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  • 80% of China´s rich plan to send their kids abroad - Rupert Hoogewerf

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    Fons Tuinstra
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    Rupert HoogewerfThe story China´s rich send their kids abroad is not new, but their numbers are growing and the ages of the kids are dropping, found the latest Hurun report. And says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogerwerf, they go to more different countries, he tells at Yibada.com.Yibada: The report, according to Xinhua, found that some 80 percent of the country's rich people have plans to send their children abroad, the highest ratio in the world. Also, the report found that these rich people are most likely to send their children to the U.S. and the U.K., while other countries like…
  • Dezan Shira & Associates Global Speaking Events – Late November & December 2014

    China Briefing News
    China Briefing
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The accounting, tax and legal experts of Dezan Shira & Associates will be attending and speaking at several events across East and South China, and Germany in late November and December. Here we provide a list of such events, along with the relevant event and contact details to get meet our staff in person. The post Dezan Shira & Associates Global Speaking Events – Late November & December 2014 appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Has Finally Drafted a Domestic Violence Law

    TIME
    Emily Rauhala
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    When people speak up about family violence in China, they typically hear one thing: That’s a private matter. Though beating another person is technically illegal, the abuse of your spouse or child is seen as a household, rather than societal, concern; there is no nationwide law prohibiting domestic violence. Solve this yourself, survivors are told, quietly. On Tuesday, China’s ruling Communist Party finally broke its silence on the matter. After a decades-long push by women’s rights activists and survivors of abuse, a top government body published a draft for China’s…
  • Watch: For Hong Kong’s Celebrities, Supporting Occupy Protests Isn’t Easy

    China Real Time Report
    WSJ Staff
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:38 pm
    In the fight for democracy, Hong Kong students have been joined by various pop and movie stars.
  • How To Sue Chinese Companies, Part 4

    China Law Blog
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    This is Part 4 of this series on how to sue a China company. This is the final post explaining what you can do to try to secure redress against a Chinese company that owes you money or has wronged you. Part 1 dealt with jurisdiction and on Hague Convention service of process. Part 2 was on conducting discovery against a Chinese company. Part 3 discussed overall litigation strategies and how to enforce a judgment against a Chinese company. This final post will focus on arbitrating against Chinese companies in the United States and in China and on litigating against Chinese companies…
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  • China Has Finally Drafted a Domestic Violence Law

    Emily Rauhala
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    When people speak up about family violence in China, they typically hear one thing: That’s a private matter. Though beating another person is technically illegal, the abuse of your spouse or child is seen as a household, rather than societal, concern; there is no nationwide law prohibiting domestic violence. Solve this yourself, survivors are told, quietly. On Tuesday, China’s ruling Communist Party finally broke its silence on the matter. After a decades-long push by women’s rights activists and survivors of abuse, a top government body published a draft for China’s…
  • Hong Kong Police Arrest Top Student Leader and Clear Protest Site

    Liam Fitzpatrick
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, who featured last month on the cover of TIME’s international edition, was arrested Wednesday along with several more pro-democracy activists, after police continued their crackdown on one of the city’s three protest areas. An activist arrested with the 18-year-old said on his Facebook page that they had been brought to a police station in northwest Kowloon. They are expected to be charged with contempt of court for allegedly obstructing the removal of barricades at the Mong Kok protest site. By noon local time, little remained of the site,…
  • Previously Unknown Letter from Camus to Sartre Discovered

    perliljas
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    A previously unknown letter from Albert Camus to Jean-Paul Sartre has been unearthed after hanging above an autograph collector’s fireplace for decades. The long missive is believed to have been written in March or April of 1951, shortly before the two famous French author-philosophers fell out, Agence France-Presse reports. Writing from his apartment in Paris, Camus among other things recommends Spanish actress Aminda Valls for one of Sartre’s plays, calling her a “marvel of humanity.” An autograph collector acquired the letter in the 1970s and kept it framed in his…
  • Thai Children Break World Record for Dressing as Christmas Elves

    perliljas
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Santa’s little helpers are getting busy in Thailand’s capital Bangkok. On Tuesday, 1,792 children dressed in matching red, green and white hats and T-shirts and pointy plastic ears to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Christmas elves gathering, Reuters reports. The previous record was set when 1,110 little elves got together in Wetherby, England. “I’m happy to have helped break the world record and steal the title from England,” said 11-year-old Theerathep Noonkao, who attended the event in his wheelchair. While predominantly Buddhist, Thailand…
  • French National Front Secures Funding From Russian Bank

    conalurquhart
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Is Russian President Vladimir Putin meddling in the internal politics of countries in the European Union? That seemed a strong possibility to some Europeans this week, after French political leader Marine Le Pen confirmed she had secured a €9-million ($11.1 million) loan from a Moscow-based bank, in order to run her right-wing National Front party. “At this stage, Russia is trying to influence French domestic policy,” says Jean-Yves Camus, a political researcher at France’s Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS). If so, Putin’s strategy…
 
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    China Law Blog

  • How To Sue Chinese Companies, Part 4

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    This is Part 4 of this series on how to sue a China company. This is the final post explaining what you can do to try to secure redress against a Chinese company that owes you money or has wronged you. Part 1 dealt with jurisdiction and on Hague Convention service of process. Part 2 was on conducting discovery against a Chinese company. Part 3 discussed overall litigation strategies and how to enforce a judgment against a Chinese company. This final post will focus on arbitrating against Chinese companies in the United States and in China and on litigating against Chinese companies…
  • China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    Five days ago, I wrote a post on Linkedin, entitled, China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.  That post essentially counsels to be skeptical of any foreigner who claims to have guanxi and goes on to discuss why this is so and why guanxi is overrated in any event. The post lists out the following reasons for why guanxi is not as valuable as touted: No foreigner can create a Chinese-style guanxi network. Guanxi refers to a vast network of connections arising from party, family, and work connections that may go back several generations. No guanxi network relies on a single individual. The…
  • China NDA: A Day In The Life Of A China Lawyer, Part II

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    Someone in our China Law Blog Linkedin Group (please check it out and join if you are not yet a member — we keep it entirely spam-free) asked a question regarding an NDA with a Chinese supplier. Someone else in the group responded by referring the questioner to this free online NDA. I (and most other lawyers) virtually never weigh in on specific legal matters online because it does not make sense to provide legal advice without knowing all of the facts specific to the individual situation, I could not resist doing so here and I did. I had a vision that someone somewhere might actually…
  • China Trademark Registrations: The Latest News From The Front

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of our China lawyers sent an email to a client yesterday, updating the client on the status of its trademark filings. I am republishing that email below because it succinctly sets out the current timelines for the various stages of trademark filings in China: Good to hear from you. We submitted the trademark applications to the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) a few weeks ago, and are now just waiting for an official filing receipt from them. These are usually issued within 2 months, but the CTMO has been experiencing a number of delays recently, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it…
  • China Antitrust Laws: Key Developments

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    Last week, China’s Supreme Court handed down what will likely be a seminal antitrust ruling. In the case of Qihoo v. Tencent, Qihoo alleged that Tencent had violated China’s anti-monopoly law, in particular by alleging that Tencent had abused its dominance. This was the first anti-monopoly case heard by the Supreme Court and the Court used its decision to elaborate on many key antitrust law issues. By doing so, this case offers substantial guidance regarding China’s anti-monopoly laws. A number of King & Wood lawyers have written a post, entitled, The Supreme Court Goes…
 
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    China Herald

  • 80% of China´s rich plan to send their kids abroad - Rupert Hoogewerf

    Fons Tuinstra
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    Rupert HoogewerfThe story China´s rich send their kids abroad is not new, but their numbers are growing and the ages of the kids are dropping, found the latest Hurun report. And says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogerwerf, they go to more different countries, he tells at Yibada.com.Yibada: The report, according to Xinhua, found that some 80 percent of the country's rich people have plans to send their children abroad, the highest ratio in the world. Also, the report found that these rich people are most likely to send their children to the U.S. and the U.K., while other countries like…
  • China´s YUP´s need new food products - Ben Cavender

    Fons Tuinstra
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:41 am
    +Benjamin Cavender As their professional life develops, China´s Young Urban Professionals, are looking for food products that make their lives easier, says retail analyst Ben Cavender in the China Daily. Products like Barilla´s Italian pasta´s are one of them, when they play their cards right.The China Daily: Easy-to-cook methods will make this Western dish more accessible and better accepted in the market, he said. Chinese consumers, who have very diverse tastes, are ready to put Western food on their tables at home and in restaurants, he said. Ben Cavender, principal at the…
  • China struggle against illegal banks - Sara Hsu

    Fons Tuinstra
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    +Sara Hsu A large chuck of China´s financial markets are underground. Every now and then, authorities dig up those illegal enterprises in an effort to curtail their power. Financial analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at the position of those banks.Sara Hsu: The Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau recently revealed in a statement on its website that it cracked down on underground banks in September. Ten underground banks, run from family homes, allowed clients to purchase foreign exchange and transfer funds abroad. Funds were converted through bank accounts that purchased up to…
  • Twitter is a tool, not a strategy - Tom Doctoroff

    Fons Tuinstra
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Tom DoctoroffBranding needs more than social media tools like Twitter or Wechat, says Shanghai-based author Tom Doctoroff of Twitter is Not a Strategy: Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing on his book tour. Virals on social media do not build a brand, nor sell burgers, he says.Tom Doctoroff is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. Do you need him at your meeting or conference? Do get in touch or fill in our speakers´request form. Are you interested in more branding experts at the China Speakers Bureau? Do check our latest list. Related articlesBuilding brands with social…
  • Why Macau is losing business - Shaun Rein

    Fons Tuinstra
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    +Shaun Rein Chinese consumers have different requirements from what most international companies are used to. Gambling hotspot Macau is a clear illustration, says branding expert Shaun Rein, where an imitation of Las Vegas fell flat, he tells in Forbes, although it is a must go for mainland tourists, they miss a lot of business.Forbes: China Market Research Group founder Shaun Rein is one of the foremost authorities on mainland consumer tastes and trends. His new book, The End of Copycat China, looks at how Chinese companies have been driven to innovate now that low-hanging fruit of the…
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    The China Vortex

  • Links for 2014-11-23 [del.icio.us]

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Superheroes and Star Wars get a 16th-century makeover - in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian Superheroes and Star Wars get a 16th-century makeover - in pictures http://t.co/3jiJHstWmQ South Korean export muscle sapped by weak yen - Business Insider South Korea Is Caught Between Cheap Chinese Goods And A Plunging Japanese Yen http://t.co/ew3vteQSKo This is the proof that the 1% have been running the show for 800 years - Quartz This is the proof that the 1% have been running the show for 800 years http://t.co/l0w0iABb6M via @qz Bootstrapping in Southeast Asia Bootstrapping in Southeast…
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    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit - NBC News Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit http://t.co/35glJS8xo0 via @NBCNews
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    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Gospel According to Alibaba's Ma: Love Amazon as Thyself - Bloomberg The Gospel According to Alibaba's Ma: Love Amazon as Thyself http://t.co/DzsvZqsam4 via @BloombergNews The One Terrifying Chart That Shows A Massive Chinese Slowdown Is Totally Unavoidable http://t.co/1yMBunLwHI Childbirth simulator shock pads help men experience mothers' pain - video | Life and style | The Guardian Childbirth simulator shock pads help men experience mothers' pain - video http://t.co/YCzGmtzUfP
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    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Why your Uber driver hates Uber - Quartz Why your Uber driver hates Uber http://t.co/7fACCC6K21 via @qz Cool watches, real jobs: How makers are reshoring American know-how - Quartz Cool watches, real jobs: How makers are reshoring American know-how http://t.co/8nafZZTxbw via @qz 'World's longest railway' links Madrid and China - The Local 'World's longest railway' links Madrid and China http://t.co/yZErRNyh97 via @TheLocalSpain
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    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    NASA found a way to visualize the most important process behind global warming http://t.co/0hTfDEGmB9 via @voxdotcom Why Amazon will never lose the book war - Quartz Why Amazon will never lose the book war http://t.co/bpduvFQ1Ie via @qz Uber's vast trove of customer data is ripe for abuse http://t.co/NAW6hzfwf2 via @voxdotcom Chinese President Xi Jinping receives a Bobbie bear at Hobart airport Chinese President Xi Jinping receives a Bobbie bear at Hobart airport http://t.co/4C5OEYJmoE Frankfurt begins first European direct settlements in Chinese yuan http://t.co/Gx9f19689o Petition Asks…
 
