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  • One China, three worries - Arthur Kroeber

    China Herald
    Fons Tuinstra
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Arthur KroeberEconomist Arthur Kroeber spells out three worries for China in the Business Standard. The stock market, short-term growth and long-term growth and reform. Here is his first worry. Damage to the economy seems limited.Arthur Kroeber: The stock market: It is clear that China has just experienced a leverage-driven bubble disconnected from the realities of economic activity and corporate earnings, and that the government has severely damaged its credibility first by encouraging retail investors to join the party and then by its mind-boggling interventions to stem the rout. Yet…
  • Two Beauties Below Yellow Mountain

    China Digital Review
    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    Whether Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) makes you want to compose a quarto, or get it all down in an ink wash painting, as it has so many Chinese artists past and present, you’ll still be lucky to have had a few still moments above the clouds, free of the city, if not from tour group megaphones and college students screaming like escapees from a psych ward. Hopefully, after you descend, they’ll be no tour bus waiting for you to complete the head count. Then you can match wits with an avaricious driver who will squire you to the far south slope of Huangshan, to Xidi Village. No, it’s not…
  • How Baidu became a leader in Big Data - Kaiser Kuo

    China Herald
    Fons Tuinstra
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    Kaiser KuoAs China´s largest search engine, it was obvious that Baidu has access to an enormous amount of big data. Communication director Kaiser Kuo explains how Baidu has been building on that main asset for Knowledge CKGSB. Knowledge CKGSB: Big data began in China much as it did in the West: as an effort to use the information that websites were gathering about customers to sell more products. Advertising an e-commerce are still the largest uses for big data. One of the earliest examples was Baidu´s use of big data in its search engine. "Search engines have been doing what is now…
  • Position Paper of the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Matter of Jurisdiction in the South China Sea Arbitration Initiated by the Republic of the Philippines

    Hidden Harmonies China Blog
    Allen
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    On December 7, 2014, the Chinese government released a position paper on why the UNCLOS Arbitration initiated by Philippines should be dismissed as groundless.  Below is a copy.  For me personally, it’s interesting reading it after I have conducted my own extensive research in the area in writing my own paper on the topic last June.  The Chinese position paper has cited the relevant laws correctly, but I feel my paper dove into the legal issues deeper and more comprehensively.  The Chinese position paper however does include a lot of events that are relevant to understanding the…
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    The China Vortex
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Stanford Project Unearths Personal Histories of Chinese Railroad Workers: Forum | KQED Public Media for Northern CA Stanford Project Unearths Personal Histories of Chinese Railroad Workers http://t.co/c2asRlyNFg China losing control as stocks crash despite emergency measures - Telegraph China losing control as stocks crash despite emergency measures http://t.co/3FkLVn18vP Chinese Investors Pouring Money Into Texas Real Estate http://t.co/V3qUoEh8p3
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  • What to Know About the New Malaysia Airlines Clue

    Charlie Campbell
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    On Wednesday, four men carried away a barnacle-encrusted, 9ft by 3ft piece of flotsam from a beach on the French island of Reunion—the best clue yet as to the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after 509 days of fruitless searching. Officials have a “high degree of confidence” that the discovery is an aluminum-composite wing-flap from the errant Boeing 777, which vanished shortly after departing Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8, 2014. The 227 passengers and 12 crew are all presumed dead. Now engineers from Boeing are examining the debris to confirm that it is a…
  • Photos Capture 3 Months of Political Unrest in Burundi

    Mikko Takkunen
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    On April 25, Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would seek a third term in office—despite a constitution that limits the time spent in office for any one person to two terms of five years each. The announcement sparked violent protests among opposition supporters in the country, in the Great Lakes area of Africa. Freelance photographer Phil Moore, who also contributes to Agence France-Presse, arrived a few days later, on May 1, and what he saw there underscores the gravity of the situation. In the first weeks of May, the protests remained largely localized in…
  • A Hong Kong Woman Got Sentenced For Assaulting a Police Officer With Her Breast

    joannaplucinska
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:24 am
    A young woman in Hong Kong has been sentenced to jail for three and a half months for assaulting a senior police officer with her breast during a protest over cross-border trading, the South China Morning Post reports. Ng Lai-ying, 30, was convicted early in July and was sentenced on Thursday. The authorities have suggested that Ng pushed against the officer with her breast in order to accuse him of indecent assault in what deputy magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu termed an inappropriate use of her “female identity.” According to the Post, Chan told the court that he had to hand…
  • India Will Become the World’s Most Populous Country by 2022, the U.N. Says

    nktime2
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:37 pm
    India is on track to become the world’s most populous nation in less than a decade — or six years earlier than previously thought, according to the U.N. With 1.38 billion people compared with India’s 1.31 billion, China is currently the world’s most populous country. Figures for both countries are expected to swell to around 1.4 billion by 2022, at which point India’s population is likely to expand beyond China’s. At the end of the next decade, in 2030, India is projected to have 1.5 billion people, a figure that’s forecast to balloon to 1.7 billion…
  • ‘Walter Palmer Is Satan': Celebrities Rage Over Cecil the Lion’s Killer

    joannaplucinska
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:24 pm
    The social-media uproar continues against Walter Palmer, the man who shot and killed Cecil the lion — the star attraction of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, has already faced a huge backlash from some pretty high-profile personalities, including Jimmy Kimmel and Piers Morgan. Other celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their ire towards Palmer. Mia Farrow ended up in hot water when she tweeted out Palmer’s address, which had already been publicized extensively on Twitter. Many protesters have since gathered in front of his practice,…
 
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  • Nokia Problem #342: We Ignored Journalists

    David Wolf
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    In the Hutong Watching the tourists shuffle through the Forbidden City 1055 hrs.  Working on a long paper about China and the demise of Nokia, I came across this interesting little anecdote from a journalist friend from 2011. “So if you want to leak something, especially since you’re such a big fan of NOK, you can let the world know that a certain journalist found out today that despite having submitted questions for an interview in late July, was informed today, 17 days after the initial deadline, and 10 days after an extended deadline, that the interview would not be…
  • Get off the plane

    David Wolf
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    English: Business class at grand opening of Beijing–Shanghai (Jinghu) High-Speed Railway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In the Hutong Watching the pigeon hutches 1011 hrs. Speaking to a group of students touring China from the UK, I asked how they traveled from Shanghai to Beijing. Their response, of course, was that they flew. I understand the rationale for flying inside of China. Under the best circumstances it is fast, and other forms of travel are harder to arrange from overseas. That said, my recommendation to anyone organizing a trip to China for a group of executives, students, or…
  • Case Study: Why You Should Seek Multiple Opinions on China

    David Wolf
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    “Three Things TLD Registries Must Know About China’s Domain Name Regulation” Chang Jian-Chuan CircleID June 18, 2015 I get to talk to groups of businesspeople and business students on a regular basis, and one of the maxims I include in just about every speech or presentation is this: Don’t get your China advice, whether generally or on a specific issue, from any single individual. China is too large and complex for you to trust the future of your enterprise in this market to the viewpoint of one source, however knowledgeable he/she/they may seem. The news this week offers…
  • China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash | Reuters

    David Wolf
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:28 pm
    UPDATE 2-China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash | Reuters. I get the need to reassure the markets. But at what point do government measures constitute moral hazard? And does the government – more to the point, the Party – really care?
  • Brands in China: Cheap or Premium (and Aught Twixt ‘Em)

    David Wolf
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:35 pm
    China’s brandscape is bimodal, polarized between omnipresent discounting versus high prices born of aspiration.  Cheap Xiaomi mobile phones, Yili ice cream and Nestle “three-in-one” instant coffee exist in the same universe as premium Apple, Haagen Dazs and Starbucks. via Digital Commerce in China: Cheap Tricks or Deep Love? | Tom Doctoroff | LinkedIn. Once again, the brilliant Tom Doctoroff nails it.
 
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    China Law Blog

  • China Manufacturing: The Fantasy And The Fiction

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Do you know what your China factory is making for you? A Facebook friend from China posted, Chinese Factory Worker Can’t Believe The Shit He Makes For Americans, and it is quickly getting likes, for good reason.  I urge you to read it and think about it both in the spirit in which it was intended, but also as somewhat of a gut check regarding the cultural differences between you (if you outsource your product manufacturing to China) and the factory workers who make your products. This article is not far off the mark and it nicely highlights why it is critical that you explain every…
  • China Joint Ventures: What Goes Around Comes Around

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Just read an article on the white hot (at least for millennials) web site Ozy.com, entitled, Surfing China’s Business Boom … Without Wiping Out. The theme of the article is that the incidence of joint ventures is rising in China as foreign companies and foreign businesspeople are finding it just too difficult to do business in China on their own. The Ozy article starts out discussing two foreigners, Charles Ezzell and Kaashiv Sampath, who are considering starting a restaurant in “Beijing’s trendy Sanlitun neighborhood. These two have planned just about everything but…
  • Buying Product From China? Don’t Forget U.S. State Laws

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/chris-priddy/'>Chris Priddy</a>
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    When buying from China, don’t forget the laws in your own country and state. Because your company is located in and/or conducts business in China, it is of course subject to China’s laws and regulations and should take steps to address Chinese compliance concerns. If the company exports products from China, it will also be subject to various laws in the importing country. If that importing country is the United States, your company may also need to consider regulatory requirements in those U.S. states to which the product is shipped, and in which the product is marketed and sold.
  • Don’t Get Lazy With Your China Employment Contracts

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/grace-yang/'>Grace Yang</a>
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    China’s laws protect China’s employees. They really really do. China law mandates written employment contracts with all (Chinese and expat) full-time employees. Those employment contracts must include the following provisions: Basic information about the employer and the employee, including place of work Duration of the contract A description of the work the employee will be performing Working hours and rest and leave time Wages and social insurance Applicable labor protections and labor conditions and protection against occupational hazards “Other matters required by relevant…
  • China Motion Picture Copyrights

    <a href='http://www.harrismoure.com/our-people/mathew-alderson'>Mathew Alderson</a>
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    I covered this topic during my recent webinar for the China-Britain Business Council about China Film Intellectual Property. Here is a summary of the main points I made. China joined WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) in 1980 and it introduced its first copyright law in 1990. China adopted modern intellectual property laws as a condition of joining the WTO (the World Trade Organization) in 2001. The amendments of 2001 were the first round of modernization of China’s copyright law. A second round came into force in 2010. A bill representing a third round of amendments is…
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    China Herald

  • How Baidu became a leader in Big Data - Kaiser Kuo

    Fons Tuinstra
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    Kaiser KuoAs China´s largest search engine, it was obvious that Baidu has access to an enormous amount of big data. Communication director Kaiser Kuo explains how Baidu has been building on that main asset for Knowledge CKGSB. Knowledge CKGSB: Big data began in China much as it did in the West: as an effort to use the information that websites were gathering about customers to sell more products. Advertising an e-commerce are still the largest uses for big data. One of the earliest examples was Baidu´s use of big data in its search engine. "Search engines have been doing what is now…
  • Expected: more superrich despite economic slowdown - Rupert Hoogewerf

    Fons Tuinstra
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Rupert HoogewerfA slower economic growth and dropping stock markets is not stopping the growth of superrich, says Rupert Hoogewerf, the founder of the Hurun China Rich List, in the Korea Herald. He expects a record high of 450 Chinese dollar billionaires, up 26% from last year.The Korea Herald: The trend of going global among the Chinese superrich is strong even as the Chinese economy is slowing down, he noted. “When people talk about going global, actually it means they want to buy technology to give strategic advantage to their (second-biggest) market. They want to buy (global)…
  • One China, three worries - Arthur Kroeber

