China - UK knowledge sharing, cultural & business exchange, jobs and networking
Job seekers attend Chopsticks Club's China Skills 2013
The Chopsticks Club is the UK's unique network for China-related professionals.
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.
London Luxury Conference with Rupert Hoogewerf 'godfather' of China's Rich List & Founder of Hurun Report
Hot on the heels of the Prime Minister's visit to China, this event will showcase the best of what UK plc has to offer for the next wave of Chinese HNWIs. In partnership with Hurun, kindly hosted by Bank of China and sponsored by Knight Frank LLP and Farrer & Co, this event will be a focus for Chinese New Year 2014.
- High profile networking event alongside Hurun Report, 'bible' of China’s super rich’
- B2B showcase opportunity
- Keynote speakers including China observers, entrepreneurs and government representatives
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Chopsticks Club China Skills Recruitment Event 2013
"Awesome!" "Right place, right people. Very successful!" "Some great CVs...we are very hopeful!" "We will definitely be involved next year!"
Make the future happen
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
Chopsticks Club in the news
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
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
- cultural exchange