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    ChinaTechNews.com

  • Electronics Profits Surge For Gome In China

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Gome's home appliance and electronic sales during the first three quarters ended September 30, 2014, reached CNY44.645 billion, a year-on-year increase of 7.2%; and its net profit reached CNY1.018 billion, a surge of 74.9%. The company made the announcement as it revealed its unaudited performance report of its listed company for the first three quarters […]
  • China UnionPay Rumored To Soon Launch Mobile Payment Service For Android Smartphones

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    China UnionPay has reportedly decided to launch a mobile payment service named "AndroidPay" for Android smartphones. According to reports in Chinese local media, several information sources confirmed the new service will reportedly be available in China in the third quarter of 2015. Several smartphone makers also confirmed the news. Cao Jingsheng, vice president of Coolpad […]
  • Huawei Will Build R&D Center In South Korea

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Chinese telecom device maker Huawei will reportedly build a research and development center in South Korea. According to reports in South Korean local media, this move aims to more effectively enter the South Korean domestic market and acquire technologies related to smartphones in South Korea. Kevin Ho, Huawei's president of the terminal mobile product line, […]
  • 58.com Delivers Common Chores Direct To Chinese Consumers

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Chinese classified information website 58.com announced the launch of a new housekeeping service brand named "58 Daojia" and appointed Chen Xiaohua, chief strategy officer of 58.com, as chief executive officer of "58 Daojia". 58 Daojia provides location-based service booking, on-site services, and online payment and reviews. This project was initially launched in July 2014. Currently, […]
  • Alipay Expands Internet Payment Services To Australia

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Chinese third-party Internet payment service provider Alipay.com announced that the company has established a new subsidiary in Sydney, Australia. Alipay will reportedly continue with a local joint venture with Paybang to meet the shopping demands of Australian and Chinese consumers. Alipay will also work together with Australia Post to promote Alipay shopping cards in 4,400 […]
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    China Digital Times (CDT)

  • Ferguson: “No Such Thing as Perfection” in Human Rights

    Sophie Beach
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    At a Foreign Ministry press conference, a journalist asked spokesperson Hua Chunying about the Chinese government response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who had shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August. Charles Hutzler writes for the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Times blog: At the daily media briefing on Tuesday, when an American reporter asked about the unrest and whether the Chinese government would comment given past U.S. criticisms of China’s human rights record, Ms. Hua first stuck to the…
  • Feng Zhenghu: The Narita Airport Diary (5)

    Anne Henochowicz
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    After being denied re-entry to China eight times, Feng Zhenghu lived in Tokyo’s Narita Airport for 92 days in 2009-2010. Now Feng is telling the story of his airport odyssey on his blog, and CDT is translating his account. This is the fourth installment. Read previous installments here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 November 7 I had already gone hungry for three days, and I certainly wouldn’t have anything to eat today, either. But I would absolutely not surrender. I would not trade my own dignity for food. I had no choice but to burn all my bridges and put my life on the line. In…
  • Photo: Aftermath, by Gordon Bird

    Sophie Beach
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Aftermath © Sophie Beach for China Digital Times (CDT), 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firewall
  • Ilham Tohti’s Students Stand Trial for Separatism

    josh rudolph
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    After Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti saw his separatism charge upheld last week, seven students who had previously worked on the jailed scholar’s website stood trial on Tuesday for separatism in front of the same court that sentenced their former teacher to life in prison in September. Didi Tang reports for the AP: Li Fangping, a defense lawyer for the economics professor Ilham Tohti, said at least three students pleaded not guilty and the court was expected to issue its verdicts at a later date. He said the students were certain to be found guilty by the same court that sentenced…
  • Mong Kok Site Cleared as Fractures Widen Among Protesters (Updated)

    Sophie Beach
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Update: 9:00 am PST, 11/25: After the initial clearance of protest sites in Mong Kok, scuffles broke out between police and protesters as some refused to leave. More than 80 protesters were detained. From the South China Morning Post: Up to 4,000 police officers were deployed in Mong Kok by Tuesday night, swelling from the 3,000 earlier in the day to assist bailiffs remove barricades from the Mong Kok protest under a court injunction. Police deployed pepper spray to break up crowds of protesters in Mong Kok on Tuesday evening, as police confirmed eighty people had been arrested by 8pm during…
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  • Zhongwen Extension for Chrome: Now with Grammar Links

    John Pasden
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I’ve been recommending the Zhongwen extension for Chrome for years already, and it’s also the one we recommend to users of the Chinese Grammar Wiki. Well, with the most recent update to the extension, that recommendation has gotten a lot stronger! The Zhongwen extension now makes it easy to look up words on the Chinese Grammar Wiki by keyword. For example, if you’re using the Zhongwen extension and mouse over “,” you’ll notice that it has a grammar keyword entry. Press “G” to open that in a new tab, and you’ve got a list of all the grammar…
  • The Chinese Grammar Wiki: now with tons of Pinyin

    John Pasden
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:16 pm
    OK, so maybe not all sentences are cheerful… The Chinese Grammar Wiki has been steadily growing over the years. In its early days, when tons of articles were “stubs,” and lots of grammar points still needed appropriate example sentences, we decided not to include pinyin for those sentences, and instead outsource that work to browser plugins. We recognized that once the page contents stabilized eventually, it would definitely be better to add both English translations and pinyin for all sentences, or at least the sentences at the lower levels. Well, that time has come! All A1…
  • Cooking Your Way to Vocabulary

    John Pasden
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:39 pm
    by pieceoflace photography, on Flickr Brendan O’Kane writes on Quora in answer to the question, “What should I do in order to improve my Chinese vocabulary?“: [...] Cooking shows are an absolutely awesome resource for studying any language, because: They’re pretty focused in terms of spoken content. Sure, you get hosts who yammer on about how their grandmother used to make such-and-such a dish for holidays or whatever, but when you get right down to it, the core content — “this is a thing; this is how you make the thing” — is pretty predictable.
  • Boaz’s Chinese Kids

    John Pasden
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Scrolling through Boaz Rottem’s China Flickr photos, I was struck by these great pictures of happy Chinese children. Enjoy! See also: BoazImages.
  • Spartacus = Super Taka?

    John Pasden
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Here’s a restaurant on Fuzhou Road () in Shanghai: So the Chinese name is , which includes a straightforward transliteration of the name “Spartacus,” which you can easily find on Baidu Baike and on Chinese Wikipedia, plus the word for “steak.” But somehow the English name of this restaurant is “Super Taka Steak.” How does that work? I’d love to hear theories.
 
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    China IWOM Blog- Making Sense of the Buzz | seeisee | CIC

  • How to Integrate China’s Pop Culture and Internet Culture in Social Media?

    CIC
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    SamFlemming , founder & CEO, Kantar Media CIC, shares insights about how brand owners should integrate China’s pop culture with its internet culture to develop a smart social media strategy. Video
  • Kantar Media CIC Officially Releases 2014 Social Business to Big Data White Paper — Insights from Kantar Media CIC’s 2013-2014 China Enterprise Social Business Survey

    CIC
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    From 2011 to 2013, Kantar Media CIC published “From Social Media to Social Business” white paper series which served as a “step-by-step guide,” helping enterprises develop their understanding of Chinese social media and ultimately realize their social business objectives. Kantar Media CIC first defined social business for China in 2010 as “an organization designed consciously around social tools, social media, and social networks,  as a response to outgrowth of the web 2.0 technology space and its reshaped brand-consumer communication and business discipline.” After 4 years…
  • CIC launches real-time eCommerce, WeChat insights and Global Coverage of 67 languages

    Sam
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    We are very happy to share with you some exciting updates about CIC’s services and capabilities. CIC is continuing to invest in our technology to ensure our clients can fully leverage digital intelligence coming from the unique, fragmented, and dynamic social media landscape in China, Asia and across the world.   CIC adds real-time eCommerce, WeChat, BBS and Online News  In a major upgrade of Cooperator, CIC’s real-time social listening intelligence platform, expanded real-time coverage of Weibo to now include Online News, BBS, as well as eCommerce reviews from 8 eCommerce…
  • CIC China Internet Consumer watch 2014 July: Brand buzz offers lessons for product placement

    Sam
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    In the wake of hit movie like Transformer 4, more and more brands are considering or planning on product placement. Netizens were not only talking about the movie itself but also paid attention and offered opinions on brands’ product placements in the movie. CIC tracked the buzz about brands in the massively successful movie Transformer 4 which offers some lessons for those brands considering product placement: IN PLACE: The automotive brands, such as Chevroet, Lamborghini, and Trumpchi, were obvious and seamlessly fit into the movie plot and as a result were more naturally received by…
  • Nike vs. Adidas, the Battle for the World Cup “Adaptive Marketing” Crown

    Sam
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    While teams battled for the World Cup, the marketing war between the two sports giants Nike and Adidas battled off the football pitch in a social media marketing war. Both has casualties. Adidas’ posted  an unseemly tweet around Suarez’ bite. Nike suffered when all its high profile spokespersons’ teams bowed out early (again) and netizens raised the specter of the “Nike Curse”. While Adidas could claim victory (and did) with two teams in the final, Nike was seen as getting the last shot with Götze kicking the winning goal in pair of Nike Magist shoes. In the end, both brands had…
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    TechNode

  • TechNode Roundup: 20+ Hardware Startups at TNT Special Event in Shanghai

    Emma Lee
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:58 pm
    After having a wonderful TechCrunch China/ TechNode conference under the theme of “The Red Hardware” this August in Beijing, we brought the enthusiasm for hardware to Shanghai last week by holding a special edition of our TechNode Touch (TNT) event in the metropolis to highlight the latest and most thrilling development of China’s smart hardware industry. More than twenty hardware startups showcased their products at the event, ranging from smart wristbands to scooters and air filters. Here are the some interesting startups that demoed at the gathering: Smart wristbands:…
  • Here’s Ten Awesome Startups Graduating from Chinaccelerator Batch VI

    Emma Lee
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Chinaccelerator, one of the most active startup accelerators in China, kicked off the demo day for its latest batch this Tuesday. Ten projects covering a wide range of industries showcased their products in front of a throng of investors, mentors, fellow entrepreneurs and reporters. The ten startups are run by teams with international backgrounds and passions for entrepreneurship. Here’s a full list of all of the presenting companies from yesterday’s Demo Day: Bootdevwas founded on the principle that website development can be a very complicated process. As a ‘Backend…
  • Why Flash Sale Sites Might Work in China, and Not the U.S.

    Cate Cadell
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:29 am
    After a record US$9 billion of sales on Singles Day, the world’s biggest 24-hour e-retail extravaganza, the market in China for flash sales appears stronger than ever. However the one-day feeding frenzy may not the best indicator of health when it comes to the flash sale site model. Flash sale sites that run year-round as opposed to one day-sales are frequently criticised for the questionable sustainability of their model. Most U.S. flash sale giants have seen steady losses over the last two years. However new entrants to the China market are optimistic, claiming that the simplified…
  • RestOn: A Non-Wearable Device Getting You Good Sleep

    Emma Lee
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Most of us have at some point experienced sleeping troubles or even disorders due to life pressures or other outside factors. But there is hope. Shenzhen-based startup Sleepace is dedicated to helping helping troubled sleepers improve the quality of their slumber. The company’s latest product RestOn is a non-wearable device that measures, tracks and analyzes the sleep quality of its users through collecting data on sleep time, heart rate, respiration, body movement and sleep cycles. Powered by a 2-foot long vibration sensor, RestOn takes the form of 2mm-thick belt which is placed under…
  • Logistics Solution Provider oTMS Raises Series A Funding from Investors Including Baidu

    Tracey Xiang
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    oTMS (open Transport Management System) is a Shanghai-based company that creates software to help suppliers and transportation companies in China streamline transport processes. The company has just raised US$6 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners China, along with Baidu and oTMS’ angel investor Buttonwood Capital. In the fast-growing Chinese logistics industry, especially in the business-to-business trucking sector, transport involves multiple parties, subcontractors and drivers. There are millions of logistics companies and about 30 million drivers in China,…
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    China Hearsay

  • U.S.-China Climate Deal: the Short and the Cynical

    Stan
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    An agreement between the U.S. and China to curb greenhouse-gas emissions won’t slow global warming enough to prevent extreme weather that damages crops, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. (Bloomberg) I’ve been avoiding the topic of the climate deal for a variety of reasons, but mostly because of my innate cynicism. But isn’t any deal a good thing? Yes, I suppose. And isn’t the scope of this particular deal better than a lot of folks expected? Again, yes. And yet . . . Let me make this simple. I won’t bother with any of the details in the deal. Not that…
  • Ignore the Smog Beijingers, City Says “APEC Blue”…

