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  • How To Do Business In China: The Infographic

    China Law Blog
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    About three years ago I shut down my twitter account. A few months ago, I very quietly got back on (@danharris).  My main reason for choosing to return was out of a fear of missing something. Those who know me know exactly what I mean by those. Those who don’t know me probably have no idea what I mean by this. Anyway, someone named Matt Pillar started following me on Twitter and when it became apparent to me that this person who had some really insightful things to say about China, I started following him back. The more I saw of him, the more impressed I became and so today I checked…
  • China Holiday Schedule 2015: THE Infographic

    China Law Blog
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    The China Holiday Schedule 2015 infographic below comes from Ryan McLaughlin’s consistently excellent and important Lost Laowoi Blog. Use it and you will not have to wonder why so and so is not picking up the phone on such and such date in 2015 or why nobody can meet with you between February 18 and February 24.
  • Chinese Media Compiles Top 10 Internet Memes for 2014

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    Joe
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From Phoenix Online: A look back at the top 10 online buzzwords of 2014 According to a Xian Evening News report at the end of 2014, during this year there were many new online buzzwords that entered our lives. Here we will summarize the top 10 online catchphrases of 2014, in no particular order. Come and see which phrase was your favorite! “Cherish what you have at the moment.” Origin: At the end of March in 2014, Wen Zhang responded to the “infidelity gate” and admitted to cheating. 3 minutes later, [his wife] Ma Yili wrote the response on Sina Weibo “Love is easy, marriage…
  • Have yourself an even Chinesier little Christmas…

    China Hope Live
    Joel 大江
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    To read the Christmas story in Chinese, click here. But to listen to it dramatized in Chinese, download the mp3s below! (Hint: mouseover the dotted underlined names.) 1. Jesus’ Birth Foretold The kids gather for family story time with Grandpa Xīmiàn, who tells them about Yǐsàiyà‘s promised Mísàiyà who could arrive any time. The kids think “Yǐmǎnèilì” is a weird-sounding name. 2. : Mary’s Engagement & the Angel’s Announcement Xīmiàn awakes in the night from a dream, which he thinks was more than just a dream. Meanwhile Mǎlìyà‘s…
  • Wow, You Won’t Believe What This Smart Tortoise Did for Its Companion

    The Vision Times » China
    Iris Lu
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    While on a school field trip to the zoo, a Taiwanese man and his daughter witnessed quite an amazing scene. On Nov. 25, Mr. Yu went to the Taipei Zoo with his daughter and other kids in her class. They saw a tortoise upside-down on its back, unable to get back up. As they were feeling sorry for it, another tortoise crawled over, and tried to helped it. The crowd started cheering when they saw what was going on, especially when the heroic tortoise managed to turn his friend back over after several pushes. Mr. Yu uploaded the video to YouTube when they got home, and wrote this comment below: It…
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  • Australian Woman Charged With Murder of 8 Children

    Andrew Katz
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:46 pm
    (CAIRNS, Australia) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court. Mersane Warria, charged under her full name of Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, is facing eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her northern Australia home last week. Police were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When they got to the house, they found…
  • Driver Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ Runs Down 11 French Pedestrians

    Andrew Katz
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    A driver screaming “Allahu Akbar!” (Arabic for “God is great”) appeared to deliberately mow down about a dozen pedestrians in the French city of Dijon before being arrested on Sunday, officials said. The driver, who was in his forties, hit groups of pedestrians in five parts of the eastern city before being arrested, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said on French television. Eleven people in all were injured, two of them seriously, officials said. According to testimonies on the scene, the driver also invoked “the children of Palestine”‘…
  • Jordan Hangs 11 Men After 8-Year Execution Ban Ends

    Jack Linshi
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Eleven men were hanged in Jordan on Sunday, bringing the country’s eight-year moratorium on executions to an end. The 11 criminals, all Jordanian, had been charged in different murder cases in 2005 and 2006, Al Jazeera reported. The country’s last executions had taken place in June 2006, and since then 122 people have been sentenced to death, though none of the sentences had been carried out until Sunday. Interior Minister Hussein Majali had stated recently that the execution ban might end, citing a “major debate” in the country on whether to reinstitute the death…
  • Witness the Aftermath of Police Shooting in Brooklyn

    Marisa Schwartz
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Two New York Police Department officers were shot and killed Saturday afternoon, unprovoked, by a gunman who later killed himself. 
  • WHO: Recorded Ebola Deaths Top 7,000

    alexishauk
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    (CONAKRY, Guinea) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. The three countries hit hardest by Ebola have now recorded 7,373 deaths, up from 6,900 on Wednesday, according to WHO figures posted online late Friday. A total of 392 of the new deaths were in Sierra Leone, where Ebola is spreading the fastest. The new totals include confirmed,…
 
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    China Law Blog

  • How To Do Business In China: The Infographic

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    About three years ago I shut down my twitter account. A few months ago, I very quietly got back on (@danharris).  My main reason for choosing to return was out of a fear of missing something. Those who know me know exactly what I mean by those. Those who don’t know me probably have no idea what I mean by this. Anyway, someone named Matt Pillar started following me on Twitter and when it became apparent to me that this person who had some really insightful things to say about China, I started following him back. The more I saw of him, the more impressed I became and so today I checked…
  • CIETAC Arbitration: Different But Fair

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    Every year, an increasing number of Chinese companies require that their contracts with American companies provide for disputes to be resolved via arbitration in China. In these situations, we are seeing mostly CIETAC arbitration clauses Many of our clients “freak out” about the idea of having to arbitrate in China, with their concerns usually focusing on their ability to “get a fair trial” in a case between a Chinese company and an American one. Our China lawyers usually explain how in our experience (and from what we hear from our lawyer friends), the fairness issue…
  • China Holiday Schedule 2015: THE Infographic

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    The China Holiday Schedule 2015 infographic below comes from Ryan McLaughlin’s consistently excellent and important Lost Laowoi Blog. Use it and you will not have to wonder why so and so is not picking up the phone on such and such date in 2015 or why nobody can meet with you between February 18 and February 24.
  • The Classic China Scam: Done Often Because It Works

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Got an email the other day from the owner of a leading Northwest interior design firm. This person who has asked to remain anonymous, wanted to tell me about how he and his company had been scammed, so as to prevent others from suffering the same fate.  My response was to say that we have written about this very scam a few times previously but that it has been long enough since the last one that we would do it again. Here goes. I want to tell you about what happened to us for the sole purpose of allowing other small businesses the chance to find this thread when searching for information on…
  • Company Law In China: A Must Have China Law Book

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:58 am
    We received the book, Company Law in China: Regulation of Business Organizations in a Socialist Market Economy:  by Jiangyu Wang, a few months ago, and our China lawyers have been using it ever since. It is that good. We find ourselves using it both as a “first look” at various aspects of Chinese company law and also for its 17 page bibliography. This is a really good, really serious, really well written, really comprehensive book on China company law.   It describes itself as follows, 100% accurately: This accessible book offers a comprehensive and critical introduction to the…
 
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    China Herald

  • On the rise of Tibetian Buddhism - Ian Johnson

    Fons Tuinstra
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    Tibetian Buddhism has become popular in the West, but also among rich Han Chinese. Journalist Ian Johnson discusses with author John Osburn the reasons behind this popularity in a two-piece interview for the New York Times.The New York Times (and Ian Johnson is asking the questions): Q. Why Tibetan Buddhism and not Chinese Buddhism?A. There’s a sense among Han Chinese that it’s been less corrupted by the cultural and political upheavals of the past 60 years. Their ideas about Tibetan Buddhism also mirror many of their images of Tibet itself as being pre-modern, spiritualistic, happy.
  • China´s richest in 2014: Jack Ma or Wang Jianlin - Rupert Hoogewerf

    Fons Tuinstra
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    Rupert HoogewerfFor a short while Alibaba´s chairman Jack Ma looked like he was heading for the position of richest person in China in 2014. But at the end of the year, Wanda chairman Wang Lianlin is contesting that position, as he brings two firm to the Hong Kong stock exchange, tells China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf to WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu.Both Rupert Hoogewerf and Wei Gu are speakers at the China Speakers Bureau. Do you need one of them at your meeting or conference? Do get in touch or fill in our speakers´ request form.Are you looking for more experts on China´s outbound…
  • Is China a Copycat? - Shaun Rein

    Fons Tuinstra
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    +Shaun Rein China veteran Shaun Rein is on a book tour for his latest one The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia. A report from the Business of Design Week 2014 at StylebyAsia.com. "Rein is born to be on stage, his speech is just enjoyable and enthralling."StylebyAsia: Rein is born to be on stage, his speech is just enjoyable and enthralling. He starts his speech introducing his new book, the best-selling business guide ‘ The end of Copycat China”, and addressing the audience with “China is not innovating, gdp is dropping…
  • Xi Jinping is turning a page, whether you like it or not - Arthur Kroeber

    Fons Tuinstra
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    Arthur KroeberMuch has been written about China´s slowing economic growth, its new outspoken foreign policy and general assertiveness. Xi Jinping´s project is on track, writes analyst Arthur Kroeber in the Huffington Post, and we better get used to it.Arthur Kroeber: In short, China is a successful authoritarian developmental state which is now rich enough to start setting its own rules rather than just accepting other peoples'. That is the Xi project. To recognize this fact does not require one to celebrate it, or to ignore the costs of the authoritarian strategy. So long as it insists on…
  • My fascination with India - Zhang Lijia

    Fons Tuinstra
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    Zhang LijiaIndia as a holiday destination raises different feelings among tourists, but author Zhang Lijia admits on het weblog she is fascinated by the country. She recalls her first stay in New Delhi, and how she encountered Anuj – a book seller in Delhi.Zhang Lijia: I met Anuj, the owner of Bahri and Son Bookstore in Khan Market on my second night in Delhi. When I reached the bookstore, I noticed the sign ‘closed’ on the door, though the light was still on. Just as I was about to leave, two people arrived, one Indian man in his early 30’s with wild curly hair and a middle-aged…
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    The China Vortex

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    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    China's Pork Obsession Is Endangering The World http://t.co/YRz1SECWjm via @businessinsider
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    20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown Suppliers - Bloomberg China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown Suppliers http://t.co/E8HVX4TFIx via @business America is much more interracial than it thinks - Quartz America is much more interracial than it thinks http://t.co/SRa2vQKOfE via @qz
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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Snapchat CEO Says Facebook Will Implode - Business Insider Snapchat CEO Predicts Facebook Will Violently Implode The Same Way Yahoo Did http://t.co/R8bm3Nzfpg via @sai Documents in Sony leak show how state attorney general was cozy with Hollywood http://t.co/083WMdW7XS via @verge At Chinese brothel, a room for Communist Party cadre fantasies - LA Times At Chinese brothel, a room for Communist Party cadre fantasies http://t.co/6iMFBAvk0u
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    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    China's Xi receives highest rating among world leaders- China.org.cn China's Xi receives highest rating among world leaders http://t.co/zicAVU3kWl Sony CEO Was Already Freaking Out About 'The Interview' This Summer - Business Insider Sony CEO Was Already Freaking Out About 'The Interview' This Summer http://t.co/xC2y0cFas8 via @BI_Defense
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    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Cleveland Police Union President Slams Athletes - Business Insider Cleveland Police Union President: 'It's Pretty Pathetic When Athletes Think They Know The Law' http://t.co/xiDY7x7eO2 The MPAA met with a senior Comcast engineer to discuss the mechanics of wiping infringing sites off the web http://t.co/OlEgYrY34h Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It's bigoted and Islamophobic. http://t.co/fC1Qn0zqYa via @Max_Fisher
 
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    ChinaTechNews.com

  • Two Companies Are Making Treasure From China's Electronics Trash

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    A couple of Chinese technology companies are helping to turn old mobile phones into profit. Shenzhen GEM has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Aihuishou.com for a long-term brand partnership. With the cooperation, Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacturer High-Tech Company Ltd. will become the prefered environmental-protection processing partner of Aihuishou.com in China. Aihuishou.com will deliver its collected […]
  • Xiaomi Releases Financial Details For The First Time

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi achieved operating revenue of about CNY26.583 billion in 2013 and its net profit was about CNY347 million. These accounting details are the first concrete look into the private company's financial health. The data was released to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange because of an investment deal between Xiaomi and Midea. The two […]
  • SinoCom Software Buys Mobile Gaming Manufacturer Heroic Coronet

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:34 pm
    SinoCom Software announced plans to acquire the entire stake in Heroic Coronet Limited, a game designer and operator, for HKD260 million, which is about CNY210 million. SinoCom Software will reportedly pay HKD200 million in cash; while for the remaining HKD60 million, the company will issue 75 million new shares at the price of HKD0.8 per […]
  • China's Xiaomi Faces International Expansion Setback

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Just being a Chinese-made smartphone puts Xiaomi at a branding and security deficit on the global stage, but now a legal decision in India has further stymied the company's growth plans in the world's second-largest nation. Xiaomi published a note on its official Indian website, stating that the company will suspend sales of Xiaomi smartphones […]
  • Tencent Video Will Launch TV Box In 2015

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Wang Juan, chief editor of Tencent's video business, announced that Tencent is preparing its over-the-top content plans for 2015 by cooperating with license owners and hardware manufacturers. Wang said Internet TV in China is a regulatory focus of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China because smart TVs will become […]
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    Sinosplice » Life

  • “Double 12″: China’s Cyber Monday

    John Pasden
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Today is December 12, AKA , literally, “double twelve” in Chinese. It’s a day when Taobao () and JD.com () offer huge discounts online (and this year, Taobao is really pushing its AliPay mobile phone payments, sort of similar to Apple Pay, but using barcodes on users’ phone screens instead of NFC). So today is kind of like China’s Cyber Monday. 12-12 is clearly riffing on (“double eleven”), a modern Chinese holiday that was once known as “Singles Day” () but has since been largely co-opted by online retailers and remolded as China’s…
  • 9 Polite Phrases for the Subway

    John Pasden
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    The following photo was snapped in a subway. It’s a public service announcement (or “propaganda poster,” if you prefer) that reminds passengers to be polite. I thought it was kind of interesting to take note of what expressions were chosen to illustrate politeness. Here are the words, with pinyin and English translations, and a few observations of my own: : please This clearly polite word is nevertheless just a little awkward for foreigners trying to speak polite Chinese, because it’s not nearly as ubiquitous as “please” is in English. : it doesn’t…
  • Is This Pun Illegal?

