Thirty years ago; on my first visit to China; ‘Mao suits’ were commonplace; bicycles – a ubiquitous conveyance; denim – a rarity and a fashion statement. In those days, the only place foreigners were permitted to shop for consumer goods were Friendship Stores, which accepted USD and gave change in FECs (foreign exchange certificates), which could …Read More…

Aerial video is exciting. As humans need aided flight to take to the air, most viewers can only experience this perspective through video or computer graphics. For decades, filmmakers used fixed and rotary wing aircraft to present an aerial view. Now we use UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. ‘drones’) to capture stunning imagery from closer and sharper than ever …Read More…

Vestas has been awarded a large-scale customised service order in China, by long-term customer Hanas New Energy Group. The 600 MW firm and unconditional service contract is a customised and flexible solution covering all 250 wind towers over twelve Hanas power plants in Yanchi County of northwestern China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Since Hanas entered …Read More…

There are few more dramatic cinematographic techniques than time-lapse. Shooting a sequence over minutes, hours, days or months and compressing it into a few seconds, creates immense drama. Time-lapse allows us to witness reality through the distortion of a rapid time filter, which often reveals the essence of a situation. Time-lapse can demonstrate: vehicular traffic flows in …Read More…

The Helping Hand charity provides community support to enable elderly people in Hong Kong to enjoy a rich and dignified life. Since 1978, when it was founded as a community initiative to assist 100 elderly men living in abject conditions, Helping Hand has rehoused over 8,000 elderly people. In addition to ‘Care Homes’, ‘Housing for the Elderly’ units, a …Read More…

恭禧發財. Gong Xi Fa Cai. Kung Hei Fat Choi. Chúc Mừng Năm Mới. Whatever your language, Happy New Year. The lunar new year starts at the second new moon after the (northern hemisphere) Winter Solstice. Celebrated by people of Chinese origin the world over, each lunar year is attributed to a sign of the zodiac. In the 12 …Read More…

What should be the focus of marketing for your business this year? We believe that the three keys for 2016 are: AR China video ALL brands should now have a responsive site with SEO, be engaging in conversation with clients / customers, stakeholders and the public on social media and be utilising appropriate video solutions or apps on mobile. Augmented …Read More…

Predictions are a dangerous thing. As the Danish Physicist Niels Bohr stated: “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” At this time last year, I indicated that marketing focus throughout 2015 should be on three key things: Video China UGC My rationale was: due to the immense volume of video online, exceptional …Read More…

In the wake of the adoption of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), by the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, a seminar was held in Sydney to hear the views of distinguished China-watchers. Hosted by the Australia China Business Council and AustCham Beijing, attendees heard insights from Laurie Smith, Tracy …Read More…

In the current climate conscious landscape, any energy which reduces emissions and minimises global environmental impact is attracting massive attention within the energy exploration and production sector. The upcoming 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris has thrown the world’s climate crisis into sharp relief via media and groundswell of activism around the planet. …Read More…