Saturday, 5 March 2011

double standard criteria... guess ok? London Chamber of Commerce Chinese Business Association (CBA)

London Chamber of Commerce Chinese Business Association (CBA):

given this very reasonable and indeed timely requirement, as no doubt there would different type of challenges for especially big state own enterprises who might be considering foreign expansions..

"Membership of the CBA is open exclusively to Chinese-owned companies or companies originating from China which have been set up in the UK. Entry is free as part of London Chamber of Commerce membership."

but look at the 2 out of 4 founding partners:

China Telecom Europe Logo
  • China Telecom Europe - China Telecom Europe provides a comprehensive range of quality integrated communication solutions and is committed to building an Information Silk Road contributing to promote economic prosperity and cultural exchange between the East and West
  • HSBC Logo
  • HSBC - headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. Its international network comprises over 8,000 offices in 87 countries around the globe. HSBC is the world's local bank
  • Jones Lang Lasalle Logo
  • Jones Lang LaSalle - a global financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide and is recognised for its knowledge and expertise as an industry leader
  • KPMG Logo
  • KPMG - KPMG in the UK is one of the leading providers of professional services with expertise and experience in all industry sectors covering accounting and tax through to cost reduction, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory change

  • Guess in someways, KPMG & Jones Lang are Chinese owned companies? or as we would have it, different rules applies and no other competitions of theirs can join? ;-)

    nothing wrong with this though, as long as it brings value to their members.. just would be ashame if the motive is purely to get more people to join LCCI.

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