    Fons Tuinstra
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Arthur KroeberEconomist Arthur Kroeber spells out three worries for China in the Business Standard. The stock market, short-term growth and long-term growth and reform. Here is his first worry. Damage to the economy seems limited.Arthur Kroeber: The stock market: It is clear that China has just experienced a leverage-driven bubble disconnected from the realities of economic activity and corporate earnings, and that the government has severely damaged its credibility first by encouraging retail investors to join the party and then by its mind-boggling interventions to stem the rout. Yet…
  • What is China looking for in the South China Sea? - Howard French

    Fons Tuinstra
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Howard FrenchChina´s endeavors into the South China Sea has both flabbergasted and worried its neighbors. Journalist Howard French looks for the Guardian into the efforts, and comes with an explanation: overcoming the humiliations of the recent past, is an important theme. The struggle of an upcoming superpower.Howard French: It would be wrong to conclude that the Chinese position merely consists of cosmological bluster, even if it is true that there is plenty of that. Beyond the often glorified and euphemised imperial past, when neighbours reputedly prostrated themselves before the emperor…
  • Not to worry about capital flight - Sara Hsu

    Fons Tuinstra
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Sara HsuAbout US$142 billion in capital left China in April and June, triggering off some concerns. But according to financial analyst Sara Hsu writes in the Diplomat, here there is no reason to worry. China is encouraging outbound investment programs, and then it is hardly a concern when capital actually leaves the country.Sara Hsu: Cross-border capital outflows are also being liberalized to some extent as part of China’s financial reform agenda. Financial funds can move out of China under the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor scheme, the Qualified Domestic Individual Investor…
 
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    The China Vortex

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    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Stanford Project Unearths Personal Histories of Chinese Railroad Workers: Forum | KQED Public Media for Northern CA Stanford Project Unearths Personal Histories of Chinese Railroad Workers http://t.co/c2asRlyNFg China losing control as stocks crash despite emergency measures - Telegraph China losing control as stocks crash despite emergency measures http://t.co/3FkLVn18vP Chinese Investors Pouring Money Into Texas Real Estate http://t.co/V3qUoEh8p3
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    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Iran nuclear deal: Satirical website The Onion accidentally breaks story about the US offering missiles to Israel http://t.co/UZ3GewrwLu
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    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Listen to World Hits on @AppleMusic. https://t.co/chIDby3SNw http://t.co/kWe3rfSf5i Greece is starting to look like East Germany http://t.co/hzu5LuUvSb via @clusterstock
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    18 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    China Unleashes $483 Billion to Stem the Market Rout - Bloomberg Business China Unleashes $483 Billion Margin Trader to Stem Stock Rout http://t.co/G3uuD9TQ5s Another Reason Adopting 'Collect It All' Was A Bad Idea: China May Now Be Applying It To US Citizens' Personal Data | Techdirt Another Reason Adopting 'Collect It All' Was A Bad Idea: China May Now Be Applying It To US Citizens' Personal Data https://t.co/DhtzOgtAyK President Obama Gets Greeted by Confederate Flags in Oklahoma City | Mother Jones Amazing disgrace: Oklahomans just greeted America's first black president with Confederate…
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    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Will any more countries ever adopt the euro? http://t.co/o6htZOpxuX via @slate
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    ChinaTechNews.com

  • Alibaba's Tmall Global Launches Duty Free Shopping

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Tmall Global, the international branch of Alibaba's Tmall.com, has reached an exclusive strategic deal with South Korea's largest duty free store group the Shilla Duty Free and Thailand's largest duty free store group King Power to commence a global duty free project in China. According to Liu Peng, general manager of Tmall Global, this is […]
  • Chinese Social Media Aggregation Site Shuts Down

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Chinese forum aggregation site Daqi.com formally announced its closure. Daqi.com published a notice on its official website which says they terminated the offering of content services with immediate effect. They apologize for inconvenience caused and appreciate the understanding of users. Founded in November 2004, Daqi.com was originally known as ChinaBBS.com and it is one of […]
  • Huawei Operating Revenue Up 30% In H1 2015

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Chinese telecom device maker Huawei published its semi-annual performance report for the first half of 2015, stating that the company achieved sales of CNY175.9 billion during the reporting period, a year-on-year increase of 30%; and its operating profit rate was 18%. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, said that in the first six months […]
  • Kingsoft Teams With HP For Chinese Cloud Computing

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Kingsoft Cloud has reached a deal with HP to provide medical, banking, and gaming industry customers with platform and application services based on private and mixed clouds. As both companies have private cloud businesses in China, Zhang Hongjiang, chief executive officer of Kingsoft, said HP has a deep understanding of the Chinese market. When launching […]
  • CNNIC Report: 27.9% Of Chinese Netizens Live In Rural Areas

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    China Internet Network Information Center's latest Internet statistics showcase the breadth of the country's online population. Its recently published 36th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China states that by June 2015, China had 668 million netizens, representing an increase of 18.94 million netizens over the past six months. At the same time, China's Internet […]
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    China Digital Times (CDT)

  • Lawyer Crackdown Highlights Different Visions of Rule of Law

    Samuel Wade
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    At least 228 people have now been detained or questioned in the “Black Friday” crackdown on Chinese rights lawyers. As of last Friday, according to Amnesty International, eight lawyers and four others remained in police custody, with five people under residential surveillance, and five others’ whereabouts unknown. (Biographies of many of them can be found at China Change, along with details of their current situations.) The sweep has prompted a flood of international protests, mapped at China Law Translate. But state media have continued to respond that the lawyers sought to…
  • Photo: Birds Nest Screen, by theblackdog2071

    Sophie Beach
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Birds Nest Screen © Sophie Beach for China Digital Times (CDT), 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firewall
  • Rights Advocates Oppose Beijing Winter Olympics Bid

    josh rudolph
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    On Friday July 31, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet in Kuala Lumpur to elect the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Since Oslo withdrew its bid late last year, the contest has been between the capital cities of China and Kazakhstan. With the IOC decision looming, Beijing has launched its final promotional drive to shore up a successful bid. From Malaysia, the AFP reports the points of competition between Beijing and Almaty: Beijing Olympic officials on Monday shrugged off questions over snow levels and spread-out venues in their 2022 Winter Games bid as they launched…
  • Christians Protest ‘Evil’ Cross-Removal Campaign

    josh rudolph
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:42 pm
    At The Guardian, Tom Phillips reports that Christian leaders in Wenzhou, a historically Christian region in coastal Zhejiang province, last week launched a street protest against the continued forced removal of crosses from churches in the region. Zhejiang is home to a large and growing population of Christians, and has a historical relationship with the religion. Christian leaders – including an 89-year-old bishop – have taken to the streets of eastern China to protest against an “evil” campaign to remove crosses that many see as a coordinated Communist party attack on their…
  • Photo: Untitled, by Mitch Huang

    Samuel Wade
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Untitled © Samuel Wade for China Digital Times (CDT), 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Mitch Huang Download Tools to Circumvent the Great Firewall
 
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  • Watermelon Man’s Secret

    John Pasden
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:46 pm
    I was tempted to use a title like, “You think this guy is just selling watermelons, but you won’t believe what he does next!“ Anyway, on my morning commute, I passed this dejected-looking vendor, eyes downcast, as he shirtlessly watched over his truckload of watermelons. He was staring at his scale, and I imagined he was thinking about how absurd it is that this electronic device determines his income. As I got closer, I saw what he was actually doing. Yeah, that’s an iPad. Watermelon guy was watching some kind of drama (but due to bad luck, the screen was black right…
  • A “Home” for Escher in Chinese Design

    John Pasden
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Here’s a poster I spotted in a mall recently: The character there is , meaning “house,” “home,” or sometimes even “family.” The first thing I noticed was its Escher-like quality, updated to a modern aesthetic. (Reminded me of Monument Valley even more than Escher directly, actually.) Very cool, and not something I see much in China, for sure! The second thing I noticed was that the stylized character on the poster is missing a few strokes. If this character is , then the bottom part is supposed to be , which has 7 strokes. Instead, the bottom part…
  • Steve Jobs Ice Cream in Shanghai

    John Pasden
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Passing by Chinese “Italian-style” ice cream shop “Iceason” with a friend yesterday, we were startled to see an ad featuring “3D printed” ice cream bars in the likeness of the late Steve Jobs: The surname “Jobs” is normally written in Chinese as “,” or “Qiaobusi” in pinyin (a transliteration, where the characters are chosen for phonetic value only, and essentially have no meaning). For this ice cream bar, it’s written as “,” also “Qiaobusi” in pinyin, but with different characters so that it…
  • Dian Dian Sha

    John Pasden
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:41 pm
    This is the logo for a service called (Dian Dian Sha): So this is the Chinese verb (meaning “to order (food)”), reduplicated. The word is a colloquial way to say (“what”), used more in northern China. Nice characterplay here, the second replaced by the service bell, while the first is modified a bit to look more like the bell. One thing beginners might not know is that the character component consisting of four short diagonal lines (as in ) is frequently written as a single horizontal line. You can actually see this in some PRC character simplifications: Obviously,…
  • Elementary School Volunteers Push for a More Civilized Shanghai

    John Pasden
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    I was impressed by the “propaganda” handed to me in the subway yesterday. I had seen lots of elementary schoolers on the streets engaged in some sort of volunteer work, and then in the subway I experienced it firsthand. Here’s the flyer I was given: The “” represents the barking sound a dog makes in Chinese. (In panel 3, the little girls is saying ““, “mommy.”) The characters in the lower righthand corner read: [it starts with me] [civilized care for pets] [Changning Experimental Elementary School] What impressed me was the idea that the…
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  • Comment on Top Ten Yoga Bloggers on Twitter by Cailin

    Cailin
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    I have recently started doing Yoga, and I feel so much better, also i follow a lot of this blogs, and this post is very useful for me.
  • Comment on Top 50 Rich Media Social Influencers to Follow on Twitter by Julien Miquel

    Julien Miquel
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Great list indeed. It took me about an hour and a half to get through and select the influencers relevant to me. Surprising (or not!!?) to see that many of the top influencers work in Social Media/Marketing/PR. I published a list specific to the wine industry, with the Top 20 Wine Influencers, if that’s of any interest http://socialvignerons.com/2015/03/03/top-20-wine-influencers-who-to-follow-on-social-media/ Cheers
  • Comment on Meredith Shiner Joins Yahoo! News by Jamie Hicks

    Jamie Hicks
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Meredith Shiner, I couldn’t be more pleased with the article on Ted Cruz I’ve just recently read by you ! I may not know all the politics. And further, I’m not a fan of Mr. Cruz. Nevertheless your article made me very happy to see some shaking up going around. And with ANY luck we can get rid of that fool trump out of the race and expose the sheep just exactly what he is. I’m trying hard to figure out how to follow you, but I’m not very computer literate LOL. any help with that would go a long way. my thanks to you for wonderful writing!
  • Comment on Will Mendelson Joins Chicago Scene Magazine by Beth Blanchard

    Beth Blanchard
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Hi Tom – Mendelson was very briefly on staff at Time Out before being recruited by Chicago Scene. Thanks for reading!
  • Comment on Will Mendelson Joins Chicago Scene Magazine by Tom Rutherford

    Tom Rutherford
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    I thought Will worked at Time Out Chicago. What happened? http://www.cision.com/us/2015/05/time-out-chicago-gains-william-mendelson/
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    元デリヘル嬢の風俗回顧録

  • 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。…
  • 人妻に学ぶ

    admin
    5 May 2015 | 10:15 pm
    デリヘル店と一口に言っても、ウリにしている内容が様々であり、お客さんのニーズに合わせたデリヘル店が多数存在しています。 その中でも、どこの地域でも必ず見かけ、その地域の人気店ランキングに必ず入っているのが、人妻系のデリヘルです。 若い女の子からしたら、どうして人妻系が人気があるのか理解できない、絶対若い女の子の方がいいのに、人妻系が好きなのは一部のマニアックな人だけと思うでしょう。…
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    admin
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    相場的な値段のデリヘル店でいつものように遊ぶのもいいですが、たまには相場の倍以上するような高級店で遊んでみるのも、風俗好きにはたまらない一時でしょう。 高級デリヘル店に在籍している女の子は、言葉は悪いですが、正直相場的な値段のデリヘル店で働いている女の子達とはレベルが違います。…
 
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    China Business Blog

  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 26-07-2015

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    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • Diaoyutais belong to Taiwan: Tsai

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - “The Diaoyutai islands (釣魚台列嶼) belong to Taiwan,” Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential hopeful Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated yesterday.
  • Hung demands DPP clarify role in curriculum protests

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu continued yesterday to question the role of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) in financing student protests surrounding the controversial high school curriculum guideline changes made by the government's education ministry.
  • Migrants make 2nd mass bid to cross Eurotunnel

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city.
  • US pending home sales slip in June: report

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.
  • NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:47 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - BRUSSELS - NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks Tuesday but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on Kurdish fighters could torpedo peace talks with the rebels.
 
