2014-15 Canada-China Business Forum Magazine - Page 46

Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom It’s Not Just About Resources Anymore. Canadians Are Investing in China in Many New & Compelling Ways by PAUL JOHNSON Photo by Ker Sound Studio I f you head out to certain Hutong neighbourhoods north and west of downtown Beijing with a good driver, you will find what may seem like the strangest place for one of China’s best recording studios. If you get completely lost in the myriad sidestreets and alleyways, just wait a few minutes and you are likely to encounter the Canadian behind it all weaving his way home on his bicycle. After just a few years in China, Vancouver’s Jarome Matthew has built himself not just a state-of-the-art recording studio, but a growing reputation in China’s embryonic music scene as the go-to guy to make Chinese rockers sound more like international bands.