Mon 18th February

Tibetan jewelleries charity sale

Time: 11am - 3pm
Venue: Houghton Street
*Organised by LSESU CSSA

Lecture on climate change/emissions trading (title to be confirmed)

Time: 1 - 2pm
Venue: U8
Speaker: Mr. Peter Burrows, property lawyer and partner of Norton Rose LLP.
*Organised by LSESU China Development Society

The Changing Face of Chinese Medicine in the UK

Time: 2 - 3pm
Venue: H216
Speaker: Mr. Tony Booker

Chinese medicine has been gaining popularity in the UK over the last 20 years. There are at least 12,000 practitioners of Chinese medicine currently in practice, In this talk Tony Booker will give an overview of how Chinese Medicine has developed in the UK, how it is currently practiced and what the challenges it faces in the future.

He will also introduce to us the basic concepts of Chinese Medicine, Yin, Yang, Qi, external and internal causes of disease and explain how Chinese medicine is used as an effective treatment of conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, headache and abdominal cramps.

Tony Booker is the current President of The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, the oldest and largest association representing Chinese medical herbalists in the UK. Tony has been practising Chinese medicine since 1996 and has been influential in developing quality assurance systems within the industry. In 2005 he was appointed to the herbal medicines advisory committee, the group responsible for providing advice to the UK government and medicines regulators regarding herbal issues. Before his involvement in Chinese Medicine, he worked as a Quality Assurance Chemist within a major pharmaceutical company and remains a member of The Royal Society of Chemistryship.

*Organised by LSESU China Development Society

How Ready are Chinese Companies to go Global?

Time: 4 - 5pm
Speaker: Ms. Ting Zhang

With the recent Chinese investment into Wall Street hitting the headlines, people are wondering whether Chinese companies will be taking over the developed countries market soon. However, are the Chinese conglomerates really ready to transform into a truly global company? What are the opportunities and challenges facing the new generations of Chinese multinationals? What will be the impact for the businesses in the UK and Europe?

Ting Zhang is the Founder and CEO of China Business Solutions, a leading China specialist firm based in Cambridge. She has 17 years experience of international trade and investment in China. Since she set up China Business Solutions in 2001, she has advised many clients from hi-tech start-ups to FTSE100 companies, as well as government agencies in England and Europe. Her area of expertise covers China strategy, market research, partner selection, due diligence, technology transfer, IPR protection, China recruitment and HR, and has personally coached many senior executives on Chinese culture/HR and business practices.

In the last two years, Ting has been increasingly involved in advising regional UK development agencies on attracting inward investment from China. She has also worked with a number of Chinese companies with their European market strategy.

Ting Zhang holds an MBA degree from the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. She is a native Chinese, fluent in many Chinese dialects and has lived in the UK for ten years.

*Organised by LSESU China Development Society

CDS-CSSA Cup Debate Competition (LSE vs UCL)

As the world becomes more and more competitive, whether each individual or each country should compete with each other or corporate with each other?


Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre
* Conducted in Mandarin.

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