China Faces New Year and New Normal

SHANGHAI, CN, January 31, 2017 -- China’s New Year this weekend celebrates the return of the Year of the Rooster after 12 years, in line with the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac.  According to Shanghai business executive James Ng, the country addresses not only a new year but a new normal. “We are entering a crucial stage of economic transformation,“ … [Read more...]

Chinese M&A in America, Culture Matters


The follow article written by Damjan DeNoble hits the nail on the head. A few years back, I was involved in advisingto aftermath of a failed M&A project for a global life science client, who was misled by their local management in China on the potential business prospect of a M&A deal in China, which sounded perfect on paper. Apparently … [Read more...]

World Day of Cultural Diversity May 21

Cornerstone China

In 2002, the United Nations introduced the annual World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, or Cultural Diversity Day, for short. In the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, this date — 21 May — was a reminder “to reject outright the theory of the inevitable clash of cultures and civilizations” and “to raise awareness … [Read more...]