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  • Warning: Have you seen these markings outside your door?

    Lost Laowai
    Ryan McLaughlin
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Recently an officer from our local police station compiled a series of markings thieves use to tag homes. The officer had uncovered the markings during several years of working the robbery division, and circulated them on WeChat with a warning for people to watch out for them outside their doors. Below we’ve reproduced and translated the thievery shorthand. Whether you see markings like these or not, it’s a good time to remember that theft rises sharply before and during the Spring Festival holidays, as people get desperate for money to go back to their home towns, buy family…
  • China Distributor Relationships: Why Don’t They Get No Respect?

    China Law Blog
    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Yesterday’s post China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China, was on how companies can sell their products into China via a China-based distributor. On Linkedin, in response to that post, Shanghai businessperson, Bill Cosgrove wrote the following: Dan, You make a compelling case for distributors. Why do you think the distribution route isn’t getting respect? Fear of loss of control? Just early in the process of this channel? I responded to that with this: Bill, Great question! Such a great question, in fact, that I am going to answer it…
  • Comparing Wages Across Asia to Make Sourcing Decisions

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    Renaud Anjoran
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    When choosing whether or not to source from a given country, many factors should be considered: proximity of materials & components suppliers, network of processing and assembly factories, infrastructure, wage levels, labor productivity, access to skilled workers, and so on. Naturally, most companies that want to compare Asian countries tend to do so on the basis of easy-to-find numbers: minimum wage levels. The conclusion is usually “China is not competitive; the future is in Vietnam, Bangladesh, India…”. However, they often neglect two factors: The trend of those…
  • Reducing the Costs of Poor Quality in China [Conference]

    QualityInspection.org
    Renaud Anjoran
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:50 am
    If you import products from China, have you calculated what poor quality costs you? As the buyer, you probably have to pay for: QC inspections (because you can’t trust your suppliers’ quality) Unsellable products that you receive as part of the shipments Penalties from your customers when they find quality issues But it doesn’t stop there… You also have to pay for certain costs that are included in the manufacturer’s price: Defects found before shipment and reworked Scrapped material ISO 9001 certifications (they feel the need a third party accreditation to…
  • Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:18 pm
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome Saturday, as a counter-rally took place nearby.
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  • Crowd Kills Girl Suspected to Be Suicide Bomber in Nigeria

    Dan Hirschhorn
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    (BAUCHI, Nigeria) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of being a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market. A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at Muda Lawal, the biggest market in Bauchi city. A spate of suicide bombings has been blamed on Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, which wants to enforce strict Islamic law across Nigeria. The group has threatened to disrupt Nigeria’s March 28 presidential and legislative elections, saying democracy is a…
  • Brazil Arrests U.S. Cult Leader Wanted on Child Sex Charges

    Dan Hirschhorn
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota. A statement posted on the website of the Public Security Secretariat for the Rio Grande do Norte state government reported the arrest of Victor Arden Barnard, 53. The U.S. Marshals Service also confirmed the arrest in a statement. The Brazilian statement said police captured Barnard late Friday in an apartment near a paradisiacal white-sand beach in northeastern Brazil. He…
  • Moscow March Honors Slain Putin Critic

    Dan Hirschhorn
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Immense crowds turned out in Moscow on Sunday to march through the city in honor of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov — an opposition politician and frequent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin — was supposed to appear at a Sunday rally protesting Russia’s role in the fighting in Ukraine. The rally was converted into a memorial march after the 55-year-old was gunned down late Friday on a street just steps from the Kremlin. Russians of all ages took to the streets under gray skies on Sunday, many carrying signs with a single word: “Fight” and…
  • Why the Kremlin Is Blaming Putin Critic’s Murder on a ‘Provocation’

    Simon Shuster
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    On Saturday the Kremlin trotted out a favorite piece of Russian doublespeak to explain the murder of one of its most strident critics. Boris Nemtsov, a leading figure in the opposition to President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead around midnight on Friday a short walk from Red Square, and within hours the state had deemed the killing a provokatsiya, a word whose translation into English, “provocation,” does not begin to capture its ability in Russian to shift blame and manipulate suspicion. The first one to offer this explanation was Putin, who remarked through his spokesman in the…
  • India’s Modi Aims to Put Economy into Higher Gear With First Full Budget

    Dan Stewart
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government unveiled its first full-year budget on Saturday, ramping up infrastructure spending, cutting corporate taxes and unveiling plans for a new universal social security system. Modi’s finance minister, Arun Jaitley, said the proposals laid out “a roadmap for accelerating growth,” as he delayed deficit-reduction plans to make room for new spending. But Jaitley steered clear of any measures to dramatically alter to the country’s economic architecture, sticking with, for example, food and fuel subsidies worth billions of…
 
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  • The Confucius Institute Question

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

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

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

    David Wolf
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    “China Developer Buys Robinsons-May Site in Beverly Hills” Julie Makinen Los Angeles Times August 8, 2014 The Times scored a win in picking up this story about how Chinese development giant Wanda is raising its bets on US real estate. Based in Beijing, Makinen can be forgiven, though, for not addressing what the real story is likely to be: the challenges the company is likely to face in gaining approval for its project. Wanda has yet to reveal plans for the site, but the location has some particular challenges familiar to locals. Traffic is already very heavy going into the area…
  • China’s Hidden Health Crises

    David Wolf
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Hutong Forward Contemplating Anacostia 1940 hrs I have done a lot of work over the past several years with companies in different parts of the healthcare industry, each seeking a way into the China market. Almost every first meeting entails the client bringing up China’s current Five-Year Plan, and trying to figure out how to capture opportunities around the nation’s healthcare priorities as laid out in the plan. Unfortunately, everyone does that, so the result is that the entire industry is chasing the same set of opportunities. In healthcare, that’s shortsighted. The best…
 
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  • China Distributor Relationships: Why Don’t They Get No Respect?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Yesterday’s post China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China, was on how companies can sell their products into China via a China-based distributor. On Linkedin, in response to that post, Shanghai businessperson, Bill Cosgrove wrote the following: Dan, You make a compelling case for distributors. Why do you think the distribution route isn’t getting respect? Fear of loss of control? Just early in the process of this channel? I responded to that with this: Bill, Great question! Such a great question, in fact, that I am going to answer it…
  • China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China

    <a href=''>China Law Blog</a>
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:58 pm
    For most American SMEs, getting their products into China and then marketing, selling and delivering them is a difficult and massive task. Using an experienced Chinese distributor or distributors is oftentimes the best way for these companies to accomplish these things. Distribution contracts with Chinese companies are both similar to and quite different from US distribution agreements. U.S. law makes it difficult and expensive to terminate distributors, but because China makes no special allowances for distributors we draft China distribution agreements to provide for applying Chinese…
  • China Business Deals: What China Business Deal?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    Great article in The Hollywood Reporter. The article is by Michael Wolff and it is entitled, Hollywood’s Disappearing Chinese Money. But it is about a lot more than just Hollywood-China deals. It is really about all China deals.  This article does as good a job as I have ever seen in describing how eager American companies are to “do deals” with Chinese companies and how that eagerness to a large extent blinds them to the fact that the deal they think is going to happen will not. Whenever a company calls one of our China lawyers to draft a contract for a deal, we always…
  • Beijing Touts “Cyber-Sovereignty” In Internet Governance: Global Technology Firms Could Mine Silver Lining

    <a href=''>China Law Blog</a>
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A Guest Post By Scott Livingston* It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China. Chinese officials strengthened the Internet firewall by blocking the use of virtual private networks (VPNs), reasserted demands that web users register their real names, and issued a new regulation requiring enhanced scrutiny of imported IT products in the financial industry. In response, a consortium of 17 trade groups wrote U.S. trade officials urging them to resist China’s new cybersecurity policies. But while U.S. tech firms are right to be concerned about their…
  • China Arbitration: Second Thoughts on Clarity

    <a href='http://www.harrismoure.com/our-people/matthew-dresden'>Matthew Dresden</a>
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Steve Dickinson’s Monday post summarizes a spate of recent Shanghai Number 2 Intermediate People’s Court decisions and makes clear that in Shanghai, if a contract calls for arbitration by the CIETAC Shanghai subcommission, the one and only proper arbitral body is the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC). I agree with Steve’s conclusion that the matter is now settled for Shanghai. It is similarly settled for Shenzhen. On January 6, 2015, the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court issued a decision upholding the primacy of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration…
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    China Herald

  • SEC kills ´nuclear option´ for US-listed Chinese firms - Paul Gillis

    Fons Tuinstra
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    +Paul Gillis Chinese and US stock regulators have been at loggerheads on the rules US-listed Chinese companies have to follow. In that struggle, the SEC has caved in, according to a WSJ story, and accounting professor Paul Gillis complaints on his weblog that the effort to let those Chinese firms comply with US law has gone awry.Paul Gillis: I believe that the SEC went after the Big Four firms intending to use the lawsuit as a way to coerce China to the negotiating table. The Big Four are not the problem with the widespread fraud that has plagued US listed Chinese companies.
  • How Geely bought Volvo - Joel Backaler

    Fons Tuinstra
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:02 am
    +Joel Backaler In his book China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global author Joel Backaler describes how Geely bought Volvo. An example of how China´s business leaders do things differently. From an excerpt at his weblog.Joel Backaler: Ever the ambitious visionary, Li (Shufu, Chairman of Chinese automaker Geely) had his sights set on Volvo early. Through Li’s research, he had learned Volvo was never a strategic brand for its American owner, Ford Motors. This is because Ford has been and remains primarily a mass-market car company; as a…
  • China´s weak military spots - Wendell Minnick

    Fons Tuinstra
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    Wendell MinnickChina´s expanding military power got much media coverage over the past years. But defense analyst Wendell Minnick got a just released report on a less covered subject: why is China´s military build-up less strong than anticipated. From Defense News.Wendell Minnick: Sponsored by the USCC and produced by the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the Rand National Security Research Division, the report is based on the premise that understanding where the People's Liberation Army (PLA) falls short of its aspirations, or has not fully recognized the need for…
  • Why Paris is the best shopping city for Chinese - Rupert Hoogewerf

    Fons Tuinstra
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    Rupert HoogewerfMany cities look try to lure massive spending Chinese tourists, but Paris is year after year a winner, also when it comes to what they spend per capita. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains the magic of France´s capital in the Jakarta Post, and the challenges for competitors.The Jakarta Post: France outstrips its Mediterranean neighbours when it comes to the "Peking Pound". A Chinese tourist will spend up to 900 euros ($1,029) in Spain, but in Paris the amount jumps to 1,500 euros a visit. The capital is the top tourist destination in the world - with about 32.3…
  • Reform needed to bolster economy - Sara Hsu

    Fons Tuinstra
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    +Sara Hsu China´s financial authorities have been balancing to keep up with capital flows, massively outward in January. But to bolster services and consumer demand more structural reforms are needed, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.Sara Hsu: The weakness of the RMB demands increased intervention by the People’s Bank of China to maintain the value of the currency. As a result, the central bank and commercial banks have needed to purchase RMB in December and January, a reverse from their usual purchase of foreign exchange. Bank purchases of RMB in January amounted to…
 
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    The China Vortex

  • Links for 2015-02-27 [del.icio.us]

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    A stunningly bad economic signal from the Midwest http://t.co/oby6jbW1c7 via @themoneygame Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu | World news | The Guardian Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu http://t.co/6OHcJAxNjm Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorism Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorisms http://t.co/V6DW8e0M2x Tacoma's Chinese community faces painful past http://t.co/fMdpEF1yGW
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    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why China kicks foreign IT firms off gov't procurement list Why China kicks foreign IT firms off gov't procurement list http://t.co/LG5rSxXZfl via @Techinasia Why China is making life miserable for big U.S. tech via @FortuneMagazine http://t.co/HHaBufEQxH
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    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Angela Merkel http://t.co/WU2IhPGxFm via @sai
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    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Review: 'Age of Acquiescence' examines America's second Gilded Age - LA Times In 'Age of Acquiescence,' Steve Fraser explains why disparities in wealth and power have not sparked a revolt http://t.co/EaTRRXDFbr
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    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Scott Frain Daily The Scott Frain Daily is out! http://t.co/GcodgmvnET Stories via @UnusualFactPage @pdenlinger - Scott Frain (scottfrain) http://twitter.com/scottfrain/status/567107947114037248
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    ChinaTechNews.com

  • China Mobile Boasted Over 100 Million 4G Users By End Of January

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Chinese telecom operator China Mobile announced that by the end of January 2015, it had reached over 100 million 4G users. The company also announced that they plan to build one million 4G base stations, develop 250 million users, and sell 200 million devices in 2015. According to China Mobile, their 4G network has realized […]
  • Game Over For Zynga's Beijing Office

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    American game developer Zynga announced that the company will close its office in Beijing. Zynga announced the decision while publishing its performance report for the fourth quarter of 2014. The company said that they will cut the 71 jobs in Beijing office and the related expense of USD7 million will be included in the first […]
  • Are Lenovo Computers Safe For Consumer Users?