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    techblog86

  • Official Chinese Media: Staying Silent in the Face of Rumours and Lies is “Condoning” Them

    David Feng
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Count Huang Cuxin, the director of the Journalism and Communication Institute of the Chinese Social Sciences Academy, as an increasing number of people obviously dissatisfied with the spread of false information via social media in China. In a recent interview with the China Youth Daily, Huang in particular took a deeper look at this issue. The results may surprise you. More Fabrications on Weibo Less Contagious than those on Weibo Never mind that “merely” 7% of false information start off life on WeChat: they are more contagious on that service than on Weibo. This is due to…
  • Apple to Locate Asia-Pacific Data Centre in Guizhou, China?

    David Feng
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    The China News Service is reporting that Apple may locate its Asia-Pacific data centre in Guizhou. Apple vice-president Lisa Jackson was quoted as saying they would hope to further talk with the province of Guizhou, as well as Foxconn, in locating its Asia-Pacific data centre there. Jackson reportedly took a look at the province’s developments in big data, infrastructure, and education, and was well-impressed with the natural environment. She also met with Chen Ming’er, a local official. This would, however, mean that Apple would now have to play by PRC state laws and regulations.
  • Petabytes of Data Prove Puzzling for Lawyers

    David Feng
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:39 pm
    There is a lot of data being handled on the Internet, especially in the world’s most populous country, both online and offline — China. Statistics citing Xinhua (simplified Chinese) show figures of upwards of a 100 PB (that’s a hundred petabytes, or a million gigabytes), being processed by services such as Baidu. The article cites Shi Xiansheng, deputy secretary of the Chinese Internet Society, in stating that such huge amounts of data might prove to be puzzling for lawyers, especially when sued in a court of law. In spite of the Chinese Supreme People’s Court stating…
  • Chinese Authorities Crack Down on “Paid Deletions”, Online Scam

    David Feng
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    If your business is — well, in the business of deleting negative posts about a company (particularly a publicly-traded company) — and getting rich for doing so — well, now you could be in a little bit of trouble. “This is a big problem which has endangered the interests of the masses. They don’t like it. It must be solved so cyberspace is clearer.” So thinks not only the Chinese National Internet Office, but also the Ministry of Industry and Information, the State Administration of Press, Publishing, Radio, Film and TV, as well as the Ministry of Public Security (you read that…
  • Apple Opening Hangzhou West Lake Apple Store on 24 Jan 2015

    David Feng
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Talk about dimensions. That’s eleven massive glass panels with a huge Apple logo in the dead centre — where a very Chinese poem (in calligraphy no less!) used to be earlier this month. Welcome to the West Lake Apple Store just off Longxiangqiao Metro station — with a very Chinese characteristic: the two characters for West Lake on a billboard. The general public can see the store in “public beta” right now: they can’t get in but they can see staff training on the ground floor. The store open will at 09:00 local time on 24 January 2015, when this store will replace the Beijing…
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    Simpson's Paradox

  • Legit Concerns, Best Laid Plans, Whatever

    Meg Stivison
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:21 pm
    When Harold and I started dating, we were working together at Next Island. I really loved working with him, whether it was there, or last summer when we worked on Star Trek: Rivals together, or when we met at Merscom five years ago. When I introduced Harold to my parents… well, this was more when I introduced him as my boyfriend than the first time they’d met. My parents had already met him, as my friend and then as my in-denial-about-dating friend. (I found one of my old journals when I was packing for Yangzhou, and there were literally pages and pages about how just because…
  • Marco Polo

    Meg Stivison
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Detail of a photocopy of a map drawn by a previous expat teacher. I paid extra for an iPhake with a workable map app, but I really like the idea of a hand-drawn map of the city’s highlights, and maybe adding my own notes for the next teacher. Marco Polo appeared first on Simpson's Paradox
  • A Song of Bing and Huo

    Meg Stivison
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    I’ve been reading A Song of Ice and Fire, thanks to SuperDan’s recommendation, which means I’ve been lying in front of my room fan in my underwear, trying to remember what being cool felt like, and reading about how winter is coming. Can’t come soon enough for me, Starks. I’ve just finished A Feast for Crows, which ends with a little note from George R. R. Martin, saying that he’s totally going to tell us what’s going on with Jon Snow and Daenerys and the rest of the characters we barely saw in Crows, and that book will be called A Dance With…
  • Key Words

    Meg Stivison
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    I’m really lucky that when I’m at a bit of a career crossroads, and I decide to spend a few months back in China, I can easily do it. I try to keep this constantly in mind, as if by being more aware of it, I can be more deserving of the opportunity. Really, I’m able to find a job here mostly because I happen to be a native English speaker at a time when foreign English teachers are in great demand.  I do put effort into my work — I plan interesting lessons, I work to be a better teacher, after being granted a work visa as a completely unskilled new grad, I…
  • Lady Laowei

    Meg Stivison
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    Before I came to Yangzhou, I wanted to live in the housing arranged by the school, but I specifically asked not to have to share a room. When I was told that a single would be no problem, I was so very proud of my negotiation skills and of my work experience. Clearly I provide so much value that my employers wants to make me comfortable and happy! I’m so great! Now that I’m here, I’ve ended up with a double room to myself, plus a Western bathroom with a bathtub, too. (The water doesn’t actually get warm, and the faucet has been disabled so it’s only a…
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    China Bystander

  • China May Let Its Currency Drift, But It Is Not About To Fight A Currency War

    China Bystander
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    THE STATE COUNCIL last week proposed some measures that suggest to some that China is ready to indulge in bald-faced competitive devaluation to boost exports and thus growth—even if it did not cast it in those terms. The Council said … Continue reading →
  • China’s Policymakers Deliver GDP Growth Firmly On Track

    China Bystander
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    CHINA’S STOCK MARKET is sufficiently divorced from the real economy for its recent turmoil not to have deflected growth from its gradually decelerating glide path. The second-quarter GDP figure has come in at 7% year-on-year, unchanged from the first quarter. … Continue reading →
  • The Big China Market Crash In Little Stocks

    China Bystander
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    A 30% DECLINE in the Shanghai bourse’s Composite Index? Pish! The Chinese market that has taken the heavy pounding is the over-the-counter National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ). The Beijing-based ‘third board’ soared higher and fell further than its senior … Continue reading →
  • Shanghai Stocks: A Kiss Is Just A Kiss

    China Bystander
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    THIS BYSTANDER IS is reminded that on March 27th, 1929, the National City Bank said it would make the then huge sum of $25 million available to investors to buy stocks to brake a mini-crash on Wall Street. It worked … Continue reading →
  • Making The Half Empty Glass of Financial Reform Go Away

    China Bystander
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    THAT CHINA’S FINANCIAL system is “unbalanced, repressed, costly to maintain and potentially unstable” will not brook many arguments among policymakers in Beijing. It is, after all, why they are deep into an extensive programme of financial reforms, reforms that are … Continue reading →
 
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    Asia Sentinel

  • Philippines Drags Feet on Renewable Energy

    Asia Sentinel
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    Although the Philippines has enacted a series of strong laws to mitigate climate change since 2010, including a disaster risk reduction act, a climate change act, a renewable energy act and a survival fund since the perils of climate change began to manifest themselves a decade or more ago, the problem is in implementation. Take […] The post Philippines Drags Feet on Renewable Energy appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Besieged Malaysia PM Sacks Enemies

    Lin Neumann
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    Under fire from a spreading scandal, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak ordered a sudden, wholesale housecleaning of top officials on Tuesday, July 28. Those getting the boot include the deputy prime minister, attorney general, head of the police special branch intelligence unit and others. The move may come to be seen as either bold or […] The post Besieged Malaysia PM Sacks Enemies appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Malaysia’s Top Two Pols Go Toe to Toe

    John Berthelsen
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    The post Malaysia’s Top Two Pols Go Toe to Toe appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Indonesia’s Jokowi Weighs Cabinet Shakeup

    Our Correspondent
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    Indonesian President Joko Widodo, nearly 10 months into his presidency, is widely believed to be readying a cabinet shakeup as early as August as a way to get the ailing economy, hit by falling commodity prices and other issues, back on track and to try to dissolve a growing of indecisiveness on his part. Analysts […] The post Indonesia’s Jokowi Weighs Cabinet Shakeup appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • HONESTY, KARMA, AND 4 DUMB CRIMINAL TALES

    Nury Vittachi
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:40 pm
    How much are you worth in onions? You don’t know, right? The exciting news is that supermarkets IN YOUR TOWN are getting self-service counters where you can scan an item’s bar code and then jump up and sit on the weighing scales yourself. After learning my value in onions (more than US$130!), I was planning […] The post HONESTY, KARMA, AND 4 DUMB CRIMINAL TALES appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
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  • 17 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am

    17 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    July 16, 2015 09:00 ETSilicon Dragon Rises in Los Angeles: Debuts Conference Spotlighting LA-China Investment and Innovation LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2015) - Los Angeles is emerging as a hub for Chinese cross-border investment and innovations, catching up with Silicon Valley. Assessing China's impact in the West, Silicon Dragon is hosting a well-timed tech innovation and venture capital conference in Los Angeles, July 29-30, at the Pasadena Convention Center. The program explores LA's increasing links to China with talks by leading venture capitalists, tech and entertainment…
  • Silicon Dragon Eyes LA With Alibaba's Move To Set Up In Pasadena

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Alibaba's new digs in PasadenaAlibaba's move into Los Angeles by leasing a 22,000 square foot office space in Pasadena’s new Playhouse Plaza signals a bigger opening of cross-border China and southern California business connections. These links are being framed around technology entrepreneurship, venture investment and nearby innovation hubs that seek to make startups more central to the city’s economic base.This is a catch up for LA compared with its northern neighbor San Francisco. Sand Hill Road venture capitalists have long been…
  • Silicon Dragon Dealmakers Face Beijing VC Bubble

    12 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    Dealmaker panel at Silicon Dragon Beijing 2015It’s a nerve wracking time for venture capitalists doing deals in China today. Valuations to invest in hot startups that could be the next unicorn have escalated to new heights. Yet no one wants to take a pass on a deal that just might be the next Albaba, Baidu, Tencent or Xiaomi in the world’s second-largest venture market.The competition is fierce and the pace fast to get in. Yet experienced venture capitalists who have been through up and down cycles of the market before are taking a slightly more measured approach. A panel of venture…
  • Alibaba's Jack Ma Doesn't Sound Like a CEO In New York

