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  • The True Measure of Urban China

    Silicon Hutong
    David Wolf
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:27 pm
    On the Hutong Express Somewhere in Central China 1123 hrs.  As I hurtle through 2,800kms of Chinese countryside, a question occurs to me about China’s massive urbanization. The shift is unprecedented, and for that reason alone begs for close examination. The truth is, we are not examining the scale of urbanization as closely as perhaps we should. Is China urbanizing as quickly as statistics suggest? Or are we – at least in part – witnessing some statistical sleight of hand? The thought that provoked me on this trip was the villages. Admittedly, my survey was back-of-napkin…
  • Waste not, want not…

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    Joel 大江
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    If there’s one thing Chinese are loathe to waste, it’s land. This is not an uncommon sight in Qingdao: City blocks where building hasn’t started yet are often not left fallow. Of course, it wasn’t too long ago that these city blocks were villages. I took these with an iPhone 4 from the 17th floor of a friend’s apartment building.
  • Emptying Indonesia’s toilets

    East Asia & Pacific on the rise - Making development work for all
    Maraita Listyasari
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:06 am
    Communities in Indonesia have a saying about toilets: “a good sanitation system is a large leaking tank that will never need emptying.”  That is because most septic tanks are built under a concrete tank cover, often inside the house or directly under the toilet, without access to lids or manholes.  They often do not require emptying for many years. However, a study conducted in 2013 by the World Bank Group’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) showed that 83% of on-site sanitation facilities in urban areas – where toilets and the septic tank are in the same location – leak…
  • Why Chinese find Sydney property cheap - Shaun Rein

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    Fons Tuinstra
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    Shaun ReinThe observation might be shocking for Australians, but many Chinese find Sydney real estate cheap. Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein explains why in the Daily Reckoning.The Daily Reckoning: There are a lot of things said about Sydney. But have you ever heard anyone describe its real estate as cheap? Well, I did last week when I spoke to a consultant and researcher based in China, Shaun Rein. He’s also the author of two books on China. He deals with a lot of wealthy Chinese businessmen. And he told me that for them, Sydney is cheap. That’s because real estate…
  • Indonesia’s Jokowi Wakes Up to Reform

    Asia Sentinel
    Willard
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:56 am
    After a year of seeming inability to get much traction on the country’s problems, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has exploded into action, naming an anti-corruption activist as his chief of staff, firing a controversial police general and vowing quick and “massive deregulation” in manufacturing, trade and agriculture. A slowing economy, falling rupiah, sluggish growth and […] The post Indonesia’s Jokowi Wakes Up to Reform appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
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  • Dating Tips for First Timers

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:11 pm
    You can be a teenager or a guy in your thirties, but there will come a time where you will be going on your first date. Surely, you would be having some butterflies in your stomach and you would feel nervous. Don’t fret, though, as with just a few simple to follow techniques, you will be able to breeze through the first few hours of the start of a potentially romantic relationship. Read through this guide and be well informed to eliminate the chances of you screwing up. First and foremost, have a definite plan. This includes the time and place where you will pick her up or meet with her,…
  • Using the Laws of Attraction To Your Advantage

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:59 pm
    You’ve probably heard of the new thought idea of the laws of attraction, but what exactly is it, and how can you use it to have a manifestation miracle and create significant positive changes in your life? It’s pretty easy, actually, once you have embraced the concept, and once you have fully understood how you can use the powers of the universe in your favor, then you can make the first step towards making any of your dreams come true. The Laws of Attraction, summed up, is pretty much the idea that like attracts like. This means that the way you are thinking actually influences…
  • How to Create Your Own Music at Home

    admin
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Music production has come a long way since the old times when people would literally spend hours with mikes, musical instruments, and a room’s worth of gadgets just to record a single song. Gone are the expensive equipment that you will have to buy or rent just so you would be able to create the music that you would want the public to hear. Now, almost anyone can create music of any genre in the comfort of their own home, and all they would need is btv solo to dish out some great tracks. There are tons of music generators and mixers out there that can allow you to create and mix your own…
  • Some Great Activities for Losing Weight

    admin
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Losing weight need not be hard. To put it bluntly, working out should not feel like work. It can be very enjoyable while still being able to provide you the benefits of having a healthier and stronger body. Here are some ways by which you will be able to lose weight and have fun while doing it, too. Try trekking in a nearby field or even a mountain if one is close by. Equipment for this are very minimal, and at the very least all you will need are a good pair of shoes. If you are a nature lover, then trekking is a great activity to do, and you will be able to enjoy fresh clean air as well as…
  • How to Succeed as an Online Worker

    admin
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Having an online job can be pretty fulfilling, as it provides you with benefits that you can’t have while holding a regular nine to five job. You can enjoy flexibility with regards to work hours, and you can work from home or literally anywhere else. There’s also no shortage for people looking for your expertise, whatever they may be, but there’s always that risk of you gaining a bad reputation which might affect the projects that you get. Here are some tips that you can use in order to find success as an online worker. First and foremost, do not get more jobs than you can handle. Sure,…
 
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  • Taiwanese President Discredits Beijing’s Lavish Military Celebration

    nashjenkins93
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:23 am
    Thursday’s ceremony in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II was one of flamboyant pomp and circumstance — a triumphant celebration of the Chinese Communist Party’s ultimate defeat over the Japanese imperialists who ravaged China between 1937 and 1945. A thousand miles south, however, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou decried the parade as an exercise in historical revisionism. Speaking at a ceremony honoring military personnel in Taipei, Ma urged Beijing to acknowledge the vital role of Nationalist…
  • Suspect in Custody Unlikely Bangkok Shrine Bomber

    mrivettcarnac
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:07 am
    (BANGKOK) — A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man who planted the bomb at a Bangkok shrine nearly three weeks ago, police said Friday. The definitive ruling out of the suspect — identified as Mieraili Yusufu or Yusufu Meerailee — implies that the person who bombed the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on Aug. 17 remains at large despite two arrests and naming of seven other suspects in recent days. The evening blast at the shrine popular among locals and tourists alike left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured in one of…
  • Top Malaysian Graft Buster Says the Government Is ‘Meddling’ in Massive Corruption Probe

    nashjenkins93
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:19 am
    For weeks, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has sat at the center of the largest corruption scandal in the country’s history, besieged by allegations that he personally pocketed around $700 million from a state development fund called 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Now, Najib’s government is being accused of obstructing an independent investigation into the scandal. “There is — apparently — some meddling going on,” Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, who chairs the advisory board to the anticorruption commission investigating the 1MDB case, said in an…
  • Two VICE Journalists Have Been Freed in Turkey but Their Translator Remains Behind Bars

    hcregan
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Two British VICE News journalists arrested in Turkey on terrorism charges were released Thursday, but their local translator remains in custody. Correspondent Jake Hanrahan and cameraman Philip Pendlebury, as well as their Turkey-based Iraqi translator Mohammed Ismael Rasool were detained by Turkish authorities last Thursday, reports al-Jazeera. On Monday, the three were charged in a Turkish court for “deliberately aiding an armed organization.” One of the lawyers representing the trio, Ahmet Ay, told al-Jazeera that the “legal process” for Rasool was ongoing. Hanrahan…
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Tells Muslim Refugees ‘Do Not Come’

    mrivettcarnac
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a clear message for the European-bound Muslim refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa: “Please do not come.” Speaking outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, he said: “I think we have a right to decide we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country,” al-Jazeera reported. “We can’t guarantee that you will be accepted,” Orban went on to say, while defending the decision to build a fence along its Serbian border. The fence is one of several new initiatives…
 
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  • We were never the “big shots”

    David Wolf
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Hutong West Contemplating the mathematics of wavelets 1335 hrs. The misleading promotional lead-in to an otherwise pretty good story on expats in This American Life reads: It used to be that the American expats in China were the big shots. They had the money, the status, the know-how. But that’s changed. That line is a big, smelly load of unadulterated bunkum. American expats in China were never the big-shots, and any who acted or thought they were soon found themselves either wrestling with terminal culture shock, alcoholic, on a plane back to the US or some combination of all three.
  • The True Measure of Urban China

    David Wolf
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:27 pm
    On the Hutong Express Somewhere in Central China 1123 hrs.  As I hurtle through 2,800kms of Chinese countryside, a question occurs to me about China’s massive urbanization. The shift is unprecedented, and for that reason alone begs for close examination. The truth is, we are not examining the scale of urbanization as closely as perhaps we should. Is China urbanizing as quickly as statistics suggest? Or are we – at least in part – witnessing some statistical sleight of hand? The thought that provoked me on this trip was the villages. Admittedly, my survey was back-of-napkin…
  • Quotable Friday: Sir Martin Sorrell

    David Wolf
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    “I remain an unabashed bull on China,” said Sorrell. “There are worries about the slowing of growth but that was inevitable. It was natural it was going to slow. We are concerned about the stock market bubble and the fall in the stock markets has implications. Having said that, we still believe in the longer term in the economy. We think it is a short term phenomenon.” Source: WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell bullish about China prospects despite sales slowdown | Media | The Guardian  
  • The Limits of Coercion

    David Wolf
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Persuasion trumps coercion. Even in China. The government has a monopoly on force, but it does not retain that monopoly by employing it without consideration of public opinion. The days of high-handed government action are over, and this makes the government’s task more complex – and delicate – than ever. Power my grow from the barrel of a gun, but the nation’s leadership cannot ignore that it remains rooted in the people. Related articles Cyber Security Draft Opens to Public Opinion China’s stock market is falling again, and it’s a huge problem for the…
  • Concept of the Week: Urbanizing In Place

    David Wolf
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Urbanizing in place – concept – the idea that China’s urbanization is not being driven entirely by migration from the countryside to the cities, but that large areas that Beijing’s statisticians might once have considered “rural” are now considered “urban.” In-place urbanization could occur in one of three scenarios. The physical area of a municipality has been expanded to include what was once surrounding countryside. In the second scenario, a village that was once considered part of the countryside has now grown into a town that a demographer…
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    China Law Blog

  • Importing From China: New California Rules May Help You Assert Made In USA Claims

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/chris-priddy/'>Chris Priddy</a>
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:08 pm
    If your finished good is ultimately manufactured in the United States and contains only a small amount of China-origin material, California’s new Made in U.S.A. labeling rules may make it easier for you to label your products as Made in U.S.A.   What is required for your China product to say “made in the USA”? Prior to California’s new Made in U.S.A. labeling rules, the state prohibited labeling a product as Made in U.S.A. if a product or any of its subcomponent parts were produced or substantially produced outside the United States. By requiring all subcomponent parts to be…
  • China’s Legal Landscape

    <a href=''>China Law Blog</a>
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:53 pm
    A real landscape. One of our China lawyers, Dan Harris, was recently interviewed regarding China law and lawyering in general in this article, entitled Legal Landscape. Large portions of this interview are China relevant, particularly for foreign companies doing business in China, and so if you are one of those companies, we recommend you read it. The below is an excerpt from the article and we urge you to read the whole thing.   Looking at your practice area, what has been the biggest development in the last five years? Things that American companies could get away with in China five…
  • Are You Operating Legally In China? Now Is The Time To Be Sure

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:46 am
    We’ve been accused of trying to scare people. This time we cop to that. We have been through many China downturns and they all have one thing in common: they cause the Chinese government to get even tougher with foreign companies. But when it comes to getting tough with foreign companies not complying with China’s laws, our China lawyers have never seen anything like the current one. We think it is due more to China’s better capabilities at catching the non-compliant than to an increased desire to do so. Either way, it is happening out there, and in buckets. Today’s…
  • Getting Your Product Into China With China Distributors: The Yin And Yang

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    Don’t let your China distributor relationships muddy your path to China success. We are big fans of Western companies using China distributors to market and sell our client’s products in China. Our thinking on this goes as follows: 1. We have seen far too many Western companies spend way too much time and way too much money trying to sell their products into China. 2. We have seen far too many Western companies fail in selling their products into China. 3. China is a difficult country. Most of the marketing clichés about it are true. It is not one market. For instance, you can…
  • The China Bank Switch Scam: It Gets Hotter When China’s Economy Cools

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Our China lawyers have received at least five emails this past month from companies that have fallen victim to the China bank switch scam, in amounts ranging from USD$12,000 to $383,000. We are getting these at such a pace of late that I have formulated the following automatic response: Your chances of getting back all of your money are very low. The China bank switch scam and what to do if it happens to you. If you were to retain us, we would do the following: 1. Work with your insurance broker and your insurance company to see if it will cover you for this loss. This is pretty much your…
 
