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  • RPG & Card Games Most Popular in China Online Gaming Market in 2014

    China Internet Watch
    Cecilia
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Among the list of China top 100 online games by downloads in 2014, role play games and card & chess games were favored by online gaming users in China. RPG games accounted for 43% while card and chess game accounted for 34% in 2014 by total number of downloads. In 2014, top types of China online games by revenue were card and role play games, which accord with top types of games by downloads in China. Login (CIW Premium subscriber) to read the full article. Subscribe here with a discount or get One-day Pass here. Also read: Mobile Almost A Quarter of China Online Gaming Market in 2014
  • How To Form A China WFOE: The Initial Information Required

    China Law Blog
    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Forming a China WFOE is like traversing a maze. Just cc’ed on an email from one of our China lawyers to a new client for whom we have been retained to form a China Wholly Foreign Owned Entity, or WFOE. One of the things that so often surprises American companies is how difficult it is to form a WFOE in China. This email goes a long way to explaining what is involved with forming a WFOE and why it tends to be so complicated and time consuming. Thank you for engaging us to assist with the formation of your China WFOE. I will be overseeing this project with the assistance of Grace Yang. I…
  • Made In China?

    China Law Blog
    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/chris-priddy/'>Chris Priddy</a>
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
      Before you read this post, take a moment to look at the back of your computer monitor or handheld device. Do you see a tag that states “Made in China?” My computer monitor does; my iPhone states it a little differently as Assembled in China. For products imported into and sold in the United States, this product information is not a customer courtesy – it is legally required. Claims about products’ countries of origin are regulated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”). U.S. law generally requires that all foreign products imported into the United States have some…
  • China’s high-speed train network

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    Lutz Aisenbrey
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Over the last decade, China has built itself the longest high-speed train network in the world. At a total length of more than 12,000 km the Chinese rail network has seen a huge expansion and now exceeds all the European and Japanese networks combined. Recently confirmed plans to build a $242bn high-speed rail link to […]
  • Guest Post: “Thank you, Mom. I’m proud to be biracial and Vietnamese.”

    Speaking of China
    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    I’m excited to run this post by Mary, who runs the wonderful blog The Ruby Ronin. Her mother was a refugee of the Vietnam War and her father a white American veteran; she writes about her experience growing up biracial in a small town in America — and how she came to appreciate her mother after growing up (and especially after her trip to Vietnam). Thanks for sharing Mary!If you have a story you’d like to share on Speaking of China, we’re always looking for great guest posts. Visit the submit a post page to learn how your words could be published here. —–I…
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  • Grim Recovery Mission Underway at Germanwings Crash Site

    julieshapiro2015
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The somber mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when their plane slammed full speed into the Col de Mariaud is not a quiet one, and evidence can be gathered only when the mountains cooperate. From 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., while the light is good, the helicopters ferry the crews into the ravine. It is too steep to land, so the 40 crewmembers are winched down singly or in…
  • German Co-Pilot Visited Alps Near Crash Site as a Child

    julieshapiro2015
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    (SISTERON, FRANCE)—The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club. Francis Kefer, a member of the club in the town of Sisteron, said on i-Tele television that Andreas Lubitz’s family and other members of the gliding club in his home town of Montabaur, Germany, came to the region regularly between 1996 and 2003. French prosecutors say Lubitz deliberately slammed the Germanwings flight into a mountain on Tuesday, killing all 150 people aboard.
  • Millions Vote in Nigeria’s Presidential Election Amid Violence

    julieshapiro2015
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    (ABUJA, NIGERIA)—Nigerians turned out in their millions Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. Two car bombs exploded at two polling stations in south-central Enugu state but did not hurt voters, police said. Police detonated two other car bombs at a primary school in Enugu, said Enugu state police Commissioner Dan Bature. Boko Haram extremists waving guns forced voters to abandon polling stations in three villages of northeast Gombe state, witnesses said. The…
  • Watch as People Across the Globe Switch Off Their Lights for Earth Hour

    Eliana Dockterman
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    Seven thousand cities in 162 countries across the globe are turning off their lights for Earth Hour this year. Each city will dim their skyline beginning at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday. Earth Hour started in 2007 as a World Wildlife Fund event in Australia and has grown to become a global message that citizens across the world must work together to fight climate change. Some of the world’s best-known landmarks will go dark this year, including the the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the United Nations building in New York City and the Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s…
  • Amanda Knox Conviction Overturned by Italy’s Top Court

    Charlotte Alter
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The Italian Supreme Court overturned Amanda Knox’s conviction Friday for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted as co-conspirators in Kercher’s murder in the apartment they shared as exchange students in Perugia in 2009. But that conviction was overturned in 2011 and in 2014, after prosecutors argued that evidence had been omitted in the appeal, the original guilty verdict was reinstated. Knox was re-convicted in abstentia. But Italy’s Supreme Court ruled Friday afternoon to finally acquit the 27-year…
 
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  • Shameless Plug Dept: New Paper on Strategic PR in China

    David Wolf
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
      Hutong West The cool before the heat 1855 hrs.   Public relations people have a word fetish. We invest the aphorism “words have meaning” with an almost scriptural infallibility. Yet when it comes to terms we use to describe our own capabilities, we become maddeningly imprecise, if not deceptively hyperbolic. The best (or perhaps worst) example of that is the word “strategic,” as in “strategic public relations.” In fact, we use it so much when referring to so many different things that the phrase has almost lost its meaning.   In a new paper…
  • So You Think Apple Should Buy Tesla?

    David Wolf
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    English: Tesla Motors opened its showroom in Munich in September 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hutong West Finishing the Table of Contents 1200 hrs., 11 March 2015 So do you think Apple should take some of that massive cash pile and spend it on Tesla? Some shareholders apparently do. And if you did, you might have a point. Who better to finance the disruption of the automobile industry than the largest, most profitable company on the planet? But for the rest of us, consider this sequence of events that I am betting would take place within 18 months of Apple closing the deal. Day 1 –…
  • The Confucius Institute Question

    David Wolf
    7 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    To: Dr. Gene Block, Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles From: David Wolf, California taxpayer, UCSD alumnus, UC Davis alumnus UCLA extension alumnus, and son of a UCLA alumnus Dear Dr. Block: I know that you are busy, so please pardon my intrusion into your holiday week. I have a concern I need to raise with you. You have enough money in the campus budget to teach Afrikaans, Ancient Near-Eastern Languages, Arabic, Armenian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek (Ancient and Modern), Hausa, Hebrew, Hungarian, Quechua, Iranian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese,…
  • Lu Wei’s Facebook Gambit

    David Wolf
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com Hutong West Writing the Book 0935 hrs. In all of the brouhaha around Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s pandering comments to Chinese Internet czar Lu Wei recently, the China commentariat are lining themselves up on both sides. One side is morally outraged at what Jimmy Sonni at the Washington Examiner called“Zuckerberg’s efforts to ingratiate himself with an authoritarian regime – a regime that Facebook has an enormous incentive to placate…” The other side rejects the moral outrage. They believe that Zuckerberg should be applauded for attempting…
  • The Apple Pay Early Adopter Problem

    David Wolf
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    In the Hutong Fighting Sleep 24 October 2014 English: People pay tribute outside the Toronto Apple Store. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I am caught in the heart of a swirling vortex of work at the moment and getting ready to fly this weekend, which explains my slow posting of late. More announcements on that soon. In the meantime, I’m going to be firing off a series of short posts on things that I have been itching to share. Let’s start with Apple Pay. Arguably the most interesting and revolutionary announcement tha Apple made at its product launch gala this week, Apple Pay promises to…
 
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    China Law Blog

  • Made In China?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/chris-priddy/'>Chris Priddy</a>
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
      Before you read this post, take a moment to look at the back of your computer monitor or handheld device. Do you see a tag that states “Made in China?” My computer monitor does; my iPhone states it a little differently as Assembled in China. For products imported into and sold in the United States, this product information is not a customer courtesy – it is legally required. Claims about products’ countries of origin are regulated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”). U.S. law generally requires that all foreign products imported into the United States have some…
  • China Bank Technology Rules, Part 2: Go Local Or Go Home

    <a href='http://www.harrismoure.com/our-people/steve-dickinson'>Steve Dickinson</a>
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    In my post last week, China Bank Technology Rules: Not the Same Old Thing, I said I would come back here with a solution to this bank software mess. How should U.S., European and Japanese bank software developers deal with this issue? The basic resolution will come in two steps. First, recognize that this is a software issue and not a trade issue. Second, software developers must face a stark choice. They either capitulate by going local or they stick to their fundamental rules and go home. The middle ground is rapidly being eliminated.  First, consider the software issue. The question of…
  • How To Form A China WFOE: The Initial Information Required

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Forming a China WFOE is like traversing a maze. Just cc’ed on an email from one of our China lawyers to a new client for whom we have been retained to form a China Wholly Foreign Owned Entity, or WFOE. One of the things that so often surprises American companies is how difficult it is to form a WFOE in China. This email goes a long way to explaining what is involved with forming a WFOE and why it tends to be so complicated and time consuming. Thank you for engaging us to assist with the formation of your China WFOE. I will be overseeing this project with the assistance of Grace Yang. I…
  • China Contracts, But With Whom?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Don’t get burned by contracting with the wrong party One of the most important things to determine before entering into a contract with a Chinese company is to make sure that you are contracting with the right company The right company is usually the company with sufficient financial resources to cover you if and when things go bad. On one level this sounds incredibly obvious, but I can tell you that foreign companies get this wrong all the time. This seemingly simple principle is often overlooked because many U.S. buyers of products manufactured in China contract with third-party…
  • China Factory Problems: Always YOUR Fault?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    The title is somewhat of a stab at humor. It stems from my blaming most (but certainly not all) China factory problems on the foreign buyer. We have written countless times of what is required to secure good product from Chinese factories: How To Get Good Product From China; Specificity is THE Key To Your OEM Agreement. China OEM Agreements. Ten Things To Consider China OEM Agreements. Yet Another Reason To Have One China Supply Agreements. Why The “Perfect” OEM Agreement Should Cost Less OEM Agreements With Your China Supplier. Not Just For The Big Boys China OEM Agreements. Why Ours…
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    China Herald

  • Why ´60 Minutes´does a poor job on Africa - Howard French

    Fons Tuinstra
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    +Howard French Author Howard French of China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa is leading a campaign against the famous US news program ´60 Minutes´ and how they cover Africa. From the Humanosphere. One major problem: they mainly ignore local people.The Humanosphere: Not a single Liberian was quoted in the 15-minute segment. The report managed to reduce the people affected by the crisis “to the role of silent victims,” said French. In reality, the experience of Liberians and people living in Guinea and Sierra Leone was much…
  • Why Chinese keep moving to Africa - Howard French

    Fons Tuinstra
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    +Howard French The Chinese restaurant owner in Nairobi with a ´No Africans´ policy raised many questions, got arrested and focused the attention on the between one and two million Chinese in Africa. Author Howard French of China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa explains in PRI some of their reasons.PRI: “These are people from all walks of life, but mostly people from working classes to the lower middle classes of China,” says Howard French, author of the book, “China’s Second Continent.” For the most part, French…
  • Apple watch: a winner among luxury buyers - Rupert Hoogewerf

    Fons Tuinstra
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Rupert HoogewerfApple´s watch got a lackluster welcome worldwide, but luxury industry watchers in China expect the new device will make a blast in the China market. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains in the International Business Times why the watch is so attractive.The International Business Times: Apple is well-placed to capitalize on Chinese urban consumers’ interest in new technology, thanks to its reputation for innovation and reliability, said Rupert Hoogewerf, founder and CEO of Hurun Report, which tracks trends among luxury buyers in the country. For the first time,…
  • The rising tide of women´activists - Zhang Lijia

    Fons Tuinstra
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    +Lijia Zhang Five feminists are still in jail. While the position of women has deteriorated over the past decades, author Zhang Lijia sees a rising number of activists, trying to improve the position of women, despite opposition, she write in a contribution to the debate in ChinaFile.Zhang Lijia: Women’s representation in all social activities has decreased in the reform era as state support and intervention has dwindled. In the face of growing problems Chinese women have started to take the matter into their own hands and are putting up a fight. Before The Fourth Women’s…
  • AIIB can improve governance of projects - Sara Hsu

    Fons Tuinstra
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    +Sara Hsu The China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) caused much controversy, even before it took off. Such a bank can improve the governance of projects, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat, although there is no guarantee that will happen.Sara Hsu: The AIIB, along with the New Silk Road initiative, which is also led by China, is designed to improve infrastructure throughout Asia. China’s pockets are bursting with foreign exchange, which the nation intends to use in part for these endeavors. Chinese companies have also proven their ability to build…
 
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    The China Vortex

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    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
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    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
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    20 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
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    17 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    First to the bar: Chinese immigrant granted posthumous law licence | US news | The Guardian First to the bar: Chinese immigrant granted posthumous law licence http://t.co/EGddCTeTGo
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    ChinaTechNews.com

  • Yandex Teams With Chinese E-commerce For Cross-Border Payments

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Chinese and Russian technology companies plan to jointly launch an e-commerce platform which aims to promote the cross-border trading between China and Russia. Russian online payment system Yandex.Money will start handling payment services for China online payment platform TradeEase. This project is expected to be launched in summer of 2015 and its turnover is expected […]
  • Hc360.com To Acquire Zol.com.cn For CNY1.5 Billion

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Chinese B2B e-commerce platform Hc360.com has reached a purchase deal with Zol.com.cn, an information technology vertical portal website in China, worth CNY1.5 billion. The acquisition deal covers several assets, including Zol.com.cn, Zol.com, and Ea3w.com. ZOL stands for Zhongguancun, which is the name for the area in Beijing rife with universities and technology companies. Zhongguancun is […]
  • Lenovo Group Assigns New Role To Current COO

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:41 pm
    China's Lenovo Group announced that they will appoint Gianfranco Lanci, current chief operating officer of Lenovo Group, as new president of the group, effective April 1, 2015. Meanwhile, Lanci will continue his role as chief operating officer. Lanci joined Lenovo Group in 2012 as executive vice president and COO, leading and expanding global PC business; […]
  • Yahoo Bids Farewell To Beijing R&D Center

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    A Yahoo senior vice president reportedly announced via an internal email that they will close their research and development center in Beijing. According to reports in Chinese local media, the shutdown of the Beijing R&D center is a part of the company's global layoff plan. An internal employee revealed that Yahoo will offer "N+4" compensations […]
  • Alibaba Appoints Yu Yongfu AutoNavi President

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Alibaba Group chief executive officer Lu Zhaoxi announced the appointment of Yu Yongfu, general manager of AutoNavi's Internet business, as new president of AutoNavi. Effective from March 15, 2015, in this new role Yu will be responsible for the overall business of AutoNavi, which will continue to maintain its independent operation from Alibaba. According to […]
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  • Reuters Is The Latest News Organization To Get Blocked In China

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    20 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Reuters has joined Bloomberg, New York Times and Wall Street Journal in being blocked in China. Reuters itself reported that its website was not reachable in.. Tech-Web | 0 Comments
  • Empress Dowager Cixi: The Woman Who Ruled China From Behind The Curtain

    <a href="/users/china-simplified">333959</a>
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    International Women’s Day on the 8th of March is not a thousand year old Chinese tradition. (Surprise!) It originated in the United States in 1908 as a socialist movement calling for women’s suffrage and equal rights. For China Simplified, it’s an opportunity to tell a story about a fascinating woman who led China during one of its most challenging periods in history. Chinese History | 0 Comments
  • Charity Begins Abroad?