    12 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
    If it’s true that dreams can change the world, then Jack Ma may be on to something big.Alibaba’s founder spoke before a packed ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria at the Economic Club of New York, and told of his vision to take China’s e-commerce titan into the next decade, and even the next century as he seeks to fulfill his promise for Alibaba to last 102 years.Not sounding like the typical American CEO of a major company, Ma wove in references to religion, politics, climate change and social good into his remarks, which were made flawlessly for more than half an hour before an…
  • Renren's Pivot to Fintech Deals: Hear Joe Chen at Silicon Dragon's Beijing event May 21

    15 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    The transition underway at Chinese social media company Renren underscores the fast and furious startup scene for China tech innovation and investments. Never before has the momentum been quicker or the impact deeper and wider. See Forbes post: Renren's pivot. Renren, which started out as the Facebook of China, is pivoting now to the internet finance business and diversifying into more profitable areas with investments in such seemingly far afield areas as logistics (ie the company’s recent investment in a trucking deal).Chairman and CEO Joe Chen says the company’s first…
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  • Leader at Shaolin Temple Accused of Having Messy Private Life

    Steve Lambert
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    Shi Yongxin, one of the top leaders at the renowned Shaolin Temple has recently found himself bombarded by news reports after a netizen claims he had a sloppy personal life hidden behind his holy facade, and that he was a stain on Shaolin’s reputation. After the claim was posted in an online form, hot debate broke out among netizens and the story got picked up by the media. The official response from the temple was that the claims were all rumors.One top rated netizen comment said “In the ends of many martial arts novels, the leader of Shaolin is always exposed as a hypocrite”. Source:…
  • Trial Begins for Chengdu Driver who Furiously Beat Woman Driver

    Steve Lambert
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    On May 3rd, a video of a man in Chengdu getting out of his car, pulling a woman driver out of her car and beating her went viral. Public opinion went back and forth on whether the man was right or wrong, and the woman involved became the victim of a human flesh search. On July 27th at the Jinjiang District Peoples Court in Chengdu, trial for the case began. The defendant was accused of willful and malicious injury.The top rated commenter said “That woman driver is a stupid cunt! She deserved to be beaten! If you agree with me up-vote this comment!”. Source: Netease "Trial Begins for…
  • Newlywed Files For Divorce After Wife Refuses To Have Sex

    Simon Cooper
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    A couple from Xinyu have divorced on grounds of a sexless marriage. Mr. Liu said that Miss Li first used her period as reason for not having intercourse, but subsequently invented all manner of excuses to decline him. After six months, Liu decided to file a lawsuit against Li, requesting divorce and the reimbursement of his betrothal gifts, to which she agreed. Li said she refused Liu as they weren’t well acquainted, and was hastened into marriage by her family after turning 30 and meeting him through an acquaintance. Many netizens pitied Liu, and thought that Li had caused unnecessary…
  • Chinese Diplomat Killed In Somalian Suicide Bomb Attack

    Simon Cooper
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:57 am
    A Chinese diplomat has been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Somalia which killed 13 and injured over 40. The incident occurred outside the Jazeera Palace hotel in Mogadishu after an Al-Shabaab bomber rammed a truck packed with explosives into the building’s protective blast walls. The explosion destroyed one side of the building, which was one of most secure in the city, being home to the embassies of China, Egypt and Qatar, and often had visits from reporters, diplomats, and other representatives. Many netizens felt having an embassy in Somalia was pointless. Source: Netease "Chinese…
  • School Leader On Probation After KTV Sex Video Circulates

    Simon Cooper
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:47 pm
    A middle school leader based in Qin’an county has been put on probation for a year after a video of him having sex with female school teacher in a private KTV room was circulated on the internet. Fu Guotian was removed from duty and had his pay cut after the Tianshui and Qin’an Commissions for Discipline Inspection intervened with an investigation upon seeing the dimly-lit scene at which another female was also present. Netizens were outraged with the punishment given, with one saying it was tantamount to aiding and abetting ill behavior. Source: Netease "School Leader On Probation…
 
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    China Briefing News

  • A Step by Step Guide to Remitting Dividends Overseas

    China Briefing
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    A key aspect of doing business in China is sending dividends to the overseas parent company. However, due to the capital controls China has in place, companies must go through several procedures before being able to send the funds abroad. The post A Step by Step Guide to Remitting Dividends Overseas appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China’s New NGO Legislation: A Blessing or Curse for Foreign NGOs?

    China Briefing
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    China’s National People’s Congress has released the second draft of the Law on the Administration of Overseas Non-Government Organizations, which will allow for foreign NGOs to establish an office in China. NGOs are still banned from profit making, political, or religious activities. The post China’s New NGO Legislation: A Blessing or Curse for Foreign NGOs? appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Employer Branding in China: Attracting Chinese Employees

    China Briefing
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Hiring competent and qualified staff is an integral step in the establishment of any company, and this is particularly true for foreign enterprises. For companies planning to operate within China, employing Chinese nationals can be particularly useful in overcoming linguistic, legal, and cultural barriers. The post Employer Branding in China: Attracting Chinese Employees appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Regulatory Brief: Foreign Companies Allowed to Manufacture and Sell Video Game Consoles in China

    China Briefing
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:35 am
    In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we talk about the new policy which allows foreign companies to sell video game consoles in China, the removed restrictions on the minimum registered capital of the internet-based cultural companies and the simplified business registration procedure in Tianjin. The post China Regulatory Brief: Foreign Companies Allowed to Manufacture and Sell Video Game Consoles in China appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Using Virtual Offices to Save Operational Costs in China

    China Briefing
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:55 pm
    In response to the rising cost of office space in China, an increasing number of businesses are opting for virtual offices. A virtual office is an office solution which allows companies to establish a presence in a city — without a dedicated office space. The post Using Virtual Offices to Save Operational Costs in China appeared first on China Briefing News.
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    The China Observer

  • [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…
  • How Should Western Multinationals View Chinese Companies Going Global?

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

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

  • 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…
  • China’s Incendiary Market Is Fanned by Borrowers and Manipulation — The New York Times

    admin
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:48 pm
    – – China’s Incendiary Market Is Fanned by Borrowers and Manipulation By DAVID BARBOZA   JULY 12, 2015 – SHANGHAI — At the height of the frenzy for Chinese stocks, just about every company was a winner. An online gaming start-up was valued at $7 billion. Shares in a fireworks company that had moved into finance shot up 300 percent. A struggling property developer was transformed into a stock market darling, just by changing its name to suggest it was an Internet company. Then there was the case of Beijing Baofeng Technology, an online video company whose stock price…
  • Can Mass Smuggling Help China’s Sagging Economy?

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:53 pm
    – As it struggles with a weakening economy and now a bearish stock market, China has recently taken two giant steps to stimulate the transition to a consumer-led economy. One is official policy and the other is a more spontaneous, chaotic, possibly illegal but ultimately perhaps more effective. In May, China announced it would slash tariffs on a range of goods from imported shoes to cosmetics to lower prices and boost spending at home. The other step may do more in the short-term for lowering high consumer prices in China and narrowing the gap with goods sold in neighboring Hong Kong.
 
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    China Internet Watch

  • China’s Mobile Car Calling Market from 2014 to 2015

    Amy Wang
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Kuaidi and Didi mobile car calling apps still rank first in China’s car calling market by usage rate according to iiMedia Research. Carpooling will become the next focus of competitions in China’s car calling market. Public transportation is primary transportation in China’s first-tier and second-tier cities when mobile phone users go to work, which accounts for 42.8%. Public transportation system in first and second-tier cities is more sophisticated and less expensive, thus it is the main means to go to work among most mobile phone users. Brand awareness of Kuaidi ONE and…
  • Uber China Valued Over $6 Billion in July 2015

    Amy Wang
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    According to Leiphone.com, Uber China recently launched a second round of financing; the company’s valuation is between US$6 billion and US$7 billion in July 2015. Since entering the Chinese market, Uber China has been developing very rapidly. The growth rate in the Chinese market is far higher than the global average level. Uber currently planned to expand Chinese markets before the end of the year to 40 cities across China; and 100 cities by the end of next year. In addition, Leiphone once reported that Uber may set up a new company in China to achieve better development. Uber’s…
  • Over 100 Million Chinese Travelled Abroad in 2014

    CIW Team
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Recently Hotels.cn released the fourth ” Survey on Chinese tourists traveling abroad in 2015″, which reveals that the sustained and steady growing China’s overseas travel market has brought enormous business opportunities to the global tourism and hotels. In 2014, the number of Chinese traveled abroad exceeded for the first time 107 million, with an increase of 20%. And the latest annual survey also shows that the high-tech and younger generation and more affluent tourists has become the main force in the growth of the population. Since 2012, China had been the largest…
  • How Many Chinese Students Studying Overseas Compared with Others?

    Cecilia
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    China “exports” the most number of students studying overseas in the world according to a UNSCO’s report. China and India, which have the most people in the world, also have the most students studying overseas in 2012. In 2012, Chinese overseas students reached 694,400, ranking the top in the world, followed by India and South Korea with 189,500 and 123,700 overseas students respectively. Also read: China Tourists Travel Intention Study 2015
  • China Online Retail Exceeded $265B in H1 2015

    Amy Wang
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In H1 2015, China online retail market reached RMB 1645.9 billion (USD 265.126 billion) with a YoY growth of 39.1%. According to data of China National Bureau of Statistics, the total retail value of social consumer goods accounted for RMB 14157.7 billion (USD 2280.557 billion) in H1 2015, with an increase of 10.4% (10.5% if price factors excluding) year on year,0.2 percentage points lower than last year. Consumer goods above designated units got RMB 6625.6 billion (USD 1067.268 billion), an increase of 7.4%.   In the first half of 2015, the retail value of urban consumer goods was RMB…
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    China Hope Live

  • Wait wait wait… we’re supposed to *spit out* the exoskeleton?

    Joel 大江
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    This Chinese seafood buffet lunch party was already getting out of hand… Silkworm chrysalis (), a common BBQ option in Qingdao, China. …when I noticed that the guy I was eating silkworm chrysalises with was spitting out the exoskeletons — like they were watermelon seeds or something. According to him and another friend I asked later at a different event, most people don’t swallow the exoskeletons of these big ones (the small ones, apparently, everyone just crunches down.) The next day at the gym one of the trainers brought it up because he’d seen my Weixin post.
  • Family picnic in Licun Park, Qingdao, China

    Joel 大江
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    A family picnic in Qingdao’s Licun Park.We are so thankful to live not far from 。
  • Dog castle contest?