    John Pasden
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    This pun: The punny text reads: [punning on , “right away,” using the character , which refers to “code,” in this case, the QR code] It’s been widely reported that Beijing is banning wordplay in attempt at pun control. This seems ridiculous, especially considering the Chinese penchant for giving the reader zero credit, and always putting the punned character in quotations marks (see above example). David Moser’s quote on the issue: It could just be a small group of people, or even one person, who are conservative, humorless, priggish and arbitrarily purist,…
  • The Appeal of WeChat’s Moments

    John Pasden
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Dan Grover recently posted an in-depth overview of Chinese Mobile App UI Trends. Here’s an excerpt that talks about WeChat’s “Moments” that I especially liked: When I first saw it, it seemed as if someone hastily duct-taped an ersatz Facebook news feed to the app and slapped the Picassa icon on it. But as I’ve used it, I’ve found it a surprisingly original and subversive feature. In fact, it’s everything Facebook’s news feed isn’t: No filtering — Every one of your friends’ posts is here, with no filtering or re-ordering. If one of your friends is…
  • Better Non-comprehension: Getting Beyond “ting bu dong”

    John Pasden
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    A while back I was having a conversation with my friend Ben about the challenges he faced learning Chinese. He said that one of the problems was that whenever he didn’t understand even part of something that was said, the whole conversation would shut down pretty fast. I asked him for some more details on these types of encounters, and pretty quickly it came out that he was using the phrase (tīng bù dǒng, “I don’t understand”) exclusively, anytime he had trouble following what was said. Big problem! While is a useful phrase that any beginner needs to learn, it…
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    TechNode

  • Blacklane Car Service To Launch In Chinese On Baidu-Backed Qunar

    Cate Cadell
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    Blacklane founders: Frank Steuer and current CEO Jens Wohltorf. German chauffeur service Blacklane will be launching a Mandarin portal on Baidu-backed travel site Qunar in mid January. The partnership comes as Baidu makes a large strategic investment in US car-hailing giant Uber, as well as an investment in local Chinese car service YongChe this August. Despite their close proximity in the market, Blacklane CEO Jens Wohltorf insists that Uber, YongChe and Blacklane have specific strengths, and will not be directly competitive. “We have a pretty well differentiated product to…
  • Qunar or Alitrip: Which Will Be China’s Travel Taobao?

    Tracey Xiang
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    In yet another expansion into new markets, Alibaba launched Alitrip (or Qu’a (去啊) in Chinese) in late October. Like the e-commerce giant’s other market places, Alitrip is a platform for travel agencies big and small to set up online storefronts. Vendors on Alitrip have the same resources as Taobao and Tmall retailers, such as Alipay payment options and Alibaba’s huge user base. Alitrip is initially expected to make money through working with other Alibaba marketplaces, in search marketing, display advertising, sales commission, and affiliate programs. Alitrip is a…
  • Voice Search Developer Mobvoi Launches Made-for-China Android Wear System Ticwear

    Tracey Xiang
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:58 am
    As most Google services are blocked in mainland China, China’s tech industry has benefited by developing customized Android ROMs, Android app stores or alternative services. Therefore it’s not surprising to see Chinese developers beginning building customized operating systems or services for Android Wear. Two such systems were launched this week. Mobvoi, a Chinese-language voice search service developer, today unveiled Ticwear, a customized Android Wear system in Chinese, in Beijing. It integrates the voice search and recommendation capabilities Mobvoi has developed. Starting…
  • Baidu Joins China Cab-Hailing Market With Uber Purchase

    Cate Cadell
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
    China’s top three internet companies are competing by proxy through their stakes in the domestic car services market following Baidu’s undisclosed investment in Uber earlier this week. Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent are already backing taxi-apps Kuaidi Dache and Didi Dache respectively. Users of Chinese taxi-apps are expected to number 45 million by 2015, and local internet giants are vying to establish dominance in the fast growing market through a range of car-hailing models. Unlike Uber, Kuadi and Didi both started with taxi-booking apps. Despite comprising the majority…
  • Tuliu: Leveraging China’s Rural Land Reform

    Tracey Xiang
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    It’s only in recent times that Chinese peasants have been allowed to mortgage, lease or sell their rights to agricultural land or land occupied by their homes. Taking advantage of the easing of these restrictions, Tuliu.com (“land transfer” in Chinese), providing information and web & mobile applications for trading or leasing rural land, is one of the first of its kind in mainland China. As with other real estate websites, on Tuliu land rights holders as well as agents and brokers can post listings. Buyers can search for land by city or category, or submit their…
 
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    China Hearsay

  • China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014 – PCWorl…

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    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014 – PCWorld bit.ly/1uSNGh7 © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic…

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    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic Reform | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1wYZntW – - no value in anti-corruption for … © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Q. and A.: John Osburg on the Angst Found Among Ch…

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    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Q. and A.: John Osburg on the Angst Found Among China’s Newly Rich | New York Times nyti.ms/1AoxYyT – - definitely not an enviable l… © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Chinese Court Orders Compensation for Doctor Threa…

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    17 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Chinese Court Orders Compensation for Doctor Threatened with Violence | The Nanfang bit.ly/1AovMY6 – - about time © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • China’s Currency Catch-22: The Dollar Isn’t All Th…

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    17 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    China’s Currency Catch-22: The Dollar Isn’t All That Matters | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1qZHh8m © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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    元デリヘル嬢の風俗回顧録

  • お客様情報の管理

    admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:03 pm
    自分のことを気に入ってくれて、定期的に指名して遊んでくれるお客さんは、女の子によってとてもありがたい存在です。 多少難があったとしても、それが許容できる範囲ならば、ブラックリストに入れることもしないし、むしろ毎回指名してくれるというのはとても大きいです。…
  • 風俗嬢は楽な仕事じゃありません

    admin
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    風俗は稼げる、女はどうしてもお金に困ったら風俗に行けばいいとか言われもしますが、これは大きな間違いです。 確かに稼げるのは間違いないかもしれませんが、稼げるようになるには、それなりの努力が必要です。 お客さんに入るまでは待機所で適当に時間を潰しているとか、プレーだって多少は手を抜いているとか、思う人は多いでしょうが、それは大きな間違いです。…
  • 風俗ではスマートな遊びを心がけましょう。

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    溜まっている性欲を解消するために風俗に来るのは分かりますが、切羽詰った感じで来るお客さんというのは避けたくなります。 例えそうだとしても、それを女の子に感じさせず、余裕を持った感じで来て欲しいものです。 もっとスマートに遊びに来てもらいたいと女の子は、常に思っています。…
  • 風俗行ったらおしゃれになった???

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    あ、この人ヤバイな、入りたくないなと思うお客様には色々な要因があります。 それには入ってプレーしてみないと分からない場合だって多々ありますが、入らなくても避けたいと思うお客様はいっぱいいます。 その最大の特徴は、身だしなみがだらしないお客様です。 ホームレスのような身だしなみの人は入店時にお店の人に止められますが、そこを通過してもたくさんのだらしない身だしなみの人はいます。…
  • 風俗嬢からブラックリストにされてしまうお客さんとは?

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    一番嫌なお客様といえば、常に上から目線で、風俗で働いている女の子を見下すような態度を取る人に間違いありません。 自分はお金を払っているのだから、女の子には何をしてもよいというのは、勘違い以外の何者でもありません。 そして、そういう態度は例え口に出さなくても、態度に出るものです。 乱暴な仕草、自分よがりのプレーなど、もってのほかです。…
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    China Business Blog

  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 14-12-2014

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    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    RT @XHNews: World's longest train journey from Chinese Yiwu to Spanish Madrid http://t.co/FFSeHHf6U6 http://t.co/4MViWLnKGT -> RT @PDOCN: Three new engines for China’s economic development http://t.co/j7d0cQty7n -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/Ulmn1QVPsY Stories via @bill_fischer @shaunrein @pdenlinger -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @S_Rabinovitch: Wal-Mart's dodgy sales practices in China: not the kind of localization management wanted. http://t.… -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/Ulmn1QVPsY Stories via @niubi @EngagingAlways…
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    8 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    RT @beyondbrics: Guest post: will two key sectors survive a China “long” landing? http://t.co/OFwIFgj8lg -> RT @ChinaEdge: #China says 100 million 'outbound trips' this year with around 4 million #ChineseTourists visited Europe http://t.co/59yNejO… -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/Ulmn1QVPsY Stories via @zhongnanhai @isaac @chinasolved -> RT @ChinaDailyEU: China's stock markets daily turnover hits 1t yuan http://t.co/tzf8E1ISA8 http://t.co/lqmDbFrYJq -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @fonstuinstra: Best Buy ends its China struggle – Ben Cavender |…
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    1 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
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    Top News

  • New record set for China's train ticket sales

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    China sold more than 9.56 million train tickets on Friday, a new high for daily sales, as people rushed to book tickets home before the Spring Festival.
  • Most Chinese expatriates detained in Angola released

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Most of the Chinese expatriates in Angola who were detained in Luanda on Friday by Angolan police without identification have been released, Charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Luanda Li Chong told Xinhua on Sunday.
  • China willing to assist Russia

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday that "if the Russian side needs, we will provide necessary assistance within our capacity." The rouble plummeted on Tuesday. • Ailing rouble poses risks to China  Russia to retaliate • Richest lose US$10b  Putin: Economy will recover
  • Obama: cyber attack on Sony not 'act of war'

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:19 pm
    President Barack Obama said Sunday that he regards the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) as an "act of cyber vandalism" rather than an "act of war," while reiterating the United States will respond proportionately. • DPRK proposes joint Sony probe  DPRK warns • US claims DPRK 'responsible for' Sony cyber attack
  • The site of ancient Sizhou city rediscovered

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Chinese Archaeologists have completed excavating the site of the ancient city of Sizhou in Xuyi county in East China's Jiangsu province.
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    Lost Laowai

  • Infograph: China’s 2015 holiday schedule

    Ryan
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Check below the graphic for text-based details, as well as share code for the infograph. Share this infograph You can share this graphic by copying and pasting the code in the box below onto your Web site. <a href="http://llw.im/?p=7917" title="China Holiday Schedule 2015 Infograph by Lost Laowai" target="_blank"><img src="http://i0.wp.com/www.lostlaowai.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/llw-china-holiday-schedule-2015.jpg" alt="China Holiday Schedule 2015 Infograph by Lost Laowai" width="1200" height="2870"…
  • 2014 Lost Laowai Holiday Charity Round-up

    Nicki
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    In no particular order, here are our picks this year: 1. Half the Sky Before Half the Sky, many children in China who lost their families were fed and sheltered, but not loved. Deprived of loving attention, they could not thrive. No Child Should Feel Alone Half the Sky has worked since 1998 to make sure that every child knows her life matters to someone. Step by step, they are helping China to reimagine its approach to child welfare. Watch a short video featuring Aijing, one of the many children being helped by Half the Sky: 2. River of Hearts Shanghai laowai, this one’s for you! River…
  • Update: “Uncle Ray” Wigdal speaks to media in interview with CCTV

    Lost Laowai
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    In the interview Wigdal, speaking in Mandarin, says the allegations that he ever bullied or hit the children he cared for are completely false. He also explained that he was not hiding, but had returned to the US to care for an elderly parent. The Beijinger has translated Wigdal’s comments, visit their post for the full translation. Here are a few key statements: On how he treated the children: Wigdal: All you need to do is ask the children, I never bullied them. I’ve been a school principal in the past, so I know how to teach children obedience, how to study and to quiet down –…
  • New train ticketing rules, new high-speed routes to start pre-CNY

    Lost Laowai
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    As of December 6, the pre-order period for tickets is now 60 days via Web/phone and 58 days directly from a ticket office. While the change is mainly to accommodate the CNY rush, the policy may continue after the holidays. Online Booking with China Railway Customer Service Center: Passengers can book ticket through the website of China Railway Customer Service Center 60 days prior to departure. A valid passport number and a Chinese phone number are required. The website is exclusively in Chinese, and payment needs to be made within 45 minutes via a China UnionPay bank card that supports…
  • Update: Abandoned child dies in hospital, foreign foster father still missing

