/102265913?u….

100 Vietnamese women mysteriously disappear from village in central China with their marriage broker cnbc.com/id/102265913?u….

21 official public holidays (and 'cancelled' weekend days) for 2015 published. Plan accordingly! china-briefing.com/news/2014/12/1…

Latest phase of $62 billion project redirects 9.5 billion m3 of water a year 890 miles to 100m people news.yahoo.com/china-opens-ke… via @YahooNews

"So beautiful I dare not look" and 9 other top Internet memes of 2014 chinasmack.com/?p=61044

'màikèfēng' (microphone) and 15 other English loan-words in Mandarin, not to mention the likes of "she's so fashion" mandarin.about.com/od/vocabulary/…

Ambassador invites Archbishop “to witness the harmonious coexistence of different religions & ethnic groups” in China telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/…

Anti-corruption challenge: tackling lower levels without the political benefit of taking down high-profile "tigers" on.wsj.com/1AhCMYz

Economic reform and anti-corruption are two sides of the same coin in China on.wsj.com/1wVqu9b via @chinarealtime

Rogier Creemers argues historicism, positivism & monism remain the key ideological traits in China, so Marx lives on chfi.cc/1J1Ykwh

Are the controversies around Uber less controversial in China?

Baidu now gets more search requests from mobiles than desktops, so perhaps it's no surprise they're investing in Uber techin.asia/1wJfUyL

1 child policy reduced birthrate from 4.77 children/woman to 1.4 since 1978, but 1.3 creates a "low fertility trap" asianewsnet.net/Chinas-declini…

3rd airport for Beijing has been approved.The airport will take 5 years to build, cost $8.3bn, and handle 72m passengers/year.

First-time flyer opens aircraft door for fresh air; another in hurry to get out; 3rd scalded hostess with hot noodles theguardian.com/world/2014/dec…

Frost covered Chinese soldiers practice manoeuvres in minus 30C temperatures in North-Eastern Heilongjiang Province on.ft.com/1GP7pES

HK ranks 2nd in world as capital raising centre as Dalian Wanda raises $3.7bn in HKSE's largest IPO this year

Chinese nuclear group buys UK wind farms on.ft.com/1srPNsd Retweeted by Access China

New Chinese free trade zones to lift growth on.ft.com/1sr6Zhz Retweeted by Access China

Dim sum bonds (denominated in Ren Min Bi but issued outside mainland China) up 66% to £54.5bn in 2014 - sign of strengthening currency

But ... (Re: J20 & J31 vs F35) "It is unrealistic for the two models to surpass their US counterparts in a short period of time."

China's J31 stealth fighter vs US's F35: "The world should be balanced. Good products cannot be owned by one group" timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Ch…

China not invited to the 3rd anniversary of King Jong-Il's death, which marks the end of the mourning period koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20…

Interesting article about the wider implications of the purging of Zhou Yongkang by Russell Leigh Moses on.wsj.com/1qiN6NW

Women banned from wearing veils in public and men discouraged from growing beards in capital of Xinjiang province nytimes.com/2014/12/12/wor…

Xi: world is becoming multipolar > China needs overt foreign policy & seeks peaceful win-win resolution to disputes economist.com/news/china/216…

Kenya has arrested 77 Chinese nationals it suspects of planning to hack its communications and banking networks theguardian.com/world/2014/dec…

Chinese are hungry for freedom for suffering hearts youtube.com/watch?v=4AxVOF…

Success, money, power, sex - Chinese are increasingly disappointed and more open to alternatives than the West youtube.com/watch?v=-MRSEO…

There is no longer a common Chinese worldview: just a search for true friendship & an expectation of having to trade youtube.com/watch?v=KFvuKe…

The moving target that is 'face' changes with social context and depends on there being a (potential) relationship chinasimplified.com/2013/11/17/fac…

5 reasons why China's stock market dropped 5.4% on Tuesday - the largest drop since 2009 on.wsj.com/1yyDtbF

Don't neglect or outsource your brand in China - take ownership. TMall provides a credible platform for doing that. ibtimes.com/alibabas-tmall…

Fidel Castro is awarded the 2014 £9500 Confucius Peace Prize (China's "Nobel") for not using violence in international disputes

As Sony Playstation launches in China on 11 Jan after 13 year ban on imports of foreign games consoles, what will BJ's censors allow?

Bank of China agrees to buy the newest Manhattan skyscraper for $600 million - a good deal for both sides on.wsj.com/1ziFTiu via @WSJ

As police advance, here's one protestor who JUST. DOESN'T. CARE. pic.twitter.com/ihmpqno2ru Retweeted by Access China

Report from 2nd symposium of EU & China experts jointly tackling transboundary animal diseases fao.org/ag/againfo/pro…

Clean,focussed partnerships will thrive; shady,vague loners will suffer:"rule of law" on foreign companies in 2015 china-briefing.com/news/2014/12/0…

US watchdog defends China climate deal on.ft.com/1s8SPl1 Retweeted by Access China

Bilateral relations between US, China and Japan have been tempered by awareness of the 3rd party but no more? wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-…

Baffling unanimous decision by US Congress to sell 4x 2d hand warships to Taiwan drawing obvious anger from Beijing news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chin…

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties hoping to raise £3.8bn & BAIC Motor Corp. $1.6bn in IPOs on HKSE in December nyti.ms/1zitKdi

Go granular to find the growing opportunities in China's slowing economy wp.me/p34EZV-RA

China wants to resolve sea disputes with Philippines bilaterally but P. have asked UN for international arbitration news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chin…

Wang Qishan is Xi's anti-corruption chief; Zhou Yongkang, former Politburo member for security, his biggest take-down on.wsj.com/1s6fOTm

Price of ivory in China has risen from £3.20 to £1,350/kg in 25 years.A sign of progress but a greater temptation. independent.co.uk/environment/na…



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