    @chinahearsay
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Ignore the Smog Beijingers, City Says “APEC Blue” Could Become The Norm bit.ly/1vrXgOw — I might be dead by asphyxiation by then © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free tr…

    @chinahearsay
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free trade deal | Reuters yhoo.it/11mhgnp — better late than never © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • China Hands Out First 10-Year Visas to Americans |…

    @chinahearsay
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
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  • Draft Revision of Foreign Direct Investment Indust…

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    17 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Draft Revision of Foreign Direct Investment Industries Guidance Catalogue | China Law Insight bit.ly/1u3HFNM © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
 
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    China Venture News

  • Solving Insolvency By Use Of Trust Deeds

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    A Trust deed Scotland may be subdivided into the protected trust deed or the voluntary trust deed. You are required to fully understand the differences in these two types of trust deeds. This information may come in handy at some point in life. There are several Trust Deed Scotland companies to choose from. However you should be careful when dealing with online companies as they may be fraudulent especially when con men are involved. Always take precautions and use trustdeeds.net to get the best deals ever.     Protected trust deeds This is an arrangement that is overseen by an…
  • The Pros And Cons Of An IVA

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Individual Voluntary Arrangements, or IVA, are an alternative to bankruptcy. It is an official agreement made between the person who owes money and his or her creditors. An iva is usually seen as a better option than bankruptcy. In this agreement the person in debt makes regular payments that are then divided between all the creditors. There are both advantages and disadvantages to Individual Voluntary Arrangements. The Pros of An IVA An IVA Calculator and how it really works can relieve the stress associated with debts. An insolvency practitioner is involved in the agreement and payments…
  • How To Claim Bank Charges Back Successfully

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Merging your bank statements can be a frustrating but enlightening process but SIMPLEFS can help. You will most probably discover many fees charged to your account by the bank and start cursing the bank for robbing you blind. If you are unsatisfied with the fees charged to your account take action by learning how to get bank charges back.   Types Many people are aware of overdraft fees, but sadly even if your check never bounced you can still be charged fees for other things such as: Dropping below account minimums Having too many transactions Not having enough transactions  …
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    元デリヘル嬢の風俗回顧録

  • 風俗行ったらおしゃれになった???

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

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

    admin
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    デリヘルで働いていて、定期的に指名して遊んでくれると、風俗で働いているような女の子だって嬉しいです。 山ほどお店はあって、女の子もたくさんいるのに、常に自分を指名してくれたりしたら、少なからずそのお客様のことを意識してしまいます。 しかも、そんなお客様と定期的に身体を重ねているのだから、単純に意識しているという段階を飛び越えてしまうことだってあります。…
  • 風俗嬢と仲良くなる方法

    admin
    1 Nov 2014 | 9:23 pm
    風俗嬢にだって気に入られたい、モテたいと思う男性は結構多いと思います。 日常で出会いがないから、風俗嬢と仲良くなって、ゆくゆくはお店で会うのではなく、個人的に会いたいと思うでしょう。 しかし、そのようになるには、長く険しい道が待っており、必ずそのような関係になれるとは限りません。 それでも、そのようになりたいと思う男性にはいくつか心がけるべきことがあります。…
  • お客さんとの恋愛

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    デリヘルもソープも形態はなんであれ、身体を重ねるのが風俗の仕事です。 身体を重ねてしまうと、単純なお客さんは自分に気があると思い込み、お客とお店の関係を飛び越えようと考え、行動に移すような人は後を断ちません。 仕方のないことですが、ほとんどの女の子にとってそれは迷惑でしかありません。…
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    China Business Blog

  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 23-11-2014

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    RT @ftchina: China rail group signs $12bn Nigeria deal http://t.co/n6WGNNCFYm -> RT @Bkerrychina: A New ChaFTA in Australia China Relations: From the Australian Institute for International Affairs: http://t.co/ktkYWLAaj9 -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/Ulmn1QVPsY Stories via @pdenlinger @islandchic @MalcolmMoore -> RT @ChinaDailyUSA: Fortune has named 25 Chinese women as the country's most powerful businesswomen. http://t.co/Mz3oP1p0o4 -> RT @RiskyBizChina: Will be speaking at SMU's China Due Diligence Symposium, 28/1/15, Singapore.
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 16-11-2014

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @USChinaBusiness: U.S. firms lower China expectations as growth slows, scrutiny rises | http://t.co/jymj646BI1 -> RT @USChinaBusiness: U.S., China reach agreement on cutting tariffs on tech products… http://t.co/7tCpBot3vT -> RT @CBR_Magazine: #China releases new #investment catalog: 75% unchanged, but some openings | http://t.co/r1nZYvBhrc @USChinaBusiness http:… -> RT @chinacontact: Shanghai Jin Jiang to Buy Louvre #Hotels Group #France #hospitality http://t.co/uPCO2W48o0 -> RT @ChinaRealTime: Just how big is Alibaba? http://t.co/xAr38yboWv…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 09-11-2014

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/slvIa7ti3j Stories via @fuzheado @lindayueh @joelbackaler -> RT @SCMPChina: China to launch hack-proof quantum communication network in 2016 http://t.co/tc9prfN0tl -> RT @gadyepstein: Xi Jinping's foreign policy: He wants a bigger, more dominant role for China than his predecessors ever dared ask for http… -> Webinar: How to Avoid Business Risk in China via China Business Blog – “Doing business in China … http://t.co/ripQlmBYAl -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @tohhanshih: NVC retakes Chongqing factory, finds million…
  • Webinar: How to Avoid Business Risk in China

    admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:44 am
    “Doing business in China involves a series of challenges and risks that international companies need to address carefully in order to achieve success in the market. Some may face bribery, business fraud, anti-trust investigations or procurement bans from government and state-owned enterprises. Thus re-evaluating your China risk exposure, and adjusting your business strategies in order to continue to benefit from the opportunities offered by the China market is crucial. A new book written by Jeremy Gordon Risky Business in China demonstrates how a strategic approach to risk management…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 02-11-2014

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    "Risky Business in China" on Amazon's International Business Best Sellers list: http://t.co/GYEsr7gzGG via @amazon #RiskyBizChina -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/slvIa7ti3j Stories via @fonstuinstra @jonathanwatts @greatwriteshark -> RT @CBR_Magazine: China Forms Infrastructure Bank Despite US Opposition | China Business Review – Representatives from China,… http://t.c… -> RT @prchovanec: Not even close to reality RT @pdacosta Bad loans rise at China’s biggest banks http://t.co/AUfTlzkVvt http://t.co/wJYiFAIvjw -> RT…
 
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    Lost Laowai

  • None Shall Pass! Laowai cyclist stops car from driving in bike lane

    Ryan
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    The incident happened November 15, on Yaojiayuan Road in Beijing, where the anonymous bespectacled every-man hero blocked the bike path with his bicycle and grim determination. This isn’t the first time that a law-respecting laowai, armed with only two rubber tubes and some aluminum pipes, has taken their cause to Beijing’s bike lanes. Long-timers may remember the case of a foreign woman doing much the same back in 2006. Unlike our furrowed friend above, she even did it with a big grin. And who could forget the champion of traffic champions, Guangzhou’s rollerblading…
  • Watch: Single Chinese Guy vs Single White Guy

    Ryan
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:50 pm
    With the subtitle “Are we really so different?”, the video is a light-hearted depiction of the stereotypical differences (as well as the commonality) between how Chinese and Western guys attempt to woo women. On Youtube: And on Youku: h/t Shanghaiist The post Watch: Single Chinese Guy vs Single White Guy appeared first on Lost Laowai.
  • New US-China policy announced for extended tourist/business visa validity

    Lost Laowai
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:06 pm
    On November 10, during the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, President Barack Obama announced that the US and China have agreed to a new, reciprocal 10-year visa policy for tourist and business visas. While the new visa system is expected to increase the number of Chinese travelling to the US, with America hopeful it can capture more than its current 2% of the 100 million Chinese travelling abroad annually, changes for Americans coming to China may be limited, as immigration attorney Gary Chodorow explains at his blog: “The U.S. government will put the…
  • Excerpt: Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside

    Quincy Carroll
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:36 pm
    In this excerpt, Daniel, a young idealist stationed in rural Hunan, visits his friend, Neil, in Changsha. Thanks for reading! He woke up early the next morning and packed his toiletries in the dark, brushing his teeth in the cold of the bathroom, feeding the chickens, clearing the sink. The streets were empty save for a noodle cart, and, but for a grayness above the hills, there was little to be seen as he trudged across town. He bought some baozi from a man with one good eye on Jiuyi Lu and responded to all of the vendor’s questions regarding life in the West. The cost of goods. The…
  • Amazon expanding international shopping & fast shipping for Chinese consumers

    Ryan
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    According to a Tech in Asia post, the company is also launching an “international shopping” feature on Amazon.cn to allow Chinese consumers to easily search for purchases from foreign-based Amazon shops. International products are nothing new on Amazon.cn, but are typically purchased through 3rd party importers, and not directly from the foreign-based shops. Likewise, purchasing directly from Amazon.com, or its country-level affiliates, was previously possible from within China, but getting your package could be slow — if it arrived at all. However, the company has partnered…
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  • three manys?

    wangbo
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:22 pm
    With Xi Jinping visiting New Zealand there is naturally an upspike in mentions of New Zealand in the Chinese press. Naturally, these mentions tend to be about Xi’s visit, but there are other things too. Things like this rather odd little article, attributed to Zhou Qiyuan of Nanjing Daily. “New Zealand has ‘three manys'”, the headline proclaims, “Many sheep, many birds, and many old people”. It then goes on to explain each of those ‘many’s one by one. It’s a pretty short article, so I’ll just translate the whole thing. It starts with…
  • how long until we learn?

    wangbo
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    This morning I sat in the classroom reading as I waited for students to arrive for their spoken tests. Among other things, I read chapters 3o and 31 of the Dao De Jing: 30: 以道佐人主者,不以兵強天下。其事好還。師之所處,荊棘生焉。大軍之後,必有凶年。善有果而已,不敢以取強。果而勿矜,果而勿伐,果而勿驕。果而不得已,果而勿強。物壯則老,是謂不道,不道早已。 He who would assist a lord of men in harmony with the Dao will not assert his mastery in the kingdom by force of arms. Such a course is sure to meet…
  • Dakang, An Yuan, Crafar, Lochinver, Shanghai Pengxin…

    wangbo
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    Today I see news that a company called Dakang Muye (大康牧业) is planning to spend 2.3 billion to buy two New Zealand farms. Exactly how big a sum 2.3 billion is depends, of course, on which currency we’re using. I think it safe to assume from context that the currency is Chinese Yuan/Renminbi. In which case, 2.3 billion would translate to NZ$ 457,613,434.77. Now, I have no idea how that link to XE.com will work, but that is the figure I was given. Also, I googled “大康牧业”, and among all the news articles was a site that looked like it might belong to the company,…
  • going fruity

    wangbo
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    I’ve noticed more and more stores like this popping up around the neighbourhood recently. The earliest ones started to appear a few years ago, but there seems to be a sudden increase in them. Here’s a few points I’ve noticed about them: 1: The aesthetic seems to be largely the same among all such stores, from the general layout right down to the colour schemes, size, style, and fonts on the signage. 2: Although they are generally green grocers, the focus is definitely on fruit – to the point where the names of the stores, be they independent or branches of a chain,…
  • China Connection

    wangbo
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Note: This is a  very slightly altered version of a post I wrote on my Linked In profile. There’s a link to my Linked In profile on the right sidebar if you’re interested. The New Zealand Herald has been running a China Connection series by Paul Lewis in association with the BNZ every Friday, and as the series continues it gets more interesting. Today’s instalment looks at SMEs and China, and there are three points that grabbed my attention. The first point may well come across as a bit nit-picky on my part, but I will explain. Look at this sentence: “Last month, BNZ…
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    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • Riots after US jury fails to indict Ferguson policeman

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The town of Ferguson erupted in violence as protesters shot at police and set cars and buildings ablaze Monday night after a grand jury chose not to indict a white officer who killed an unarmed black teen.
  • Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Hong Kong authorities began clearing a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district Tuesday, risking confrontation with demonstrators in the neighborhood, a flashpoint for previous violent clashes with police and angry mobs.
  • DPP's Lin, Wei step down from legislative posts

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Taichung mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) and Changhua County magisterial candidate Wei Ming-ku (魏明谷) announced in a press conference yesterday at Lin's campaign headquarters that they are resigning from their legislative posts.
  • ECCT advises Taiwan to build on its core strengths

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) in its annual publication called on the government Tuesday to use Taiwan's core strengths effectively to build a better and brighter future for the country.
  • Hong Kong clears part of unruly protest site

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday began clearing away some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.
 
