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China in 2030 and its role in the world economy
Professor Xiaolan Fu, Professor of Technology and International Development at the University of Oxford, looks ahead to China’s role in the world economy at the end of this decade.
The Ultimate China Bookshelf with Paul French
Doing business in China right now can feel like an almost impossible task. Well, thus was it ever. And of the many resources claiming to hold the answers, which are deserving of our time and attention? Join for a talk that will deliver practical recommendations as well as commentary on broader questions related to how we…
A Crash Course in the Language Service Industry with Chinese Characteristics
A long-time enthusiast for Chinese language and culture, James Halstead manages IMD Legal Translation and Interpreting Ltd and has a wealth of professional and personal experience working as a language specialist in and with China. In this lecture, James Halstead will introduce the global language service providing industry. What does it look like to work in the industry? How can you become a Chinese-English specialist in the UK?
Building a network and career as an expat in China
An all-female panel of non-Chinese natives currently working in Beijing share their tips and personal experiences to inspire others who want to start a career and build a network in China.
Annual Lecture: Prospects and Challenges for UK-China Economic and Business Cooperation
University of Leeds alumnus Andrew Seaton, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council, will talk about his work and provide a perspective on UK-China business.
China, employability and widening participation with Gary Izunwa
In this talk Gary Izunwa will discuss the benefits of having China experience, drawing from his personal story and professional work experience. A passionate advocate for social mobility, Gary will consider the barriers some people face and the advantages of making China experience accessible to a wider population.
Building a successful Mandarin learning platform: The Chairman’s Bao
Leeds alumni Sean McGibney and Oliver Leach share the story behind The Chairman’s Bao, the most comprehensive online news-based graded reader for students of Chinese. How did they turn their knowledge of Chinese into a business, and how does their business fit into the wider Mandarin-learning landscape?
Working at a tech startup in China: lessons from Mobike
Georgia Yexley, Head of Growth at micro-mobility company Beryl, will share an insider’s view on her time at fast-growing Chinese tech startup Mobike and talk about her experience of marketing a Chinese brand around the world.
My China Career: Guy Dru Drury (CBI)
Join us to learn about the successful career of Leeds alumnus Guy Dru Drury MBE, Chief Representative in China for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
The Seven Dimensions of Chinese Culture
Are you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how Chinese culture differs from your own and the implications for doing business? In this seminar, Dr Peter Peverelli will apply Fons Trompenaars 7-Dimensional model to Chinese culture, providing us with a means to not only identify and analyse cultural differences, but also to reconcile them.