    Lost Laowai
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:19 pm
    A 2013 photo of Ray Wigdal and Phoebe celebrating a birthday together. Photo source: rayschildren.org. While the girl reportedly told a volunteer that the injuries were from her foster father, other volunteers have claimed that she had been involved in a bicycle accident. Her un-authorized foster father, Ray Wigdal, is still missing, however the 10 other children that were in his care have all been taken to a child protection center in Lido, according to That’s. That’s also reports, “a number of online comments from people who claim to have met Widgal say that he was fully…
 
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    Thomas Crampton

  • Brand newsroom checklist

    thomascrampton
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Newsrooms, homebase of my former career, have come back into my life. Rather than the home of cantankerous editors, I now look at newsrooms from the perspective of how brands operate in the world of social. As the barriers to distributing content and creating a media property have dropped, many brands have been keen to create their own publishing operations. But publishing, many companies discover, is not easy. In addition to the traditional challenges, the nature of publishing itself is changing. Beyond the shift in tools and audience behavior, content and connection, rather than simple…
  • Looking forward to Social Matters 2014

    Social Matters Editor
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Great line-up for the conference tomorrow, this video shows I am willing to jump in a pool fully clothed to make this event a success! Social Matters 2014: The secrets to a perfect vine… from Work that works on Vimeo.
  • Job: Art Basel Hong Kong

    thomascrampton
    8 Oct 2013 | 7:16 pm
    Art Basel, Hong Kong is looking for a temporary staff member. Mention you saw the job post here when you email. JOB VACANCY The Art Basel show in Hong Kong is looking for a dynamic personality who is ready to step in as a TEMPORARY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT ASIA. Your role will be to assist with the execution of marketing initiatives necessary in the delivery of the Art Basel show held annually in Hong Kong Your responsibilities for this position include: - Provide support to the Marketing and Communications Manager Asia - General Administrative support on all marketing…
  • Put down that phone!

    thomascrampton
    8 May 2013 | 9:19 am
    A great poster, among several others, by Brazilian artist Felipe Luchi as part of a campaign for Outside magazine. While I find the image oppressive on many levels – probably because I recognize my own character – the single person running away is a hint of optimism. Click on the image for a larger version.
  • Converse: Creative use of search

    thomascrampton
    23 Apr 2013 | 2:00 am
    Realize this example is not new, but I do like the way Converse used search to create an engaging game. Converse Domaination from Ross Martin on Vimeo.
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    techblog86

  • Inaugural National Cyberspace Public Awareness Week Urges “Rule of Law” and a “Harmonious Internet”

    David Feng
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:36 am
    As reported by Qian Long Web Beijing, the city of Beijing just concluded a week-long, first-ever National Cyberspace Public Awareness Week, with the theme Encourage the Spirit of Rule of Law, Build a Harmonious Internet somewhat mixing the ideologies of Xi (rule of law) and Hu (“harmony”) at the same time. Since 2003, when Hu became a “full” PRC leader (after being president), the Internet has, except for a brief time at the start of his presidency, been increasingly ruled by a myriad of regulations. Xi, always in favour of rule of law (or rule by law?), has from the very start of his…
  • Chinese State Council Serious About Government Web Sites

    David Feng
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    The Chinese State Council just released a twenty-point Circular on Strengthening the Development of Government Information Content, which to many reads simply as a circular designed to make Chinese government websites better. Here’s this site trying to wade through (and summarise) all the officialspeak… Chinese government sites must serve a government ruled by law, is innovative, and is clean. It must improve on how content is posted, how it reacts with the population, and how public opinion is guided. Sites must publish content at a quicker pace. As fundamental principles, government…
  • New CNY 30,000 Maximum Fine in Proposed Anti-Spam Regulations “No Threat” to Spammers

    David Feng
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    ► At a Glance: Even with steeper fines, new proposed anti-spam rules for China are unlikely to be a deterrent; lack of streamlined, efficient governing body only aggravates the situation. Even the nation’s official news agency, Xinhua, is a little worried about the maximum fine being proposed in the Telecommunications Short Message Service Management Regulations, which is currently gathering comments and views from citizens. To many, CNY 30,000 (equivalent to around GBP 3,000), in spite of being the equivalent of half a year’s pay in some of the larger cities (reduced in that same…
  • Ni Hao, Zuckerberg, in Chinese…

    David Feng
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Here’s some “inspiration” to those in China still struggling with English: You don’t really have to learn English; Mark Zuckerberg’s ready to speak Chinese to those in the Middle Kingdom. True, the “shock effect” is there. To the Chinese, whether or not you’re “foreign” really depends on your looks, not your passport. So whilst I’m “Chinese” even with a Swiss passport, Zuckerberg would be considered by default to (still) be “foreign” even if, one day in the (remote) future, he gets naturalised as a PRC citizen (up to him if he wants to do that, though).
  • Apple Pay and China

    David Feng
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The recent concerns of Apple Pay helping itself to more than one payment of a user’s registered card could be a big issue for China, where “money con men” are serious issues. Too often are there cases reported of people who have been tricked — and nearly bankrupted — by those con men. Apple finds itself in a very precarious situation in China. A recent hack, which involved its iCloud service in China, comes after it launched the iPhone 6 late, likely due to security concerns (not the concerns you’d think Apple’d be concerned about!). Having also being chased by Communist…
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    Simpson's Paradox

  • IndieCade East, 2015

    Meg Stivison
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    Quick post on next year’s IndieCade, over at Gosu Tech: IndieCade East, the annual festival and exhibition of independent video games, will return to New York’s Museum of the Moving Image this February. IndieCade began as an indie games festival in Culver City, California, with a focus on experimental and message games, as well as indie game post-mortems, collaborative game dev challenges, indie game awards, and game development skill shares. With the growing popularity of indie games, a second annual event, IndieCade East, was launched three years ago in New York City. IndieCade East…
  • Icewind Dale Port

    Meg Stivison
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    I’m playing the Icewind Dale port on my iPad right now. While it’s not a perfect port — not everything works well with a touchscreen, and the instructions still ask you to hit a letter key to toggle different AI scripts — some things have held up very well over the last 10+ years. Icewind Dale Port appeared first on Simpson's Paradox
  • Blog Book Tour: Purgatory Origins

    Meg Stivison
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    In Purgatory Origins: Powers of Darkness, archeology professor Harrison Standish, is investigating an Egyptian tomb, and discovers a set of messages, not consistent with when the chamber was supposedly sealed, and strange half-human skeletons. While he’s investigating the skeletons, he hears reports bout the same kind of bizarre half-human, half-wolf creatures running wild in Wyoming, and of course, the professor has to investigate. He finds much, much more than he could have expected. This book is a fast-paced adventure, with many different plotlines and characters. Some characters…
  • DNF: Driving’s Not Fun

    Meg Stivison
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:26 pm
    So I’m giving up on a second audiobook, Blackberry Winter. It’s not awful, like my previous audio DNF, just flat characters doing predictable things, with a dash of melodrama. Also there were some weird moments where I couldn’t quite picture what was happening. How can Abby be pointing, eating a forkful of pad thai, and opening a folder? Is she secretly an octopus? How can Ethan step away from Cassandra so that she can’t hear his phone conversation and yet still be so close she can be feeding him? For that matter, how can Claire see him through a…
  • From Clippings to the Cloud with Recifoto

    Meg Stivison
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:24 pm
    ReciFoto was described to me as the secret lovechild of Instagram and handwritten, old recipes. Those are both things I like, so I had to check it out. Users can add recipes by scanning or photographing recipes from handwritten index cards, magazines, old church cookbooks or other sources. You can also see other people’s recipes. Like every other social startup, this app is only as good as the community involved, and so far, there’s gorgeous food photography, classic magazine clippings and archived family recipes all available for browsing, liking, and commenting. One way to…
 
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    China Bystander

  • It Is An Ill Wind That Blow’s China’s Nuclear Industry No Good

    China Bystander
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    CHINA’S STATE-OWNED heavy engineering firms are getting a liking for European renewables. China General Nuclear (CGN) Corp. has beaten out several rivals to acquire a controlling stake in three U.K. wind farms being sold by the French utility EDF. This … Continue reading →
  • Is The Mona Lisa Chinese?

    China Bystander
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    WAS THE MOTHER of the great Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci Chinese and is she the model for Leonardo’s Mona Lisa with her famously inscrutable smile? Hong Kong-based Italian writer and historian Angelo Paratico says yes on both counts. In a … Continue reading →
  • Zhou To Face Trial Shows Xi’s Firming Grip

    China Bystander
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    ZHOU YONGKANG, THE former and much feared head of China’s security apparatus who has not been seen in public since October last year, is under arrest while he is investigated by state prosecutors on charges of corruption, adultery and leaking … Continue reading →
  • Beijing Drains The Energy Out Of Hong Kong’s Protests

    China Bystander
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    BEIJING HAS GOT its Occupy Central protesters to where it wants them. The energy is draining out of the broad body of protest against Beijing’s insistence that it will select the slate of candidates from which Hongkongers can elect their … Continue reading →
  • China’s Bank Deposit Insurance Draws Near

    China Bystander
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    THE LAUNCH OF China’s long-awaited bank deposit insurance scheme looks set for early next year. The official news agency is implying it will happen in January. Public comment on the newly published draft proposal closes on December 30th. When it does happen … Continue reading →
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    Silicon Dragon

  • One More US Startup Takes In Capital From China - This Time Xiaomi!

    4 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Wearable device maker Misfit may be gaining a significant competitive edge with its latest $40 million capital intake that includes Chinese smart phone leader Xiaomi making its first investment foray in the U.S.Having a strategic China investor in its camp should help the San Francisco-based startup gain traction and scale up more quickly in the large Middle Kingdom market as expansion in Asia is prioritized.  With speed to market and China as increasingly important dynamics, this trend-setting investment could prove a big boost for Misfit,…
  • What's Hot/What's Not in Tech's Future

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    At our recent Silicon Dragon event in the Valley, we looked at what's hot, what's not in tech's future with Gary Matuszak who heads up KPMG's global TMT practice, and venture capitalists Osuke Honda of DCM and Carmen Chang of NEA. Yours truly (Rebecca Fannin) served as the moderator. Please check out the video clip here:  http://youtu.be/m5YYNMTmXQQ
  • Tesla Drives Into China With Big Aims to Make Its Plug-In Cars Mainstream

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Tesla at Silicon Dragon in ShanghaiTesla Motors has big plans for China, and you can bet its car sales in the Chinese market will likely top the U.S.The innovative electric car maker from Silicon Valley will “replicate its American strategy in China,” says Shanghai-based Tesla executive Dan Hsu.  The first cars were delivered in April, and Hsu says he  hopes that Tesla sales will “be bigger” than in the U.S.  Certainly anyone who’s been to Beijing and encountered the smog shares that view.Central to the strategy in China is keeping…
  • What Makes Jack Ma Tick - And How He Built Alibaba

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Alibaba’s successful IPO in New York brings back memories of interviewing founder Jack Ma in his hometown Hangzhou in 2006 long before his name was universally recognized – but well after he had saved Alibaba from failing in 2001. Silicon Dragon author interviewing Alibaba founder Jack Ma (circa 2006)in his hometown HangzhouI learned a lot about Ma as an entrepreneur during that first interview for my book Silicon Dragon.  One of Ma’s more memorable quotes resonates today: ”When I am myself, I am happy, and have a good result.”…
  • Friction Points for Alibaba As It Goes On Global Stage

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    It’s interesting to hear astute China-US venture investors Gary Rieschel of Qiming Ventures and Chris Evdemon of Innovations Works say they wouldn’t invest in Alibaba stock as the Chinese e-commerce company gets set to go public in New York late next week. With a portfolio full of Chinese tech startups poised to go public if Alibaba’s IPO does well, you would think they would be more rah-rah. But no.“At a price of $160-$170 billion, I think they’ve already done enough to help other Chinese startups,” says Rieschel. “In my opinion, they’ve priced the company in a…
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    chinaSMACK

  • Police Criticized for Laughing at Dead Girl’s Crime Scene

    Fauna
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    From NetEase: Hunan High School Girl Found Dead Naked in Field, Police Criticized for Chatting and Laughing During Investigation Young Juan (pseudonym), a female high school student in Linxiang county of Hunan province, failed to return home at night after study session at school ended, and was discovered the next day naked and dead in a vegetable field no more than 80 meters from home. Police rushed to the scene to launch an investigation, but in the course of doing so, several police officers had both hands in their pockets and laughed as they chatted. The Paper learned from the Linxiang…
  • Old Man Holds Dead Wife’s Body For Hours, Refusing to Let Go

    Fauna
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    From NetEase: Shenyang Old Woman Suddenly Dies During Cold Night, Husband Clutches Her Dead Body for 2 Hours Refusing to Let Go Old husband sits on the ground, wrapping his arms and clothes around her dead body, unwilling to let go– An old couple from Fushun [in Liaoning province] who work in Shenyang did not live a life of luxury but had each other to depend on. However, this life that is so ordinary that it could not be any more ordinary is one that Old He can no longer continue enjoying. Last night, as his wife walked out of a pharmacy she had purchased medicine from, she suddenly…
  • Chinese Passengers Fight on Chongqing to Hong Kong Flight