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    techblog86

  • New CNY 30,000 Maximum Fine in Proposed Anti-Spam Regulations “No Threat” to Spammers

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

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

    David Feng
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The recent concerns of Apple Pay helping itself to more than one payment of a user’s registered card could be a big issue for China, where “money con men” are serious issues. Too often are there cases reported of people who have been tricked — and nearly bankrupted — by those con men. Apple finds itself in a very precarious situation in China. A recent hack, which involved its iCloud service in China, comes after it launched the iPhone 6 late, likely due to security concerns (not the concerns you’d think Apple’d be concerned about!). Having also being chased by Communist…
  • Rebuilding techblog86

    David Feng
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    To some of you, techblog86 remains that site that is on one day, off the next; there one year, gone the other. It’s no secret your publisher has been busy since 2008: he has been actively involved first in the tech world, then in the startup world, then in the media world (PhD, teaching, radio shows; “just about everything”). On and off times included, this blog has, though, been around for six years — which on the Internet can be a pretty long time. This newest effort to rebuild techblog86, though, is real, genuine, and “has teeth”. Here’s how this site…
  • Chinese Gov Weibo: Some Interaction, (Nearly) All Officialspeak

    David Feng
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    There are only two ways to look at the recent People’s Daily Weibo ranking of Chinese official Weibo accounts (in simplified Chinese):— Progress (minor!) has been made (mostly self-congratulatory) There remains a tonne of problems to be solved I’ll look at it from critical perspectives. 1. Weibo in China still is about sensitive topics. Never mind the government has just about canned (uncontrolled) discussion about Occupy Central; even thousands of miles away from Central, they still have critical, thorny issues to deal with. The recent People’s Daily Weibo ranking wasn’t blind to…
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    Simpson's Paradox

  • Berry Chat With Blabcake

    Meg Stivison
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
      Walking Thumbs’ new Blabcake Messenger App lets users chat with their friends using expressive animations and cute interactions. This social app is often described as emoji chat, but actually users have cute berry avatars. Individual Berries can be personalized with color, hair and mood, and they can be customized by adding clothes and accessories, so each Berry is unique. Avatar customization with Blabcake’s Berry Chatters can animate their berries, with a variety of actions, from emotional reactions (a broken heart, a sleepy face, or an angry scowl, among others) Users can…
  • Happy All The Time

    Meg Stivison
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Happy All The Time by Laurie Colvin tells the story of Guido and Vincent, third cousins and best friends, and of Holly and Misty, the two women they eventually meet and marry. Character-driven stories are great, even better if the book’s really all about personal relationships.  It’s not only romantic relationships, one of the most delightful minor arcs is between hardworking Misty and the wealthy dilettante who owns the company and indulges his whims in managing her department. The novel is all about people interacting with each other. There’s almost no tension in this…
  • #wheretowatch’s Most Memorable Movie Moments

    Meg Stivison
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Entertainment startup WhereToWatch has compiled this video of memorable movie and TV moments… I’m a little embarrassed to tell you I only recognized about half of these, but you’ll probably recognize all of them. (If you’re reading this via feedreader, you can watch the video here to see how many you recognize.) Where to Watch is a new site allowing users find a simple (and legal) way to watch a show or movie, whether that way is getting a ticket to a local movie theater, physically renting a at a kiosk, or watching on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, or about a…
  • Felix Felicis

    Meg Stivison
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    “Have you ever taken it, sir?” asked Michael Corner with great interest. “Twice in my life,” said Slughorn. “Once when I was twenty-four, once when I was fifty-seven. Two tablespoonfuls taken with breakfast. Two perfect days.” Felix Felicis By Sirius Winchester We’re hiring a new summer camp director at work, and he was being introduced around, and asking what everyone does, and when it came to me, I said I teach app design in the studio, I work with our online students creating and curating game and tech news for our internal community, and I work with our parent community…
  • My Archnemesis

    Meg Stivison
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    We meet again, my old enemy. My Archnemesis from Simpson's Paradox The post My Archnemesis appeared first on Simpson's Paradox.
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    China Bystander

  • China’s Interest-Rate Liberalization Takes A Sideways Step

    China Bystander
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    IS THE PAST prologue when it comes to China’s interest rates? For two years, the answer was no. Late last week, that answer changed with the central bank’s surprise cut in its benchmark one-year lending rate by 40 basis points … Continue reading →
  • The Appearance and Reality of Resisting Stimulus In China

    China Bystander
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    New monthly economic indicators confirm the slowing of China’s economy. Growth in retail sales, industrial production and fixed-asset investment all decelerated in October. Nonetheless, central bankers are likely to hold fast against calls for across-the-board stimulus. A political and an … Continue reading →
  • Xi Blows Hot And Cold Over Apec

    China Bystander
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Summit (Apec) in Beijing brought together the leaders of the world’s three biggest national economies, President Xi Jinxing, Japan’s Prime Minister Shintaro Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama. It was not a particularly happy confluence. While Xi and … Continue reading →
  • October PMIs Suggest China’s Economy Slowing As Intended

    China Bystander
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:37 pm
    THE LATEST BATCH of monthly purchasing managers’ indices (PMI) can be read anyway you wish. This Bystander’s standing caveat about drawing conclusions from a single month’s data applies. The official PMI for October came in at a lower-than-expected 50.8, down … Continue reading →
  • World Bank Adds Its Voice To Those Calling For China To Slow Its Growth

    China Bystander
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    THE WORLD BANK is lending some international credibility to China’s likely switch to a 7% annual GDP growth target next year. In its latest economic update the Bank says 7% growth would not hurt China’s labor market, an indicator watched … Continue reading →
 
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    chinaSMACK

  • Korean Girl Wins China’s Miss Campus Pageant, Netizen Reactions

    Joe
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    From NetEase: Korean Girl wins China Miss Campus Competition The 6th annual China Miss Campus ended, Korean Li Xuanzhen “Ice Cream Girl” from the Communication University of China won China’s Miss Campus. In June of this year, she became popular online after pictures of her eating ice cream was posted online, and because of this, she was called the “Ice Cream Girl”. Comments on NetEase: How is this China’s Miss Campus, why does it have to be a bangzi? If she didn’t get cosmetic surgery, she really would be beautiful. China’s Miss Campus, and Korea won? This is a joke right?
  • Modern China Reimagined in Famous 12th Century Chinese Painting

    Joe
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Chinese artist and photographer Dai Xiang recently exhibited at the 2014 Lianzhoufoto Festival, his reinterpretations of the famous Song Dynasty painting “Along the River During the Qingming Festival”(清明上河图). By inserting modern scenes into an ancient backdrop, Dai Xiang cleverly depicted numerous “incidents” in recent years across China, including popular topics such as chengguan, forced demolition, prostitution, gutter oil, among many others. Netizens praised his work as an embodiment of modern Chinese society. Click to enlarge: Click to enlarge: Artist description of his…
  • Beloved “Scholar” Dog Killed and Dumped in Trash, Reactions

    Joe
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    From QQ: Northwest A&F University “Scholar Dog” Beaten to Death According to a 11/20 Dahe.com Weibo report, at the Northwest A&F University there was a “scholar dog”, he loved to attend calculus and English classes. After class, he often goes to the cafeteria to eat, during activities he would run ahead of the track team, and was beloved by the students. But recently, during a clean-up of stray dogs on campus, “scholar dog” was beaten to death and thrown in the trash. The school claimed, there were more than 30 stray dogs on campus and they posed a threat to the students…
  • Chinese Athlete Defected to the US in the 80s Returns to China

    Joe
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Hu Na was one of the first Chinese athletes to defect to the US after the normalization of Sino-American relations. A professional tennis player on the National Team, Hu Na defected to the US in 1982 when she sought for political asylum. The subsequent “Hu Na Incident” caused a major diplomatic row between US and China. Netizens react to her recent return to China to hold an art exhibition, many condemned her for being a traitor. From Sina Weibo: @时代报: “Hu Na: you bring shame to the country, you must deeply repent”. For traitors, there are no reasons to forgive her. The…
  • List of Funny and Unusual Chinese Names, Netizen Reactions

    Joe
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    From Sina: Such ridiculous names, have you seen them? 元芳 – Fang Yuan (Online meme based on the ancient detective drama Di Renjie) 财付通 – Cai Futong (Chinese name for Tenpay, Tencent’s online payment system similar to Paypal) 高富帅 – Gao Fushuai (“Tall, rich, handsome”) 黑木耳 – Hei Muer (Black fungus, derogatory term for women’s vagina) 毛泽西 – Mao Zexi (Play on the name Mao Zedong, dong meaning East and Xi meaning West) 包爽 – Bao Shuang (“Guaranteed satisfaction”, usually in the context of sex) 曹尼玛 – Cao Nima…
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    China Briefing News

  • Learning from Experience: The Hows and Whens of Hiring Interns in China

    China Briefing
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Companies in China often offer internships to young people looking to enter the job market, but the strict laws governing such arrangements in China can make legal compliance difficult for employers. In this article, we detail how and when China-based companies can take on local and foreign interns. The post Learning from Experience: The Hows and Whens of Hiring Interns in China appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Dezan Shira & Associates Global Speaking Events – Late November & December 2014

    China Briefing
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The accounting, tax and legal experts of Dezan Shira & Associates will be attending and speaking at several events across East and South China, and Germany in late November and December. Here we provide a list of such events, along with the relevant event and contact details to get meet our staff in person. The post Dezan Shira & Associates Global Speaking Events – Late November & December 2014 appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Applying for DTA Benefits in China

    China Briefing
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    For foreign investors doing business in China, securing DTA benefits is an important measure for reducing tax burdens and thereby maximizing profit. In general, there are two pathways of administrative measures to be followed—either “approval” or “record-filing” with the relevant tax bureau—, depending on the type of relief being claimed. The post Applying for DTA Benefits in China appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Regulatory Brief: Approved Investment Directory, Guangdong Collective Contracts, Interest Rate Cuts

    China Briefing
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we discuss the release of the 2014 approved investment directory, changes to collective contracts in Guangdong, cuts to the benchmark interest and deposit rates by the People's Bank of China, and the rumored expansion of resource tax reform to rare earths. The post China Regulatory Brief: Approved Investment Directory, Guangdong Collective Contracts, Interest Rate Cuts appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Case Study: Due Diligence in the Acquisition of a Chinese Company

    China Briefing
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    As part of our mission to provide business intelligence on the legal, tax and operational issues of doing business in China, China Briefing presents here the next installment in a series of case studies, based on the practical experience of Dezan Shira & Associates professionals in conducting due diligence. The post Case Study: Due Diligence in the Acquisition of a Chinese Company appeared first on China Briefing News.
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    Xinjiang: Far West China

  • Jack Ma: Can He Save Xinjiang’s Online Shopping Woes?

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

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

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

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

    Josh Summers
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    The ancient city of Jiaohe, which lies about ten kilometers west of the small town of Turpan, is one of the most visually spectacular ruins of the old Silk Road. More than 1,500 years of history sits atop this 30-meter high plateau and because of this it has become one of Xinjiang’s most interesting archeological sites – certainly one that’s worth your time to visit. The entire city ruins run 1,700 meters in length and 300 meters at the widest point. During its peak it was home to about 5,000 residents and boasted a “main street”, several monasteries, and…
 
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    The China Observer

  • 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…
  • Global Chinese Companies: Challenges or Opportunities for Western Multinationals?

