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Thai hotel groups urge scrapping of quarantine rules for vaccinated tourists

John Reed, Financial Times – 24 January 2021 For a country so reliant on tourism, Covid-19 has been disastrous for Thailand’s economy. Boats marooned, pubs and restaurants shut and tuk tuks parked, the country is eager to get tourists back in and quarantine-free travel for those already vaccinated could be the start. This article on…

Thailand, a paradise for digital nomads

France24, Wassim Cornet – 5 February 2021 Covid-19 has revolutionised the working environment, with much of the global population now working remotely from home. This is convenient for many of us, however now imagine your ‘home’ is Koh Phangan, Thailand. This is reality for these digital nomads that have taken their digital work overseas. Watch…

We need to talk about China

Patrizia Zambrin – 7 February 2020 When I started my journey into Chinese Studies in the 1980s, China, or the ‘Middle Kingdom’ was opening up to the rest of the world under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping and his pragmatic approach to modernisation. In those heady days, we foreign students in Beijing were attracting curiosity…

Reskilling China: Transforming the world’s largest workforce into lifelong learners

Jonathan Woetzel, Jeongmin Seong, Nick Leung, Joe Ngai, Li-Kai Chen, Vera Tang, Shivin Agarwal, and Bo Wang, McKinsey Global Institute Report – 12 January 2021 Three decades of educational reform in China have churned out a dedicated and hardworking workforce suited for an industrial economy, however now the country needs to educate its citizens to work towards a…

One lesson the U.S. can learn from China to improve its competitiveness in technology development

Joseph Kannarkat and Norman Augustine, Brookings – 19 January 2021 China’s success story since its economic reforms has been characterised by high levels of technological development and innovation, a prominent example being its world-class high-speed railway. This article in Brookings explains why the U.S., currently stagnating in its global competitiveness, should take lessons from China’s…

Ford’s iconic Mustang to be built in China

Ian Horswill, CEO Magazine – 1 February 2021 Looking to capitalise on China’s commitment to tackling climate change, Ford has embarked on a joint venture with Changan Automobile to manufacture their electronic SUVs the Mustang Mach-E. This short article explains the current vehicle market in China and how Ford will fit into it. Read the…

Chinese New Year 2021: brands look for the light in the dark

Charlotte McEleny, The Drum – 3 February 2021 Each year, marketers of the biggest brands in China sit down to create a Chinese New Year story that will tug on the heartstrings of consumers. The equivalent of the UK’s John Lewis Christmas advert, Chinese people look forward to seeing what creativity Apple presents for the…