Posts Tagged 'trust'

China, Britain and The Dangerous Oaf

China, Britain and The Dangerous Oaf

Where now for our promising life sciences and medtech relationship with China and the Chinese? The virus crisis seems to have polarised our opinion of them but strengthened their opinion of us.

ARTICLE FIRST PUBLISHED IN Business Weekly, Guest blog: 15 May 2020

China’s appetite for UK health technology has never been greater. Investment capital awaits us in China if we could only access it, and the vast and growing Chinese market offers us the opportunity ...

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China beckons

China beckons

So the joke in China this week is all about quality of life: “The quality of life in Beijing,” they say “is so good that you don’t even have to buy cigarettes anymore. You simply open your window and smoke to your heart’s content, thanks to the government. And the government has been even more considerate in Shanghai: Turn on the taps in Shanghai and they feed you with delicious pork soup.”

We all know about the terrible smog in Beijing ...

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Chasing the dragon? Setting up in China #1

Chasing the dragon? Setting up in China #1

So, as the ‘white wine’-induced hangover wears off, I realise that I have a new addiction: China.

China is a heady drug for anyone involved in biotech, cleantech or IT, representing a massive potential market, a source of significant funding – both in terms of grant and investment – and offering the potential for rapid product development. It is also a frightening, challenging, bureaucratic, unknown business environment with alien culture and, at first sight, inpenetrable language.

This series of blogs will chart my progress or ...

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