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    China Herald

  • Bankers win, retailers lose in Hong Kong - Wei Gu

    Fons Tuinstra
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:06 am
    Wei GuThe recent financial turmoil has different effects on different industries, notes Wei Gu, wealth editor of the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. While sales have dropped in retail, as mainland shoppers drop out, bankers are extremely busy helping mainland customers to change a devaluating Yuan into other currencies.Wei Gu is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. Do you need her at your meeting or conference? Do get in touch or fill in our speakers´ request form.Are you looking for more experts to manage your China risk at the China Speakers Bureau? Do check out this list. Related…
  • What consumer markets will be hit? - Tom Doctoroff

    Fons Tuinstra
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:12 am
    Tom DoctoroffMarketing guru Tom Doctoroff overlooks the consumer battlefield after recent stirs in the financial markets. Middle-class consumers have a wait-and-see attitude and might only resume buying by 2016, he tells CNBC. But lower tier markets will remain robust. Brand should focus now on their digital future, he advises.Tom Doctoroff is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. Do you need him at your meeting or conference? Do get in touch or fill in our speakers´ request form. Are you looking for more e-commerce experts at the China Speakers Bureau? Do check out this list.
  • China´s troublesome transition into a new economy - Arthur Kroeber

    Fons Tuinstra
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:12 am
    Arthur KroeberWhile the word ´recession´ is seldom used in China, many industries and region are facing rough times, now the country´s economy is in the middle of a transition into a new economy, tells economist Arthur Kroeber at NPR.NPR: The stakes are high — not just for China, but for the rest of the world. Economic growth is slowing in China in a way it hasn't in a long time. "I think you have to be honest and say there are big chunks of the economy that are in recession right now," says Arthur Kroeber, head of research at Gavekal Dragonomics, a Beijing-based economics research…
  • Trouble at China´s labor market - Victor Shih

    Fons Tuinstra
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    Victor ShihGraduates have this year a hard time to find good jobs, even in a labor market that shows huge shortages in other parts. High quality jobs are hard to get in China, tells associate professor Victor Shih in the New York Times.The New York Times: Among the most worried are university graduates. This year, nearly 7.5 million people graduated from universities in China, a 3 percent increase over last year. “The difficulty of finding employment in 2015 is still relatively high,” said Zhang Feng, director of the career center of the Ministry of Education, according to an article…
  • Why Chinese find Sydney property cheap - Shaun Rein

    Fons Tuinstra
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    Shaun ReinThe observation might be shocking for Australians, but many Chinese find Sydney real estate cheap. Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein explains why in the Daily Reckoning.The Daily Reckoning: There are a lot of things said about Sydney. But have you ever heard anyone describe its real estate as cheap? Well, I did last week when I spoke to a consultant and researcher based in China, Shaun Rein. He’s also the author of two books on China. He deals with a lot of wealthy Chinese businessmen. And he told me that for them, Sydney is cheap. That’s because real estate…
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    The China Vortex

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    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    What it's like to experience the overview effect - Tech Insider There's an amazing phenomenon that happens when astronauts see Earth from space http://t.co/aEo2hpKiuc via @techinsider
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    30 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    BBC News - The politics behind China's stock market turbulence http://t.co/W5HmOIlCKC My @Quora answer to In what ways are Xi Jinping and Lee Kuan Yew similar or different? http://t.co/lg5q7j64yI My @Quora answer to What major mistakes has President Xi Jinping made since becoming president of China? http://t.co/nfbKCp0BKw
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    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Apple Takes Washington Apple Takes Washington http://t.co/wYnr3aZRrz China's Market Crash Means Chinese Supergrowth Could Have Only 5 More Years to Run | Brad DeLong China's Market Crash Means Chinese Supergrowth Could Have Only 5 More Years to Run http://t.co/i1YRppPDCE
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    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    My @Quora answer to What did it feel like for Quora millionaires when credits were pulled? http://t.co/oAgkLSSMcO
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    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    My @Quora answer to Is bitcoin a retarded tech that makes not much sense? http://t.co/g8fAtuzy8V
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    ChinaTechNews.com

  • Nokia Signs MOU For JV With China Huaxin

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Nokia and China Huaxin Post and Telecommunication Economy Development Center signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate Nokia's telecom infrastructure businesses in China with Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to establish a joint venture. According to the MOU, Nokia will hold 50% plus one share in the new JV; while China Huaxin will hold the remaining minority […]
  • Chinese Internet Giants Invest In Tesla Killer

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Several Chinese Internet giants and financial investment organizations, including Tencent and Hillhouse Capital, have invested in the new energy car maker NextEV. NextEV's spokesperson revealed that their investors have hired Martin Leach, former executive of Ford, to build the company into a global automobile manufacturer. They also hired experts from Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, and other […]
  • Tmall.com Teams With Oil Giant For Mobile Payments

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    Chinese B2C e-commerce platform Tmall.com and China National Petroleum Corporation's Hunan branch will integrate their resources to launch a mobile payment service model. Tmall.com, which is a subsidiary of Alibaba, said that the company will integrate Alibaba's ecosphere to help CNPC Hunan implement an "Internet Plus" transformation that includes an online store, mobile payment, big […]
  • Gome Net Profit Up 15.9% In H1 2015

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:25 am
    Gome's unaudited semi-annual performance report ended June 30, 2015, shows its net profit increased by 15.9% during the reporting period. According to the report, Gome's listed company realized sales of CNY31.69 billion over the first six months of 2015, representing a year-on-year increase of 8.8%. Its consolidated gross margin was 17.7% and its total expense […]
  • Chinese P2P Company Acquires New Domain Name

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    China's P2P Financial Information Service Company Ltd. has purchased a new domain name P2P.cn for CNY5 million. P2P Financial Information Service (Shenzhen) signed a domain purchase agreement with Tao Chengcheng, owner of the P2P.cn domain name. P2P Financial Information Service said that the transaction will help the company's development strategy; effectively promote its development of […]
 
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    China Digital Times (CDT)

  • Sensitive Words: Long Live the Elder

    josh rudolph
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Sensitive Words highlights keywords that are blocked from Sina Weibo search results. CDT independently tests the keywords before posting them, but some searches later become accessible again. We welcome readers to contribute to this project so that we can include the most up-to-date information. Use the form at the bottom of this post to help us crowd source sensitive words. You can also browse our archive of sensitive words. When the People’s Daily published an editorial last month censuring retired leaders for “clinging to power,” some observers read it as a veiled threat from Xi…
  • Photo: 2015 Beijing Military Parade, by michel_china

    Samuel Wade
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:12 pm
    2015 Beijing Military Parade © Samuel Wade for China Digital Times (CDT), 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: michel_china Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firewall
  • Drawing the News: I Come in Peace

    Sophie Beach
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Rebel Pepper offers his interpretation of the message delivered by President Xi Jinping (aka Steamed Bun Xi) during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II: I Come in Peace, by Rebel Pepper Wednesday’s parade was billed by the government as a celebration of peace, with the release of 70,000 doves and Xi’s announcement of a major troop reduction in China’s armed forces. In his address from Tiananmen Gate, Xi stated: “We Chinese love peace…No matter how much stronger it may become, China will never seek hegemony or…
  • Code Word of the Week: TG

    Anne Henochowicz
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness. Tǔgòng 土共 Chinese Communist Party. The first character, tǔ 土, can be read as a noun meaning “earth” or “soil,” or as an adjective meaning “earthy,” “unrefined,” or “uncouth.” There is some disagreement about…
  • Xi Announces 300,000-Troop Cut as PLA Overhaul Looms

    Samuel Wade
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:28 am
    In his introductory speech at Beijing’s V-Day anniversary parade on Thursday, President Xi Jinping stressed China’s commitment to peace, and announced a sizable reduction in its armed forces. From a transcript at Xinhua: Today is a day that will forever be etched in the memory of people all over the world. Seventy years ago today, the Chinese people, having fought tenaciously for 14 years, won the great victory of their War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, marking the full victory of the World Anti-Fascist War. On that day, the world was once again blessed by the…
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    Sinosplice » Life

  • McDonalds Getting its Pun on

    John Pasden
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:50 pm
    I spotted a punny McDonalds ad in the subway yesterday that might not be obvious to a lot of learners: The ad presupposes knowledge of the word , which is a pretty recent word, and isn’t in a lot of dictionaries yet. means “to recharge” (electricity, but sometimes metaphorically as well). means “treasure” and is also used in the common word for “baby” (), but here it just means “thing.” already means “charger” (for electronics), but the difference here is that a is a battery that can be carried with you and used to recharge you…
  • More Effort Means More Learning

    John Pasden
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:16 pm
    This answer seems obvious to me, but I’m still asked this question often enough that it’s worth a public answer. Q: What do you think about just downloading an HSK vocabulary deck for my flashcard app and learning vocabulary that way? A: That’s a pretty terrible way to learn Chinese, even if you can accept that it’s just mindless vocabulary acquisition and not really “learning Chinese.” Q: What? Why? A: I’m glad you asked… Unless you’re studying for the test, the HSK vocabulary list is not the vocabulary you need. It’s an arbitrary…
  • Upgrading Self-Introductions

    John Pasden
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Remember when you first started studying Chinese? The teacher always made you introduce yourself. It usually consisted of something like the following: Photo by zhengdzi on Flickr My name is _________. I am from _________. I am _________ years old. It’s all very cute and practical, and instinctively seems appropriate to both beginners in a language as well as three-year-old native speakers. This type of basic self-introduction is generally accepted as normal and necessary. Unfortunately, this self-introduction ( in Chinese) often goes un-updated for years on end. So you’ve been…
  • “True Detective” in Chinese is Sneaky

    John Pasden
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I just finished Season 2 of the bleak HBO TV series True Detective, and enjoyed it (although it depressed me a bit). I’ve had a few discussions with Chinese friends about the show, and I realized that the Chinese name of the show is worth a mention. So the Chinese name of the show is . The word for “detective” in Chinese is . Notice that both are pronounced exactly the same: “zhēn tàn.” So if you’re hearing the name of this show in Chinese for the first time, you’d probably think it is just called “zhēntàn,” translating to “The…
  • Monkey King: Hero Is Back and Cultural Gaps

    John Pasden
    5 Aug 2015 | 7:55 pm
    I recently watched a Chinese movie called Monkey King: Hero Is Back in English, or (Da Sheng Guilai) in Chinese (full name: ). The name is short for , which is another name for , the “Monkey King” character from Journey to the West (). Have I lost you yet? This is actually a pretty good movie, with high-quality animation, but it’s written for a Chinese audience, and as such has a lot of cultural assumptions built in. Although I’m generally familiar with the story of Journey to the West (), it’s a classic that every native-born Chinese person is intimately…
 
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    元デリヘル嬢の風俗回顧録

  • 店長との関係

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:45 pm
    デリヘルで働く上で、お客さんと良い関係を築くのは、いっぱい稼げるようになるためには必須です。 しかし、お客さん以外の身近な男性とも良い関係を築かなくてはなりません。 それが、店長含めた男性スタッフです。…
  • 恋愛感情を持つ

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:43 pm
    好きな人とするセックスと、性欲を満たすためだけのセックスは別と言います。 これは男性はもちろん、女性も同じです。 デリヘルで働いていて、仕事でたくさんのセックスをしますが、やはり好きな人とのセックスは格別です。 なんとか、仕事でも好きな人とのセックスくらい燃え上がれないかと考えてみますが、やはり難しいです。…
  • イヤミのない範囲で言い返す

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:40 pm
    お客さんはすごく大切です。 いつも指名してくれるお客さんも、初めて入ったお客さんを比べて、どっちが大切だなんて、無粋なことは言いません。 どちらも同じように大切なお客さんであることは変わりません。 しかし、中にはすごくイヤな客がいるのも事実です。 女の子を見下すような発言を当たり前のようにする人もいれば、いつも無理難題な要求をする客もいます。…
  • 復習をすること