    Joel 大江
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Sure, why not, eh? At the Sculpture Park near the west end of Shilaoren Beach, Qingdao, China.
  • Making friends on a Qingdao sidewalk

    Joel 大江
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Our daughter making friends on the sidewalk.
  • Chinese taxi drivers wield dual smart phones

    Joel 大江
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    This is a common sight in Qingdao taxis, drivers using two smart phones simultaneously, each running a different taxi app ( and ): It’s also not uncommon for them to both be broadcasting each new potential fare, both dinging and announcing destinations aloud over top of each other throughout your entire ride. But generally speaking, Chinese tolerance for noise pollution is higher than ours.
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    East Asia & Pacific on the rise - Making development work for all

  • Empowerment for social change in the Philippines

    Melanie Sison
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    All eyes are on her as she stands up. Her impassioned voice is a magnet, pulling people’s attention. Her tone is resolute and confident, almost like a political candidate campaigning to get votes. The woman, however, is not a politician, although the work she is doing is also for the good of her locality. Rather, she is a community volunteer of Kalahi-CIDSS (Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan; Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services), the community-driven development (CDD) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines. Putting…
  • 中国的新增银行账户数提升了全球普惠金融数据

    Eric Duflos
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:24 am
    根据2014全球普惠金融数据库(Global Findex)信息,中国每10个成年人中有将近8人拥有银行账户,比2011年增长15个百分点。过去三年,全球没有银行账户的人数从25亿降至20亿, 来自中国的贡献最为重要。事实上,2014Findex数据显示,全世界5亿新增加的拥有银行账户的成年人中,超过三分之一(1.8 亿)生活在中国。  这一数据库显示出三种积极的发展态势。1、村人口和贫困人口在新增的拥有银行账户的成年人中占比颇高…
  • New accounts in China drive global financial inclusion figures

    Eric Duflos
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:18 am
    Nearly eight in 10 adults in China now have a bank account, according to the 2014 Global Findex. This represents a 15 percentage point increase since 2011. According to the survey, the number of global unbanked has decreased from 2.5 billion to 2 billion in the past three years, and China’s progress has been a major driver of this change. In fact, the 2014 Findex found that of the world’s 500 million newly banked adults, more than one third (180 million) live in China. Three positive trends emerge from this data. 1. Rural and poor people constitute many of the “newly banked” adults.
  • 高铁带来交通便利带动欠发达地区发展

    Gerald Ollivier
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    南广高速铁路是目前世界银行在中国支持的六个铁路建设项目之一,也是近期投入运行的三条铁路之一。南广高铁全长576公里,连接广西、广东两省区。…
  • In China, high-speed rail increases mobility and drives growth in underdeveloped regions

    Gerald Ollivier
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:51 am
    Nanguang Railway is one of six rail lines currently supported by the World Bank in China and one of three that recently became operational. With a route length of 576 kilometers (358 miles), it connects the capital cities of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guangdong Province of China.    Guangxi is rich in natural resources and home to dozens of ethnic minorities. But economic development has been relatively slow there compared with coastal regions in China. The high-speed railway system will help tap into Guangxi’s natural resources by bringing in more business…
 
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    GoChengdoo

  • What's on Chengdu July 24 - 26

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
    FRIDAY | JULY 24 Chengdu Jazz @ Little Bar with 11 & Bossma Band. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Manxinyu @ Hongxing 35 Accordian concert. RMB100 (pre-sale RMB90) Starts at 9 p.m. CA1XR album release concert @ Minilive Chinese electronica. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB30) Starts at 9 p.m. A Poem in time @ NASA Chinese rap with Lu1, Skip, Mintone. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) Starts at 8 p.m. Zhang Zhi & Traveller @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) Starts at 8.30 p.m. House meets Disco @ Tag with Daniel & Marco. Free entrance SATURDAY | JULY 25 Jiangming @ Little Bar Space Chinese…
  • What's on Chengdu July 17 - 19

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    FRIDAY | JULY 17 Elodie Rama @ Little Bar French soul/ jazz. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) Starts at 8 p.m. Monkey Legion @ Little Bar Space Chengdu nu-metal. RMB60 (RMB50) Starts at 8.30 p.m. Summer Folk @ Machu Picchu 2 with Zhang Ruoshui, Jiabaasan, Zhongshenhongyu. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 8.30 p.m. My house is your house and your house is my house @ Tag with Hallo Bangkok, Gennady, Bchir. Free entrance SATURDAY | JULY 18 Love & Hate @ U37 Solo concert with Achang. Free entrance Starts at 8.30 p.m. Xie Feng @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB30 Starts at 8.30 p.m. The Sound of Young…
  • What's on Chengdu July 10 - 12

    7 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    FRIDAY | JULY 10 Silver Ash @ Little Bar Space Chinese rock. RMB120 (pre-sale RB90) Starts at 8.30 p.m. Guigonzi @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB30 Starts at 8.30 p.m. House meets Disco @ Tag with Darek Wang & Marco. Free entrance SATURDAY | JULY 11 Ericred Unplugged @ U37 Chinese rock. Free entrance Starts at 8.30 p.m. Waner @ Lotus Palace Chengdu Beatbox party. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 4 p.m. Melody Fall @ Little Bar Italian punk. Support: GaiWaEr. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) Starts at 8 p.m Ariana Yekrangi & Duan Longji @ Machu Picchu 2 Classical guitar duet. RMB40 (pre-sale RMB30)…
  • What's on Chengdu July 3 - 5

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    FRIDAY | JULY 3 Ericred @ Little Bar Space Chinese rock. Support: Hi Person. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) Starts at 8.30 p.m. Lee Lan @ Minilive Chinese pop. RMB222 Starts at 7 p.m. Conrank @ Tag Support: DJs Cvalda, Luna. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB30) Starts at 9 p.m. SATURDAY | JULY 4 Aluna George @ Little Bar Space UK electro-pop. Support: Miss Ko (Taiwan) & Liu Li Chang. Free entrance. Starts at 8.30 p.m. Island Party @ Tag with Flip, Ben Huang, Kaize, Gennday, A Bridge, Blue, Rui, May & Xiao Long. RMB180 (pre-sale RMB120) Northern Ireland Rock & Roll @ U37 with Pat. Free entrance Starts at 8.30 p.m.
  • What's on Chengdu June 26 - 28

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    FRIDAY | JUNE 26 Alenko @ Little Bar Swiss electro-pop. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) Starts at 8 p.m. Zengnan @ U37 Chinese folk. Free entrance Starts at 8.30 p.m. SATURDAY | JUNE 27 Kousuke Atari @ Jincheng Art Palace Japanese folk/ pop. RMB180 - 480 Starts at 8 p.m. Sparrow @ Little Bar Chinese post-rock. Support: Sinkers. RMB60 - 80 Starts at 8 p.m. Xiao Zhou @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 8.30 p.m. SUNDAY | JUNE 28 Caina Wangmu @ Minilive Chinese pop. Starts at 4 p.m. The One @ Little Bar Space Chengdu rock with Monkey Legion, Sinkers, Huyashu, Asymmetry, Shiyi.
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    QualityInspection.org

  • How a Mobile App can Help Quality Control Inspectors

    Renaud Anjoran
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Over the past 10 years, most buying offices have pushed their inspectors to switch from paperwork to a laptop, and to prepare their reports on Microsoft Excel or Word. It means many details (including photos) can be reported. But it is an inefficient process. Switching from laptop to an app on a tablet is the next step. We have worked on a nice infographic to explain the benefits it provides. Here it is: More details at www.syncontrol.com. The post How a Mobile App can Help Quality Control Inspectors appeared first on QualityInspection.org.
  • Managing your Product’s Life Cycle

    Renaud Anjoran
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Every product has a life cycle. Think of a car: it comes out on the market and attracts attention, then gets more common on the roads, then needs a redesign, and after some time most models’ production gets stopped. When it comes to most consumer goods bought from China, new designs are often copied very fast — sometimes with the active help from the manufacturer! That lifecycle is broken down into a number of different stages, as shown in the model below: I broke down the different phases. 1. Product Lifecycle Part 1 1.1 Design and Introduction This stage mainly concerns the…
  • Don’t Count on QC Inspectors to Stop a Faulty Product Design

    Renaud Anjoran
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A QC inspection can be very useful in preventing a batch of defective or dangerous products from being shipped. But some importers seem to have excessive expectations as to what a QC inspector can do. What is an inspection of finished products in a factory? It is the examination of these products’ characteristics against a set of specifications and/or an approved sample. Nothing more. So the organized importer prepares a series of checkpoints that are as specific and detailed as possible, a list of potential defects, and an approved sample. Now, what happens when the product’s design is…
  • Tablets for QC Inspection: iPad, Android, or Windows?

    Renaud Anjoran
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    As I wrote before, we have been working hard on developing a mobile app that allows our inspectors to work on a tablet. We got to a point where it works really well on iPad. But we have had to run tests on other types of tablets at the request of a few buying offices that are interested in using our app for their own inspectors. I guess many people in the industry are planning to go the same route, and I thought a comparison of the 3 big alternatives (iPad, Android, and Windows tablets) would be interesting. 1. iOS tablets Pros: Great hardware. Very stable. iPad Mini (8.9’’ display)…
  • You Don’t Have to Use an Incoterm when Buying from China

    Renaud Anjoran
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Incoterms are standard terms that help two parties (a buyer and a seller involved in an international transaction) determine precisely who pays for transportation, who pays for import duties, who manages documents, and who takes what risks. They are part of the standardization efforts that made international business easier (along with shipping containers, letters of credit, etc.). Wikipedia outlines the incoterms and explains them one by one. Most importers who buy full containers choose FOB rather than CIF or EXW terms, usually for good reason. However, what many companies don’t…
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    Joop.in

  • 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!
  • In the DonaldDuck

    Joop
    21 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Working at the Kids and Teens department is always interesting; The editors and the drawers of DonaldDuck get their jokes and inspiration from all sorts of places, even around the office. They ‘used’ me to make a character in an actual duck story; I’m a geeky guy who drives around a celebrity – how cool is that! If you want to read it, get a copy of the latest TrosKompas!
  • Mont Ventoux, je ne suis pas fou

    Joop
    10 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    If you wanted to watch the Tour de France in the 70s, you had it rough, it was a daily 20 min B&W summary filmed from a single angle. However, my dad did become an avid fan and took up cycling himself. Together with his friends they climbed the famous mountains like Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Madeleine and the steep Mont Ventoux themselves. Their sport bonded the group and they are cycling together to this day. Moving on to may 2015, my dad was picking a cottage for our yearly family get-together, unsurprisingly he picked one at the foot of that very Mont Ventoux. Our whole family took…
 
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    MyBrownBaby

  • Homeschooling Black Children: This Is How (and Why!) This Mom Does It. Plus: a Book Giveaway!

    MyBrownBaby Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Homeschooling Black children took a whole 'nother meaning after this white mom of brown children saw Black history ignored in her children's school. The post Homeschooling Black Children: This Is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dear Walmart, Where’s Black Barbie?

    MyBrownBaby Staff
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When a Black mom can't find a Black Barbie in her local superstore, she's forced to have conversations with her toddler she's not ready to and doesn't want to have. So she's penned a letter getting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Talk to White Children About Race: Here’s How To Avoid Raising Another Rachel Dolezal

    MyBrownBaby Staff
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Want to avoid raising a delusional kid who thinks being Black is "cool"? Consider these tips for how to talk to white children about race. The post How to Talk to White Children About Race:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Importance of Happy Birthdays: Celebrations Aren’t Just For Kids

    Denene Millner
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Everybody deserves recognition on their birthday, but I didn't realize how important this is until my daddy turned 75 and made this stunning revelation. The post The Importance of Happy Birthdays:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • An Open Letter to Sleep (From an Exhausted Parent)

    Denene Millner
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    A new dad to twins realizes that he may never have the relationship with sleep that he used to have. At least he has a sense of humor about it. The post An Open Letter to Sleep (From an Exhausted... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Speaking of China

  • How Being “Married to China” Changed How I Celebrate My Wedding Anniversary

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    When July rolls around, I’m guaranteed two things – plenty of sultry summer weather (especially here in Hangzhou, considered one of China’s “furnace” cities) and the yearly round of congratulations from American friends and family on another wedding anniversary with Jun. Nowadays it comes virtually through e-mails and Facebook messages; when we used to live in the US, it would arrive via greeting cards with silver-embossed print and sentimental prose neatly tucked into pale pink envelopes.As a child and adolescent, I watched my parents mark their yearly wedding anniversaries with…
  • Guest Post: Six Questions Chinese-Foreigner Couples Should Discuss Before Having Kids in China

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    While I’m married without children in China, many foreigners — like American Charlotte, a freelance writer in small town China who blogs at Chinese Potpourri — have chosen to start a family here. (Longtime readers might remember Charlotte from her unforgettable love story titled “I Want To Be Your Slave For The Rest of My Life”.) But as Charlotte has learned, having kids in China with your Chinese spouse involves a lot more than just “basics like a starry night themed nursery versus a jungle one.” Would you like to share your wisdom with the readers of…
  • Pub’d in The Wall Street Journal: “Married Without Children in China: Dealing with the Pressure in a Baby-Centric Country”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    I can’t believe I’m writing this — my article was just published in The Wall Street Journal!It’s titled “Married Without Children in China: Dealing With the Pressure in a Baby-Centric Country” and is featured in the WSJ Expat blog. Here’s an excerpt:When I stepped into our muggy kitchen the other night to start dinner, I never guessed my husband, Jun, a native of the Hangzhou, China, region where we live, would turn up the unbearable summer heat with one simple statement.“The other day, my aunt asked me when we’re going to have a…
  • On Love in Other Languages, Being Called Laopo & More (from the Archives)

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    If my July 2015 was a person, it would be one of those diehard boot camp sergeants yanking you out of bed at 5am and hounding you into exhaustion. Welcome to my busy summer (and please excuse me if I happen to keel over in the middle of this blog post).Fortunately, one of the joys of blogging for more than six years is that you’ve amassed a wealth of content (including a lot of cool articles that, chances are, many of you haven’t read yet). This week, I’m sending you to the archives to enjoy three of my classic articles from 2011, which are also personal favorites of…
  • 照片随笔:我即将登上中央电视台了!