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:14 am
    There have always been worries that the Chinese government could use its power to force homegrown technology companies like ZTE, Huawei, Qihoo 360 and Lenovo to spy on user communications, but now a bombshell has landed that shows Lenovo is forcing adware onto users' computers on the company's own volition. According to Errata Security, an […]
  • MediaTek's Operating Revenue Hits High With Net Profit

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek published its financial report for the fourth quarter and the entire year of 2014. According to the report, the company achieved operating revenue of NTD213.063 billion, which was about CNY42.3 billion, in 2014, a year-on-year increase of 56.6%; and it achieved net profit of NTD46.399 billion, which was about CNY9.2 […]
  • Sony China To Cut Employees In Local Offices

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Sony (China) Ltd., which sells TVs and digital products, will implement a large-scale layoff across China that mainly targets regular employees in local offices. According to reports in Chinese local media, Sony has over 40 subsidiaries and offices in 13 regions in China, including Beijing, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, […]
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  • 11 Cool Chinese History Facts

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

    <a href="/users/ryan">1</a>
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Need a cab in China? Good luck finding one. Taxi drivers in many Chinese cities -- unhappy with steep cab rental fees and competition from firms like Uber -- have gone on strike. Taxi drivers are demanding a reduction in rental contract fees, which they say can eat into their profits. The going rental rate in cities like Nanjing can be as much as 9,000 yuan ($1,450) per month. China News | 0 Comments
  • China just blocked thousands of websites

    <a href="/users/ryan">1</a>
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This is a very big deal: The Chinese censorship authorities have DNS poisoned *edgecastcdn.net, which means all subdomains of edgecastcdn.net are blocked in China. EdgeCast is one of the largest Content Delivery Networks (CDN) in the world and provides its cloud services to thousands of websites and apps in China. Tech-Web | 1 Comments
  • Scientist Alleges Fraud in China's "Thousand Talent" Foreign Expert Program

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    27 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Physicist Ulf Leonhardt made headlines when he published a theoretical framework for an invisibility cloak. Not long afterwards, he was recruited by the Centre for Optical and Electronic Research (COER) at South China University, at a salary of RMB 133,333 ($21,762) per month — three times his tenured position at the University of St.  Andrews. COER helped him apply to a Chinese government grant program for attracting foreign talent, the Recruitment Program of Foreign Experts. But Leonhardt would subsequently come to suspect that much of the grant money was being diverted to other uses.
  • The Marriage Market

    <a href="/users/ginger-armando-de-ridder">37046</a>
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Teaching Nomad takes a look at the infamous Marriage Market at People's Square in Shanghai, China. China Videos | 0 Comments
 
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  • Sensitive: Cutlassfish Zhou, Textbook Revenue, More

    josh rudolph
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:08 pm
    As of February 27, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Zhou Xiaoping: In October 2014, Xi Jinping praised patriotic blogger Zhou Xiaoping for his “positive energy” at the Beijing Forum on Art and Literature. Zhou was already infamous for his ardent nationalism and his tendency to misrepresent facts. Netizens nicknamed him Cutlassfish Zhou for lamenting the plight of cutlassfish farmers—who don’t exist, since cutlassfish only live in the wild. zhou+带鱼: zhou + cutlassfish—i.e. Cutlassfish Zhou 周黛玉: Zhou…
  • U.S. Presses China on Technology Rules

    Cindy
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    China’s pursuit of full-spectrum digital control over the past year has involved promotion of new international norms on “Internet sovereignty,” tightened restrictions on cross-border Internet traffic, the continued cultivation of indigenous hardware and software industries, and new cooperation requirements on foreign tech firms. Recent disclosures about American cyberespionage have complicated the Obama administration’s calls on Beijing to rescind these new regulations, which will force foreign firms to submit to invasive audit and backdoor requirements. Jane Perlez…
  • Photo: Midnight in Suzhou, by Kristin Krahl

    josh rudolph
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Midnight in Suzhou © josh rudolph for China Digital Times (CDT), 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Kristin Krahl Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firewall
  • Minitrue: Tamp Down Hong Kong-Mainland Tension

    Anne Henochowicz
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Report cautiously on recent tensions between Hong Kong and the mainland. Do not hype related content. Immediately delete NetEase’s “Hong Kongers Do Not Live off Mainland ‘Charity.'” (February 27, 2015) 谨慎报道近期有关香港内地两地矛盾议题,有关内容不炒作。网易《香港人不靠内地“恩赐”过活》要立即删除。 [Chinese] The 2012 NetEase…
  • More Deadly Xinjiang Attacks Go Unreported in China

    josh rudolph
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm
    At the New York Times, Michael Forsythe reports on several recent deadly attacks in Xinjiang that remain uncovered by Chinese media, but were previously reported by Radio Free Asia: The reports of bloodshed are nonstop. On Feb. 13, a man grabbed a police officer and then set off explosives strapped to his body, killing as many as eight people. Three days later, a father and son were shot and killed in another clash with the police. The following day, four police officers were stabbed to death, nine suspects in the attack were shot dead, and four bystanders were killed. […T]hese…
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  • “Correction Brother” is Hilarious

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

    John Pasden
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Breaking Bad was an awesome drama. Better Call Saul is looking like it’s shaping up to be another great story. But if you’re not already familiar with both series, it’s far from obvious that the two are connected based on their titles alone. Not so with Chinese! The Chinese titles of the two series are: And in plain text: Breaking Bad 绝命毒师 (Juémìng Dúshī) Better Call Saul 绝命律师 (Juémìng Lǜshī) The two differ by exactly one character! (not a common word at all) according to my dictionary means “to kill oneself” (but here, while not entirely…
  • Chinese New Year Trumps All Holidays

    John Pasden
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    This Wednesday, February 17, is Ash Wednesday, the Catholic holy day that kicks off Lent. In an interesting turn of events, the church in China made this announcement recently: Please also note that China Dioceses grant a dispensation from Fast & Abstinence on Feb. 18 this year because it is the eve of Chinese New Year. We are encouraged to offer acts of charity and other sacrifices instead on Ash Wednesday. So when a holiday of firecracker-exploding, gut-busting Chinese merriment clashes with a holiday of fasting and quiet reflection, the Chinese holiday is ceded the victory. (Well, on…
  • Chinese New Year Wishes by Dialect

    John Pasden
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Photo by Yang and Yun on Flickr China Simplified‘s blog has a great post on variations of Chinese New Year wishes, all in different regional dialects (AKA fangyan): Spring Festival wishes from around China. The post has embedded audio for 15 different greetings, covering fangyan from places like Henan, Sichuan, Shandong, Guangdong, Guizhou, Tianjin, Zhejiang and other places. If you’ve every enjoyed Phonemica, you’ll enjoy this (and it will bring a smile to your Chinese friends’ faces as well). Happy Chinese New Year! (It’s still 6 days away…)
  • Very Google Translate

    John Pasden
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:28 pm
    These days it’s not uncommon for an English word to get thrown into a Chinese sentence, sometimes with a disregard for the original part of speech. A typical example is “fashion” (“very fashion,” meaning, “very fashionable“). One of things things we sometimes do with AllSet Learning clients is give them translation exercises where they have some English sentences, and they have to translate them into Chinese. We make sure that the sentences are practical and not random, so the exercise can be quite fruitful. Occasionally, though, unwanted technology…
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  • How to Use Social Media Before You Pitch

    Teresa Dankowski
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Social media has changed the way journalists source stories and cover news, but not all journalists prefer to be pitched outright on their social channels. Still, social can prove to be a great tool for doing research, building relationships and targeting your outreach if you take a nuanced approach. Here are three ways to use […]
  • Should You Invite Kim Kardashian to Your Brand’s Event?

    Liam Kelly
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Kim Kardashian is having a moment. She was everywhere during New York Fashion Week, appearing at SNL’s 40th anniversary wearing blue contacts, being criticized by Amber Rose and holding a crying toddler. On social media, the reality star generated almost half-a-million posts over the course of the week. Kardashian was also sitting front row, lending […]
  • PR Profile: Antoinette Arnold of Authentic Noise

    Stone Hansard
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    When fashion’s on the mind, Chicago isn’t the first place one imagines. The harsh winters favor utility over daring, with crowded trains of dark, thick polyester and salt-stained boots, streets of downturned scarf-covered faces. In this historically working class city, effortless chic is hard work indeed. It follows, then, that fashion and beauty PR in […]
  • The Hill Adds Two

    Cision Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    The Hill has hired Elliot Smilowitz and Jordan Fabian to serve as Web editor and White House correspondent, respectively. Smilowitz was most recently a senior producer for the Washington Examiner’s website, where he had been on staff since December 2006. Fabian has been a political editor at Fusion since January 2013, and served a previous stint at […]
  • Juliet Lapidos Heads to Los Angeles Times

    Cision Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Juliet Lapidos will be joining the Los Angeles Times as the op-ed editor.  Previously, she worked for The New York Times and Slate. For more news, follow the Los Angeles Times on Twitter. Don’t miss the latest media news. Sign up for our daily or weekly emails now!
 
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    Silk Road International Blog

  • Ah, the memories; The Made in China Diary

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    Wow.  Wish that I’d thought of this!  (h/t Wired Magazine)  Kudos the to (Swiss) authors/photog’s that did though.  Great idea.  Some really good shots of “what it’s really like to manufacture in China;” everything from shops set up in the living room to world-class tech.  I’ve been to each of these places, and while I doubt they are the exact same factories, it seems like I’ve worked in so many of the factories as well.
  • Is China a Threat? Part 20457948571-048571

    admin
    12 Dec 2013 | 3:18 pm
    Last month I was given a copy of an email from the local head of a national political party in the US with an all too common sentiment—China is a threat!  We need to limit our international exposure via govt fiat ASAP.  I won’t share the source or all the back and forth, but I’ll say this: In my opinion, anyone, political or otherwise, that suggests isolationism in any form is not only deluding themselves but is ignorant as well.  Shutting the US off from the rest of the world will never bring prosperity nor keep the US “safe.”  It hasn’t in the past and won’t now. Having…
  • When 5%-10% more is a bargin

    admin
    8 Mar 2013 | 9:51 am
    The background on this great idea comes from Wired Magazine.  But more than the great idea, and a Utah company to boot, the look into their issues dealing with China are insightful.  From the article: Davis has run billion-dollar divisions of global conglomerates with integrated supply chains and the company has produced millions of Orabrushes, but they’ve still faced factory setbacks. The Chinese manufacturer they selected was having trouble molding the critical microbristles and couldn’t properly mold the logo into the handle. I’m sure that Davis is brilliant at what he does,…
  • “Life, uh… finds a way.”

    admin
    6 Mar 2013 | 10:05 am
    John Hammond: [as they gather around a baby dinosaur hatching from its egg] I’ve been present for the birth of every little creature on this island. Dr. Ian Malcolm: Surely not the ones that are bred in the wild? Henry Wu: Actually they can’t breed in the wild. Population control is one of our security precautions. There’s no unauthorized breeding in Jurassic Park. Dr. Ian Malcolm: How do you know they can’t breed? Henry Wu: Well, because all the animals in Jurassic Park are female. We’ve engineered them that way. [they take the baby dinosaur out of its egg. A…
  • The more things change…

    admin
    22 Feb 2013 | 9:45 am
    …the more they stay the same. Shocker: Official and unofficial numbers for China 2012 economy are not the same!!!  And, hold your breath…..the official numbers not only aren’t accurate they’ve erred on the side of making last year’s downturn less dramatic and the upturn more impressive.  Amazing how it always seems to happen that way for the govt. fighting for social stability. All irony aside, the numbers show that growth, while slightly better is not at the 7.5-8% levels that just 5 years ago Beijing was claiming MUST be maintained at all costs to keep employment…
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    元デリヘル嬢の風俗回顧録

  • 風俗・デリヘルのハードなオプションについて

    admin
    7 Feb 2015 | 5:20 pm
    デリヘルなどの風俗店のホームページの料金システム欄の下の方にズラッと多種多様なオプションが並んでいるのを、風俗好きな人ならばすぐに目に浮かべることができるでしょう。 このオプションを頼んでもらうと、オプション料金は全て女の子のバックになるので、頼んでもらえるととても嬉しいのです。 コスプレなんてのは言ってしまえばただ服を着るだけなので最も楽と言えます。…
  • 風俗やデリヘルの3Pについて

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    最近はほとんどのお店でホームページに記載しており、一定数の需要があって、市民権を得たといっても過言でないのが、風俗やデリヘルにおける3Pコースではないでしょうか? 昔は、本当にAVだけでしか見ることができず、そんなことを実際にやっている人なんていませんでした。 しかし、AVの普及により多くの人が3Pに興味を持ったことで、実際にやってみたいという思いが強くなった結果、風俗店が用意するようになったのでしょう。…
  • 風俗のお客さんが喜ぶ手抜きの方法

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
    風俗で働く女の子たちは、みんな結構な量を食べます。 デリヘルの待合室なんてそこら中にお菓子がありますし、お昼ご飯、夕飯も仕事がある日とない日とでは食べる量は2倍くらい違います。 それくらい、体力がいる仕事なのです。 ソープランドみたいに終始女の子が動いているような業種は最も大変ですし、あまり動いていない、楽そうだと思うかもしれませんが、そんなことはありません。…
  • お客に合わせたプレー

    admin
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    昔も今も風俗嬢に対するイメージはそれほど良くなく、自分が風俗で働いていることを豪語するような女の子はいません。 同様にお客さんも風俗に来ることを豪語する人はおらず、風俗を利用する=恥ずかしいみたいな風潮がありました。 なので、どこか引け目を感じているのか性格的にも静かめな人が多く、サービスを淡々と受けて帰っていくような感じでした。…
  • コミュニケーション能力

    admin
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:26 pm
    お客様との時間内は、全ての時間をプレーに費やしているわけではありません。 中には、開始から終了まで、フルで遊びたいというようながっついているような人もいますが、そんな人は結構希珍しい存在です。 デリヘル嬢(風俗嬢)とお客様と言えども、人と人とが接する場合には、挨拶から始めますし、プレーを始める前にシャワーを浴びるために服を脱いでいるときには多少の世間話などをします。…
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    China Business Blog