    Fauna
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    From NetEase: Passengers on Chongqing-to-Hong Kong Flight Get Into Fight Big Fight On Passenger Plane, Chongqing-to-Hong Kong Flight Almost Turns Back — At 9am, on Air China Flight CA433 from Chongqing to Hong Kong, a dispute occurred between passengers on-board. The cause involved two female passengers in one row being upset with a child behind them being too noisy, with the passenger in the row behind blaming the the front passengers’ seat for affecting them. These several passengers got into a physical fight on the plane over this, with the plane nearly turning back as a…
  • Thai Flight Turned Back Due to Unruly Chinese Couple, Reactions

    Fauna
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    From NetEase: Two Chinese Passengers on a Plane Insult Stewardess Causing Flight to Turn Back to Bangkok December 12th early morning, netizen “主持人张潇” [“Presenter Zhang Xiao”] published a microblog post saying two Nanjing travelers insulted a stewardess aboard a plane, resulting in the Bangkok-to-Nanjing flight turning back to Bangkok halfway into the flight. Police directly boarded the plane to arrest them, in an incident characterized as “embarrassing oneself [collectively all Chinese] even abroad”. ThePaper (www.thepaper.cn) confirmed through…
  • Chinese Media Compiles Top 10 Internet Memes for 2014

    Joe
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From Phoenix Online: A look back at the top 10 online buzzwords of 2014 According to a Xian Evening News report at the end of 2014, during this year there were many new online buzzwords that entered our lives. Here we will summarize the top 10 online catchphrases of 2014, in no particular order. Come and see which phrase was your favorite! “Cherish what you have at the moment.” Origin: At the end of March in 2014, Wen Zhang responded to the “infidelity gate” and admitted to cheating. 3 minutes later, [his wife] Ma Yili wrote the response on Sina Weibo “Love is easy, marriage…
 
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    China Briefing News

  • Investing in China’s Art Auction Market

    China Briefing
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    China’s art and antiques market is the world’s largest, with 2013 sales exceeding US$8.5 billion, up 28.8 percent from 2012. In 2013, the overseas market of Chinese art and antiques was US$2.3 billion. Foreign art investors seeking to enter the China's art auction market need to be concerned with distinguishing fakes, capturing deposits from affluent buyers and hiring professionals. The post Investing in China’s Art Auction Market appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Hong Kong Banks Shut Down US Accounts Rather Than Deal with FATCA

    China Briefing
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    Since the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) came into effect in early July, many Hong Kong based banks have been refusing to open new accounts for, and even shutting down the existing accounts of, American individuals and corporations. The post Hong Kong Banks Shut Down US Accounts Rather Than Deal with FATCA appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Announces Official 2015 National Holiday Schedule

    China Briefing
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:57 am
    The Chinese government has just released the holiday schedule for 2015. The schedule differs in several instances to 2014’s calendar, with no compensated leave day for Mid-Autumn festival due to proximity to National Holiday. The post China Announces Official 2015 National Holiday Schedule appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Investing in China’s Medical Device Industry, Part 2

    China Briefing
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:25 am
    Investing in China's medical device industry requires investors to go through complex establishment process and obtain all relevant licenses. Foreign investors need to consider many issues, normally including tax, governmental procedures and permits, IP protection, legal liability. The post Investing in China’s Medical Device Industry, Part 2 appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Regulatory Brief: IIT on Equity Transfer Income, ETF Stamp Duty Exemption, Financial Support for Trust Companies

    China Briefing
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    China Clarifies IIT Rules on Income from Equity Transfer On December 7, China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) released the “Trial Administrative Measures on Individual Income Tax on Income from Equity Transfer (SAT Announcement [2014] No.67),” which will take effect on January 1, 2015. According to the Measures, taxpayers shall pay the individual income tax […] The post China Regulatory Brief: IIT on Equity Transfer Income, ETF Stamp Duty Exemption, Financial Support for Trust Companies appeared first on China Briefing News.
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    Xinjiang: Far West China

  • Cruising 200km/h on Xinjiang’s New High-Speed Train

    Josh Summers
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    Sitting here in this comfortable high-speed train watching the Xinjiang countryside whiz by forces me to remember the first time I stepped foot in this incredible region. I remember the majestic snow-capped TianShan presiding over the vast swaths of farmland. I remember seeing herds of sheep and camels out the window. I remember feeling like Xinjiang’s desert wasteland extended on forever. I also remember being cramped in a small car that felt like it was going to fall apart at speeds exceeding 60km/hr. Today, I’m cruising in a beautiful new high-speed train that glides smoothly…
  • Jack Ma: Can He Save Xinjiang’s Online Shopping Woes?

    Josh Summers
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
    It’s been four years since Jack Ma last stepped foot in Xinjiang and a lot has happened since then. Not only has Alibaba skyrocketed its e-commerce operations to become a leader in the global market, but Jack Ma has concurrently risen to become China’s richest man. Despite it only lasting 24 hours, his return to the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi yesterday was the talk of the town here. Obviously having such a high-profile figure here in Urumqi causes a stir (and beefed-up security on the streets) but the excitement had more to do with the hope that Jack Ma could save Xinjiang. Save…
  • 25 Unbelievably Stunning Xinjiang Photos

    Josh Summers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is no doubt in mind that Xinjiang offers not only the most beautiful scenery in all of China, but also the most diverse. Considering the size of the region – it makes up 1/6 of all of China’s land area – the ecological diversity should really come as no surprise. Most people are attracted to this area based on the peoples and the cultures represented, and Xinjiang will not disappoint in that regard. However, many travelers I know leave this place amazed by the natural beauty they witnessed, something they weren’t quite expecting. Every week I go through a fun…
  • 5 Unforgettable Experiences on the Karakoram Highway

    Chris Walker-Bush
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:15 pm
    From Josh: the following is a great article by Chris Walker-Bush from Aussie on the Road. I really enjoy his unique take on the Karakoram Highway and hope you’ll find it equally entertaining! When my friend and I decided to pay a visit to Xinjiang back in May 2012, the aspect of the trip I was most excited about was the opportunity to tackle the Karakoram Highway as it stretched from Kashgar all the way to the Sino-Pakistani border in Kunjerab Pass. I’d read some fascinating posts about the often bumpy but wonderfully scenic drive on various sites (including this one) and couldn’t…
  • Surviving Turpan’s 29km Death Race

    Josh Summers
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Note from Josh: this last week I asked Kevin Peters, a friend of mine here in Urumqi, to write about his experience participating in a recent race down in Turpan. I hope you enjoy the story and photos he shares!   On September 21st, 2014, three hundred runners gathered in Turpan, Xinjiang to take part in the Sixth Annual International Cross Country Desert Challenge. Stretching up to 29 kilometers, the race took participants through Turpan’s Flaming Mountains, a series of fiery colored hills with rugged terrain, sharp rocks, deep caverns, and wide stretches of desert. As a couch…
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    China Private Equity, Published by China First Capital

  • General’s Mills’ Stunning Success in China

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    America’s most successful M&A deal in China is also possibly its most clandestine. The reason: an old-line Midwestern Fortune 500 company around since 1856 owns a company that is the dominant brand-name supplier in China of a vital Chinese national asset. No, it’s not missile fuel or encrypted handsets for battlefield command-and-control. It’s dumplings. America’s General Mills, the iconic maker of US breakfast cereals Lucky Charms and Cheerios as well as Häagen-Dazs ice cream, owns a similarly iconic brand in China – Wanzai Matou (湾仔码头), or Wanchai Ferry, as it’s…
  • The ‘children’ of Deng Xiaoping — Toronto Globe and Mail

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    The ‘children’ of Deng Xiaoping From left: Yang Hongchang, Hung Huang, Zhuo Wei, Grace Huang, Wu Hai, He Yongzhi. The other Chinese revolution: Meet the people who took Deng’s economic great leap forward By Nathan Vanderklippe   Deng Xiaoping was no Winston Churchill. He possessed a thick southern accent most people found nearly impenetrable, and was anything but garrulous. In fact, little of what he said was memorable or even original. His most-cited aphorism – “To get rich is glorious” – did not actually spill from his mouth; historians suspect its provenance can be…
  • China’s Big Banks: learn how they overprice & misallocate loans while treating borrowers like conmen

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Do you have the financial acumen to run the lending department of one of China’s giant state-owned banks? Let’s see if you qualify. Price the following loan to a private sector Chinese company.  Your bank is paying depositors 0.5% interest so that’s your cost of capital. The company has been a bank customer for six years and now needs a loan of Rmb 50mn (USD$8 mn).  The audit shows it’s earning Rmb 60mn a year in net profits, and has cash flow of Rmb 85mn. You ask the company to provide you with a first lien on collateral appraised at Rmb 75mn and require them to…
  • China’s central government gets serious about changing IPO rules and helping SMEs raise capital, Global Times article

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
      Govt calls for progress in IPO reform to help small firms By Wang Xinyuan Source:Global Times Published: 2014-11-24   Amid a slowing economy, the Chinese government is considering strategies to help the country’s cash-starved micro and small companies. Upcoming IPO reform is expected to offer easier access to stock market funding, but investors are concerned it could divert funds from existing stocks.   While China’s economy has been affected by a weakening property sector, erratic foreign demand and sagging domestic investment growth, the authorities are hoping…
  • Nanjing: A Special Kind of Chinese Boomtown

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    In 1981, when I first arrived in Nanjing as a student,  the ancient and rather sleepy city had a population of four million and a GDP of Rmb 4 billion. Today, the population has doubled to eight million and GDP is two hundred times larger. Yes, you read that right. This year’s GDP will exceed Rmb 850bn. Even by recent Chinese standards, that kind of growth rate for a major city is just about unheard of. Since 1981, Nanjing’s GDP has grown almost twice as fast as China as a whole. It is now richer in per capita terms than Beijing, and its economy continues to expand more quickly than…
 
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    China Internet Watch

  • China Top 10 Food & Beverage Brands by Online Ad Spend in Oct 2014

    Cecilia
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:26 pm
    In October 2014, total online advertising spend of food and beverage brands exceeded RMB270 million (US$43.98 million) in China. Among all the food and beverage brands, AB InBev spent RMB27.32 million ($4.45 million) on online advertising in October 2014, ranking first, followed by UNI-President and Mars China according to data from iResearch. Login (CIW Premium subscriber) to see the chart of online ad spend by channels. Subscribe here with a discount or get One-day Pass here. Web portal, online video platforms, and client-side are the top three ad placement channels for food and…
  • China iOS Game Players Spend 3 Times More Than Android Ones

    Cecilia
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In the first half of 2014, China gaming market users exceeded 400 million with an increase of 9.5% year on year. The total sales value of China gaming market was RMB49.62 billion (US$8.07 billion) with an increase of 46.4% YoY according to CPC & CNG. ZDC‘s latest data also shows on average an iOS game player spend as much as 3 times more than an Android player in 2014. Total sales value of China client gaming, browser gaming, mobile gaming, social gaming, and single-player gaming were RMB25.57 billion(US$4.16 billion), RMB9.18 billion (US$1.49 billion), RMB12.52 billion (US$2.03…
  • Alipay Sells Public Transport Cards to Cross-border Travelers

    CIW Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Alipay starts offering the purchase of public transport cards via its mobile apps Alipay Wallet for cross-border travelers.  Users can purchase the transport cards on Alipay Wallet app with RMB before they travel overseas and collect the physical cards when they arrive at the destination’s airport. Alipay offers transport cards for three destinations: Singapore, Thailand, and Macau. If the traveler still has remaining balance in the card when they finish the trip, the remaining fund can be transferred to their Alipay account. It’s not the first time Alipay makes an effort in…
  • Tencent Got More Than WeChat Payment to Compete with Alipay on Mobile

    CIW Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Tencent QQ’s monthly active users exceeded 829 million and MAUs on smart device exceeded 521 million according to Tencent’s finance report of first half of 2014. Tencent QQ was the first Chinese instant messenger in Guinness World Record for having the most number of simultaneous online users on an instant messaging platform on 3rd July, 2014. Tencent’s large number of users provide a solid base for QQ Wallet’s development. QQ Wallet was launched by Tencent in the first quarter of 2014 as an extended feature to mobile QQ apps: Users can use QQ Wallet to top up…
  • China Navigation Websites Study

    Cecilia
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Navigation websites are similar to directory websites, listing websites by categories and making it easier for users to find what they need. It’s set as homepage or entry page to internet access by many internet users in China. Let’s take a look at some insights of navigation websites in China. In July 2014, navigation websites had daily user coverage of 150 million with growth rate of 56.3%, ranking the most popular online application in China according to data from iResearch. China top 3 navigation websites by MAUs in October were Hao.360.cn, Hao123.cn and 123.Sougou.com…
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    China Hope Live

  • Have yourself an even Chinesier little Christmas…

    Joel 大江
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    To read the Christmas story in Chinese, click here. But to listen to it dramatized in Chinese, download the mp3s below! (Hint: mouseover the dotted underlined names.) 1. Jesus’ Birth Foretold The kids gather for family story time with Grandpa Xīmiàn, who tells them about Yǐsàiyà‘s promised Mísàiyà who could arrive any time. The kids think “Yǐmǎnèilì” is a weird-sounding name. 2. : Mary’s Engagement & the Angel’s Announcement Xīmiàn awakes in the night from a dream, which he thinks was more than just a dream. Meanwhile Mǎlìyà‘s…
  • Have yourself a Chinese little Advent…

    Joel 大江
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    For students of Chinese, here’s something to read during Advent : text from the four Gospels mashed together into a single Christmas narrative, then divided into four readings. If that doesn’t make you cringe, then you obviously weren’t paying attention in Intro to Exegesis. But we’re not doing exegesis here, we’re reading the Christmas story in Chinese! (Five different Chinese translations!) Download: 圣诞节1.pdf / 圣诞节2.pdf / 圣诞节3.pdf / 圣诞节4.pdf I read one per week during December. The hard copy is nice, but I also drop the text into my…
  • Happy November 15th, North China!

