GM’s Monthly Column

Basic Rules for Social Networking I still remember clearly how my social circle evolves in Hong Kong from casual drinks at Lan Kwai Fong to private dinners on the Peak. In a society with intense information overdose, mixing in a good circle does not just guarantee the receipt of right intelligence, but also determines what you can do and where you may go.   Social level varies from one to the other. In a capital city like Beijing, an invitation to a cocktail reception at five-star hotel is no longer able to make an impression. One will have to get invited to a state dinner to call oneself top level socialite. But these glamorous associations…

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Invitation: Networking Reception at Casa Fengchao

The most anticipated networking event is back in town. This month, the General Manager Wesley Ng is taking our members to network at Casa Fengchao, an exclusive private club newly founded by Hong Kong-born etiquette specialist Ms. Sara Jane Ho. It is the former residence of heavy-weight late Qing official Rong Lu (荣禄), who also shares the same bloodline with the last Chinese Emperor Pu Yi (溥仪). Event details are as below: Date: August 27, 2017 (Sunday) Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm Venue: Rong Lu Residence (inside Yiqing Institute), 7 Ju’er Hutong, Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng District, Beijing       北京市东城区交道口菊儿胡同7号荣禄府(北京一轻研究所院内) Directions: Drop off at cross street of Jiaodaokou Nan Dajie and Juer Hutong. Walk 200 metres down the hutong…

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Invitation: Saving Tax for Yourself and Your Company

Do you know how much tax can you save for yourself and your company? Under the current national policies, there are some legal ways to help individuals and companies to save tax. This month, we have the opportunity to invite a tax expert to brief you on China’s taxation policies. Katherine Gao, having advised many individuals and companies about their tax problems, will be speaking on individual income tax, preferential policies for company tax, new regulations on invoice issuance and Common Reporting Standard.   Ms. Gao will first introduce above mentioned policies, and then accept questions from the floor. You are welcome to ask any questions regarding your tax problems. Drinks and canapes will be…

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Invitation: Legal updates on foreigners working in China

Are you a newly arrived foreigner seeking work permit in China? Or you have been here for a while and want to stay permanently? Next Monday night, we are honored to have Luka Lu, the Founder of Capital Associates and Director of NCO China to brief you recent changes in the application of Chinese visa and “green card”. Event details are as below:   Date: May 22, 2017 Time: 7:30 to 9:30pm Venue: The Bookworm, Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Cost: RMB120 per head, including a standard drink RSVP: wesley.ng@fcgroup.org (Seats are limited, and will be allocated on first-come-first-serve basis.) Enquiries: +86 1353 025 9447 Wesley Ng   Program highlight –          Introduction to different…

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March 28 – Invitation to our Wake

After just under 20 years in China of which 14 have been in Beijing I will shortly be returning to Israel.   You are invited to attend the “Wake” on Tuesday 28 March.   There is no entrance fee. Simply pay for your own consumption.   Time: 28 March from 7:30pm   Venue: Beer Mania, Taiyue Suites 1F, West Gate, 16 Sanlitun South Street. 欧月啤酒吧, 泰悦豪庭1层,西门, 三里屯南路16号 Lost? Call 6500 0559 Nearest Subways:  Tuanjiehu, Hujialou, Nongfengli     Space limited to 120 people. RSVP is essential.    

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