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Peter Kuppens

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Adam McWhirter

Adam McWhirter

  • Born in Edmonton, Canada Dec. 17, 1979
  • MacEwan University

–        Asian Pacific Management Studies

  • First time to China 2002 (Taiwan) – Moved to Chongqing 2007
  • Came here first for opportunity
  • Met Peter in 2008
  • Work(ed) with:

–        Shell

–        Mexing Group

–        Maxxelli Real-Estate


Yocoy Technologies GmbH was founded in June 2007 by Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit, Dr. Feiyu Xu, Sven Schmeier and DFKI GmbH as the 50th spin-off company of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

The vision and ultimate goal of the founders of Yocoy is to develop software that enables people to overcome barriers between the most common languages in the world. This is pursued by developing applications for mobile devices which allow their users to literally carry a new language with them in their pocket all over the world.

The soul of the young Berlin enterprise is an international team of highly skilled specialists thoroughly trained in mobile interfaces, crosslingual/crosscultural communication and tourism information systems.

Some of their products include:

– Yochina:

yochina is your ideal travel companion in China. It is a smart all-in-one travel, language and cultureguide for your trip in China.

As a language guide, yochina features millions of phrases for everyday situations that allow you to engage in conversations with Chinese people.

yochina is available in both English to Chinese and German to Chinese.

– i-You:

i-You is a handy language guide made for everyday communication.

Available in US English to Chinese, British English to Chinese and German to Chinese.

Feel like trying before buying? Get the free Lite version(s) here: US English to Chinese, British English to Chinese, and German to Chinese.


Maxxelli is a fast growing organization. Every month we are adding new members to our China team spread out over the 13 offices in China. Over the years Maxxelli’s business scope expanded from real estate to relocation, marketing and foreign direct investment management. To foster our future growth, we are on the lookout for talented individuals who are able to execute our various projects.

Currently we are hiring people for the following positions in China:

Maxxelli Real Estate: 
1. Customer Service
2. Sales
3. Operation Manager//Account Manager
4. Housing
5. Accountant
6. Marketing Specialist

For detailed job description and requirements, please check here.

For the Maxxelli Real Estate positions, please apply via

Maxxelli Consulting 

Project manager: please check job job description and requirements

Project assistant: job description and requirements

Open solicitation

We are always on the lookout for smart, enthusiastic and competent new employees who can realize our vision. Interested in joining our team? Please send an email to  We will gladly invite you for an interview in one of our 13 offices across China.

Handicaps International

Who are they?

Handicap International is an international solidarity organisation specialised in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making, it works alongside people with disabilities, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant.

Handicap International is an international non-governmental organisation with the mandate to prevent and limit the impact of disabilities, by offering assistance to people with disabilities and those at risk of disability and supporting them in their efforts towards autonomy and social integration.

Handicap International has existed for 25 years. In 1997, the organisation received, as a co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Nobel Prize of Peace for its action in favour of the victims of landmines. Handicap International’s network has sections in 8 countries, including Belgium.

Since its creation, the organisation has set up development projects in 60 countries and intervened in multiple emergency situations. The Belgian section of Handicap International currently manages projects in 13 countries


Handicap International Rue de Spa, 67 B – 1000 Bruxelles Belgium

Tel : +32 (0)2 280 16 01 Fax : +32 (0)2 230 60 30

UN Global Compact

Who are they?

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary agent driving globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.

Never before have the objectives of the international community and the business world been so aligned. Common goals, such as building markets, combating corruption, safeguarding the environment and ensuring social inclusion, have resulted in unprecedented partnerships and openness among business, government, civil society, labour and the United Nations. Many businesses recognize the need to collaborate with international actors in the current global context where social, political and economic challenges (and opportunities) whether occurring at home or in other regions affect companies as never before.

This ever-increasing understanding is reflected in the growth of the Global Compact, which today stands as the largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative in the world with over 7700 corporate participants and stakeholders from over 130 countries.

The Global Compact is a leadership platform, endorsed by Chief Executive Officers, and offering a unique strategic platform for participants to advance their commitments to sustainability and corporate citizenship. Structured as a public-private initiative, the Global Compact is policy framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of sustainability principles and practices and offering participants a wide spectrum of specialized workstreams, management tools and resources, and topical programs and projects — all designed to help advance sustainable business models and markets in order to contribute to the initiative’s overarching mission of helping to build a more sustainable and inclusive global economy.

