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Since 2006 CRCC Asia has been working to connect China to the global community through our arrangement of Internship and Study programs in China, whilst also offering firms the opportunity to enter the Chinese market through our Consulting services. News and articles about our company achievements and developments will be included on this page.

Slaying the DragCON! The Top 5 Biggest Scams in China

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China-Scams

Wherever you travel around the world, you are guaranteed to come across scams; some of which will be incredibly smart and hard to detect, put together by crafty individuals who know what they’re doing. In 2013 Shanghai ranked 11th most safe city in the world so don’t let the below scare you into not exploring the streets, making friends and enjoying the city you visit. But scams in China are commonplace, particularly if you are a foreigner with little knowledge of your surroundings. Shopping scam With fluent English (and often multilingual), friendly faces and helpful demeanors guides or ‘helpers’ at the markets usually get a commission of up to 50%.   Any shopping helper is gua... Continue reading

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Celebrating partnerships at the 2nd Annual Host Company Appreciation Awards

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On Wednesday, March 19th, CRCC Asia presented the Second Annual Host Company Appreciation Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Shanghai. The Awards were attended by over 100 representatives from over 50 companies, who enjoyed a selection of fine canapés and sipped drinks as they networked and mingled.After registration and networking, CRCC Asia Director, Edward Holroyd Pearce and CRCC Asia General Manager, Angela Lim kicked off the Awards ceremony with a year in review for the company; an introduction to our two beneficiary charities; and the company direction for the remainder of 2014.Following on from this, the Senior Business Development team: Jenny Xu and Niall Khoaz... Continue reading

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“Seal Tomorrow’s Business Deals”: The Importance of Mandarin Chinese in Today’s World

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"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." - Nelson MandelaIt has been claimed that ‘those who do not speak Chinese are not ready for the 21st century’. A bold statement perhaps, but with many employers and companies across the globe seeking to establish relationships and develop key business links with China, Mandarin Chinese has indeed become a very valuable and highly sought after skill in today’s world.As the world’s fastest growing major economy with thirty years of continuous GDP growth averaging around 10 percent a year, China recently surpassed Japan in 2011 to become the seco... Continue reading

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Inaugural ‘China Goes Global’ Lecture

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CRCC Asia were very pleased to be asked to sponsor the inaugural ‘China goes Global’ Lecture, supported by Pembroke College Cambridge and the Cambridge Judge Business School which took place on 12th March 2014.The Kirkwood Family Foundation and CRCC Asia arranged for Professor Yasheng Huang to fly to the UK to deliver the lecture on Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics, which was fully booked and attended by approximately one hundred Cambridge students and VIPs.  Among the VIPs we were honoured to have Sir Christopher Hum (past Ambassador to the UK in China), Sir Richard Heygate (joint creator of the world’s first ATM, and Ex McKinsey exec), and many more.CRCC Asia presente... Continue reading

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CRCC Asia running exclusive Australia/NZ Sale!

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In celebration of our biggest Aussie/Kiwi summer ever in December to February CRCC Asia is delighted to offer a Back to University Discount exclusively for applicants from the Asia Pacific (inc. Australia, New Zealand) region during the month of March 2014!For successful applicants who lodge their application by the 31st March 2014, you will receive a discount of AU$300/NZ$400 off the program fee. Please note this discount is currently exclusive to applicants residing in the Asia Pacific region.As our programs continue to growth in size along with our corporate networks, our office in Sydney (opened in 2012) has been helping improve connections between Australia and China over the pa... Continue reading

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Five Questions to Ask when Preparing for an Interview

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1. Network Who can you network with in order to learn more about the organization you are interviewing for?The Washington Post tweeted that “The hardest job I’ve ever had is looking for a job”; finding a job today is all about networking, who do you know. LinkedIn’s 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree of connection is the new form of research when it comes to preparing for an interview or attempting to land an interview.Consider an informal interview before an actual interview with a professional connection. Informational interviews are a great way to expand your understanding of the organization from another party not doing the hiring.Setting up an informal interview can be natur... Continue reading

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CRCC Asia expands Parents + Health & Safety section

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We understand that for many applicants the decision to intern abroad is truly a family matter. Which is why we have decided to expand the Parents section of our website.This information is written for parents to provide an overview about what they can expect from their child's experience in China with CRCC Asia. We have taken the time to put together a comprehensive Guide which will detail all the major steps of the program process, including what to expect while they are away from home in China and upon their return back home after their internship.We recommend that all parents visit the following resources:A Parent's Guide - A detailed guide which provides comprehensive inform... Continue reading

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The Luxury Market in China

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The rise of the middle class, increased standards of living and general wellbeing of the entire country indicates that the Chinese economy is growing exponentially. Over the past decade, the luxury market is China is dominating the rest of the world and is expected to soon overtake Japan and U.S. Chinese consumers now account for about 27% of all global luxury purchases.Browsing through RenRen, Weibo or Wechat, pictures of international travels, luxury goods, and fancy dinners taken by the 20s something’s become a very popular trend. Since social recognition is extremely important in China, many lower middle classes are willing to save up money in order to afford luxury goods, which ar... Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the Horse

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In this article, Sandy Chen, our Asia Pacific Regional Assistant from our Sydney office wanted to share with you some of her personal experiences and valuable insights of Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar (from 31st of January to 7th of February 2014).Chinese New Year is an exciting time where the entire country spends a week off work celebrating the start of the New Year. It’s an event celebrated by all ages and generations and traditionally sees China’s streets covered in fireworks, dragon dancers and glowing red lanterns.Sandy was born and raised in China and came to Au... Continue reading

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Join our Alumni Network on LinkedIn

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CRCC Asia is committed to working with our program participants long after the completion of their program in China. With this in mind we currently run two exclusive groups for members of our Alumni Network on LinkedIn and Facebook.This is an excellent way to connect with fellow program alumni, and is often used by CRCC Asia to distribute China related career and personal development opportunities, as well as job vacancies received within our host company network.We would strongly recommend that all our alumni join our Alumni Network group through the following links:CRCC Asia's Alumni Network on LinkedIn CRCC Asia's Alumni Network on FacebookYou will need to apply to join... Continue reading

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