Profile

Cover photo
Fons Tuinstra
Works at China Speakers Bureau
Attended Radboud University Nijmegen
Lives in Brasschaat, Belgium
7,585 followers|1,750,167 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1'sReviews
People
Have him in circles
7,585 people
Marianne Thieme's profile photo
Jorg Roodbeen's profile photo
lex hamers's profile photo
Work
Occupation
President China Speakers Bureau
Employment
  • China Speakers Bureau
    President China Speakers Bureau, present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Brasschaat, Belgium
Previously
Lausanne, Switzerland - Shanghai, China - Ann Arbor, USA - Nijmegen, the Netherlands - Maastricht, the Netherlands
Contact Information
Home
Mobile
+32 484 758562
Email
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
Story
Tagline
President China Speakers Bureau, new media advisor
Introduction
Global citizen spending his time in Belgium and Switzerland; president of the China Speakers Bureau, China's premier speakers' bureau, organizing great speakers for great events. Adviser on new media developments
Bragging rights
Now also running the China Weekly Hangout
Education
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
    history
Basic Information
Gender
Male

Stream

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
Walmart tells Beijing to improve food labelling rules

For most international companies, getting ahead in China means playing by Chinese rules. However, the world’s biggest retailer, Walmart, has taken the unusual step of asking Beijing to rewrite them.
The supermarket giant, whose international empire includes Asda, has challenged China to make food manufacturers and suppliers more accountable for problem labelling, instead of placing the burden on retailers.
Retailer in surprise push to make producers more accountable after paying $9.8m in fines
1
Add a comment...

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
Are Chinese Tourists The New "Ugly Americans"?

 The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at Chiang Mai University, made a mess in cafeterias and sneaked into classes to attend lectures. Someone even pitched a tent by a picturesque lake. The reason: "Lost in Thailand," a 2012 slapstick comedy partly shot on campus that is China's highest-grossing homegrown movie ever.
CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at Chiang Mai University, made a mess in cafeterias and sneaked into classes to attend lectures.
1
Add a comment...
 
New Zealand to Vietnam: Where Chinese Tourists Feel Most Satisfied - WSJ

 According to the China Tourism Academy, among 22 destinations studied, the most satisfying destinations for tourists from the Middle Kingdom in this year’s first quarter were New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada. At the bottom were Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Rounding out the middle of the pack were countries such as France (No. 9), this year’s hot-spot destination of Japan (No. 12) and Russia (No. 15). (See list below for full rankings.) The think-tank is affiliated with the China National Tourism Administration, a government body.
From nerdy TV shows like "Big Bang Theory" to ancient poetry, there are plenty of factors influencing whether Chinese tourists end up eating cheesecake in Pasadena or, say, admiring a willow tree in Cambridge. But just how happy are they when they finally arrive in their actual destinations of choice?
1
Add a comment...

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Candy Crush Saga hits China with upcoming tie-in on Tencent's WeChat
Fasten your seatbelts and get out your toothbrushes, because an avalanche of hard candy is about to hit China. The Wall Street Journal just reported that Candy Crush Saga, the mega-hit mobile game made by London-based King Digital Entertainment, will be integrated into Tencent’s wildly...
1
Add a comment...

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
China´s e-commerce giant Alibaba seen filing for US IPO next week: sources - Reuters

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to file the prospectus for its U.S. initial public offering next week, sources said on Wednesday, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm.

Alibaba's documents could be filed as soon as Monday, added the sources, who couldn't be named because the plans aren't yet public. The IPO could be worth more than $16 billion, surpassing the previous record for a technology share sale set by Facebook Inc in 2012, Reuters previously reported.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
7,585 people
Marianne Thieme's profile photo
Jorg Roodbeen's profile photo
lex hamers's profile photo

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown - Reuters

BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies.
1
Add a comment...

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
Eye opener: what children say about walkmans
1
Add a comment...

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hiring more robust in lower-tier cities

Although hiring levels in a large number of industries across China have been affected due to lowered expectations for the country's economy in 2014, candidates from lower-tier cities have brighter prospects of changing jobs this year than those from first-tier cities.

According to the 2014 Salary Guide released by global comprehensive workforce solution provider Kelly Services on Tuesday, robust hiring activity has been observed with particular demand for car sales professionals this year. Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities are developing especially rapidly. Cities such as Changsha, Wuhan, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Ningbo have also shown a high demand for professionals in factory management.
1
1
Fons Tuinstra's profile photo
Add a comment...