    <a href="/users/isidors-fugue">14703</a>
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    "As Chinese philanthropy looks west, American institutions will look east ready to receive. Those in China may not be so enthusiastic to see money flowing out their country, even as it remains plagued with problems." China News | 0 Comments
  • 11 Cool Chinese History Facts

    <a href="/users/ginger-armando-de-ridder">37046</a>
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Toilet paper was invented in China in the 6th Century A.D. By the late 14th century, 10 million packages of toilet paper were being manufactured each year, each containing 1000 to 10,000 sheets each. Emperors would order this paper in two by three foot sheets (modern sheets are 6 square inches). Humour | 0 Comments
  • Chinese New Year: What Awaits You?

    <a href="/users/zach-smith">37994</a>
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    The zodiac incorporates not only animal representations, but also the elements: wood, metal, earth, fire and water. 2015, the Year of the Sheep, is a “wood earth” year, which represents persistence, growth and tolerance. The most valuable wisdom to hold on to this year is to remember to keep things moving forward at a steady pace. Read on for more specific predictions for all the creatures of the Chinese zodiac. General | 0 Comments
 
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  • Attack on Anti-censorship Group Snares Baidu, GitHub

    Samuel Wade
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:33 pm
    On Friday, Jesse Newland posted on the blog of the code-sharing site GitHub: We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack in github.com’s history. The attack began around 2AM UTC on Thursday, March 26, and involves a wide combination of attack vectors. These include every vector we’ve seen in previous attacks as well as some sophisticated new techniques that use the web browsers of unsuspecting, uninvolved people to flood github.com with high levels of traffic. Based on reports we’ve received, we believe the intent of this attack is…
  • China to Invite Foreign Forces to Join Military Parade

    Cindy
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    To mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat at the end of World War Two, China will be conducting an elaborate military parade this fall to which foreign military representatives and world leaders, including Japan’s prime minister, are invited to attend. The Associated Press reports: A defence ministry spokesman, Geng Yansheng, said foreign government and military leaders would be invited as observers and members of their armed forces would be welcome to march in the parade. The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, had been invited, the South China Morning Post…
  • Novelists Throw Spotlight on China’s Past and Present

    josh rudolph
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:13 pm
    At The Telegraph, Tom Phillip’s takes a look at novelist Yan Lianke’s most recent work, set during the Great Famine of Mao’s Great Leap Forward, and the author’s decision to tackle the subject despite the fact that its sensitive nature will keep it from being published in China: “As long as we remember, we can stop such a thing happening again. But without memory anything could happen. Perhaps not a famine but another kind of disaster,” the Beijing-based author of “The Four Books” said. Almost 60 years have passed since Chairman Mao’s “Great Leap…
  • Photo: Shadow, by Aaron Webb

    josh rudolph
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Shadow © josh rudolph for China Digital Times (CDT), 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Aaron Webb Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firewall
  • IMF: China One of the World’s Most Unequal Countries

    josh rudolph
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:51 pm
    An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper on fiscal policy and income inequality in China and other developing countries shows that China is “one of the most unequal countries in the world” and warns that the income gap may continue to grow without policy adjustments. The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Tatley reports: Authors Serhan Cevik and Carolina Correa-Caro write that the rich are gleaning most of the fruits of the transition from a system of centrally-planned socialism to a market-oriented economy. […] “China’s widening income inequality is…
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    Sinosplice » Life

  • I’m in an Abusive Relationship with Shanghai

    John Pasden
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Sometimes I feel like I’m in an abusive relationship with Shanghai. Sure, I love Shanghai, but there are times I wonder if we should be together. Like the times in the winter when I walk outside and I can smell the air (it smells kind of like gunpowder). Or this past winter, when I got a cold that lasted for two months (my worst colds usually last about a week), and my whole family got sick repeatedly (still not better yet). But then the weather gets nice, and the sky turns blue again, and it’s easy to forget those offenses, or at least put them out of my mind. I remember what…
  • Being Bilingual Changes Children’s Perception

    John Pasden
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:47 pm
    I recently read a fascinating article called How bilingualism affects children’s beliefs, which details some findings from researchers in developmental psychology at Concordia University in Montreal. The idea behind the experiment is to see what qualities kids see as innate. Is the language that a person speaks innate, or is it learned? Is the sound that an animal makes innate, or is it learned? The implications could be quite profound. I quote the final four paragraphs here: “Both monolinguals and second language learners showed some errors in their thinking, but each group made…
  • The long quest for a fuller explanation of 和 (he)

    John Pasden
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:09 pm
    When I first started learning Chinese in 1998, I learned the word 和 (hé) as a way to express “and.” However, it was an “and” with limitations; it was not to be used to connect sentences or clauses. For example, none of these sentences could be expressed with : Today we’re going to learn how to hold the pen and learn the stroke order for one character. You get a new job, and and I’ll stop living in the treehouse. He ran into the street and got hit by a garbage truck. So the way I learned was as a way of connecting nouns and noun phrases. Not verbs.
  • Sad Newspaper Recycling Man

    John Pasden
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Way back in 2008 or so I used to ride the subway regularly to get to “the factory,” the original ChinesePod office. Every day as I got off the subway and exited the station, I’d see these “newspaper recycling people.” They were typically elderly, and they stood by the subway turnstiles, near the garbage cans, busily collecting the used newspapers of all the passengers that were already finished consuming their daily paper-based commute reading. The “newspaper recycling people” accumulated quite a stack of papers every morning. I don’t ride the…
  • “Correction Brother” is Hilarious

    John Pasden
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Over the CNY holiday a video of a Shandong guy trying to make a phone call with his in-vehicle voice dial went viral, and it is hilarious: The guy has an accent, so his tones are a little off, but you can definitely make out the number he’s trying to dial with the help of the subtitles. The part that reads “X死,” while not polite, is actually not obscene; it’s a Shandong slang term “xie 死” which means the same as “” (beat someone to death). Anyway, this guy has been nicknamed , “Correction Brother,” because he keeps trying to…
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  • Luke Kerr-Dineen to Join USA Today’s For the Win

    Cision Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Luke Kerr-Dineen  has announced that he will be joining USA Today‘s For the Win sports staff in a few weeks. He is currently an assistant editor with Golf Digest. For updates on the latest news and interesting stories, follow USA Today on Twitter. Some personal news: Very excited to announce that, starting in a few weeks, i’ll be heading over to @USATODAYsports and @ForTheWin!!! — Luke Kerr-Dineen (@LukeKerrDineen) March 24, 2015 Don’t miss the latest media news. Sign up for our daily or weekly emails now!
  • MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up

    Cision Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Here’s what you may have missed this week: Facebook is in talks to host content from top publishers (NYTimes). More on BuzzFeed’s controversial New York tax credits (Capital New York). HBO and Vice announce expanded partnership (FishBowlLA More details emerge on The Jinx‘s Robert Durst (New York Post). The 2015 Public Radio March Madness Bracket heats up (KPCC). The new White House briefing room seating chart released (USAToday). Hilary Clinton jokes about relationship with the press (TIME). Meerkat made a splash at SXSW, already has competition (Adweek). Partnership…
  • Meerkat: What You Need To Know About the New Live Streaming App

    Jenny Wittman
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    What seemed to be an overnight sensation during SXSW just a week ago, live streaming app Meerkat has now caught the attention of the media, music and tech industries. With the ability to tap into a large audience, Meerkat has the potential to be an influential tool for business owners, journalists, digital marketers and everyday Joes. While still in the early stages of implementation, app users are finding creative and engaging ways to expand their brand and tell their story. Meerkat is designed to allow anyone with an iPhone or an iPad to stream live video which connects through Twitter. At…
  • Michelle Burdo Leaves WGCL-TV

    Cision Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    Michelle Burdo will no longer deliver the news headlines of the day as an anchor at WGCL-TV. Burdo joined WGCL-TV as morning anchor in September 2013. She was previously an anchor and reporter at WOFL-TV. For more news reports follow WGCL-TV on Facebook. Want the latest media news sent to you? Subscribe to our daily or weekly emails now!
  • Fortune Adds a Reporter at San Francisco Bureau

    Cision Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Kia Kokalitcheva has joined the Fortune San Francisco Bureau as a reporter covering Silicon Valley tech scene. She was previously a staff writer at VentureBeat covering early stage startups. For more feature stories follow Fortune on Twitter. Get the latest media news sent directly to your inbox. Sign up for our daily or weekly emails now!
 
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    China Business Blog

  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 22-03-2015

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    RT @ReutersChina: No extra stimulus needed for China to hit growth goal-dep fin min http://t.co/U9iBeZixSK -> RT @ReutersChina: Allianz hedges stake in CPIC through $700 million deal with Goldman http://t.co/dTA1ZAPkhN http://t.co/A09lrq8aaV -> RT @shanghaidaily: Yahoo Inc will close its Beijing-based global research and development center with the loss of 350 employees. http://t.c… -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/pFZ4rpQbiq Stories via @rmack @chinalabour @gadyepstein -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/pFZ4rpQbiq Stories via @Bkerrychina…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 15-03-2015

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    RT @ReutersChina: Citi-linked China broker's #IPO 90 times oversubscribed in $150 billion investor rush http://t.co/1dnCPY6t7g -> RT @ChinaDailyEU: China pools strength on Belt and Road strategy: The Belt and Road initiatives, China's ambitious trans-Eurasia… http://… -> RT @prchovanec: Sell-off in Chinese financial stocks flash warning signal for broader market http://t.co/M0LchTSWnc -> RT @ChinaRealTime: Recent deals raise question: Are Chinese tech startups overvalued? http://t.co/ogkIX3psD5 http://t.co/pje3ax2J2I -> RT @ReutersChina: UK to join China-backed…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 08-03-2015

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @chinahearsay: PRC Foreign Investment Draft Law: What You Should Know | China Law Update http://t.co/XTS45AqhTA -> RT @chinahearsay: China’s Plan for 2015 – The Numbers | WSJ http://t.co/Xinqp4LOFW -> RT @ReutersChina: Amazon opens store on Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall http://t.co/SZWxUiDpkm -> RT @ChinaDailyEU: China likely to maintain 7% growth for 20 years: China has lowered its 2015 economic growth target to about 7 … http://… -> RT @ReutersChina: China's Fosun buys 5 percent stake in British travel group Thomas Cook…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 01-03-2015

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/pFZ4rpQbiq Stories via @EngagingAlways @sinosplice @red_luxury -> RT @BBCWorldBiz: China's loans to Latin America rise http://t.co/j1bKHpNOJH -> RT @raykwong: China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants. http://t.co/2vWA9Yx46k -> RT @jarmiles: In China, Xiaomi has leapt ahead of all rivals, foreign and local, to become the top-selling brand of smartphones http://t.co… -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @ProfGillis: WSJ calls out SEC for caving to China. I agree. http://t.co/0LOk7q9cxj -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 22-02-2015

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/pFZ4rpQbiq Stories via @fuzheado @zhongnanhai @chinalawpolicy -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/pFZ4rpQbiq Stories via @sinosplice -> Happy Chinese New Year! With Mothers' Bridge of Love at the V&A Museum of Childhood. @MothersBridge @MuseumChildhood http://t.co/eI0AMqRbSD -> RT @chinasolved: "Apple, China's new austere luxury gift brand" http://t.co/c2NcHHioCT -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @CBR_Magazine: Countering counterfeiting: how to run an effective IP strategy in #China |…
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    Simpson's Paradox

  • Action Figures Reading Action Figures

    Meg Stivison
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    I saw this wonderful Godzilla photoset/book review, and immediately hopped up to take my own photo of Godzilla reading Action Figures. Because those are both things I have sitting around my house, obviously. Godzilla enjoys a good YA superhero adventure. Related: Action Figures Go, Go, Godzilla! Godzilla is the Focal Point of Our Library Action Figures Reading Action Figures appeared first on Simpson's Paradox
  • Exams Are Awesome!