The UN Global Compact has two objectives:

  1. Mainstream the ten principles in business activities around the world
  2. Catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

With these twin and complementary objectives in mind, the Global Compact has shaped an initiative that provides collaborative solutions to the most fundamental challenges facing both business and society. The Global Compact seeks to combine the best properties of the UN, such as moral authority and convening power, with the private sector’s solution-finding strengths, and the expertise and capacities of a range of key stakeholders. The initiative is global and local; private and public; voluntary yet accountable. The Global Compact’s has a unique constellation of participants and stakeholders bringing companies together with governments, civil society, labour, the United Nations, and other key interests.

The benefits of engagement include the following:

  • Adopting an established and globally recognized policy framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of environmental, social, and governance policies and practices.
  • Sharing best and emerging practices to advance practical solutions and strategies to common challenges.
  • Advancing sustainability solutions in partnership with a range of stakeholders, including UN agencies, governments, civil society, labour, and other non-business interests.
  • Linking business units and subsidiaries across the value chain with the Global Compact’s Local Networks around the world many of these in developing and emerging markets.
  • Accessing the United Nations’ extensive knowledge of and experience with sustainability and development issues.
  • Utilizing UN Global Compact management tools and resources, and the opportunity to engage in specialized workstreams in the environmental, social and governance realms.

Finally, the Global Compact incorporates a transparency and accountability policy known as the Communication on Progress (COP). The annual posting of a COP is an important demonstration of a participant’s commitment to the UN Global Compact and its principles. Participating companies are required to follow this policy, as a commitment to transparency and disclosure is critical to the success of the initiative. Failure to communicate will result in a change in participant status and possible delisting.

In summary, the Global Compact exists to assist the private sector in the management of increasingly complex risks and opportunities in the environmental, social and governance realms. By partnering with companies in this way, and leveraging the expertise and capacities of a range of other stakeholders, the Global Compact seeks to embed markets and societies with universal principles and values for the benefit of all.


Alpha Communities

Who are they?

Alpha Communities is an international, charitable organisation established in 1994 to support new beginnings for communities affected by poverty in Asia. Alpha Communities assists local initiatives and promotes community based responses that impact poverty through education, health care, service provision and agricultural development. Alpha presently works with communities in China and Mongolia.

The organisation has international and locally hired staff with a variety of training and skills. Funding is provided through private donations, foundations and Alpha Communities registered charities in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. Alpha is overseen by an International Board based and registered in Europe.

Click on the links to see more details on the Alpha Communities governance structure, and to see how you can get involved.



Alpha Communities Mongolia
CPO Box 698
Ulaan Baatar 13
Tel/Fax: +976 11 457-425


Alpha Communities Sichuan
Yiguanmiao Post Office
Box C-32
Chengdu, Sichuan 610041
Peoples Republic of China
Tel/Fax: +86 28 8555-6189

Alpha Communities Beijing
Bo Tai International B912
Guangshun Beida Jie
Wang Jing Nan Hu
Chaoyang, Beijing 100102
Peoples Republic of China
Tel/Fax: +86 10 8472 5540


Alpha-Omega e.V.
Alter Weg 2
57290 Neunkirchen

united kingdom

Alpha Communities UK
12 Cedar Close
Kibworth Beauchamp
Leicester LE8 0HY
England, UK

the netherlands

Alpha Communities Holland
Gerbrandylaan 23
3844 BH Harderwijk
Tel: +31 341 451-947


Alpha Communities USA
N6326 Raven Road
WI 53954


My hometown Oirschot is a municipality  and a town in the southern Netherlands. It is situated 12 km from the city of Eindhoven and 20 km from the city of Tilburg in the province Noord-Brabant. The municipality has about 18,000

There are more than 300 monuments in Oirschot. Some of the monuments are:

– The Roman Catholic Church named Sint-Petrus’-Bandenkerk. This 15th and 16th century church is the biggest building in the town of Oirschot and the tower of the church is 73 meters high.

– The old town hall build in 1513 in the centre of town

– Maria-church (Maria-kerk). A 12th century church in the centre of the town of Oirschot.

– Monastery Nazareth (Klooster Nazareth) with a chapel in Neoroman style (1910).

– Former Brewery De Kroon (Brouwerij de Kroon) built in the year 1773

– Hof van Solms, palace of Arnoldus Feij (or Arnold Fey)

– The Big Chair (De Grote Stoel) the biggest chair of Europe.

– Huize Groenenberg, a very fine house built in 1613.

– Chapel of the Holy Oak (Kapel van de Heilige Eik), stone chapel dated 1606.

There are also a lot of festivals in oirschot every year like the Jazz festival and the Zinderend Oirschot

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