Feel the pressure

The effect of urbanisation on labour and skills — the largest threat to China’s aspirations for continued growth

Should I stay or should I go?

How to comply with China’s new visa laws.

Sailing In Choppy Waters: Business implications of the economic reforms for the decade ahead

The first half of 2013 has been an unusually turbulent period for companies in China.

Building Rome in a week (or two)

With total investment reaching CNY 100 trillion (EUR 12 trillion) in 2012, China’s construction industry will continue to grow quickly for the foreseeable future.

Build your IPR portfolio

An important component of your business strategy in China should be the management of intellectual property (IP) portfolios.

Smart Cities

Europe and China’s efforts to promote the development of Smart Cities between the two regions have received support from the EU-China Dialogue Support Facility (PDSF II).

Shanghai Free Trade Zone: A step in the right direction

Shanghai Free Trade Zone to include significant foreign investment liberalisation. 

Living with urbanisation

As well the commercial opportunities created by China’s rapid urbanisation there are also many personal challenges that affect those who move to developing cities. Adam McWhirter from Maxxelli Real Estate compares two of China’s cities on the up and finds that both have undergone major…

The Executive Interview: Massimo Bagnasco, Partner and Managing Director, Progetto CMR

Massimo Bagnasco graduated in Architecture from the University of Genoa in 1996. He has worked for Progetto CMR since 2004 when he set up their offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. In addition to being managing partner he also functions as client leader on many…

Switching mindset

The SWITCH-Asia ‘Train the Trainers’ Project (the Project) has made a huge contribution to EU-China cooperation in the field of urbanisation.