Tag Archives: China

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 →

Why More Foreign Companies Should Invest in South-West China

Chongqing, China, skyline

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) recently hosted a seminar entitled “Opportunities for Financial and Professional Services in SW China” to highlight the increasing strength of opportunities for British financial services companies in the region. The keynote speaker, Lord Green (Minister … Continue reading →

Secrecy Around Kwok Brothers’ Arrest Raises D&O Challenges

The secrecy surrounding the arrest in Hong Kong of Raymond, Thomas, and Walter Kwok can cause challenges for the accused, advisers, witnesses, and D&O insurers. Continue reading →

RIMS Panel: The ABCs of the Asian Insurance Market

Soon 39% of the world economy will be in the Asia Pacific region. Roger Wilkinson, Willis International's Chairman & CEO-Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa provides an overview of the insurance marketplace and the trends and issues that are shaping it. Continue reading →

Sudan Kidnappings Highlight Risks Facing Chinese Expansion

On 28 January 2011, militants affiliated to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM-N) kidnapped 29 Chinese workers from a company compound between El Abbassiya and Rashad (South Kordofan state). 18 other workers escaped during the raid and one victim was … Continue reading →

In China, the Year of the Dragon Begins…

The massive Chinese new year migration is one measure of the staggering growth of China’s economy over the last decade. Continue reading →