    Meg Stivison
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    So, I hated the mandatory Online Education intro and the etextbooks have missed the point. Also there are these mandatory discussions, where one person writes a forced and disinterested paragraph responding to the reading, and someone else writes a forced and disinterested comment on the bottom. The internet wisdom of never reading the comments has rarely been so true. But the quizzes. They are the best. Students can take them any time over the week, which is so amazing. I know I’ve done less-well on exams when I was tired, headachey, or distracted by other deadlines. I’ve also…
  • Strikeforce Kitty 2

    Meg Stivison
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Strikeforce Kitty 2 is adorable kitty-themed arcade fun. Your kitties are trying to defeat the evil foxes, and they’ll need to get cute little kitty outfits to conquer their enemies.  (It took me about 2 seconds to pick Strikeforce Kitty 2 from the list of new CrazyGames titles, and I wasn’t disappointed by the cuteness or the combat.) Loads of jerk foxes will attack, on every level, and your four kitties run and jump and loot tons of gear from those enemy foxes. Looting gear is for combat purposes, and also for adorable kitty cuteness. This part reminded me of the outfit upgrades in…
  • Career Lessons From The Sims: Lifetime Wish

    Meg Stivison
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    So I recently noticed that following the Writer skill track for The Sims 3 draws an interesting distinction between mastery of the skill, creating brilliant work, selling profitable work, and the activity of writing. Thinking about these distinctions has led to way more existential questions than you might expect from relaxing with my imaginary game people. Does my Sim want to write something brilliant? Create a masterpiece? Earn good money writing? Make money on this piece, or overall?  Or just feel like writing something for fun? In Sims 3, each Sims has an individual Lifetime Wish, chosen…
  • Blog Book Tour: Touched Up

    Meg Stivison
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    No one should smile before the sun rises. On the happiness scale, content is about as good as you can get to in these dark hours. I wake early most every morning because content works for me. Since becoming the father of two, this tiny portion of the day is all the me-time I have left. If people were honest, which they mostly aren’t, I think they would admit to wanting more time alone. It’s 5:47 AM and I’m sitting quietly in the kitchen, where there are no responsibilities, no guilt, and no unmet expectations. Simply silence. –Touched Up, Leo DuFresne This is a hard story to…
 
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    China Bystander

  • China Kicks Schools Football Up A Notch

    China Bystander
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    ONE AREA IN which China is not an emerging power but wishes it was, is football. As our man among the muddied oafs has noted before, China quietly harbours ambitions of staging a FIFA World Cup. However, for now, the … Continue reading →
  • China’s Unexpected European Bank Bonus

    China Bystander
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    CHINA IS PLAYING a long game when it comes to gaining the power and influence over the world’s multilateral institutions to befit its standing as an emerging global power. But it has gained a big short-term win with its proposed $100 … Continue reading →
  • China’s Changing Arms Trade

    China Bystander
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    THE 143% RISE in China’s arms exports in the past five years over the previous five comes as scant surprise. Defence and aerospace have been prioritized as a strategically significant national industries as Beijing seeks to lessen its dependence on … Continue reading →
  • China’s Cities Face Rising Cost Of River Flooding

    China Bystander
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    CHINA IS THE third most vulnerable country to river flooding after India and Bangladesh, with some 3.3 million people at risk, according to data recently published by the World Resources Institute (WRI). It would rank first in terms of absolute … Continue reading →
  • China’s Alpine-Sized Growth

    China Bystander
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    OUR MAN IN Geneva reminds us that 7% annual growth in China’s GDP would be the equivalent of adding a Switzerland, the world’s 20th largest economy, to the global economy every year — or another China of the 1996-vintage. Even … Continue reading →
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    Asia Sentinel

  • Wahhabism in Southeast Asia

    Asia Sentinel
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    When I joined Malaysia’s foreign ministry in 1972, a major foreign policy concern in the region was that Southeast Asian nations would soon fall like dominoes to militant communism supported and abetted by the People’s Republic of China. Fortunately, the dominoes held.  Today, the old domino theory may well be applicable to a new danger […] The post Wahhabism in Southeast Asia appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • China: Challenge of the Middle-Income Transition

    Asia Sentinel
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    The Chinese economy grew by 7.4 percent in 2014 and is expected to expand by 7.0 percent this year. These are impressive growth rates for any country but lower than what has been achieved in the past. For three solid decades, since the beginning of market reforms in the late 1970s, the economy expanded by […] The post China: Challenge of the Middle-Income Transition appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Indonesia Ups the South China Sea Ante

    Our Correspondent
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    The post Indonesia Ups the South China Sea Ante appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Gauging Xinjiang’s ISIS Threat

    Asia Sentinel
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:34 am
    The post Gauging Xinjiang’s ISIS Threat appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Update: Malaysia’s Sultans Deny Blocking Hudud

    Asia Sentinel
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Malaysia’s Conference of Rulers on March 26 denied a report by Malaysian Insider that the country’s sultans would intervene in the steadily worsening crisis over whether the fundamentalist Parti-Islam se-Malaysia could implement harsh Islamic law in the eastern state of Kelantan. Asia Sentinel quoted the report on March 25 to say the decision would cool […] The post Update: Malaysia’s Sultans Deny Blocking Hudud appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
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    chinaSMACK

  • Patriotic Parade of Peugeot Badges on Chinese Car, Reactions

    Fauna
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    From Sina Weibo: @巩段黑石关站: Taken by my wife while driving home, 100% original photo, not PS‘d at all, and this 26-year-old microblog user says the owner of this car in the photo is the most bored dork he has ever seen in his 26 years of life. [Attached image above] Comments from Sina Weibo: 木木3_0: Cover up their license plate, man. 月刊少女FT: Here we have the Peugeot team. [Note: This is trying to sound like the Olympic Opening Ceremony when each country’s team/delegation is presented around the track.] 26 years old and you already have a wife. So jealous.
  • Infamous Plaza Dancing To Be Standardized By Government

    Fauna
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    From Sina Weibo: @央视新闻: The General Administration of Sport of China releases #Official Plaza Dance# With “Little Apple” Dance Moves — “Little Apple”, “The Most Dazzling Folk Style”, and other plaza-dancing tunes will henceforth be standardized! Yesterday, the country’s General Administration of Sport released 12 sets of plaza-dancing calisthenics. These plaza-dancing numbers have a cheerful rhythm, simple movements, and are suitable for all types of people. Check out the animated gifs below of the official version of “Little…
  • Men Beating Women and Vice Versa, Chinese Netizen Reactions

    Kai
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    Former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew died this morning, with Chinese state media CCTV and The People’s Daily both publishing microblog posts and creating hashtags about the news. While both are currently trending given the recency of the news, their numbers remain relatively low for Sina Weibo standards. Neither, so far at time of translation, have exceeded the numbers of the following microblog post published a few days ago. From Sina Weibo: @我与老公的日常: An experiment conducted abroad to see what kind of public reaction would occur if a man hits a woman and a…
  • Thai Model Rants About Chinese Tourists at Korean Airport

    Kai
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    Despite trending internationally on Facebook and YouTube four days ago, this video took awhile to achieve “trending” status on the Chinese internet. After three days, however, the following copy of the video on Chinese video-sharing website Youku (h/t Ali) has reached over 1.4 million views, making it at least comparable to the 1.6 million views of the copy on YouTube. More importantly, there are now more Chinese netizen comments for us to translate. From Youku: Thai Female Model Films Self at Korean Airport Angrily Denouncing Chinese Tourists as Lacking Manners When Thai model…
  • #WhoWillYouHelp, Chinese Netizen Reactions

    Fauna
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    From Sina Weibo: @我的朋友是个呆B: Sometimes, when these things happens, our choice to remain silent or bravely step forward can affect that person’s entire life. http://t.cn/RwFUnfr Note: Due to the video autoplaying, please visit the source, Sina Weibo, to view the video, which includes Chinese captions and translations. If you have a VPN or are outside of China, you should see a copy on YouTube below. Comments from Sina Weibo: I’m waiting to see people in the comment say girls getting drunk in bars/nightclubs deserve this happening to them. I just want to say: you think…
 
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    China Briefing News

  • China Outbound: HR and Visa Issues of Moving to Emerging Asia

    China Briefing
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    In this edition of China Outbound, we provide a range of resources for expanding your import/export business beyond China and into India and Southeast Asia, addressing in particular the different requirements for setting up a company in Vietnam, as well as related HR issues. The post China Outbound: HR and Visa Issues of Moving to Emerging Asia appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Comparing China’s Business Costs With Asian Competitors

    China Briefing
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Chris Devonshire-Ellis talks about the effect of increasing operational costs on foreign businesses in China. Moving to other Asian countries with lower labor costs can be a solution, companies need to be aware of other factors that play into the cost structure. The post Comparing China’s Business Costs With Asian Competitors appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Tax Benefits of Changing from an RO to a WFOE

    China Briefing
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    A Representative Office (RO) may be cheap to set up, but is often more costly in the long run. One of the core reasons for this is the different tax treatments of an RO and incorporated entities. Find out what these are, and how to convert your RO. The post Tax Benefits of Changing from an RO to a WFOE appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Moves to Curb Transfer Pricing – Effective Immediately

    China Briefing
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
    China is moving to curb transfer pricing with new corporate income tax deduction rules on cross-border related party transactions. It is predicted that transfer pricing will be another tough area for foreigners operating business in China in 2015 and beyond. The post China Moves to Curb Transfer Pricing – Effective Immediately appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Tax Holes in China – From Trading To Manufacturing

    China Briefing
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Chris Devonshire-Ellis discusses some of the tax issues relevant to foreign investors. He points out how lack of awareness of crucial tax issues may end up being costly for foreign investors.Staying informed of these issues can significantly impact the bottom line. The post Tax Holes in China – From Trading To Manufacturing appeared first on China Briefing News.
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    Xinjiang: Far West China

  • One Man’s Journey to the Center of Asia

    Josh Summers
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    Thirty-five kilometers south of Urumqi is the geographic center of Asia. With the long winter coming to a close in Xinjiang, a couple of friends of mine decided to enjoy the warmer temperatures by going cycling with the geographic center as our destination. As the distance there and back extends to over 70 kilometers, naturally a large mountain bike with over twenty speeds and giant tires would be the ideal choice for the journey. However, the only bike I managed to get my hands on was a small flipable roadster with a maximum of six speeds. Doubt filled my mind whether the bike would survive…
  • What You Missed in Xinjiang last February 2015

    Josh Summers
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    These first two months of 2015 have been quite eventful for the region of Xinjiang! While one Kazakh man stumbled upon a fortune just sitting on the ground another Uyghur man baked the world’s largest nut cake. Here I’ll quickly run down five of the most interesting news stories that came of out Xinjiang in February of 2015. I’ll also note that while there were other, more somber events that were reported outside of China, I’m going to stick here only with what I can verify. So without further ado, here is what you missed in Xinjiang last February: 1. Villager Finds…
  • Xinjiang Time | A Tale of Two Time Zones

    Josh Summers
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:44 pm
    In Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road town on the western edge of the Xinjiang region, one man wakes up at 9am on a chilly January morning to prepare for the day. Three thousand miles away, the city of Beijing is already busy at work but here in Kashgar very few residents are stirring. Why bother? The sun isn’t going to rise for another hour and fifteen minutes, at 10:15am. In Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, another man boards an airplane headed to Almaty in Kazakhstan. A look at his flight ticket shows that he is scheduled to leave at 9pm. Somehow, the flight will land in Kazakhstan…
  • What to See in Xinjiang During the Winter

    Josh Summers
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    It used to be that Xinjiang tourism practically shut down between the months of November and March. Travelers were so few that most tourism sites shut down completely for the winter and weather often prohibited transportation to some locations. While Xinjiang’s weather still plays an active role in what you can and cannot see, a lot has changed over the past decade in terms of winter tourism options in Xinjiang. Not only is it possible to experience this different aspect of Xinjiang travel, it can prove to be a remarkable experience you won’t easily forget. I often get questions…
  • My Take: Top 5 Best VPNs for China (Updated March 2015)

    Josh Summers
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    Update March 2015: as many of you know, China cracked down on VPNs in January of 2015 after this article was published. While many VPN services had to make changes to their connection protocols, I continue to use each of the 5 services since the crackdown and they all function well. *Click to watch the video and then subscribe to the FarWestChina Youtube channel! Sadly, FarWestChina has been inaccessible here in China since 2009, blocked by the “Great Firewall” (i.e. China’s censorship). I have no idea why it was blocked – other than the fact that I’m talking…
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    The China Observer

  • Chinese Business Leaders Take a Different Path to Power

    Joel
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Financial Times recently wrote an article about the non-traditional path many Chinese executives take to power. In my book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global, I explain how true this observation really is. The resumes of most Chinese executives do not contain decades of experience working for blue-chip Western multinational firms or experience attending top-tier international MBA programs. While the next generation of Chinese executives will have significantly more international business experience, it may surprise you to learn about the…
  • 10 Chinese Companies Going Global in 2015

    Joel
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    2015 is here, and more Chinese executives and entrepreneurs than ever before are planning to take their businesses global. I spent the majority of 2014 on the road speaking with many of these executives in China, Europe and the United States for my new book. While most are still developing their overseas expansion strategies, there is tremendous interest in entering advanced economies such as the US and EU, for both business and personal reasons. As I have previously written in this column, “going global’ is not just a Chinese government directed policy, but even more so a practical…
  • How Should Western Multinationals View Chinese Companies Going Global?

    Joel
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    (This is the third and final installment of my three-part series of posts that summarize key takeaways from my recent trip to Europe where I spoke about topics from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global. To read Part I about Chinese companies building global brands, click here. To read Part II about why Chinese firms go global if China’s such a large market, click here.) At the tail end of my two-week journey, the last few talks I gave were primarily for policy and government audiences in Brussels and Rotterdam. We discussed one…
  • Why do Chinese firms go global if China’s such a large market?

    Joel
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    This is the second in a three-part series of posts that summarize key takeaways from my recent trip to Europe where I spoke about topics from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global (To read Part I about Chinese companies building global brands, click here Over the course of my trip, I delivered presentations about Chinese companies going global to 14 different organizations across seven cities. The most interesting part of each session for me personally was the Q&A session following my talk where I gained firsthand insight into…
  • Can Chinese Firms Build Globally Competitive Brands?