  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 22-02-2015

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/pFZ4rpQbiq Stories via @fuzheado @zhongnanhai @chinalawpolicy -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/pFZ4rpQbiq Stories via @sinosplice -> Happy Chinese New Year! With Mothers' Bridge of Love at the V&A Museum of Childhood. @MothersBridge @MuseumChildhood http://t.co/eI0AMqRbSD -> RT @chinasolved: "Apple, China's new austere luxury gift brand" http://t.co/c2NcHHioCT -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @CBR_Magazine: Countering counterfeiting: how to run an effective IP strategy in #China |…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 15-02-2015

    admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @danharris: China non-competes. Your venue for disputes really matters. http://t.co/o2No6iiUz2 http://t.co/ME8tcQunw3 -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @chinasolved: US challenges Chinese export subsidies – FT http://t.co/Lby7M18la0 -> RT @bill_fischer: How Fosun finally won Club Med, paying an ~80% premium http://t.co/rmj4eQdk5J via @WSJ #imd_prc -> RT @CLP_editorial: AmCham warns of China protectionism (again): http://t.co/w5mSgad9LV but banks pushing for a BIT: http://t.co/w5mSgad9LV -> RT @CKGSB: #E-Commerce Sales in #China Will Reach $1 Trillion By 2019…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 08-02-2015

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @joelbackaler: #JD launches “French Mall” to push its authenticity advantage #Alibaba @ChinaGeeks @TechinAsia https://t.co/ajLfw17IYu -> RT @richbrubaker: Infographic: 20 years of labor migration in #China (1990 – 2010). #economics #labor #Demographics http://t.co/PIeituSVpZ -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/pFZ4rpQbiq Stories via @caixin @bill_fischer @fuzheado -> RT @RiskyBizChina: Vexing VPNs RT @fonstuinstra: Internet censorship: Plugging the holes | The Economist http://t.co/9cQvxBtc2s -> RT @McKinseyChina: w/ current trends in #urbanization…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 01-02-2015

    admin
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @SCMP_News: Alibaba faces firestorm as row with regulator escalates; shares end down over 4 per cent http://t.co/blpOYbpSUT -> RT @ChinaDailyEU: China's rare earth groups to accelerate restructuring: China's six major rare earth groups will complete subst… http://… -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/Ulmn1QVPsY Stories via @peterschloss @chinaelitefocus @goldkorn -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @ftchina: China: Overborrowed and overbuilt http://t.co/QoZ5vblrie -> RT @CBR_Magazine: 35 Shanghai FTZ reforms to spread beyond zone, says #China's…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 25-01-2015

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @fonstuinstra: Dentons and China's Dacheng Poised for Historic Union | The American Lawyer http://t.co/oT0JB8i47x -> RT @ARJourdan: China shoppers rein in spending on discretionary items, according to analysis of 50 listed Chinese firms… http://t.co/DFnE… -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/Ulmn1QVPsY Stories via @ChinaEdge @caixin @peterschloss -> RT @RiskyBizChina: "Risky Business in China" author, Jeremy Gordon, on #China risk at the Bookworm, #beijing, 19:30, 29 Jan: http://t.co/1I… -> The China Business Blog Daily is out!
 
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    Lost Laowai

  • Update: Suspected Canadian Christian spy in Dandong released on bail

    Lost Laowai
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Some positive news recently for the Canadian couple who were arrested last August in Dandong on suspicion of stealing state secrets. While husband Kevin Garratt remains in detention, his wife Julia was released on bail last week. The couple, who are in their mid-50s and originally hail from Vancouver, have lived in China since the mid-80s. Since 2008 they’ve run a coffee shop in the China-DPRK border city of Dandong, Liaoning, while also conducting Christian aid work for North Koreans. In August 2014 they were seized and detained by Chinese authorities on suspicion of spying and…
  • US Embassy warns of possible terrorist attack in Kunming over Spring Festival

    Lost Laowai
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:04 pm
    The US Department of State today sent out an e-mail warning US citizens of the alleged planning of a possible terrorist attack in Kunming, Yunnan. While the message made clear that the US Embassy in China was not able to verify the accuracy of the report, it obviously felt it important/reliable enough to send out. The full text of the message follows. The warning comes not even a year after the deadly attack last March at the Kunming train station, which left 29 civilians dead. While security is sure to be heightened at China’s major travel hubs, the sheer number of travellers during…
  • Warning: Have you seen these markings outside your door?

    Ryan McLaughlin
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Recently an officer from our local police station compiled a series of markings thieves use to tag homes. The officer had uncovered the markings during several years of working the robbery division, and circulated them on WeChat with a warning for people to watch out for them outside their doors. Below we’ve reproduced and translated the thievery shorthand. Whether you see markings like these or not, it’s a good time to remember that theft rises sharply before and during the Spring Festival holidays, as people get desperate for money to go back to their home towns, buy family…
  • Expats leaving China at twice the number of those arriving

    Lost Laowai
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    The report by UniGroup Relocation, which oversees the global migration of more than 260,000 families per year, shows that roughly double the number of people are relocating out of China, than into the country. It indicated that the imbalances in departures could be related to expiring work contracts, but as WSJ’s China Real Time explains, it’s also likely due to “rising costs of living, a desire to reengage with the home office and the apocalyptic pollution, which even Beijing’s mayor has said makes the city ‘unlivable.'” The trend is also driven by a shift in…
  • Q&A with Danielle Sumita, host and creator of Sindicator

    Ryan McLaughlin
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Can you give us an overview of Sindicator? What’s the premise behind it? Sindicator is an independent, comedic Web series that looks at popular statistical measurements about China, or a Sino-Indicators, and explains their significance in a wider context. Think Freakonomics meets The Daily Show. Sindicator is a video answer to the awesomeness that is Sinocism or Sinica. It’s not investigative in the sense of doing original research. It lives on content and research that others provide. Sindicator is an aggregator of this information, and adulterates it with a shiny, sugary,…
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    Simpson's Paradox

  • Some Days I Really Love The Internet

    Meg Stivison
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    I recently built a Tumblr that’s automated to just find Instagram photos of flowers I like, backlink the photographer, queue and then regularly reblog them to a  pretty layout, so that whenever I feel sad, I have a whole page of lovely new hyacinths. Specifically photos of hyacinths, tagged in multiple languages, without accidentally getting any silly hyacinth macaws in my flower blog, so I have something lovely and relaxing and constantly changing for me to see. I checked it the other day,  and it’s gotten dozens of followers, and I’m not even the most active fan. I feel…
  • Still Life With Yggdrasil

    Meg Stivison
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:34 pm
    My friend Allison has this on a necklace, she wore it a lot in college. Actually, I’m not sure sure if she wore it every single day, but that’s how I picture her in my head, and so, every time I see it on jewelry or other designs, I’d think of Allison.  Pretty sure Allison didn’t actually invent Yggdrasil, but I see it as “her” thing. (By the way, one of our projects at work is called Bifrost, and I didn’t come up with it, but if you’re a fan of describing technical products through mythological allusions, it is kind of perfect. Studying…
  • How to Protect your PC from Malware

    Meg Stivison
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Not all software is good, and some software can contain viruses or other malware. Malware often comes along as a part of a seemingly legitimate piece of software, especially downloaded software. Like when you download a game, and there’s a “free” toolbar attached (Looking at you, Yahoo toolbar. Ugh), only it’s a bit harder to get rid of the malware. To protect computers against malware, most people install an antivirus software, such as Bitdefender free antivirus. A high quality antivirus program will remove any existing malware from the computer, and will protect against any new…
  • Revisited Game Review: Women’s Murder Club

    Meg Stivison
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Originally written for ThumbGods, a coupe years ago, but I recently dug out my DS for visiting some old favorites. James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club has been a successful series of novels, a TV show and a series of casual mystery PC games before coming to the DS. The new Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion seems designed for a casual DS gamer to tuck her into her purse, instead of a Patterson mystery novel. Most of WMC is played with the DS turned sideways, using the read-only screen to display a list of objects to find, instructions, or images to accompany the action in the…
  • Oddly Accurate Fairy Sim

    Meg Stivison
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    My Sims’s goals are to talk about her  job, work on her novel, become a better writer (because writing skill is distinct from actually completing assignments, isn’t it?) and be worth $20,000. In case you’re wondering if I’m going to outgrown making myself as a Sim now that I’m in my thirties, I’d like to point out that this time I’m a Fairy sim. I just got Sims 3: Supernatural, and I didn’t even finish reading what Fairies can do,  I chose it the instant I saw that Fairies spend several Sim-lifetimes as Young Adults, before they have to become…
 
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    China Bystander

  • China’s Defense Spending Detaches From GDP Growth

    China Bystander
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    CHINA’S RAPID GROWTH over the past quarter of a century has provided the wherewithal to create the world’s second best-funded military after the United States. Beijing has kept its annual military expenditure to within a few points of 2% of GDP … Continue reading →
  • China’s Unwanted Kokang Conundrum

    China Bystander
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    THE ESCALATION OF the fighting just over Yunnan’s border in the Kokang region of Myanmar’s Shan state leaves Beijing with an unwanted humanitarian, security and strategic headache. China is providing food and shelter for some 30,000 refugees that have fled … Continue reading →
  • China’s Debt Trifecta: Property Loans, Muni Debt and Shadow Banking

    China Bystander
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:02 pm
    REAL ESTATE AND shadow banking has driven a quadrupling of China’s debt since 2007, the year when the bursting of a global credit bubble brought the world’s financial system to its knees. Since then China’s total debt has risen to … Continue reading →
  • More Trouble Beyond China’s Western Reaches

    China Bystander
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    PARTS OF YUNNAN’S border with Myanmar have been closed following a flare-up of fighting on the Myanmar side. Deadly exchanges between government forces and Kokang ethnic rebels in north-eastern Shan state have sent thousands of refugees fleeing into Yunnan province. … Continue reading →
  • China’s GDP Growth: Feel The Quality Not The Quantity

    China Bystander
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:43 pm
    IF THERE IS one thing that is consistently less than the sum of its parts, it is China’s GDP. At least, if you add up provincial GDPs they usually total more than the national figure — confirming long-standing suspicions about … Continue reading →
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    Asia Sentinel

  • Emails Blow Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Wide Open

    Our Correspondent
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    In December of last year, the controversial investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd abruptly called in all of its computers, employee laptops and servers and wiped them clean of all emails. (Read: Controversial Malaysian Investment Fund’s Computer Records Wiped Off) It was too late. The reason has come embarrassingly clear with a report by Clare Rewcastle Brown, the indefatigable blogger who edits The Sarawak Report. Rewcastle Brown had already obtained thousands of emails and documents before the shutdown, detailing transactions by the fund were actually run by Taek Jho Low, a close…
  • Why Shoot the Mules?

    Adrian Batten
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:25 am
    As a child growing up in England in the 1950s I can still remember the chill and frisson of fascinated fear we all felt on the occasions a death sentence was carried out. An overriding aura of a shameful and squalid act being committed pervaded the nation. All the usual suspects, the protests and vigils by abolitionists, the truculent affirmations from saloon-bar conservatives and above it all the solemn sententious pronouncements from judges and political leaders, lending a grisly numinosity to the proceedings. It was rather as if the sun had broken through the clouds when in 1965 Britain…
  • Malaysia’s Islamic Party Seeks Political Primacy

    Our Correspondent
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:20 am
    With opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim jailed for five years on sodomy charges, the leadership of the coalition he founded, which has upended Malaysian politics over the past seven years, is in increasing danger of falling into the hands of the fundamentalist Parti Islam se-Malaysia. PAS, as the rural-based party is known, is moving aggressively to assume primacy in Pakatan Rakyat, which Anwar founded in 2008. The coalition’s disparate elements include, besides PAS, the Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party and Anwar’s own Parti Keadilan Rakyat, mainly composed of urban, moderate ethnic…
  • Thai Junta’s ‘No’ to Key Concessions Likely Dooms Dialogue in Muslim South

    Our Correspondent
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:05 am
    Thailand’s junta has recently said talks will restart with the clandestine, fractured liberation movement that has so far taken 6,300 lives in the country’s deep south, most of them civilians. Yet the army and the royalist establishment’s well-known opposition to key concessions such as autonomy and amnesties is a surefire sign that pacification is nowhere in sight. Since the conflict escalated dramatically in 2004, it has been the most violent subnational struggle in Southeast Asia. The situation remains stalemated, with neither the rebels nor state forces gaining a decisive military…
  • Pakistan Lit Fest Offers Hope for Moderates

    Asia Sentinel
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    The hope that one day Pakistan will escape from the clutches of jihadist terrorism, corrupt politicians and an overbearing army presence came alive last weekend at the Lahore Literary Festival, where mostly young audiences averaging 25,000 people a day applauded criticisms and wider worries about the functioning of the country as well as enjoying other sessions on literature and the arts. The festival took place in the shadow of a bomb blast in the city on Feb. 17 that killed six people, but it matched the famous Jaipur Literature Festival for the mood, the energy, and the excitement in the…
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    Silicon Dragon

