Tag : china

May’s outstretched hand to Africa – cynical fears of China or real change in trade policy?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Our prime minister, Theresa May, recently returned from her tour d’Afrique. On her whistle-stop tour, Mrs. May intentionally overshot Europe and landed with her business posse in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria for three days to highlight a desperate mix of pre-post-Brexit blues and a seemingly cynically charged future partnership … Read More

The End of the Road for UK’s Trade Ties with China?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to beat the drum for deepening trade ties and showcasing Britain’s global ambitions. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming it is essential for the UK to open up new overseas markets as the general consensus is that trade with the EU … Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Looks to Slide Into New Territories

11 months ago / 0 comments

“It will be the biggest IPO on earth” Saudi Armco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, was planning to pull off the world’s largest ever initial public offering, however they are now reportedly reconsidering in favour of a private sale. In a bid to start diversifying the country’s economy … Read More

From Newell’s to Nanjing: Messi theme park unveiled

1 year ago / 0 comments

Although Paul Pogba made headlines when he became the first football player to have his own emoji, it seems that Lionel Messi is about to go a step further in the engagement of football fans away from the football pitch. The Barcelona superstar was in China over the weekend to … Read More

How to become a Travel Writer with Megan Eaves from Lonely Planet

1 year ago / 0 comments

Getting paid to travel the world and write about your experiences is a job many of us can only dream of. Yet for Megan Eaves, North Asia Destination Editor for Lonely Planet, being a travel writer is her nine to five… Before her talk at the The Business Confucius Institute’s … Read More

Why is My Rebellion White?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Features editor Jessie Florence-Jones looks at the whitewashing of punk and its still thriving existence in Asia and Africa. When someone says punk, the first thing to come to mind for most people is a safety pin through a body part, a load of studs and a mohawk. Growing up … Read More

Has Black Mirror come to China?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Cast your minds back to the first episode of the new series of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian Black Mirror. In ‘Nosedive’ the protagonist Lacie simpers her way through a perfectly manicured world of perfectly polite people. In this alternate reality, every action is judged and rated by those around her and … Read More

One country, two systems?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Protests have fired up again in central Hong Kong after Beijing delved into Hong Kong’s politics too far for some locals’ liking. This is the latest upset in a stream of unrest since the 2014 Yellow Umbrella Movement. The protests this week were sparked by Beijing’s decision to bar two … Read More

Night at the Circus: An International Student View on Shopping in Leeds

2 years ago / 0 comments

With a large number of Asian students in Leeds, Meng Xian highlights areas of student life that make fresher’s week seem more of a culture shock than expected. From shopping to cups of tea, this is an insight into the difficulties international students may face when coming to little old … Read More

“Where are those 30 million missing girls? Where was their right to live?” The effect of China’s One-Child Policy

2 years ago / 0 comments

Xue Xinran has spent the past forty years researching and interviewing the people of China, from the poor in the countryside to those whose lives have been overtaken by the isolation of the technological age. Here she chats to Editor-in-Chief Jessica Murray about her latest book, Buy Me The Sky, … Read More