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:36 am
    目の前のお客さんに集中して、プレーに望むことは非常に大事です。 まずは集中していないと、サービスの質は落ちますので、必然的にリピートしてもらう可能性は低くなります。 しかし、集中して良いサービスをしたからと言って、必ずリピートしてもらえるというわけでもないです。…
  • がんばっているアピール

    admin
    30 May 2015 | 4:19 am
    稼げる風俗嬢になるためには、多少のあざとさも必要です。 お客さんの前で自分の素の状態を見せることも大事な場合もありますが、ある程度は計算して素の状態でない自分を見せることも必要になります。 その際たる例が、サービスをがんばっていますよというアピールではないでしょうか? お客さんである男性は、皆どこかで自分だけは特別なサービスをしてもらいたいと、心の中で思っています。…
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    China Business Blog

  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 30-08-2015

    admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @caixin: Photos: Mopping Up — Large-scale clean-up starts at the Tianjin hazardous chemicals warehouse facility http://t.co/2gf2aZXMJt -> RT @ftchina: China rally fails to erase loss for week http://t.co/hhcYw3mLVb -> RT @chinalabour: China's workers will get one day off for next Thursday's big parade. But not much else. http://t.co/DfZOVXhIgW http://t.co… -> RT @SCMP_News: Two heads of #Chinese #Communist Party's #news website 'taken away by investigators'. http://t.co/KvVfakDj8f @pdchina http:/… -> RT @fonstuinstra: Pfizer fined for bribing…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 23-08-2015

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    23 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @caixin: 77-Month Low for August's Early Caixin Manufacturing PMI http://t.co/PEt5fz37hN -> RT @lilkuo: China's deadly Tianjin explosions show the limits of Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive http://t.co/6ECTxFzEI9 by @pingroma -> RT @george_chen: BREAKING: China's stock market sank 4.27%, below 3600 points which Beijing pledged to support as "policy bottom"; 300+ sto… -> RT @SCMP_News: Mergers and acquisitions help boost FDI in China to 5.2pc in July http://t.co/ykh50r70XS -> RT @chinalabour: In wake of deadly Tianjin blasts,…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 16-08-2015

    admin
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @ftchina: Futile quest to get the Chinese to spend http://t.co/Rpiq0M6hiJ -> RT @chinarhyming: David Wolf's Public Relations in China: Building and Defending your Brand in the PRC out this month – http://t.co/XwjPGDT… -> RT @jarmiles: Information about air pollution in China has long been sketchy. Until now. http://t.co/ElcocSC7rO -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @ftchina: Confusion clouds China blast site clean-up http://t.co/ryhY2OMjmj -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @ReutersChina: China blast warehouse owner violated packaging safety tests in 2013 http://t.co/KxcvWVTRNM…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 09-08-2015

    admin
    9 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @ChinaDailyEU: Regulator vows steps to restore market stability: China's securities regulator said on Friday that maintaining… http://… -> RT @george_chen: Alibaba inks exclusive deal to sell Zara, Timberland and other global brands in China http://t.co/oQ9hum8PHs http://t.co/g… -> RT @SCMP_News: Weak economy to weigh on China’s state-owned company bottomlines http://t.co/EyAOLcjmZF -> RT @ChinaDailyEU: China's foreign trade drops 7.3% in first seven months… http://t.co/LM3f1UH3sZ -> RT @SCMP_News: China’s http://t.co/q3GPq9kwYb quarterly revenue…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 02-08-2015

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @EUSMECentre: Medical Devices Market in China: Regulation, Top Imported Products, Sales Channels and More. Download Report Here>http://t… -> RT @caixin: CSF Said to Get 1.22 Tln Yuan from Banks for Stock Buys http://t.co/xkIMd7LWZZ http://t.co/IxEv3Lc2Ib -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/hjOmYSucZ3 Stories via @china_speaker @richbrubaker @greatwriteshark -> RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @caixin: Hu Shuli: Caixin China PMI a First Step for Caixin Insight Group http://t.co/XXhMH0THsQ -> RT @SCMP_News: Shanghai falls prey to edgy investors as market swings promise…
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    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • Ma on offensive as PRC holds parade

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:06 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - President Ma Ying-jeou rebuked former president Lee Teng-hui as he paid respects to fallen soldiers at Wuzhi Mountain Military Cemetery (五指山國軍示範公墓) in New Taipei to mark Armed Forces Day, yesterday.
  • Beijing lauds power, proclaims peace at military parade

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:06 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Chinese mainland leader --i Jinping lauded his country as a major power and a force for world peace Thursday as he presided over a spectacular military parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.
  • US trade deficit falls to US$41.9 billion

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:06 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.
  • Gov't may drop cap on foreign laborers' allowed time to stay

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:06 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - An amendment to the Employment Service Act to remove the cap on the duration foreign labors may stay in Taiwan will be deliberated in the Legislature and may pass third reading in the near future.
  • Taiwan's top envoy joins WWII commemoration event in U.S.

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:40 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - In a highly symbolic move, Taiwan's representative to the United States attended an event in Washington D.C. Wednesday to commemorate the Allied Forces victory in the Pacific and the end of World War II.
 
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    Simpson's Paradox

  • Click and Wait

    Meg Stivison
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:17 am
    Hello friends, and welcome to another exciting adventure in Meg Complains About Online Classes. If you’ve missed my previous updates, mostly I think that textbooks are inefficient, prereqs are inefficient, threats are inefficient, and discussion boards are everything that sucks about internet commenting. Education doesn’t have to suck, you guys. At least exams are awesome. I’ve continued to do really well on my exams and continued to find the discussions a drag, so I was excited to take stats, because I figured math would be solving problems and not miserable discussion…
  • ‘American Housewife’ in Yangzhou

    Meg Stivison
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:16 am
    I reviewed American Housewife over on (The) Absolute, but the short version is that I pretty much think this book was written for me, with such terribly accurate descriptions of southerners, Manhattanites, contented wives and discontented writers in these short stories. Descriptions of Southern manners and Manhattan evenings are both pitch-perfect, which is probably what makes the murder, kidnapping and revenge all seem perfectly realistic. My favorite tells the story of a has-been writer and a Playboy bunny on a dumpster diving reality show, and my least favorite about a housewarming…
  • Revealer

    Meg Stivison
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:19 am
    A few months ago, there was a challenge going around on social media, in which women who were frequently told they’re naturally beautiful and shouldn’t wear so much makeup quit wearing makeup completely. Predictably, the reaction they got wasn’t praise for natural beauty, it was questions about being tired or ill. It’s almost like we’re all conditioned to expect flaw-hiding natural-looking makeup on all women! Anyway, I thought of this because when I first arrived in Yangzhou, it was too hot to wear makeup. Actually, it was too hot to wear clothes, or to leave…
  • Essential Chinese: Get Online

    Meg Stivison
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    Most people in the bars and coffeeshops of Yangzhou have been able to understand combinations of internet, password, and various question-words and point me to the wifi password. (Special thanks to the lady at Sir Coffee who understood my extra-awful Wang lu zai nar?, and didn’t laugh at me. You are my favorite. I realized what I’d said as soon as I said it. Ugh. ) But my goal with my Chinese is to be able to handle my daily life interactions, especially conversations I have repeatedly, with proper Mandarin sentences and not my awkward laowei hua. The proper way to ask…
  • Build an ‘Immense Army’

    Meg Stivison
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:28 am
    Immense Army, playable on CrazyGames, is an upgrade army for your browser. Immense Army resembles the Viking combat game Frozen Islands, with a similar battle and upgrade cycle, and similar adorable combat sequences. You’ll turn combat victories into resources in an particularly evil way — each victory of supercute heroes over cartoony goblins or orcs will give you prisoners to work in your mines. If you’ve minmaxed your army, and ended up with a wildly overpowered crew fighting a couple of scrappy mountain bandits, use the slider on the bottom to decrease your attack…
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    China Bystander

  • China’s Crashing Stocks And Creaking Politics

    China Bystander
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:14 pm
    THERE WAS A time when even financial markets in China were believed to be responsive to firm instruction and Party discipline. Yet China has become much more market driven in many spheres than it once was, even, incongruously, as President Xi … Continue reading →
  • Chinese vs US Equity Markets: A 5-Year View

    China Bystander
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:28 pm
    ONE PERSPECTIVE ON the recent slump in equity prices on the Shanghai exchange (chart courtesy of Bloomberg). Where’s the real bubble?
  • Tianjin Blasts Likely To Cause Pain To China’s Insurance Companies

    China Bystander
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    INSURANCE COMPANIES FACE the prospect of picking up at least a $1 billion-1.5 billion bill for the fatal Tianjin chemical explosions, according to an early estimate by Fitch Ratings. Regardless of the final number, the disaster is shaping up to be one of … Continue reading →
  • China’s Small Firms Bear Brunt Of Slowdown

    China Bystander
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    INTERESTING BREAKDOWN OF the Purchasing Managers Index from the National Statistics Office showing who most has been at the sharp end of the economic slowdown over the past year.
  • Clean Air And Safety First At War Parade

    China Bystander
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    THE CELEBRATION IN in Beijing on September 3rd to mark the 70th anniversary of the ending of World War Two in Asia will be a breath of fresh air. Heavy industry, power plants and construction sites in the capital, along … Continue reading →
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    Asia Sentinel

  • Indonesia’s Jokowi Wakes Up to Reform

    Willard
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:56 am
    After a year of seeming inability to get much traction on the country’s problems, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has exploded into action, naming an anti-corruption activist as his chief of staff, firing a controversial police general and vowing quick and “massive deregulation” in manufacturing, trade and agriculture. A slowing economy, falling rupiah, sluggish growth and […] The post Indonesia’s Jokowi Wakes Up to Reform appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Malaysia’s PM Najib Rumored Ordering Another Putsch

    John Berthelsen
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:55 am
    If, as rumored in Kuala Lumpur, Prime Minister Najib Razak intends to sack another seven United Malays National Organization leaders from the party, he is taking a daring gamble. They include Kedah Chief Minister Mukhriz Mahathir and former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. But both Mukhriz, the son of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and […] The post Malaysia’s PM Najib Rumored Ordering Another Putsch appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Politics, not Elections, will Change Singapore

    Asia Sentinel
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:41 am
    On August 25, Singapore’s President Tony Tan officially dissolved the parliament, triggering early elections. While these elections, by law, could have waited until January 2017, 2015 is particularly advantageous for the incumbent People’s Action Party. The death of the ruling party’s founder and first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, on March 23 was followed by a massive […] The post Politics, not Elections, will Change Singapore appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • China Rewrites Southeast Asia’s WWII History for the Big Parade

    Philip Bowring
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:14 am
    The outpouring of Chinese propaganda about its self-proclaimed victory over Japan 70 years ago has drowned the actual history of Asia during World War 2. China, well supported by western media, likes to believe that the whole of Asia was united in its opposition to Japan’s war against the US, Britain and China. Nothing could […] The post China Rewrites Southeast Asia’s WWII History for the Big Parade appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • “Loss and Damage:” Climate Change’s Latest Byword

    Asia Sentinel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:28 am
    Whether the world’s vulnerable countries should be compensated for loss and damage from extreme events by rich ones mostly responsible for greenhouse gas-caused climate change has taken center stage as an issue at a climate conference in Bonn, Germany, with protesters calling for the concept to become a central part of a climate change agreement […] The post “Loss and Damage:” Climate Change’s Latest Byword appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
 
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    chinaSMACK

  • Emotional Actor Claims To Be Party Member, Retracts Statement

    Simon Cooper
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:13 am
    A veteran Hong Kong actor who left a message on Weibo saying, “I’m proud I’m a Chinese Communist Party member”, has retracted the statement. Ng Man-tat, originally from Fujian, China, wrote a follow up message to clear things up after netizens expressed their surprise at the revelation, saying, “I’m not a CCP party member. As I was emotional, I forgot to use quotations when using someone else’s words. If anyone has been mislead, I sincerely apologize!” The original post was uploaded at 10:41am on September 3 during China’s WWII military parade in Tiananmen Square. Many…
  • New Military Equipment Revealed At WWII Parade

    Simon Cooper
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:00 pm
    New military equipment was revealed during the September 3 military parade commemorating 70 years since the “victories of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan and the World War against Fascism”. Chairman Xi Jinping, wife Peng Liyuan and various esteemed guests watched proceedings at Tiananmen Square, which saw over 500 pieces of military equipment and 200 aircraft on show, 84% for the first time, as well as displays from 10,000+ troops. China’s new missile “Dongfeng-21D”, nicknamed the “aircraft carrier killer”, also made its first appearance. The occasion…
  • Xi Jinping Announces Troop Reduction of 300,000