    Joel
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    This is the first in a three-part series of posts that summarize key takeaways from my recent trip to Europe where I spoke about topics from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global. One of the highlights was the Hamburg Summit, a large-scale China-EU conference held in Germany that brought together 600 senior-level attendees across business, government, and academia. The organizers invited me to speak on a panel about Chinese firms’ ability to build globally competitive brands. Often times when I speak about this topic, I borrow a joke…
 
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    Asian Ramblings

  • 6 Best Things to Do in Phnom Penh

    admin
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:08 pm
    1. The Central Market is the must-see for any visitor. This beautiful yellow art deco building was built in 1937 and restored to its full glory just a few years ago. The four wings and central dome contain hundreds of stalls selling jewellery, clothing, shoes, souvenirs, books, food etc. I love to visit it because I adore its architecture, both inside and out. Another popular market for tourists is the Russian Market. The food stalls there are great – I went there for lunch mosts days on my most recent trip as I was staying nearby. For a more authentic experience of a market which is…
  • Perhentian Islands, Malaysia, Photo Essay

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:36 am
    The Perhentian Islands are hands down the best beaches in Malaysia and better than the beaches on most of the east coast of Thailand to the north. They are at their best late April through the end of August. For several months the boats to the islands are stopped due to the bad monsoon. These photos are of Perhentian Besar, the big island. This is the walk from the last guest house down to the camping beach and shark point. You can pitch a tent at camping beach for around $5. There are police/military divers sometimes down in this area. This photo is talking a water taxi over to the other…
  • Visiting Redang

    Nicky
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Malaysia is one of those countries that screams ‘exotic’, ‘different’, and ‘paradise’ whenever the name is mentioned and a vision pops up in your mind. Just off the coast of Terengganu state lies a little corner of paradise, best known for its fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities. Welcome to Redang! Also known in Malay as Pulau Redang, this part of the world contains an important marine park, meaning plentiful and rich marine-life and natural sights. Upmarket and the total epitome of relaxation, you can reach Redang quite easily via flight from Kuala Lumpur or…
  • Kampot and Bokor Mountain : Cambodia

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:58 am
    I had a lovely weekend visit to Kampot with Khymer friends in Jan 2013. It is a beautiful riverside town with a tranquil atmosphere, and I found it to be the perfect get-away from the chaotic fun of Phnom Penh. My favourite thing to do in Kampot was to stroll along the river-front promenade and watch life on the river go by. The hazy Bokor Mountains were a romantic backdrop and I loved the beautiful flowering trees that lined the walkway and the waterfront road. We stayed at a lovely guest house near the Kampot river called Mea Culpa. As part of their restaurant they produced gourmet pizzas…
  • Medical Travel Tips from a Doctor

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Mobile Dental and Medical Clinic at an orphanage in Phnom Penh. I am a family physician or what we call in New Zealand, a General Practitioner. I have also travelled frequently in South-East Asia where I have done volunteer work in Cambodia. I therefore think that I am well placed to give recommendations of what to bring in your travel medical kit. First of all the flight. On long haul flights it is a good idea to wear pressure stockings if you are over 40 or taking the contraceptive pill. The stockings will prevent unpleasant lower leg swelling and the more dangerous Deep Vein Thrombosis…
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    China Private Equity, Published by China First Capital

  • Blackrock, Fidelity and others learn a painful lesson about China debt pricing

    admin
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    For all the media ink spilled, including by Reuters’ excellent Asia fixed income correspondent Umesh Desai, you’d think the ongoing fight in Hong Kong between severely-troubled Chinese real estate developer Kaisa Group and its creditors was the biggest, nastiest, most portentous blood feud the capital markets have ever seen. It’s none of that. It’s a reasonably small deal ($2.5 billion in total Hong Kong bond debt that may prove worthless) involving a Chinese company of no great significance and a group of unnamed bond-holders who are screaming bloody murder about being asked to…
  • China’s loan shark economy — Nikkei Asian Review

    admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    China’s loan shark economy What’s ailing China? Explanations aren’t hard to come by: slowing growth, bloated and inefficient state-owned enterprises, and a ferocious anti-corruption campaign that seems to take precedence over needed economic reforms. Yet for all that, there is probably no bigger, more detrimental, disruptive or overlooked problem in China’s economy than the high cost of borrowing money. Real interest rates on collateralized loans for most companies, especially in the private sector where most of the best Chinese companies can be found, are rarely below…
  • Happy Chinese New Year 2015, 优行商旅祝您羊年喜气“羊羊”

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
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  • US Private Equity Soars While China Stalls

    admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:56 pm
    In 2014, the gap between the performance of the private equity industry in China and the US opened wide.  The US had a record-breaking year, with ten-year net annualized return hitting 14.6%. Final data is still coming in, but it appears certain US PE raised more capital more quickly and returned more profits to LPs than any year previously.  China, on the other hand, had another so-so year. Exits picked up over 2013, but still remain significantly below highs reached in 2011. As a result profit distributions to LPs and closing of new China-focused funds are also well down on previous…
  • China still lacking in innovation — Nikkei Asian Review

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:33 pm
    China still lacking in innovation January 23, 2015 1:00 pm JST By Peter Fuhrman China’s economy suffers from an acute case of “not invented here” syndrome. Everything can be, and increasingly is, manufactured in China, but almost nothing of value is invented here. The result is an economy still centered on low-pay, low-margin drudge work manufacturing products designed, patented and marketed by others. This is as true for advanced medical diagnostic equipment from General Electric as it is for Apple’s iPhones and tablets. While manufacturing accounts for almost 50% of…
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    China Internet Watch

  • 360 V.S. Xiaomi on Smart Furniture in 2015

    Cecilia
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Qihoo 360 started its smart furniture strategy and it planned to invest ten billion yuan to cooperate with over 100 companies. 360 will integrate cloud service, big data platform, online marketing platform, app development with open chipset to create a complete smart furniture ecosystem according to Zhou Hongyi, president of 360 in March 2015. The official website for 360 smart furnitures, Home.360.cn is already online; companies can apply to join in. Users can know about 360 smart furnitures’ latest news and details on official website. According to the latest news, brands like Haier,…
  • China to Be the Largest Business Travel Market Worldwide in 2016

    Cecilia
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    GBTA expects China to continue to grow its domestic business travel market much more rapidly than the other countries in the world with estimated spending growth of 14.2% in 2015 and 12.1% in 2016. China is poised to overtake the U.S. as the number one business travel market in the world. According to the report of GBTA, China is to surpass the U.S. in spending by 2017 considering their current and estimated growth in business travel market. China’s economic growth projections in the near term remain robust, which bode well for a strong business travel market, growing more rapidly than the…
  • China Mobile Advertising Market Insights 2014

    Cecilia
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The number of monthly active users on China mobile advertising platform was over 500 million, which was much bigger than the US. China has been the largest mobile marketing market in the world.  Daily impressions of China mobile ad platform were over 1.8 billion with an average click through rate of 1.3%. Apps like gaming & entertainment as well as news can generate more mobile ad display impressions in China in 2014. Login (CIW Premium subscriber) to read the full article (14 more charts). Subscribe here with a discount or get One-day Pass here. Also read: China Top 10 Online…
  • RPG & Card Games Most Popular in China Online Gaming Market in 2014

    Cecilia
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Among the list of China top 100 online games by downloads in 2014, role play games and card & chess games were favored by online gaming users in China. RPG games accounted for 43% while card and chess game accounted for 34% in 2014 by total number of downloads. In 2014, top types of China online games by revenue were card and role play games, which accord with top types of games by downloads in China. Login (CIW Premium subscriber) to read the full article. Subscribe here with a discount or get One-day Pass here. Also read: Mobile Almost A Quarter of China Online Gaming Market in 2014
  • China Mobile Payment Market Insights in 2014

    CIW Team
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    In 2014, total transaction value of China mobile payment market exceeded RMB599.247 billion(US$97.628 billion) with an increase of 391.3% from last year according to data of iResearch. On 12 February 2015, People’s Bank of China announced China’s Payment Market Report 2014. The report showed in 2014, the total transaction volume and value of non-cash business were 62.752 billion and RMB1,817.38 trillion (US$294.70 trillion) with YoY growth rate of 25.11% and 13.05% respectively. Among all the transactions, e-payment business is still keeping rapid growth as well as mobile payment. In…
 
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  • Chinese subtle communication style and creativity  

    Véronique Michel
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    China has a long History and a culture rich of metaphors and symbols.  The Chinese language is known for its characters that can be interpreted in a poetic or amusing way to memorize them. Let’s give some examples that demonstrate that learning chinese can be a delight: a “heart” (xīn) caught in a “door” (mén) means to be “bored” (mèn). A popular funny story says that a woman (nǚ), because she is “muddled” (hūn), “get married” (hūn). The Chinese language is also known for its 4 tonal intonations with homophones that can give rise to countless play on words…
  • Dating Chinese Girls: Separating Fact From Fiction

    Yang Yang
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    In recent years, relationships between Chinese women and Western men have become increasingly common. Today, you can’t help but notice mixed race couples almost everywhere when you are in China or other Asian counties.  It may seem old-fashioned, but it wasn’t long ago that the families of some Chinese girls actually forbade their daughters to talk to, never mind get involved with, a man not of their own ethnicity. It is obvious that this thinking has changed in many Chinese families.  Now, Chinese women are dating and marrying foreign men in ever greater numbers.  Which leads us to…
  • Learning Chinese – Mandarin or Cantonese?

    Yang Yang
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    There are many Chinese people who now live in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, and China is becoming a powerful economic force in the world today.  For this reason, learning Chinese  is becoming increasingly important and a popular foreign language to study in high schools and universities. If you’re thinking of studying Chinese, you may be contemplating whether it would be better to learn Mandarin  or Cantonese. With about 1.2 billion speakers, Chinese is more widely spoken than any other language in the world.  However, to think of Chinese as a language is a bit of a…
  • Top 3 Most Hostile Attacks Against Foreign Journalists in China in 2014

    Nona Tepper
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    From manhandlings to misunderstandings, the number of hostile circumstances foreign reporters filed to the Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) quadrupled from 2013 to 2014. Most incidents dealt with misunderstandings of the laws protecting foreign reporters in China or with local officials attempting to prevent reportage on human rights activist trials. In 2013, nearly all reports dealt with local officials trying to conceal forced housing relocations. “Note that there are many smaller interferences that were reported but not published,” FCCC manager Theresa Geissler wrote…
  • Can Common Views of Chinese Women be Changed?

    Yang Yang
    27 Dec 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Can Common Views of Chinese Women be Changed? In recent years, Chinese women have been seen as very similar to one another. Think about it for a moment, what do you think of when you think of Asian women ?  Like many people, you probably see a woman who is soft, submissive, respectful, compliant, etc. It may come as a bit of a shock, but Chinese women are slowly gaining more and more freedom and education than they once did. Traditional Social Roles for Chinese Women Historically, Chinese women have displayed a feminine exterior that covers inner strength, persistence, and loyalty.
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    East Asia & Pacific on the rise - Making development work for all

  • Зүүн Ази, Номхон далайн бүс нутагт гамшгийн эрсдлийг бууруулах цаг болсон

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Хаа нэгтээ ямар нэг гамшиг тохиолдож, хүний амь эрсэдсэн, бэртэж гэмтсэн, иргэдийн орон байр сүйтгэгдсэн, амьжиргаагаа алдсан гэсэн мэдээг сонсоод дараагийн гамшиг болохоос өмнө дахин ийм эмгэнэлт үр дагавар амсахгүйн тулд бид урьдчилан сэргийлэх ёстой гэдгийг би мэддэг.   Байгалийн гамшгийн хор хөнөөл дэндүү их байна.
  • ถึงเวลาที่ต้องสร้างความแข็งแกร่งให้กับการลดความเสี่ยงจากภัยพิบัติในเอเชียตะวันออกและแปซิฟิก

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    ใน PDF: Korean | Khmer เรามีโอกาสจะผลักดันเรื่องนี้ในการประชุมนานาชาติเรื่องการลดความเสี่ยงจากภัยพิบัติที่จัดขึ้นปีนี้ ณ เมืองเซนได ประเทศญี่ปุ่น เพื่อสรุปแนวทางการดำเนินงานกรอบการดำเนินงานเฮียวโกะ ระยะที่ 2 (Hyogo Framework for Action-HFA2)…
  • Sekaranglah waktunya memperkuat pengendalian risiko bencana di Asia Timur dan Pasifik

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:13 pm
    In PDF: Korean | Khmer Setiap kali saya diberitahu terjadinya kembali sebuah bencana alam – tentang korban jiwa masyarakat, rumah-rumah yang hancur, matapencaharian yang hilang – saya teringat bagaimana pentingnya kita perlu bertindak guna mengurangi dampak tragedi tersebut. Kita  tidak bisa menunggu sampai bencana kembali terjadi. Pada World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction di Sendai, yang akan berupaya mencari penerus Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA2) -- panduan bagi para pembuat kebijakan dan pemangku kepentingan internasional dalam bidang manajemen risiko bencana – peluang…
  • Đã đến lúc tăng cường giảm nhẹ rủi ro thảm hoạ thiên tai ở khu vực Đông Á Thái Bình Dương

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Mỗi khi nghe tin lại một thảm hoạ thiên tai xảy ra – người chết và bị thương, nhà cửa và sinh kế bị tàn phá – tôi biết chúng ta cần hành động để giảm những thảm kịch này thay vì ngồi đợi thảm họa tiếp theo xảy ra. Năm nay, cơ hội đó đã đến cùng với Hội nghị Thế giới về Giảm nhẹ Rủi ro Thảm họa thiên tai tại Sendai (Nhật Bản). Hội nghị có mục tiêu hoàn tất Khung Hành động Hyogo (HFA2) và đưa ra hướng dẫn cho các nhà hoạch định chính sách và các…
  • 加强东亚太平洋地区减少灾害风险的时候到了

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    每当我听说又发生了自然灾害——人员伤亡,家园被毁,生计丧失——我就知道我们必须要减少这些悲惨后果,而不是坐等灾害再次来袭。 今年在日本仙台举办的世界减少灾害风险大会将给我们这个机会。此次大会寻求落实《兵库行动框架》后续框架,为政策制定者和国际利益攸关方管理灾害风险提供指导。此次大会是为减少灾害风险和战胜贫困设立新的里程碑的一个契机。…
 
