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Desperate need for calm over Calais

“Readers of The Scotsman will share my concern for the daily news of desperate people trying to cross the Channel from Calais to Dover or Folkestone. We seem powerless to stop the flow of those intent on making it to the UK. Yet we have difficulty understanding the root causes for this human suffering. We…

Visit of Vietnam Delegation to Edinburgh

Under the title of Exploring Opportunities In Vietnam, a delegation of senior businessman and civil servants visited Edinburgh as guests of the Asia Scotland Institute on July 8th and 9th. The delegation was led by HE Madam Ho Thi Kim Thoa, Vice Minister for Trade, accompanied by the Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK, HE Nguyen…

Wild zebra at Edinburgh Playhouse

Wild Zebra is a ballet/drama accompanied by a symphony orchestra created by Zhang Jigang, one of the “Three Zhangs” who produced the Opening Ceremony for the Beijing Olympics. It will be performed by 140 children aged between 8 and 12 from a single primary school in Beijing, who have been selected to showcase the best…

Kwang Young Chun aggregations

Aggregation 06 – JN028, 2006 is made with Korean mulberry paperDovecot Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Scotland of internationally renowned Korean artist Kwang Young Chun, in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival from 31 July to 26 September 2015. Chun’s Aggregations unite the traditions of making and Eastern philosophy with the artist’s painterly interest…

Will China dominate the 21st Century

Jonathan Fenby“[China’s] history from the late 1830s through to Mao’s death in 1976 represented a longer period of convulsions, violence, suffering, national disunity, invasions – plus a lot of natural disasters along the way – that any country on earth has ever suffered” – Jonathan Fenby Jonathan Fenby is one of those gifted people who…

Assean Sheikh QA

Assean SheikhEntrepreneur Assean Sheikh was in the hot seat for the third of our series of online Q&As.  Assean is CEO of Flavourly, the UK’s fastest growing personalised gourmet food, snack and craft beer discovery service. Among the topics up for discussion was Flavourly founder Ryan O’Rorke’s appearance on BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den when he…

Facebook QAs

Ian RitchieInspirational IT entrepreneur Ian Ritchie took questions from the public in the first of a series of online conversations.  Ian reached thousands of people in the Facebook Q&A, tackling a range of subjects from Scotland’s failed Dairen scheme four centuries ago to its present-day successses in the global fiancial technology sector.  Asia Scotland Institute has…

Jamie Coleman QA

Jamie ColemanTechnology entrepreneur Jamie Coleman was the second high-ranking Scottish business leader and thinker to take part in our series of global conversations.  The founder and CEO of Codebase took questions from the public in the live Facebook Q&A. Codebase – an Edinburgh-based hub for young software companies – is the UK’s largest tech incubator business. Asia Scotland Institute…

Dr Lloyd Anderson joins International Advisory Council

Dr Lloyd AndersonAsia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Dr Lloyd Anderson, the latest distinguished member of our International Advisory Council. Dr Anderson is the Director of British Council Scotland. In the video below he sets out his priorities in that role, which include encouraging more young Scots to develop a “pioneering spirit” and aligning…