    Simon Cooper
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Chairman Xi Jinping has announced that China’s armed forces will face cuts of 300,000 troops. The declaration was made at Tiananmen Square during the country’s September 3 commemoration events marking 70 years since the “victories of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan and the World War against Fascism”. The decision marks the 11th time China has cut back its armed forces since May 1950, and sees peak troops levels of 6.27 million reduced to 2.3 million. Despite this, major general Jiang Chunliang said that the military power of the armed forces has increased.
  • Wolfberries Illegally Harvested, Environment In Danger

    Michael &#38; Ema
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recently thousands of people went to the grasslands of Qingzang to illegally mine black Chinese Wolfberries, which are currently selling for around 80 RMB per jin. Most of the grassland belonged to herdsmen who had a contract with contractors that helped protect their land, however this security couldn’t stop the illegal knife-wielding miners from breaking through. This destroyed the local ecology, and will lead to desertification. Many netizens condemned these actions, the most popular comment was a netizen asking “why can’t you harvest it in the wild?” Source: qq "Wolfberries…
  • Rice Cake Company Accidentally Sells Product For Cheap

    Michael &#38; Ema
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Glutinous Rice Cake Prince” had a communication problem with Taobao so they mistakenly marked 40,000 cakes at 0.35 RMB each and lost a large amount of money. If they sold all 40,000 cakes at 0.35 RMB they would lose about one million RMB. They are still a new company, so they can’t afford that loss, and begged netizens to apply for returns. 70% of customers have applied for refunds so far, however some netizens replied that the company should take responsibilities for their mistake, but others also say that the remaining people should apply for refunds. Source: Netease "Rice Cake…
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    China Briefing News

  • Dezan Shira & Associates’ China Events – September

    China Briefing
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Dezan Shira & Associates regularly participate in and present at numerous events concerning China both in-country and internationally. In this article, we present a list of all September events. The post Dezan Shira & Associates’ China Events – September appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • HR Concerns in China during the Restructuring Process

    China Briefing
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Except where the investor chooses to sell the company, a restructuring will mostly mean that employees will need to be laid off. The way employees are terminated, and the liabilities that the company has to incur, will differ depending on the situation. The post HR Concerns in China during the Restructuring Process appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Tax Benefits of Exporting Services: VAT Exemption vs. Zero-Rated VAT

    China Briefing
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:31 am
    Exporting taxable services from China to foreign countries can either enjoy VAT exemption or a zero-rated tax rate. In this article, we explain the details of the VAT incentives offered to cross-border service providers, and give readers a general idea on how to be eligible for the tax breaks. The post Tax Benefits of Exporting Services: VAT Exemption vs. Zero-Rated VAT appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China’s Cosmetics Industry: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Investment

    China Briefing
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:21 pm
    In recent years, China’s cosmetics industry has experienced dramatic growth. Expanding along with China’s economic upturn, the Middle Kingdom now has the world’s second largest cosmetics consumer market after the U.S. Find out opportunities and challenges for foreign investment in China's cosmetics industry. The post China’s Cosmetics Industry: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Investment appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Regulatory Brief: Lifted Restrictions on Foreign Investment into the Real Estate Sector

    China Briefing
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:48 am
    In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we discuss the lifted restrictions on foreign investment into China's real estate market, the minimum wage levels in Yunnan province, Shanghai's local food safety law and the naming of healthcare products. The post China Regulatory Brief: Lifted Restrictions on Foreign Investment into the Real Estate Sector appeared first on China Briefing News.
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    Xinjiang: Far West China

  • Biking China’s Karakoram Highway Pt 1

    Josh Summers
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:54 am
    There are few roads in the world that inspire such wanderlust like the Karakoram Highway. Extending from Kashgar, China to Punjab, Pakistan, the highway covers over 1,300km (800mi) and reaches an elevation of 4,693m (15,397ft). The scenery along the entire route is breathtaking. Most people take a bus or taxi across the Karakoram. I decided to take a bicycle. I have been across the Chinese side of the Karakoram Highway a few years ago but this would be the first time that I would turn it into a bicycle adventure. I filmed the entire adventure and below is Episode 1 of 8 that will be published…
  • Self-Publishing a Travel Guide: My Experience

    Josh Summers
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Even if you know nothing about Xinjiang, after reading this book, you will want to visit and the book will take you step by step around the area.” It’s been just over a month since the FarWestChina Xinjiang travel guide was published and I thought it would be interesting to review the process and share the numbers thus far – both income and expenses. It’s been a learning process for me and hopefully others can benefit from my experience. **Warning: the following article might be considered boring to anybody looking to read about Xinjiang travel. I apologize in…
  • Evolution of Xinjiang Tourism: A Photo Essay

    Josh Summers
    19 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    One of my favorite tourism spots in Xinjiang is changing. Like Kanas Lake, Heavenly Lake, and Kashgar’s Old City – all beautiful gems of Xinjiang travel that have been swallowed up by tourism – the ancient city of Jiaohe in Turpan is being exploited, and it makes me sad. I realize that this isn’t a Chinese problem. Tourism has this same effect all across the globe. I’m just a little disappointed to see it happening here in my backyard, in one of my favorite cities in China. Click to see a video of Turpan’s Jiaohe City here… Below is a short set of photos…
  • Check it out! The New Xinjiang Travel Guide

    Josh Summers
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    I’m proud to announce that the time has finally come! After almost a decade of traveling and writing about the Xinjiang region, today I am publishing Xinjiang | A Travelers’ Guide to Far West China. Not only is this 2015 edition the most up-to-date guide to Xinjiang, it’s also downloadable from anywhere in the world on Amazon, Nook and Kobo. Find it on your favorite book retailer using the link below or you can continue to read about what makes this travel book different than any others that are on the market today. –>Find the Book at your Favorite…
  • Visiting Xinjiang’s Jurassic Park (aka “Tianshan Safari Park”)

    Josh Summers
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    Driving our car through the high, double gates of the Xinjiang Tianshan Safari Park, it was hard not to think that we had just entered Jurassic Park. The guard tower was vacant and not a single park ranger was in sight. My family and a couple friends had decided to make our first visit to this park an hour outside of Urumqi, none of us quite sure what to expect. Previously, the zoo in Urumqi had been located in the south of town until September 2005 when it was moved to a massive tract of land at the foot of the Tianshan range. The move was meant to give the animals more space to roam and…
 
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    The China Observer

  • [TRIP NOTES] Amidst economic uncertainty, China’s global champions shine

    Joel
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:39 pm
    I recently wrapped up a two-week China trip sponsored by the China-United States Exchange Foundation, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that aims to improve Americans’ understanding of China. My group traveled across four provinces to participate in nearly twenty meetings with Chinese executives, government officials and policy experts. While I previously lived in China for many years and continue to regularly travel there for business, this was a particularly eye-opening experience for two reasons. First, my fellow travel companions were all American business journalists with varying levels of…
  • The Book – China Goes West

    Joel
    8 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Interest in the internationalization of Chinese companies? Check out my book China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global (order on Amazon) published with Palgrave Macmillan.
  • [FORBES] 3 Lessons from Alibaba for Chinese Companies Going Global

    Joel
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Jack Ma, chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, recently returned to the city where his firm made history last year with its record-breaking $25 billion IPO. First in New York and then in Chicago, Ma emphasized the importance of ‘cross-border e-commerce’. This relatively new form of e-commerce enables Chinese consumers to purchase products directly from the US and other international markets via Alibaba’s TMall Global online platform. This booming industry is expected to grow from $40 billion in 2014 to as large as $240 billion by 2020. There’s a huge market up for grabs, and…
  • Chinese Business Leaders Take a Different Path to Power

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

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

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine — regulated cures or regulated quackery?

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    China has the world’s second largest drug market and it’s growing fast. Estimates are that by 2020 prescription pharmaceutical sales will top $300 billion a year, second only to the US. Drug sales are regulated by the Chinese FDA, which on the surface, has been modeled after the US FDA. In fact, though, China’s drug industry and regulation is like nowhere else in the world. The reason: one third of all drug sales in China are of approved traditional Chinese medicines (“TCM”) made from dried leaves, roots, stems, fungi, flowers, and seeds, along with a variety of animal, insect and…
  • China Evening News Report

    admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:38 pm
    – It is the world’s most watched nightly news report, China’s CCTV 7pm evening news program, “Xinwen Lianbo” (新闻联播). Simultaneously broadcast on most terrestrial tv stations in China, it has a nightly audience estimated at over 100 million. This past week, the level of broadcast Chinese on this news program took a brief, steep dive. The reason: a short clip of me speaking Chinese led off a news report about recent economic reforms in Guangdong Province and the introduction of pilot free trade zones in Guangdong‘s three largest cities, Shenzhen,…
  • Trials and tribulations: China’s shifting business landscape highlighted in new report — Financier Worldwide

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
    – Trials and tribulations: China’s shifting business landscape highlighted in new report July 23, 2015 in Economic Trends – BY Fraser Tennant – The deeper trends reshaping the business and investment environment in China today are the focus of a new report – ‘China 2015: China’s shifting landscape’ – by the boutique investment bank and advisory firm, China First Capital. As well as highlighting slowing growth and a gyrating stock market as the two most obvious sources of turbulence in China at the midway point of 2015, the report also delves into the deeper…
  • China 2015 — China’s Shifting Landscape — China First Capital new research report published

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
      Slowing growth and a gyrating stock market are the two most obvious sources of turbulence in China at the midway point of 2015. Less noticed, perhaps, but certainly no less important for China’s long-term development are deeper trends radically reshaping the overall business environment. Among these are a steady erosion in margins and competitiveness in many, if not most, of China’s industrial and service economy. There are few sectors and few companies that are enjoying growth and profit expansion to match last year and the years before. China’s consumer market, while healthy…
  • The Shenzhen Unicorn — Week in China Magazine

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
      – A sizeable quotient of the techno-hip crowd in the US and Europe is counting down the days to the launch next week of the newest Android mobile phone by China’s OnePlus. It’s called the OnePlus Two and follows a little more than a year after the 18-month-old company’s first phone, the OnePlue One, went on sale in the US and Europe. With barely a nickel to spend on marketing and promotion, OnePlus insouciantly dubbed its OnePlus One a “flagship killer” claiming it delivered similar or better performance than Samsung, LG and HTC Android phones costing twice as much. The…
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    China Internet Watch

  • Top 10 China’s IT Websites in July 2015

    Incitez China
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    In July 2015, the average daily reach of China’s vertical IT websites reached 30.13 million users. The average daily reach of Zol.com.cn reached 491 million, ranking first in China’s vertical websites on IT, followed by Pconline.com.cn (3.18 million) and Csdn.net (2.69 million). In July 2015, the effective usage time of China’s vertical IT website totaled to 71,986,000 hours. The top three IT websites with the longest usage time were Zol.com.cn (10,070,000 hours), Pconline.com.cn (6.57 million hours), and cnBeta.net (5.52 million hours). Also read: Top 10 China’s Fashion Websites in…
  • Tencent Invests $50 Million to Kik Messenger

    Amy Wang
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 pm
      Tencent invests US$50 million to Kik messenger, the Canadian instant messaging application for mobile devices that is available on iOS, Android, and Windows phone operating systems. Kik has earned the company one billion dollar valuation since the investment in August. Kik targets young people as major customer group. At present there are 240 million registered users, of which 42% are aged between 16-24 years old. Kik is expected to learn good experience of attracting the young generation from Tencent, and developing its mobile business as WeChat does. One of the outstanding advantages…
  • China Offline Mobile Payment Insights in 2015

    CIW Team
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 pm
    In 2014, the transaction value of Chinese mobile payment reached 6 trillion yuan (US$0.94 trillion), and is expected to exceed 9 trillion yuan (US$1.41 trillion) in 2015. The popularity of O2O and smartphones triggered deeper penetration of electronic payments. According to a survey by Tencent, 68.8% of respondents used e-payment offline. 20.8% said that although they had not yet, they were willing to try. Only 10.4% of users had not used before and were not willing to try. 70.1% of male users used electronic payment offline, 22.1% said that although had not used, they were willing to try.
  • China Tourists to France Increased by 50% YoY Q1 2015