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  • What's on Chengdu March 27 - 29

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    FRIDAY | MARCH 27 NOCTEM @ Little Bar Spanish death metal. RMB60 (pre-sale online tickets inlude one album) Starts at 8 p.m. My Little Island @ Bookworm A bilingual event for children aged 5 to 12 with children's author and illustrator Frané Lessac (Chinese/English). RMB50 Starts at 10 p.m. Ancient Ideas, New Stories @ Exuberant English (next to Bookworm) Zoe Gilbert's two-hour workshop will look at key ideas, images, and structures in old folktales from different parts of the world. Participants will use these to create their own new stories, showing how new meanings can grow from ancient…
  • What's on Chengdu March 20 - 22

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    FRIDAY | MARCH 20 Weirdo Room @ Little Bar Chinese rock. Support: Meihua. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 8 p.m. Chengdu Literary Festival 2015: Storytelling by Stephen Mooser @ Bookworm A bilingual event for children aged 5 to 12 with prolific children's author Stephen Mooser and his weird, true stories. (Chinese/English). RMB50 Starts at 10 a.m. Tag Anniversary: Tim Hoeben @ TAG Dutch funky house. Support: DJ Charp & Marco. RMB50 Starts at 9 p.m. Chengdu Literary Festival 2015: Kids' Slam @ Bookworm Young poets from Chengdu's international schools poetry competition. Free entrance.
  • What's on Chengdu March 13 - 15

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:10 am
    FRIDAY | MARCH 13 Dragonfly Orchestra @ Jincheng Art Palace Crossover of Western & Eastern classicial pop. RMB50 - 280 Starts at 7.30 p.m. Apollo 20/ Why Jump @ Little Bar Local rock. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Chengdu Literary Festival 2015: Anna May Wong Must Die! @ Bookworm British performer and broadcaster Anna Chen with the story of a Chinese screen legend. RMB50. Starts at 7.30 p.m. Machu Picchu Cafe Foosball Night @ Machu Picchu 2 Starts at 9 p.m. Chengdu Deep @ TAG House with Darek Wang & Xiaolong. Free entrance. Starts at 9 p.m. SATURDAY | MARCH 14 DJ Maumau & RAZ @ TAG…
  • Chengdu Bookworm Literary Festival 2015 - Schedule, Tickets, Giveaways

    8 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    The Bookworm Literary Festival comes to Chengdu, along with an unprecedented seven other cities, in March. Now in its eighth year, the festival plays a vital role in the development of Chengdu's contemporary cultural events, aiming to "showcase the modern voices of Chinese authors to the world and bring some of the world's leading literary lights to China" and foster links between literary figures. Around 100 international and Chinese novelists, poets, journalists, filmmakers, and newcomers from a variety of backgrounds will address a range of subjects during the month-long festival. In…
  • What's on Chengdu March 6 - 8

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:35 pm
    FRIDAY | MARCH 6 Lantown 9 Years Anniverary Celebration @ Lan Town Unplugged folk night with Zhang Xiaobing, Kelsey, Heshan, Haidao, Zhang Ruoshui, Jiaba Asan, Jianze lian, Ran Xiaoyu, Laodong Xiangqiang. RMB10 Shots. Free entrance. Starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday Trip Album Release Concert @ Little Bar Chengdu rock. Support: Rubik's Building. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50). Starts at 8 p.m. SATURDAY | MARCH 7 Howie Lee @ TAG with DJ Cvalda & Luna. RMB40. Starts at 10 p.m. Yaozi & Band @ Little Bar Chinese folk. Support: Zhang Ruoshui. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Lantown 9 Years Anniverary…
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  • Developing the PCB for a Product Made in China – Part 6

    Renaud Anjoran
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Let’s keep going with the series of articles on new product development. This sub-step is dedicated to products that contain electronics. If your product requires a printed circuit board (PCB), this falls under the ‘hardware design’ element of this phase. We will not go into too much detail of how to design a PCB, but will however go over the basic steps behind best practices (Source: National Instruments tutorial 6894). Step 1 of the PCB design starts with the understanding of what it is required to do and then goes onto researching each of the individual physical components (such…
  • How to Understand Quotations from Chinese Suppliers

    Renaud Anjoran
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:23 am
    Here are some interesting or useful articles that I found recently. NOTE: A FEW DAYS AGO I HIT THE “PUBLISH” BUTTON INSTEAD OF THE “SAVE” BUTTON SO THIS MESSAGE WAS POSTED TWICE. SORRY ABOUT THAT. Question your Quotes from China Jacob Yount gives excellent advice about the way to understand and respond to quotations from Chinese suppliers. Good read, especially for purchasers with limited experience in China. Restricted Substances: 5 Challenges when Buying from China Fredrik Gronkvist has a knack for taking a complicated and boring issue and simplifying it. If you are…
  • Developing the Product – Part 5

    Renaud Anjoran
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:29 am
    This is the fourth in the series of articles helping you through the New Product Development process. We will actually break it into 12 separate articles. In this post we’ll briefly go over the objectives of this phase. During the product development phase the product is designed, built, tested and finalized ready for mass production. The main tasks in order to achieve this are listed below (obviously this is an example that needs to be adapted to your product): PCB / hardware design Physical mechanical parts design All parts to have a prototype built Product functional testing Design…
  • Different Methods of Prototyping

    Renaud Anjoran
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:09 pm
    When it comes to making hard goods (be it a plastic case for an electrical product, a new type of metal jewel, a new mechanical part…), making prototypes is an important part of the new product development process. When the prototype is made by a Chinese manufacturer, the buyer should know what type of prototype will be made. There are many prototyping processes available for product development teams to choose from. Here is a list of the most common ones. 1. Conventional machining Ideally, a 3D CAD design is received by the machining center and a prototype comes out at the end. The…
  • Three Different Types of Prototyping for China Manufacturing

    Renaud Anjoran
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:04 pm
    When it comes to mechanical and/or electrical products, importers often wonder what level of perfection they should aim for when it comes to pre-production prototypes. Chinese manufacturers can move very quickly for a few weeks, and then get distracted by another shiny project. And many projects get stalled after the buyer asked for one or two revisions that became obvious once prototypes were made. Therefore it sometimes makes sense to start with a very simple prototype version, to move fast and keeps the investment low. There are three main types of prototypes you should consider:…
 
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    Speaking of China

  • Guest Post: “Thank you, Mom. I’m proud to be biracial and Vietnamese.”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    I’m excited to run this post by Mary, who runs the wonderful blog The Ruby Ronin. Her mother was a refugee of the Vietnam War and her father a white American veteran; she writes about her experience growing up biracial in a small town in America — and how she came to appreciate her mother after growing up (and especially after her trip to Vietnam). Thanks for sharing Mary!If you have a story you’d like to share on Speaking of China, we’re always looking for great guest posts. Visit the submit a post page to learn how your words could be published here. —–I…
  • Why it’s a really bad idea to teach your spouse your language

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    John and I have a bilingual relationship, but I’ve learned that’s not the norm (and why it’s not a good idea to teach your spouse your language)A few years ago, I wrote about the fact that my husband and I happened to fall in love with each other in English and Chinese, facilitating the bilingual relationship we share to this day. We still delight in the joys of playing around with language together (both in English and Chinese) which has only strengthened our relationship (making me once wonder, does the couple that wordplays together stay together?).Yet after years of…
  • Interview with Yuan Fu, the official translator for Speaking of China – 采访付远,《谈中国》的官方翻译

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    For the past year, Yuan Fu, a native of Shandong Province, has graciously volunteered his time to help translate a variety of posts on Speaking of China into Chinese. I thought, wouldn’t it be interesting to get to know the guy behind the translations? (I admit, even I was interested in knowing more about this fellow who magically appeared in my e-mail inbox one day, offering his talents to Speaking of China.)So I put together this interview with Yuan Fu. As it turns out, Yuan is one fascinating and incredibly funny guy — his answers had me laughing out loud at times. I’ve…
  • 2015 Blogs by Western Women Who Love Chinese Men

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    It’s March (the month we celebrate International Women’s Day), and time to update to my list of blogs by Western women who love Chinese men! I know, I know, I’m a little late to the game this year. All I can say is, my March has been insanely busy (including preparing for my upcoming appearance in Beijing on March 29 as part of the Bookworm Lit Fest – come if you can!).This year, my list includes nearly 60 different blogs. I’ve still grouped the blogs loosely according to their focus, and tagged first timers on this list with *NEW* for your convenience.Like last year,…
  • Guest Post: Everything Happens For A Reason (Even Finding Love + A New Life in Taiwan)

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Sometimes, when I think about how I grew up in a very average, very white, very Midwestern suburb in the US, never dreaming that I would eventually find my future husband and a totally new life in China, it blows my mind that here I am in Hangzhou. And yet, at the same time I firmly believe (like many of my husband’s friends) that destiny had a role — that somehow, this was all meant to be.That’s why I love this guest post from Constance, who blogs at Foreign Sanctuary and writes today about how her unlikely journey to Taiwan (where she met her Taiwanese husband) was…
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  • What is Legitimacy?

    Black Pheonix
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Recently, I heard an exchange on a Canadian radio show.  An interviewee criticized a new Canadian government effort to pass an anti-Muslim law.  The radio host let slip a “standard” excuse /justification:  “The Canadian legislators are legitimate representatives duly elected by the people.”  The interviewee replied interestingly, “That doesn’t mean their actions are legitimate.” Thus, it hit the nail on the head for the issue that we have been dancing around the ideologies for decades and centuries:  What is legitimacy in politics? In honor of…
  • Lee Kuan Yew’s Passing is a Loss for the World

    Allen
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Lee Kuan Yew passed away yesterday (March 23, 2015).  It is a sad day for Singapore, for Chinese everywhere, as well as for the world.  Under Lee’s leadership, Singapore became not only an economic and technological Mecca, but has also developed a unique multicultural melting pot that help it escape the many racial and religious violence that have gripped its earlier history and has continued to grip other parts of Asia and the world. One of our contributors here passed along a commemorative issue from The Strait Times.  I thought it’s fitting to link and archive a copy here.
  • The Tussle over AIIB – So Much ado about Influence?

    Allen
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The news about China the last few days is about how it is scoring a diplomatic coup d’état against the U.S. vis-a-vis Europe.  On March 12, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that the U.K. had applied to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member. If accepted, Britain would have been the first major Western country to become a member. A few days later, however, Germany, France and Italy also announced that they too would join.  South Korea and Australia soon also switched their stance and are now on the verge of joining. Japan appears…
  • Tis a Puzzlement

    N.M.Cheung
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    I was driving last night and tuned onto WNYC of “On Point” program about “Xi Jinping and his Anticorruption Campaign”. The introduction was about the Wall Street Journal article by David Shambaugh about the coming crackup of China. The usual format with 3 professors or China experts exponding on the topic. The 3 experts and the listener callers generally agree with David Shambaugh with some reservations that the anticorruption campaign is doomed to fail, that it’s a factional jockeying for power, and we better be prepared for the coming collapse. Since the…
  • “Under the Dome” by Chai Jing

    N.M.Cheung
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    “Under the Dome” originally was a novel by Stephen King about a community in Maine enclosed by an alien force field and the how the people reacted under the stress. CBS adopted it later for a TV drama series. Chai Jing was a reporter for CCTV. She resigned after she got married and became pregnant. Recently she made a documentary about smog and pollution, using her own money, and it went viral and caused quite a stir in China. In the documentary Chai Jing, using the format like TED talk, on a stage with a projection screen showing pictures, statistics, and interviews with experts…
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    Shanghai > articles

  • Furry Things to Do This Weekend

    chelseastone
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Date: Mar 26th 2015 2:49p.m. Contributed by: chelseastone This Shanghai weekend presents you with two furry options: one you can take the kids to, and one you definitely shouldn't.    4th Shanghai International Dog Expo   Thursday - Sunday   This event runs from 9:30AM to 5PM and features dog shows, dog make-overs by professional canine beauticians and even dog "Olympic games". Don't miss all the cuteness! Entrance RMB50   Visit www.dogexpo.com.cn/en for more information, or preview the photos below to get excited.   D'aww   Puppy pirate or judge?  …
  • Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

    chelseastone
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Date: Mar 25th 2015 4:19p.m. Contributed by: chelseastone Ready for another big weekend in the big city? Read on for the round up...     FRIDAY     Kate & Kimi: Spring Fling Fair   Friday from 11AM to 1PM, the Britannica International School hosts this spring party. Find face painting, egg hunts, a bouncy house, live music, parade, and 20+ local chefs and food vendors, such as Strictly Cookies, Tock's, Mr. Waffle and La Coyota. Find it: Britannica International School Shanghai 1988 Gubei Lu, near Wuzhong Lu        Shing02 Love (Sic) Tour:…
  • 10 Things to Do When You're Having a Bad China Day

    chelseastone
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Date: Mar 24th 2015 3:54p.m. Contributed by: chelseastone It happens to all of us. The bitterness seeps in and before you know it you've jumped from a Level 3 expat to a Level 5 in the course of one awful "China Day." But it's not all gloom and doom -- there are things you can do to combat the fury, sadness and general sense of hopelessness. Treat yourself to some of these indulgences below.   (10) Take a Spa Day   There are few problems in modern first world life that a good massage can't fix. Luckily, Shanghai is full of options: here are 10 spa treatments you'll love. Run away to…
  • Shanghai TED Talk: A Password Changed My Life

    nickwithycombe
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Date: Mar 26th 2015 10:09a.m. Contributed by: nickwithycombe Shanghai-based design-guru Mauricio Estrella gave this talk at the last TEDx event in Fuxing Park, on how a password changed his life.   It's a witty, sympathetic and heart-warming tale of how you can make real changes in your life based on something you never before considered. (Via Youtube ... VPN on!)      
  • 6 April Fools Pranks That Are Perfect For Shanghai

    costb
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Date: Mar 24th 2015 10:46p.m. Contributed by: costb Celebrating April Fool’s in a country where it’s not traditionally celebrated has pros and cons. On one hand, it’s easier to fool people. On the other hand, it’s easier to fool people, so dressing up like a zombie on the metro could be greeted with hazmat suits and deportation rather than laughter and applause like in your homeland. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a guide to going about your 'Hai-jinks the correct way.   Party Pooper     Squat toilets mean you can’t pull the ol’…
 
