Dec 2 Old China Hands Monthly Luncheon

A monthly lunch get together for old China Hands, normally held on the first Friday of the month.   Each person pays for his own food.   This get together is limited to Expatriates who have been in China at least 10 years.   Next Get Together:  Friday 2 December 12:15       Venue: Morel’s Restaurant, Gongti Bei Lu (opposite Workers’ Gymnasium North Gate, Northwest corner of the intersection with Chunxiu Lu) Dongcheng District 东城区, 莫劳龙玺西餐, 工体北路春秀路西北角工人体育馆北门对面 Tel: 6416 8802   If you wish to attend please contact Colin (  or Gilbert (

Nov 29 – While my guitar gently weeps (networking with George Harrison)

Tuesday 29 November 2016 marks 5 years since the death of former Beatle and musical legend extraordinaire George Harrison. (25 Feb 1943 – 29 Nov 2011).   Join us for evening of social networking for professionals in Beijing with the memory of George Harrison and his musical legacy.   Forget the pressures of work and join us for a social networking event in Beijing that brings together some of the best and friendliest people in Beijing.   This is a relaxing evening is open to people from all industries who wish to Forge new Connections, strengthen old ones and wish to meet people from other industries.   The FCGroup is the only organisation in Beijing…

Nov 26 – Rock Your Ideas & Grow Rich

Rock your Ideas and Grow Rich workshop is made for all those who are ready to face and go beyond their fears.   RYINGR is a four-hour programme for beginners that covers topics such as: Branding Marketing and Strategy Self-Confidence Empowerment Goal setting   Creative new entrepreneurs can also access to private mastermind groups with other successful entrepreneurs. Private advice and consultancy is also open to help overcome emotional and technical issues along the path to success.         When: Saturday 26 Nov 2pm – 6pm   Where:  基路书店, 朝阳区,枣营北里14号, (农行后面) Jilu Books, 14  Zaoying Beili Chaoyang District (behind the ABC Bank )       Who:    Carol Zurita is an author, speaker…

Nov 22 – FinTech, what is it and how will it affect our lives.

How will FinTech affect our lives and the financial world?   This is a networking evening with a guest speaker who will explain what is FinTech, how FinTech is already affecting our lives and how it will continue to develop to such an extent that we will feel that we cannot live without it.   So what is FinTech? In simple terms it is the application of technology in the financial industry. It is not limited to clever tools for financial experts but includes a whole range products that we all need (and should be using) on a daily basis.   When: Tuesday 22 Nov 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm   Where:  基路书店, 朝阳区,枣营北里14号, (农行后面)…

Nov 15 – Creative Pasta Evening

We love Creativity. We love discovering new venues. We love to help businesses succeed in Beijing. We love you. We therefore have pleasure in inviting you to a free Creative Pasta evening at O’Pasta. No entrance fee, just pay for your own consumption. O’Pasta’s Pasta Bar, quietly located on Xingfucun Zhonglu not far from Sanlitun, is the source of future legends – a large variety of pastas, ingredients for toppings and delicious sauces. The interior decoration is pure and modern all with wooden tables and chairs offering an oasis of pasta tranquillity in the midst of bustling Beijing. O’Pasta offers a large selection of pastas from Chinese noodles to French cheese baked pasta and main…

Nov 12 – Day trip to Shuang Long Xia

The colours of Autumn are always majestic A mix of red, yellow, gold, orange and brown A day trip to the view the leaves so fantastic Come see queen nature wear her rustic crown Shuang Long Xia is just shy of 78 km from downtown Beijing and it is fabulous place to see beautiful landscapes and now, in autumn, see a rich collage of browns, auburns, russets and oranges as the plants prepare for their winter hibernation. The beautiful scenic area of Shuang Long Xia is 2.5km south of Zhaitangzhen in the Mentougou District. It is an idyllic spot to ramble alongside and amongst gorgeous mountain ridges, view ten mile long streams and see the…

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