    Joel
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    I recently returned from a two-week trip to Europe where I represented Frontier Strategy Group at several high-profile events focused on Chinese overseas investment, including the Hamburg Summit, and shared key findings from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going GlobalWe’re finding that our clients, executives from large American and European multinational companies, are facing intense competition from Chinese companies. At an event we organized in Shanghai this past April, 41% of the executives in attendance ranked “Chinese…
  • Chinese Outbound Investment in Europe [Video]

    Joel
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Where do Chinese firms invest in the European Union? The image above is from an animated video ESADE business school created to put Chinese outbound FDI in Europe in context. According to the video, top destinations for Chinese investment in Europe include Luxembourg, France, the UK and Germany. In addition to providing a high-level overview of Chinese investment in the EU, the video also examines the various motivations Chinese companies have for investing overseas. It is an interesting 5 minute clip which can be viewed on Youtube below: Click here to view the embedded video.
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    Asian Ramblings

  • 6 Best Things to Do in Phnom Penh

    admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:08 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…
  • Packing Tips for Travel South-East Asia

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    I have been travelling to Cambodia +/- Vietnam annually over the last 5 years. Each year I have got better at paring down my luggage so that it is much more manageable and I have room for other stuff. I do medical volunteer work in Cambodia so any spare room in my suitcase is used to bring donated medical equipment and medication to Cambodia. I’ll make it clear right here that I’m a “flash-packer”, which means that I’m a budget traveller, but not one for dorm rooms. Mobile medical clinic in Phnom Pehn slum community Firstly, if you can, get a…
  • Experience the Globe – don’t let recent terror alerts stop you travelling.

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Opinion Piece by friend Nicky who is currently living in Turkey. If you watch the news, read newspapers, go on Facebook, or check any kind of Twitter stream, you will no doubt be aware of the rather dark goings on in the world currently. I’m not going to mention any name of any organization or specific event, because that would be giving publicity to what these people have done or are doing, and they don’t deserve that, so instead we will deal with increased terror alerts as a generic topic. It’s a topic that some feel is rather taboo to discuss too much, but when it comes to your safe…
  • Venturing Outside Your Comfort Zone with Travel

    admin
    6 May 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Everyone’s comfort zone is different when it comes to travel. For one person, the idea of going to Thailand might see very routine, since experienced travellers tend to know it’s one of the easiest countries in the world to travel to. However, someone who has only been to Western countries might find even the idea of Thailand a little daunting. Whatever your comfort zone is – here are some tips for how you can expand your travel horizons without feeling nervous to the extent you don’t enjoy your trip. Travel with a more experienced traveller. For example, my Mum went…
  • Free Things to Do in Beijing

    admin
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:56 am
    One of the busiest, biggest, and most frenzied cities in the world, the capital of China is a huge and diverse place to visit. Of course, cities, let alone capital cities, mean money, and you may struggle to find all the fun of the fair without any cold hard cash to spend. Thankfully, there are several activities available in this colourful city that don’t require any cash to cross hands. Yes, I’m talking free! Here are five of the cheapest (i.e. free) activities to pass the time in Beijing. Tiananmen Square – You must have heard of this huge square, in fact it’s…
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    China Private Equity, Published by China First Capital

  • China’s central government gets serious about changing IPO rules and helping SMEs raise capital, Global Times article

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

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

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
      While China’s recent performance may be a disappointment, averaged across the millennia no other nation has provided the world with such an abundant wellspring of innovation. Have a look at this long list of Chinese inventions. Not a day passes for most of us when we don’t rely on at least one product of Chinese ingenuity, be it paper money, the bristle toothbrush, toilet paper, oil wells. A slightly smaller group of us wouldn’t want to long tolerate life without noodles, steamed or stir-fried food, tofu, tea, alcoholic drinks. Left off the Wikipedia list is one other…
  • China High-Tech: giant ambitions can’t disguise a disappointing record of achievement

    admin
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    “China, the innovation nation. With nine times more engineering graduates and more patents filed each year than in the US, China is transitioning quickly away from its roots as a copycat, knockoff economy to become a potent new high-tech power.” By now, we’ve all read the headlines, heard the hype. China’s high-tech ambitions were part of the sales pitch used in Alibaba’s successful US IPO last month. No story about China, no prediction about China’s future gets more attention or more traction from consultants, authors, policy analysts. It encapsulates the unanimous…
  • Alibaba grabs the IPO money but the future belongs to Jeff Bezos and Amazon China

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Alibaba Group should next week collect the big money from its NYSE IPO. But, Seattle’s Amazon owns the future of China’s $400 billion online shopping industry. Amazon’s China business is better in just about every crucial respect: customer service, delivery, product quality even price when compared to Alibaba’s towering Taobao business. Hand it to Jeff Bezos. While few have been watching, he is building in China what looks to me to be a better, more long-term sustainable business than Alibaba’s Jack Ma. Amazon’s China business fits a familiar pattern. The…
 
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    China Internet Watch

  • Chinese Traditional Brand Advertisers Favor Mobile Advertising

    Cecilia
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In 2013, traditional brand advertisers accounted for 64% in China Mobile advertising market. It is estimated that in 2014, traditional brand advertisers will gradually take leading place, accounting for 68% in the market according to the report of China Local Mobile Advertising Market published by EnfoDesk. Most traditional brand advertisers in mobile advertising market are those experienced in internet advertising. With Internet users transforming from PC internet to mobile internet, those advertisers who used to launch advertisement on the Internet will focus on mobile advertising.
  • Chinese Post-90s Are the Most Active Users on Tencent QQ

    Cecilia
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Chinese post-90s are the most active QQ users, accounting for 39% of total users, followed by post-80s and post-00s according to Tencent on Tencent’s Open Day in October 2014. Login (CIW Premium subscriber) to see the break-down chart of post-90s, post-80s, post-00s. Subscribe here at discounted US$16.96 per month or get One-day Pass at US$2.95 here. During period from 4 August to 10 August, Tencent QQ’s daily user coverage exceeded 220.75 million, accounting for 63.5%, ranking the top among China online instant messengers, and effective time on Tencent QQ went up to 759.33 million…
  • 11 Charts to Show How Companies Use Wechat Official Accounts

    CIW Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    WeChat now has 468 million monthly active users and it’s ranked the top mobile app in China. In July 2014, total number of Wechat official accounts were over 5.8 million and it is still growing with an average monthly increase of 15,000. Total accessible Wechat apps increased to 67,000 with daily average increase of 400 mobile apps. There are more than 10,000 advertisers on Wechat advertising platform. Among different industries, Wechat official accounts whose content are e-commerce related account for 26.6%, ranking top category, followed by catering and finance. Wechat offiical…
  • China eDM Performance in H1 2014

    CIW Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In the half of 2014 in China, average deliverability rate, open rate, click-to-open rate and click through rate were 94.54%, 9.39%, 16.71% and 1.57% respectively according to data from Webpower China. The indicators showed stable growth in electronic direct mail (eDM). In H1 2014, eDM is mainly applied in 14 industries including domestic e-commerce, overseas e-commerce, finance & insurance, group buying, travel & hotel service, human resource, media/ publisher, education/ training and exhibition. Login (CIW Premium subscriber) to read the four data charts of the average eDM…
  • Qihoo 360 Revenues Doubled, 495M MAUs in Q3 2014

    Incitez China
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Qihoo 360 Technology reported revenues of $376.4 million, a 100.3% increase from $187.9 million in the third quarter of 2013. Total monthly active users of Qihoo 360’s PC-based products and services reached 495 million in September 2014, compared to 465 million in September 2013. User penetration of Qihoo 360’s PC-based products was 94% in September 2014, compared to 94% in September 2013. Total smartphone users of Qihoo 360’s primary mobile security product, 360 Mobile Safe, reached a record of 673 million in September 2014, compared to 408 million in September 2013. In…
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    China Hope Live

  • Happy November 15th, North China!

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

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

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

    Joel 大江
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    Hong Kongers erected two shrines at different locations on their barricades in their battle against police and thugs: one to Guan Gong (aka and , a ubiquitous Chinese folk deity especially worshiped by police, triads and restaurant owners), and one to Jesus. (None of the HK images below are mine; click each for its source.)Comparing these shrines provides a fantastic little opportunity to explore contextualization and syncretism — big words for talking about how ideas, practices and objects are adopted by a culture, and whether or not their core meanings survive intact. But first, the…
  • Why we use SunVPN in China

    Joel 大江
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    When we first came to China in 2007, the average expat didn’t need a VPN. But a lot has changed since then. For example, I use: Gmail for e-mail; Google for search and translation; Facebook and Instagram to stay in touch with family and friends, and share pictures of our kids with their aunties, uncles, grandpas and grandmas; Twitter for news; YouTube to make music playlists for our family; And in China, I need to VPN to access every single one of those. So without a VPN, I lose my first or only options for English-language e-mail, search, translation, news and social networking, and a…
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    ChinaHush

  • Alibaba makes $9.3m transaction revenue on 11.11 shopping festival

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

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

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

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

    Annie Lee
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    "Pressure pushing down on me Pressing down on you, no man ask for Under pressure that burns a building down…" Queen’s "Under Pressure" might come in handy to describe the feeling of the passengers waiting at a bus stop in Foshan City, Guangdong Province. On Nov 3rd, Foping Rd bus stop was seen covered in debris and fallen scaffolds from a nearby demolition project. However seeing that the bus stop was still standing strong, commuters continued to wait for their bus under great pressure. "It is scary to take the bus here, the roof looks like it can crash any…
 
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    China Quality Control

  • Take Action to Improve Process Flow

    Graham
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Whether you work in manufacturing or any other sector, no one is a stranger to problems in their company or organization. The compelling question is, “what’s the best approach to correcting problems and preventing them in the future?” In last month’s article titled, “How You Can Improve Quality At Your Organization In 4 Key Parts”, we told you about four key areas where you can iron out the wrinkles in your organization and improve quality and process flow. Last week we went a step further and gave you a closer look at how to improve process flow by rethinking roles &…
  • Improve Process Flow by Rethinking Roles & Responsibilities

    Graham
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    How can you use process mapping to assign tasks effectively within an organization and improve process flow and quality? Last month we published an article, “How You Can Improve Quality At Your Organization In 4 Key Parts”, in which we discussed four key areas where you can revamp your organization to improve quality and process flow. Now, we’d like to delve into one such area in greater depth. The focus for today is on organizational structure and responsibilities. Managing Expectations Of Roles & Responsibilities To reiterate a key question that was raised in the earlier blog…
  • Solve Your Production Issues In 24 Hours With QRQC

    John
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    What is QRQC? QRQC – or Quick Response Quality Control – is not only a quality control tool and method for troubleshooting but also an innovative concept in the field of global quality management. QRQC integrates a simple and logical solution to a given production or business operation problem within 24 hours’ time and has applications in many different segments along supply chains, including project management, manufacturing, logistics and others. QRQC focuses on quality control to ensure that any problem is identified and isolated and that a solution is found and implemented quickly…
  • How You Can Improve Quality At Your Organization In 4 Key Parts

    Graham
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    The following is an article compiled with knowledge from veteran quality control professionals we have personally interviewed and worked with over the past several years. These professionals come from industries such as automotive, defense, aerospace, plastics and oil & gas. This article touches on quality tools such as Six Sigma, Lean, 5S, 5Y, 8D, TQM, SPC, VSM and QFD.  These are marvelous innovations in systems quality assurance, and have pushed engineering excellence to a whole new level, although, unless your business is in a solid and sustainable position, and you thoroughly…
  • Manufacturing Secrets: 6 Processes That Will Make Your Product Shine

    Eric
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you ever had a shopping experience where you just had to buy a product as soon as you laid eyes on it? This is probably because the appearance of the product grabbed your attention immediately. Many products take on a very glossy, shiny or sleek appearance as a result of the manner in which they are produced. So how does the manufacturer achieve this? We’ll tell you with these 6 manufacturing processes that will make your product shine:   1. Sand blasting One way to give your product a shine is through sand blasting, a process which helps to…
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    East Asia & Pacific on the rise - Making development work for all

  • What can Laos teach us about organizational learning?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mobile Applications (on Tablets) for Quality Inspections

    Renaud Anjoran
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    Over the past three years, I guess more than a dozen people have told me “tablets are a perfect fit for inspectors”. Yet I haven’t seen any company that developed a good application that works on iPad or Android, and that is suitable for quality inspections. The truth is, it is complicated. We’ve been working for 4 months on an app and it is only starting to work nicely. And that’s without counting all the work on the IT system to be used in the office — that was another 8 months of development… And yet, this is way to go for all inspectors. There…
  • Moving Tooling/Molds from one Chinese Factory to Another

    Renaud Anjoran
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Clients asked us several times to oversee a transfer of tools/molds from one factory to another. So we have written a checklist (see below). Why move tooling from one factory to another? Maybe the buyer selects one factory to make a mold and another one to do the injection. This is generally not advised, but sometimes the buyer has no choice. Maybe the business stops with the original factory, which accepts to release the tooling (it doesn’t always happen, and a good contract certainly helps). In this article we are making the assumption that the tooling is a mold for plastic…
  • How to Use Statistical Tools to Improve Production Processes

