Katherine Pan Describes China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By |2020-01-13T11:12:34-05:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Globalizers,

Are you curious about the most dynamic market in the world right now? Are you familiar with the newest Chinese policies, opportunities, and risks of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)? As we are stepping into a new decade, here are some information and changes I sorted out that can help you make a wiser decision when considering entering the Chinese market.

  • Higher Credibility: In March 2019, Italy joined the One Belt One Road project, marking the first ever supporting nation of the initiative from the Group of Seven. BRI no longer equals to “developing countries.” Because of the newly gain higher credibility, more and more advanced economies are eyeing on the project.
  • Promoting High-Quality Projects: Moving towards the new era, the Chinese government published a new document in November 2019, aiming to promote the high-quality development of trade. The new emphasis on quality requires smarter strategies for foreign businesses to enter the market.
  • Expanding Geographic Scope: Since the original initiative in 2013, the geographic scope has expanded from Europe, Asia, Africa to Latin America. Now, there are already 19 countries/regions signed up to the project. New opportunities also opened up for Latin American businesses in China.
  • Cross-Boarder E-Commerce (CBEC): CBEC is and will continue to be one of the fastest growing industry under the influence of BRI. The market for CBEC is maturing with the increasing variety of products, higher frequency of transaction, and expanding geographic scope. Transaction volume between China and One Belt One Road cooperating countries is increasing at a rate of 20%.
  • Alternative Destinations for Investment: If Chinese economy’s slowdown or the rapid growth of CBEC, media, and technology industries are signs of risk to you, try thinking of other potential alternative destination for investment. There might be surprising opportunities in the One Belt One Road cooperating countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Do you find any of the information interesting? Share it with your colleagues and friends through Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, or Twitter.

Please contact me with any questions.

January, 2019

Best regards,

Katherine(Shangyan) Pan


Bucknell University 2022, Mathematical Economics + Linguistics Major


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Building a Competitive Organizational Culture by Charlotte Murray

By |2020-01-07T20:38:06-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Building a Competitive Organizational Culture by Charlotte Murray-Birchtree Global’s 2020 Bucknell Intern….A brilliant, short, article that will help you understand what new graduates think is important in business. (Charlotte is also looking for a position when she graduates….!)

Dear Colleagues,                                                                                                         January 2020

            Are you concerned your business might not reach its fullest potential in 2020? How is your company’s current work culture? The New Year is a great time to implement effective and positive strategies in order to ensure your company has both a competitive and supportive work environment. Below are 7 influential publication links about how to develop a competitive and supportive work culture.

1.      Building a workplace of choice: Using the work environment to attract and retain top talent Perks valued most by employees are highlighted in this journal. In addition, it explains the effects of the physical work environment on employees.

  1. Cultivating Strategic Thinking in Organizational Leaders by Designing Supportive Work Environment! The importance of strategic thinking and other key points for a supportive work environment are articulated well in this article. Also, the idea of enhancement is expressed throughout.

  2. Creating a Supportive Workplace  This article explains the importance of understanding job attitudes; it can lead to employee success and retention. Additionally, positive job attitudes lead to high company performance.

  3. International Leadership and Organizational Behavior This course clearly illustrates how to create a competitive and collaborative work environment while aligning with company values and a country’s culture.

  4. Business Management This video programs provides a holistic approach to business management while also focusing on employee management.

  5. Business Communication Developing soft skills and a supportive work environment are highlighted throughout this course.

  6. Teamwork & Collaboration The importance of communication and collaboration are heavily focused on in this course. Also, the significance of employee assessments are emphasized.

            Did a few or all of these links resonate with you? Share them with your employees, colleagues, and mentors through Workplace by Facebook, Slack, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook Messenger, or Twitter.

Please contact me with any questions.

All the best,

Charlotte Murray


Bucknell 2022, Economics Major



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