The government has insisted that leaving the EU single market as well as the customs union are a key part of its Brexit strategy.
Fast forward four months. The contingency hair style that my UK hairdresser and I had devised had done its job - I had got this far without needing a trim. But the time had come, I could wait no longer…
After more than an hour’s journey I finally got beckoned to disembark and make way to my new temporary home, the 7DaysInn, from where permanent impressions were to be made since the place had a wonderful staff compliment who were to make my stay in Guangzhou memorable.
Although the mainland maintained its place as the largest market in size for the past three years and continues enjoying robust economic growth, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region made a significant leap up the ranks from ninth last year to sixth. It is now ahead of Sweden (seventh), the United Kingdom (eighth) and Japan (ninth).
In all my exploration of Guangzhou, I had to remind myself that food was very essential for me to have the energy to work and move around and so from time to time I would take a moment to relax and feast on the Chinese cuisine.
I discovered that this entrepreneurial spirit is the most contributing factor to their hospitality since when you are in business almost everyone is a potential customer and therefore good behaviour and good relations are indispensable business tools.
延续了几十年的行业协会，与其主管行政部门名义上脱钩不难，难的真的脱离关系，变成独立的协会。你想，行业协会是当年行政部门一手组建起来的，协会的人员也多是事业编制甚至行政编制。行业协议承担着政府部门的职能和收费权力。真的脱钩，即便行业协会现有的工作人员能答应，协会的行政管理职能该移交给政府还是自己保留。如果移交出去，那这样的行业协会靠什么生存 ？如果不移交出去，行业协会还能独立发挥管理职能，它们的存在是否依旧还保留行政色彩 ？
Twenty minutes later and the time came for the blowdry. Having had many experiences in the UK, where hairstylists have insisted on drying and straightening my curly hair I didn't hold out much hope of walking out with the hair I was born with.