    Joel 大江
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    It’s November 15th in northern China, and I only got one thing to say: (You’ll need your VPN for this.) P.S. – Most apartment blocks in northern China (north of the Yangtze ) depend on centralized heating, meaning you pay a ton of money and the government determines the day the heat gets pumped through the pipes, and the day it gets shut off. It’s always coldest the week before the heat gets turned on. The coal stack from the local heating plant near our first home in Tianjin, China.
  • SCA’s all-female sailing team in the Volvo Ocean Race

    Joel 大江
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    I was sent this cool Chinese-language video about SCA’s all-female ocean racing team in the Volvo Ocean Race: 爱生雅女子帆船队扬帆出征 ài shēng yǎ nǚzǐ fānchuán duì yángfān chūzhēng SCA Female Sailing Team Sets Sail for Battle Here’s a translation of the Chinese characters that appear in the video: 旅程 Journey Equilibrium Courage Devotion Power Strategy Care Inspiration Responsibility Agility Respect Setting sail for battle They’ll be in Sanya, Hainan at the end of January. This is the first all-female team to enter the race in more than a decade.
  • Chinese-as-a-Second-Language, Episode 6: Coffee enemas

    Joel 大江
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Maybe you think writing about coffee enemas is… in poor taste. Well, this isn’t about coffee enemas; it’s about the crazy stuff that floats through our daily conversations in China and the deliciously odd experience of encountering it in a second language. Like last week’s little exchange: “Hey, Dajiang! I sent you a Weixin message for Jessica, to help her recovery.” (Jessica recently had surgery, and our Chinese friends have been super supportive.) “Oh, yeah? What is it?” “It’s about a treatment that’s really popular right…
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    ChinaHush

  • Finding Harmony: ChinaHush Contributor Releases eBook

    Mitch Blatt
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Mitchell Blatt has been a contributor to ChinaHush since 2011. He has lived and traveled in China, working as editor of Map Magazine, lead author of Panda Guides Hong Kong guidebook, and a freelance writer. Now, for the first time, he shares his best journalism and essays in ebook form. Included is the introduction to his new ebook Finding Harmony: War, Protest, and Harmony in China and Hong Kong. In 2011, I stepped off the plane into China for the first time, as a study abroad student in Nanjing. The first day when I met my classmates and we walked down narrow alleyways with stalls and…
  • Alibaba makes $9.3m transaction revenue on 11.11 shopping festival

    Annie Lee
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    November 11 has become the most celebrated unofficial festival in China since 2009 when Alibaba, the owner of China’s biggest online shopping platform Taobao, coined the festival and offered half price on its B2C portal Tmall. Because there are 4 number "1" in the date, it is also called Single’s Day. The marketing tactic has been so successful that it feels like women and men of the whole country have entered a frantic combat mode in order to flash order their long-lusted items at half price. It’s a Single’s Day shopping festival that has nothing to do with…
  • APEC red carpet snapshots: when in Beijing

    Annie Lee
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Nov 10, China President Xi Jinping and his national idol wife Peng liyuan were in the spotlight again as they received leaders from APEC countries in a gala held in the Water Cube. It is normal for the remarkable two to wear Chinese characteristic clothes when receiving guests, but interestingly, the guests also arrive in the Water Cube in unified style, the co-called New Chinese Uniform specially designed for APEC 2014 reception. Without further delay, let’s see how country leaders break their new Chinese look as they walk down the red carpet.            …
  • Xi Jinping: China to invest $40 billion to connect Asia

    Annie Lee
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    During a meeting on Nov 8th that aimed to strengthen connectivity partnership, President Xi Jinping announced that China will invest 40 billion USD to set up Silk Road Fund. He emphasized that the missions of building a silk road economic belt and a 21st century marine silk road are inter-linked and complementing each other. If the "belt" and the "road" are the two wings that help Asia’s economy take off, then connectivity is the veins and nerves of the wings. To elaborate on the notion of "one belt one road", Xi proposed 5 suggestions. 1. Focus on the…
  • He’s not that into you, it’s the APEC blue

    Annie Lee
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    The 2014 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is a big deal for Beijing, since it is the first international economic organization that China takes part in. To make sure that CEOs and leaders of the region have a nice stay in Beijing, a series of new approaches are put in place. The most significant objective is to recreate the blue sky that Beijing has long lost. In order to get rid of the embarrassing smog, factories in Beijing and nearby cities are ordered to suspend production during the conference; all construction sites in Beijing stop working. Farmers and residents living in 50km…
 
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    East Asia & Pacific on the rise - Making development work for all

  • What can Laos teach us about organizational learning?

    Naazneen Barma
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    A collection of photos in the Champassak provincial office of Électricité du Laos shows the blue-shirted employees in action. Photo: Naazneen Barma/The World Bank The hallways of the Électricité du Laos (EDL) provincial offices in Champassak Province are filled with posters bearing bar charts and diagrams illustrating the public utility’s remarkable success in delivering electricity to the country’s still heavily rural population. It is easy to see that data is crucial to the agency’s operations. Sitting down with EDL’s employees and managers—all wearing the agency’s signature…
  • Rice Price Volatility- Why It Matters For Poverty Reduction in Myanmar

    Sergiy Zorya
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
      There are many kinds of rice and one of the most popular varieties in Myanmar is called Emata. This word literally means that it’s so delicious that a visitor is still sitting and eating. Emata lives up to its name- people in Myanmar love it for its long grain, fluffy and slightly sticky texture after cooking. This rice variety is also one of their main exports. People find it troubling that the price of Emata has risen by more than 40% over the last five years. The price of rice has also been fluctuating sharper than in neighboring Thailand, Vietnam or Cambodia. Since Myanmar’s…
  • Mở rộng chương trình vệ sinh môi trường tại Việt Nam

    Parameswaran Iyer
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Một người dân ở Hòa Bình vui mừng khi xây được nhà vệ sinh mới. Ảnh: Chương trình Nước và vệ sinh mội trường của Ngân hàng Thế giới. Vệ sinh môi trường mang lại nhiều lợi ích như giảm chi phí chữa bệnh, nâng cao chất lượng cuộc sống, tăng cường an toàn cho phụ nữ và các em gái, đó là chưa kể đến những ích lợi kinh tế tuyệt vời mà vệ sinh mang lại. Nhưng nếu muốn tận dụng được hết những lợi ích đó thì cần phải có các cách tiếp cận mới áp dụng…
  • Taking Sanitation to Scale in Vietnam

    Parameswaran Iyer
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    A resident in Hoa Binh Province is happy with his newly built toilet. Photo: World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program Sanitation brings numerous benefits such as reducing the burden of disease, improving quality of life, promoting the safety of women and girls, not to mention the excellent economic investment that sanitation represents. Yet, to realize these benefits, new approaches are needed that work at scale and promote equality of access. As Eddy Perez, Lead Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program, recently highlighted in his excellent blog posts,…
  • Philippines: Owning a Toilet is a Sign of Progress

    Karl Galing
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:58 pm
    In the quiet village of Bantayanon in Negros Occidental, Ligaya Almunacid showed off her new toilet.  “This is my dream toilet,” she told us. Hers is not the typical structure made of palm-thatched roof and walls commonly seen in the area, but rather made of concrete hollow blocks with galvanized iron roofing.    The 48-year old lady was all smiles throughout our conversation, telling us what she liked about the toilet. “I wanted my toilet to be durable especially since our house sits in the middle of a flood-prone area.” Ligaya recalled how difficult it was in the past…
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    QualityInspection.org

  • Advantages and Drawbacks of the ISO/TS 16949 Standard

    Renaud Anjoran
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    One of our regular readers, Brad Pritts, sent me a note about yesterday’s article. I thought it was a great follow up. Here it is. — I’ve been working with ISO TS 16949 since its inception, and with its predecessor, QS-9000. I’d have a few comments for those unfamiliar with it. 1) Why did it come about? As mentioned, the auto industry is highly dependent on supplier quality; they’ve had their own approaches for SQA since the late 1970’s. Besides the difficulty of change, think about the complexity due to the numbers of parts involved in a car. Typical…
  • ISO/TS 16949: Great Improvements Over ISO 9001

    Renaud Anjoran
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Over the past few days I have been learning a lot about the ISO/TS 16949 standard. We are working on the development of adequate auditing services to clients in the automotive industry. This “technical specification” (TS) goes much further than ISO 9001, and is closer to quality management best practices. What is this TS about and where does it originate? As mentioned in a previous article, a car maker (e.g. GM, VW…) can’t switch a supplier once a car model is in production. So they have to ensure they work with well-organized manufacturers. They have no second chance!
  • Inspecting During Production vs Monitoring Production

    Renaud Anjoran
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Some buyers realize that they need to keep a close eye on production is important, and that catching problems earlier is far cheaper than later. This is an approach I strongly encourage. There are two ways of checking production closely: Taking several snapshots along the production cycle, by performing 1-day inspections, Looking at the movie as it unfolds, by stationing 1 technician in the factory for a certain period. Let’s look at these two solutions one by one. 1. Inspecting During Production The idea is to send a technician or engineer to a factory, generally for one day each time.
  • How Can Inventors Develop a Custom-Made Product in China?

    Renaud Anjoran
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    From time to time, I talk with an inventor who is planning to have his/her new-to-the-world product made in China. And they often need to get from initial designs to production… Which means they need to get the “development” done. Unfortunately, some inventors have no idea what the development phase entails. Here are a few questions I ask them: 1. What type of engineering skills will be needed? Mechanical Electronic Electrical Etc. What type of factory do you need to work with? Small? Medium size? Large? (Only possible if projected volumes are quite large, pretty much from…
  • How Adidas Footwear Helped Suppliers Increase Labor Productivity

    Renaud Anjoran
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    Last month, Mr. Guenther from Adidas Footwear’s Manufacturing Excellence department gave a presentation on the topic of “Dealing effectively with increases in labor costs in a labor intensive industry”. It was one of the best presentations of the last sourcing conference organized by the European Chamber. Adidas Footwear works with a number of suppliers that own a total of 48 factories. They have to source about 25,000 articles every year. So they have to maintain a massive buying organization. Every factory working for them employs 2,000 to 10,000 employees. A total of…
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  • Planning and scaling with scrum

    Joop
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    After working with Scrum for some time, I’ve finally became a certified ScrumMaster (SM) at the zilverline course with Marco Mulder en Bas van der Hoek. Addtionally I met one of the inventors of the Scrum software development process. Jeff Sutherland at our company yesterday! Scrum is like a homing missile The old school and dreadful IT project style: The customer wants a new website and makes sure to write an extensive project plan beforehand. Better be extra detailed to make sure we’ll get this project right! The customer assumes the project is clear and believes that developers should…
  • Hello world: Mia Dorresteijn

    Joop
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    I’m a father now! Suna gave birth to a healthy daughter. Her  name is Mia Dorresteijn, she was born on 2nd of December 2014. Birth weight 3680 gram and a length of 51 cm. Both mother and baby are doing great!
  • Continuous deployment model

    Joop
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    We’re moving to continuous deployment; What is it, how does it impact the organization and how do we get there? Early 2010, our DIY fashion company had a ‘heartbeat’, in which every Wednesday, just after lunch, we would release a new version of the website. Although scripted, this climax of a weeks work was always a stressful time for the developers. We had to get the entire staff to agree on the release window and run numerous tests before and afterwards. Due to the hassle of putting things live, some companies release less often, monthly or perhaps every month. Why such a…
  • Ozakajō Osaka castle

    Joop
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Originally called Ozakajō, it is one of Japan’s most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from sword-bearing attackers.
  • Create your own font!

    Joop
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Internet is beautiful! Sometimes you find a gem that’s just worth sharing. At myscriptfont.com, everyone can transform ones handwriting to a computer font. The process is simple: Print out the template Fill it out Scan it Upload to myscriptfont.com The result is a TTF, SVG or OTF font which you can install on your computer or even online. I made one together with Suna and the image above shows her reaction. Still thinking of the practicality of this but it’s interesting nonetheless!
 