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    Red Luxury

  • Italian Vineyards See Opportunity to Gain Ground in China’s Wine Market

    red luxury w
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Italian wine makers see a big opportunity in the Chinese wine market as consumer tastes become more varied and shift toward mid-level wines. Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Shaanxi province recently released a study that found that China’s wine market has entered an era where value is becoming more important, which best suits mass-produced [&hellip
  • Apple Watch Receives Tepid Response from China

    red luxury b
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Things aren’t looking good for the Apple Watch in China. Apple announced its latest gadget on March 9. China will be one of the earliest markets for the smartwatch, which will be available for purchase there on April 24. Despite the buzz surrounding the Apple Watch on Chinese social media, consumer attitudes toward the product [&hellip
  • Bacardi Launches Tea Liquor in China

    red luxury w
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Spirits maker Bacardi hopes to differentiate itself in China’s increasingly crowded liquor market with a new drink distilled from tea. The company has begun producing the light-green colored Tang in small batches with the first 2,000 bottles being offered at high-end restaurants in China starting in May, according to The Wall Street Journal. A 500ml [&hellip
  • Jimmy Choo Pours IPO Money into China Expansion

    red luxury w
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Fresh off its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange last year, which valued the company at £545.6 million (US$877 million), Jimmy Choo has big plans for China. Asia is the company’s strongest growth region, and it has particularly been on a roll in China where Chinese fans of South Korean drama “My Love [&hellip
  • Why Jessica Alba’s Honest Brand Has Its Sights on China

    red luxury b
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Jessica Alba is bringing her brand of nontoxic consumer products to China. The brand, Honest, has taken off in the past year, and recently launched a line of nontoxic baby feeding products. The company’s chief executive officer, Brian Lee, expects China to become a significant market, and said that the brand may launch products in [&hellip
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    The China Observer

  • Chinese Business Leaders Take a Different Path to Power

    Joel
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Financial Times recently wrote an article about the non-traditional path many Chinese executives take to power. In my book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global, I explain how true this observation really is. The resumes of most Chinese executives do not contain decades of experience working for blue-chip Western multinational firms or experience attending top-tier international MBA programs. While the next generation of Chinese executives will have significantly more international business experience, it may surprise you to learn about the…
  • 10 Chinese Companies Going Global in 2015

    Joel
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    2015 is here, and more Chinese executives and entrepreneurs than ever before are planning to take their businesses global. I spent the majority of 2014 on the road speaking with many of these executives in China, Europe and the United States for my new book. While most are still developing their overseas expansion strategies, there is tremendous interest in entering advanced economies such as the US and EU, for both business and personal reasons. As I have previously written in this column, “going global’ is not just a Chinese government directed policy, but even more so a practical…
  • How Should Western Multinationals View Chinese Companies Going Global?

    Joel
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    (This is the third and final installment of my three-part series of posts that summarize key takeaways from my recent trip to Europe where I spoke about topics from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global. To read Part I about Chinese companies building global brands, click here. To read Part II about why Chinese firms go global if China’s such a large market, click here.) At the tail end of my two-week journey, the last few talks I gave were primarily for policy and government audiences in Brussels and Rotterdam. We discussed one…
  • Why do Chinese firms go global if China’s such a large market?

    Joel
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    This is the second in a three-part series of posts that summarize key takeaways from my recent trip to Europe where I spoke about topics from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global (To read Part I about Chinese companies building global brands, click here Over the course of my trip, I delivered presentations about Chinese companies going global to 14 different organizations across seven cities. The most interesting part of each session for me personally was the Q&A session following my talk where I gained firsthand insight into…
  • Can Chinese Firms Build Globally Competitive Brands?

    Joel
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    This is the first in a three-part series of posts that summarize key takeaways from my recent trip to Europe where I spoke about topics from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global. One of the highlights was the Hamburg Summit, a large-scale China-EU conference held in Germany that brought together 600 senior-level attendees across business, government, and academia. The organizers invited me to speak on a panel about Chinese firms’ ability to build globally competitive brands. Often times when I speak about this topic, I borrow a joke…
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    Speaking of China

  • Guest Post: “Thank you, Mom. I’m proud to be biracial and Vietnamese.”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    I’m excited to run this post by Mary, who runs the wonderful blog The Ruby Ronin. Her mother was a refugee of the Vietnam War and her father a white American veteran; she writes about her experience growing up biracial in a small town in America — and how she came to appreciate her mother after growing up (and especially after her trip to Vietnam). Thanks for sharing Mary!If you have a story you’d like to share on Speaking of China, we’re always looking for great guest posts. Visit the submit a post page to learn how your words could be published here. —–I…
  • Why it’s a really bad idea to teach your spouse your language

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    John and I have a bilingual relationship, but I’ve learned that’s not the norm (and why it’s not a good idea to teach your spouse your language)A few years ago, I wrote about the fact that my husband and I happened to fall in love with each other in English and Chinese, facilitating the bilingual relationship we share to this day. We still delight in the joys of playing around with language together (both in English and Chinese) which has only strengthened our relationship (making me once wonder, does the couple that wordplays together stay together?).Yet after years of…
  • Interview with Yuan Fu, the official translator for Speaking of China – 采访付远,《谈中国》的官方翻译

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    For the past year, Yuan Fu, a native of Shandong Province, has graciously volunteered his time to help translate a variety of posts on Speaking of China into Chinese. I thought, wouldn’t it be interesting to get to know the guy behind the translations? (I admit, even I was interested in knowing more about this fellow who magically appeared in my e-mail inbox one day, offering his talents to Speaking of China.)So I put together this interview with Yuan Fu. As it turns out, Yuan is one fascinating and incredibly funny guy — his answers had me laughing out loud at times. I’ve…
  • 2015 Blogs by Western Women Who Love Chinese Men

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    It’s March (the month we celebrate International Women’s Day), and time to update to my list of blogs by Western women who love Chinese men! I know, I know, I’m a little late to the game this year. All I can say is, my March has been insanely busy (including preparing for my upcoming appearance in Beijing on March 29 as part of the Bookworm Lit Fest – come if you can!).This year, my list includes nearly 60 different blogs. I’ve still grouped the blogs loosely according to their focus, and tagged first timers on this list with *NEW* for your convenience.Like last year,…
  • Guest Post: Everything Happens For A Reason (Even Finding Love + A New Life in Taiwan)

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Sometimes, when I think about how I grew up in a very average, very white, very Midwestern suburb in the US, never dreaming that I would eventually find my future husband and a totally new life in China, it blows my mind that here I am in Hangzhou. And yet, at the same time I firmly believe (like many of my husband’s friends) that destiny had a role — that somehow, this was all meant to be.That’s why I love this guest post from Constance, who blogs at Foreign Sanctuary and writes today about how her unlikely journey to Taiwan (where she met her Taiwanese husband) was…
 
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    Chengdu Living

  • Podcast Ep. #8: White Monkey Work

    The Podcast Robot
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:39 am
    Foreigners have the unique opportunity in China of getting some pretty wacky one-off gigs. Charlie and Dan grill Chengdu Living’s resident white monkey Eli Sweet on the benefits and pitfalls of this kind of work, his own experiences, and why these jobs exist in the first place. Find links below to download or stream this 51-minute long podcast. Topics discussed: 1:00 – What is white monkey work? 2:20 – Our experience in white monkey work 4:00 – White monkey work & China’s real estate boom 5:00 – Eli being the white monkey “inside the glass box”…
  • Escaping Conformity in the US and China

    Sascha
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:41 am
    Experience has taught me that individuals and societies are essentially the same the world over. Societies invariably seek to channel individuals into a pattern of behavior, and individuals struggle against it. Even in China, the communal society in which groupthink trumps individuality, people are still trying to get ahead, find their niche, do their thing and make things better for their progeny. No different than people anywhere else in the world. As an American returning to the Homeland after a long sojourn abroad, I am in a unique position. I have a frame of reference that many Americans…
  • From iPhone to China’s Best Budget Smartphone: Hongmi 1S Review

    Dan
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    By the time I first arrived in Chengdu I had already heard about Xiaomi’s amazing value proposition, as well as their similarity to the iPhone user interface aesthetic. I was hesitant about moving away from the iPhone since that was the only smartphone experience I’d had, and is basically the gold standard for smartphone hardware and software. But at 800 RMB (about $130 USD) and with glowing reviews, I decided that Xiaomi’s Hongmi 1S was worth a shot. Yes, the hype had gotten to me. Now, two months into using my Hongmi 1s with its Xiaomi 5th generation user interface…
  • Podcast Ep. #7: What’s New in March 2015

    The Podcast Robot
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:27 pm
    For our first podcast back after Spring Festival, we talk about notable bits of news, soccer in Chengdu, a Reddit post about Chinese soft power efforts, and a couple of interesting posts on the Chengdu Living forums. Topics discussed: Under the Dome pollution documentary video on Youtube Under the Dome discussed on the Sinica Podcast  Xi Jinping’s Push to Popularize and Improve Soccer in China [link] Government seizure of golf courses [recommended reading] Playing soccer in Chengdu and the Chengdu International Football League ADI Sports in Chengdu [link] Exporting soft power Reddit…
  • Podcast Ep. #6: Inside Mike’s Pizza Kitchen

    The Podcast Robot
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:53 pm
    In this episode of the podcast, we speak to Mike of Mike’s Pizza Kitchen and get an inside look into Chengdu’s most beloved expat eatery. It’s safe to say if you live in Chengdu, you have probably interacted with Mike, the pizza-tossing maven responsible for Chengdu’s finest pizzas. And if you’ve interacted with Mike, I’m willing to bet you have a opinion of him.  Whether on Internet forums, on the phone, or in person, Mike seems to leave an impression on people. His pizza business – which started as a delivery-only operation run out of an apartment and now supports a…
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    Welcome To China

  • Lets Eat… Chickens Feet

    Rodney
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    There’s not much that goes to waste around these parts, and that includes Chickens feet, not just spared out of thrift though, they’re a wildly popular snack and delicacy. You can find them at street food stalls, convenience stores, supermarkets and for a real treat, my favorite is Cantonese style chickens feet that you find […]
  • Inside a Walmart in China – Here’s five things you probably won’t see in a US Walmart

    Rodney
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:08 am
    Supermarkets in China can be an eye-opening experience, I remember going to buy some chicken when I first moved here and, lo and behold, there was live chickens, pulled from the cage, beheaded and plucked before your eyes, it. Talk about fresh. Walmart is fairly tame, in comparison to the more traditional supermarkets, of which […]
  • Lets Eat… Clay Pot Noodles

    Rodney
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    Claypot Noodles (罐罐面) are a popular meal in my local area, but there certainly not to be found everywhere, as I’d never really noticed them before. Just recently tried them out at a local sidewalk restaurant the other day, it’s a very popular place at lunch times and at night right through till 11 and […]
  • Lets Eat… Sichuan Dry Hot Pot

    Rodney
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Sichuan (or Szechwan/Szechuan) Cuisine is wildly popular, but UNLESS, you have a real penchant for spicy food it might not be the first place to start your culinary adventures. I mean real spicy. Once you have been here a while you’ll probably grow more and more accustomed to spicy food and really start to love […]
  • The benefits of Goji Berry (Wolfberry)

    Rodney
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:53 pm
    [translated from people.cn] Goji Berry(枸杞), also known as Wolfberry, according to traditional Chinese medicine, has tonifying the liver and kidney and nourishing blood for improving eyesight, anti-aging rejuvenation and other effects. Modern medical research found that Goji also has liver and functional in preventing fatty liver. Goji contains an active ingredient theophylline, it is effective […]
 
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    China-Family-Adventure.com News

  • Today is the Lantern Festival!

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    Happy Lantern Festival! You can send an e-card:
  • The traditional red and gold balloon lantern!

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Chinese lanterns come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors, although for Chinese New Year, the traditional red and gold balloon lantern is one of the most popular ones. Here we show you how to make your own so you can decorate your home, your room, hang by entrances, place on tables, liven up the classroom! There are some very simple steps and all you need is some paper and glue and a few other things you are likely to have at home to make this bright and cheery lantern and get in the holiday spirit!
  • The Square or Box-Shaped Lantern

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let's make some square or box-shaped paper lanterns which can be placed on a table-top with a tea light or hung for decoration. All we need is some paper, and if you are hanging them, some string or curling ribbon and a lot of folding, creasing and scoring!
  • Lantern Festival is almost here! Make this Easy Chinese Lantern!