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
Taiwanese lecturers in demand in mainland China

Taiwanese lecturers, notably in the fields of business administration and management, are becoming more and more in demand across the Taiwan Strait, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.

Business management lecturer Chen Sheng-min told the paper that Taiwanese professors are known in China for their professional approach, as well as their honest and dignified conduct.

Chen said the average hourly rate for a well-known lecturer from Taiwan could be as high as 20,000 yuan and 30,000 yuan (US$3,200-$4,800), while others could charge between 8,000 yuan and 10,000 yuan (US$1,300- $1,600).
1
1
Fons Tuinstra's profile photo
Add a comment...

Fons Tuinstra

Shared publicly  - 
 
National Security Commission Meets for the First Time - NYT

President Xi Jinping has presided over the first meeting of the recently established National Security Commission, and his remarks suggested that the commission would have the power to reach into nearly every aspect of domestic and foreign policy.
Comments by President Xi Jinping suggested that the new commission would have the power to reach into nearly every aspect of domestic and foreign policy.
1
Add a comment...
Fons Tuinstra's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Walmart tells Beijing to improve food labelling rules
www.telegraph.co.uk

Retailer in surprise push to make producers more accountable after paying $9.8m in fines

Are These The New 'Ugly Americans'?
www.huffingtonpost.ca

CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a

New Zealand to Vietnam: Where Chinese Tourists Feel Most Satisfied - Chi...
blogs.wsj.com

From nerdy TV shows like "Big Bang Theory" to ancient poetry, there are plenty of factors influencing whether Chinese tourists end up eating

Taiwanese lecturers in demand in mainland China|Economy|News|WantChinaTi...
www.wantchinatimes.com

Taiwanese lecturers, notably in the fields of business administration and management, are becoming more and more in demand across the Taiwan

National Security Commission Meets for the First Time
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com

Comments by President Xi Jinping suggested that the new commission would have the power to reach into nearly every aspect of domestic and fo

Twice the Size of Amazon: Alibaba Is Ready for Its Close-Up - China Real...
blogs.wsj.com

Jack Ma's come a long way from the spartan apartment he once maintained in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, where the former English teacher fi

How China Has Helped — and Hindered — the Search for Flight 370 - China ...
blogs.wsj.com

China's strategy during the search for Flight 370 provides a rare peek at how it interacts with its neighbors during a fast-unfolding crisis

Seven Million Grads Transform China's Workforce in High-Tech Threat to U.S.
www.businessweek.com

Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in

38 Priceless Twitter Reactions to That NSFW US Airways Tweet
mashable.com

Whoever sent that US Airways tweet is having a very bad day. But Twitter users most certainly are not.

China moves on Hollywood with deal to fund two fantasy epics
www.theguardian.com

World of Warcraft adaptation directed by Duncan Jones and swords-and-sorcery flick Seventh Son will both be part-funded by the state-owned C

FBI Advice For American Students in China: Don’t End Up as Spies - China...
blogs.wsj.com

Studying abroad in China? Don't end up a spy, the FBI says in a 30-minute film.

Desalination Plant Proposed Near Beijing, Reports Say
www.nytimes.com

The project could supply much of the capital’s drinking water by 2019, the state media reported, suggesting a major push to alleviate water

Cancer in China: don't be distracted by the smog
www.chinesemedicalnews.com

by Michael Woodhead Forget about the smog scare - if you want to tackle cancer in China, you need to focus on smoking, diet and physical act

China´s military industry pushes for deals - Wendell Minnick
www.chinaherald.net

Wendell Minnick China´s manufacturers of military equipment have a huge delegation at the Defense Services Asia exhibition at Kuala Lumpur,

Mark Obama Ndesandjo discusses Kenya, the US, China and his family | Chi...
www.chinaspeakersbureau.info

Home · Books · About Us · FAQ · Contact Us · Apply to be a speaker · Request Speaker · Top Speakers · Joel Backaler · William Bao Bean · Mar

Labour Unrest Grows in Guangdong With Two More High-Profile Protests
www.thenanfang.com

A day before Guangzhou hospitial security guards were convicted for protesting low wages, workers at a Galanz factory in Zhongshan rioted du

Excellent place and a great choice of wines. We actually never made it to the food, but enjoyed a nice wine on a sunny terrace
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Nice authentic Chinese food (not spoiled by European tastes) that is very good when you are craving for Chinese food after too much Italian. Preparation was a bit fast-food style, but tasting pretty well. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere, well, real Chinese.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
2 reviews
Map
Map
Map