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    MyBrownBaby

  • ‘The Ghanaian Goldilocks': A Colorful Take On a Classic Tale (REVIEW)

    MyBrownBaby Staff
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Check out this deliciously original take on Goldilocks, with a Black boy from Ghana as its precocious star. The post ‘The Ghanaian Goldilocks': A Colorful Take On a Classic Tale (REVIEW)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Love & Renewal: What My Daddy Taught Me After Mom Passed Away

    Denene Millner
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I expected my father to need a lot of hand-holding at our first holiday dinner after mom died. Boy, was I wrong. The post Love & Renewal: What My Daddy Taught Me After Mom Passed Away appeared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Father/Daughter Dance Battle To Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Electric Relaxation’ (VIDEO)

    Denene Millner
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Could this dance battle between a little girl and her daddy be any cuter? Press play. The post Father/Daughter Dance Battle To Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Electric Relaxation’ (VIDEO)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Black Girls With Dark Skin Face Harsher School Discipline

    Denene Millner
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:42 am
    When it comes to Black girls and school discipline, dark-skinned girls are facing harsher penalties than all other races. The post Black Girls With Dark Skin Face Harsher School Discipline appeared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • From Datcher Dreams to His Americus: Holiday Reading for the Winter, Torched and Charred

    Denene Millner
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Michael Datcher Americus novel is a study in Black and white. The post From Datcher Dreams to His Americus: Holiday Reading for the Winter, Torched and Charred appeared first on MyBrownBaby. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Speaking of China

  • The Ups and Downs of Spending Christmas Abroad (in a Country That Doesn’t Celebrate It)

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
     My husband and I spent Christmas Eve in Shanghai’s Xintiandi many years ago.Initially, I had this perfect little holiday-themed post all sketched out to run today. It would snappy, upbeat and fun. Everything Christmas should be, right?But after I let it sit for a day and revisited it, I realized it didn’t hit the right note with me. The thing is, I wasn’t feeling snappy, upbeat or fun.I didn’t like the idea of having to force a happy face out there when it wasn’t the truth. The heaviness in my heart that weighed upon me as I stared at the computer screen told me I just…
  • Ask the Yangxifu: How to Meet Western Women Interested in China in America

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    “Frank” asks:I am a 24 year-old Chinese man from Beijing. I am currently in California in the US. Your articles reminded me my memories of dating Western women back in Beijing. I do find myself very attracted to Western women. And I have a strong will to develop a long-term relationship, or even marriage, with Western women. I am currently a student and will graduate next March. Due to the nature of my job, it would be better for me to stay in the states and work there (I’m pretty sure I could find a good job here). It’s also highly possible that I would finally end up…
  • 3 Joys of Celebrating Christmas With Someone Who Didn’t Grow Up With It

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Ask my husband John about Christmas and he lights up with wonder in his eyes. You’d think he spent his entire life anticipating that one magical day of the year, when everything seems possible.But in fact, Christmas wasn’t even a part of his life until the two of us started dating years ago. People in China don’t traditionally observe the holiday.Since then, we’ve enjoyed 12 Christmases together. And I have to say, there’s something joyful about celebrating it with a total newcomer to the holiday – a person who brings a fresh perspective on that silent night.Here are three…
  • Guest Post: What My Korean Ex Taught Me About Spending Holidays Abroad

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Korea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service (Photographer name) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsOne of the greatest gifts of being in a cross-cultural or international relationship is how it changes your perspective on the world. That’s what happened to American book blogger Svetlana, who once dated a Korean guy — and at first, couldn’t understand his reluctance to celebrate the Korean Lunar New Year in America.Do you have a fascinating lesson you’ve learned from a relationship or another guest post…
  • How spending the holidays in China taught me the meaning of the song “White Christmas”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A couple of weeks ago, John and I made a quick day trip to Shanghai to run an important errand. Our journey also brought us to Nanjing Road – the ultimate shop-till-you-drop heart of Shanghai’s retail world – and the many malls towering over the street. We happened to pass through some of them during the day where I spied glittering silver tinsel, wreaths, painted wooden nutcrackers and even a montage of snowflakes twinkling under the soft white lighting in a department store.There they were, all the signs that Christmas is coming. And yet, with every sight of a Christmas decoration, I…
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    Hidden Harmonies China Blog

  • The True Face of “Occupy Central With Peace And Love” Western Media Self-Censored

    Charles Liu
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Besides the romantic, simplified “freedom” Official Narrative that framed the biblical David against Goliath story onto the Occupy Central protesters, seemingly for the purpose of indoctrinating media consumers in the West – is anything being left out? Here, in not so elegant, are some raw YouTube clips – Occupy Central’s “peace and love” our supposedly free and objective media has choose to self-censor. Protesters charging the police line: http://youtu.be/vgBqBImQQoo Protester advancing and threatening police force that showed restraint: Protesters…
  • On China’s 9-Dashed Line and Why the Arbitrational Tribunal in Hague Should Dismiss Philippine’s Case Against China

    Allen
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    December 15 was the deadline the Arbitration Tribunal for Philippine’s “arbitration” of its S. China Sea disputes with China had set for China to respond to Philippine’s claims under the UNCLOS.  According to this VOA report: Monday is the deadline for China to submit a counter-argument in the Philippines arbitration case that questions China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea. But China shuns arbitration and will not respond, while challenges to its position continue to mount. Just days before the December 15 deadline, Vietnam Foreign Ministry spokesman…
  • Second Enlightenment – Debunking Democracy

    Guo Du
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:42 am
    More people (even Professor Francis Fukuyama) seem to be waking up to the fact that populist democracy controlled by money (let’s call it Democracy with a big dee) is a political cul-de-sac. However, just as otherwise enlightened individuals such as Galileo and Newton dare not deny the existence of God, modern-day Democracy skeptics are hesitant to challenge its sanctity. Without God, one’s doomed. Without Democracy, life’s unthinkable. That’s the mantra since childhood. Don’t ask why. Democracy bears many resemblances to its religious predecessor. It’s also upheld by faith rather…
  • Jeremy Lin

    N.M.Cheung
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    For those who are not into basketball, Jeremy Lin is a Chinese American who set the basketball world on fire 3 years ago. when on the verge of being cut, he helped to direct New York Knicks, with injuries on stars, and in desperation move by coach, starts a winning streak and coined the word “Linsanity”. His history was chronicled in a documentary called “Linsanity”. I am sure the director of the movie probably is accumulating additional footages for a new documentary. I hope this time he’ll examine Lin’s travails since with an eye on the question of race,…
  • Taiwan’s Recent Local Elections

    Allen
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    The Taiwan elections last week may have many in the West – and some perhaps on the Mainland – thinking if politics in Taiwan is yet turning another corner with its independence movement mounting a comeback? The following comment by a Taiwanese reader on guancha caught our attention. 石岡洋 1.
 
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    Nicely Made in China

  • KHUNU / YAK WOOL LATEST KNITWEAR PRODUCTS FOR CHRISTMAS 2014

    lionel
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    Christmas is upon us – a very cold winter is predicted! – and Nicely Made in China has asked Khunu’s founder Julian Wilson what his company had in store to keep us warm in the coming months. New accessories have arrived – beanies, pompom hats, a couple of scarves – plus the classic and timeless sweaters all in pure yak wool for the Tibetan plateau. Below NMiC has selected a few articles to introduce Khunu to the readers who don’t know the company. Nicely Made in China readers will enjoy a 10% discount on all Khunu products by using the code NMIC10 at the…
  • FIRE SALE IN PARIS BY SHANGHAI TRIO

    lionel
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    A sad news has landed on our desk today and I am sure that as a Nicely Made in China reader you will think the same way: Shanghai Trio will be closing its doors in the next few days. Virginie Fournier and her business partner Nathalie Baseden were often featured on our blog as lovers and promoters of Chinese culture and craftmanship. Their finely crafted products were produced by hand by local artisans celebrating local « savoir faire ». A fire sale of their home textile decoration,  iPad and computer covers, hand-made luxury accessories as well as more urban textile…
  • WHAT’S NEW? KATRIN REINFURT MPMP FASHION DESIGN

    lionel
    14 Feb 2014 | 6:56 am
    We wish you a happy new year of the horse!  You may have noticed that we recently had a break from publishing in order to take stock and revitalize our efforts.  Now we’re back and glad to continue bringing you news about quality products and services from China. At Nicely Made in China (NMiC) we like to keep track of the companies we’ve featured in the past.  So, to begin this Nicely Made in China 2.0 we caught up with Katrin Reinfurt in Paris.  An emerging talent in the fashion world with her brand Magnetosphere Prospecting and Monitoring Program (MPMP), Katrin (normally…
  • ROCHESTER PR GROUP / PUBLIC RELATIONS (Sponsored article)

    lionel
    25 Jul 2013 | 3:19 am
    Irrespective of the size of a company, corporate communications and public relations play a vitally important role in any  business strategy. Our new sponsor Rochester PR Group specializes in helping Chinese companies to research the British market and find new potential customers. To learn more about this, Nicely Made in China interviewed Joanna Dodd, CEO of Rochester PR in their Cavendish Square (central London) head quarters. Joanna read Classics and Modern Languages at St Catherine’s College Oxford before moving into P.R.  She set up Rochester PR Group in November 2011. Joanna,…
  • CHANGYU PIONEER WINE COMPANY

    lionel
    23 Jun 2013 | 12:32 pm
    With summer now officially underway, thoughts turn to al fresco dining accompanied by suitably chilled and refreshing wines. Foreign wines are nothing new in China but what maybe new are Chinese wines on foreign tables. More and more, wine critics are giving high ratings to Chinese wines and reputed wine merchants such as Berry Bros & Rudd in London are now importing them. To learn more about the subject of Chinese wines Nicely Made in China recently met Laurenz Moser, an Austrian winemaker who works with Changyu Pioneer Wines. Mr Moser, could you please tell us about your background and…
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    Red Luxury

  • China’s Video Websites Focus on Original and Exclusive Content to Get Ahead of the Competition

    red luxury w
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    China’s leading video websites, including Youku Tudou, Tencent Video, iQiyi, and Sohu, will focus on producing original programming and investing in exclusive broadcast rights in 2015. The explosive growth in China’s internet users has led to intense competition between China’s online video companies. Out of the top four, only Sohu is independent, as Youku Tudou [&hellip
  • Chinese Baijiu Maker Teams Up with Jack Daniels Owner

    red luxury w
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Chinese baijiu maker Wuliangye Yibin Co has teamed up with U.S.-based wine and spirits producer and distributor Brown-Forman Corp, the owner of Jack Daniels whisky, to develop new products for emerging markets and to counter slow baijiu sales. Brown-Forman, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has experience in the Chinese market as the third most popular company [&hellip
  • China, Dubai Get Into the Christmas (Shopping) Spirit

    red luxury w
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    It’s a typical holiday scene in the U.S.: a decked-out Christmas tree, twinkling lights and a line of shoppers waiting for Santa Claus. Except for one thing…it’s Shanghai. Christmas retail displays are becoming increasingly common in China and other parts of the world that don’t traditionally observe the holiday. Global brands and local merchants are [&hellip
  • French Leather Maker Moynat Brings Its Haute Craftsmanship to China

    red luxury w
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    French leather goods maker Moynat will test the Chinese market by opening three micro-galleries in Greater China next year. Revived by LVMH in 2011, the French company, which is celebrating its 165th anniversary, plans to move further upscale as it expands internationally according to Women’s Wear Daily. The planned galleries in China will each be [&hellip
  • Why the Smart Car is a Success in China

    red luxury b
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Mercedes-Benz’s iconic smart car brand is celebrating five years of success in China. Smart first arrived in the country in 2009 and established itself in 12 Chinese cities. Its innovative urban mobility was an immediate draw for Chinese consumers. Since then, the brand has made its way to 77 cities via 143 outlets. According to [&hellip
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    Bikedan in Asia

  • China: Yunnan Colorful Gran Fondo

    Bikedan
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    I have been in and out of China for the last 14 years since first coming in the year 2000, I have witness a stunning transformation of this great nation; not just the economic transformations but a significant shift in the attitudes towards outdoor leisure, particularly cycling. Cycling has always been part of the Chinese culture and it still is a major mode of transportation in today’s modern China.  The cycling events scene has been rapidly gaining in popularity over the last few years, but the problem was most events were short and held on boring un-inspiring circuits. If there was…
  • New Zealand: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

    Bikedan
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the official opening of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail in Lumsden, Southland and witnessed part of what New Zealand is doing with the Cycle Trails Network development to attract more international tourists to experience the beauty of New Zealand on two-wheels. Route 6 Cafe in Lumsden The turn-out in windy, but sunny, Lumsden was its largest in history for the small Southland town that also hosts a stage finish at the Tour of Southland. The first stage of the trail was opened by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English. English led a group of cyclists…
  • China: Chengdu Laochemi 100km Road Race

    Bikedan
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    It is always good coming to race in the Chengdu area as the organizers, ‘Lao Che Mi’ are widely known for putting on great events that are well organized. They also look after their foreign guests extremely well, paying attention to every detail. I have raced at many races throughout China, and Laochemi events are right up their with the best, if not the best.  They have been putting on events since 1984 and are pioneers in the China cycling scene; they also have five TREK concept stores in Chengdu city!  If you are looking for a good race to do in China, consider signing up for…
  • Cycle Travel: Exploring off-the-beaten track in China

    Bikedan
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    China is a massive country with many off-the-beaten track gems just waiting to be discovered by bicycle, so many that you can spend a lifetime here and still not complete them all; I’ve been living in China for over four years and have barely scratched the surface. For familiarity sake and time constraints, I tend to do many of the same routes around the city of Hangzhou where I live, and travel out frequently for bicycle races around China. Unfortunately, many of the bike races around China are not held in locations that ideally show-case the region where the race is being hosted;…
  • Mountain Bike Stage Racing in Asia

    Bikedan
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Mountain biking seems to be seeing a resurgence in popularity, especially with multi-day stage racing that provides riders with new experiences and adventures in exotic locations. Multi-day MTB stage racing is already popular in Europe and USA, and its slowly taking a grip on the Asia circuit. Its a perfect way to see and experience the country close up while meeting other like-minded MTB endurance riders from all parts of the globe. I had my first taste of MTB stage racing when I took part in the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure in Inner Mongolia back in 2010. It has now become a firm fixture on…
 