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    作者:Jocelyn Eikenburg  译者:任彦南(翻译自《Photo Essay: I’m Going to Be on CCTV (China Central…
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    Hidden Harmonies China Blog

  • An Interview with Deng Xiaoping

    Ray
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    The following is an interview given by Deng Xiaoping to the Italian Oriana Fallaci on August 21 and 23, 1980. I have included Deng’s original Chinese language version at the bottom. The English translation credit goes to People’s Daily of China. It gives very good insight to Deng. Oriana Fallaci: Will Chairman Mao’s portrait above Tiananmen Gate be kept there? Deng Xiaoping: It will, forever. In the past there were too many portraits of Chairman Mao. They were hung everywhere. That was not proper and it didn’t really show respect for Chairman Mao. It’s true that…
  • Position Paper of the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Matter of Jurisdiction in the South China Sea Arbitration Initiated by the Republic of the Philippines

    Allen
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    On December 7, 2014, the Chinese government released a position paper on why the UNCLOS Arbitration initiated by Philippines should be dismissed as groundless.  Below is a copy.  For me personally, it’s interesting reading it after I have conducted my own extensive research in the area in writing my own paper on the topic last June.  The Chinese position paper has cited the relevant laws correctly, but I feel my paper dove into the legal issues deeper and more comprehensively.  The Chinese position paper however does include a lot of events that are relevant to understanding the…
  • Political Correctness

    N.M.Cheung
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    In U.S., despite the popularity of Bill Maher, political correctness is a serious business, especially in academia. Any inadvertent comment or joke about race and rape will be attacked as racism or misogyny. Recently Hong Kong media published a conversation of Zhu Wei Qun, he was an official who was involved in negotiation with representatives of Dalai Lama, and Alai, a Tibetan writer, on the question of Chinese minority policies, whether a more flexible policy is needed to reduce tensions. Alai feel as many African-Americans here feel, that too much emphasis on affirmative action or quotas,…
  • So China is Doomed Because of a 30% market crash … ?

    Allen
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    The news is abuzz with China’s recent stock market crash.  The naysayers are all coming out.  Not that they were ever hiding, but now it’s a parade – with horns and drums to toot! Some reports are however darn right silly.  For example in this CNBS report titled How China might have given itself a black eye, a reporter would first accuse China of committing the sin of fighting in vain against market forces, then accusing China of not being able to do enough. Then there are outlets like Wall Street Journal pronouncing China is doomed to fail, and then a few days later…
  • Okinawa, Taiwan, and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in United States–Japan–China Relations

    Allen
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    This is not the first time I have read and linked to articles in The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus that I find sensible, instead of the misinformation and disinformation we see so often preached in Western press and Japanese press. I thought this article by Kimie Hara gives a more balanced Japanese view of the issue of territorial dispute between China and Japan and (ultimately, I suppose) U.S.  A pdf copy from the site downloaded today is archived below.
 
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    Shanghai > articles

  • Good News: Foreigners Are Now Welcome to Camp!

    jchang4
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Date: Jul 30th 2015 2:14p.m. Contributed by: jchang4 Minor chaos emerged a couple of weeks ago after a Briton was denied access to pitch up a tent at Dongping National Forest Park due to his foreign citizenship. However, the park director, surnamed Huang, has announced this week shortly after the incident that foreigners are now welcome to camp at the national park on Chongming Island.    The Shanghai Daily reported on Tuesday that non-Chinese citizens will immediately be able to take advantage of the public camping facility provided they bring their passports. In addition, they…
  • 3 Tea Cocktails in Shanghai

    cityweekend
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Date: Jul 24th 2015 6:02p.m. Contributed by: cityweekend Drink your tea and get drunk, too, with these tea cocktails...     Speak Low   Speak Low's namesake cocktail is the drink that mixologist and owner Shingo Gokan used to win the Bacardi Global Legacy Cocktail Competition in 2012. Japanese matcha tea is a vital ingredient that gives the drink a rich forest green hue, while sherry and two types of Bacardi serve as the base. It arrives in a rocks glass on a wooden tray with two slabs of chocolate. The Speak Low is lip-pursingly bitter if you sip it on its own, but bite into…
  • Dining News & Gossip: August 2015

    dominicngai
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Date: Jul 30th 2015 12:07p.m. Contributed by: dominicngai The long-anticipated Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill has finally opened its doors in Xintiandi. Located right next to Oreno, which is also managed by Xiao Nan Guo, the two restaurants’ menus share some similarities. Wolfgang Puck offers up a range of middle-of-the-road Mediterranean fare with a strong leaning to the Italian side: A quarter of the menu is devoted to pizzas, and several pasta options are listed in the entrées section.     Speaking of pizzas, British chain PizzaExpress has just launched their new…
  • The Dish: How Important Is a Restaurant's Location?

    chefhu
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Date: Jul 23rd 2015 1:18p.m. Contributed by: chefhu In my cooking youth, I always took issue with the old adage, “Location! Location! Location!” It seemed to disregard talent or dedication and reduce the success of my chosen profession to the whims of the real estate gods. Just like Kevin Costner’s dad told him in Field of Dreams, I liked to imagine that if I built it, they would come.   In Chinese, they say “ jiuxiang bupa xiangzishen,” basically translating to: If the product is good, you can be down the deepest alley and your customers will still…
  • Book Review: Peking Picnic

    cityweekend
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Date: Jul 24th 2015 12:28p.m. Contributed by: cityweekend What a discovery! Recently reissued, Peking Picnic was the first novel by Mary Dolling Sanders (pen name Ann Bridge), a diplomat’s wife who traveled the world before becoming a successful author. It’s set in 1920s Peking, in a book published in 1932, meaning that Sanders didn’t know about the massive changes coming; she was just describing her world. Based on the title, we expected a dated tale of the high jinks of privileged gin-sippers. Instead, it’s a superb, subtle and moving novel.   The book contains…
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    The China Observer

  • [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…
  • How Should Western Multinationals View Chinese Companies Going Global?

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

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

  • How Being “Married to China” Changed How I Celebrate My Wedding Anniversary

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    When July rolls around, I’m guaranteed two things – plenty of sultry summer weather (especially here in Hangzhou, considered one of China’s “furnace” cities) and the yearly round of congratulations from American friends and family on another wedding anniversary with Jun. Nowadays it comes virtually through e-mails and Facebook messages; when we used to live in the US, it would arrive via greeting cards with silver-embossed print and sentimental prose neatly tucked into pale pink envelopes.As a child and adolescent, I watched my parents mark their yearly wedding anniversaries with…
  • Guest Post: Six Questions Chinese-Foreigner Couples Should Discuss Before Having Kids in China

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    While I’m married without children in China, many foreigners — like American Charlotte, a freelance writer in small town China who blogs at Chinese Potpourri — have chosen to start a family here. (Longtime readers might remember Charlotte from her unforgettable love story titled “I Want To Be Your Slave For The Rest of My Life”.) But as Charlotte has learned, having kids in China with your Chinese spouse involves a lot more than just “basics like a starry night themed nursery versus a jungle one.” Would you like to share your wisdom with the readers of…
  • Pub’d in The Wall Street Journal: “Married Without Children in China: Dealing with the Pressure in a Baby-Centric Country”

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    I can’t believe I’m writing this — my article was just published in The Wall Street Journal!It’s titled “Married Without Children in China: Dealing With the Pressure in a Baby-Centric Country” and is featured in the WSJ Expat blog. Here’s an excerpt:When I stepped into our muggy kitchen the other night to start dinner, I never guessed my husband, Jun, a native of the Hangzhou, China, region where we live, would turn up the unbearable summer heat with one simple statement.“The other day, my aunt asked me when we’re going to have a…
  • On Love in Other Languages, Being Called Laopo & More (from the Archives)

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    If my July 2015 was a person, it would be one of those diehard boot camp sergeants yanking you out of bed at 5am and hounding you into exhaustion. Welcome to my busy summer (and please excuse me if I happen to keel over in the middle of this blog post).Fortunately, one of the joys of blogging for more than six years is that you’ve amassed a wealth of content (including a lot of cool articles that, chances are, many of you haven’t read yet). This week, I’m sending you to the archives to enjoy three of my classic articles from 2011, which are also personal favorites of…
  • 照片随笔:我即将登上中央电视台了!

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    作者:Jocelyn Eikenburg  译者:任彦南(翻译自《Photo Essay: I’m Going to Be on CCTV (China Central…
 
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    Chengdu Living

  • 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…
  • 7 Awesome Chengdu Groups to Join

    Dan
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:05 pm
    WeChat: hub for Chengdu groups If you’re new to Chengdu or even if you’ve been here for a while, it can sometimes feel like it’s hard to find new activities to do or new groups of people to hang out with. Chengdu Living contributor Hyobin posted a great guide recently on Living with Purpose in Chengdu, a huge part of which is “finding your community.” Until recently, I find myself falling into a routine: seeing the same people, eating at the same restaurants, going to the same places to hang out, and so on. And as much as I love those people and places, I know…
  • Podcast Ep. #14: Summertime in Chengdu

    The Podcast Robot
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:24 am
    Summer is here! This episode is inspired by the explosion of sub-communities and meet-up groups in the expat scene, from group bike rides to game nights to writing groups. Beyond that, we discuss a recent article on Living with Purpose in Chengdu,  WeChat as a tool for organization, music festivals in Chengdu, and places of interest in and around Chengdu. Tune in for some suggestions on how to spend your free time and find your kindred spirits! Download & Stream Links Here are links to download or open the podcast in iTunes: Download the Podcast Open in iTunes Or click below to listen…
  • Podcast Ep. #13: MMA in China with Vaughn “Blud” Anderson

    The Podcast Robot
    29 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Vaughn “Blud” Anderson, who has been a professional fighter in China for over a decade. In that time, Vaughn has competed with, judged and hosted professional fights all across China and elsewhere across Asia. We talk about mixed martial arts in China, the traditions of kung fu and how they fit into the the modern art of competitive fighting, and so much more. Vaughn is not only an expert on competitive fighting but also very knowledgeable on China itself, having spent over a decade training here and working with a wide cast of…
  • How to Live with Purpose in Chengdu

    Guest Contributor
    28 May 2015 | 12:47 am
    This guest post was authored by first-time contributor Hyobin Sung, a Korean American who’s been in Chengdu since 2011. During her time in Chengdu’s, she’s been a community organizer and has more recently been running a local second hand shop called Second Hand Second Story. You can spot her around Chengdu on her bamboo bicycle loaded with donations, or online at her website. How one defines purpose in life differs from person to person. Some may define it as finding work-life balance, some may call it finding happiness or being successful, rich and famous. What I believe is…
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    Beijing Cream

  • Beijing Blend: What Was Up With Those Beijing Spartans?

