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Make a reservation for our forthcoming dinner/speaker events on 28 July and 9 September 2014

Monday 28 July registration from 6.15pm - discussion on how to reduce risk when doing business in China via proper due diligence and understanding and interpreting Chinese data - Jeremy Gordon & Matthew Crabbe

 Matthew Crabbe & Jeremy Gordon
Matthew Crabbe & Jeremy Gordon

The talk will explore and explain  the veracity of Chinese statistics, raising awareness of abuses and problems, using real life examples, and provide practical strategies to reduce risk in the future and show that appropriate due diligence will  provide excellent business intelligence to support negotiations and business relationships. To ensure the focus of the talk, all attendees are encouraged to send any questions in advance to Theresa on so that they can be included and answered by the speakers in their presentations. The talk will be followed by Q & A

The Speakers
Matthew Crabbe is the Research Director for Asia-Pacific for the global market research provider, Mintel. A Mandarin speaker, he is co-founder of research company Access Asia. Matthew has worked exhaustively on trying to make sense of the myriad contradictions in China's economics and statistics on the consumer markets and conducted detailed analysis on China's retail sales for many years. He is the author of two books on China's consumer markets and his latest book, ‘Myth Busting China’s Numbers’ 
Jeremy Gordon has worked with government departments, financial institutions and major corporates on strategy, risk and business development in China for over 20 years. Initially in Hong Kong as an officer with Britain's Brigade of Gurkhas, he later gained China trade, investment and consulting experience with a diversified Hong Kong-based group, and went on to establish the consulting company China Business Services in 2002. He has been the Honorary Secretary and a Committee Member of the 48 Group Club, and a UK Trade & Investment Business Specialist for mainland China,Taiwan and Hong Kong. He is a Director of China Edge, a consultancy focused on Chinese consumers, and a Trustee of Mothers' Bridge of Love,a charity that supports disadvantaged Chinese children. He is also author of “Risky Business in China,a Guide to Due Diligence”.      

Special Offer of 25% of all China related books including the above authors. See offer page (

Format: Registration from 6.15pm, talk & Q&A 7pm prompt, Drinks & Networking 8.15pm – 9.15pm. Places limited - registration ESSENTIAL –booking closes 9pm Sunday 27 July 2014  

Venue: EY have kindly agreed to host this event and it will take place onthe lower ground floor of EY’s offices at1 More London Place SE1 2AF

Pre-booking is essential. Please use the Add to Cart button below.

COST: £20 Chopsticks Club current Members /  £27 Non Members  (+ Paypal booking fee). Price includes all the expert discussion, networking canapes and refreshments. 
Please note: we operate a 'No show policy.' If you indicate that you will be attending and unable to at the last minute, WITHOUT letting us know by 12pm on the day, unfortunately we will be unable to refund any money. 


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Tuesday 9 September from 6.45pm - talk and dinner - Daoism & the Environment

Sacred Mountains book by Allerd Stikker
An inspiring & true story

Can the revival of Daoism help to save China's environment by balancing ecology with a booming economy?

In our consumerist world everyone has a part to play in the protection of the planet. This talk will focus on the resurgence of Daoism in China andhow nature conservation is deeply rooted in the philosophy and practice ofDaoism. Can one of China's ancient cultural traditions and its alliance withnature become the solution to balancing China's economic and environmental challenges?

Born in 1928, Allerd Stikker trained as a chemical engineer. He became interested in Daosim decades ago and now holds status as a leading personality in the Daoistworld in modern China. He has worked tirelessly in bringing the world of commerce and business together with the environmental movement. Since 2005 he has been a trustee of the Alliance of Religions & Conservation (a British,secular NGO) that works with world faiths to protect nature.

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We would prefer that everyone pays online, but if this is not possible please send a cheque made payable to Chopsticks Club, and sent to Theresa Booth at 52 Gloucester Terrace London W2 3HH. Payment must clear prior to the event.

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