They really don’t learn, do they? Despite Beijing’s ongoing attempts to prevent illegal additives getting into the food chain, producers are still bent on continuously bending the rules. The latest health scare once more involves clenbuterol – the stuff added to pig feed to accelerate muscle growth. Nearly 300 people have been sickened by contaminated meat in Hunan’s provincial capital of Changsha – not far from where Mao lived before he moved to Beijing in an unsuccessful stab at a career in the library sciences. This kind of thing continues to go on even after the deaths of at least six infants and the hospitalization of 300,000 more back during the 2008 milk scandal. Minister of Health Chen Zhu earlier in the year said that “reducing and eliminating food-safety problems and related crimes is a long, arduous and complicated process.” Darn tootin’. Now, unfortunately it’s usually the peasants peddling the additives who take the fall – or lethal injection – rather than company bosses who know full well what they are doing. But sometimes you have to almost admire the ingenuity of some of these schemes. Some chancer discovered that you can now actually turn cheap pork into higher-priced beef with just a wok and a bit of know-how. Imagine what could be achieved if this intelligence could be turned to Serve the People.
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When it comes to Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges, investors are usually intimidated by potential loss due to a lack of transparency and communication. The SEC’s recent series of investigations that target Chinese companies, on a variety of practice areas, have also aggravated this lack of confidence. However, the tremendous growth and high returns from investing in these companies and in China’s economy has become too great to ignore. Through careful evaluation and strategic diversification, investors who understand the essence of these Chinese stocks will be able to differentiate their portfolios from the others that have eyes on Chinese companies, maximizing returns yet with the minimum risk.
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May 6 2011, New York, US
2011 China Overseas Investment Conference
As China becomes more integrated into the global economy, a growing number of companies are looking for new ways to expand their business out of China.
China Economic Review has invited leading investment experts and domestic Investment players to discuss issues and solutions in overseas investment for companies on the mainland. This two day interactive and case study-oriented seminar will provide valuable information and practical advice on outbound investment.
18-19 May 2011, Shanghai, ChinaThe IRS – More Invasive Than Ever for US Expats
This talk will review how we got to the point we are now at, summarizing FBAR and FATCA, next year’s new form 8938 and the new OVDI II as well as present some interesting ‘
alternatives’ that tax filers just might be unaware of.
19 May 2011, Beijing, China
CER China Offshore Investment Conference
China’s economy continues to grow and so does its role in international finance and offshore investment around the world. The China Economic Review China Offshore Investment Conference 2011, scheduled for May 24-25 in Shanghai, is being custom designed to help financial organizations around the world understand the trends and outlook on the fast moving China market and the implications of China rise for their jurisdictions. This conference will provide the answers and also introductions to the people in China who matter on international investment.
24-25 May 2011, Shanghai, ChinaChina Economy & Market Outlook: 2011 Emerging Trends
Li-Gang Liu, Head of Greater China Economics, ANZ Now a third of the way through 2011, this breakfast event will observe the trends so far as well as analyze what we can expect to come.
31 May 2011, Shanghai, ChinaWorld Travel Fair 2011
The 8th World Travel Fair (WTF) 2011 will be held again at Shanghai Exhibition Center on May 12-15, 2011. Within 4-day opening, the World Travel Fair 2011 is estimated to attract over 500 exhibitors from 45 countries to share their opinion on global travel trend and the latest travel industry information. After 2010 Shanghai Expo, more & more organizations realized the great potential of Chinese outbound tourism market which especially within Yangtze River Delta. The World Travel Fair performs as a great bridge for Chinese travel agencies & tour operators to build up contacts with overseas tourism organizations. As a trade visitor, please pre-register online at http://www.worldtravelfair.com.cn/ to get the entrance barcode (worth 30RMB) for free.
12-15 May 2011, Shanghai, ChinaGlobal Derivatives China 2011
Global Derivatives China 2011 on 11th May 2011 on the Financial Street of Beijing, China will bringing together 250+ decision makers from banks, securities, asset management, futures and IT solution providers to discuss the future of China’s derivatives market and such derivatives based products as CSI300 Index Futures.
- China’s coming derivatives market
- The development of CSI300 Index Futures
- The use of derivatives based products
- Outlook for RMB products and OTC markets in China
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11 May 2011, Beijing China
The 5th Annual Payment China Summit 2011
The 5th Annual Payment China Summit 2011 is the definitive CEO level strategic summit where new breakdowns, business intelligence, cutting-edge ideas, pioneering strategies really make a difference. Bringing together 350+ executive officials, payments decision-makers and experts from 20+commercial banks, central banks, financial institutions, telecom operators, 20 Airlines, 35 public city smart card companies, a plenty of online merchants and payment industry’s regulatory bodies and associations, payments service providers and corporate treasuries worldwide to address the most pressing issues facing the China’s payment industry with highlights on Payment Systems & Regulatory; RMB internationalization and cross border settlement; Bankcard; Prepaid Industry; Electronic & Mobile Payment; Retailer and Online Merchants Solution; Cash Management & Trade Finance etc.
Venue: RENAISSANCE BEIJING CHAOYANG HOTEL
Contact Michael DU at 86 21 5236 0030*6012, or email to Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Register at www.paymentchina.com
25-27 May 2011, Beijing, China7th Asia OFFICE SPACE Congress
Following on from its roaring success in Hong Kong and Singapore the region’s leading event for corporate real estate, facilities and workplace projects is ready to hit another of Asia’s key markets.
The Corporate Real Estate Roadshow Comes to China – As China strides ahead, leading Asia as the new engine of world growth, the impact on commercial real estate will be profound. How will the new rules of the corporate workplace be translated in the world’s most populous nation in 2011?
To register & download the programme please go to: http://www.asiaofficecongress.com/
9 June 2011, Shanghai, China
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