  • London Tech Investor Amadeus Opens In India, Hires Intel VC

    4 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    In a forward-thinking move, London-based Amadeus Capital Partners has set up in Bangalore and plans to soon make the fund’s first investment in a business with operations in India.Leading the team in India is Bhavani Rana, an experienced venture and private capital investor who was until recently Investment Director at Intel Capital. Rana is a seasoned investor with 14 years of leading and managing more than $170 million of investments in 30 companies in India, the U.S. and Europe. He spent 14 years with Intel and scored several IPOs and M&A deals.Rana said he aims to help build out…
  • Guru Fixer COO Takes US Tech Startup Quixey On Fast-Track Journey to China and India

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Not too many Silicon Valley tech companies are going after both the China and India markets even though that’s where the biggest opportunities exist for many tech companies going after fast growth and profitability.One company that is ahead on this front is mobile app search engine Quixey in Mountain View. China followed by India are top priority markets for Quixey, COO Guru Gowrappan told me during an interview this week.Already, China accounts for 50 percent of the search app’s volume and some 20 to 30 percent of revenues  — on par with the U.S. market,…
  • Renren CEO Empire Builds Once More With Tech Startup Deals

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Renren CEO Joe Chen(Bloomberg photo)Chinese social networking site Renrenhas been making steady investments in tech startups as it seeks to broaden its revenue stream, become profitable, and boost its stock price.All of these new investments led by CEO Joseph Chen have been far afield from its core business in social networking, and most of these deals are in the U.S. Chen, throughout his entrepreneurial career, has been an empire builder, acquiring and investing in related tech startups and also divesting businesses that are not going…
  • Why China's Xiaomi Is Not A Copy Of iPhone

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    If Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi succeeds in its mission, it may become known as the company that dispelled notions that China technology is a copy of western knowhow.But there is still a hurdle to jump. Say Xiaomi, and most people think copy, not original. But as Xiaomi becomes better known in the West, that impression could change.Or at least that’s according to early Xiaomi investor Hans Tung of GGV Capital. He sat down with me recently for an interview on Silicon Dragon Talk and shared his perspective on what makes Xiaomi an original.He pointed to three key…
  • One More US Startup Takes In Capital From China - This Time Xiaomi!

    4 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Wearable device maker Misfit may be gaining a significant competitive edge with its latest $40 million capital intake that includes Chinese smart phone leader Xiaomi making its first investment foray in the U.S.Having a strategic China investor in its camp should help the San Francisco-based startup gain traction and scale up more quickly in the large Middle Kingdom market as expansion in Asia is prioritized.  With speed to market and China as increasingly important dynamics, this trend-setting investment could prove a big boost for Misfit,…
 
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    chinaSMACK

  • “Fat Brother” by Johan Pitkanen

    Johan Pitkanen
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’ve been recently (mildly) obsessed with the controversy surrounding “Fat Brother“, the portly man that has been repeatedly spotted by Chinese netizens in the audience for the yearly CCTV Spring Festival Gala, always laughing, smiling, and clapping enthusiastically. I recall reading the article about him on chinaSMACK years back and decided to watch the opening to the CCTV Gala this year to see if I could spot him. It didn’t take long. Less than 30 minutes into the spectacle, there he was again, the cameras delivering the Big Guy to the viewing audience for yet…
  • Chinese Tourists Flock to Japan to Purchase Japanese Goods

    Fauna
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Bringing a spirit of “buy, buy, buy” to Japan, Chinese tourists on Japanese are often accompanied with shopping bags of various sizes. From NetEase: Chinese Man Spends 200k to Buy Goods in Japan, Uses Shipping Container to Transport Them to China “Why are so many people vacationing in Japan, my friend’s circle has become a circle Japanese tourism circle!” City resident Miss Chen’s biggest lamentation after the Spring Festival was: so many people going to Japan for vacation. This reporter learned that a lot of Chinese tourists headed to Japan this Spring…
  • Chinese Tourists and Consumers Buying Japanese Rice

    Fauna
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    From NetEase: Chinese Tourists Spur Japanese Rice Trend: Spending 1500 yuan for 5 kg People.com.cn February 25 report — According to Taiwan’s Liberty Times’ quote of statistics reported by Japan’s largest national agricultural products wholesaler cooperative federation, and following the recent trend of buying Japanese rice cookers and toilet seats, mainland Chinese tourists are now clamoring to buy Japanese rice, with one mainlander even spending nearly 1500 yuan RMB [~245 USD] to buy 5 kg of Japanese rice. While China’s import of Japanese rice remains small,…
  • Sinopec and PetroChina Merger Rumor, Chinese Netizen Reactions

    Fauna
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    From NetEase: Foreign Media: Chinese Officials Considering Merging Sinopec and PetroChina Beijing Times report — Yesterday [23rd], on the first day the Hong Kong Stock Exchange resumed trading after the holidays, Sinopec dropped 1.074%, while during trading on the Chinese New Year’s Eve (February 18th), Sinopec’s Hong Kong shares had rose 4.65% on rumors that it would be merged with PetroChina [aka China National Petroleum Corp or CNPC]. On the day before Spring Festival [Chinese New Year’s], there were overseas media reports that government officials were considering…
  • Handsome Men on UK Subway, Chinese Netizen Reactions

    Fauna
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    From Sina Weibo: @我的朋友是个呆B: The UK has a website that allows everyone to post photographs of heart-stirring young men encountered on the subway, including both ordinary people and celebrities encountered by chance, and the founder says this website has already helped many people find love. Here are several of the higher quality handsome men for everyone to appreciate. Comments from Sina Weibo: m要考研的学霸: The last photo, they’re a couple, right? I’ve always wondered how the UK can have so many strange things and such bad food yet still produce so many…
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    China Briefing News

  • Opportunities Abound for Dental Care in China

    China Briefing
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Opportunities abound for the dental care industry in China. Living standards are rising and people are becoming more aware of dental health care issues. At the same time, the number of people in China with dental problems is shockingly high, but not enough dentists to meet rising demand. The post Opportunities Abound for Dental Care in China appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Hong Kong’s Advance Pricing Arrangement Program

    China Briefing
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Hong Kong's Advanced Pricing Program allows companies to get clarification from the tax authorities on whether a transaction is considered transfer pricing. These agreements become possible once Hong Kong has a DTA with the country or countries in question. The post Hong Kong’s Advance Pricing Arrangement Program appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Uber in China: The Winding Road to Success

    China Briefing
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Like many foreign companies making their entry into the Chinese market, Uber found that it had to adapt its business model to be workable in China. An interesting story of how foreign companies are able to make it in China, provided they maintain flexible. The post Uber in China: The Winding Road to Success appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Getting a Chinese Driver’s License

    China Briefing
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    International driver's licenses are not recognized in China. Instead, foreigners wanting to drive a car need to apply for a Chinese driver's license. The process is however fairly straightforward. Find out what steps you need to take. The post Getting a Chinese Driver’s License appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Regulatory Brief: Temporary Residence Permit Abolished, Adjusted Minimum Wage Levels

    China Briefing
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:49 pm
    This week's regulatory update covers the national treatment for Hong Kong and Macau Investors in Guangdong, the adjusted minimum wage levels in Beijing for 2015 and the abolishment of temporary residence permit in China. The post China Regulatory Brief: Temporary Residence Permit Abolished, Adjusted Minimum Wage Levels appeared first on China Briefing News.
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    Xinjiang: Far West China

  • Xinjiang Time | A Tale of Two Time Zones

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

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

    Josh Summers
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    *Click to watch the video and then subscribe to the FarWestChina Youtube channel! Sadly, FarWestChina has been inaccessible here in China since 2009, blocked by the “Great Firewall” (i.e. China’s censorship). I have no idea why it was blocked – other than the fact that I’m talking about one of the most sensitive regions in China – and there’s nothing I can do to unblock the site. Trust me, I’ve tried everything short of knocking on a government official’s door. The only way I’ve been able to work on this site from my home here in…
  • Cruising 200km/h on Xinjiang’s New High-Speed Train

    Josh Summers
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    Update 12/2014: This article (and video) makes mention of this train being only open between Urumqi to Hami. However, as of December 26, 2014, this train is now completely open from Urumqi to Lanzhou in Gansu. Sitting here in this comfortable high-speed train watching the Xinjiang countryside whiz by forces me to remember the first time I stepped foot in this incredible region. I remember the majestic snow-capped TianShan presiding over the vast swaths of farmland. I remember seeing herds of sheep and camels out the window. I remember feeling like Xinjiang’s desert wasteland extended…
  • 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…
 
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    Asian Ramblings

  • 6 Best Things to Do in Phnom Penh

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 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

  • Happy Chinese New Year 2015, 优行商旅祝您羊年喜气“羊羊”

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

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

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

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
      The secret is out. Chinese now know, in far greater numbers than before, that the favorite brand of the favorite staple food of hundreds of millions of them is made by a huge American company, General Mills, best known for sugar-coated cereals served to American children. (See my earlier article here.) In the current issue of China’s weekly business magazine Caijing is my Chinese-language article blowing the cover off the well-hidden fact that China’s tastiest and most popular brand of frozen dumplings, known in Chinese as 湾仔码头, “Wanzai Matou”, is made by the same guys…
  • Watching NFL Football in China — Brought to You By the US Treasury

    admin
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Watching the NFL playoffs this weekend on Chinese internet TV channel PP Live, I saw something I never imagined. No, not a live broadcast in China of American football. The NFL has a great thing going here in China. While not a big-time success yet like the NBA in China, the NFL is quietly making fans out of a meaningful slice of the country’s most gold-plated demographic: males with advanced degrees and senior management positions. No, what surprised me while watching the game was the frequent commercials paid for in part by money from the US Department of Treasury. Yes, Uncle Sam is now…
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    China Internet Watch

  • Over 60% Purchased on Mobile During Chinese New Year 2015

    CIW Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    One week’s Chinese New Year 2015 holiday just ended on 24 February. During this period, over 60% purchased on mobile device. And, the most popular product category is mothercare according to Tmall. Major home appliance sales value grew by over 265% during this period; Tmall Superstore jumped 42 times. Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing were the top 3 online shopping cities during Chinese New Year 2015. Also read: 80% Willing to Travel During Chinese New Year Holidays 2015
  • China’s Top 10 B2C Websites on Weibo in 2014

    CIW Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    According to Weibo’s daily influence index, Tmall, OKHQB, and Dangdang performed best on Weibo among 1,613 active Weibo accounts in B2C e-commerce category in 2014. Login (CIW Premium subscriber) to read the full article. Subscribe here with a discount or get One-day Pass here. Also read: Travel Industry Performance on Weibo 2014
  • Chinese Globe Shoppers: Almost 1/3 of All Tax Free Shopping Spend

    CIW Team
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Shoppers from China spent 18% more on Tax Free Shopping in 2014 compared to 2013 according to Global Blue. Global Blue’s Top Ten Globe Shopper Nations in 2014 (growth vs. 2013) China (+18%) Russia (-17%) USA (+8%) Indonesia (-10%) Japan (-12%) Taiwan (+29%) Hong Kong (+25%) Thailand (-10%) Saudi Arabia (+15%) Kuwait (+18%) China and Russia are by far the most lucrative countries of origin for globe shoppers, with Chinese globe shoppers now accounting for almost one third of all Tax Free Shopping spend followed by Russia (14%), United States (4%), Indonesia (3%) and Japan (2%). Five of the…
  • China Mobile Gaming Market in Q4 2014

    Cecilia
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Mobile gaming has been the most powerful growth engine for China gaming industry. In Q3 2014, total revenue of China mobile gaming market was RMB5.79 billion (US$940.3 million) with a high increase; further, in Q4 2014, the revenue would exceed RMB6 billion according to the research of CNG, IDC and TalkingData. According to the research, China internet users tend to favor games on mobile device rather than on the desktop. The activeness, as well as frequency on mobile gaming indicated users’ increasing interest in mobile gaming. Especially, the chess and card games were the most active…
  • Travel Industry Performance on Weibo 2014

    Cecilia
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Estimated by China Tourism Academy, China would accept 3.76 billion person trips in 2014 with total revenue of RMB3.3 trillion (US$0.53 trillion). With the overwhelming development of mobile internet as well as improvement of social media, scenic attraction social media accounts will have more influence. On Weibo, there are already large number of travelers interacting with travel related Weibo accounts. Among all the travel related accounts on Weibo in 2014, city tourism boards accounted for 46%, which were the major ones on Weibo, followed by scenic attraction accounts and travel…
 
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    China Hope Live

  • Chinese church & lanterns

    Joel 大江
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Licun Christian Church (3-Self Patriotic Church), Licun, Qingdao, China.
  • Unintentionally terrifying Chinese democracy poster

    Joel 大江
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:27 pm
    To find out what “democracy is a belief” is maybe intended to mean, and how Chinese communists have the gall to promote “rule of law” and “democracy”, see Joann Pittman’s In Democracy We Trust. (She blogs faster than me, and beat me to the punch with the Princess Bride video.) What the heil?It’s only February, but here’s my submission for Chinglish of the Year — Shangdong Art Institute Media College students’ “I Speak for Socialist Core Values” posters. Click each Chinese word to view its poster, mouseover for…
  • Have yourself an even Chinesier little Christmas…

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

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

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

  • Learning Chinese – Mandarin or Cantonese?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pacific connected: A regional approach to development challenges facing island nations

