Business meeting China – Catalonia in Barcelona to promote investments

From http://accio.gencat.cat/cat/agenda-activitats/actes/2014/04/el-foment-de-les-inversions.jsp (in Catalan)

The business meeting ChinaCatalonia that will take place on April 8th, 2014, is being organized in order to to strengthen the international relationship and the trade between them. This meeting will also be an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of the internationalization of Catalan companies and also of the recent Chinese investments in Catalonia.

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Conference in Barcelona about the Chinese strategy towards global leadership

From http://www.casaasia.eu/actividad/detalle?id=213030 (in English)

On March 27th, 2014, the Centre for International Studies together with the Confucius Institute Foundation in Barcelona and Casa Asia organises a seminar on the external projection of China and its strategy towards the global economic and political leadership. This free event will take place at the Palau Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan 108 of Barcelona between 3 pm and 7 pm.

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Barcelona holds a training session on “Business, Company and Protocol in China”

From http://www.casaasia.eu/actividad/detalle?id=213072 (in English)

Casa Asia and Confucius Institute, in collaboration with Barcelona Activa, are organizing a training session on “Business, Company and Protocol in China” scheduled for Tuesday 25th March 2014, from 9:30am to 14:00pm. The event will take place at the headquarters of Barcelona Activa – Incubadora d’empreses Glòries, Llacuna street, 162-164, in Barcelona. A recent announcement has noted that registration has reached room’s capacity and there are no further seats available.

Due to an increase in the economic and cultural relationships between China and Europe, the number of opportunities at professional, enterprise and business levels is also on the rise. This requires to bridge de gap between cultures and, with this in mind, Casa Asia and Confucius Institute in collaboration with Barcelona Activa have organised a free training course for business people and professionals in Barcelona. A similar event will take place in Madrid one day earlier.

Programme

Introduction: A general vision of business relations between China and Europe

The transition of the Chinese business world: economy and company management

  • Doing business in current China.
  • Business organization.
  • Foreign entrepreneurs in China.
  • Investigation in distribution and marketing processes.
  • Study cases

Coffee Break & Networking

Key points for intercultural communication to do business

  • Intercultural communication from a general perspective.
  • Management of human resources.
  • Specific aspects of intercultural business management in the Chinese case.
  • Beyond the concept of guanxi: interpersonal and professional relationships.
  • Non-verbal language, greetings and introductions.
  • Analysis of particular situations.

Welcome speech in Barcelona
Mario Rubert, Director of International Promotion of Barcelona City Council
Montserrat Riba, Secretary General of Casa Asia
Àngels Pelegrín, Co-Director of Confucius Institute of Barcelona

Speakers:
Eunsuk Hong, lecturer of Business & Management in China, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University
Antonio Liu Yang, lawyer, university professor and founder of Mediterrasian Consulting

The lectures of the course will be delivered in English and Spanish.

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Catalan movie “Barcelona, nit d’estiu” displayed in Taiwan’s Euro Style Festival

From http://www.elterrat.com/?ft=4412 (in Catalan)

Poster of "Barcelona, nit d'estiu" by Dani de la Orden (image from the Euro Style Festival website)

Poster of “Barcelona, nit d’estiu” by Dani de la Orden (image from the Euro Style Festival website)

Barcelona, nit d’estiu” (“Barcelona, summer night”, “巴塞隆纳,我爱你”), directed by Dani de la Orden, is receiving accolades wherever it is displayed. After being granted with one Gaudí Award, for Joan Dausà in the category of Best Original Soundtrack, and being nominated to other two, as well as earning another nomination to a Feroz award, the Catalan movie is currently being exhibited at the Euro Style Festival 2014 (2014欧洲影展in台中), held in Taichung (台中), Taiwan (台湾), where it has also been received with enthusiasm.

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Barcelona citizen rescues HTC CEO from traffic jam and takes him to the MWC

From http://www.lavanguardia.com/tecnologia/mobile-world-congress/20140305/54402062926/htc-motorista-rescate-ceo.html (in Spanish)

Obdulio Herrera, the man that saved HTC's CEO Peter Chou from a traffic jam in Barcelona during the MWC 2014 (image from HTC's Spanish website)

Obdulio Herrera, the man that saved HTC’s CEO Peter Chou from a traffic jam in Barcelona during the MWC 2014 (image from HTC’s Spanish website)

