The Rise of Multiparty Politics in the UK

Following the UK Government Financial Statement (Budget) prior to the General Election in 49 days’ time, I was asked to appear on Bloomberg TV’s politics show, which recently launched in EMEA. This 30 minute live panel discussion looks at the impact of the…

Osborne's Sixth Budget Defines Both Him and David Cameron's Premiership

Today saw the UK Government announce its last major Financial statement - the Budget - prior to the UK General Election on 7 May. In an analysis for PRWeek, I examine why this budget is significantly different – and a moment…

Day 12 of Pros and Conversation Series: The New Public Affairs

By Kris Balderston and Elizabeth Cook In capitals around the world, political dynamics, lack of resources and enforcement challenges are making it increasingly hard to rely solely on legislation and regulation to advance solutions to critical social and policy issues.…

Taking the Pulse: Obamacare Round Two

Hard to believe it’s time for the second year of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act —aka Obamacare. On November 15, the health insurance marketplaces reopen for business for Americans to shop for private health insurance. Proponents are hoping…

Taking the Pulse: What Will the New Congress Prescribe on Healthcare Policy?

Now that the 2014 elections are more or less over (ah, runoffs…) it’s time to consider their impact. Republicans made strong gains in both houses of Congress, cementing their already strong majority in the House and retaking control of  the…

BalticSea2020: Saving the Fish

Following 30 years of misguided European policy, the European Union’s fish stocks were in trouble: Two-thirds were overfished, and 1.7 million tons of eatable fish (roughly 23 percent of all fish caught in the EU) were being thrown back into…

AT&T: It Can Wait – The Power of a Movement

The It Can Wait journey began in 2010 to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, with awareness again being a key focal point in 2011. In 2012, AT&T moved the program from awareness to action by reaching out to schools…

China Book Recommendations

It is a testament to the enormous interest in China in the U.S. that books on China are taking over the bookshelves.  Of course, the most authoritative recent book on the history of Sino American relations is Henry Kissinger’s On…

A Conversation With Former U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke

Gary Locke was the first Chinese American to serve as U.S. Ambassador to China.   One of his priorities in that capacity was to encourage Chinese companies to invest in the United States.  He was passionate about this mission and it…

FDA’s New Proposed ‘Nutrition Facts’ Will Change the Way We Look at Food

On Thursday, February 27, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated a comment and rulemaking process to overhaul the Nutrition Facts Panel, the nutrition and ingredient label required on most packaged foods and beverages. The proposed changes are 10 years…

Congressional Retirements Will Change U.S. Healthcare Policy

Waxman Retirement Signals the End of an Era More than 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have announced plans to retire at the end of the current term with many citing the gridlock and hyper-partisanship of recent years…

Obama To Go It Alone

State of the Union Challenges the Power of Congress A familiar childhood taunt delivered to those who assert power without authority is “Who died and made you king?” The Republicans in the U.S. Congress can be expected to challenge President…

When Investing in the U.S., Look to the States

The following is the English version of an article that originally appeared in China's New Fortune magazine. A recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked 67 countries for their attractiveness as destinations for Chinese investment. Using investment criteria…

UK and China: A Partnership for Growth?

British Prime Minister David Cameron has led the UK’s largest trade mission to China in December which has been heralded as an attempt to link Britain to the fast growing China market through both trade opportunities into China and in…

FleishmanHillard Recognized by China M&A Association

BEIJING, Dec. 4, 2013 — The China M&A Association (CMMA) has awarded FleishmanHillard the Best M&A Communication Award for the firm’s campaign “Wanda’s Acquisition of AMC Cinemas.” The acquisition is the largest by a Chinese company in the U.S. entertainment…