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Dots on the world map – they are coral atolls and volcanic islands spread across a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean with names as exotic as their turquoise water, white sand and tropical foliage. Twelve Pacific Island countries are members of the World Bank. Between them they are home to about 11 million people, much less than one percent of the global population. One of them, Kiribati, consists of 33 atolls and coral islets, spread across an area larger than India, but with a land mass smaller than New Delhi. With less than 10,000 inhabitants, Tuvalu is the World Bank’s smallest member…
  • Revisi PDB Indonesia: Potret yang Lebih Tepat

    Alex Sienaert
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:25 am
    Badan Pusat Statistik telah mengeluarkan statistik triwulan nasional pada 5 Februari 2015. Biasanya data yang diterbitkan secara triwulanan akan mengundang keingintahuan yang besar (setidaknya bagi para ekonom makro dan pengamat ekonomi yang selalu haus akan perkembangan data terbaru tren pertumbuhan jangka pendek). Namun data yang dihasilkan BPS kali ini mempunyai kekhususan karena selain memberikan data triwulan  tahun 2014, juga terdapat dua revisi signifikan terhadap statistik PDB Indonesia yaitu: (1) menggeser tahun dasar perhitungan PDB dari tahun 2000 menjadi 2010, dan (2) mengadopsi…
  • Indonesia’s GDP revision: a crisper snapshot

    Alex Sienaert
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Indonesia’s national statistics agency (Badan Pusat Statistik, BPS) released quarterly national accounts statistics on February 5. Any quarterly data release creates a flurry of interest (well, at least amongst macroeconomists and economy-watchers hungry for the latest update on near-term growth trends). But this is a particularly important release because, as well as providing data for the final quarter of 2014, it also incorporates two significant revisions to Indonesia’s GDP statistics: (1) it  shifts the basis of the computation from the year 2000 to 2010, and (2) it adopts a…
  • 油价下跌给东亚地区带来机遇

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:41 pm
    图片 "Pro Pit" 在CC BY-NC-SA 2.0条款下由Aaron Webb提供 。 “绝不让机会从身边溜走,但需三思而后行,”日本的这句谚语对当前的东亚地区尤为适用。  油价下跌给本地区大部分发展中国家增强经济竞争力、利用全球经济持续复苏势头发展国内经济提供了一大机遇。…
  • An opportunity for East Asia in plunging oil prices

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Image "Pro Pit" by Aaron Webb is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 “Never let an opportunity pass by, but always think twice before acting,” says a Japanese proverb with particular pertinence for East Asia today. Plunging oil prices present a significant opportunity for most of the region’s developing countries to strengthen the competitiveness of their economies and take advantage of the ongoing global recovery. The drop in oil prices — over 50% since mid-2014 — reflects several years of increasing oil supply, particularly in North America, along with decreased geopolitical risks to…
 
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    QualityInspection.org

  • Reducing the Costs of Poor Quality in China [Conference]

    Renaud Anjoran
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:50 am
    If you import products from China, have you calculated what poor quality costs you? As the buyer, you probably have to pay for: QC inspections (because you can’t trust your suppliers’ quality) Unsellable products that you receive as part of the shipments Penalties from your customers when they find quality issues But it doesn’t stop there… You also have to pay for certain costs that are included in the manufacturer’s price: Defects found before shipment and reworked Scrapped material ISO 9001 certifications (they feel the need a third party accreditation to…
  • Developing your own Product and Getting it to Market – Part 1

    Renaud Anjoran
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One popular method to follow when developing your new product is to apply a phased step process as developed by Robert G Cooper. The different phases are shown in the diagram below. We are kicking off a series of articles that will take us though each phase and highlight the key aspects and what you should be doing to ensure your product successfully gets to market. We will be providing different examples throughout the series which we hope will help you in your product development and product launch. We will write primarily from the perspective of products manufactured in China. This…
  • 5 Trends for the Quality Profession when Dealing with Chinese Suppliers

    Renaud Anjoran
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    I was invited to contribute an article to the Retail Sourcing Report prepared quarterly by CBX Software. Here is a presentation of that report: CBX Software’s Retail Sourcing Report provides research and analysis aimed at informing global sourcing and buying decisions for retailers, brands and other sourcing professionals. Each issue includes a snapshot of key information impacting global sourcing, such as economic conditions in sourcing countries, container shipping prices, currency exchange rates and commodity costs. We also cover hot topics ourselves and include insight from…
  • Chinese Supplier Background Check: how useful is it?

    Renaud Anjoran
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    I wrote before about ways to run a background check on a Chinese company. We recently had an interesting experience and it serves as an interesting example for those buyers who are afraid of lies and trickeries so common in this part of the world. One of our regular clients was planning to buy for $50,000 of motorized vehicles. They asked us to run a quick check on the supplier’s company as a safety measure. Apparently, all was in order. The supplier has a well-designed website, an Alibaba Gold status, and an “onsite check” label by Alibaba that includes a business…
  • Comparing Wages Across Asia to Make Sourcing Decisions

    Renaud Anjoran
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    When choosing whether or not to source from a given country, many factors should be considered: proximity of materials & components suppliers, network of processing and assembly factories, infrastructure, wage levels, labor productivity, access to skilled workers, and so on. Naturally, most companies that want to compare Asian countries tend to do so on the basis of easy-to-find numbers: minimum wage levels. The conclusion is usually “China is not competitive; the future is in Vietnam, Bangladesh, India…”. However, they often neglect two factors: The trend of those…
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    MyBrownBaby

  • That Beyonce Exercise Routine, Black Women & White Feminism, Sagging Pants and Food Stamps

    Denene Millner
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:36 pm
    In this week's MyBrownBaby link favs, the Beyonce exercise routine video makes its rounds, Patricia Arquette gets checked and sagging pants get dissected. The post That Beyonce Exercise Routine,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Juicy Pics of Brown Babies Here: MyBrownBaby_Fresh Is On Instagram!

    Denene Millner
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Pics of brown babies have long been in short supply. But here at MyBrownBaby, we're celebrating that beauty with a new Instagram page—MyBrownBaby_Fresh. The post Juicy Pics of Brown Babies Here:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Zendaya’s Hair: Her Locs Are Beautiful. Who Needs Giuliana Rancic to Say That When WE Can?

    Denene Millner
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:38 pm
    It's fine to hold Giuliana Rancic accountable for attacking Zendaya's hair. But really, we can—and should—reject the white gaze and pour our passion into celebrating our own. The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • It Takes a Village: Tips On Winter Pregnancy, Delivery and the Big Comeback

    Denene Millner
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Mama Glow's Lathan Thomas shares intel on how moms can get—and keep!—their pre/post baby bodies together during these brutal winter months. The post It Takes a Village: Tips On Winter Pregnancy,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • You Get A Pass: Do People In Multiracial Families Have A License To Be Racist?

    MyBrownBaby Staff
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    As a White dad with a Biracial son, Alex Barnett wants to know, “How can you have an open and honest conversation about race if people can’t get beyond their own racism?” The post You Get A Pass: Do... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Speaking of China

  • Guest Post: My daughter said, “I’m American, I’m Jewish and I’m Chinese.”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    When you’re raising biracial and bicultural kids, you’re bound to have some interesting conversations with them about identity. That’s the case for Susan Chan, author of The Reluctant Brides of Lily Court Lane, who recalls an incident with her daughter, after the little girl told another child about her background. Her daughter said, “Well, I told him, ‘I’m American, I’m Jewish and I’m Chinese. But he kept saying you can’t be three things.”Read on to find out what happened – and thanks so much to Susan for sharing!Do you have a fascinating story that you’d like to…
  • Photo Essay: The First Few Days of Chinese New Year 2015 with the Family

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    We’re just into the first few days of the year of the sheep (or is that goat or ram?), and let me tell you — I am just completely exhausted. It was already a marathon leading up to Chinese New Year’s Eve, where I rushed to finish a paid project before the holiday. And it hasn’t stopped even during the holiday — except now it’s a marathon of visiting relatives (bainian) during the day!Still, despite the fact that I’m still catching up on sleep (and, for that matter, my e-mail inbox — apologies to anyone who hasn’t heard from me in a…
  • Interview with Sonali Dev on her book “A Bollywood Affair”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Here’s a shocking confession for you – until very recently, I had never picked up a romance novel in my entire life. That’s right. Even though “love” is a huge part of my blog (including a whole series of real-life love stories), I was a complete virgin to the world of romance literature. You could blame it on those used book sales at the library I helped with as a child, where a sizable portion of the abandoned paperbacks up for grabs were romance novels. Really bad ones. You know, the kind of “doctor and nurse” or “bodice-stripping” stories you’d never want to be caught…
  • “What will they think?” The fear of being seen as a failure before family at Chinese New Year

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    The other night, I suddenly burst out in tears over what might probably be the silliest of all things – the fact that Chinese New Year was fast approaching, and I was really afraid of spending it with the family.It sounds ridiculous to admit that I was sobbing in my bed over another holiday with the family, but it’s true. And it was all triggered by an equally ridiculous thing – that none of my husband’s friends could lend us their extra cars.We knew we weren’t in a position to rent a car to drive home for the holiday, but John and I had talked about borrowing one of his friends’…
  • Guest Post: “I don’t look at my daughter as Indian or Canadian. I look at her soul.”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Alexandra, the white Canadian blogger behind Madh Mama, thought all of the ignorant comments about her marriage to a South Indian man would end once they had a child. But they didn’t, and it has been one of the biggest challenges for her — especially as hearing things about her daughter hurts her deeply.  Have you heard something about your interracial relationship or biracial children that you’d like to write about for Speaking of China? We welcome all kinds of guest posts (including love stories) — check out the submit a post page for details.—–I often…
 
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  • Reply to Verna Yu and NYT

    N.M.Cheung
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:20 am
    Verna Yu is supposedly a free lance writer and published an opinion page column in New York Times on Feb 18, 2015 titled “Giving Up on Hong Kong”, which I think deserve a rebuttal here. New York Times has been on a propaganda offensive against China since being barred from China a few years ago. A few days ago they even published a puff piece on India overtaking China in economic growth which is laughable and full of holes. As comments already showed the laughable analysis it was I would not bother to rebut it here, but this article really got me angry. Ms. Yu’s grandfather…
  • Behind the Great Western Firewall Is the Ugly Truth

    Mister Unknown
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:06 am
    I came across this article on the Vineyard of the Saker blog, which I think is worth reading (both the article and the blog in general). I don’t know what fellow Hidden Harmonies bloggers think of other works by Jeff Brown (especially those related to China), but his description of information control methods in the West seems to be pretty spot on. By the way, my fellow bloggers should be proud of the fact that Hidden Harmonies is listed as a source of good alternative media, in the same mention as Asia Times and CounterPunch no less. I choose not to copy and paste this essay in its…
  • Eddie Huang, FOB, Time Warner Condos, and Gold Coast Houses.

    N.M.Cheung
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    With the launching Of the sit-com “Fresh off the Boat” on ABC, there were a flurry of articles on Eddie Huang and the TV series. There was a profile of him in New York Times beside the review of the show, and Arthur Chu wrote about the importance of the show for Asian Americans in Salon.com. I watched the first 2 episodes and have mixed feelings as it triggered my own memory when I was in High School in New York. Eddie Huang was born in 82 of immigrant Taiwanese parents. He graduated with law degree and passed bar exam first time, worked for NYC law firm for 2 years, got layoff,…
  • 政治局新年首次集体学习辩证唯物主义 (Politburo together studied Dialectic Materialism)

    N.M.Cheung
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Have lived in U.S. for over 50 years, yet because of my Chinese root, I am always attuned to what happens in China. I avidly read all books about China and Chinese history. From Edgar Snow, William Hinton, to various China experts. From People’s Daily to New York Times about recent events. I consider my schooling up to 8th grade in Shanghai during the 50s as inoculation against biases against China. Last month in one of the comments Ray recommended guancha.cn for better sourcing about China. I have been reading it everyday since and suddenly I am awakened like the character in the…
  • Abe’s Japan going backwards on the Comfort Women Issue

    pug_ster
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    It seems inevitable that Japan would start whitewashing its textbooks  its WWII atrocities. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/09/national/tokyo-based-textbook-publisher-to-delete-depictions-of-comfort-women/#.VLw_T0fF8pA Now the word “comfort Women” has been removed from High School textbooks and instead replaced by South Korean “individuals victimized by Japan during the war seeking to file lawsuits in Japanese courts to seek apology and damages.” like these people are a bunch of money grubbers.  Not to mention that Japan want to portray themselves as…
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  • Top Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

    chelseastone
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    Date: Feb 27th 2015 9:11a.m. Contributed by: chelseastone Ready for a return to normalcy? Or at least, as normal as life ever gets in Shanghai...   MONDAY: Sliders   Chalet Plus serves up buy one get one free sliders. Find it: Chalet Plus, 833 Renmin Lu, near Huaihai Dong Lu   TUESDAY: How to Write Code   Agora Space hosts professor of software engineering Amarsh Anand to teach programmers of all levels how to improve their code writing. 7PM, RSVP @ meetup.com  Find it: Agora Space, 1199 Panyu Lu, Bldg 3, Unit 101       TUESDAY: Manchester Global MBA…
  • 10 Stupid Questions Your Friends From Home Ask About China

    chelseastone
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Date: Feb 27th 2015 11:39a.m. Contributed by: chelseastone Westerners don't know a lot about China. To be fair, it's a hard place to imagine if you've never been here -- no description or photo can adequately capture what it's like here. But c'mon, there's a difference between ignorance and stupidity. How many of these questions have you been asked by your friends and family back home?   Do they have microwaves/hot water/toilet paper/[insert common item here]? Let's give our friends back home a little credit before we start to tease them -- China does lack a few basic things: tampons,…
  • Party of the Week: Ed Sheeran

    ericakatemartin
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    Date: Feb 26th 2015 12:58p.m. Contributed by: ericakatemartin Everyone’s talking about Ed Sheeran. He performed at last year’s Grammy’s alongside Elton John and toured with Taylor Swift across North America (amid swirling rumors that they were secretly dating).     His second album X (pronounced “multiply”) was named Spotify’s most streamed album of 2014 and nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards. And a British psychologist recently published a study noting an increase in women’s attraction to redheaded men, coining his…
  • Start Your New Year With These Tear-Jerker LGBT Videos

    powerpufffgrrlzz
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Date: Feb 26th 2015 3:17p.m. Contributed by: powerpufffgrrlzz The Year of the Sheep is shaping up to be a great one for the LGBT community in China. Launched just before Valentine's Day, the China LGBT Awareness Campaign released this moving video showcasing real-life Shanghai couples, with the theme "爱,无关选择" ("Love is not a choice"):   Then, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year holiday, PFLAG China released the video "Coming Home," which tells the story of a young gay man's relationship with his parents during China's most important family-oriented…
  • Let's Talk About Sex: Unwelcome Pixxx

    cityweekend
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Date: Feb 26th 2015 12:54p.m. Contributed by: cityweekend Every week our sexperts take questions from our readers -- read on for this week's dilemma.   A former classmate has taken to sending me close-up snapshots of his junk. Although we were friends at one point some years ago, I’ve had zero romantic encounters with this guy. I’ve done nothing to convey an interest in his homespun porn. In fact, his photos are a major turn-off. Nevertheless, he sends them several times a week. I’ve tried to convey indirectly that I don’t endorse his digital sexual advances,…
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    Nicely Made in China