    Beijing Blend
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    Hunky Spartans took over Beijing this week… well, for an hour or so, until the Persians cops arrived. It was good while it lasted. Also: China’s fu’erdai get an education on selfies. 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 Kylie Purcell and Stanley Tsang
  • Beijing Blend: UNIQLO

    Beijing Blend
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The fallout is in from last week’s Uniqlo fitting room sexcapade, and it doesn’t look good for one certain young couple. You know who does always look good? Beijing Blend hosts. Here they are talking about the most-talked-about social media story of the year. Beijing Blend is an e-magazine/news digest that blends China culture and conversation. Follow them on Twitter, and come back every Tuesday for a new episode in this ongoing video series. Filmed at Beijing’s Bookworm, hosted this week by Kylie Purcell and Michael Kaufman
  • Uniqlo Sex Video Fallout: Six (!) Arrested, Sina And Tencent Reprimanded

    Anthony Tao
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Authorities were not happy about that Uniqlo fitting room sex video. Reports the LA Times: The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s Internet watchdog, reprimanded two of the nation’s main web portals, Sina and Tencent, for failing to stop the spread of the video, and police said they were investigating. On Sunday, Beijing police said they had  arrested the couple in the video and four others. According to Beijing TV, the police investigation is focused on two questions: first, who posted the video and second, whether the tape was a publicity stunt intended to drum up…
  • Dispatches From Xinjiang: Carolyn Drake’s Book Of Xinjiang Photography, “Wild Pigeon”

    Beige Wind
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Many fantastic reviews have been written about Carolyn Drake’s new book of Xinjiang photography Wild Pigeon. Ian Johnson from the New York Review of Books commented on her innovative use of participatory sketching and collage. Photobook Bristol asked Drake how her participatory approach shaped her editorial process. Sean O’Hagan at The Guardian focused on Drake’s attempts to capture a vanishing culture on film. Colin Pantallat in Photo-eye congratulated Drake on “destroying” her images and in doing so destroying the solipsism that so often accompanies a heroic…
  • The Government Hates That Uniqlo Sex Video. Let’s All Go Have Sex In Uniqlo

    Anthony Tao
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:27 am
    It doesn’t have to be Uniqlo. (Actually, better if it isn’t – spread the wealth.) It doesn’t even have to be a dressing room. But here’s an honest chance for us, the little people, to make a real difference in the fight against censorship: we can — by a simple bit of sex in a public place, a camera phone, and an Internet connection — show the world just how fucking dumb this fucking government can sometimes fucking be. Apologies for the split infinitives. We’ve been trying to do it with our page of porn sites not blocked in…
 
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    China Law Blog

  • China Manufacturing: The Fantasy And The Fiction

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Do you know what your China factory is making for you? A Facebook friend from China posted, Chinese Factory Worker Can’t Believe The Shit He Makes For Americans, and it is quickly getting likes, for good reason.  I urge you to read it and think about it both in the spirit in which it was intended, but also as somewhat of a gut check regarding the cultural differences between you (if you outsource your product manufacturing to China) and the factory workers who make your products. This article is not far off the mark and it nicely highlights why it is critical that you explain every…
  • China Joint Ventures: What Goes Around Comes Around

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Just read an article on the white hot (at least for millennials) web site Ozy.com, entitled, Surfing China’s Business Boom … Without Wiping Out. The theme of the article is that the incidence of joint ventures is rising in China as foreign companies and foreign businesspeople are finding it just too difficult to do business in China on their own. The Ozy article starts out discussing two foreigners, Charles Ezzell and Kaashiv Sampath, who are considering starting a restaurant in “Beijing’s trendy Sanlitun neighborhood. These two have planned just about everything but…
  • Buying Product From China? Don’t Forget U.S. State Laws

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/chris-priddy/'>Chris Priddy</a>
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    When buying from China, don’t forget the laws in your own country and state. Because your company is located in and/or conducts business in China, it is of course subject to China’s laws and regulations and should take steps to address Chinese compliance concerns. If the company exports products from China, it will also be subject to various laws in the importing country. If that importing country is the United States, your company may also need to consider regulatory requirements in those U.S. states to which the product is shipped, and in which the product is marketed and sold.
  • Don’t Get Lazy With Your China Employment Contracts

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/grace-yang/'>Grace Yang</a>
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    China’s laws protect China’s employees. They really really do. China law mandates written employment contracts with all (Chinese and expat) full-time employees. Those employment contracts must include the following provisions: Basic information about the employer and the employee, including place of work Duration of the contract A description of the work the employee will be performing Working hours and rest and leave time Wages and social insurance Applicable labor protections and labor conditions and protection against occupational hazards “Other matters required by relevant…
  • China Motion Picture Copyrights

    <a href='http://www.harrismoure.com/our-people/mathew-alderson'>Mathew Alderson</a>
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    I covered this topic during my recent webinar for the China-Britain Business Council about China Film Intellectual Property. Here is a summary of the main points I made. China joined WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) in 1980 and it introduced its first copyright law in 1990. China adopted modern intellectual property laws as a condition of joining the WTO (the World Trade Organization) in 2001. The amendments of 2001 were the first round of modernization of China’s copyright law. A second round came into force in 2010. A bill representing a third round of amendments is…
 
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    InternChina » Languages » English

  • 再见中国!Goodbye China!

    Hannah Ho
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:12 am
    你好!I can’t believe my time in China is nearly up! From living in international metropolis Shanghai for 6 months to moving to sunny picturesque Qingdao for 5 months, both cities couldn’t be any more different but I can finally say that I learned to appreciate beautiful Qingdao’s landscape and city! China is a remarkable country […]
  • Beach party in Qingdao!

    Elena Harrison
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    Ni Hao! So far I have been in Qingdao for a almost a month- crazy how quickly a month goes by! I have really enjoyed getting to know the team here and all of the other interns who all make the experience fun even when it gets busy here in the Qingdao office! Not sure if […]
  • Hi from Qingdao

    Lutz Aisenbrey
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Hello, my name is Yiqing Wang – or you can also call me Mike. I’m from Qingdao, just graduated from Qingdao No.2 Middle School, and have been an intern at the Internchina office in Qingdao since June 18th. In August, I’m going to the US to begin my undergraduate studies. As the new intern, I’m […]
  • The new Gate to China?

    Martin Schwarz
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Chengdu is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The enormous number of constructions in the South is one visual indicator for this fact. China’s “go west strategy” is really measurable in Chengdu. Every time while I am walking through Chengdu some questions coming through my mind, “What happens next? Where will be […]
  • Xi Jinping’s official state visit to the UK to go ahead in October 2015

    George Balkwill
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will be visiting the UK later this year during what will be the first official state visit of a Chinese leader in a decade. Did you know that in order to be considered an ‘Official’ state visit, the Royal Family has to formally hand out […]
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    China Stock Research - China Stock Research - News & Updates

  • Week in review – Jul 24, 2015

    25 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Last week’s trading in US-listed China stocks brought more losses, with the PowerShares Golden Dragon China ETF losing just over -1%, nearly reversing gains from the previous week. The Shanghai Composite added +2.9%, the third consecutive weekly gain since the domestic Chinese shares plunged over -30% from mid-June through the first week in July before policymakers intervened to halt the rout. Stocks in Hong Kong were also lower, dropping about -1%. Themes influencing trade during the week included some eco data (flash manufacturing PMI), and there were a slew of earnings releases in the US…
  • Eco data - Flash Manufacturing PMI for July 2015

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    The headline reading for the July 2015 Flash China Manufacturing PMI was 48.2, falling sharply from 49.4 in June, and matching lows last seen in April 2014. This month’s data was the fifth consecutive month where the index was signaling contraction, and continuing weakness in some key indexes suggested sustained headwinds. The production index led the charge lower, picking up the pace from June, and extended a five-month slide of lower readings, suggesting that activity levels remain weak. Both new orders and new export orders crossed into contraction territory vs. signaling expansion last…
  • Uniqlo closing JD.com (JD) store before the paint dries? Not a good sign.

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    News that apparel retailer Uniqlo plans to close its flagship store on JD.com (JD) came just a few short months after the initial announcement in early April. When the deal was first revealed, it clearly held high expectations for both firms. JD noted that Uniqlo was the first international retailer to use its warehousing services, validating its marketplace offering as ready for “prime time”. Uniqlo offered special discounts to JD.com customers and exclusive merchandise to promote the new channel, while emphasizing China as one of its most important overseas markets. News that the…
  • Eco data - Residential home prices for June 2015

    19 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Official home price data released over the weekend confirmed the reading from private survey results published earlier in the month: that the housing market in China continues to recover. On average, new home prices rose +0.2% during June, bringing the YoY change to -5.4%, and the average price for an existing home rose +0.3% MoM, narrowing the YoY change to -4.2%. June’s data marked the second consecutive month of sequential gains for new homes, and the third straight month of growth for existing homes. Decision makers in China have been relaxing policy across multiple fronts to support…
  • Slowdown in new A-share account openings continues

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Updated data provided by ChinaClear points to ongoing disinterest in domestic Chinese stock markets. New A-share account openings were barely over the half-million mark for the week ending July 10, 2015, the third week in a row of relatively unimpressive data following the late May and early June trend of over 1 million new accounts per week.  Seeing continued disinterest in the market suggests policymakers’ recent efforts to revive interest in A-shares has largely fallen flat, no doubt influenced by the near -30% rout which began in mid-June, and only paused after authorities…
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    Travel China Cheaper

  • Best Virtual Mailbox Services for Travelers (Plus Exclusive Discount Codes!)

    Josh
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    If you’ve ever wondered how to receive your postal mail while you’re traveling, you’ve arrived at the right place. Whether or not you have a permanent address, if you’re constantly on the move (or if you’ve moved abroad for a length of time), you know how important it is to have immediate access to your mail.Read More The post Best Virtual Mailbox Services for Travelers (Plus Exclusive Discount Codes!) appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • How to Setup Apple TV with a VPN Tutorial

    Josh
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The great thing about using a VPN while you’re living or traveling abroad is that you can watch some of your favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services even though they block such services outside certain geo-locations such as China. This is excellent if you want to watch Netflix on your laptop orRead More The post How to Setup Apple TV with a VPN Tutorial appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • 4 Things to Know about Camping in China

    Josh
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    As the sun slowly climbed the horizon, the hanging fog that was disrupting my view finally began to break revealing the beautiful panorama that I had come here to see: China’s Great Wall at sunrise. I had camped on the wall overnight, one of the most incredible experiences of my time here in China. It had beenRead More The post 4 Things to Know about Camping in China appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
  • How to Give Gifts in China

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

    Josh
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to traveling in China, most tourist opt to either fly or hop on a train. The reasoning is quite simple: flying is fast and trains are cheap. There are times, however, when China’s massive, intercity bus system is your best option. Perhaps the flights are too expensive or the train is tooRead More The post How to Travel by Bus in China (Plus Expert Tips) appeared first on Travel China Cheaper.
 
