The greatest obstacle for women reaching top positions seems to have a cultural basis and apply differently depending on where you live in the world. In a recent trip to the Summer Davos World Economic Forum conference in Dalian, I heard a presentation in which the Director of Women’s Studies at the Institute of China, […]
As Asia’s foremost global business conference, the 7th “Summer Davos” of the World Economic Forum in Dalian offered valuable insights into China’s way forward, the new leadership’s economic policies and a sneak preview of trends that will have an impact on our business and our clients.
I will admit for someone who often travels I was a bit nervous preparing for my visit to China. However, after being on the ground in Beijing for 3 days and now heading to Dalian for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions, I can honestly say there was no need to […]
There was on average one property exhibition a week in Hong Kong during Q4 2012. These roadshows are selling their high-end, luxury developments off-plan to Chinese buyers, attempting to satiate Hong Kong and mainland China’s growing appetite for overseas real estate. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, South East Asian buyers account for more than half […]
Everywhere you look in China you see a paradox. Gleaming glass skyscrapers that are stunning examples of cutting-edge design are still being built with hand-lashed bamboo scaffolding climbing 40 stories high. Most aspects of culture and society evolve slowly or simply remain the same: respect for elders, the system of government, a culture of honor […]