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Swire Hotels Career Day at EAST

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Swire Hotels Career Day – for you and us. We would like to invite you for the opportunity to express your personality, show your passion, and enjoy what you do. Over 100 job vacancies are now available amongst our Beijing properties The Opposite House and EAST, Beijing as well as the Chengdu property The Temple House. Come and find out …

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The Elevator Life

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Names: Nick Ramil and Tim Nybo Could you give us a short introduction of yourselves? We are both from the USA.  Nick is from Portland, Oregon and Tim is from Seattle, Washington.  We met freshmen year at Gonzaga University in 2006.  Our home base is Guangzhou, China, but we spend a good amount of our time traveling around China, greater Asia, …

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Ambassador's Briefing, Heyrobics and Legal Advice

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May 2nd, Friday, 14:00. Social Workout. Summer is just around the corner, so start getting your body summer ready! This Friday Heyrobics has a social workout which combines exercise, art and beer all in one session, in collaboration with Surge Arts. For more information, go to the Heyrobics website.  Location: Dongzhimen MOMA May 5th, Monday, 18:00-21:00. Joint Chamber Networking. Get …

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Expat Profile: Brick O'Neal

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  Name: Brick O’Neal Job: Founder of TROUBLE BAR imports Hi Brick! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? Let’s rewind back to when I graduated from Sullivan University in Louisville Kentucky back in 2002 and went on to do an apprenticeship at 610 Magnolia (610 Magnolia St Louisville …

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Rugby at the Local and Burnball, May 28th-June 7th

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May 28th, Wednesday. 7:30. AustCham breakfast with NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster and WSJ’s Dinny McMahon. As the second installment in the Post-Budget Breakfast Series, AustCham will be hosting a breakfast with NAB Chief Economist, Alan Oster, and the Wall Street Journal’s Dinny McMahon, who will provide a post budget economic outlook for Australia with a China focus. This will …

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Opera Bombana

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Opera Bombana is renowned chef Umberto Bombana’s first restaurant foray in Beijing. He is perhaps best known for his triple Michelin star restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo in Hong Kong. Opera Bombana is situated in Parkview Green, a beautiful high-end shopping mall filled with various bizarre sculptures, but thanks to its location and design, you do not feel like you …

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Farm to Table Dinner and Career Development, 21st May – 5th June

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May 21st, Wednesday. 20:00. Whose Line is it Anyway? 4 brave performers will arrive from England with no script and not the faintest idea of what will happen. Willed on by a supportive crowd, through improvisation they create whole sketches and comic dramas that are amazingly inventive and sometimes take off into flights of surreal brilliance. The US TV show …

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Heyrobics and Headhunting, 15th May – 23rd

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18th April – 23rd May. SWISS Contemporary Art Exhibition – Mr. Pascal Yerly. SwissCham Beijing invites you to attend the SWISS Contemporary Art Exhibition by Mr. Pascal Yerly from 18 April to 23 May. Mr. Yerly is famous for his visual art installation, image print and painting, as well as sound projection. The Grand Opening Night will take place on …

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Business Etiquette in China

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Whether starting a business or joining one, especially in a foreign country, it is a good idea to acquaint yourself with their business culture. This is especially important if you are going somewhere like China. China is one of the oldest, continuous civilizations in the world, so the customs and manners of the Chinese today are very deeply rooted, stretching …

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Breakfast Seminar: Leadership Pipeline, 15th April

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15th April, 2014. From 8:00- 10:00An in-depth exploration of how the Leadership Pipeline concept with few simple initiatives can significantly increase the execution power of your organisation and transform your organisation into a talent factory. The German Chamber along with the Danish Chamber and the Swiss Chamber have invited Kent Jonasen to deliver this master class to help to fully understand …

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Pastry Class at Migas

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I’ve read about the Pastry class at Migas and finally got to try it this Saturday. (Be warned – the classes are popular and it is recommended that you book in advance). Our 5 person class was small and intimate and our lesson was held in a cosy, spotlessly clean kitchen called the Aula OiLab. Our teacher for the afternoon, chef …

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Capital Spirits : I had baijiu… and I liked it.

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Located near Dongzhimen, Capital Spirits is easy to miss. Located down a dark hutong street and in a simple building, it requires some navigational skills to locate. We went there on a Thursday evening, around eleven-thirty. Despite the space being quite small and crowded, Capital Spirits had a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The music and chatter inside means that …

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Expat Profile: Colin Friedman

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Name: Colin Friedman Job: CEO – Beijing Ai Fu Shi Consulting Ltd (aka FCGroup) Hi Colin! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? By trade I am an irrigation engineer (MSc) and I am a UK Chartered Environmentalist. I started working in China in 1998 at the request (insistence) …

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Hong Kong Eats: Fu Lu Shou

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Hong Kong Eats: Fu Lu Shou   Having never been to Hong Kong before, I was beyond excited to check out a city I had heard so much about. With just three days to explore the sights and take in the hustle and bustle, I hit the ground running straight off the plane. But like any good tourist I had …

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Making the most of your Study Abroad in China (Part 2)

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Making the most of your Study Abroad in China   This detail is often overlooked, but it is crucial. Studying in a new country means different currencies and different banks. Often, your debit card will either not work in China, or if it does, it comes with a hefty transaction fee. Trust me, this is not something that you want …

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Bites around Beijing: Spoonful of Sugar and Fat Duck Edition

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Bites around Beijing: Spoonful of Sugar and Fat Duck (Renaissance Hotel) Edition With Beijing starting to heat up, I am constantly in the mood for a refreshing, light summer salad. And I found exactly that in the form of the Chali 2na 查理吞拿 (38 RMB), served at Spoonful of Sugar. A delicate, rejuvenating mixture of glass noodles, spicy tuna, summer asparagus, …

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Skills Employers Value

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Interested in working somewhere new and exotic? Now that the world is more mobile, more and more people are interested in finding work in a foreign country. In order to make yourself attractive to potential future employers, you’ll need to brush up on your tech skills. A new study from LinkedIn showed that professionals, who had moved to other parts …

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Downing College Choir and Networking, June 26th-July 9th

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June 26th, Thursday. 18:30-21:30. Ladies After Work. The unmissable gathering for working women in Beijing is back again! Summer holidays are coming soon, so SwissCham has organized a night where ladies gather, mingle and enjoy a good time along with drinks and finger foods! Looking for a new style? Try a hairstyle or makeup test for free! For more information, click here. …

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Dumpling Making Class at the Hutong Beijing

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Remember our post on Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu a while back? Well, I recently got to make colourful dumplings of my own. The Hutong Beijing offers a range of cooking classes, from Sichuan dishes to local Beijing street food. We arrived early, and sat ourselves on the tall stools and helped ourselves to plum juice and cucumber water. As soon as everyone …

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Company Profile: Big Bear Baked Goods

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Name: Jon Ellis Job: Founder of Big Bear Baked Goods What inspired your move to China? I had been doing a lot of jobs in Chicago before. I was a carpenter, I had worked on restorative properties in the suburbs, I was a barista and I worked at a gym and I just had a lot of jobs that just …

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