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Welcome to the Live Lounge Podcast series from the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai. Through a series of live panel discussions, we invite business leaders and industry experts to tackle the major topics and trends impacting business in China.

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Welcome to the Live Lounge Podcast series from the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai. Through a series of live panel discussions, we invite business leaders and industry experts to tackle the major topics and trends impacting business in China.

    Employment Share Option Plan (ESOP) in China

    Employment Share Option Plan (ESOP) in China

    Hosted by Tim Yu, Partner of Mazars and Chair of BritCham Shanghai’s Financial Service Committee, this podcast interviews Eason Geng, Partner at Dentons Shanghai, Jasmine Chen, Legal Director China at Weir Group, and Miranda Ye, Associate Director at PwC.

    ESOP as Employee Stock Ownership Plan is utilized by many successful companies across the world. The many successes of ESOP companies may largely be attributed to the enhancement of employee productivity. These productivity effects are becoming increasingly noticed across the world. 

    This episode gives us a fundamental framework for doing Employment Share Option Plan (ESOP) in China. Topics include:
    how do companies do ESOPwhat are the underlining issues from legal & tax perspectivesadvice for implementation

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Maternity Leave Extension Policy in China: Background and Advice for Businesses

    Maternity Leave Extension Policy in China: Background and Advice for Businesses

    Hosted by BritCham Shanghai's Business Committee Manager Frances Song, this podcast interviews Vivienne Jin, Partner and New York State Admitted Attorney at Rui Bai Law Firm, a member of the PwC global network of firms. 

    In late November, more favourable parental leave policies have been rolled out in Chinese cities and provinces to reduce the burden of childbirth and child care. Under the revised regulation, the Shanghai government announced that maternity leave is extended to 158 days. 

    This episode introduces the overview of this policy change, including the background and the perspective from a legal point of view, as well as practical advice for businesses. 

    The podcast is conducted in English. 

    • 14 min
    员工保留,你重视了吗?Staff retention — Is it getting enough attention?

    员工保留,你重视了吗?Staff retention — Is it getting enough attention?

    ** 中文音频(附英文介绍) Chinese Audio with English Introduction **

    这是我们沙龙座谈播客系列第二季的第六集,也是最后一集。今天在这里讨论的主题是“员工留用,你重视了吗?”这也是我们系列节目首次推出的中文版本,作为商会不断响应当地商业需求的一部分,我们正在将之作为试播节目进行尝试。
    本期迷你沙龙座谈播客由瀚纳仕大中华区市场总监Kathy Lou主持。 两位做客嘉宾分别是来自德比软件的全球人力资源总监Wendy Xia,和来自JCB的人力资源总监Ludia Lei。

    This is our sixth and final episode of Season Two in the Live Lounge Podcast Series, where we discuss the topic of “Staff retention, is it getting enough attention?” This is also our first Chinese language edition of the series.

    This Mini Lounge Podcast is hosted by Kathy Lou, who is Head of Marketing Greater China from Hays. She is joined by Wendy Xia, who is Global HR Head from DerbySoft. Also in the Lounge is Ludia Lei, who is Head of HR from JCB Construction Equipment Shanghai.

    • 33 min
    Gaming in China – An industry perspective

    Gaming in China – An industry perspective

    The gaming industry is booming in China. At the recently concluded 19th ChinaJoy (the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference), a half-year report was released and stated that China's gaming industry saw total sales revenue up 7.89 per cent year-on-year to hit 150.5 billion yuan ($23.3 billion) over the first six months in 2021. By the end of June in 2021, the number of game players in China topped over 666 million, up 1.38 per cent from a year earlier.

    This episode takes a China perspective on the gaming industry. Joining the podcast host Richard Seymore are three experts in the field:
    Julien Bares, VP at Tencent GamesWim Coveliers, Industry Specialist Elijah Freeman, Vice President of Games Division at VirtuosThis podcast is conducted in English.

    • 28 min
    Higher Education Partnerships Now; Whither or Wither?

    Higher Education Partnerships Now; Whither or Wither?

    The pandemic and changing policies towards China have presented particular challenges to trans-national higher education in China. This episode addresses potential effects over the near to mid-term through discussion at the sector wide level, with some illustrative case studies.
    The speakers are:

    Prof Sue Welburn
    Co-chair, UK-China Joint Institute Alliance
    Executive Dean, Zhejiang Edinburgh Institute
    Chair of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh
    Prof Laura Bishop
    Principal, Sino-British College University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

    John McNamara
    Global Head of Research at British Council

    Si Su
    Head of Education Technology and Higher Education at Department for International Trade

    This session is moderated by Alastair Balchin, Director of External Engagement, SBC at The Sino-British College, USST. 
    If you would like to get in touch with any of the speakers, please contact janet.jiang@britishchambershanghai.cn.
    This podcast is conducted in English and was recorded from a live event organised by the Chamber's Education Committee.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Future of UK Education Pathways

    The Future of UK Education Pathways

    Preparation for Chinese students to progress to study in the UK.

    • 46 min

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