Robert Magyar publishes chapter on nature, challenges of PA in China

In June, North Head Executive Director Robert Magyar’s work was published in Public Affairs: A Global Perspective, a new book by the UK’s Urbane Publications. His chapter, titled “Public Affairs in China: At a Crossroads?” deals with the complexities of government relations work in a country where the overlapping activities of the government mean that… Continue reading Robert Magyar publishes chapter on nature, challenges of PA in China

Balanced development next big priority for APEC

This year marks the 25th anniversary since the formation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a real milestone in the history of the 21 member economies around the Asia-Pacific region. The success of APEC is a testament to the wisdom of members’ pragmatic approaches to advancing economic integration within the region. Economic development and lowering… Continue reading Balanced development next big priority for APEC

Adapting to the New Normal

On 12 January, the Global Times published an opinion article by North Head covering the opportunities and challenges faced by multinational corporations (MNC) in adapting to China’s economic reforms and slowing growth, termed the “new normal”. The article analyzed the results of a survey of senior business executives jointly conducted by North Head and Global… Continue reading Adapting to the New Normal

Global Times opinion piece on “green consensus”

On 26 November, Global Times published an opinion piece by North Head, Emerging green consensus puts China on path to a cleaner future. The article covers the emergence of China’s “green consensus” and changing international position on climate change, arguing that early-adoption of low-carbon policies coupled with transition arrangements will allow China to improve air… Continue reading Global Times opinion piece on “green consensus”

The decision is made: outcomes of the Third Plenum

John Russell summarizes the key points of the ‘Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reform’ from the Third Plenum of the 18t Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and gauges the impact that it may have on European Chamber members in an article in EURObiz. November the ‘Decision on Major Issues… Continue reading The decision is made: outcomes of the Third Plenum

Australian businesses in China remain optimistic despite strained diplomatic ties

Australian businesses in China remain optimistic despite strained diplomatic ties By Bill Birtles on The World Today Australian officials concede relations are going through a ‘rough patch’ over the fallout from claims of Chinese interference in Australia. But business groups say they’re hopeful things can get back on track. Duration: 3min 38sec Broadcast: Thu 15… Continue reading Australian businesses in China remain optimistic despite strained diplomatic ties

EURObiz article on 13th Five Year Plan

At the recent Fifth Plenum China’s leadership rolled out its proposal for the 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP), the only such plan that will be fully implemented under President Xi Jinping’s term. John Russell, Managing Director of North Head, provides analysis of this important meeting in Balancing Reform and Growth: China’s 13th Five Year Plan –… Continue reading EURObiz article on 13th Five Year Plan