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    Speaking of China

  • The Ups and Downs of Spending Christmas Abroad (in a Country That Doesn’t Celebrate It)

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
     My husband and I spent Christmas Eve in Shanghai’s Xintiandi many years ago.Initially, I had this perfect little holiday-themed post all sketched out to run today. It would snappy, upbeat and fun. Everything Christmas should be, right?But after I let it sit for a day and revisited it, I realized it didn’t hit the right note with me. The thing is, I wasn’t feeling snappy, upbeat or fun.I didn’t like the idea of having to force a happy face out there when it wasn’t the truth. The heaviness in my heart that weighed upon me as I stared at the computer screen told me I just…
  • Ask the Yangxifu: How to Meet Western Women Interested in China in America

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    “Frank” asks:I am a 24 year-old Chinese man from Beijing. I am currently in California in the US. Your articles reminded me my memories of dating Western women back in Beijing. I do find myself very attracted to Western women. And I have a strong will to develop a long-term relationship, or even marriage, with Western women. I am currently a student and will graduate next March. Due to the nature of my job, it would be better for me to stay in the states and work there (I’m pretty sure I could find a good job here). It’s also highly possible that I would finally end up…
  • 3 Joys of Celebrating Christmas With Someone Who Didn’t Grow Up With It

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Ask my husband John about Christmas and he lights up with wonder in his eyes. You’d think he spent his entire life anticipating that one magical day of the year, when everything seems possible.But in fact, Christmas wasn’t even a part of his life until the two of us started dating years ago. People in China don’t traditionally observe the holiday.Since then, we’ve enjoyed 12 Christmases together. And I have to say, there’s something joyful about celebrating it with a total newcomer to the holiday – a person who brings a fresh perspective on that silent night.Here are three…
  • Guest Post: What My Korean Ex Taught Me About Spending Holidays Abroad

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Korea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service (Photographer name) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsOne of the greatest gifts of being in a cross-cultural or international relationship is how it changes your perspective on the world. That’s what happened to American book blogger Svetlana, who once dated a Korean guy — and at first, couldn’t understand his reluctance to celebrate the Korean Lunar New Year in America.Do you have a fascinating lesson you’ve learned from a relationship or another guest post…
  • How spending the holidays in China taught me the meaning of the song “White Christmas”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A couple of weeks ago, John and I made a quick day trip to Shanghai to run an important errand. Our journey also brought us to Nanjing Road – the ultimate shop-till-you-drop heart of Shanghai’s retail world – and the many malls towering over the street. We happened to pass through some of them during the day where I spied glittering silver tinsel, wreaths, painted wooden nutcrackers and even a montage of snowflakes twinkling under the soft white lighting in a department store.There they were, all the signs that Christmas is coming. And yet, with every sight of a Christmas decoration, I…
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    Blog - Digital Jungle

  • Crossing The (Digital) Border

    11 Dec 2014 | 1:42 am
      With the growing economy, the burgeoning middle class and the increasing demand for Western goods, overseas education and international travel, many opportunities exist for exporting and expansion into this booming country. International brands are seeing China as a treasure…
  • The Growth of the Chinese Film Industry

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    The Size of the Chinese Film Industry The Chinese film box office is now the second largest in the world, second only to the American film box office. The box office revenue of 2012 was $2.7 billion, a 30% increase…
  • The Growing Popularity of Medical Tourism in China

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:16 pm
    What is Medical Tourism? Medical Tourism is not a new concept. Originally the term was more closely associated with people travelling from third world countries to more developed ones in order to receive medical care for health issues they cannot…
  • Designed In China

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:02 pm
      Made in China For many years, China has been heavily associated with the manufacturing industry and the infamous slogan ‘Made in China’ found on almost everything we consume in Western society. There is, however, a wind of change in…
  • DIGITAL JUNGLE PARTNERS WITH EARTHCHECK

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Sydney, Australia, 14thNovember 2014. Digital Jungle, a multicultural digital marketing Agency, announced a new partnership with EarthCheck, a specialist international tourism and business advisory group providing leading edge performance and sustainability solutions. Through this new partnership, Digital Jungle has been…
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    Chengdu Living

  • The Paradox of China’s Renewable Revolution

    Sascha
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    One of the first things one notices upon arrival in China is the thin coating of dust that covers all stationary objects. It hangs in the air, turns to black grime in the wetter climes, and in recent years has caused the urbanites of major Chinese cities to clamor through their face masks for relief from the pollution. China’s pollution problems are nationwide, and filter through into the earth and the water, clogging streams and drying up the Yellow River. Waterways in urban areas are fetid and China’s industrialization has been described as one of the worst environmental disasters the…
  • “New Masters” Documentary Explores Modern Kung Fu

    Charlie
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Earlier this year Sascha Matuszak begun working on a documentary film, The New Masters, about how traditional Chinese kung fu is colliding with the worldwide sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). In the months that followed, spent a lot of time onthe road meeting cagefighters and martial artists, and writing about them for Fightland, an online MMA blog created by the well-respected Vice Magazine. In other words, Sascha has earned his place as an authority on the topic of kung fu and MMA in China, putting him in a great position to take his documentary, The New Masters, to very exciting places.
  • Evolution of the Chengdu Riverside

    Sascha
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    I live not far from the sluggish southern end of the river that runs through Chengdu. I go down to the river maybe three or four times a month with my two sons, and we throw rocks into the sewage run off, watch the old men throw small nets at the mouth of the same run off, and run through the rubble and jungle of the wild urban riverbank. Just after the worst of winter broke, I noticed the old folk crawling around the wreckage of some old neighborhood, smashing big slabs of concrete into smaller slabs, and preparing the earth beneath for planting season. One old man dropped a huge stone down…
  • Western Entrepreneur Brings Eastern Tailors to South Chengdu

    Zak
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:48 am
    Entrepreneurialism is growing palpably in Chengdu. The expat community has long been opening the doors to new establishments, particularly on the restaurant and nightlife side of things. The success, not just in popularity but also financially, of local landmarks like The Spot and Jellyfish is hardly a secret. But there has also been a movement towards more boutique shops, places that offer top-quality products from abroad. The top-shelf beer from Beer’s Nest is now being served in a second location. Then there are the boys at Natooke Bike Shop who turn out gorgeous hand-crafted…
  • Why I Can’t Leave Chengdu

    Sascha
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    I first talked with Ron, Chi Chi and Bianca in the stairwell of the Poly Center, outside of the Sinostage Dance Studio where the three of them worked as dance instructors. About two minutes into the conversation, I asked them about Chengdu, in the sheepish way you’d ask someone about a dish you made that you know you’d oversalted. Ron’s shot me a eyes-wide glance and cocked his head like only a black man can, and shouted out, “Chengdu is the Shit!’ Chi Chi and Bianca nodded sagely. I looked at my casserole in a whole new way. The Shit? Really? I pressed on, what…
 
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    Welcome To China

  • Hot Tip for China Visa Renewal

    Rodney
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Here’s a hot tip. Don’t overstay your visa, they really don’t like it. Over the four years or so of staying in China I was always on time with renewing my visa, in which case I would travel to Hong Kong and get it renewed or go to he local PSB and get it renewed […]
  • A Journey through China, [in Pictures]

    Rodney
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    Photos of the China journey so far, photos link back to the original posts:  
  • Chinas Top Food Cities

    Rodney
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Number 1: Chengdu I will never forget Chengdu, my first food experience there was the famous spicy hotpot, my mouth and lips were on fire from the red soup of chiller and peppers! In 2010, Chengdu was designated the “Capital of the World’s Gourmet Food” by UNESCO, and renowned for hot pot cooking, spicy bean […]
  • Let’s Eat…… Snacks

    Rodney
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Here’s a quick guide to some of the popular local snacks foods you’ll see on your travels around China (excuse the translations, will get to correcting the dish names): Lijiang: delicacies include spiral dumpling, buckwheat cake, walnut meatball, champion cake, Naxi Bowl Tsai cake, millet meatloaf, spiral cake, pineapple rice pudding, purple meters Baba, fried […]
  • lets eat.. Cicada

    Rodney
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    At first I was a little reluctant, I am sure you understand, but as I watched everyone else sticking there toothpicks into the platter of crunchy bugs, I thought, well, when in Rome. And I glad I did, they are delicious in their own way. Apparently they are also high in protein, low in fat, and low […]
 
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    Beijing Cream

  • Dispatches From Xinjiang: The Blind Voice Of The New Silk Road

    Beige Wind
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    This week is the screening of the seventh segment of the first round of The Voice of the Silk Road – a show that hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs watch every Friday night at 8 pm local time on Xinjiang TV Channel 9. People like the contest because they can watch their favorite performers joke around with each other; they can see people they know perform or imagine themselves performing in their place. Uyghurs see themselves trying on a performance mode popularized by mainstream English and Chinese-language versions of the show, but instead of English or Chinese pop ballads and American and…
  • The Beautiful Faces Of North Korea

    Anthony Tao
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The amazing folks over at the North Korea news and analysis website NK News are back with the second edition of their (hopefully annual*) NK News Calendar, with pictures by award-winning photographer Eric Lafforgue. You can buy the calendar here – and get $5 off by entering beijingcream as the coupon code. There’s more to North Korea than “propaganda, nuclear weapons, and military parades,” as stated on the calendar’s website, and if you doubt that, just check out some of the photos below, which NK News has graciously shared with us. It’s the…
  • Joy, Hardship And Ultimate Frisbee: Ivan Xu’s Unique Ride Across Europe

    Alicia
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Back in June, we brought your attention to the adventures of Ivan Xu, a Chinese youth who planned to bike alone around Europe for 100 days for Ultimate Frisbee and charity. He ended up cycling across 14 countries and visiting 11 high-level Ultimate Frisbee clubs* from June 18 to September 25, beginning in Brest, Belarus and ending in Berlin. His adventures have been profiled by media around the world, including CCTV-4, Estrepublicain.fr, Pärnu Postimees, Belarusian CTV, Russia-Belarus TPO TV and OHT TV, so what follows is hardly an exclusive. But here’s an update anyway. Welcome…
  • Chinese Techniques With Western Modernity: The Paintings of Zou Quan

    Lynne Wang
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Our friends at Beijing Today swing by now and then to introduce art and culture in the city. Whether the language of painting should keep pace with the times or stick to its conventions has been a big question for Chinese artists. The emerging artist Zou Quan’s (画家邹荃) work could provide an interesting answer to the dilemma. In a recent exhibition at Today Art Museum, Zou showed off Present from Eden (above), an ink wash painting that invites viewers into a dreamy and romantic world. Unlike the freestyling beauty of traditional wash paintings, Zou’s work adopts a modern…
  • Sindicator, APEC Special: In Case You Missed It…

    Danielle Sumita
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    Our beloved China, the new social-political-economic butterfly on the scene, wowed at APEC before jetting off for the ASEAN East Asia Summit and the G20 Summit. Hosting APEC for the first time since 2011, Beijing did things 大气, spending $6 billion on a lakeside campus, a new elevated expressway, and a no-costs-spared spectacular opening complete with fireworks. But how did they really do? Silk Road: A Mod Look The leader of the world’s largest economy kicked off the event with a bold statement, boasting a $40 billion price tag for the revival of an old classic: the Silk Road trade…
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    China Law Blog

  • How To Do Business In China: The Infographic

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    About three years ago I shut down my twitter account. A few months ago, I very quietly got back on (@danharris).  My main reason for choosing to return was out of a fear of missing something. Those who know me know exactly what I mean by those. Those who don’t know me probably have no idea what I mean by this. Anyway, someone named Matt Pillar started following me on Twitter and when it became apparent to me that this person who had some really insightful things to say about China, I started following him back. The more I saw of him, the more impressed I became and so today I checked…
  • CIETAC Arbitration: Different But Fair

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    Every year, an increasing number of Chinese companies require that their contracts with American companies provide for disputes to be resolved via arbitration in China. In these situations, we are seeing mostly CIETAC arbitration clauses Many of our clients “freak out” about the idea of having to arbitrate in China, with their concerns usually focusing on their ability to “get a fair trial” in a case between a Chinese company and an American one. Our China lawyers usually explain how in our experience (and from what we hear from our lawyer friends), the fairness issue…
  • China Holiday Schedule 2015: THE Infographic

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    The China Holiday Schedule 2015 infographic below comes from Ryan McLaughlin’s consistently excellent and important Lost Laowoi Blog. Use it and you will not have to wonder why so and so is not picking up the phone on such and such date in 2015 or why nobody can meet with you between February 18 and February 24.
  • The Classic China Scam: Done Often Because It Works

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Got an email the other day from the owner of a leading Northwest interior design firm. This person who has asked to remain anonymous, wanted to tell me about how he and his company had been scammed, so as to prevent others from suffering the same fate.  My response was to say that we have written about this very scam a few times previously but that it has been long enough since the last one that we would do it again. Here goes. I want to tell you about what happened to us for the sole purpose of allowing other small businesses the chance to find this thread when searching for information on…
  • Company Law In China: A Must Have China Law Book

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:58 am
    We received the book, Company Law in China: Regulation of Business Organizations in a Socialist Market Economy:  by Jiangyu Wang, a few months ago, and our China lawyers have been using it ever since. It is that good. We find ourselves using it both as a “first look” at various aspects of Chinese company law and also for its 17 page bibliography. This is a really good, really serious, really well written, really comprehensive book on China company law.   It describes itself as follows, 100% accurately: This accessible book offers a comprehensive and critical introduction to the…
 
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    Blog - Digital Jungle

  • Crossing The (Digital) Border

    11 Dec 2014 | 1:42 am
      With the growing economy, the burgeoning middle class and the increasing demand for Western goods, overseas education and international travel, many opportunities exist for exporting and expansion into this booming country. International brands are seeing China as a treasure…
  • The Growth of the Chinese Film Industry

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    The Size of the Chinese Film Industry The Chinese film box office is now the second largest in the world, second only to the American film box office. The box office revenue of 2012 was $2.7 billion, a 30% increase…
  • The Growing Popularity of Medical Tourism in China

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:16 pm
    What is Medical Tourism? Medical Tourism is not a new concept. Originally the term was more closely associated with people travelling from third world countries to more developed ones in order to receive medical care for health issues they cannot…
  • Designed In China

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:02 pm
      Made in China For many years, China has been heavily associated with the manufacturing industry and the infamous slogan ‘Made in China’ found on almost everything we consume in Western society. There is, however, a wind of change in…
  • DIGITAL JUNGLE PARTNERS WITH EARTHCHECK

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Sydney, Australia, 14thNovember 2014. Digital Jungle, a multicultural digital marketing Agency, announced a new partnership with EarthCheck, a specialist international tourism and business advisory group providing leading edge performance and sustainability solutions. Through this new partnership, Digital Jungle has been…
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    InternChina » Languages » English

  • Christmas around the world! How do other countries celebrate Christmas?

