The Invisible Chinese Economy – Business Behind the Facade

The invisible Chinese economy - Business behind the facadeAs an expatriate working in China the challenges of dealing with local partners, local companies and governments can be an intricate and often incomprehensible dance. Understanding local business systems, enterprise-government networks, invisible technology transfers and informal finance are just some of the problems faced that will continue to pose a challenge for future business in and with China.

Join AustCham Shanghai and Professor Hans Hendrischke from the University of Sydney for a unique insight into Chinese business practices. This briefing, from a Chinese perspective, is based on years of interviews with emerging entrepreneurs in Zhejiang and Jiangsu and will expose how Chinese business really works behind the facade. Topics covered include:

* How companies and deals are made
* The controlling partners you never meet
* Local government involvement; formal and informal
* Limited use of the Law
* Domestic vs Export markets

Guest Speaker:

Hans Hendrischke, Professor of Chinese Political Economy, The University of Sydney

Professor Hans Hendrischke is Professor of Chinese Political Economy and Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney. He lived in China from 1979 working for the diplomatic service and the finance industry. In his academic career he headed the Centre for Chinese Political Economy at Macquarie University and was Head of School at UNSW before joining the University of Sydney.

His research and publications are on emerging local entrepreneurship and local governance. His 2007 book China’s Economy in the 21st Century: Enterprise and Business Behaviour (co-edited with B. Krug) was published in paperback edition in 2009.

Tickets are limited so please reserve your attendance by Monday 7 June 2010, Administrative Assistant via email: helen.li@austchamshanghai.com Walk In Policy: Please note that if you show up on the day of the event without a booking you will be charged a 50RMB “walk in” fee if spaces are still available. Cancellation Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing 24 hours in advance. AustCham will pass on any costs incurred for no shows to the persons concerned.

Event date: Wednesday 9 June 2010

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel(富豪环球东亚酒店)

Address: 516 Heng Shan Road

Member Cost: 230RMB
Non Member Cost: 330RMB
Cost includes drinks and canapés

RSVP Date: Monday 7 June 2010

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