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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…

Steve Buckley – Asia, a personal perspective

Steve Buckley“It’s clear to say that Asia is where our future is going to be” – Steve Buckley When it comes to Asia, few people speak with more authority than Steve Buckley.  Steve, a former British diplomat, has half a century of ties with Asia. He first moved there as a toddler 50 years ago,…

Nepal earthquake

Rescuers search for survivors in the rubbleMore than 7,000 people are now known to have died in the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal at the weekend.  Officials say more than 10,000 people have been injured, some terribly, and it is feared the number of casualties could rise significantly.  According to the United Nations, eight million people…

Building Bridges Speakers Montage

Below is a short video montage of speakers giving their reaction to our Building Bridges conference at Gogarburn, Edinburgh.  The conference – which ran from 17 till 18 March – found new ways for Scotland to connect with the 50 million or so people around the world linked to us by heritage or by a…

Building Bridges Audience Montage

Below is a nice little montage of delegates giving their reaction to our Building Bridges conference at Gogarburn, Edinburgh.  The conference – which ran from 17 till 18 March – found new ways for Scotland to connect with the 50 million or so people around the world linked to us by heritage or by a…