  • Z-KIN / Camera bags / Hong Kong

    lionel
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Here’s a problem we didn’t have twenty years ago – the need for a bag that can hold a camera – and its charger – and a laptop – and its charger as well as various other pieces of equipment.  Ever on the lookout for niche quality products made in China, here at Nicely Made in China (NMiC) we think we’ve found something that might interest our photography readers. So to learn more, we’ve interviewed two bag designers, Quincy Wong and Yee Chan, founders of Z-Kin, a Hong Kong-based design company specialising in and designing better camera bags. How did…
  • KHUNU / YAK WOOL LATEST KNITWEAR PRODUCTS FOR CHRISTMAS 2014

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

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

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

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

  • Estée Lauder Opens Its Largest Travel Retail Flagship at Haitang Bay

    red luxury w
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Estée Lauder’s recent opening of its largest flagship store in Travel Retail Worldwide at Haitang Bay, Sanya shows the company is serious about catering to local preferences at its new stores. Combining navy and gold tones with hints of platinum, the design of the flagship store takes its cues from Estée Lauder’s heritage and is [&hellip
  • The Chinese Are Not ‘Out of Love’ With Luxury

    red luxury b
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    President Xi Jinping’s austerity push may have discouraged domestic consumption of high-end items, but “the Chinese are not out of love with luxury, far from it,” according to China Daily. Fortune Character Institute, a research center based in Shanghai, recently reported that luxury purchases within China decreased by 11 percent to $25 billion last year. [&hellip
  • Victoria Beckham to Expand Her Brand in Asia

    red luxury w
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    After a well-received New York Fashion Week show, Victoria Beckham announced that she would be opening a second brand-owned store, but not in New York. The British designer has revealed that she is looking for space in Asia for the new store, and China is the logical choice. Over just five years, Beckham has achieved [&hellip
  • Luxury Brands Can Learn From Burberry’s Social Media Playbook on Wooing Chinese During Fashion Week

    red luxury w
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    London Fashion Week began on February 20th, and with Chinese accounting for nearly 30 percent of global luxury spending, British fashion houses need to look no further than Burberry for a lesson in catering to Chinese buyers. In 2014, Chinese spent €89 billion on luxury, of which 73 percent was spent overseas, according to The [&hellip
  • Why Retail Expansion in China Should Be Lower Priority for Luxury Brands

    red luxury b
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Chinese consumers are increasingly spending on luxury goods while abroad, a trend that will have major implications for the global luxury market. The purchase of high-end items within the Mainland has declined since President Xi Jinping’s austerity push. High taxes on luxury goods sold in China and slowed economic growth are also to blame for [&hellip
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    Speaking of China

  • Guest Post: My daughter said, “I’m American, I’m Jewish and I’m Chinese.”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    When you’re raising biracial and bicultural kids, you’re bound to have some interesting conversations with them about identity. That’s the case for Susan Chan, author of The Reluctant Brides of Lily Court Lane, who recalls an incident with her daughter, after the little girl told another child about her background. Her daughter said, “Well, I told him, ‘I’m American, I’m Jewish and I’m Chinese. But he kept saying you can’t be three things.”Read on to find out what happened – and thanks so much to Susan for sharing!Do you have a fascinating story that you’d like to…
  • Photo Essay: The First Few Days of Chinese New Year 2015 with the Family

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    We’re just into the first few days of the year of the sheep (or is that goat or ram?), and let me tell you — I am just completely exhausted. It was already a marathon leading up to Chinese New Year’s Eve, where I rushed to finish a paid project before the holiday. And it hasn’t stopped even during the holiday — except now it’s a marathon of visiting relatives (bainian) during the day!Still, despite the fact that I’m still catching up on sleep (and, for that matter, my e-mail inbox — apologies to anyone who hasn’t heard from me in a…
  • Interview with Sonali Dev on her book “A Bollywood Affair”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Here’s a shocking confession for you – until very recently, I had never picked up a romance novel in my entire life. That’s right. Even though “love” is a huge part of my blog (including a whole series of real-life love stories), I was a complete virgin to the world of romance literature. You could blame it on those used book sales at the library I helped with as a child, where a sizable portion of the abandoned paperbacks up for grabs were romance novels. Really bad ones. You know, the kind of “doctor and nurse” or “bodice-stripping” stories you’d never want to be caught…
  • “What will they think?” The fear of being seen as a failure before family at Chinese New Year

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    The other night, I suddenly burst out in tears over what might probably be the silliest of all things – the fact that Chinese New Year was fast approaching, and I was really afraid of spending it with the family.It sounds ridiculous to admit that I was sobbing in my bed over another holiday with the family, but it’s true. And it was all triggered by an equally ridiculous thing – that none of my husband’s friends could lend us their extra cars.We knew we weren’t in a position to rent a car to drive home for the holiday, but John and I had talked about borrowing one of his friends’…
  • Guest Post: “I don’t look at my daughter as Indian or Canadian. I look at her soul.”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Alexandra, the white Canadian blogger behind Madh Mama, thought all of the ignorant comments about her marriage to a South Indian man would end once they had a child. But they didn’t, and it has been one of the biggest challenges for her — especially as hearing things about her daughter hurts her deeply.  Have you heard something about your interracial relationship or biracial children that you’d like to write about for Speaking of China? We welcome all kinds of guest posts (including love stories) — check out the submit a post page for details.—–I often…
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    Digital Jungle

  • Global Blue & Digital Jungle announce strategic Australian partership

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Global Blue operates one of the world’s biggest and most trusted tax-free shopping networks, providing travelers with savings on everything they purchase abroad at any of Global Blue’s 270,000 shopping partners. Chinese travelers are now Australia’s second largest inbound market by visitor arrivals and spending $5.3 billion last year, with an expected rise to more Read More The post Global Blue & Digital Jungle announce strategic Australian partership appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle partners with earthcheck

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Through this new partnership, Digital Jungle has been engaged to provide strategy, planning and execution of TICT social media and content marketing programs. TICT being the peak body that represents and acts for the Tasmanian tourism industry. Digital Jungle will position Tasmania as the Environmental Tourism Capital of the World by engaging the industry in Read More The post Digital Jungle partners with earthcheck appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Vitamin King appoints Digital Jungle Australia as aor

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    They provide all of the top brands in the health and nutrition industry at very competitive prices. Digital Jungle Australia was appointed as digital agency of record to develop Vitamin King’s Chinese language content and social media strategy to target resident Chinese living Australia. Specifically, Digital Jungle will be strengthening Vitamin King’s brand awareness with Read More The post Vitamin King appoints Digital Jungle Australia as aor appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle Australia lands us firm for China launch

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Beijing, China – 11th May August – Digital Jungle Australia, a specialist digital marketing agency, announced today that they have added a new client to it’s Agency roster. The Toro Company is a US listed company, boasting impressive revenues of $2.04 billion in 2013 and is a global leader in the manufacture of turf maintenance Read More The post Digital Jungle Australia lands us firm for China launch appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle wins new Dutch supermarket client

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Beijing, China – 7th May 2014 – Digital Jungle, a specialist digital marketing agency, announced today that they have won ‘Holland at Home’ as a new client, after a three-way agency pitch. Dr. Mathew McDougall founder and CEO of Digital Jungle said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with ‘Holland at Home’ to boost Read More The post Digital Jungle wins new Dutch supermarket client appeared first on Digital Jungle.
 
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    Chengdu Living

  • Podcast Ep. #6: Inside Mike’s Pizza Kitchen

    The Podcast Robot
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:53 pm
    In this episode of the podcast, we speak to Mike of Mike’s Pizza Kitchen and get an inside look into Chengdu’s most beloved expat eatery. It’s safe to say if you live in Chengdu, you have probably interacted with Mike, the pizza-tossing maven responsible for Chengdu’s finest pizzas. And if you’ve interacted with Mike, I’m willing to bet you have a opinion of him.  Whether on Internet forums, on the phone, or in person, Mike seems to leave an impression on people. His pizza business – which started as a delivery-only operation run out of an apartment and now supports a…
  • Podcast Ep. #5: Love & Dating in China

    The Podcast Robot
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Happy Valentine’s day! We just recorded a 35-minute podcast about love and dating in China which is available below. In this episode we talk about how dating works in China, where to meet people, and hear about the tale of an expat American girl’s experience on China’s largest dating show. Discussed in this podcast: Where do you meet people in Chengdu? Meeting people at nightlife venues Why Lana is famous on Weibo Does being on China’s biggest dating show help your love life? How do dating shows in China work? Romantic emails from fans seeking white women in China How…
  • Choices: A Look at American Schools After Leaving Chengdu

    Sascha
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:41 am
    I recently returned to the states from Chengdu with my wife and kids, which was a difficult thing for me to do, because in many ways I love Chengdu. One of the reasons I made the move was to provide a better education for my boys, who are 3 1/2 and 5. This post is about my on-the-ground experience getting my kids situated in the States after spending nearly 14 years in Chengdu. We had two very different, very enlightening school visits over the last two months in the US. When I first returned to the states from Chengdu, I was advised to check out the PICA Headstart schools, because they…
  • Podcast Ep. #4: All About Learning Chinese

    The Podcast Robot
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Another episode of the podcast has been recorded and is now available, and it’s all about something very central to our lives: learning Chinese. In this 55 minute podcast Zak, Dan, Eli and Charlie sit down and compare and contrast their methods, experiences, and pitfalls learning Chinese to help you learn from their successes and failures. As you will hear, we have all taken different very different approaches, from studying at Sichuan University to covering our walls with Post-It notes with Chinese characters. Issues discussed in the podcast include: Is it worth signing up at a local…
  • Podcast Ep. #3: Pollution, Life in China & Uber

    The Podcast Robot
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:36 am
    After a long hiatus, a new episode of the Chengdu Living podcast is finally available. Recorded just a week ago with Dan Engel and Eli Sweet in a Yulin apartment, this is a 55 minute podcast about pollution, life in China, and Uber being recently banned. The topics discussed in the podcast are: Pollution in Chengdu Causes of pollution, and the seasonal nature of this problem What’s being done about the pollution How local residents are reacting What you can do to protect yourself, including specific information about useful products and practices Uber Ban in China About China’s…
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    eWallstreeter

  • China acts as slowdown fears mount

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Central bank cuts interest rates amid concerns over threat of deflation
  • Sri Lanka to review terms of Chinese loans

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Cost and transparency of development financing under discussion
  • China’s wild panda population rebounds

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    fervour for hydropower dams and roads still poses a severe threat to the endangered animal’s survival
  • Financial, basic material, and capital goods shine in Feb

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    February 28, 2015 (Chinavestor) Financial, basic material, and capital goods stocks outperformed all other Chinese listings on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. Xinyuan Real Estate (NYSE:XIN) surged over 50\% in February, lifting the rest of the sector. Large cap China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) and China Finance Online (NASDAQ:JRJC) advanced over 10\%, each on the same time. Sector heavy weight Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH) advanced 8.0\%, sending basic material sector 7.8\% higher in February.
  • China cuts benchmark interest rate

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    China overtook US as world’s biggest economy last year but grew at slowest pace in nearly a quarter of a century
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    Welcome To China

  • Inside a Walmart in China – Here’s five things you probably won’t see in a US Walmart

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

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

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

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

    Rodney
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    The best months to see some of Chinas amazing destinations: December: light color painting in Zhangjiajie Line: Hunan Zhangjiajie-Fenghuang-jiangkou, Guizhou province Main point: tianzi mountain snow, Tianmen mountain rime binggua, Fenghuang snow, fanjing mountain snow January: half water, half flame Line:-Haikou-Wenchang, Qionghai-Wanning Main point: Wenchang Tai o, stone Park, Lake fishing, continental Islands, eastern suburb […]
 
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  • The traditional red and gold balloon lantern!

