Each year late in January the World Economic Forum brings together leaders from business, government, academia and the media at its headquarters in Davos, Switzerland, to meet and engage in five days' of lectures and discussions about issues of global importance.
The numbers are staggering for any Chinese CEO hoping to take his company public: More than 800 companies are on waitlists to secure initial public offerings in the nation's stock markets. Last year, there was a 43.5 percent decline (from the previous year) in the number of Chinese companies that went public and a 57.2 percent drop in the amount of funds raised. Those are not very promising prospects. That is, unless you're a CEO looking abroad.
For Li Weiyi, a sketching tour to Zoige grassland in Sichuan province offered an unexpected and life-changing encounter with an orphaned wolf cub. "His ears stuck to the head, his fur was hard and looked like dried grass. He was weak and nearly dead. I wanted to help," Li says, vividly remembering the first time she saw the cub.
As temperatures plummet and pollution levels rise in northern China's coldest winter for decades, Beijing tourists often make their escape to the tropical paradise of Sanya, on Hainan island. With a combination of golden beaches and lush green forest, Sanya confronts the senses with an instant blast of warmth, color, fragrance and beauty as well as the cleanest air in China.
Jan Wouters suggests that a free trade agreement between China and the European Union is the best way to reduce commercial tensions between the two strategic partners.
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