Fortune Global Forum

HSBC to end UnionPay chaos with a new Plus ATM card

Chengdu, easy to lose a hack in.

We hear there is light at the end of the tunnel for HSBC customers who have suffered dismay and distress when, on arriving in foreign parts, they weren't able to use their ATM card to withdraw cash.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 4:16am 8 comments

Chengdu event shows quest for big numbers hard to shake

Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli delivers a speech at the gala dinner for the opening of the 2013 Fortune Global Forum. Photo: Xinhua

For Chengdu, last week proved to be a busy one, and perhaps also cause for celebration by business. But for the rest of the China, it was rather disastrous in terms of how many lives of ordinary Chinese people were lost in various accidents.

10 Jun 2013 - 10:09am

Henry Paulson calls on Xi, Obama to 'reset' relations in California meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive in California on Thursday ahead of Xi's summit meeting US President Barack Obama. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping and United States President Barack Obama should use their meeting in California to “reset” US-China relations to focus on mutual economic benefits, advised former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Paulson, who was also former head of Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs, said Xi had a “different style and tone” to his predecessors.

7 Jun 2013 - 8:00pm

Chengdu's Fortune Global Forum stuns guest with 'North Korean-style' welcome

Chengdu lines up steps inside a hotel with children to welcome guests. Photo: screenshot via Weibo

Chengdu, host of the Fortune Global Forum this year, stunned its heavyweight guests on Thursday by welcoming them in what many call a “North Korean" style guards of honour, according to Chinese media reports.

8 Jun 2013 - 8:12am 5 comments

Beijing promises blue skies and no red envelopes

Zhang Gaoli. Photo: Xinhua

Capital inflows to China are being squeezed by corruption and pollution and Beijing is ready to tackle both head-on to ensure a steady flow of funds, Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli told a gathering of top executives from some of the world's biggest companies.

7 Jun 2013 - 11:05pm

Chengdu mayor hopes Fortune 500 firms set up in his city

Half of Fortune 500 firms have a business in Chengdu. Photo: Xinhua

Ge Honglin, mayor of Chengdu, spoke to more than 100 chief executives and chairmen of Fortune 500 companies in the first day of the Fortune Global Forum, which Chengdu is hosting this year. About half of Fortune 500 firms have already set up businesses in the city.

7 Jun 2013 - 2:50am

Facebook and Twitter go live in China - but only for Chengdu business forum

Facebook and Twitter can be accessed from the media centre at the Fortune forum in Chengdu. Photo: George Chen

Facebook and Twitter, the world’s two largest real-time social media network services, finally went live in China, but only in one small location and for the next few days.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am