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

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

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

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

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:23 am
    This year, the main events to welcome the Year of the Sheep will take place on the first weekend of the New Year at Plaza de España. There will be the Dragon Dances, Kung Fu exhibitions, as well as a market with traditional handycrafts. When: Saturday and Sunday February 21, 22, 2015 Where: Plaza de España How Much: FREE Año Nuevo Chino en Madrid 2015 Celebraciones del Año de la Cabra Febrero 21-22, 2015 Este año se celebrará la bienvenida al Año de la Cabra en la Plaza de España con una feria tradicional china, espectáculos de Kung Fu, desfiles de Dragón, danzas del tambor, y mucho…
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    Beijing Cream

  • This Month In Bans: Open-Air Meat-Smoking, Vulgar Street Names, Ivory

    Kevin
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:25 am
    Another edition of This Month in Bans: February. US Tech Giants From Government Procurement (nationwide) One of the most important bans that took place this month was Beijing’s decision to discontinue allowing government procurement from a large number of foreign firms including Cisco, Apple, McAfee, and Matrix. Just like blocking Facebook is partly to boost domestic companies offering similar services, this move is intended to further curtail putting money into the pockets of foreigners in lieu of its countrymen. To say the strategy has worked in cases of companies like Tencent…
  • The Creamcast, Ep.15: North Korea, Or “Do Animals Cry?”

    Beijing Cream
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Download podcast | Size: 36.0 MB Welcome to the reboot of The Creamcast! From the studio of Popup Chinese, RFH and I welcomed Andray Abrahamian, Executive Director at Choson Exchange, and Simon Cockerell, general manager of Koryo Tours, to talk about all things North Korea — spying, journalism (7:35 mark), coffee (21:43), reunification (27:30), and whether animals cry (this was really a predominant theme). Obviously we also discussed The Interview (35:20) and the merits of Katy Perry. Other topics included: the Daily Mail’s profile of Simon, beginning with this headline…
  • Dispatches From Xinjiang: The Edge of the Bazaar, A Documentary About Uyghur Rural Life

    Beige Wind
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    One of the emerging trends among young Uyghur film directors is a new attention to documentary filmmaking. This approach has long been a part of Uyghur cinema, but previously it was often part of a larger public relations presentation sponsored by the Chinese Culture Ministry. These new documentary short films are independently produced on limited budgets by young filmmakers who have an intimate knowledge of their subjects. Part of the new emphasis on documentaries is due to the increasing affordability of cameras, lenses, and digital editing software. Another element is the way the…
  • Announcing: Poetry Beijing At The Bookworm Literary Festival

    Anthony Tao
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hello, poets of Beijing. The Bookworm Literary Festival — one of the largest bilingual cultural events in China — has renewed our community poetry event for this year’s program, which means it’s time to get writing, reading, and workshopping. Last year’s event, Poetry Night in Beijing, attracted a standing-room only crowd, and we can only hope to again get that kind of support. Consider this an open call. If you’re interested, read on. We’re on the festival’s opening weekend, specifically Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm. As it wouldn’t make…
  • Chinese New Year’s Fireworks In Beijing, As Seen From A Plane

    Anthony Tao
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    Here’s another view of the fireworks on Chinese New Year’s Eve last Wednesday night, taken by someone on a plane landing over Beijing. In my previous post I wrote, “During no other time, living on the ground here, do I feel like zooming out to become an all-seeing observer.” I guess it’d look something like this. (H/T Jim Boyce)
 
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    China Law Blog

  • China Distributor Relationships: Why Don’t They Get No Respect?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Yesterday’s post China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China, was on how companies can sell their products into China via a China-based distributor. On Linkedin, in response to that post, Shanghai businessperson, Bill Cosgrove wrote the following: Dan, You make a compelling case for distributors. Why do you think the distribution route isn’t getting respect? Fear of loss of control? Just early in the process of this channel? I responded to that with this: Bill, Great question! Such a great question, in fact, that I am going to answer it…
  • China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China

    <a href=''>China Law Blog</a>
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:58 pm
    For most American SMEs, getting their products into China and then marketing, selling and delivering them is a difficult and massive task. Using an experienced Chinese distributor or distributors is oftentimes the best way for these companies to accomplish these things. Distribution contracts with Chinese companies are both similar to and quite different from US distribution agreements. U.S. law makes it difficult and expensive to terminate distributors, but because China makes no special allowances for distributors we draft China distribution agreements to provide for applying Chinese…
  • China Business Deals: What China Business Deal?

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    Great article in The Hollywood Reporter. The article is by Michael Wolff and it is entitled, Hollywood’s Disappearing Chinese Money. But it is about a lot more than just Hollywood-China deals. It is really about all China deals.  This article does as good a job as I have ever seen in describing how eager American companies are to “do deals” with Chinese companies and how that eagerness to a large extent blinds them to the fact that the deal they think is going to happen will not. Whenever a company calls one of our China lawyers to draft a contract for a deal, we always…
  • Beijing Touts “Cyber-Sovereignty” In Internet Governance: Global Technology Firms Could Mine Silver Lining

    <a href=''>China Law Blog</a>
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A Guest Post By Scott Livingston* It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China. Chinese officials strengthened the Internet firewall by blocking the use of virtual private networks (VPNs), reasserted demands that web users register their real names, and issued a new regulation requiring enhanced scrutiny of imported IT products in the financial industry. In response, a consortium of 17 trade groups wrote U.S. trade officials urging them to resist China’s new cybersecurity policies. But while U.S. tech firms are right to be concerned about their…
  • China Arbitration: Second Thoughts on Clarity

    <a href='http://www.harrismoure.com/our-people/matthew-dresden'>Matthew Dresden</a>
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Steve Dickinson’s Monday post summarizes a spate of recent Shanghai Number 2 Intermediate People’s Court decisions and makes clear that in Shanghai, if a contract calls for arbitration by the CIETAC Shanghai subcommission, the one and only proper arbitral body is the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC). I agree with Steve’s conclusion that the matter is now settled for Shanghai. It is similarly settled for Shenzhen. On January 6, 2015, the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court issued a decision upholding the primacy of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration…
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    Digital Jungle

  • Global Blue & Digital Jungle announce strategic Australian partership

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Global Blue operates one of the world’s biggest and most trusted tax-free shopping networks, providing travelers with savings on everything they purchase abroad at any of Global Blue’s 270,000 shopping partners. Chinese travelers are now Australia’s second largest inbound market by visitor arrivals and spending $5.3 billion last year, with an expected rise to more Read More The post Global Blue & Digital Jungle announce strategic Australian partership appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle partners with earthcheck

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Through this new partnership, Digital Jungle has been engaged to provide strategy, planning and execution of TICT social media and content marketing programs. TICT being the peak body that represents and acts for the Tasmanian tourism industry. Digital Jungle will position Tasmania as the Environmental Tourism Capital of the World by engaging the industry in Read More The post Digital Jungle partners with earthcheck appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Vitamin King appoints Digital Jungle Australia as aor

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    They provide all of the top brands in the health and nutrition industry at very competitive prices. Digital Jungle Australia was appointed as digital agency of record to develop Vitamin King’s Chinese language content and social media strategy to target resident Chinese living Australia. Specifically, Digital Jungle will be strengthening Vitamin King’s brand awareness with Read More The post Vitamin King appoints Digital Jungle Australia as aor appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle Australia lands us firm for China launch

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Beijing, China – 11th May August – Digital Jungle Australia, a specialist digital marketing agency, announced today that they have added a new client to it’s Agency roster. The Toro Company is a US listed company, boasting impressive revenues of $2.04 billion in 2013 and is a global leader in the manufacture of turf maintenance Read More The post Digital Jungle Australia lands us firm for China launch appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle wins new Dutch supermarket client

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Beijing, China – 7th May 2014 – Digital Jungle, a specialist digital marketing agency, announced today that they have won ‘Holland at Home’ as a new client, after a three-way agency pitch. Dr. Mathew McDougall founder and CEO of Digital Jungle said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with ‘Holland at Home’ to boost Read More The post Digital Jungle wins new Dutch supermarket client appeared first on Digital Jungle.
 
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    InternChina » Languages » English

  • My Chinese New Year… from the inside!

    Manon Olivard
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Being in China for the Spring Festival, I really wanted to understand the importance of this festival to the Chinese people. I had the possibility to spend the Chinese New Year with a Chinese family, and what could be any better than learning more about the culture, tradition and faith from the locals themselves? So […]
  • Future Development in Chengdu

    Jula Helten
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Chengdu is a breathtaking city of over 15 million people in China’s southwest. Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, is one of the world’s fastest growing cities. The economic growth of the city in the last years is remarkable. It is a city which allows you to experience the rapid economic growth of the region […]
  • New Chinese – Büffel statt Büffeln – Chinesisch lernen mit der Kuh!

    Anastasija Korevo
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:31 am
    Aller Anfang ist schwer! Das wissen all diejenigen unter uns, welche Chinesisch lernen, nur zu gut. Nichtsdestotrotz stürzen wir uns auf unsere Lehrbücher und kommen mit jedem Kapitel unserem Ziel, Chinesisch zu meistern, einen Schritt näher. Jedoch scheinen die meisten Lehrbuchautoren der Meinung zu sein, dass, nachdem man mit den vier Tönen im Chinesischen konfrontiert […]
  • Businesses shut down for the Chinese New Year

    Lutz Aisenbrey
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    Any supply chain that involves Asian links, especially Chinese links, is subject to disruption in supply as businesses shut down for the Chinese New Year (CNY). During the CNY celebrations most Chinese companies remain closed, resuming operation as late as one to two weeks after the specific CNY date. And even after companies reopen, they […]
  • Chinese Valentine´s Day

    Jula Helten
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    What´s the first thing which comes into your mind when thinking about Valentine´s day??? LOVE, ROSES, HEARTS, …. Sooooo romantic But what do I have to expect in a very new environment and culture? Well let´s find out together… Chinese people also celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February. So it´s basically the same ritual […]
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    China Stock Research - China Stock Research - News & Updates

  • Eco data - Non-manufacturing PMI for February 2015

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    China’s non-manufacturing PMI improved to 53.9 in February 2015, up slightly vs. 53.7 in January. Although the indexes for new orders, intermediate prices, and output prices all increased vs. last month, the employment, business activity, and new exports indexes were all lower. Broadly speaking, the data was an improvement vs. January, however due to seasonal effects of  the Chinese New Year, there may be some distortions to this month's reading that should normalize over the coming months. The improvement in prices included a reversal of direction vs. January’s…
  • Eco data - Manufacturing PMI for February 2015 edges up

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Official manufacturing PMI for February was 49.9, slightly under the line dividing expansion (over 50) and contraction (below), and a marginal improvement from 49.8 in January 2015. Although this month’s data is an ever-so-slightly better read than last month, the seasonal effects of the Chinese New Year mean the reading should probably be tagged with an asterisk. Both large and small enterprises reported higher readings, although small manufacturers were still signaling contraction, while the reading for medium-sized manufacturing companies fell vs. last month. The key manufacturing…
  • Ctrip.com (CTRP) gets re-routed to bearish

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Just a few short months ago, it looked like Ctrip.com (CTRP) was on its way to a nice trip into bullish territory, after looking bearish since September. Our last bullish call was after the stock was deeply oversold in December, something we noted as a risk to the reversal bearish call that we thought was a bit hopeful. So now here we are in March and the bullish trend is broken. All of our proprietary technical indicators are negative, with none showing a possibility of a short-term pop (i.e. exhaustion).   Current technical rating is: -3 Note: technical ratings are…
  • NetEase (NTES) after recent run up, pauses

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    This bearish outlook closes a bullish call which could have seen a return of +14.48% or better depending on your risk management. The uptick after violating the bottom Bollinger could have been the last gasp for a bit. Our indicators are mostly negative with only moving average juxtaposition and our unpublished trend indicator still bullish – both of which are lagging indicators. Not only are we in negative reading for our other indicators, nothing is yet in oversold territory.   Current technical rating is: -2.25 Note: technical ratings are -3 to +3 indicating bearish to bullish;…
  • Changyou (CYOU) chart says bullish

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Chart powers through Q4, looking bullish Changyou (CYOU, profile) has flip-flopped several times since our coverage began, but now is in a perfect buy bullish setup according to our rating system. All of our indicators are positive with no overbought levels. The stock last took a hit after reporting Q4 FY2014 results. After seeing management changes and a revamped strategy late last year, there were indeed high expectations for the business. The company reported solid progress on the top line, but an impairment charge related to RaidCall dragged operating profit into the red. Adding to the…
 
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    Red Luxury

  • Estée Lauder Opens Its Largest Travel Retail Flagship at Haitang Bay

    red luxury w
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Estée Lauder’s recent opening of its largest flagship store in Travel Retail Worldwide at Haitang Bay, Sanya shows the company is serious about catering to local preferences at its new stores. Combining navy and gold tones with hints of platinum, the design of the flagship store takes its cues from Estée Lauder’s heritage and is [&hellip
  • The Chinese Are Not ‘Out of Love’ With Luxury

    red luxury b
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    President Xi Jinping’s austerity push may have discouraged domestic consumption of high-end items, but “the Chinese are not out of love with luxury, far from it,” according to China Daily. Fortune Character Institute, a research center based in Shanghai, recently reported that luxury purchases within China decreased by 11 percent to $25 billion last year. [&hellip
  • Victoria Beckham to Expand Her Brand in Asia

    red luxury w
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    After a well-received New York Fashion Week show, Victoria Beckham announced that she would be opening a second brand-owned store, but not in New York. The British designer has revealed that she is looking for space in Asia for the new store, and China is the logical choice. Over just five years, Beckham has achieved [&hellip
  • Luxury Brands Can Learn From Burberry’s Social Media Playbook on Wooing Chinese During Fashion Week

    red luxury w
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    London Fashion Week began on February 20th, and with Chinese accounting for nearly 30 percent of global luxury spending, British fashion houses need to look no further than Burberry for a lesson in catering to Chinese buyers. In 2014, Chinese spent €89 billion on luxury, of which 73 percent was spent overseas, according to The [&hellip
  • Why Retail Expansion in China Should Be Lower Priority for Luxury Brands

    red luxury b
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Chinese consumers are increasingly spending on luxury goods while abroad, a trend that will have major implications for the global luxury market. The purchase of high-end items within the Mainland has declined since President Xi Jinping’s austerity push. High taxes on luxury goods sold in China and slowed economic growth are also to blame for [&hellip
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    Travel China Cheaper

  • 3 Tips for Using a VPN That Will Blow Your Mind!