    Renaud Anjoran
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    In Limits of Statistical Process Control in China, experienced consultant Brad Pritts described his observations over the years. Below is his advice to use statistical tools to improve production processes.  —– What I do when I work with companies, whether US or Chinese, is the following approach.  I learned most of this from books by Dr. Don Wheeler, a statistician and disciple of Deming.  I strongly recommend anything written by Wheeler to people who want to use statistics to improve quality.  While I am a skeptic about Xbar/R, I am an absolute believer in the value…
  • Limits of Statistical Process Control in China

    Renaud Anjoran
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    I am always interested in tools that prove useful in improving a factory’s operations. But I always wondered, how useful is Statistical Process Control (SPC)? The fact is, I have never seen a Chinese factory make good use of SPC tools. I asked Brad Pritts, an experienced quality consultant specializing in the auto industry, for his opinion. Some classic SPC tools are listed in the “core quality tools” of the North American car industry. So it would make sense to have lots of factories apply SPC… Or so I thought. ——– Here is what Brad wrote back: In…
  • Best Practices for Choosing the Right Chinese Factory

    Renaud Anjoran
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Maybe you are looking for a new Chinese factory and you are not sure how to find a good one. You’d like to get inspiration from those companies that have THE BEST supplier screening process. Well, look no further than the car industry. A car assembler, say General Motors or Volkswagen, has to decide on 1 supplier for each part of a new car — and then they CANNOT change that supplier for the life of the car in question. Why can’t car manufacturers switch suppliers? David Collins, consulting director at from CMC, explained to me why. Double-sourcing one part — let’s say…
 
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  • Continuous deployment model

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

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

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

    Joop
    11 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    “We are fortunate to live in this time, we are fortunate to live in the Internet era. We are fortunate to live in China.” Said Jack Ma as he addressed his 16.000 employees in a stadium, as he is received with a rumbling applause. I just finished watching ‘Crocodile in the Yangtze’. A story about how an English teacher starts alibaba.com in 1999 in Hangzhou and later taobao.com to compete and defeat ebay in his home country. Having walked the streets of Hangzhou in 1999, I’m a bit sad I didn’t bump into this visionary leader. I’m really thankful to…
  • Ran from Amsterdam tot Zaandam with Startpagina.nl

    Joop
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    I’ve been avoiding large (marathon) events; why disturb the peace of running by yourself on a random dike in the Netherlands? However, I got invited for a run with the team of startpagina.nl and I couldn’t resist. It was also a great motivation for me to run throughout the summer. This run from Amsterdam until Zaandam is one of the largest in the Netherlands with almost 90.000 participants. I used to be very serious about my time; No talking, no sightseeing and straight to the finish. This day I decided to enjoy the experience. High fiving the little kids beside the road. Due to…
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  • 12-Year-Old Shot By Police: No Safe Place For Black Children

    Denene Millner
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old shot by police, was a child who had the right to be just that... A CHILD. The post 12-Year-Old Shot By Police: No Safe Place For Black Children appeared first on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • There’s Hope: How to Transform the Lives of Black Boys

    Denene Millner
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    David Banks, author of a new book about educating and inspiring Black boys, says they can find success—with our help. The post There’s Hope: How to Transform the Lives of Black Boys appeared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Black Girls Fighting: Is Reality TV Inciting Our Daughters To Violence?

    Denene Millner
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Black girls fighting on reality TV has our daughters thinking they need to use their fists to problem solve—and they're hurting because of it. The post Black Girls Fighting: Is Reality TV Inciting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Joys of Being An African American Mom: An #MBIBMoms Twitter Chat with MyBrownBaby

    Denene Millner
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Not everything about being an African American mom is about race. Sometimes, the little things confound and bring great joy. The post The Joys of Being An African American Mom: An #MBIBMoms Twitter... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • K. Michelle & Plastic Surgery: She Can Keep Her Message For Young Girls To Herself

    Denene Millner
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    The reality show star's plastic surgery advice to be "happy" with artificial body changes is the last message I want for my daughters. The post K. Michelle & Plastic Surgery: She Can Keep Her... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • How to Explain American Thanksgiving Dinner to Chinese Family and Friends

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    “Well, we have this big meal and eat things like turkey and cranberries…”As I tried describing one of the most essentially American holidays of the year to my Chinese in-laws, I could already see their eyes glaze over with confusion and sense the questions forming in their minds. Turkey? Cranberries? Even though I expressed these perfectly in Chinese, the result was still gibberish because neither of them had ever seen a turkey or tasted cranberries in their entire lives.Sigh.When you’re an American like me, living abroad as part of a foreign family that doesn’t understand the…
  • Guest Post: What I’ve Learned from 15 Blind Dates in China

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    What do Chinese men face today when they go on blind dates in China? Just ask Bill Tao, who has had 15 blind dates over one and half years and lived to tell his own surprising tales. Read on to find out what he has learned from his own blind dating experience.Do you have a dating or love story, or other guest post you’re dying to share on Speaking of China? Head on over to the submit a post page to learn how you can have your experiences published right here.—–Bill TaoAfter using a mainstream dating website in China for one and a half years, I successively met 15 different…
  • 6 Ways to Prepare for Meeting the Parents in China

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    “Nervous” doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt when I was about to meet John’s parents in rural Hangzhou for the first time. After all, once John told his parents he was dating me, his father famously told him that while he could be friends with a foreign girl, but shouldn’t date her.Ouch.Meeting the parents inspires all sorts of anxiety no matter where you live in the world – but even more so when you’re a foreigner and you’re about to meet the parents of your Chinese boyfriend or girlfriend here in China. On top of all the usual pitfalls, you’re also dealing with a…
  • Interview with Texan in Tokyo about her book “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Texan in Tokyo remains one of my favorite blogs for a number of reasons – especially the delightful comics. Grace Buchele Mineta loves to poke fun at her own misunderstandings and missteps in Japan as she navigates life as the white American wife of a Japanese businessman. I consider her comics one of the best and most addictive things about her blog.That’s why I was excited about her Kickstarter project earlier this year to self-publish an autobiographical comic book titled My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy, an amusing look into her life in Tokyo with Ryosuke through many new comics…
  • On sexual assault in China (and how my husband “guards my butt”)

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Whenever we take walks in the park every afternoon, my Chinese husband John takes on what he considers an incredibly important responsibility.He “guards” my butt from the wandering eyes of other men.I always used to think John was going a little overboard when, not long after we moved to Hangzhou, he chose to start walking behind me. At some point, I know there was a conversation between the two of us that went something like this:Me: “Why are you walking behind me?” John: “To protect your butt.” Me: “My butt needs to be protected?” John: “Absolutely!”I never thought I had…
 
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    Hidden Harmonies China Blog

  • Obama vs Xi Jinping

    N.M.Cheung
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    With the mid-term election over, Democrats in disarray, Obama attempted to rally with carbon agreement with China and continued veiled attempt at containing China with Japan and Australia abroad, domestically, his pending immigration executive order and signature achievement in Obama-care face total Republican opposition and financial blockade as House controls the budget, the next 2 years will be interesting to see the once messiah of the liberals falling apart. When Xi came to power we have a bunch of articles about Red Princelings, as if it’s a crime being off springs of…
  • The Soft-power of Hong Kong Protesters – Freedoms not enjoy by American, Britain, Canadian and Australian

    Chua Wei Ling
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Above Picture: Images of so-called “pro-democracy” protesters in Hong Kong ignored by the Western media In a recent international human rights forum at Oslo where Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and other jailed Occupy Wall Street protesters such as Cecily McMillan were not invited,  BBC report (21 Oct. 2014) revealed that, “it is an open secret at this meeting … that plans were hatched for the demonstrations (in Hong Kong) nearly two years ago … perhaps more than 1,000 of them have been given specific training to help make the campaign as effective as…
  • Channeling Arthur Chu

    N.M.Cheung
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    With the ongoing protest movement in Hong Kong, it’s inevitable the Western press would anoint some 18 year old student as the future of China just as they did during the 89 TAM event. NYT not only featured him prominently they also have him wrote a column on democracy. Reading his naïve platitudes one can’t but be reminded of those old students now working on Wall Street with a different dream. Living in U.S. for a long time not only concerned with events in China, but also what’s happening in the Chinese community here, I am encouraged with diverse achievements of Chinese…
  • My Take on HK’s Occupy Movement

    Ray
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    This is actually a respond to Plutocrats Against Democracy but I got carried away and wrote this article. What LCY want to say about the pitfall of 1 person 1 vote is that the majority would vote HK into a welfare state as there is a sizable of not too well off people in HK. This is actually the biggest fear of China’s top leadership, in their view this is hurting the so-called western democracies economic recovery. They don’t fear democracy per se but rather what it would do to the social economic structure of China. It is not that they feel welfare is bad but China simply…
  • Plutocrats Against Democracy

    N.M.Cheung
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    On today’s New York Times, Paul Krugman has a column on democracy in Hong Kong. “It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy demonstrators can’t get what they want: With open voting, “You would be talking to half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than $1,800 a month. Then you would end up with that kind of politics and policies” — policies, presumably, that would make the rich less rich…
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    Red Luxury

  • Korea’s AmorePacific Poised for Success in China’s Booming Beauty Market

    red luxury b
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    China’s obsession with Korean pop culture is fueling the success of Amore Pacific, South Korea’s largest cosmetics company according to sales. Over the past year, AmorePacific’s share price has increased by almost 160 percent to around Won2.3m. One-fifth of the company’s revenue comes from outside South Korea, and overseas sales increased by 38 percent to [&hellip
  • Chloé Strengthens Its Chinese Appeal

    red luxury b
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    French fashion house Chloé is pushing its presence in China forward. Clare Waight Keller, the brand’s creative director, presented Chloé’s spring 2015 collection in Beijing recently in celebration of its fifth anniversary in the Chinese market. She chose only Chinese models for the show. “China has become so much more international now. What sells here sells [&hellip
  • In Rushan, Chinese Wine Buffs Find Affordable Vineyards in China

    red luxury b
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    An ecological reserve is giving China’s oenophiles the chance to maintain their own vineyards. In Rushan, a coastal county in China’s Shandong province, the Taila International Chateau Ecological Culture Area has begun to develop private vineyards. The space has been designed to house 300 chateaus and 2,000 hectares of vineyards. Investors can purchase a 667-square-meter [&hellip
  • Topshop is Popular with China’s Online Fashionistas

    red luxury b
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The British fast-fashion brand Topshop is growing in popularity among Chinese shoppers, thanks to its new visibility on the online retailer Shangpin. Topshop opened its first flagship store in Hong Kong in 2013 and two more in the city earlier this year. But the brand didn’t hit the mainland until it began selling its products [&hellip
  • HK Collector Pays $32.6 Million for Blue Diamond at Sotheby’s New York Auction

    red luxury
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    China’s appetite for diamond is getting stronger. China, including Hong Kong and Macau, is the world’s second-biggest diamond market and now makes up 13 percent (estimated at $10.27 billion) of global diamond demand. That percentage is expected to rise as more young Chinese choose diamonds over traditional gold for their engagements and marriages. This week, [&hellip
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    Bikedan in Asia

  • New Zealand: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

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

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

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

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

    Bikedan
    7 Dec 2013 | 10:41 am
    It is a stinky putrid smelling fruit. I’ve always steered clear of this fruit despite friends on numerous occasions trying to convert me to eating Durian. Last year, I had a flat-mate from Canada who loved the spiky fruit and would bring it home; I would instantly know it was around, even though it was put out in the laundry room. The smell just pervades the whole apartment. I was offered to try it but never could get past the evil smell. I did try it and was pleasantly surprised at the sweet creamy taste of the fruit, however it did leave a slight after taste.  My wife also tried to…
 
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    The China Observer

  • 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…
  • Global Chinese Companies: Challenges or Opportunities for Western Multinationals?

