Archive for the ‘The Halfpat Life’ Category

Getting on a plane really isn’t an option

Saturday, November 30, 2013 22:45 Comments Off on Getting on a plane really isn’t an option

As the GSK “led” scandal subsides, and CCTV takes a knee to figure out which brand they should skewer investigate next, brands have been huddling up to work out the “what ifs” should hey in fact find themselves in the cross hairs. It is an interesting time as brands are starting to see the risks […]

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When the Ambulance Doesn’t Come

Sunday, April 21, 2013 22:52 7 Comments

When reading the article Ambulance never came for boy struck by screen in Shanghai, I thought it important to write up a quick post on what to do when a medical emergency happens in Shanghai (and I hope someone in Beijing will insert their thoughts in the comments below) because I know many people really […]

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A couple of Lessons From SARS

Monday, April 15, 2013 5:43 Comments Off on A couple of Lessons From SARS

H7N9 has spread to Beijing,  is now transmitting human-to-human, and that foreign hospitals have now been told to direct patients with high fevers to head to the nearest level 2 / 3 facility: According to new government regulations, Shanghai United Family Hospital & Clinics (SHU) is not a designated hospital to exclude the possibility of […]

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Is China About to See a Brain Drain?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 2:44 3 Comments

Over the last 18 months, some of the most common discussions I have been having is (1) long term expats leaving China and (2) the number of Chinese who are looking to leave China. There have been a number of articles covering the former.  Expats who have grown tired of China, realized they will not […]

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Want A Finance Job in China? Apply to the CBRC

Friday, December 19, 2008 0:45 1 Comment

For those of you who are willing to eat a little bitterness and gain some great experience and connections, the CBRC may have an opportunity for you. Looking to stock their pond, China’s Banking Regulatory Commission is now looking to hire for 15 positions: Financial crisis study News collecting Financial innovation supervision Wealth management supervision […]

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Amena Lee Schlaikjer: High Hopes of Entrepreneurs in China

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:52 3 Comments

One of my best friend in Shangahi, Amena Lee Schlaikjer, agreed to sit down with me a few weeks back to discuss her adventures in Shanghai. It isn’t always easy, it isn’t always what it seems, you don’t always know everything.. and giving up is not an option. Part 1: High Hopes for Shanghai [youtube […]

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Due Diligence in China With Jay Boyle

Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:13 Comments Off on Due Diligence in China With Jay Boyle

Good friend, and old China Hand, Jay Boyle of Expat CFO sat down with me last Friday to discuss due diligence in China. Having personally worked with Jay, what I always enjoyed from afar was the way he and his team can model  out financial information.  Whether it is a hotel in Ningbo,  a start […]

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Can A WOFE in China Provide Visas? How Many?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:18 11 Comments

It may seem like a no brainer in answering this question, but last week I was fed a question by a good friend who had been hearing that his friends were having trouble getting his employees from an F to a Z. In his email to me, he wrote: that the registered capital requirement for […]

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