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    All you need is some paper, scissors and glue!
  • The Lantern Festival is Coming! March 5, 2015

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    The Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year Festivities with the first full moon of the year. On this brightly lit night, thousands of lanterns line the streets, hung from homes and storefronts, setting the stage for the processions and colorful performances to end the festivities. This year it will be on March 5, 2015. Get your lanterns ready!
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    Beijing Cream

  • The Creamcast, Ep.18: JUE Festival

    Beijing Cream
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Download podcast | Size: 41.2 MB JUE | Music + Art is an annual labor of love, a privately run, basically not-for-profit gathering of creatives in Beijing and Shanghai, with live performances, workshops, exhibitions, and talks. Founded in 2009 as a protest against “the big, homogenous mega-festivals emerging in China at that time,” JUE Festival has just concluded its 7th program, featuring acts from around the world. Host Anthony Tao is joined by Morgan Short, editor of Smart Beijing / DJ-about-town, and JUE Festival organizers Sophia Pederson and Doris Yan, both project…
  • Stephon Marbury, MVP, Leads Beijing To 3rd CBA Title In 4 Years

    Anthony Tao
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    Don’t look now, but a basketball dynasty is blossoming in Beijing, and the only man who was brash enough to dream it — to, indeed, articulate that dream — was the pride of Coney Island, Stephon Marbury. “I said we wanted to build a dynasty here in Beijing,” Marbury told reporters in the locker room following the Beijing Ducks’ series-clinching Game 6 win over Liaoning, 106-98, on the opponent’s court. “A lot of people said that I was crazy for saying that, but I believed in my teammates, I believed in Coach Min, I believed in the Beijing…
  • Dispatches From Xinjiang: The Poetic, Timeless Solitude In Tahir Hamut’s “Beautiful Lover”

    Beige Wind
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    One of the driving forces in the Uyghur film scene is a filmmaker and poet named Tahir Hamut. A graduate of Beijing’s National Minorities University, Tahir began his academic career as one of the premier Uyghur critics of Western Modernist literature. Throughout the 1990s he, along with Perhat Tursun and others, were the leaders of a Uyghur avant garde poetry movement. Then in 1998 he turned his attention to filmmaking. Now Tahir serves as one of the principle instructors in the Film Department of the Xinjiang Arts Institute in Ürümchi. Tahir’s first films were feature-length fiction…
  • The Creamcast, Ep.17: The Female Voice In Contemporary Chinese Art

    Beijing Cream
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Download podcast | Size: 42.5 MB On February 5, 1989, at the opening of the China Avant-Garde Exhibition at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, a young performance artist by the name of Xiao Lu fired two gunshots at her work, two telephone booths with figures engaged in conversation inside. Her act — part of the performance piece titled “Dialogue” — became synonymous with the exhibition, caused the entire show to be temporarily shut down, and contributed to her and her boyfriend’s arrest. Madeline Eschenburg and Ellen Larson, both curators and…
  • Why Do Chinese Consumers Prefer Japanese Toilets?

    Lynne Wang
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Our friends at Beijing Today swing by now and then to introduce art and culture in the city. The consumption power of Chinese travelers once again grabbed headlines during the Spring Festival holiday. But instead of luxury watches or baby formulas, it’s Japanese toilet seats that have tourists going wild. The seats, which provide sterilization, warm rinse and massage features, have become the top products on shopping lists, and many tourists are buying two or more seats as gifts for friends and relatives. The toilet seats are typically priced 2,000 yuan before tax. “They are always out…
 
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    China Law Blog

  • Made In China?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/chris-priddy/'>Chris Priddy</a>
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
      Before you read this post, take a moment to look at the back of your computer monitor or handheld device. Do you see a tag that states “Made in China?” My computer monitor does; my iPhone states it a little differently as Assembled in China. For products imported into and sold in the United States, this product information is not a customer courtesy – it is legally required. Claims about products’ countries of origin are regulated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”). U.S. law generally requires that all foreign products imported into the United States have some…
  • China Bank Technology Rules, Part 2: Go Local Or Go Home

    <a href='http://www.harrismoure.com/our-people/steve-dickinson'>Steve Dickinson</a>
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    In my post last week, China Bank Technology Rules: Not the Same Old Thing, I said I would come back here with a solution to this bank software mess. How should U.S., European and Japanese bank software developers deal with this issue? The basic resolution will come in two steps. First, recognize that this is a software issue and not a trade issue. Second, software developers must face a stark choice. They either capitulate by going local or they stick to their fundamental rules and go home. The middle ground is rapidly being eliminated.  First, consider the software issue. The question of…
  • How To Form A China WFOE: The Initial Information Required

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Forming a China WFOE is like traversing a maze. Just cc’ed on an email from one of our China lawyers to a new client for whom we have been retained to form a China Wholly Foreign Owned Entity, or WFOE. One of the things that so often surprises American companies is how difficult it is to form a WFOE in China. This email goes a long way to explaining what is involved with forming a WFOE and why it tends to be so complicated and time consuming. Thank you for engaging us to assist with the formation of your China WFOE. I will be overseeing this project with the assistance of Grace Yang. I…
  • China Contracts, But With Whom?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Don’t get burned by contracting with the wrong party One of the most important things to determine before entering into a contract with a Chinese company is to make sure that you are contracting with the right company The right company is usually the company with sufficient financial resources to cover you if and when things go bad. On one level this sounds incredibly obvious, but I can tell you that foreign companies get this wrong all the time. This seemingly simple principle is often overlooked because many U.S. buyers of products manufactured in China contract with third-party…
  • China Factory Problems: Always YOUR Fault?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    The title is somewhat of a stab at humor. It stems from my blaming most (but certainly not all) China factory problems on the foreign buyer. We have written countless times of what is required to secure good product from Chinese factories: How To Get Good Product From China; Specificity is THE Key To Your OEM Agreement. China OEM Agreements. Ten Things To Consider China OEM Agreements. Yet Another Reason To Have One China Supply Agreements. Why The “Perfect” OEM Agreement Should Cost Less OEM Agreements With Your China Supplier. Not Just For The Big Boys China OEM Agreements. Why Ours…
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    InternChina » Languages » English

  • China’s high-speed train network

    Lutz Aisenbrey
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Over the last decade, China has built itself the longest high-speed train network in the world. At a total length of more than 12,000 km the Chinese rail network has seen a huge expansion and now exceeds all the European and Japanese networks combined. Recently confirmed plans to build a $242bn high-speed rail link to […]
  • Fushan foggy sunrise

    Manon Olivard
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    If you plan to come to Qingdao, you will inevitably hear about Laoshan, a must-see in the region. However, while waiting for warmer temperatures to go exploring this beautiful mountain and take a breath of fresh air, you can still go to Fushan, if you want to have an escape in the nature for a […]
  • 50.000 Steps

    Martin Schwarz
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Sunlight… finally… It can’t be too far anymore… just keep moving… In life we often face situations that challenge our mental limits, physical limits or even both. Especially in China we, as foreigners, are frequently confronted with situations that seem to be mysterious, surreal or even abstract. These situations often challenge our cultural empathy or, […]
  • Lunch time nap for Chinese People

    Henry Guan
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:20 am
    Yesterday I was asking my good German friend Maddy how her new job in China was going. She said she is very happy about her job, everyone is very nice but there was just one thing: she feels so lonely during her lunch time because all of her Chinese colleagues are lying on the couch or […]
  • Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

    Hannah Ho
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Spring is just around the corner, so I decided to share a wonderful winter experience in China to say goodbye to winter! The majority of people may not have heard of Harbin, it is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang province, China. The city is generally known because of its annual Harbin International Ice […]
 
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    China Stock Research - China Stock Research - News & Updates

  • Week in review – Mar 27, 2015

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Chinese companies traded in the US rose higher for a second week in a row, and pushed higher to levels not seen since early December 2014. The PowerShares Golden Dragon China ETF added about +1.2% during the week, extending YTD gains to over +6%. Stocks in Hong Kong were up about +0.5%, and stocks traded in Mainland China rose +2% as Chinese markets continued pricing in expected government stimulus efforts following weak eco data. This week’s eco data included both the HSBC/Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI (49.2 vs. 50.6 expected) and industrial profit for the first two months of the…
  • HK up, Mainland down on Wednesday

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Stocks in Mainland China finally proved that they weren’t impervious to gravity and traded lower on Wednesday, ending the 11-day streak of gains. Hong Kong stocks again followed the beat of their own drum, and ended the day higher instead of following the Shanghai Composite lower. By the end of the day’s session, the HSI was up +0.53%, and the Shanghai Composite down about -0.83%. Despite the day’s gain, Hong Kong saw lower volumes, trading almost 84 billion HKD (in line with the trailing monthly average). In Shanghai, total turnover reached about 645 billion RMB, lower than Tuesday but…
  • Shanghai higher on Tuesday, extending surge to ten days. HK cools on PMI

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Defying the odds yet another day, Mainland stocks posted a broad advance despite the HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI missing expectations and signaling a contraction in China’s economy. The Shanghai Composite traded up after the news, a repeat of the “it’s so bad it’s good” trade that has accompanied recent weak eco data out of China. A few bulls in China got cold feet near mid-day and sent the index tumbling in spectacular fashion, dropping about 3% from the morning peak to session lows. Buyers quickly stepped back in and pushed the Shanghai Composite to close with a…
  • Eco data - HSBC March 2015 Flash PMI 49.2

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The HSBC/Markit Flash China Manufacturing PMI for March 2015 was 49.2, lower than the 50.6 expected and the 50.1 reading in February. (Official release here) The reading for March was an 11-month low, and marked the fifth month in the last year that the gauge has signaled contracting conditions for China’s manufacturers which contribute about one-third of the nation’s GDP.  Looking at the key sub-indexes, total new orders and export orders were weaker vs. February, the employment situation rapidly deteriorated (plumbing depths not seen since the end of 2013). Pricing pressures…
  • Headlines from 3/23/2015

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Here is a rundown of some stories and headlines published over the weekend and Monday. This content will soon be subscription-only. If you'd like to receive access in the future, consider a subscription.   KongZhong (KZ) At the TFC Mobile Games Conference, KongZhong’s general manager Zhong Qin provided some insight to the company’s mobile game strategy for 2015. In remarks, Mr. Zhong noted the competitive pressures in the industry, and commented how many publishers, KongZhong included, were increasing their focus on improving targeting games for specific player types. The company has…
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    Red Luxury

  • Italian Vineyards See Opportunity to Gain Ground in China’s Wine Market

    red luxury w
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Italian wine makers see a big opportunity in the Chinese wine market as consumer tastes become more varied and shift toward mid-level wines. Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Shaanxi province recently released a study that found that China’s wine market has entered an era where value is becoming more important, which best suits mass-produced [&hellip
  • Apple Watch Receives Tepid Response from China

    red luxury b
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Things aren’t looking good for the Apple Watch in China. Apple announced its latest gadget on March 9. China will be one of the earliest markets for the smartwatch, which will be available for purchase there on April 24. Despite the buzz surrounding the Apple Watch on Chinese social media, consumer attitudes toward the product [&hellip
  • Bacardi Launches Tea Liquor in China

    red luxury w
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Spirits maker Bacardi hopes to differentiate itself in China’s increasingly crowded liquor market with a new drink distilled from tea. The company has begun producing the light-green colored Tang in small batches with the first 2,000 bottles being offered at high-end restaurants in China starting in May, according to The Wall Street Journal. A 500ml [&hellip
  • Jimmy Choo Pours IPO Money into China Expansion

    red luxury w
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Fresh off its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange last year, which valued the company at £545.6 million (US$877 million), Jimmy Choo has big plans for China. Asia is the company’s strongest growth region, and it has particularly been on a roll in China where Chinese fans of South Korean drama “My Love [&hellip
  • Why Jessica Alba’s Honest Brand Has Its Sights on China

    red luxury b
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Jessica Alba is bringing her brand of nontoxic consumer products to China. The brand, Honest, has taken off in the past year, and recently launched a line of nontoxic baby feeding products. The company’s chief executive officer, Brian Lee, expects China to become a significant market, and said that the brand may launch products in [&hellip
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    Travel China Cheaper

  • How to Give Gifts in China

    Pavel Dvořák
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Gift giving in China is not easy. There is, after all, nothing that is really simple in China. There are things you should do, can do, shouldn’t do and definitely cannot do. If you’re looking to give a gift to a Chinese friend or provide a gift to a Chinese host, this guide should give you guidelinesRead More The post How to Give Gifts in China appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • 3 Tips for Using a VPN That Will Blow Your Mind!

    Josh
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    So everybody knows that a VPN is an essential part of life here in China, providing both security and much-needed access to blocked websites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and many others. But perhaps you didn’t know that there are some added benefits to using a VPN that most people never realize. Not only can theseRead More The post 3 Tips for Using a VPN That Will Blow Your Mind! appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • 2015 China Holiday Schedule | Helpful Reference Guide

    Josh
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I ran across an excellent infographic today that detailed all of the Chinese holidays for the 2015 year. It’s incredibly helpful because not only does it share the dates of the holiday but it also explains if there are any “make up” days. That last point is a big one. There’s nothing more annoying toRead More The post 2015 China Holiday Schedule | Helpful Reference Guide appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • Review of the VisaHQ China Visa Service

    Josh
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Whether you’re looking to get a visa for China far in advance of your trip or you need an emergency visa for China, chances are you’re going to be looking for a good visa service to help you. That’s where VisaHQ comes in. There are quite a few visa services on the market that youRead More The post Review of the VisaHQ China Visa Service appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • FAQ: China’s New 10-Year Visas Explained

    Josh
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Perhaps you’ve heard about the new 10-year China visas that became an option following a meeting between US President Obama and Chinese President Xi JinPing in late 2014. Most people, however, don’t quite understand what this new 10-year visa means. Questions have been flying around about these Chinese visa rule changes and I’ve been gettingRead More The post FAQ: China’s New 10-Year Visas Explained appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
 
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    New Life ESL

  • Teacher Interview: Chris from America

    Monica
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    First off, tell us your name, age, and where you’re from: My name is Chris Wright, I’m 42 and I’m from Phoenix, Arizona. What made you want to come teach in China? I’ve always been interested in Asian cultures, and I’ve read that China was a location where teachers were usually happy and well paid. Is this your first time teaching/living overseas? I am a History and Science High School teacher in the states and taught there for 8 years. I’ve never taught overseas though. I’ve traveled, but never lived abroad before. What was your experience like getting over to China? To be…
  • How To Finally Move Overseas

    Derrick
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    You’ve read hundreds of blog posts. You’ve watched countless hours of videos on YouTube. You’ve stayed up until three in the morning imagining what it would be like to live overseas, obsessing about every detail of your future life. Yet, you’re still stuck at home and haven’t made that jump that you’ve been dreaming about for so long. What is it keeping you in this position, and how can you finally make that great leap into your future? I used to be in this same position before I first moved to Asia nearly three years ago. In fact, I had wanted to leave the States for over two…
  • How Much Money Can You Make Teaching in China?