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

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

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

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

    Josh
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    Train travel in China used to be so unpredictable. You had to stand in line at most three weeks before the date you wanted to purchase – sometimes for hours – and just cross your fingers that there were train tickets still available when you arrived at the window. That was China 5 years ago.Read More The post Understanding New Rules for Buying China Train Tickets appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
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    New Life ESL

  • How Much Money Can You Make Teaching in China?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Have You Seen the Rainbow-Colored Reed Flute Cave of Guilin? (Photos)

    Cassie Ryan
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    It’s been a popular tourist site for over 1,200 years since the Tang Dynasty, and contains 77 wall inscriptions that are said to be travelogues and poems from that era. Officially founded around 111 B.C., Guilin is now home to about 5 million people in south-eastern Guangxi Province. It’s also home to the Reed Flute Cave or “Palace of the Arts” which is 180 million years old, and composed of karst limestone. It’s named after the verdant reeds that grow outside the entrance, and were used to make traditional flutes in ancient times. (Image: Weibo.com) The cave is…
  • This Isn’t a Scene From a Horror Movie—It Happened in Real Life (Graphic Photos)

    Jane Tseng
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    A thin, gaunt woman looked out from a messy and dark room, almost naked, and buried in debris and garbage. You might not believe it, but this happened recently in China. 24-year-old Zhang Qi was kept in this dark dirty shed for over five years. (Image: Weibo.com) The photos of this emaciated sick girl have drawn society’s attention since they were posted on Weibo on Feb. 23. Many bloggers that claimed to be the girl’s classmates and neighbors started to explain what had happened to the poor girl. Unbelievably, Zhang had to live in this squalor for over five years. (Image:…
  • A Very Quick, Very Basic, Very Funny Guide to China

    Colin Fredericson
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Ever wanted to learn about China but never had the time? Now there’s no excuse. This short video will give you all the basics. Will you be an expert after watching this? You’ll be on your way there. As the ancient Chinese saying goes: “A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” And in this case, a very entertaining step indeed. Here’s your simplest chance to learn about the complexity of China.
  • 15 Unintentionally Amusing Knockoffs That Were Made in China (Photos)

    Cassie Ryan
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    We all know that goods produced in China are seriously cheap, and often there are human rights abuses involved. But these ones have a funny side to them because they’re so not what they’re trying to be. Well, I suppose it’s one way to avoid copyright infringement. I guess as long as they get sold in China then no one would realize they’re being conned, but I’m sure most Western kids would be seriously disappointed if you bought them one of these. Welcome to the world of cheap, terrible, and extremely funny Chinese bootlegs…   Um, I guess…
  • Chinese Activist Contradicts Hillary Clinton’s Account of His Rescue

    Ben Maloney
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and Presidential hopeful, isn’t as tough on China as she makes you want to believe. At least according to international human rights activist and famous Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. Chen, a blind lawyer who escaped house arrest in China causing a diplomatic crisis in 2012, has outright contradicted Clinton’s account of rescuing him. Clinton has long said that it was her tough white knuckle diplomacy that allowed Chen to immigrate freely to the United States. According to The Telegraph, Chen has accused Clinton and the Obama…
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    Rye Jones

  • Giveaway Experiment: Week One Brief Update

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

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

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

    Rye
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    or How Not to Design Your Online User Experience I was asked an interesting question lately as part of a job application: “describe a website or web app with a terrible user experience. How would you change or improve that experience?” After a couple minutes, I recalled all of the (continuing) frustration I have with online banking in China. Those who have never felt the misery of trying to pay for something online through your bank in China will probably find it amusing just how bad and user unfriendly banking is in China (even I sometimes laugh about it despite the massive…
  • R100 Review: a Hilarious, S&M “B Style” Movie

    Rye
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    I happened to watch the 2013 Japanese flick R100 last week, and thought I’d write up some of my reactions and thoughts to it. I’ll offer a quick background up top here and then offer a spoiler-free review. Meet your dominatrices Background R100 is the fourth major release from director Hitoshi Matsumoto, perhaps most famous for his debut cult favorite Big Man Japan (which, admittedly, I only watched half of–it just didn’t appeal to me). The movie’s premise probably gives away the fact that it won’t appeal to more conservative audiences: the protagonist…
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    China Digital Review

  • A No Nonsense Guide to Chinese Display Advertising

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    This is the eighth in a ten part series intended to prepare stakeholders for Remodista’s Global Brand Commerce event in NYC. China Digital Review will explore all the components necessary in establishing a customized platform for tapping China’s massive online market, based on best practice gleaned from strategies employed at Web Presence In China. Display advertising and search engine marketing share stereotypes. Both often get short shrift as fractional channels, in that tiny fractions of people who see display and SEM ads bother to click, let alone convert. Meanwhile, content marketing…
  • The Lighter Side of Chinese Liquor

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
      -by Ernie Diaz “Only wine can soothe my sorrow. “ -From the poem Duan’gexing by Cao Cao OK, we Chinese have been good sports. We’ve indulged your fanatical delusion that fermented grape juice is the pinnacle of gracious living. We’ve nodded along to god-knows-how-many impromptu dinner lectures about the delicacy of your Pinot, the playful seductiveness of your Zinfandel. Please. Your food comes in two flavors – sweet and salty – but once the vino is uncorked, suddenly you’re detecting notes of leather and hints of fresh fig. There are two kinds of wine, red and white.
  • China Censorship: Gauging Your Business Risk

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    Two multiple choice questions to gauge your online vulnerability to Chinese censorship. Check letters that apply. 1. Does anything contained on your website’s pages incite: A. Breaking China’s laws or administrative regulations B. Government overthrow C. Division of China or harm of national reunification (getting Taiwan back) D. Hatred or discrimination?   2. Does anything contained on your website’s pages promote: A. Falsehood or rumors that destroy social order B. Feudal superstitions, illicit sex, gambling, violence, or murder C. Terrorism D. Slander E. Injury to the reputation…
  • Is China Too Risky? Is Canada Too Cold?

    admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Most Canadians’ attitude to selling in China is like most Chinese attitudes to Canadian winters:  interesting, but very risky. Both sides are half right, especially the Canadians, in that China is the market of the 21st century, the world’s biggest economic powerhouse, just starting to unleash its 1.3 billion consumers. Interesting indeed, especially since these new consumers mistrust China-made when they want quality, and perceive Canada as a land of clean, wholesome, well-made products.  A Canadian would tell a scared Chinese person that some readily available common sense negates…
  • Anshun, Guizhou – Ancient Grudge, New Harmony

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:45 pm
    A Tunpu farm house   -by Ernie Diaz It’s kind of hard to wrap your head around being relocated by act of government. In China, however, no end of 50-70 somethings have a forced relocation at the center of their life stories. It has been known here as long as anywhere else that empires grow by war, but last by demographics.  The Miao just melted away from the Yellow River Valley after losing a battle to Huaxia, soon to become the Han. South and West the Miao wandered, themselves to build an empire of sorts, defeating aboriginals and thriving as a cluster of tribes. A Great King led…
 
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    Chinese New Year 2015 Quotes | Chinese New Year Greetings 2015

  • [Top*] Chinese new Year Zodiac 2015 : Goat (Sheep) | Year 2015 Chinese Zodiac

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:36 am
    Chinese new Year Zodiac 2015: Goat (Sheep) As indicated by the year 2015 Chinese Zodiac the year is thought to be the year of Goat which is additionally figured as sheep which will begin from 19th February, 2015 according to the Lunar Calendar. Chinese astrology year 2015, one year from now Chinese Zodiac 2015.Chinese new Year Zodiac 2015Gauge For the Year 2015 Chinese Zodiac Goat (Sheep) 2015 What precisely lies for you not long from now Chinese Astrology has all the solutions for your inquiries. Furthermore as we all are mindful about the presence of Chinese Zodiac which is from five…
  • Chinese New Year 2015 : Dragon Dance | Events around the UK to celebrate the Year of the Goat

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Chinese New Year 2015 Dragon Dance : The Lunar New Year is practically around the bend and urban areas crosswise over Britain are outfitting to commend the "Year of the Goat". The Chinese New Year will fall on Thursday 19 February, bringing a weekend of light parades, dining experiences and gatherings to stamp the year of the "horned creature" – refered to by a few as a goat and by others as a sheep or ram. Events around the UK to celebrate the Year of the GoatChinese New Year 2015 In China, merriments keep going for 15 days until the day of the Lantern Festival, which falls…
  • [Best*] 2015 Chinese New Year | 2015 Chinese Horoscope Year of Sheep | Three Goats Start Fortune

    11 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    2015 Chinese Zodiac Year of Sheep | Chinese New Year 15-Day Festivals | 2015 Chinese New Year Parade : The primary day of the 2015 Chinese Horoscope New Year is on February 19, 2015 in China's time zone. This day is another moon day, and is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar framework. The accurate new moon time is at 07:48 a.m. on 19-Feb-2015 in China's Time Zone. Chinese Horoscope Year of SheepChinese New Year 15-Day FestivalsThe Year 2015 is the 4712th Chinese year. The Chinese accept that the first lord of China was…
  • [Best*] Chinese new year greetings 2015 in Chinese

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:23 am
    Chinese new year welcome 2015 in Chinese: Hello Every one, Here I am going to impart Some New Year Greetings Messages for Chinese on this awesome day. Each individuals of China can wish to their partner with awesome wish Messages. I am likewise going to impart Chinese New Year Greetings 2015 in English. Must read and appreciate life.Chinese new year greetings 2015Chinese New Year Greetings 2015 in Chinese爱心!希望你们所有的人每一天。从来没有在那里,请听,全部通过。!但今年为你祝福祝你快乐,新年进步Chinese New Year Greetings 2015 in English"Αs…
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    10 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    Cheerful Chinese New Year 2015 Messages: Some of my companions asked me. At the point when will Chinese New Year. I answered him, Every day of Happiness is the New Year for Chinese. So appreciate this day and impart your Happiness to your relative and Friends.Chinese New Year 2015 MessagesHappy Chinese New Year 2015 Messages "Τhis New Year Μay Good Luck Αnd Prosperity take after yοu wherever you gο, Αnd might (Lady Luck) alarm Αway any adversity Τhat was arranging tο come yοur way." "Τhis is the place ωe showcase social hοlidays, for example, Ηanukkah, Κwanzaa,…
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  • Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical was ordered to suspend business

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    24 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Regarding the “hair” alike visible particles in Levofloxacin Hydrochloride and Sodium Chloride Injection produced by Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., the local CFDA, Food and Drug Administration Zibo City, has measured out a severe punishment and ordered Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. to suspend business for internal rectification, after the on-site inspection. The measures taken […] The post Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical was ordered to suspend business appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • China’s policy of prescription drugs online sales is finalized for 200+ products

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    11 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    “Supervision and Control Rules for Food and Drug Management on the Internet” (hereinafter referred to as the “Rules”) medicine electricity traders eagerly awaited has been officially finalized. The Rules is expected to be announced shortly. Policy of prescription drugs online sales will soon be settled. The first batch of more than 200 products may be […] The post China’s policy of prescription drugs online sales is finalized for 200+ products appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • China eyes sourcing anti-cancer drugs from Guj

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    9 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    At a time when Indian pharmaceutical’s over-dependency on Chinese market for raw materials is a rising concern, Chinese companies are showing interest in sourcing medicines from India, especially anti-cancer drugs from Gujarat. While pharma companies in the country have been successful in exporting drugs across the world, it has not been so successful in cracking […] The post China eyes sourcing anti-cancer drugs from Guj appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • CFDA investigated visible particles for Injection of Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical

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    8 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    Recently, the media reported that a clinic in Changchun city found a bottle of injection have the “hair” alike visible particles problem. Jilin Food and Drug Administration are carrying out in-depth investigation. China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) paid high attention to the quality and safety issues, and sent investigation teams to Changchun and the […] The post CFDA investigated visible particles for Injection of Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • China FDA plans to lift ban on online drug sales

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    6 Feb 2015 | 5:56 am
    The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) plans to allow online sales of prescription drugs as early as this month, opening up the market to existing online e-commerce platform operators like Alibaba.com and JD.com. Speculation about a new policy has been circulating since mid-2014. If approved, the policy could lead to the emergence of a […] The post China FDA plans to lift ban on online drug sales appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
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