Friday, August 19, 2016
May’s Brexit Plan
Strategies for Leaving the EU
TIM CULLEN is an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School at the University of
Oxford and Director of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation.
On August 3, 1914, the night before the start of World War I, the British foreign secretary,
Sir Edward Grey, famously remarked, “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not
see them lit again in our lifetime.” In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum, in which 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the European Union, many among the British electorate felt that the lights of economic integration had been extinguished and that dark times lay ahead for the United Kingdom. (more…)
Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce
China Shenzhen Entrepreneurs Convention
20 December 2016
How the Shenzhen spirit can counter the dangers posed by international mistrust
I want to thank the Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak at this spectacular event. I feel honoured to be in the company of so many people that embody the spirit of Shenzhen and who have contributed so much to this city’s success.
I am British, but I spent many years in the United States, including three years in Chicago, known as “The City of Broad Shoulders”, implying a toughness and a willingness to get things done. In my 20 or so visits here, I have always felt the same way about Shenzhen. Last night I looked again at the list of the ten superlatives of Shenzhen. I won’t list them all, but four jumped from the page:
- China’s most open and inclusive city
- China’s most web-savvy city
- China’s liveliest city
- China’s most efficient city
I am often struck by the exceptional speed with which China has modernised its infrastructure. Shenzhen epitomises this. As an example, that I like to tell my friends in Europe, it took Paris 116 years to build 214 Km of subway lines while Shenzhen built 286 Km in just 12 years! Amazing. (more…)
Brexit means the UK government will have to negotiate trade agreements with the EU and the rest of the world. Trade deal experts share their tips with presenter Evan Davis.
Janice Charette, Canadian High Commissioner to the UK
Tim Cullen, founder and director of Oxford Programme on Negotiation
Producer: Julie Ball.