Posted: January 9th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Business News, China, Indeep Media, Socially Engineerd | Comments Off on Has China JUST Become The Worlds Biggest Economy?
By some measures, China is already considered the world’s largest economy. According to a report released last year by the International Monetary Fund that compared international economies by adjusting for exchange rates and purchasing power, China’s economy had already surpassed America’s as the world’s largest.
The Chinese economy is currently worth $US21.3 trillion, just nudging out the International Monetary Fund estimates for the US economy of $18.1 trillion.
This is the first time since 1872 – when the US took the mantle from the UK – it has been knocked off the top spot :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Business News | Tags: Australia, Australia-China-Business-Week, Business News, China | Comments Off on Trading with China? Australia China Business Week, an event not to be missed.
ACBW 2016 Sydney is a must attend event for SMEs executives and business owners wanting to develop or refine their China strategy.
Forum and Function :: ACBW Keynote Lunch and Forum
The Hon Andrew Robb AO, the man that Macolm Turnbull dubbed the “best Trade Minister in Australia’s history” for his role in concluding the decade-long ChAFTA negotiations is this years Australia China Business Week keynote speaker. for the previous two years Prime Minister Turnbull himself gave the keynote speech.
The Function ACBW Lunch will feature a high profile panel with Minister Aryes MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, China’s Consul General Gu Xiaojie as well as industry leaders, moderated by Mark Hawthorne, Editor at Large for Fairfax Media. Corporate tables are available for the event, as are individual bookings, the mix of attendees is a great reflection on the diverse interest in our two nations share.
The lunch allows delegates, VIP guests, and sponsors to network, hear from unique high-profile keynote speakers. Through case studies, keynote speeches and panel discussions the ACBW Keynote Luncheon offers a unique and valuable learning opportunity for those seeking to expanding into the China market.
The forum will run over two days, as a series of seminars bringing together industry professionals, business and government leaders to discuss valuable insights into the trends shaping our largest trading partner. The opportunities that our two nations might provide for Australian companies, the changing relationship between Australia and China and the implications for businesses operating between our two nations. The ACBW agenda is designed to encourage interactive discussion.
The brains behind this event – Australian Business Forum – ABF, provides a platform for Australian business to engage and form relationships in Australia China. Targeting Australian companies either currently engaged or looking to enter the China market, ABF has created a wide range of initiatives across its platform to facilitate Australian-Chinese engagement. ABF is an organization dedicated to strengthening business ties between Australia & China with a strong focus on enabling Small & Medium Enterprise – SMEs – to effectively engage with Chinese investors, the Chinese marketplace :: Read More >>
Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Business News | Tags: Australia-China, Business, Business News, China, Ski | Comments Off on China plans on adding more than 300 million skiers to the dwindling sport
Skier participation in China is set to soar, with the announcement that Beijing will include ice and snow sports as a compulsory part of the primary and middle school curriculum. Under a plan outlined by municipal authorities at the recent 2016 Winter Sports Expo in Beijing, students will dedicate at least one hour per week to the program.
So exactly how big a deal is adding 300 million skiers to the world? Perspective please people! The world currently has about 125 million skiers, and that number is dwindling rather rapidly.
The move will play a key part in realising President Xi JinpinÅg’s recently revealed desire to grow the country’s estimated 15 million skiers to 300 million by Beijing 2022, it will also give a large boost to the international ski population, actually, it will triple it.
Sun Xuecai, director of the Beijing Sports Bureau, also revealed the government’s plans to build ski resorts in Beijing’s suburbs and and ice rinks in six downtown areas. In addition, it will subsidise participation and competition costs for sports like skiing and hockey, which are generally considered too expensive for families earning an average income.
These large scale changes are likely to cause major shifts in the global ski environment. In a 2016 International Report on Mountain Tourism published by Laurent Vanat, China was recognised as one of the key prospects for growth between now and 2020, along with other locations in Asia and Eastern Europe including South Korea, Japan, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.
As well as the obvious Winter Olympic Motivation, is it possible that President Xi is being overtly patriotic? After all, the Chinese did invent skiing, didn’t they?
In 2006 Chinese researchers stumbled upon cliff paintings of hunters in rugged remote northwestern China appear to prove that Chinese were adept skiers as early as the Stone Age, Xinhua said Monday :: Read More >>
Posted: October 4th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blogging | Comments Off on …blogging, it’s personal!
In today’s ultra-competitive world, online communities are fast becoming the preferred channel for organizations who seek unparalleled customer loyalty and engagement. Building online communities is much more than marketing, branding or product recognition. If it’s not personal your wasting your time, money and head-space.
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Blogging does so much more than simply create leads or generate sales. Blogging creates communities, reinforces branding, but most importantly, blogging instils trust…
Business blogging is an effective tool, an integral cog in your online strategy for generating traffic, leads, sales and brand recognition. Combined with other optimised social media, blogging speaks directly to your customers and prospects without editorial filters. Blogs also are the cornerstone of social media – meaning they are the perfect hub for social media campaigns. Problem is, blogs take a lot of time to write, edit and promote.
That’s where we come in: you provide the inspiration, and we provide the perspiration.
How does it work? We’ll interview you and key staff members, research, source, write, post and promote articles for your blogs. With Indeep Media you have a turnkey blog and social media marketing program :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 7th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: China, Socially Engineerd | Tags: China, Korea, News, North Korea, South Korea, Standout | Comments Off on North Korea Carries Out H-Bomb Test
South Korea, US and Chinese authorities have scrambled for confirmation of the test, however officials in Seoul have cast doubt on the claim it was a hydrogen bomb saying no radiation had been detected. If confirmed, the explosion marks a major step forward in the country’s nuclear development. The surprise test was personally ordered by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and came just two days before his birthday :::: Read the full article »»»»