As technology reshapes the face of modern education, investors in China continue to back companies positioned to benefit from the coming evolution. A total of 167 venture and private equity investment deals worth an aggregate of RMB10.6 billion (US$1.5 billion) were recorded in the education sector in China last year, greater than the 138 deals… Read More


Mr. Erik Ye has been appointed as the Executive Chef of Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing. As a senior international hospitality manager, Erik Ye has 26 years of extensive culinary and Food & Beverage working experience. He has had previous important positions in Sofitel Wanda hotel Beijing, Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport, and Sheraton Tianjin Binhai… Read More


Microsoft and AccorHotels presented Staff Hub at Microsoft experiences’16. This app will simplify employee shift schedule management for the world’s leading hotel operator. Staff Hub is the first collaborative application that allows hoteliers and their teams to manage their schedules completely on their mobile phones. It was developed using an agile method, after a field… Read More


Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) on Weibo and Wechat are the 21st century’s new celebrities in China. With millions of followers, a young man living in Kunming can have more social media influence over the buying habits of consumers in Beijing than a high-powered traditional advertising campaign plastering billboards on the city streets. And smart marketers… Read More


On 14 September 2016, just before the Mid-Autumn Festival, the management of New World Beijing Hotel visited the Beijing Sunshine Love Intelligent Children Rehabilitation Centre, a special school for children with autism. One of many charitable initiatives the hotel has embarked upon since its opening in November 2013, this activity aims to bring New World… Read More


Eddy Sarton has been appointed as general manager of New World Beijing Hotel. Mr. Sarton will oversee all of the hotel’s operations, including finance, front office, sales and marketing, food and beverage services, housekeeping, engineering, human resources and security. Mr. Sarton has more than 26 years of experience working for highly successful hospitality companies in… Read More


Project Pengyou announced this week that they have opened applications for their Leadership Fellows Program, to be held at Harvard University. The Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective leadership development program for students passionate about U.S.-China exchange. Successful applicants will travel to Cambridge, MA on October 7-10, 2016 and participate in a… Read More


Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Mr. Jonas Amstad as general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou in the capital city of Fujian province in the southeast of China.  In this role, he will oversee hotel operations and lead the team in delivering quality and exceptional guest experiences at this property. Mr. Amstad, a… Read More


WorkForLGBT organized the 2nd Annual China LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Talent Job Fair – attracting twice the number of companies (34) as last year’s job fair in support of LGBT diversity & inclusion on May 29, 2016 in Shanghai, China. Dozens of global Fortune 500 companies joined leading Chinese firms at this history… Read More


Mr. Christopher Chia has been appointed vice president at Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited and general manager of China World Hotel, Beijing. He will be responsible for the whole operations and services of three hotels, including China World Hotel, Beijing; China World Summit Wing, Beijing; and Traders Hotel, Beijing. Mr. Chia has more than 30… Read More


Michel Molliet has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Greater China, effective January 01, 2016. In his new role, he will oversee the management of the group’s 125 operating hotels and projects in the pipeline across mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, a portfolio which includes 10 brands from the luxury and upscale… Read More


With the vast amount of data now available, Big Data is a top priority for the world’s leading organizations. However, 40% of companies based in Asia have admitted that they do not have a big data strategy in place. The Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit this February 27 and 28 is the ideal platform… Read More


Asia Society is pleased to announce the Class of 2013-2014 Asia 21 Young Leaders, a prestigious group of the region’s emerging leaders under 40 in fields including government, business, policy, education, and arts. This is Asia Society’s 8th class of Asia 21 leaders chosen for their outstanding achievements, their promise for the future, their commitment… Read More