    Incitez China
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    About 2 million Chinese visited France last year, and the number was expected to reach 5 million in recent years. Chinese tourists increased by 50% on a year-on-year base in Q1 2015. In 2014, over 100 million Chinese travelled abroad. Japan, South Korea, the United States and some European countries were popular tourism destinations. Chinese tourists had made great contributions in French tourism, and become the second largest inbound country of France. The first was the European market. Because of the devaluation of the currency and economic crisis, Russian, Japanese, the Netherlands and…
  • China Mobile Phone Brands Advertising Spends in June 2015

    Incitez China
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    In June 2015, the total advertising spends of mobile phone brands totalled 54.14 million yuan (US$8.45 million). Among them, Meizu spent 10.21 million yuan on online advertising, ranking first; followed by Lenovo (US$0.71 million) and Samsung (US$0.65 million) according to iResearch data. In June 2015, online portals, IT vertical websites and online video websites were the top three favored media among mobile phone advertisers. Web portals ad spends totalled 21.95 million yuan (US$3.43 million), accounting for 40.5% of the total online advertising spends; IT website 13.82 million yuan…
 
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  • Waste not, want not…

    Joel 大江
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    If there’s one thing Chinese are loathe to waste, it’s land. This is not an uncommon sight in Qingdao: City blocks where building hasn’t started yet are often not left fallow. Of course, it wasn’t too long ago that these city blocks were villages. I took these with an iPhone 4 from the 17th floor of a friend’s apartment building.
  • Cheers, in miniature China style

    Joel 大江
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Had a birthday party with some preschool kids, and when we turned around they were doing Chinese-style cheers on their own:
  • The People’s Army is forever loyal to the…

    Joel 大江
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    “The People’s Army is forever loyal to the…” “…Party.” This is just outside the entrance to the Qingdao airport.
  • Family photo 2015

    Joel 大江
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:11 pm
    The expat family in its natural habitat:How we do airports. I suppose this will be our Christmas card.
  • Distant pagoda, Licun Park, Qingdao, China

    Joel 大江
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Distant pagoda, Licun Park , Qingdao, China
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  • Penyedotan tangki septik di Indonesia

    Maraita Listyasari
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:21 am
    Umumnya di masyarakat Indonesia terdapat anggapan: “jamban yang baik adalah yang memiliki tangki septik besar dan tidak kedap sehingga, jadi tidak perlu disedot”. Oleh karenanya, sebagian besar tangki septik ditutup permanen dengan beton, dan seringkali berada di dalam rumah atau langsung di bawah jamban tanpa dilengkapi penutup yang mudah diakses. Berdasarkan studi pada tahun 2013 oleh World Bank Group’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), hampir 83% dari sistem sanitasi setempat – jamban dan tangki septik ada di lokasi yang sama – telah mencemari tanah dan permukaan air dengan…
  • Emptying Indonesia’s toilets

    Maraita Listyasari
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:06 am
    Communities in Indonesia have a saying about toilets: “a good sanitation system is a large leaking tank that will never need emptying.”  That is because most septic tanks are built under a concrete tank cover, often inside the house or directly under the toilet, without access to lids or manholes.  They often do not require emptying for many years. However, a study conducted in 2013 by the World Bank Group’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) showed that 83% of on-site sanitation facilities in urban areas – where toilets and the septic tank are in the same location – leak…
  • A pathway to more sustainable development in Timor-Leste?

    Bolormaa Amgaabazar
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    My first visit to Timor-Leste was in 2004. At that time, I saw very little infrastructure around the capital Dili. Then in 2014, I visited Dili before settling down as Country Representative for Timor-Leste and noticed big changes compared to 10 years ago. Dili is now bustling with activities and the markets are packed with people. There are many new roads and bridges, more new buildings, shopping centers, hotels and restaurants. Yet, while much progress has been made, there have also been concerns around the quality and return on investments in infrastructure. With this in mind,…
  • In Mongolia, better provider payment systems help maintain universal coverage and improve care

    Aparnaa Somanathan
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Co-authored with Cheryl Cashin, Senior Program Director, Results for Development   In the early 1990s, after 70 years of a socialist system, Mongolia transitioned to a market economy and embarked on reform across all sectors, including health. Since that time, the health system has gradually moved from a centralized “Semashko-style” model to a somewhat more decentralized financing and service delivery, with a growing role for private sector providers and private out-of-pocket financing.   The main challenge to the system has been to maintain the universal coverage of the socialist…
  • Hành trình lớn với con: Câu chuyện của 2 người mẹ của trẻ Điếc ở Việt Nam

    Huong Lan Vu
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:11 am
    Được triển khai từ năm 2011 đến năm 2015 tại 4 tỉnh Hà Nội, Thái Nguyên, Quảng Bình và tp.Hồ Chí Minh, dự án “Giáo dục trẻ Điếc trước tuổi đến trường” – IDEO đã giúp cho 225 trẻ Điếc dưới 6 tuổi sẵn sàng đến trường bằng ngôn ngữ ký hiệu (NNKH). Với cách tiếp cận mang tính đổi mới này, dự án đã thành lập các nhóm Hỗ trợ gia đình gồm hướng dẫn viên người Điếc, phiên dịch viên NNKH và giáo viên nói đến dạy NNKH tại nhà trẻ với sự tham gia của…
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  • What's on Chengdu September 4 - 6

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:30 am
    FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 4 Soft Lipa @ Mini Live Chinese rap. RMB400 (pre-sale RMB300) Starts at 8 p.m. Daniele Defranchis @ Sound Box (Chengdu East Music Park) Italian guitar virtuoso. RMB80 Starts at 7.30 p.m. Inti Santana @ Machu Picchu 2 Cuban musician. RMB40 Starts at 8.30 p.m. Loulan Box @ Little Bar Chinese rock. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Summer Never Ends @ Tag with Ben Huang. Support: A-Bridge & VJ Lana. RMB40 (pre-sale RMB30) Starts at 9 p.m. SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 5 Shanren @ Little Bar RMB100 (pre-sale RMB80) Starts at 8 p.m. Zhangbo @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB70…
  • What's on Chengdu August 28 - 30

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    FRIDAY | AUGUST 28 The Key @ Mini Live Chinese rock. Support: Stink Mounth. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Zhang Xiaobing @ Little Bar Chinese folk. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. DJs Heinz Martin, Gennady, Xiaolong @ Tag Free Entrance. Starts at 9 p.m. Friday, August 28 SATURDAY | AUGUST 29 Shi Ying @ Little Bar Chengdu folk. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 29 Walter Aasf @ Machu Picchu 2 Austrian world musician. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 8.30 p.m. Soulmate @ U37 Chinese folk. Free entrance Starts at 8.30 p.m. Yang Bing @ Here We Go Chinese…
  • What's on Chengdu August 21 - 23

    19 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    FRIDAY | AUGUST 21 Big Flip @ Little Bar Chengdu rock. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Tang Dongqing @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 8.30 p.m. Double Dutch @ Tag DJs Blind'92 and Marco. Free Entrance. Starts at 9 p.m. Niu Niu Piano Recital @ Jiaozi Concert Hall RMB80 - 380. Starts at 8 p.m. SATURDAY | AUGUST 22 Happy folk @ Little Bar with Zhang Ruoshi, Wanghe Shan, Jiaba Asan. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Start at 8 p.m. Yu Qilin @ Steam Hostel Chinese folk. Free entrance Starts at 8.30 p.m. Back To School Party @ Bookworm Free entrance. Starts at 7.30 p.m.
  • What's on Chengdu August 14 - 16

    13 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    FRIDAY | AUGUST 14 Yisihong @ Mini Live Chinese folk. Free entrance Starts at 7 p.m. Big Bang @ Chengdu Stadium Chinese pop rock. RMB550 - 1819. Starts at 8 p.m. DJs Nelson W, Summer, Rui @ Tag Free Entrance. Starts at 9 p.m. SATURDAY | AUGUST 15 Twisted Machines @ Little Bar Beijing rock. RMB120 (pre-sale RMB100) Starts at 8 p.m. Tulan @ Machu Picchu 2 Xingjiang folk. RMB50 Starts at 9 p.m. Yunnan Underground @ Tag DJs A-Bridge, TuLand, Devin. RMB30 (pre-sale RMB20) Starts at 9 p.m. SUNDAY | AUGUST 16 Silent Planet @ Jah Bar US progressive metalcore. RMB100 (pre-sale RMB80) Starts at 10 p.m.
  • What's on Chengdu August 7 - 9

    6 Aug 2015 | 5:20 am
    FRIDAY | AUGUST 7 The Sound of Young Chengdu @ Little Bar with Tomorrow Wanted, Gaiwaer, Big Flip, Liangzi, The Sad Sack & The 3 Quarters Dead. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) Starts at 8 p.m. youku Jiuyueqiji @ Beisenbeilu 1 Chinese classic-pop. Free Starts at 7.30 p.m. My House @ Tag with DJs Gennady Hello Bangkok, Marco Duits. Free Entrance. Starts at 9 p.m. Mist No.16: RoyGreen @ Here We Go Austrian drum'n'bass. Support: DJ Cvalda, Luna & Mr. V. RMB40 (pre-sale RMB30) Starts at 10 p.m. Maizi @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 8.30 p.m. SATURDAY | AUGUST 8 Summer Mix 11…
 
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  • Chinese Robot Manufacturing Industry: Don’t Expect Too Much

    Renaud Anjoran
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:08 am
    Here are some good articles that I found over the past few months. ‘Made in China': the smart revolution blueprint set to bring Beijing into the digital age After Germany’s “Industry 4.0″ strategy, China unveiled an equivalent document entitled “Made in China 2025″. “The ambition is to turn China into a “strong” manufacturing nation within a decade, with the priority on digitalisation and modernisation of 10 sectors, including aerospace, railways, new-energy vehicles and new materials.” But are they really focusing on the right…
  • NPD Process for SMEs Buying from China [free e-book]

    Renaud Anjoran
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Over the past few months, our engineering team helped me write a 19-article series on the NPD (New Product Development) process. We dived deep into the details. However, the general feedback has been along the lines of “this is for big companies” and “we don’t have time to go through all these steps”. So we thought of what is really necessary for an SME, based on our experiences working with small and midsize buyers. The result is an e-book that outlines and describes a roadmap which is flexible and relatively light, while still addressing the most common…
  • THE Guide on China Company Investigation

    Renaud Anjoran
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Last year, Jeremy Gordon from China Business Services mentioned he was collecting information for a book. He asked me a few questions about factory audits. Well, the book came out recently and is called Risky Business in China. It is a great guide on what and how to investigate a Chinese company. It outlines and explains in great details the long list of pitfalls Western companies tend to overlook while doing business with Chinese companies, as well as the type of verifications/investigations that are appropriate. It is written for Western companies that want to work with a Chinese…
  • Food safety standards: ISO 22001, HACCP, GMP

    Renaud Anjoran
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:50 pm
    As one might expect, the food industry takes safety issues (i.e. not making consumers sick) very seriously. The main standards don’t focus on “quality” (i.e. making sure the taste is good) but on “safety”. It seems like not a month goes by without a serious food scandal in China, so I thought it would be interesting to look at that industry. For a food factory, there are 3 steps in a logical progress, from GMP to HACCP and finally to ISO 22001. I am going to introduce each one briefly in this article. 1. Good Manufacturing Practices It is relatively easy to set…
  • What Does the RMB Devaluation Mean for Importers?

