Tag Archives: China

Extremism on the Coat Tails of I.S.

Extremism on the Coat Tails of I.S.

Since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration of a Caliphate in Syria and Iraq on 29 June 2014, numerous jihadist organisations around the world have declared fealty, invigorated by a combination of: The oxygen of publicity (amplified by social media) Association with … Continue reading →

China Still a Good Bet, but Manage Those Risks

China liability

Although recent reports show some decline in foreign investment business in May year over year, China is still important—but not as important as it was a few years ago. This is due to the less favorable operating conditions in the … Continue reading →

Shanghai – The World’s Largest Insurance Centre 2025?

future Shanghai

Reflecting on the success of our recent captive conference in Shanghai, I cannot help but see parallels in the potential development of captives in China to that seen in U.S. and Europe. Continue reading →

Is the Chinese Captive Dragon Stirring?

dragon sunset

There is huge interest from all sectors as the companies see a captive as a potential solution within an integrated risk management solution. Continue reading →

China: Year of the Horse or Rather Year of the Captive?

shanghai sunrise

Is this the year when, finally, captives take off in China? To me all the signs suggest so: Continue reading →

What’s in Store for China’s New Year?

Chinese year of horse

In China the Year of the Horse has now arrived, company business plans for 2014 are in place, the new government leadership’s high-level agenda is set for the next few years, and the first signs of spring are in the … Continue reading →

Chinese Migrants: Homeward Bound

Chinese crowds

As the Chinese Lunar Year of the Snake ends and the Year of the Horse begins, the first half of the world’s largest annual migration – an estimated 3.6 billion journeys over the holiday period – will draw to a … Continue reading →

Can Mandatory Environmental Insurance Resolve Pollution Problems in China and the Rest of the World?

World Environment Protection

Authority-driven incentives and enforcement are needed if we are to expect environmental insurers to bear the social responsibility of reducing pollution events in countries where pollution liability insurance is compulsory. Continue reading →

China: The Smog Thickens

Beijing Smog

Smog in China, and particularly in Beijing, has reached hazadrous levels. What is causing such dangerously high pollution in the country, and what could be done to try and reduce it? Continue reading →

Our Scariest Chinese Risk – Gridlock in the Chinese Capital

Scariest Risks

That the traffic in the capital of the world’s most populous nation is a nightmare is well-known to its inhabitants, and it is often ranked as the worst city in the world for traffic congestion. Continue reading →