    Joel
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    I recently returned from a two-week trip to Europe where I represented Frontier Strategy Group at several high-profile events focused on Chinese overseas investment, including the Hamburg Summit, and shared key findings from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going GlobalWe’re finding that our clients, executives from large American and European multinational companies, are facing intense competition from Chinese companies. At an event we organized in Shanghai this past April, 41% of the executives in attendance ranked “Chinese…
  • Chinese Outbound Investment in Europe [Video]

    Joel
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Where do Chinese firms invest in the European Union? The image above is from an animated video ESADE business school created to put Chinese outbound FDI in Europe in context. According to the video, top destinations for Chinese investment in Europe include Luxembourg, France, the UK and Germany. In addition to providing a high-level overview of Chinese investment in the EU, the video also examines the various motivations Chinese companies have for investing overseas. It is an interesting 5 minute clip which can be viewed on Youtube below: Click here to view the embedded video.
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    Speaking of China

  • How to Explain American Thanksgiving Dinner to Chinese Family and Friends

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    “Well, we have this big meal and eat things like turkey and cranberries…”As I tried describing one of the most essentially American holidays of the year to my Chinese in-laws, I could already see their eyes glaze over with confusion and sense the questions forming in their minds. Turkey? Cranberries? Even though I expressed these perfectly in Chinese, the result was still gibberish because neither of them had ever seen a turkey or tasted cranberries in their entire lives.Sigh.When you’re an American like me, living abroad as part of a foreign family that doesn’t understand the…
  • Guest Post: What I’ve Learned from 15 Blind Dates in China

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    What do Chinese men face today when they go on blind dates in China? Just ask Bill Tao, who has had 15 blind dates over one and half years and lived to tell his own surprising tales. Read on to find out what he has learned from his own blind dating experience.Do you have a dating or love story, or other guest post you’re dying to share on Speaking of China? Head on over to the submit a post page to learn how you can have your experiences published right here.—–Bill TaoAfter using a mainstream dating website in China for one and a half years, I successively met 15 different…
  • 6 Ways to Prepare for Meeting the Parents in China

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    “Nervous” doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt when I was about to meet John’s parents in rural Hangzhou for the first time. After all, once John told his parents he was dating me, his father famously told him that while he could be friends with a foreign girl, but shouldn’t date her.Ouch.Meeting the parents inspires all sorts of anxiety no matter where you live in the world – but even more so when you’re a foreigner and you’re about to meet the parents of your Chinese boyfriend or girlfriend here in China. On top of all the usual pitfalls, you’re also dealing with a…
  • Interview with Texan in Tokyo about her book “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Texan in Tokyo remains one of my favorite blogs for a number of reasons – especially the delightful comics. Grace Buchele Mineta loves to poke fun at her own misunderstandings and missteps in Japan as she navigates life as the white American wife of a Japanese businessman. I consider her comics one of the best and most addictive things about her blog.That’s why I was excited about her Kickstarter project earlier this year to self-publish an autobiographical comic book titled My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy, an amusing look into her life in Tokyo with Ryosuke through many new comics…
  • On sexual assault in China (and how my husband “guards my butt”)

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Whenever we take walks in the park every afternoon, my Chinese husband John takes on what he considers an incredibly important responsibility.He “guards” my butt from the wandering eyes of other men.I always used to think John was going a little overboard when, not long after we moved to Hangzhou, he chose to start walking behind me. At some point, I know there was a conversation between the two of us that went something like this:Me: “Why are you walking behind me?” John: “To protect your butt.” Me: “My butt needs to be protected?” John: “Absolutely!”I never thought I had…
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    Blog - Digital Jungle

  • The Growth of the Chinese Film Industry

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

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

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

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

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Western Brands in China Many successful Western brands have struggled to replicate their popularity and market position in China. While there are numerous reasons behind different companies’ struggles, one company nobody expected to last was Starbucks. With China’s historical connection…
 
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    CHINADebate

  • CHINADebate Advisory Council

    Malcolm Riddell
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Many of you have asked me who is on the CHINADebate Advisory Council…and here’s the answer…
  • Artsy and Ai Weiwei

    Malcolm Riddell
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Among the many extraordinary resources on the Web is Artsy. Artsy describes itself this way..’Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.’ And since it’s beginning two years ago Arty has made impressive strides toward accomplishing this. (Note that here ‘accessible’ includes selling works of art, which I presume is how Artsy makes money and takes nothing away from it usefulness.) Readers here know that one of my favorite artists is Ai Weiwei. More importantly though he is one of my heroes for his bravery,…
  • Don’t Miss The TCFA’s Annual Conference, November 9, New York

    Malcolm Riddell
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    TCFA 20th Annual Conference U.S. and China in a Shifting Global Economic Order: A Finance Perspective at TCFA’s 20th Anniversary Main Conference – Sunday, November 9, 2014 Hilton Hotel 1335 Avenues of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 Register here! The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA) is pleased to announce that the 20th TCFA Annual Conference entitled “U.S. and China in a Shifting Global Economic Order: A Finance Perspective at TCFA’s 20th Anniversary” will be held on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. This TCFA…
  • CHINARoundtable November 11–TOP SPEAKERS FROM CHINA AND THE U.S.

    Malcolm Riddell
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
     
  • CHINARoundtable, November 11, Harvard Club of New York

    Malcolm Riddell
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
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    Chengdu Living

  • “New Masters” Documentary Explores Modern Kung Fu

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

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

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

    Sascha
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    I first talked with Ron, Chi Chi and Bianca in the stairwell of the Poly Center, outside of the Sinostage Dance Studio where the three of them worked as dance instructors. About two minutes into the conversation, I asked them about Chengdu, in the sheepish way you’d ask someone about a dish you made that you know you’d oversalted. Ron’s shot me a eyes-wide glance and cocked his head like only a black man can, and shouted out, “Chengdu is the Shit!’ Chi Chi and Bianca nodded sagely. I looked at my casserole in a whole new way. The Shit? Really? I pressed on, what…
  • Measuring PM2.5 for 200rmb: the SamoAir Review

    Charlie
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Please note: A commenter below revealed that the Sharp particle detector within this device (model GP2Y1010AU) cannot detect particles as small as pm2.5, so this device is not be suitable for detecting those values. It still works for detecting larger particles, specifically those over 0.1mg/m3. Spend some time in Chengdu and you might find that the most common concern among expat residents is the polluted air. Many of us track pollutant levels using our smartphones everyday, wear protective masks when running or cycling, and outfit our homes with low (and high) cost air filters and…
 
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    Beijing Cream

  • Chinese Techniques With Western Modernity: The Paintings of Zou Quan

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

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

    Beige Wind
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    On any given weekend in China you can find a Uyghur band playing flamenco. It has not always been this way. It wasn’t until the late 1990s that a young man from Qarghiliq in Kashgar prefecture discovered Turkish variations of Spanish flamenco. Over the next decade that man, Arken Abdulla, along with other early flamenco guitarists such as Qehirman and Tursun (see the above video), introduced flamenco to the Uyghur world. Today it seems to be everywhere. Young Uyghur men with long flowing hair clap out the music of Andalusia from Ürümchi to Beijing. Many times this music is fused with the…
  • In China, As Ebola Trends, Tuberculosis Kills

    Kevin Pinner
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    While China’s domestic media reels over the threat of ebola, praising the government’s efforts in fighting a cold it hasn’t caught, tuberculosis (TB) remains by far the country’s deadliest disease, having claimed the lives of approximately 45,150 in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. TB is the second leading cause of death among infectious diseases in the world. HIV/AIDS is the first. But unlike AIDS, tuberculosis has a cure. In fact, it’s had a cure since the early 1950s. It’s also easily transmittable, not just through feces and blood like…
  • Wang Rong’s “Chick Chick” Music Video, ft. Barnyard Noises, Topless Men, Zaftig Chickens

    Anthony Tao
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    I didn’t want to like this — and I probably still don’t — but I will say: watching it, it gets better. If your goal in a music video is to out-weird PSY and the Ylvis (“The Fox”), you probably should go all out like Rolling Wang Rong did and do stuff like this: Neatorama — possibly just to be polite — called Rollin Wang Rong’s (or Wang Rong Rollin) music “catchy and danceable.” Daily Mail collected some positive reviews from viewers. The Daily Beast had this take: Wang Rong was a powerful 10th century warlord during the Tang…
 
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    China Law Blog

  • How To Sue Chinese Companies, Part 4

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    This is Part 4 of this series on how to sue a China company. This is the final post explaining what you can do to try to secure redress against a Chinese company that owes you money or has wronged you. Part 1 dealt with jurisdiction and on Hague Convention service of process. Part 2 was on conducting discovery against a Chinese company. Part 3 discussed overall litigation strategies and how to enforce a judgment against a Chinese company. This final post will focus on arbitrating against Chinese companies in the United States and in China and on litigating against Chinese companies…
  • China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    Five days ago, I wrote a post on Linkedin, entitled, China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.  That post essentially counsels to be skeptical of any foreigner who claims to have guanxi and goes on to discuss why this is so and why guanxi is overrated in any event. The post lists out the following reasons for why guanxi is not as valuable as touted: No foreigner can create a Chinese-style guanxi network. Guanxi refers to a vast network of connections arising from party, family, and work connections that may go back several generations. No guanxi network relies on a single individual. The…
  • China NDA: A Day In The Life Of A China Lawyer, Part II

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    Someone in our China Law Blog Linkedin Group (please check it out and join if you are not yet a member — we keep it entirely spam-free) asked a question regarding an NDA with a Chinese supplier. Someone else in the group responded by referring the questioner to this free online NDA. I (and most other lawyers) virtually never weigh in on specific legal matters online because it does not make sense to provide legal advice without knowing all of the facts specific to the individual situation, I could not resist doing so here and I did. I had a vision that someone somewhere might actually…
  • China Trademark Registrations: The Latest News From The Front

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of our China lawyers sent an email to a client yesterday, updating the client on the status of its trademark filings. I am republishing that email below because it succinctly sets out the current timelines for the various stages of trademark filings in China: Good to hear from you. We submitted the trademark applications to the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) a few weeks ago, and are now just waiting for an official filing receipt from them. These are usually issued within 2 months, but the CTMO has been experiencing a number of delays recently, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it…
  • China Antitrust Laws: Key Developments

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    Last week, China’s Supreme Court handed down what will likely be a seminal antitrust ruling. In the case of Qihoo v. Tencent, Qihoo alleged that Tencent had violated China’s anti-monopoly law, in particular by alleging that Tencent had abused its dominance. This was the first anti-monopoly case heard by the Supreme Court and the Court used its decision to elaborate on many key antitrust law issues. By doing so, this case offers substantial guidance regarding China’s anti-monopoly laws. A number of King & Wood lawyers have written a post, entitled, The Supreme Court Goes…
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    Quality Wars - Your Boots on the GROUND in China

  • Take Action to Improve Process Flow

    Graham
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Whether you work in manufacturing or any other sector, no one is a stranger to problems in their company or organization. The compelling question is, “what’s the best approach to correcting problems and preventing them in the future?” In last month’s article titled, “How You Can Improve Quality At Your Organization In 4 Key Parts”, we told you about four key areas where you can iron out the wrinkles in your organization and improve quality and process flow. Last week we went a step further and gave you a closer look at how to improve process flow by rethinking roles &…
  • Improve Process Flow by Rethinking Roles & Responsibilities

    Graham
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    How can you use process mapping to assign tasks effectively within an organization and improve process flow and quality? Last month we published an article, “How You Can Improve Quality At Your Organization In 4 Key Parts”, in which we discussed four key areas where you can revamp your organization to improve quality and process flow. Now, we’d like to delve into one such area in greater depth. The focus for today is on organizational structure and responsibilities. Managing Expectations Of Roles & Responsibilities To reiterate a key question that was raised in the earlier blog…
  • Solve Your Production Issues In 24 Hours With QRQC

    John
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    What is QRQC? QRQC – or Quick Response Quality Control – is not only a quality control tool and method for troubleshooting but also an innovative concept in the field of global quality management. QRQC integrates a simple and logical solution to a given production or business operation problem within 24 hours’ time and has applications in many different segments along supply chains, including project management, manufacturing, logistics and others. QRQC focuses on quality control to ensure that any problem is identified and isolated and that a solution is found and implemented quickly…
  • How You Can Improve Quality At Your Organization In 4 Key Parts

    Graham
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    The following is an article compiled with knowledge from veteran quality control professionals we have personally interviewed and worked with over the past several years. These professionals come from industries such as automotive, defense, aerospace, plastics and oil & gas. This article touches on quality tools such as Six Sigma, Lean, 5S, 5Y, 8D, TQM, SPC, VSM and QFD.  These are marvelous innovations in systems quality assurance, and have pushed engineering excellence to a whole new level, although, unless your business is in a solid and sustainable position, and you thoroughly…
  • Manufacturing Secrets: 6 Processes That Will Make Your Product Shine

    Eric
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you ever had a shopping experience where you just had to buy a product as soon as you laid eyes on it? This is probably because the appearance of the product grabbed your attention immediately. Many products take on a very glossy, shiny or sleek appearance as a result of the manner in which they are produced. So how does the manufacturer achieve this? We’ll tell you with these 6 manufacturing processes that will make your product shine:   1. Sand blasting One way to give your product a shine is through sand blasting, a process which helps to…
 
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    Blog - Digital Jungle

  • The Growth of the Chinese Film Industry

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

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

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

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

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Western Brands in China Many successful Western brands have struggled to replicate their popularity and market position in China. While there are numerous reasons behind different companies’ struggles, one company nobody expected to last was Starbucks. With China’s historical connection…
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    InternChina » Languages » English

  • 10 Things about China that Foreigners Envy – Part I of II

    InternChina
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Traffic Light Countdown Displays China’s traffic lights display the number of seconds left for those who are crossing or waiting to cross the street. Many foreign countries do have this, making it more inconvenient for pedestrians. A Big Place to Explore If you haven´t been to China before you rarely can imagine how much land […]
  • The best about China: Street Barbecue !!!

