CHINA IS HAPPENING.
CHINA HAPPENINGS™ is a multimedia and advisory platform that focuses on the lifestyle and cultural industries of contemporary China.
Starting March 2011, CHINA HAPPENINGS™ débuts a monthly column (and a prototype for a TV show) with the New York Observer (NYO) Magazine. From "the-sky-is-the-limit" art world, "branding New China" fashion, to the "rich-by-30-and-retire-by-45" young new wealthy, to "about-to-take-off" private jet markets, to unstoppable Chinese buyers in the worldwide wine auctions, to "haggle-until-you-drop" business dealings, CHINA HAPPENINGS™ will take you to feel the heartbeats of contemporary China. (Please click here for press release and a link to the first installment of the column.)
Selected media coverage of the launch of CHINA HAPPENINGS column:
CHINA WITHOUT TRANSLATION.™
An electronic version of the April and May issues of the CHINA HAPPENINGS column by Chiu-Ti Jansen, titled “China’s Thirty-Something Millionaires” and “Seven Deadly Sins When Doing Business in China,” is available through the website of The New York Observer at: http://www.observer.com/content/nyo-magazine-upper-east-side-issue (printed edition page reference: 32-34) and http://www.observer.com/content/nyo-magazine-downtown-issue-2011 (printed edition page reference: 28-30), respectively.
China is the extreme makeover story of this century. And our world is fascinated with all forms of extreme makeover.
The most fascinating part of the story is how China makes itself into a BRAND. Yes, CHINA is a BRAND.
By leaps and bounds, today’s China is a very different business environment from yesterday’s. Yesterday means 2 years, 3 years or 5 years ago. The breathtaking speed of transformation is fast leaving many people behind.
Yet, it is also amazing that similar challenges are encountered with each new attempt to “crack” the Chinese markets.
Most U.S. businesses do not have the luxury to not ENGAGE with China. And while China has changed so much, the new foreign entrants are often experiencing the cultural shock similar to what their precursors experienced 30 years ago when the “New China” first opened to the West.
We are a true bilingual, bicultural service platform. Imaginative and pragmatic, we open doors for our clients because we understand the Western style of business execution and best practice while being able to communicate that with the Chinese social grace and elegance.
We bring you to China Without Translation™. Put it paradoxically, we are effective precisely because we are able to translate a foreign concept intuitively to our audience, whether it’s a Western concept to a Chinese audience or a Chinese concept to a Western audience.