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    New Life ESL

  • Different Kinds of Schools in China & Who They’re Best For

    Monica
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Aside from gazing at a map and thinking of where you want to teach and how much you want to make in China, one of the more important questions you should be asking yourself is which kind of school you’ll be teaching at. After I took my TESOL course, I felt ready enough to teach a small class of young, cuddly kids. What I didn’t realize was that the training center I had signed a contract with also sent its teachers to public schools. This meant on the weekends and week day evenings I had my regular students that I would later be teaching for the next three years, and then a couple days…
  • Let’s Get Private: One to One Teaching in China

    Derrick
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    One To One Teaching – Why Should You Do It As ESL teachers, we can all empathize with the fact that we will likely not be staying in one specific country or even possibly having a career change after teaching for a certain amount of years. However, one thing a lot of teachers can agree on, is that after gaining experience in larger sized classrooms, switching to one to one teaching can be a game-changer, as far as income goes. Private lessons are becoming even more popular with students looking for an opportunity to study individually with their own teacher, meaning students can develop…
  • Xiamen City Guide – The Garden Island

    Guest
    8 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    Consistently ranked highly as a “suitable city for living”, as well as being named China’s “most romantic leisure city,” Xiamen offers an incredible environment to live in, accessible only by one of the four bridges from mainland China. Located in the south eastern province of Fujian and famous for its tree-lined beaches and fresh sea air, it’s easy to see why many locals want to escape the smoggy larger cities to visit Xiamen. Xiamen is a port city with long-standing history that includes being occupied by Japan for the duration of the Second World War. Xiamen offers history,…
  • Six Common Expat Mistakes

    Monica
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    As a previous small-town girl that was doing the Hohhot hustle for a good three years, I feel as if the capital has ruined me. I’m about to complete my first year in Beijing, and the only word I can find to describe it is “easy”. The upside: I’ve had my best friend visit me, I’ve had cheaper flights to other world capitals, I’ve become a published writer, I’ve had access to the over-priced western food I missed so dearly, I’ve been able to meet tons of new friends, I’ve learned how to online shop in China, drink a plethora of craft beer, and have some other awesome things…
  • Meet Kyle, The Man Determined To Help You Learn Mandarin

    Guest
    27 May 2015 | 3:47 am
        Can you introduce yourself? Hi I’m Kyle Balmer (白马楷)and I run Sensiblechinese.com, hanziwallchart.com and I’m a co-founder of WaiChinese. All are companies revolved around teaching the Chinese language to foreigners and helping them learn Mandarin well. Sensible Chinese is a blog with a focus on providing a sensible methodology for learning Chinese, Hanzi WallChart sells large Chinese character & word posters and digital goods and WaiChinese is California based startup using cutting-edge tech to teach the Chinese tones and pronunciation.   Where are…
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    The Vision Times » China

  • What to Do? Escaped Monkey Shows Up in Town, Steals Kitten, and Raises It

    Iris Lu
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A community in Guangzhou City has a new icon—a bold monkey that holds a kitten in his arms, and has been touring around the neighborhood for the past month. Local resident takes photos of the monkey while he is having dinner. (Image: Gzdaily.dayoo.com) The monkey showed up in this neighborhood with an iron chain on his neck. Local residents have no idea where it came from, or whether it escaped or was abandoned. At first, the monkey still had some fear of the local cats and dogs. Gradually, he became more bold, stealing people’s fruit and robbing food from people’s pets. The…
  • Organ Harvesting in China: Hard to Believe, but It’s Happening

    James Burke
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    When I initially heard that the Chinese state was killing large numbers of prisoners of conscience for their bodily organs, I was like most people—I was in a state of disbelief. The idea of innocent people being butchered to supply a lucrative illegal organ transplant industry was a crime too horrific to be contemplated. And the chief victims of this organ harvesting atrocity are not hardened death row criminals. They are instead mainly Falun Gong practitioners—people who are being persecuted by the communist authorities for their peaceful beliefs. Other prisoners of conscience targeted…
  • The Ancient Art of Chinese Pole Acrobatics

    Jessica Kneipp
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Historical records, such as mural paintings and brick carvings discovered in a Han Dynasty tomb in Chengdu, Szechuan Province, show that the origins of Chinese acrobatics date back more than 2,000 years. This type of acrobatics was developed mostly in the Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C.-A.D. 230)   The way European and American circuses developed in the past was by picking up novelty acts, often with the use of animals, and was partly driven by commercial needs. Chinese took a different approach, and just worked with what they already had to perfect their moves and presentation,…
  • A Free China?! There’s a Meme for That

    James Burke
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    A good meme is worth a thousand words. Typically, they’re smart, witty, and original. The best ones are also honest. We’ve done posts dedicated to memes before that have focused on certain issues—i.e., climate change—so it’s time we did one about the best memes going around about China under Communist Party rule. Many of the memes you see below have been sourced from the Facebook page Free China (which also has an Instagram account), so if you like what you see, be sure to check them out. As for a free China, that means a China not ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP),…
  • A Simple Lifestyle Is the Path to Longevity

    Yi Ming
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    The World Health Organization believes that four factors affect human lifespan. These are genetic, accounting for 15 percent; social and natural environment, accounting for 17 percent; level of healthcare, accounting for 8 percent; and lifestyle and diet, accounting for 60 percent. We can’t change the genetic factors, and the social and natural environments are not easily changed either, but we do have control over our lifestyle and dietary habits. The following are the five secrets to Alimihan’s longevity. Alimihan is 129 years old, and is recognized as the oldest living person in…
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    China Digital Review

  • Stock Crash Not Slowing U.S. Sales to China

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:49 pm
    While western media spins the China stock crash as the end of the Chinese economy, the middle class continues to boom and buy American products online. Excerpt:  “A report out in mid-July from the Brookings Institution says that less than 7 percent of urban Chinese own stock, preferring to invest in property, or to hold their money in bank savings accounts. So while none are immune to larger ripple effects in the economy, few are actually directly affected. What’s more, a white paper out Tuesday from e-commerce company PayPal, which went public last week, sheds light on the…
  • Two Beauties Below Yellow Mountain

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    Whether Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) makes you want to compose a quarto, or get it all down in an ink wash painting, as it has so many Chinese artists past and present, you’ll still be lucky to have had a few still moments above the clouds, free of the city, if not from tour group megaphones and college students screaming like escapees from a psych ward. Hopefully, after you descend, they’ll be no tour bus waiting for you to complete the head count. Then you can match wits with an avaricious driver who will squire you to the far south slope of Huangshan, to Xidi Village. No, it’s not…
  • Taylor Swift Lyrics Solve China

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Taylor Swift will soon be selling signature apparel online in China. Entering the China market is a bold move for a multinational corporation, let alone a 25-year-old chanteuse. No doubt she and her marketing team are getting a lot of advice on the associated risks. Fortunately, the answers to the most salient challenges are already contained in her song lyrics. Challenge: Government Censorship of Messaging Applicable Lyrics: I can read you like a magazine Ain’t it funny, rumors fly And I know you heard about me So hey, let’s be friends I’m dying to see how this one ends  …
  • Baby Tree Will Own China Community Ecommerce

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:55 am
    Online retailer Jumei is investing in Babytree, China’s premier parenting community. We predict this blend of community info first, ecommerce second will prove hugely successful, hopefully a catalyst for other sites till stuck chanting Jack Ma’s mantra “We are a platform.” Excerpt:BabyTree is the largest online parenting community in China, and is among the largest online parenting communities globally as ranked by traffic volume. Currently the DAU (daily active users) of BabyTree has surpassed 10 million. BabyTree.com, the website of the company, along with its…
  • Unilever Has No Lever for Chinese Online Consumers

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:55 am
    Unilever is planning comprehensive promotion of its brands via Alibaba, a good tactic, but not enough to out-position the upmarket brands that evolving Chinese online consumers prefer. Excerpt: “Unilever first opened a virtual store on Alibaba’s Tmall.com online shopping site in 2011 and added a Tmall Global flagship store in 2014. The agreement also appears to be a response to retailers reducing their stocks of the FMCG giant’s products in response to a slowing economy in 2014.” Full Story     The post Unilever Has No Lever for Chinese Online Consumers…
 
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    China Drug Consulting

  • CFDA Increases Medical Equipment and Medicines Registration Fee

    China Drug Consulting
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:59 pm
    In late May 2015, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) announced increases in application fees for registration of drugs and medical devices – effective immediately. Registration fee levied by the Government on imported pharmaceutical products will increase to $ 156,500, while the application for import generic drugs would cost $ 140,250. For imported Class II […] The post CFDA Increases Medical Equipment and Medicines Registration Fee appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • Drug Pricing Policy Change Doesn’t Cause a Substantial Price Increase

    China Drug Consulting
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:27 pm
    As we posted earlier, “The Notice on Promoting Drug Price Reform Advice” developed by the National Development and Reform Commission and other seven departments has formally implemented since June 1. Except for anesthesia and the first class psychoactive drugs, all the other medicines pricing are determined by the market since then. Reporters found that as […] The post Drug Pricing Policy Change Doesn’t Cause a Substantial Price Increase appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • China Released a Five-Year Health Plan

    China Drug Consulting
    12 Jun 2015 | 2:23 am
    March 30 this year, China’s State Council issued a series of targets, as the latest of China’s medical and health service system part of five-year plan. These reforms are expected to increase the demand for medical devices and pharmaceutical products in the Chinese market. The plan requires: By increasing medical benefits urban and rural residents, […] The post China Released a Five-Year Health Plan appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • Drug Registration Fees Rose by up to 1683%

    China Drug Consulting
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:12 pm
    On May 27, the State Food and Drug Administration issued “Drug, Medical Device Product Registration Fees” and “Drug Registration Fee Implementing Rules (Trial)“, “Medical Device Product Registration Fees Implementing Rules (Trial)“. With the new standards, CFDA adjusted medicines registration fees, and set new fee standard for medical devices. Drugs and medical devices registration fee is […] The post Drug Registration Fees Rose by up to 1683% appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • The End of 20-year China’s Government-Led Drug Pricing Measurement

    China Drug Consulting
    6 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    China’s largest drug pricing reform was finally settled. May 5, with the consent of the State Council, the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Human Resources and Social Security and other departments have jointly issued “The Notice on Promoting Drug Price Reform Advice“. The Notice decided, from June […] The post The End of 20-year China’s Government-Led Drug Pricing Measurement appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
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    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.
  • The Future of Forex Brokers in China

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    For Retail Forex Brokers one of the biggest enigmas is Forex Trading in China and trying to navigate the Forex Market there. The Chinese Market is very enticing for Brokers but is also one of the most complicated markets to understand. The regulatory environment can be best described as one great big grey area. Many […] The post The Future of Forex Brokers in China appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
  • Why the Chinese Market Crash Matters More Than Greece

    admin
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
    One of the problems with an immature and highly regulated market is exactly what we currently see happening in China. Neither the Chinese government or the Chinese investors (many of whom are new and completely uneducated) have no idea on how to respond to the Chinese Market crash. The government’s response has been to step […] The post Why the Chinese Market Crash Matters More Than Greece appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
  • Comparing the Different Forex Regulators

    admin
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:13 pm
    As Retail Forex has evolved over the years so too have the regulatory bodies that govern Forex Trading. It is a curious relationship that exists between the brokers and regulators and to say one regulator does a superior job protecting clients would be short sited. It is a balancing act for both forex brokers and […] The post Comparing the Different Forex Regulators appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
  • What a “No” Vote Means For Retail Forex Brokers

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    All last week Retail Forex Brokers were scrambling to prepare for what was supposed to be another SNB event. While the vote itself was not entirely surprising the EUR still fell over 1% at the start of trading. It appears that most Forex Brokers have weathered the storm of the Greek Referendum but it looks […] The post What a “No” Vote Means For Retail Forex Brokers appeared first on Forex Markets Live.
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