Long time no see. Apologies for my sudden and long disappearances. Due to some urgent family matters that demanded my full attention and presence, I had to rush back to China in April and stay in my hometown for the past months. Now I have re-settled down in Berlin. It’s time to revive Chuanr upon the end of this turbulent year. I’ve been missing you all, and hope to see you again soon in our coming event.
I’m happy to introduce our next Chuanr guest speaker, who has been an old friend: Jing Bartz, or Wang Jing (as we call her in Chinese), who has been the prominent figure bridging the publishing industries between China and Europe. Many of you might have known her very well.
Have you celebrated the beginning of spring this Wednesday, and eaten Chinese spring roll pancake? (You know, fry a pancake and roll fried eggs, fried bean sprout, fried leek and fried pork inside. Messy food: I never saw anyone eating it without dripping the juice all over his shirt and pants, but very tasty…) Anyway, it’s good to finally have the spring here, at least nominally.
Time to announce our plan for December. Although I was glad to hear that I should get an award from Kreuzberg district government for bringing people here to discover its charming corners, it is still nice to wander a bit in the city for a change.
The crowdedness of the third party exceeded our expectations. The number of participants doubled that of the second party and we saw many new faces. Each one had interesting stories of his/her own to tell. In the chic and friendly space of Not-Only-Riesling, Chuan’rs enjoyed not only riesling and snacks from our considerate host Katharina, but also Cai Wei’s informed talk with fascinating details from the urban planning in Berlin and China.
Apologies! A short trip to Paris has delayed my announcement for the 3rd party of Chuan’r, which will be the first Chuan’r party with a colorful presentation. Our guest speaker, Cai Wei, will compare the urban planning of China to that of Germany, based on her professional and personal experience. We will hear very interesting stories on how Chinese and German governments build their cities due to their different decision-making processes.
Check out the following photos: Chuan’r’s second party with James Doughterty as the guest speaker, talking about his experience of founding and leading Capvision, a Chinese consulting firm expanding globally. A peep into how China’s overseas investment shift its focus, and what are the challenges a Chinese company faces when heading for the world.
The party was brightened by the visit of a group of Chinese media leading figures, including renowned Professor Ying Chan of Hong Kong University, Lifen Zhang, the Chief Editor of FT Chinese; Yang Ruichun, Deputy Chief Editor of Tencent.com; Yang Zheyu, Director of the Comment and Theory Department of Caixin Group; Tony Li, founder of China 30’s; and Yijun Zhou, former producer of Phoenix TV. The media they work with reach more than 2/3 of China’s population, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from these photos. They were very nicely eating schnitzel for the whole evening… Continue reading Schnitzels for the 2nd Chuan’r Party→
It’s all settled! Chuan’r’s second party will be held on 7pm, 15th October.
Our second guest speaker, James Dougherty, is a perfect representative of a new group of international young entrepreneurs studied and worked in China. Together with some global-minded Chinese partners, he co-founded Capvision, “one of the few Chinese service companies with truly global ambitions, competing head to head with western counterparts on their home turf in Europe and the US and taking market share from these well established firms”. Continue reading Chuan’r Party #2: Leading a Chinese private global company as an American→
At our first event on September 19, 2014, the renowned Indian journalist and writer Pallavi Aiyar gave a talk at the Shakespeare & Sons bookstore in Berlin Friedrichshain. In her lively and funny talk and Q&A, Pallavi, who has worked as correspondent for the newspaper The Hindu in Beijing for many years, talked about the relationship between India and China and her personal experience in Beijing, Brussels and Djakarta (where she now lives with her husband Julio and their two sons).