    Anna Theves
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Many countries celebrate Christmas but each one has its’ own unique traditions. Japan: In recent years the Christmas Chicken Dinner has become quite popular. Many Japanese even make reservations for their “Christmas Chicken” ahead of time. People line up at their outlets to pick up their orders. As a result of KFC’s brilliant advertising campaign, […]
  • My Internship at Captivate Training and Consulting !

    Anna Theves
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:34 am
    My name is Kristina and I am an International Business & Management student from Germany. I did my internship at Captivate Training & Consulting for 3, 5 months. I gained a lot of experience during my time in China especially about the Chinese culture and business environment. My daily tasks at Captivate included creating Newsletters, […]
  • Common mistakes when writing a resume and how to avoid them.

    Ivan Zhelyazkov
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:21 am
    As part of our business, we come across too many resumes from candidates from all around the world. You always hear “add this” and “add that” for a good looking resume but there is plenty of stuff that should be left out or expressed in the right way. From content to formatting these mistakes can […]
  • Places to go: Xi’an

    Anna Theves
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Places to go: Xi’an Before I started my internship here in Qingdao I spent my last semester studying in Xi’an and want to share some of my experiences and impressions on all the tourist sites. Therefore I have written a short travel guide for those of you who want to spent a couple of days […]
  • Leo’s Travel Stories !!!! UK – Part 1

    Leo Wang
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:14 pm
    BRITAIN IS GREAT! Arrival After been through applying visa, prepare some simple luggage I went to the first the trip to the UK. I have never been to Europe Before also never took such a long time flight 16 hours including the transfer in Abu Dhabi Airport. Finally I arrived. Jamie picked me up in […]
 
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    China Stock Research - China Stock Research - Blog posts

  • Week in review - Dec 19 2014

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Another week, another round of yo-yo action, with US-listed China stocks first slumping lower at the beginning of the week after soft eco data hit the tape, but popping up higher to close the week with gains. The reversal toward the end of the week was mostly due to “risk-on” sentiment on behalf of investors after the Fed hinted that rates would stay low for a little while longer. The language subtly changed (from keeping low rates for “a considerable time” to being “patient”), and clarity that any rate hike would be based on data (instead of a date…
  • Qihoo 360 (QIHU) really wants to build hardware

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Shares of Qihoo 360 (QIHU, profile) have been tanking since shortly after reporting Q3, and have dropped over 25% from a post-earnings pop. One of the reasons for the slide was the prospect that growth in mobile was slowing (QoQ user growth of about +5% in its flagship mobile security app, down sharply vs. a double-digit pace reported in earlier quarters), but that wasn’t the only area of concern. The company also mentioned that it was redirecting internal focus to mobile search monetization, away from PC search monetization, something which would require more R&D and patience…
  • Eco data - Residential home prices for November 2014

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Official home price data for November (source, Chinese) supported the overall conclusion of private survey released earlier in the month: home prices are continuing to slide lower. According to the NBS 70-city survey, new home prices in China fell on average -3.6% YoY(-0.6% MoM) and existing home prices fell -3.3% YoY (-0.4% MoM). The plunge in new home prices widened vs. last month’s -2.5% drop, but was relatively slower vs. the average -1% sequential drop from August through October. Continuing a trend which started last month, prices in top-tier cities were also showing signs of…
  • Eco data - Flash Manufacturing PMI drops to 49.5

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    The HSBC/Markit Flash China Manufacturing PMI was a tepid 49.5 for December 2014, slipping beneath the breakeven line and signaling contraction and hitting a seven-month low. This month’s data points to a continuing slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector, to the chagrin of policymakers who have been taking steps in recent weeks to stimulate economic activity. Of the major sub-indexes, perhaps the most ominous sign was the new orders index switching from showing some growth last month to contraction in December. Exports were a relative bright spot, increasing at a faster rate…
  • Week in review - Dec 12, 2014

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:59 pm
    China companies traded in the US had another tough week of selling, combined with volatility at nosebleed levels. The PowerShares Golden Dragon China ETF (PGJ), which tracks US-listed China stocks, ended the week lower in its fourth consecutive week of losses. As of Friday’s close, PGJ was sitting on YTD losses of nearly -8% in what has been a see-saw year for China stocks traded in the US. In a similar tone to earlier notes, the main reason for selling was a steady stream of data showing that China’s economy is definitely slowing. This week’s releases included trade data…
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    Red Luxury

  • China’s Video Websites Focus on Original and Exclusive Content to Get Ahead of the Competition

    red luxury w
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    China’s leading video websites, including Youku Tudou, Tencent Video, iQiyi, and Sohu, will focus on producing original programming and investing in exclusive broadcast rights in 2015. The explosive growth in China’s internet users has led to intense competition between China’s online video companies. Out of the top four, only Sohu is independent, as Youku Tudou [&hellip
  • Chinese Baijiu Maker Teams Up with Jack Daniels Owner

    red luxury w
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Chinese baijiu maker Wuliangye Yibin Co has teamed up with U.S.-based wine and spirits producer and distributor Brown-Forman Corp, the owner of Jack Daniels whisky, to develop new products for emerging markets and to counter slow baijiu sales. Brown-Forman, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has experience in the Chinese market as the third most popular company [&hellip
  • China, Dubai Get Into the Christmas (Shopping) Spirit

    red luxury w
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    It’s a typical holiday scene in the U.S.: a decked-out Christmas tree, twinkling lights and a line of shoppers waiting for Santa Claus. Except for one thing…it’s Shanghai. Christmas retail displays are becoming increasingly common in China and other parts of the world that don’t traditionally observe the holiday. Global brands and local merchants are [&hellip
  • French Leather Maker Moynat Brings Its Haute Craftsmanship to China

    red luxury w
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    French leather goods maker Moynat will test the Chinese market by opening three micro-galleries in Greater China next year. Revived by LVMH in 2011, the French company, which is celebrating its 165th anniversary, plans to move further upscale as it expands internationally according to Women’s Wear Daily. The planned galleries in China will each be [&hellip
  • Why the Smart Car is a Success in China

    red luxury b
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Mercedes-Benz’s iconic smart car brand is celebrating five years of success in China. Smart first arrived in the country in 2009 and established itself in 12 Chinese cities. Its innovative urban mobility was an immediate draw for Chinese consumers. Since then, the brand has made its way to 77 cities via 143 outlets. According to [&hellip
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    New Life ESL

  • How to Return Home From Living Abroad

    Monica
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    With nearly three weeks under my belt, being back in the US makes me realize I should have read some kind of survival guide before arriving. I almost feel like moving to Beijing acted as an initiation for visiting The States, being that China’s capital is quickly catching up to its Western counterpart with the amount of English speakers and American nightlife inspirations. Stepping on American soil and taking in the air invoked countless memories and emotions. Seeing palm trees for the first time as I descended into Sky Harbor reminded me of my visit to Thailand, setting off vacation vibes…
  • Beijing Bliss: Two Schmucks and a Duck

    Monica
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    I’m a ruined woman. Tacos, 64″ pizzas, pasta, french bakeries, ice cream, all-you-can-drink, etc. etc. etc. insert all unhealthy foods/beverages here, etc. etc. etc. I did not have access to most of things in Hohhot. Even if I had access to the ingredients, I didn’t spring for them because I was great at maintaining my health by going to a local butcher and farmer’s market. But Beijing offers delivery burritos at strange hours of the night. Would you say no to that? WOULD YOU? Okay, I’ll calm down. No wait. Now I can’t calm down because I want to order a…
  • Teaching 101: How to Make Your Resumé Stand Out

    Monica
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:20 pm
    A lot of you reach out to us about job opportunities as early as a year prior to your planned arrival date. And while we respect your OCD-driven need for planning out your long-term goals, there are a couple things you need to understand about the application process. One of the most important traits schools are looking for is someone who is ready to come within 2-3 months of applying/interviewing. The reason for this is simple, if there is a shorter span between applying and your planned arrival date, you’re more like to actually come to China. Personally, we don’t like to present you…
  • Teacher Interview: Tobias from Sweden

    Monica
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    First off, tell us your name, age, and where you’re from: The name’s Tobias. I’m 24 and I’m from Sweden. What made you want to come teach in China? You see, I sort of did it the other way around. I came to China to live with my then girlfriend, now wife, and since I didn’t have any contacts in China back then it was pretty hard to find a job. Luckily, I later ran into an expat blog, and through that blog found New Life ESL. I contacted Monica and Brendan and they were able to fairly rapidly find me a fitting position. Hadn’t that happened I don’t…
  • Teacher’s City Spotlight: Shenzhen – The City of Design

    Guest
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Shenzhen is located directly north of Hong Kong in China’s subtropical southeast. Shenzhen is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), attracting businesses from all over the world. Not only is Shenzhen affectionately known as China’s Silicon Valley- owing to the booming high-tech industry, it is also famous for being China’s newest city. Prior to 1979, when it first became an SEZ, Shenzhen was just another sleepy fishing village in Guangdong province. Since then it has exploded, becoming the tenth most populous city in China and…
 
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    The Vision Times » China

  • 13 Reasons Why Hangzhou Is Such an Exciting City to Visit (Photos)

    Aizhu Lu
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, China, is a wonderful place to visit, and here are 13 reasons why you should travel there. 1. While all other scenic spots are raising ticket prices, West Lake is still free! West Lake is the only lake in China inscribed in the World Heritage listings (cultural). It’s located in the center of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, known as “paradise on Earth.” There are 36 lakes called “West Lake” in ancient China, but the most beautiful one is the West Lake in Hangzhou. West Lake was officially rated as a national 5A-class tourist…
  • Wouldn’t You Be Embarrassed If Your Parents Did This for Your Birthday?

    Monica Song
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    A wealthy family in Fujian Province decided to celebrate their son’s birthday in a unique and very public way. They set up 16 signs every 400 yards or so along along the 308 State Highway to Longhu County, with a photo of the boy and a caption saying: “Welcome to my 16th birthday party!” At the arched gate near their village, they installed a moving screen that said: “Celebrate the birthday of the Shi’s son!” According to his parents, their son is in high school and about to turn 16. Four generations of the family will be celebrating together as he is the only boy…
  • Wow, You Won’t Believe What This Smart Tortoise Did for Its Companion

    Iris Lu
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    While on a school field trip to the zoo, a Taiwanese man and his daughter witnessed quite an amazing scene. On Nov. 25, Mr. Yu went to the Taipei Zoo with his daughter and other kids in her class. They saw a tortoise upside-down on its back, unable to get back up. As they were feeling sorry for it, another tortoise crawled over, and tried to helped it. The crowd started cheering when they saw what was going on, especially when the heroic tortoise managed to turn his friend back over after several pushes. Mr. Yu uploaded the video to YouTube when they got home, and wrote this comment below: It…
  • Why Is the Chinese Government Building Low-Income Units in New York City?

    Ben Grinberg
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    China’s largest state-owned property developer‘s latest venture is a $4.9 billion 15-tower housing project in a brownstone-covered Brooklyn neighborhood: hipster-central. The Greenland Holdings Group project broke ground this week. Formerly known as the Atlantic Yards site, the space has been rebranded as ‘Pacific Park,’ and sits in Prospect Heights, next to to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Over a third of the planned apartment towers’ 6,430 units will be designated for lower-income families, according to the project’s website. This means they would…
  • This Little Lady Looks Really Stylish… Wait, Why Is She so Hairy? (Video)

    Jane Tseng
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Run out of ideas for doggy outfits? This video will give you fresh inspiration! The clip was uploaded by an onlooker who spotted the fashionable dog mincing on its hind legs on a street in China. She was amused by how cute the pup was, and laughed while filming the video. The canine walks with such tiny steps like an elegant lady decked in a full ensemble with a fluffy hat. Her little blue backpack makes her look more Like a little girl walking to school with daddy… albeit a very hairy one. Is it cool, cruel, or creepy? What do you think?
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