    Renaud Anjoran
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Over the past few days, China’s central bank has let the RMB slide by a few percentage points.  Is it big news? For importers who make a slim margin on what they purchase from China, obviously it is. In the long run, this trend was expected, as I wrote here. Financial markets were anticipating this move — and now they are anticipating even stronger depreciation. On the positive side, Chinese suppliers will have strong pressure to reduce their USD prices if this trend continues. However, if your supplier purchases a high amount of imported goods, this devaluation will mean more…
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  • Buying gochu (hot pepper) at a biologic farm

    Joop
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:18 am
    Typhoon Goni reached Japan, and I spent the rainy day outdoors! Meet Mr. Shin, a biologic farmer based a short drive outside Daejeon city. A brief shopping visit turned into an marvelous tour and delicious lunch. Driving through past the lakes, vast mountains and up the hairpin corners was quite a scenery change to the past few days. The last parts were too steep for our small Hyundai as we came to a stop and slide up the slippery road, so Mr. Shin came down with a four wheel quad to carry us further. He was excited to show us around; Beside a vast amount of hot peppers, there were…
  • Korean Baseball is awesome (+ tv appearance)

    Joop
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    Baseball is insanely popular in Korea. We were fortunate enough to score some tickets for a particular exciting game in the season (the local Hanwha Eagles #6 vs. the Samsung Lions #1). For a Dutchy this was all new for me and I have to say that I really liked the game vibe, atmosphere and food*. Suddenly we were approached for an interview right at the break of the fifth inning. I got a bit nervous when she mentioned it would be a live (but scripted) interview during break time.  So there we were, taken backstage and up to the reporter areas. The 30 second interview was about our family…
  • No more traffic jams

    Joop
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    When we moved to the Netherlands, I lived in my hometown (center of the country) close to my family and work. However, my job happened to move to the headquarters in the ‘big’ city. Fine, I thought, I’ll drive. However, I then spent the better part of my week (12%) driving to my office and back. Listening to podcasts and audiobooks did cure the pain a bit, but it was a time waster. I’m happy that my wife agreed to move closer to our office and last weekend we made the move! Now I’m enjoying short travel times and no more stress about traffic jams, life is good!
  • Creating psychedelic art with deep dream

    Joop
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    A few days ago, Google released a Python Notebook to let you play with their very recent work on visualization with neural networks, turning buildings into acid trips and landscapes into Magic Eye pictures. They published their code publicly for everyone to play with. After I found a docker image I was able to play with the notebook. Holy cow! I put a picture of me with my daughter that transformed us to someones nightmare in a few minutes; eyes popped up everywhere and I started seeing people behind us. So I moved on to objects and buildings; here is a picture of my office. (clickable)…
  • Quad racing and Hummer driving with Sanoma

    Joop
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Whilst planning the Sanoma tech* outing, I pitched canoeing as a nice outdoor activity. My idea was refuted as soon as we found actionplanet; Offering quad racing and landrover and hummer driving, followed with a nice barbeque! Needless to say, it was an amazing event and I think the entire crew had fun. Hope we can make this an annual event! * all the developers of websites like nu.nl, startpagina.nl, kieskeurig.nl, autotrader and yours truly with the Disney and tina titles!
 
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  • Guest Post: On the Privileges and Disadvantages of Being a Eurasian Man

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:08 pm
    “Part of being a mixed race man means eventually coming to terms with the idea that you are both privileged, and at a disadvantage, at the same time,” writes the author of this post, a Eurasian man who has an Asian mother and a White father. Read on for the full story.Do you have a story to share that you think would be perfect for Speaking of China? Check out the submit a post page to learn more about how to have your writing published here. —–For a while now there has been a bit of discussion online in certain sectors about the realities of being mixed race.
  • People Who Feel Like They Own the Opposite Sex of Their Race and Culture

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    This photo of a marriage registration in Beijing was taken two days before the woman was stabbed to death by a Chinese man who hated Americans. I wondered, did he mean “American men” by that, and was he another example of someone who thinks they own the opposite sex of their own race/culture?It’s funny how things in life mysteriously collide – that two seemingly unrelated events I’ve heard about recently actually have something in common. Specifically, the concept of people who feel like they own the opposite sex of their race or culture.The first is the stabbing murder of…
  • Guest Post: My Relationship Ideals Were a Smorgasbord of Western & Eastern Values, All Torn Down by Him

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Have you ever compromised your own core values in a relationship? That’s what happened to Jocelyn Wong (who blogs at Jocelyn Writes and Is That Top 30?) when she dated a fellow from China. She writes, “I grew up in Hong Kong but many of the things I was brought up with included splitting a meal, not having sex on the first date and waiting until the engagement to meet each other’s parents. These ideals were a smorgasbord of Western and Eastern values that were all torn down early on in the relationship.”Read on for the full story.Do you have a tough breakup, love story or…
  • Why Did I Assume I Would Stay Single in China?

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Earlier this month, Rosalie (the blogger behind Rosie in BJ) publicly explored some of her own prejudices in a post titled, “Why Did I Assume I’d Never Find a Man to Date in China?”As I was reading her article, I suddenly realized that I too had a pre-China backstory worth sharing – one of relationships that never came to be, and what ifs that point to my own prejudices. So here goes:—–In coming to China, the last thing I expected was to end up dating a local guy, let alone marrying one (as I ended up doing with John, pictured here with me). Why?“You don’t have to…
  • Guest Post: Things I’ve Learned After Moving From China to America with My Chinese Husband

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Every year, there’s always a new bunch of Western women married to Chinese men who announce their plans to move to her country. But what happens after the plane ride is over, the luggage unpacked, and the honeymoon excitement of the move a distant memory?White American Marissa, the writer and blogger behind Xiananigans, (you might remember her from her Double Happiness story published last year on this blog, How An American Woman Fell In Love With Xi’an (And One Special Guy)) moved back to her country over a year ago with her husband in tow. Here’s what she’s learned…
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  • Beyond the Pathetic Complaints about China’s 70th V-Day Anniversary Parade

    Allen
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:01 pm
    I have been watching, reading, and observing events leading up to China’s 70th V-Day Anniversary Parade.  Festivities are still on-going, and I definitely feel proud that China is on the right track. I do hear however a lot of bitter snickers and derision that to me seem way off point… For example, in the U.S., I hear some Americans snicker at the parade saying, oh … but all that military might is useless outside China’s borders.  Just how does China plan to take that force to Japan … or Philippines … or any place further than that: China’s navy…
  • A short caricature on politics …

    Allen
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:38 am
    In the lead up to China’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in WWII, I thought I’d do a little personal aside … that might explain why Japan can be so delusional about so many things. Politics … in many ways … especially politics in the democratic sense (i.e. at the level of the people) … is about caricatures … about simplifying (over-simplifying as the case may be) the issues.  Politics is about setting narratives – about burnishing worldviews – through selective highlighting (and de-emphasis) of reality…
  • What Academic Freedom?

    Guo Du
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Hong Kong “politics” has decomposed into a tiny repertoire of elemental clichés. Nonetheless, they can cause disproportional disruptions when deployed vociferously by ardent sloganeers with singular determination. By far the most overworked slogan is — of course — freedom and democracy. It’s become licence to do practically anything without consequence. Well, freedom is pointless if fettered by legal constraints, isn’t it? Other banners in the arsenal include, in order of perceived popularity, social justice; freedom of press/speech/expression, academic freedom, and a few other…
  • If China Fears “Instability,” then the Western Democracies are Oblivious.

    Black Pheonix
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:26 pm
    A government should fear “instability”, or rather should fear the anger of the People in instability.  Western Media has been in the habit of attributing virtually everything Chinese government does as “in fear of instability.”  To that, I say good.  That’s the way it should be. Tang Emperor Gaozong said once, “Water can float a boat, but can also capsize it. People are like water and the sovereign is like a boat.”  A Government that loses fear of the People is doomed to capsize. So it is that the West, with its own self-brainwashing, convinces itself…
  • Tianjin Disaster

    N.M.Cheung
    16 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    On 9/11, more than 400 first responders were killed. Now we know that more than 100 first responders were killed or missing in the Tianjin explosions. I have been under a miasma of sadness and anger since then. With each new revelation the more I questioned the edifice which China built in the last 35 years. For the question is no longer whether the black or white cat catches the mice, but whether the edifice is infested with termites which endangers the whole. Certainly the families of the first responders were justified when they disrupted official press conference when the names of their…
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  • Drink This: Zombie @ Arcade

    ericakatemartin
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Date: Sep 1st 2015 4:52p.m. Contributed by: ericakatemartin Prime pregame spot Arcade just debuted version 2.0 of their trendy video game-themed interior, now equipped with a hi-tech lighting system that can tinge the bar any color of the rainbow and a roomier dance floor. They’ve tinkered with the cocktail menu too, adding stylish, well-mixed drinks like the fruity and deceptively strong Zombie, which arrives on fire in a formidable tiki glass made of dark, heavy wood. RMB80.      How It's Made:   Measure out 15 ml of Luxardo apricot brandy and pour it into a mixing…
  • 5 Reasons to Visit West Bund This September

    cityweekend
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Date: Sep 1st 2015 12:50p.m. Contributed by: cityweekend Many of the world’s famous artistic districts, including DUMBO (New York), Shoreditch (London) and Belleville (Paris), grew organically -- like weeds sprouting out of old factory buildings that gradually transformed into a lush garden. Soon these gardens attracted bees (read: hipsters), in turn generating demand for expensive restaurants, designer boutiques and high-priced lofts and apartments. China’s somewhat less organic approach can be summarized thus: build a building, add artists, and an arts district will magically…
  • In the Kitchen: Chef Sidney Schutte

    dominicngai
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Date: Sep 1st 2015 4:26p.m. Contributed by: dominicngai Sidney Schutte, executive chef of the two-Michelin-star Librije’s Zusje of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, will taking over Pelham’s for three nights from Sept. 10-12 to showcase some of his signature dishes. Highlights of this six-course dinner (with wine pairing) include foie gras and yuzu cream and lamb de pré-salè and avocado sorbet. 6-10PM.      "Guests can expect a two-Michelin-star dining experience."   What’s your style of cooking? My passion for food and the art of cooking started…
  • [WATCH] People of Shanghai—Hollywood in China

    robertpaschen
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:32 am
    Date: Sep 2nd 2015 12:34p.m. Contributed by: robertpaschen Want to work in the film industry in China? There's a lot of work. But...it helps to have a network.      Local actor Drago Lazetich has teamed up with former Hollywood Reporter writer turned writer/director, Richard Trombly, and producer Marianne Kaulima for the next installment of Stay In Character—a bimonthly networking event for actors, writers, directors and anyone who wants to work in the film biz in China.     In our first episode of “People of Shanghai,” we had a brief chat with…
  • [WATCH] People of Shanghai—Hollywood in China

    robertpaschen
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Date: Sep 2nd 2015 12:34p.m. Contributed by: robertpaschen Want to work in the film industry in China? There's a lot of work. But...it helps to have a network.      Local actor Drago Lazetich has teamed up with former Hollywood Reporter writer turned writer/director, Richard Trombly, and producer Marianne Kaulima for the next installment of Stay In Character—a bimonthly networking event for actors, writers, directors and anyone who wants to work in the film biz in China.      In our first episode of “People of Shanghai,” we had a brief chat with…
 
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  • Bicycle Races in China: Now a Multitude to Choose From

    Bikedan
    22 Aug 2015 | 1:15 am
    Over the last five years I have lived in China and have witness a stunning growth in the number of cycling races popping up all over the country, providing one with a multitude of choices in any given week.  For an aspiring rider who wishes to experience what life is like as a pro, China would be the best place on earth right now;  if you are a half-decent rider, you can actually win some good prize money to cover your travel plus more. Many events also offer travel subsidies or at the least free-entry and free accommodation in their bid to attract foreigners to races.  The only catch is…
  • Yoga will help your Cycling

    Bikedan
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:24 am
    YOGA – It’s not just for Girls Photos courtesy of Craig Ferguson – http://www.craigfergusonimages.com Yep, that’s right, yoga is good for the guys too and just about perfect for the serious cyclist who wishes to transcend beyond the perceived ceiling! I have been living in China for the past almost five years and in that time I have witnessed yoga becoming increasingly popular amongst Chinese women – its a new fashion fitness trend. But, very few Chinese men are doing yoga – in the past year I have seen one other Chinese male attend the yoga class I regularly…
  • China: Yunnan Colorful Gran Fondo

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

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

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

  • [TRIP NOTES] Amidst economic uncertainty, China’s global champions shine

    Joel
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:39 pm
    I recently wrapped up a two-week China trip sponsored by the China-United States Exchange Foundation, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that aims to improve Americans’ understanding of China. My group traveled across four provinces to participate in nearly twenty meetings with Chinese executives, government officials and policy experts. While I previously lived in China for many years and continue to regularly travel there for business, this was a particularly eye-opening experience for two reasons. First, my fellow travel companions were all American business journalists with varying levels of…
  • The Book – China Goes West

    Joel
    8 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Interest in the internationalization of Chinese companies? Check out my book China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global (order on Amazon) published with Palgrave Macmillan.
  • [FORBES] 3 Lessons from Alibaba for Chinese Companies Going Global