During the recent Mobile World Congress 2014 held in Barcelona, Peter Chou (周永明), CEO of HTC, was travelling in a taxi when he found himself in the middle of a severe traffic jam. Sensing that he would not make it to the Mobile World Congress on time, he paid the taxi driver and asked him to find a motorcycle rider that could take him to the convention centre. So he stopped one, who gently offered himself to take him there and he even let Peter Chou to use his daughter’s helmet. Upon arrival to the MWC site -on time!-, the anonymous motorcycle rider refused to receive any kind of compensation from the HTC leader. After the event, Peter Chou started the quest to find and identify the man using the company’s blog and social media. Soon, the local media also started to spread the news and finally the man was identified: it was 53-year old Obdulio Herrera, who was surprised by all the fuss made around his act. As a reward, Obdulio Herrera has been invited by HTC to its most important event of the year, the presentation of the new HTC smartphone, that will take place in London on March 25th, 2014.

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Published the issue #11 of the Newsletter of the Catalan Engineers in China

The China Working Group of the College of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia has released the issue 11 of their Newsletter. It can be read and downloaded in the previous link for from here below.

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Conference in Barcelona by Eugeni Bregolat about the evolution of China

From http://www.eic.cat/wps/PA_Jornades/fitxa.jsp?codi=1089026 (in Catalan)

Eugeni Bregolat, Spanish ambassador in China in three different periods (from 1986 to 1991; from 1999 to 2003; and from 2011 until the present day), will give a speech in Barcelona on March 27th, 2014 at 18:30 under the title “The evolution of China towards the knowledge society and the opportunities for our companies” (L’evolució de Xina cap a la societat del coneixement i les oportunitats per les nostres empreses). The event is organized by the China Working Group of the College of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia and it will held in their headquarters at Via Laietana, 39, 5th floor, Barcelona.

Eugeni Bregolat will give his vision on what could be the evolution of the Chinese reforms announced last autumn, specially on the R+D+I and on the education fields. China is quickly advancing towards a knowledge society, something that is expecting to open future opportunities for our companies.

For further information, call +34 933 192 304 (from 9 to 14 h and from 16 to 18 h).

Downloadables:

Registration form for members

Registration form for non-members

 

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Workshop on advanced Chinese paintings in Barcelona

From http://www.casaasia.eu/actividad/detalle?id=212746 (in Catalan)

Workshop on Advanced Chinese Paintings

Workshop on Advanced Chinese Paintings

Taiwanese teacher Hsiao-Lin Liu is going to offer a workshop on advanced Chinese paintings in the headquarters of Casa Àsia in Barcelona between March 12th and May 14th, 2014. Calm and harmony are very important in Chinese paintings and in this course the students will learn how to reflect it through the painting of flowers, fruits and birds. Students will also have the opportunity to practice the techniques of oriental paintings and discover their mystic side.

Hsiao-Lin Liu is currently working on her PhD on the Kuang Cao Chinese calligraphy and its relationship with the contemporary art at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.

For further information, please visit the webpage of this workshop on Casa Àsia.

 

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Casa Asia in Barcelona organizes course on Chinese cinema

From http://www.casaasia.eu/actividad/detalle?id=212741 (in English)

Course "Chinese Cinema: Stories and Evolutions" (image from Casa Asia website)

Course “Chinese Cinema: Stories and Evolutions” (image from Casa Asia website)

From the February 25th to April 1st, 2014, the headquarters of Casa Àsia in Barcelona will host a course entitled “Chinese Cinema: Stories and Evolutions” given by Manel Ollé, professor of Chinese History and Culture and coordinator of the Master in Chinese Studies at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. For further information on the fees, the detailed schedule and the location, please visit its webpage at Casa Àsia.

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Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board plans to attract Chinese visitors

From http://www.diaridegirona.cat/comarques/2014/01/23/turisme-girona-centra-esforcos-mercat/653171.html (in Catalan)

The director of the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, Ramon Ramos, has explained that this organization will start working on the promotion of the region in the Chinese market, to prepare the ground for the boom that has been forecast for the next three to four years. To help with the process, the Board has signed a native Chinese young girl that will work on the preparation of a database containing the whole tourist offer from Costa Brava (布拉瓦海岸) and on advising on the needs, tastes and preferences of the Chinese market.

The Costa Brava, north of the Creus Cape

The Costa Brava, north of the Creus Cape

The fishing port from El Port de la Selva

The fishing port from El Port de la Selva

Fishing near the mouth of the Ter river in central Costa Brava

Fishing near the mouth of the Ter river in central Costa Brava

Cala Boadella in Lloret de Mar, southern Costa Brava

Cala Boadella in Lloret de Mar, southern Costa Brava

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