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共享知识,建立和扩大社交网络, 文化交流,辩论!
Access Gateway to China. Sharing know-how. Cultural & business exchange. China-related jobs.  Networking

The Chopsticks Club is the UK's unique network for China-related professionals

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Its members represent a culturally rich and diverse network of professionals engaged with China. Our activities are designed to appeal to both the Chinese and British communities, to enhance our knowledge and understanding of China, to stimulate debate on key issues and to provide excellent networking opportunities.


Game-Changer visual with partners & host
Game-Changer visual with partners & host

China: Game-changer Conference, July 2014, London - **POSTPONED TILL THE AUTUMN**

Following Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the UK this conference with Hurun Report will provide insight on China's foreign policy and the opportunities for UK-China business. We welcome back Ambassador Liu Xiaoming as our Keynote Speaker and leading experts will share insight on economic models,  environmental sustainability, the role of China's wealthy, entrepreneurial elite in a changing China and the importance of trust. 

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Long term members
Chopsticks Club long-standing members (12+years) enjoying themselves

Upcoming speaker events

We have an interesting calendar of events lined up to suit the broad interests and tastes of our Chopsticks community. 
Up next on 24 July is our China Game-changer? Conference followed by our 'How to Manage risk in China' on Monday 28 July. Book now...see Events Calendar

Come and join us for our signature evenings of networking, sit-down dinner and talk on a topic of interest. Find out what we learnt about how culture has an impact on how we view humour and what makes us laugh.

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London Luxury Conference with Rupert Hoogewerf 'godfather' of China's Rich List & Founder of Hurun Report

This sell-out event hot on the heels of the Prime Minister's visit to China, highlighted the changing needs and trends of the Chinese HNWI outbound traveller and invester and showcased the best of what UK plc has to offer them in wealth management, property, education, travel and retail. In partnership with Hurun, the event was kindly hosted by Bank of China and sponsored by Knight Frank LLP, Farrer & Co and GAM

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Chopsticks Club China Skills Recruitment Events 2014

It has never been a better time to have mandarin language skills and Chinese cultural know-how. Find your ideal job through our pioneering recruitment events coming soon.
"Awesome!" "Right place, right people. Very successful!" "Some great CVs...we are very hopeful!" "We will definitely be involved next year!"

New series for 2014
New series for 2014

Such is the overwhelming feedback of the Chopsticks Club's unique China Skills Recruitment Event held on Wednesday at Bloomberg in London. Over 300 job seekers had the opportunity to match their China-related skills with the needs of 20 organisations seeking to grow their China-related businesses. READ MORE about our previous events.

Chopsticks Club in the news

China Daily Chopsticks story
China Daily Chopsticks story

The work of the Chopsticks Club was recognised and publicised in late December 2010 for its work in 'bridging the knowledge gap' in the UK about China. The newly launched European Edition featured the Club in its article entitled 'Food for Talk' in its third issue.
The article covers the Club's history, the profile of its members, the way that the Club bridges a vital gap between the Chinese and British communities here in the UK and the ton of noodles that we have eaten over the years! It also mentions the recognition of the valuable work of the Club by the Chinese authorities, including Vice Minister for foreign affairs, Fu Ying, and Ambassador Liu Xiaoming who have attended two of our high profile events. Read more...


'A Dialogue with the Ambassador' event - a huge success

To a room packed to capacity at the Royal Society in London on Tuesday 19 October, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, addressed a captive audience of Chopsticks Club members and China-interested guests. His speech was very well researched and used the image of chopsticks and the knife and fork to convey the different cultures of China and the West. Both are important, he said "but the length of each chopstick is the same" He went on to describe how this reflected the need for equality in bi-lateral relations. Club Director, H-J Colston, spoke of the need to do more to educate the British public about China "in order to dispel fear and prejudice that often springs out of ignorance." She also talked of the expansion plans of the Club.

The event was kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton and Albany China

Ambassador Liu Xiaoming
Ambassador Liu Xiaoming

China's Ministry of Education honours the work of the Chopsticks Club

Club Director, H-J Colston, has been invited as a guest of the Ministry of Education to Beijing over the National Day Holiday period in recognition of the "outstanding contribution" by the Club "to the friendship and cooperation of our two countries". H-J will be part of a worldwide delegation of 50 individuals who have studied Chinese since China first invited overseas students 60 years ago to the mainland and who have been involved in promoting bi-lateral relation during their career. "This is a great honour," said H-J, "as it reflects the value that we add to our network and members in relation to promoting Chinese understanding, the importance of our network and the support services we provide."

Chopsticks Club Monthly Events

The Club's monthly dinner/speaker events provide a uniquely informal and welcoming atmosphere in which to network and to gain insight into the changing face of China. Its topical debates air issues of interest and concern to our members and generate healthy and sensitive discussion.


Many Chinese people who move to the UK find it hard to find a real "UK experience" of life whilst they are here and to find friends with similar interests. The Chopsticks Club aims to fill this gap and to be the number one destination for anyone interested in China - including those whose work involves China, Chinese people moving to London and returning expatriates providing a ready-made community of like-minded professionals. The Club's aims are simple but sincere:

  • knowledge sharing
  • debate
  • cultural exchange
  • networking


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  • 辩论
  • 文化交流
  • 友谊
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