    Joel
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Jack Ma, chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, recently returned to the city where his firm made history last year with its record-breaking $25 billion IPO. First in New York and then in Chicago, Ma emphasized the importance of ‘cross-border e-commerce’. This relatively new form of e-commerce enables Chinese consumers to purchase products directly from the US and other international markets via Alibaba’s TMall Global online platform. This booming industry is expected to grow from $40 billion in 2014 to as large as $240 billion by 2020. There’s a huge market up for grabs, and…
  • Chinese Business Leaders Take a Different Path to Power

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

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

  • Guest Post: On the Privileges and Disadvantages of Being a Eurasian Man

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:08 pm
    “Part of being a mixed race man means eventually coming to terms with the idea that you are both privileged, and at a disadvantage, at the same time,” writes the author of this post, a Eurasian man who has an Asian mother and a White father. Read on for the full story.Do you have a story to share that you think would be perfect for Speaking of China? Check out the submit a post page to learn more about how to have your writing published here. —–For a while now there has been a bit of discussion online in certain sectors about the realities of being mixed race.
  • People Who Feel Like They Own the Opposite Sex of Their Race and Culture

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    This photo of a marriage registration in Beijing was taken two days before the woman was stabbed to death by a Chinese man who hated Americans. I wondered, did he mean “American men” by that, and was he another example of someone who thinks they own the opposite sex of their own race/culture?It’s funny how things in life mysteriously collide – that two seemingly unrelated events I’ve heard about recently actually have something in common. Specifically, the concept of people who feel like they own the opposite sex of their race or culture.The first is the stabbing murder of…
  • Guest Post: My Relationship Ideals Were a Smorgasbord of Western & Eastern Values, All Torn Down by Him

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Have you ever compromised your own core values in a relationship? That’s what happened to Jocelyn Wong (who blogs at Jocelyn Writes and Is That Top 30?) when she dated a fellow from China. She writes, “I grew up in Hong Kong but many of the things I was brought up with included splitting a meal, not having sex on the first date and waiting until the engagement to meet each other’s parents. These ideals were a smorgasbord of Western and Eastern values that were all torn down early on in the relationship.”Read on for the full story.Do you have a tough breakup, love story or…
  • Why Did I Assume I Would Stay Single in China?

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Earlier this month, Rosalie (the blogger behind Rosie in BJ) publicly explored some of her own prejudices in a post titled, “Why Did I Assume I’d Never Find a Man to Date in China?”As I was reading her article, I suddenly realized that I too had a pre-China backstory worth sharing – one of relationships that never came to be, and what ifs that point to my own prejudices. So here goes:—–In coming to China, the last thing I expected was to end up dating a local guy, let alone marrying one (as I ended up doing with John, pictured here with me). Why?“You don’t have to…
  • Guest Post: Things I’ve Learned After Moving From China to America with My Chinese Husband

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Every year, there’s always a new bunch of Western women married to Chinese men who announce their plans to move to her country. But what happens after the plane ride is over, the luggage unpacked, and the honeymoon excitement of the move a distant memory?White American Marissa, the writer and blogger behind Xiananigans, (you might remember her from her Double Happiness story published last year on this blog, How An American Woman Fell In Love With Xi’an (And One Special Guy)) moved back to her country over a year ago with her husband in tow. Here’s what she’s learned…
 
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    Chengdu Living

  • Ghost Cities of China: A Discussion with Wade Shepard

    Dan
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Wade Shepard grew up around ghost cities in Rust Belt, USA, so he’s reluctant to call China’s newly constructed, yet-to-be-populated urban developments “ghost cities”, but he does so for brevity’s sake. After years of traveling to and writing about China’s ghost cities on his website Vagabond Journey, he’s finally published a book on the subject. As a phenomenon with lots of hype but lacking in critical analysis, Shepard’s mission is to desensationalize and rationalize ghost cities’ existence in the context of China’s massive…
  • The Xiaomi Air Smart Filter Review

    Charlie
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    Of all the challenges that foreign residents of Chengdu face, combating air pollution comes with some of the most straight forward solutions. The most important areas which you can protect yourself are by having air filters in your home and place of work. Until a few years ago, the best options for at-home air filters were costly devices made by companies like BlueAir. Cost: around 5,000 rmb. Then the low-fi SmartAir became available, with just a HEPA filter velcroed onto an ordinary fan. At just 200 rmb, this quickly became the most economical and practical option for expats who aren’t…
  • Podcast Ep. #16: Iron Pig American BBQ Comes to Chengdu

    Dan
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    In this episode we speak with the proprietor of one of our favorite new expat eateries in Chengdu: the phenomenal American smoked barbecue restaurant called Iron Pig. We recorded this episode just before Iron Pig opens a highly anticipated new location in the Tongzilin neighborhood of Chengdu. We talk with Justin, the proprietor of Iron Pig, about what first brought him to China 17 years ago and what led him to pursue his passion of opening the first smoked barbecue restaurant in the region. Download & Stream Links Here are links to download or open the podcast in iTunes: Download the…
  • Podcast Ep. #15: Natooke & Bicycling in Chengdu

    The Podcast Robot
    8 Aug 2015 | 2:03 am
    The Natooke shop in Chengdu does bicycles and they do them well. Jacob and Larry, founders of Natooke Chengdu, came to the Chengdu Living studio to talk about their personal history with bikes, starting a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE), bike culture in China and the U.S.A., and fostering a budding bike scene in southwestern China. After listening to the podcast, if you want to learn more about Natooke, their bikes and their business, you can follow them on Facebook, check out their weekly-updated thread on the Chengdu Living Forum, and follow them on WeChat (QR code below). Download…
  • Crowdfunding Honeybees in Rural Sichuan

    Guest Contributor
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
    This guest post is published by Jons Slemmer, a Dutch on-and-off resident of Chengdu for 8 years who works in the software industry. The post below includes both a Youtube clip and Google Map, so if you’re in China, you will want to have a VPN open to see all the content on the page. I first visited China and Sichuan province long ago, in 2007. Like many of us, I quickly fell in love with the people and the place. I have been coming back to Chengdu and its surrounding areas once or twice a year since that first visit, all the way from the Netherlands, where I still run a web…
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    Beijing Cream

  • Dispatches From Xinjiang: Qurbanjan Semet’s Photobook “I Am From Xinjiang On The Silk Road”

    Beige Wind
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Initially many Uyghurs were excited about the Uyghur photographer Qurbanjan Semet’s book-length photo essay I am from Xinjiang on the Silk Road. They were thrilled to see Qurbanjan’s national primetime interview on CCTV News. They were astonished to see it translated into English (by Wang Chiying) and sold alongside Xi Jinping’s boilerplate biography at Book Expo America. They wanted to know why people as famous and distant as the movie star Jackie Chan and novelist-turned-harmony-spokesperson Wang Meng were singing its praises. But when they actually had a chance to look at it, many…
  • Fishing In Beijing’s Canals

    William Wang
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:19 am
    Every time I biked past the dozens of men (and the occasional woman) fishing in Beijing’s canals, I’d assumed they were fishing for their dinner. I shuddered at the thought of eating anything that came out of a stinking canal that already had dead fish floating in it. I mentioned it to my Chinese coworkers and they said it was impossible, that nobody would be crazy enough to eat Beijing’s fish. But I wasn’t convinced, so camera in hand, I went to find out. Many people whom I interviewed were very candid about their fishing habits, discussing either their complete…
  • Usain Bolt Taken Out By Segway In Beijing

    Anthony Tao
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Like watching a badger nip on the ankle of an unaware stag. Segways, man. Here’s another look: Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the World Championships, then gets taken out by a photographer on a Segway… pic.twitter.com/cjMXIFJEMl @NBCDFW — Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) August 27, 2015 (H/T Deadspin)
  • Beijing Blend: An Ear-Biting Wildling

    Beijing Blend
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:40 pm
    A woman in Heilongjiang province — accurately described by our Beijing Blend host as “North of the Wall” — was walking her dog off its leash when a college-age student kicked it. The ensuing tussle saw some ear-biting, Mike-Tyson-style, and a fight worthy of this episode of Beijing Blend. Beijing Blend is an e-magazine/news digest that blends China culture and conversation. Follow them on Twitter, and come back next Tuesday for a new episode in this ongoing video series. Filmed at Beijing’s Bookworm, hosted this week by Jennifer Hsiung and Michael Kaufman.
  • Captain Beijing, File016: Fenqing Boy Takes A Stand

    Difang
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:33 am
    Captain Beijing is a “comical strip” produced by the People’s Committee of Panel-Based Cartoon Cultural Enrichment for the purposes of modest entertainment. It is famous and popular at home and abroad, and was solemnly declared “Most Charming and Splendid China Cartoon Art.” It will appear on this website every Monday, or the cartoonist will be punished. Click to enlarge Previously in Captain Beijing | Next in Captain Beijing About the Author | Captain Beijing Archives
 
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    China Law Blog

  • Importing From China: New California Rules May Help You Assert Made In USA Claims

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/chris-priddy/'>Chris Priddy</a>
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:08 pm
    If your finished good is ultimately manufactured in the United States and contains only a small amount of China-origin material, California’s new Made in U.S.A. labeling rules may make it easier for you to label your products as Made in U.S.A.   What is required for your China product to say “made in the USA”? Prior to California’s new Made in U.S.A. labeling rules, the state prohibited labeling a product as Made in U.S.A. if a product or any of its subcomponent parts were produced or substantially produced outside the United States. By requiring all subcomponent parts to be…
  • China’s Legal Landscape

    <a href=''>China Law Blog</a>
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:53 pm
    A real landscape. One of our China lawyers, Dan Harris, was recently interviewed regarding China law and lawyering in general in this article, entitled Legal Landscape. Large portions of this interview are China relevant, particularly for foreign companies doing business in China, and so if you are one of those companies, we recommend you read it. The below is an excerpt from the article and we urge you to read the whole thing.   Looking at your practice area, what has been the biggest development in the last five years? Things that American companies could get away with in China five…
  • Are You Operating Legally In China? Now Is The Time To Be Sure

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:46 am
    We’ve been accused of trying to scare people. This time we cop to that. We have been through many China downturns and they all have one thing in common: they cause the Chinese government to get even tougher with foreign companies. But when it comes to getting tough with foreign companies not complying with China’s laws, our China lawyers have never seen anything like the current one. We think it is due more to China’s better capabilities at catching the non-compliant than to an increased desire to do so. Either way, it is happening out there, and in buckets. Today’s…
  • Getting Your Product Into China With China Distributors: The Yin And Yang

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    Don’t let your China distributor relationships muddy your path to China success. We are big fans of Western companies using China distributors to market and sell our client’s products in China. Our thinking on this goes as follows: 1. We have seen far too many Western companies spend way too much time and way too much money trying to sell their products into China. 2. We have seen far too many Western companies fail in selling their products into China. 3. China is a difficult country. Most of the marketing clichés about it are true. It is not one market. For instance, you can…
  • The China Bank Switch Scam: It Gets Hotter When China’s Economy Cools

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Our China lawyers have received at least five emails this past month from companies that have fallen victim to the China bank switch scam, in amounts ranging from USD$12,000 to $383,000. We are getting these at such a pace of late that I have formulated the following automatic response: Your chances of getting back all of your money are very low. The China bank switch scam and what to do if it happens to you. If you were to retain us, we would do the following: 1. Work with your insurance broker and your insurance company to see if it will cover you for this loss. This is pretty much your…
 
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    InternChina » Languages » English

  • Lena’s Introduction Blog

    Lena Reichardt
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:28 am
    你好! Hello! Hallo! Bonjour! Ciao! Hej! I am Lena, 24 years old and just started my internship in Marketing and Sales with InternChina in Chengdu. I am from a small town in Northern Germany, called Flensburg where I received my bachelor’s degree in ‘International Business Administration and Modern Languages’. InternChina – first day at the […]
  • Cecily – Our new CR Assistant in Qingdao

    Kristin Mueller
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:03 am
    Hello, everyone! My name is Cecily, I’m new here and work as Customer Relations Assistant in the Qingdao Office. I like to communicate with people from different backgrounds, and that was the most important reason why I chose to work here ;). And because my colleagues at InternChina are all warm and friendly. Who am […]
  • Summer School adventure time in Beijing

    Chris Spielmann
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Beijing – Hauptstadt der Volksrepublik und Schauplatz vieler historischer Ereignisse, welche China auf immer verändern sollte. Natürlich waren wir alle sehr gespannt darauf was uns in Beijing erwarten würde und wurden direkt positiv von unserem Hotel überrascht. Von der Stadt hatten wir bis dahin noch nicht allzu viel gesehen. Unser erster Tag spielte sich also […]
  • If you haven’t climbed Emeishan you are not a real man!

