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30/09/2015  l  China seminar 30 Sept.2015 at Voka Kempen
On 30 September 2015 Horsten organised a China seminar in Geel, with the assistance of VOKA Kempen, the Chamber of Commerce. About 25 business people participated in the seminar. First Ed Sander gave a lecture about the e-commerce market in China and the trends in social media. Ed is specialised in database marketing, online marketing and CRM and worked in China during 2 years as a marketing consultant. Since 2012 he is publishing blogs and giving lectures about this and oth...

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17/09/2015  l  Chinese vice premier eyes further technology cooperation with Belgium and inaugurates cultural center
  On Monday 15 September Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong arrived in Brussels expressing China's willingness to enhance technology and innovation cooperation with Belgium. China and Belgium will jointly provide innovative information, data services and products to the world in coping with global food security, climate change, water crisis and other strategic demands. On Wednesday 16 September Chinese Vice Premier and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders have inaugurated a new Chinese ...

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25/08/2015  l  Made in Kempen - Steeds meer Chinezen kiezen voor Corsendonk Hotels
Meer en meer Chinese toeristen kiezen ervoor om te overnachten in hotels van de Corsendonk-groep. Met haar zes hotels en clubs in België – vier in de Kempen waaronder de Priorij Corsendonk, één in Spa en één in Blankenberge – weet de Corsendonk-hotelgroep slim in te spelen op de groeiende stroom van Chinese toeristen naar West-Europa. Dit is deels het gevolg van de rechtstreekse chartervluchten vanuit drie Chinese steden naar Luik die wekelijks duizen...

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12/08/2015  l  Made In Antwerpen - Horsten International neemt je mee naar China
China blijft voor veel bedrijven nog altijd een ultieme fascinatie. Exporteren naar een van de grootste consumentenlanden ter wereld moet elke onderneming toch een geweldige boost geven? De Chinese markt benaderen doe je evenwel niet alleen. Indien je als ondernemer althans geen grote risico’s wilt nemen. Horsten International biedt zich in dit opzicht aan als betrouwbare partner. China ligt voor de meeste bedrijven al voor het grootste stuk open. Althans de oostelijke regio’s. Het ...

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11/08/2015  l  Bart Horsten now also accredited by the Flemish Government as COACH for GROWTH COMPANIES
Bart Horsten, Managing Director of Horsten International NV, has now been certified as Coach for Growth Companies by the Flemish Government agency for entrepreneurship ("Vlaams Agentschap Ondernemen"). Under this program and at certain conditions Flemish SME's can get up to 50% subsidy when they engage a growth coach. For obvious reasons Bart Horsten is specialised in international growth focused on business development in Asia, China in particular. For more information about this program, pleas...

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10/07/2015  l  Chinese Draak laat stoom af - Shanghai Stock Exchange in vrije val - Lieven Desmet
The following article was published in the Belgian newspaper De Morgen on 9 July 2015, with some comments from Bart Horsten (article only available in Dutch).   2.895 miljard euro. Dat is het gigantische totaal aan beurswaarde dat in China in amper drie weken in rook is opgegaan. Als de koersval niet gestopt wordt, dreigt China de wereldeconomie in zijn val mee te sleuren. Maar in China bepaalt de regering wat de gewenste bodemkoers is. Neen, het was geen blijde thuiskomst voor de Chines...

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24/06/2015  l  Belgium and UK launch single common visa scheme in China - Jeffrey Wouters
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Jan Jambon announced a new single common visa scheme put in place in China by the Belgian and British governments. It will further streamline visa application processes for Chinese visitors wanting to travel to Belgium, the wider Schengen area and the United Kingdom. Under the new Belgian-UK Visitor Service, Chinese customers will be able to submit applications for both ...

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17/06/2015  l  China welcomes King Philippe and Queen Mathilde from 20 to 28 June
At the invitation of China’s President Xi Jinping. Their Royal Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will visit the People’s Republic of China from June 20th till June 28th. The Royal Couple will be accompanied by the Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister-Presidents of the three Belgian Regions (Brussels, Flanders & Wallonia). In addition, the delegation will include around 100 CEOs of the country’s most important business leaders and the Presidents of ...

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01/06/2015  l  FREE China Seminar in Antwerp on 24 June 2015 - Bart Horsten
Planning to do business in China and interested to learn more about the cultural differences between Western and Chinese business practices? Or already active in China and feeling the need to get a better understanding of the Chinese way of doing business? Take the chance to participate in a free session on 24 June 2015 in which Bart Horsten will share some of his personal experiences and give detailed insights in cultural aspects of doing business in China, illustrated ...

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25/05/2015  l  Foreign Tech Firms launch R&D centers in wider range of cities - Jeffrey Wouters
Foreign technology companies are moving into second-tier cities and developing research centers after taking advantage of preferential policies. Xi'an in Northwest China is among the hottest locations for research and development centers owned by overseas tech firms. Samsung Electronics Co is one of these tech firms. They have opened two research centers in Xi'an less than two years ago. The South Korean giant's data research facilities came with a $7 billion flash memory chip plant, which is a...

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