    Monica
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Ah, the golden question. Money makes the world go ‘round, indeed. But we always try to guide our applicants with the advice that you should absolutely not be chasing salary or city in China — you should be chasing trustworthiness in a school. While some are not as easily convinced as others, the truth is, there really is no one-size-fits-all guide to how much you can make here. Being in the recruiting game for around two years and teaching English for three, I’ve had the benefit of meeting all kinds of aspiring English teachers. There’s the person that read somewhere online they…
  • Six Small Ways China Has America Beat

    Monica
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    How can I say this without sounding rude or smug? I guess, to put it bluntly, I will never live in America again. And, no, it’s NOT just because I gained close to 10lbs while I was home. Thanks for force-feeding me tamales, grandma! It’s not that I didn’t have a great trip. I mean, I loved seeing my sister be a mother to her goofy kids, and my brother telling me about his travels in Dubai and Spain. Seeing my family proud of all of us doing our own thing was really cool. Plus, getting a beer with my friends was long overdue. I was even excited about the nostalgia caused by driving up…
  • Meet Justin: Co-Founder of Sou Fudao

    Guest
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Can you introduce yourself? Hi guys! My name is Justin and I’m from a small island in Canada. I am the Co-Founder of Sou Fudao, a website that helps tutors and students connect throughout China. I have been teaching English here in Asia for the last 5 years, 3 of which have been in People’s Republic of China! Where are your current stomping grounds? I am currently in Shanghai. I have been here for the last 3 years and I don’t have plans on leaving any time soon. Shanghai is a great city and it provides a nice combination of lifestyle opportunities. You can immerse yourself…
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    The Vision Times » China

  • Watch This Adorable Kid Copy His Grandma at Square Dancing (Video)

    Monica Song
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    See what this grandma teaches her grandson. His parents often let grandma take care of him, and hope she will teach him how to read and write, learn some Chinese poems. But this kid is learning something different. Grandma’s favorite exercise is dancing, so naturally this little boy is learning the skills of square dancing which is popular with elderly ladies in China. Normally Chinese people would laugh at boys for learning this kind of dancing. So his parents aren’t sure if it’s a good thing, but he’s obviously enjoying it!
  • See Why ‘Made in China’ Tops the EU’s Most Unsafe List

    Ben Maloney
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Every parent assumes the plush doll they bought for their child at the mall is safe, but if it has a “Made in China” label, you should think twice. A European Watchdog agency issued 2,435 notifications of unsafe products in 2014, which range from children’s toys, clothing, and even appliances. Sixty-four percent of the unsafe products were made in China and Hong Kong, which was the same amount as in 2013. Věra Jourová, the European commissioner for consumer affairs, issued a warning to parents: “For me, as a mother and already a grandmother, the high number of…
  • 7 Wacky Fashion Week Designs… Floral Quilt, Kitty-Kini, Buff Grandpa?

    Iris Lu
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    We’ve all seen photos from bizarre fashion shows before, but this one might just be the weirdest… On the evening of March 25, Chinese designer Hu Shiguang presented his 2015/2016 Winter Series at the China International Fashion Week, staged in Beijing 798 Art Center, according to qq news. Hu was apparently trying to create the theme of the farming village in northeast China onstage. Once severely criticized, the red flower green cotton-padded jacket came back into the spotlight, but in a very strange way—combined with the Facekini!? The images got shared widely online, and many…
  • Meet the ‘Magic Rabbit,’ One of the World’s Cutest but Rarest Animals

    Iris Lu
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    In 1983, a Chinese conservationist was walking in the Tianshan Mountains near his hometown of Ili in Xinjiang, and discovered a cute little creature quite by accident. Li Weidong, the scientist, named the new species Ili-Pikachu two years later, after he saw a couple more, and studied them til 1992 when he got a job transfer. Sadly, he didn’t see the dear animal again for two decades until he spotted one last summer, according to qq news. He took these photos, showing it is almost 8 inches tall, with a face like a teddy bear, but longish ears more like a rabbit. Illi-Pika is a petite…
  • OMG, This Is Creepy. Clothes You Buy in China May Be From… (Photos)

    Jane Tseng
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Many girls like to buy clothes that look like designer brands with much lower prices on Taobao.com in China. Owners often claim their products are brought from the U.K., France, America, Italy by friends, some are OEM, and some are a little defective, which is supposedly why they cost less. But what’s the truth behind it? Recently, Shenzhen Customs seized over 100 tons of foreign garbage clothing packed in plastic bags with marks and even bloodstains, reported v.n21.cc. Shenzhen Customs seized over 100 tons of foreign garbage clothing packed in plastic bags. (Screenshot/v.qq.com)…
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    Rye Jones

  • Chinese New Year’s in Xiamen

    Rye
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Happy belated Chinese New Year’s! With the holiday season at an end, I’ve finally found some time to write a blog entry, and thought I would begin by sharing a bit about my Lunar Festival holiday while visiting my girlfriend and her family in their hometown of Xiamen. Some Background First, to give some background about the holiday and Xiamen for those unfamiliar with either, let me briefly set the stage. Chinese New Year’s is the largest traditional holiday in the Chinese world (it is also celebrated by a host of other Asian countries, including South Korea, Malaysia, and…
  • Giveaway Experiment: Week One Brief Update

    Rye
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m currently hosting a $50 Hostelworld.com giftcard giveaway to help promote my website side project,
  • League of Legends and Professional Gaming in China

    Rye
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:53 am
    With the holiday season upon us, I’ve had a fair amount of free time to pursue interests and activities outside of my grant project. So lately I’ve been toying with a fairly popular computer game called League of Legends. More specifically, I’ve been playing the localized Chinese version of the game–and in the process learning all kinds of vulgar words (the game is known for its steep learning curve and less-than-friendly community), translation oddities and cultural quirks, and just how large the competitive gaming world is in Asia. Translation Fun Generally speaking,…
  • An Experiment: Promoting a Fledgling Website with a Giveaway

    Rye
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Today I begin a marketing experiment. For the next 20-odd days, I will be running a $50 Hostelworld.com giftcard giveaway in order to promote my website side project, Travel Pals. During this time, I’m going to be testing and measuring a slew of factors and criteria related to the giveaway, including various methods of promotion (emails, personal social media, SEM, social media advertising, etc.) and statistics (open rates, share rates, cost-per-user, cost-per-share, etc.). The best kind of outcome I can imagine would be gathering several hundred to (if things go really, really well) a…
  • Chinese Online Banking

    Rye
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    or How Not to Design Your Online User Experience I was asked an interesting question lately as part of a job application: “describe a website or web app with a terrible user experience. How would you change or improve that experience?” After a couple minutes, I recalled all of the (continuing) frustration I have with online banking in China. Those who have never felt the misery of trying to pay for something online through your bank in China will probably find it amusing just how bad and user unfriendly banking is in China (even I sometimes laugh about it despite the massive…
 
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    China Digital Review

  • Community Ecommerce is the New Alibaba

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    Disclosure: The following isn’t for people who want to pick winning stocks, but rather for people who want to pick winning online strategies for China.  Takeaways first, in deference to the time-poor marketing exec: 1. Mogujie’s Pinterest-style approach underlines closing gap in UX preferences 2. Mogujie’s focused social media underlines the waning relevance of Weibo 3.Mogujie’s community-based approach heralds a new, focused Chinese ecommerce model  I. A Pinteresting Comparison…  If Pinterest just raised $367m to bring valuation up to $11b, can Mogujie raise $300m to hit the…
  • A New Model for Chinese Ecommerce

    admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    What does it mean when the mighty Amazon sets up a store on Tmall? When doughty rival and supposedly staunch JD ally Tencent does the same? It means Alibaba is the emperor of China ecommerce, of course. But keep in mind that the empire is growing at Yuan Dynasty rates (Kublai Khan and sons.) And China’s flourishing online population is evolving at an equal pace. There’s more and more online market, too much for even Alibaba to monopolize. Goodbye ‘Platform’, Hello Community It also serves to keep in mind (at least for this extended metaphor) that rich cultural diversity…
  • The Lessons Behind China’s National Anthem

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    -by Ernie Diaz You’d think if a country were going to choose a song for itself, the song would reflect its best traits. Venezuela’s would be about beautiful women and pristine beaches, Switzerland’s about its chocolate and cuckoo clocks. If a nation wishes to advertise its fighting prowess, decorum would dictate following America and England’s lead, with allusions to flags still waving and making mightier yet. In the East, countries display a lyrical schizophrenia, giving voice to a side otherwise seldom advertised. The trend seems to be historical. The Qing Dynasty, for example, was…
  • Reuters Doesn’t Know Chinese Consumers

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    “Henry” – High-earners, not rich yet. That’s the latest term for targeting Chinese consumers of luxury products, according to Reuters. At least we’re past just segmenting China into “one million millionaires” and proles, as was trendy circa 2012. (Scroll to bold headline now to skip short rant, for takeaways on how to segment Chinese customers with programmatic data.) Want to start a consulting firm advising global brands on China? Here’s your instant expert list; append “Henry” as needed: Hong Er Dai: Obscenely rich ‘red descendants’ of China’s ruling elite…
  • 3 Rules for High Converting Chinese B2B Landing Pages

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:39 am
    Disclosure: it was tough to choose “rules”, rather than “easy steps” for this article, as the latter words in a title usually get significantly more clicks. But honesty prevails even over optimization at China Digital Review. Here’s some seldom-heard honesty regarding Chinese consumers: they’re very different! No, not different as a monolithic group, blindly following cultural imperatives only a China Expert can decipher. Put it this way. You Yanks, what if you heard an Asian marketer advising his in-country client, “Americans love fast food. They care about convenience, not…
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    Happy Easter Sunday 2015 Dates | Pictures | Quotes

  • Happy Easter 2015 Pictures | Funny Easter Pictures | Egg Pictures

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    Easter is a christian religious event which will be celebrated on 20 April 2015. On this occasion peoples perform "Easter Celebration" by sending Easter Pictures Images, Easter Messages, Easter Poems Pictures, Easter Pictures jokes & happy Easter Picture messages / Easter text Messages, Easter Wishes and Easter Greetings Pictures. We have compiled a great collection of Easter Images / text messages for wishing Happy Easter Occasion.We hope that you will enjoy our Easter SMS Collection.Some common phrases that are being used to search Pictures for Easter on the Easter event are…
  • Happy Easter 2015 Images | Easter Bunny Images For Whatsapp

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    Easter is a christian religious event which will be celebrated on 20 April 2015. On this occasion peoples perform "Easter Celebration" by sending Easter Images Pictures, Easter Messages, Easter Poems Images, Easter Images jokes & Happy Easter Image messages / Easter text Messages, Easter Wishes and Easter Greetings Images. We have compiled a great collection of Easter Images / text messages for wishing Happy Easter Occasion.Happy Easter Sunday 2015 ImagesWe hope that you will enjoy our Easter Images Collection.Some…
  • San Antonio Fiesta 2015 Flambeau Night Parade : Alamo Grandstands

    21 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Fiesta Flambeau Parade 2015 : The first Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade rolled down the streets of San Antonio in 1948. Since its inception, the Fiesta Flambeau Parade has grown to rival other national parades. This illuminated parade lights up the streets of downtown San Antonio on a 2.8 mile route. As the evening turns to night, the parade fills with spectacular lights and sounds from an average of 150 parade entries. Many entries include local bands, dance groups and floats, in addition to international marching groups. Moreover, parade entries from across the United States have trekked to…
  • History of Fiesta San Antonio 2015 | Texas Events

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:04 pm
    History of Fiesta San Antonio 2015 : "Fiesta San Antonio" (or simply "Fiesta") is a spring festival in San Antonio, Texas, USA, held annually since the late 19th century. The festival began as a single event to honor the memory of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Fiesta is the city's biggest festival, with an economic impact of $284 million for the city. More than three million people take part, in more than 100 events that take place all over the city and beyond.History Of Fiesta San Antonio 2015The festival began in 1891, when local women decorated carriages, baby buggies and…
  • San Antonio, Texas Events : Enjoying the Biggest & Best of Everything

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    San Antonio, Texas Events : Enjoying the Biggest & Best of Everything : San Antonio, Texas events range from Texan to Tex-Mex and most of them are very family friendly. The weather is always warm in San Antonio and there is much for you to see and do in this historic Texas city. Some of the San Antonio, Texas events that you can enjoy when you visit the city include Alamo Days, the Tex-Mex Chili Cook Off, The San Antonio Rodeo and the Western Music Festival. San Antonio, Texas events range from Texan to Tex-Mex and most of them are very family friendly. The weather is always warm in San…
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    China Drug Consulting

  • Premier’s report may boost China’s medical Internet development

    China Drug Consulting
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his recent government work report mentioned the need to accelerate and improve basic health care system, and continuously improve the level of health care, to create a healthy China. The trend to combine traditional medical health with the Internet is getting obvious and the medical health market is expected to […] The post Premier’s report may boost China’s medical Internet development appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • Pharmaceutical Crossword Puzzle Game

    China Drug Consulting
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:26 pm
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  • China Releases Draft Revised Pharmaceutical Good Clinical Practices

    China Drug Consulting
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:12 pm
    The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced draft revisions to its pharmaceutical Good Clinical Practices (GCP) . The revisions will add additional responsibilities and requirements to the current GCP regulations, which were enacted in September 2003. The new regulations are roughly similar to the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, so Western companies […] The post China Releases Draft Revised Pharmaceutical Good Clinical Practices appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • CFDA will allow medical devices companies to own online shops

    China Drug Consulting
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    This year China Food and Drug Administration will permit medical device companies to open online shops. Medical device companies can operate in the online business after applying to get a medical device Internet license. Prior to this change, currently the medical devices are only allowed to buy or sell in online pharmacy stores, and medical […] The post CFDA will allow medical devices companies to own online shops appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical was ordered to suspend business

    China Drug Consulting
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Regarding the “hair” alike visible particles in Levofloxacin Hydrochloride and Sodium Chloride Injection produced by Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., the local CFDA, Food and Drug Administration Zibo City, has measured out a severe punishment and ordered Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. to suspend business for internal rectification, after the on-site inspection. The measures taken […] The post Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical was ordered to suspend business appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
 
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