    Paloma Tollardo
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:37 pm
    You might have experienced that feeling, the one when you’re doing something and when you think it’s nearly over, but you discover that you’re not even halfway? That’s what Emeishan was like. Climbing to the golden summit was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done, especially when you have spent three months eating and drinking […]
  • Interview with Conor, East Asia Composites

    Kristin Mueller
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:12 am
      1. Tell us a little about yourself My name is Conor and I’m from near Belfast in Northern Ireland. Currently I’m studying Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. My biggest interest back in Ireland is probably playing Gaelic football, an Irish sport that came along before rugby and soccer. I came to China this […]
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    Andrew Tran

  • How to create great content

    Andrew Tran
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    How can you begin to create great content? Read how I've done it for my clients using the ASPECM approach.
  • Social Media Marketing

    Andrew Tran
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    What is social media marketing and why it is important for your business big or small? Read my thoughts on this.
  • Alipay Sesame Credit revolutionise credit rating for netizens in China

    Andrew Tran
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Ant Financial Group, a financial services company comprising of Alipay, Alipay Wallet and a few other financial groups, has established a China first credit agency based on offline and online data to generate individual credit scores.
  • Content Marketing 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Andrew Tran
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Recently I wrote an article on my predictions for social media and its convergence into digital marketing, below is infographic on the state of content marketing produced by Smart Insights.
  • Top Digital and Social Media thoughts for 2015

    Andrew Tran
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Quick summary of 2014, but more importantly, my thoughts on 2015, keeping it short and simple.
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    The Vision Times » China

  • Rights Lawyer Wang Yu: Imprisoned But Not Forgotten

    James Burke
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:44 am
    In July this year, human rights lawyer Wang Yu saw off her husband and their teenage son at the airport. They where to fly out to Australia were the 16-year-old boy was to attend school. After returning home, Wang’s house power was cut off at around 3am according The Washington Post. The 44-year-old heard voices and then she sent a text to a group of fellow lawyers telling them that someone was trying to pick her door’s lock. Later it was discovered that Wang had been arrested by police and that her husband and son had been detained at the airport. The boy was released but his passport…
  • Dear Chinese People: Japan Is No Longer Your Enemy

    James Burke
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:40 am
    Dear Chinese people: You suffered terribly during the Second World War with somewhere between 15-20 million of your kin being killed. The brutal Imperial Japanese Army carried out many atrocities during the war which lasted from 1937 to 1945. Among it all, the viciousness of the Nanking massacre is something that can never be forgotten. It’s is also something that the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t want you to forget. Switch on the TV and the Imperial Japanese Army will be there. Open a newspaper and it’ll be there as well. Go to class you’ll learn about it there too. To reinforce it…
  • Xi Jinping’s Real Purpose of Holding the Grand Military Parade

    Monica Song
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:43 am
    September 3rd will mark the first grand military parade to be held since Xi Jinping has taken office. It is held on a “non-National Day” for the first time. It marks the victory of the Anti-Japanese War and celebrates the 70th anniversary of victory in the World Anti-Fascist War. However, it comes with strong political implications. Before the parade, a CCP newspaper had published an article which discloses the real purpose of this military parade. At a recent press conference the Chinese authorities had expressed concerns that there will be over 12,000 military personnel being…
  • Stock Market Meltdown Results in Media Crackdown

    James Burke
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Chinese journalist Wang Xiaolu works for a respected business magazine but his reporting on China’s stock market turmoil has got him into trouble with the communist authorities. Because his reporting on the market was deemed by the authorities to be “based on hearsay and his own subjective guesses” Wang had to read out a confession on a national state television broadcast on Monday reported Reuters. “I acquired the news from private conversations, which is an abnormal way, and added my personal judgment and subjective views to finish this story,” said Wang in his confession reported…
  • The Most Luxurious Residence in China Worth 500 Millions RMB (Images)

    Monica Song
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    There is a garden in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, that has been built in the same way as the famous Zhou-Zhen Garden. It is amazing and even has 28 villas hiding within the garden grounds. Have a look at these beautiful images. There is a low-profile luxury residence in Suzhou City, the price could be as high as 500 million RMB (78.6 million US dollars) per residence. (Image: NTDTV) There are three world cultural heritages within 500 meters: the Zhou-zhen Garden, the Shih-tz-lin Garden and the Jhin-hung Canal Suzhou part. It is the only residence in China with a prestige that is…
 
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    China Digital Review

  • China Insider: Ajyaguru on Cross Border Logistics

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:51 am
    “Cross border” e-commerce gets confusing, fast. The grey cloud of government regulation makes the industry hazy to begin with. Then there are the endless layers of different enterprises offering solutions to cross border’s complexities.   However, cross border logistics can be as easy as getting an order from a Chinese customer, and shipping it directly to her. UPS and DHL will make the cost of doing so prohibitive, though.  An emerging class of companies, however, are dedicated to providing various cross border logistics services specifically for China. We mean REAL,…
  • Black Chicken Power

    admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Well la DEE da, the New York Times is making it hip to eat black chicken. High time, too, since in all objective terms, the black chicken, an wuji in China, a Silkie elsewhere, is the go-to bird. If you can get past the color barrier you’re in for a treat: complex, delicate meat with way more soul than its poor white factory-farmed relatives. Besides, black chicken has nutritive properties the Chinese have sworn by since Lu Dongbing used it for his immortality pills back in the 9th century. Here are a few easy recipes to convince you. Black Chicken Soup 1 black chicken, whole, skinned and…
  • Will Macy’s Magic Work in China?

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    Macy’s is in the midst of setting up on Tmall Global. News on this move also mentions Macy’s declining sales. But even if desperation isn’t driving the brand’s overdue China entry, there are some shamefully under-publicized realities about this market Chief Exec Terry Lundgren is hopefully aware of. The Magic of Macy’s … …is the company slogan, one that no longer casts a powerful spell. In China, the magic of upscale department store shopping was strongest in the first decade of this century. Today, the thrill is gone. In its stead, the magic of a mobile phone with a 4G…
  • The Coming Death of Top Ten Chinese eCommerce

    admin
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    News of Suning’s new $4.6B tie up with Alibaba ignores the fact that Suning’s own ecommerce platform is considered a top ten Chinese ecommerce site as far as volume and traffic, albeit with less than 5% market share, like all the others besides JD and Alibaba. Look for the latter to continue absorbing competition, while niche ecommerce platforms start seriously eroding the big two’s market share. Excerpt: “Just one week following the strategic cooperation between Alibaba Group and Suning Commerce, we now welcome the launch of the official Laox store on Tmall Global in…
  • The CEO Monk’s Guide to Shaolin Kungfu

    admin
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:08 am
    -by Shi Yongxin, the CEO monk Well, it’s official; the Shaolin Temple is officially corporate. I was hoping this could be an all-hands meeting, but we’re time poor today, so I’ll have to go offline with the hermits who couldn’t be here. There’s a major disconnect that we all have to action if we’re going to go forward. Our core competency is no longer spiritual devotion. We deliver integrated kung fu solutions. You guys can’t even concept how much low hanging fruit we’ve missed over the last 1500 years with the old Zen Buddhist charity model. It’s time to leverage our…
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    Forex Markets Live

  • The Return of Volatility and What it means for Forex Brokers

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    With global equities markets in free fall and the VIX or volatility index at 7 year highs the trading world is in a complete panic. Major currency pairs are trading in ranges that we have not seen since the January 15 black swan event. Some of these currency pairs are moving as much as 3-4% […] The post The Return of Volatility and What it means for Forex Brokers appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
  • What the Chinese RMB Devaluation means for Forex Brokers

    admin
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:38 pm
    In a surprise move the People’s Bank of China devalued the Chinese RMB by nearly 2%. For a currency that in the past was strictly controlled by the Chinese government this is significant event and illustrates the economic troubles that China currently faces. This was largest move the currency pair has seen since 1994. For […] The post What the Chinese RMB Devaluation means for Forex Brokers appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
  • Is the Prime of Prime Space Over-saturated for Forex Brokers?

    admin
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:58 pm
    If you work in Retail Forex it is most likely that recently you have been approached by a Prime of Prime provider offering liquidity and other services offered by these “boutique brokers”. The prime of prime providers have fulfilled a great need to provide a conduit to Bank Liquidity where this is not possible for […] The post Is the Prime of Prime Space Over-saturated for Forex Brokers? appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
  • What the Arrest of Mt Gox CEO mean for Bitcoin

    admin
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    The arrest of Mark Karpels former CEO of failed Bitcoin Exchange Mt Gox could be a watershed event for Bitcoin. While the attractiveness of Bitcoin is the fact that there is no one governing body controlling the crypto currency it also means has made investors and traders weary since scams like Mt Gox might still […] The post What the Arrest of Mt Gox CEO mean for Bitcoin appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
  • Why the Drop in the Chinese Stock Market Might Impact Global Markets

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:22 pm
    The continuous drop in Chinese has global markets on edge and for a very good reason. Even though the equity markets in China are a small percentage of the Chinese economy the continuous drop might signal that the Chinese economy might be in worse shape. This would not bode well for the global economy as […] The post Why the Drop in the Chinese Stock Market Might Impact Global Markets appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
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  • You should not use social networking, here’s why

    Xiao Zhian
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:40 am
    In the ancient China, people didn’t have smartphones and internet, they concentrated on themselves and the nature. They deep thinkers. But nowadays we are shallow and superficial by choice! I used social networking, I was glued to the smartphone and computer screens, until I made a conscious choice I will never never never use them again, under any circumstance. It’s not that I abandoned friends on there, it’s that they abandoned me. These things drained energy, wasted my time, I am really really tired of social networking and even, I even don’t want to mention…
  • How to practice Chinese?

    Xiao Zhian
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:39 am
    So you want to find someone who can chat with you in Chinese? Easy. If you’re in China at present, just go out and seek someone who can talk with you in English, most Chinese want to practice their English, take the chance. If you’re outside China, there’re many ways to seek Chinese. WeChat, it’s very popular in China and Korea, create an account and pick some drifting bottles in it, you can find Chinese randomly. QQ. The most popular instant message app in China, so make sure you have an account and then start chatting. Weibo. It’s a twitter-like microblog in…
  • Calligraphy of the day: 冠军贴

    Xiao Zhian
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    Introduction Calligrapher Zhang Zhi (张芝) from East-Han dynasty(22-225 AC) was the king of flying-hand (cursive) calligraphy. This masterpiece was titled “Post of the Champioin” or in Pinyin : Guan Jun Tie. What we see today is not the original one, but an engraved wood version. If you never learned Chinese calligraphy, it would be difficult for you to appreciate it. I try my best to explain why it was and is receiving our admiration. In Zhang’s times, Lisu was dominated writing style, see below: Above is an example of Lisu in Zhang’s times, the characters were…
  • Character of the day: 乘

    Xiao Zhian
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:32 am
    Pronunciation: Pinyin: chéng Calligraphy by Zhao Mengfu(褚遂良) Tang dynasty Meaning: ascend;take advantage of; ride Etymology: From the oracle character of 乘, a human(大) stands at the treetop, indicating “ascend, climb”. See two oracle bone characters of 乘, a human stands on the treetop, it’s fascinating. When it comes to the creativity of making characters, 乘 can surely win a medallion. Now you know what means “乘”. Usage: 1. ascend 乘电梯 / take the lift 2. ride 乘坐 / ride / by / take ( vehicles ) 乘马 / ride a horse 3. take the…
  • This is why living someone else’s life is dangerous

    Xiao Zhian
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    This is a famous Chinese story, in ancient China, in the state of Yan, a teenager was always dissatisfied with himself. No matter what, he felt himself inferior in comparison with others. One day, he heard that people in Handan City walked with an aesthetically beautiful gait, he then went to the city and started learning  how to walk like them. When he saw children running here and there, he learned their gaits, when he saw women slowly approaching him, he learned their gaits, when he saw the old, he also learned their gaits. He messed it up and didn’t know how to walk completely, at…
 
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