    Anna Theves
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    If you think about the best things about China, you will inevitably think about Chinese food. Sweet, Sour, Spicy, Sichuan, Guangzhou or Shandong; the choices are seemingly limitless. But when it comes to Chinese summer only one will reign supreme: Street Barbecue! (Even better it is still awesome in winter) For the sceptics among you, […]
  • InternChina at the Zhuhai – Macau Half Marathon 2014

    InternChina
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Howdiho together, Yesterday, Sunday the 14th of November 2014 the annual Zhuhai – Macau charity “half-marathon” in Zhuhai took place. Kevin from our InternChina office in Zhuhai and Jesus who is currently interning at our partner company China 2 West were participating in this 16 km distance run. Both were preparing for almost three weeks in […]
  • InternChina stickers and their meanings!!

    Anna Theves
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Chinese cabbage 白菜: Chinese cabbage is named “BAI CAI” in Chinese. BAI CAI has the similar sound with BAI CAI which means numerous wealth. The locust on the cabbage means continuous reproduction in an endless succession. Chinese people place a Chinese cabbage in their houses to bring good luck and huge wealth. Jin Chan 金蟾: […]
  • Zhuhai’s economic development in figures

    Ivan Zhelyazkov
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The Free Trade Zone in Zhuhai is expanding every year. Established in 1996, the FTZ is one of the 13 active zones in China and the only one in the west bank of the country. It is becoming one of first class FTZ in the world by 2020. It is estimated to have yielded 1.69 […]
 
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    China Stock Research - China Stock Research - Blog posts

  • Week in review - Nov 21, 2014

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The big news this week for China was undoubtedly the surprise rate cut from the central bank, which lowered one-year lending rates to 5.6% vs. 6% previously, in a bid to support a clearly struggling economy. The move came after the latest economic indicator, the HSBC/Markit Flash China Manufacturing, pointed to ongoing pricing pressure as well as a struggling employment situation. (It may be helpful to note that the data is just an estimate, so it could be revised in the coming weeks, but historically the adjustment has been minimal, about 0.1-0.2.) It was tough to find a silver lining…
  • Eco data - November Flash PMI sinks to 50.0

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    The November 2014 HSBC Flash China manufacturing PMI came in at 50, on the dividing line between expansion (over 50) and contraction (under 50). The reading was less than the expected 50.3, and was a six month low. Key sub-indexes were mixed. The output index dropped to 49.5 vs. 50.7 in October, led by extended easing of export growth. New orders showed expansion at a faster pace, and employment showed contraction at a faster rate MoM. Both input and output prices showed signs of contraction, signaling deflation, however both readings weren’t as severe as last month. In prepared…
  • LightInTheBox (LITB) Q3 FY2014 Results

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    LightInTheBox (LITB; company profile here) released Q3 FY2014 results including revenue of 99.0 million USD (higher than with management’s earlier guidance) and a net loss of -6.3 million USD. Third quarter results beat consensus revenue expectations (99.0 vs. 94.4 million USD est.) and met on earnings (-0.09 USD per share). Success in the company’s apparel business was a key driver of top-line results (up over 100% YoY), and a higher contribution from repeat customers and mobile-based sales showed solid progress. Operating metrics also showed signs of improvement. The number of…
  • Eco data - Residential home prices for October 2014

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Official statistics for China’s October home prices showed that prices for new and used homes continued to slide during the month. On average, new home prices were -2.5% lower YoY in October (vs. -1.1% in September), and existing home prices were lower approximately -2.5% YoY vs. -1.1% in September. The rate of change MoM improved slightly in October, with new home prices dropping -0.8% on average during the month (vs. -1.0% in September), the same for existing home prices. With prices sliding lower MoM for the last few months, it shouldn’t come as a shock that on a YoY…
  • Hollysys (HOLI) Q1 FY2015 Results

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    HollySys Automation Technologies (HOLI; detailed profile) released Q1 FY2015 results beating consensus both on the top and bottom lines (revenue 141 million USD vs. 125 est.; EPS of 0.46 USD vs. 0.38 est.). Continued strength in the Rail transportation segment (+12% YoY) helped push up revenue, as did Mechanical and Electrical Solutions (nearly +200% YoY), which offset slight weakness in Industrial automation (revenues -2% YoY). Resilient gross margins in both the integrated contract business and product sales helped push the total gross profit margin to a multi-year high of 38%, which…
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    Red Luxury

  • Korea’s AmorePacific Poised for Success in China’s Booming Beauty Market

    red luxury b
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    China’s obsession with Korean pop culture is fueling the success of Amore Pacific, South Korea’s largest cosmetics company according to sales. Over the past year, AmorePacific’s share price has increased by almost 160 percent to around Won2.3m. One-fifth of the company’s revenue comes from outside South Korea, and overseas sales increased by 38 percent to [&hellip
  • Chloé Strengthens Its Chinese Appeal

    red luxury b
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    French fashion house Chloé is pushing its presence in China forward. Clare Waight Keller, the brand’s creative director, presented Chloé’s spring 2015 collection in Beijing recently in celebration of its fifth anniversary in the Chinese market. She chose only Chinese models for the show. “China has become so much more international now. What sells here sells [&hellip
  • In Rushan, Chinese Wine Buffs Find Affordable Vineyards in China

    red luxury b
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    An ecological reserve is giving China’s oenophiles the chance to maintain their own vineyards. In Rushan, a coastal county in China’s Shandong province, the Taila International Chateau Ecological Culture Area has begun to develop private vineyards. The space has been designed to house 300 chateaus and 2,000 hectares of vineyards. Investors can purchase a 667-square-meter [&hellip
  • Topshop is Popular with China’s Online Fashionistas

    red luxury b
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The British fast-fashion brand Topshop is growing in popularity among Chinese shoppers, thanks to its new visibility on the online retailer Shangpin. Topshop opened its first flagship store in Hong Kong in 2013 and two more in the city earlier this year. But the brand didn’t hit the mainland until it began selling its products [&hellip
  • HK Collector Pays $32.6 Million for Blue Diamond at Sotheby’s New York Auction

    red luxury
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    China’s appetite for diamond is getting stronger. China, including Hong Kong and Macau, is the world’s second-biggest diamond market and now makes up 13 percent (estimated at $10.27 billion) of global diamond demand. That percentage is expected to rise as more young Chinese choose diamonds over traditional gold for their engagements and marriages. This week, [&hellip
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    Travel China Cheaper

  • 5 Tips for Successful China Air Travel

    Josh
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    For the most part, flying in and out of China is pretty simple. It’s the standard flying routine that you’re probably used to no matter what country you come from. Airports will feel familiar even if everything is in another language. Security lines are still long and the flight attendants will still walk through safetyRead More The post 5 Tips for Successful China Air Travel appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • 5 Ways to Watch the NFL in China

    Josh
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It was one of the biggest sacrifices for me in moving to China: no more Sunday NFL football. I’ve learned to manage, but along the way I’ve also learned a few ways to get my “fix” of American Football. If you’re in the same boat and you’re looking for some high quality and/or cheap optionsRead More The post 5 Ways to Watch the NFL in China appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • 5 Tips for Getting a China Teaching Job

    Josh
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:53 am
    I taught English here in China for 4 years and not once have I looked back on that time with regret. In fact, very few jobs allowed me to travel as much, learn so much and save so much. If you’re thinking about coming to teach in China, congrats! Based on my 10 years of experience here inRead More The post 5 Tips for Getting a China Teaching Job appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • 10 China Travel Hacks All Seasoned Expats Use

    Josh
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Over the past decade I have had the privilege of traveling all across China – from Beijing to Kashgar, from Xi’an to Hong Kong. Along the way I’ve learned quite a few travel hacks that have helped make travel in this crazy country just a bit easier! Perhaps you’ve been living in China for years orRead More The post 10 China Travel Hacks All Seasoned Expats Use appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • Top 5 Chinese Tourist Scams (& How to Avoid Them)

    Josh
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    As a tourist in a foreign country there’s almost no way around it: you’re at high risk to be scammed in some way. Face it: you’ve got a big, fat target on your back. Scam artists, beggars and sometimes even the “average joe” see you as a gullible visitor with plenty of money. This isRead More The post Top 5 Chinese Tourist Scams (& How to Avoid Them) appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
 
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    New Life ESL

  • Beijing Bliss: Two Schmucks and a Duck

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

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

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

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

    Monica
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    First off, tell us your name, age, and where you’re from:

 My Name is Marianne. I am 25 years old and I am from Boston, Massachusetts. What made you want to come teach in China? I am currently a student majoring in Elementary Education. I wanted to get a feel for teaching while also traveling. While doing research, I came to know more about working and living in China and found it as an amazing opportunity. Is this your first time teaching/living overseas? Yes. What was your experience like getting over to China? My experience getting from the USA to China went very smooth. I did all…
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    The Vision Times » China

  • China Building Military Island on Reef In South China Sea

    Ben Maloney
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    The potential for conflict in the South China Sea is unfortunately growing. In fact, recent evidence suggests China is more engaged than ever with power struggles in the region, despite the U.S. advising against it. As the video above says new satellite images have shown that the Chinese are building a man-made island on a reef near the Spratly islands. What alarms experts is the fact that this island seems big enough for an off-shore air strip and full military installations. The South China Sea has been a topic of dispute between China and it’s neighbors for years. The U.S. has called…
  • This Amazing Light Show Brings a Completely New Look to Taichung (Video)

    Jane Tseng
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Composed of three themes—natural, geometry and brand new—the beauty of this display in Taiwan will definitely amaze you. The local government is launching a series of dance and theater performances to celebrate the completion of the National Taichung Theater, beginning with this amazing light show on Nov. 21. Designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the $141 million project took five years to build, and covers 613,801 square feet. It consists of a main hall with 2,014 seats, and two smaller auditoriums, all with curved walls. Some YouTube users commented that they feel proud to be a…
  • Dead Woman Comes Back to Life After Hearing Buddhist Chanting

    Cassie Ryan
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    A 95-year-old woman who was pronounced dead in Taiwan revived the next day when a relative played Buddhist sutras next to her body. Yang Chang Yueh-yun was in hospital in Yunlin for over a week before she “died” from multiple organ failure on Nov. 14, according to Taiwan News. Her family took her home where funeral directors made preparations for a service, and played Buddhist chants as per the local customs. The following day, her cousin put earphones on Yang with a different sutra playing. About five minutes later, her family were shocked to see her start clapping and reciting…
  • Chinafornia Dreamin: Chinese Students and Their Supercars (Video)

    Cassie Ryan
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    The children of ultra-rich families in China often end up studying overseas, and many of them are getting an American college education. This video shows a subculture of Chinese students in California who enjoy driving luxury cars like Lamborghnis and Maseratis. They communicate via Wechat, and have secret meetups to share their love of status symbols. Some of these vehicles are worth over $250,000.
  • Watch the Moment China Gets Hit by a 5.9-Magnitude Quake (Video)

    Cassie Ryan
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    A powerful earthquake hit Southwest China on Nov. 22, killing at least five people, injuring over 50, and damaging about 25,000 houses. The event struck Sichuan Province late that afternoon at a depth of around 9 miles, and caused a stampede at a primary school. This video shows footage from surveillance cameras in different parts of the affected area. The quake was originally reported as a 6.3-magnitude tremor but was later downgraded.
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