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  • Man Dies After Doing 56 Shots, Bartender Found Guilty of Manslaughter

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    Sabrina Toppa
    28 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    A bartender in France has been given a four-month suspended jail sentence after he served 56 shots to a customer who subsequently died, the Guardian reports. Gilles Crepin, 47, was convicted of manslaughter after Renaud Prudhomme, 56, died after a drinking contest in October 2014 at a bar in the town of Clermont-Ferrand in central France. The court was told that the bar displayed on a notice board the record number of shots that had been consumed on the premises and that Prudhomme wanted to beat the record. Crepin admitted that the display was a mistake because it encouraged Prudhomme to go…
  • Why China might still outperform India - Shaun Rein

    China Herald
    Fons Tuinstra
    27 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Shaun ReinAfter decades of stellar growth in China, some analysts have start to suggest India might actually overtake as the global economic wonder. Business analyst Shaun Rein is not on their side, he tells in CNBC, and explains why China might outperform India also in the future. What is his take on India?CNBC: Shaun Rein: I am more of an expert on China; more North-east Asia. So, what is happening is a lot of investors feel that the markets in China are going to continue to grow because the government is trying to offset the slowdown in the economy. They are also trying to offset the high…
  • Female Subway Beggars Resort to Groping When Refused Money

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    Simon Cooper
    27 May 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Netizens took to social networking site Weibo to report the phenomenon of female beggars on line 2 of the Wuhan subway groping their male targets when declined money. Upon refusal, they touch the male’s chest and face, put their arm around them, and act coquettishly. The activity often takes place on packed trains in full view of the other passengers, making the situation for many males incredibly awkward. Netizens’ reactions were mixed, some preferring to give money rather than be groped, but with others saying they would be happy to return the favor. Source: Netease "Female Subway…
  • Top 10 China Blogs

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    dominik
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Are you looking for some good blogs to read about China? Look no further! We’ve scoured the Web and found the most interesting, most must-read China-related blogs. We’ve prepared a mixture of the 10 best Chinese blogs (actually 13, it was hard for us to pick the best 10), which we recommend to everyone. Our list ranges from business blogs to some expats blogs. Check out what we consider to be the top 13 best blogs about China. The blogs are listed in random order. #1 China Law blog A must-read, must-know blog for anyone doing business with China, Dan Harris and his team are doing…
  • Lenovo Rubs Elbows With Bigwigs From Microsoft, Intel

    China Real Time Report
    Juro Osawa
    28 May 2015 | 12:12 am
    Long associated with practical office desktop computers, Lenovo Group is trying to make a splash by hosting a technology conference for the first time.
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    TIME

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter Says Graft Cases ‘Shame’ Soccer

    mallorybusch
    28 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    (ZURICH) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he intends to help restore trust in world soccer after a pair of corruption investigations brought “shame and humiliation” on the sport. Blatter spoke publicly for the first time since the corruption scandals broke Wednesday and threw FIFA into crisis ahead of Friday’s presidential election. Blatter blamed the “actions of individuals” and said corruption “has to be stopped now” to prevent FIFA’s reputation from being “dragged through the mud.” Blatter rejected demands from European…
  • These Are the 5 Reasons Why the U.S. Remains the World’s Only Superpower

    Bryan Walsh
    28 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    A ‘superpower’ is a country that wields enough military, political and economic might to convince nations in all parts of the world to do things they otherwise wouldn’t. Pundits have rushed to label China the next superpower—and so have many ordinary Americans—but the rumors of America’s decline have been greatly exaggerated. In the key categories of power, the U.S. will remain dominant for the foreseeable future. These facts show why America is still the world’s only superpower, and why that won’t change anytime soon. 1. Economics China’s…
  • Visa, Coca Cola and Others Warn FIFA to Clean Up Its Act

    conalurquhart
    28 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    LONDON — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer’s global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship. Coca-Cola also made it clear it is unhappy with the scandals rocking the organization it and others support with millions of dollars a year. On Wednesday, seven officials were arrested in a dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich while Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to…
  • The U.K. Children’s Word of the Year Isn’t Really a Word

    Tessa Berenson
    28 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    The children’s word of the year in the UK isn’t exactly a word. It’s hashtag, or the symbol #. After analyzing over 120,000 short story submissions by children to a BBC Radio contest, Oxford University Press found that there was a huge uptick among children using hashtags outside of Twitter, the Guardian reports. Words such as Snapchat, selfie and emoji all appeared in the top of the list, but Vineeta Gupta, head of children’s dictionaries at Oxford University Press, explained to the Guardian why hashtag was No. 1. “Hashtag, or #, is word of the year because it…
  • Man Dies After Doing 56 Shots, Bartender Found Guilty of Manslaughter

    Sabrina Toppa
    28 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    A bartender in France has been given a four-month suspended jail sentence after he served 56 shots to a customer who subsequently died, the Guardian reports. Gilles Crepin, 47, was convicted of manslaughter after Renaud Prudhomme, 56, died after a drinking contest in October 2014 at a bar in the town of Clermont-Ferrand in central France. The court was told that the bar displayed on a notice board the record number of shots that had been consumed on the premises and that Prudhomme wanted to beat the record. Crepin admitted that the display was a mistake because it encouraged Prudhomme to go…
 
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    China Law Blog

  • China Contracts That Work

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    27 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    A good written contract beats a handshake deal. Drawing by 7414 at http://bit.ly/1dxKDKD I spoke last week at the USPTO road show in Irvine, CA. It was an excellent event (they always are). All good speakers. Good breakfast and lunch. And all for the low low price of $55. You should not miss these events when they come to your city! During a break, the owner of one of the businesses attending asked me whether his contracts were “enforceable in China.” My response was that I would need to look at the contract to know but that there are actually three powerful reasons for having an…
  • China Signs Of Fraud

    <a href=''>China Law Blog</a>
    26 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    American companies are always asking the China lawyers at my firm how they can avoid getting scammed by a Chinese company. There is no one answer and sometimes it involves “instinct” as much as science. We see so much fraud/attempted fraud in our practice that we can usually (but not always) spot a fraud within minutes just by looking at the documents the victim or potential victim has been provided. I previously wrote about some of the ones I have come across: Because China due diligence should not be optional. Company claimed to have a multi-million dollar account at a…
  • China’s E-Commerce Development Plan

    <a href='http://www.harrismoure.com/our-people/steve-dickinson'>Steve Dickinson</a>
    22 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    China government planners are working to increase the role of domestic consumption and domestic investment in PRC economy. The State Council has decided that increasing the role of e-commerce is one way to promote consumer driven, private investment. However, though the players will be private, the government will take the lead in developing a modern e-commerce industry in China. The basic plan was outlined by the State Council in its May 7, 2015 Opinion on E-Commerce 国务院关于大力发展电子商务 加快培育经济新动力的意见. China’s Internet The Opinion proposes to…
  • Where To Locate Your China Company

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    21 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Why not just locate your business here? The other day I was talking with a U.S. based non-tech consumer company about their commencing retail operations in China. This is a new client and at some point in the conversation I started getting specific about what it takes to form a WFOE in Shanghai. The client stopped me and said that they were not yet certain about where they were going to base their China operations, though they are “certainly leaning to Shanghai.” I had inadvertently just assumed Shanghai because so many other companies in similar industries base their China…
  • Getting Counterfeit Products Off China Websites: It’s Possible

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    19 May 2015 | 8:20 am
      A couple of our China lawyers nearly every day oversee requests to Chinese websites to take down counterfeit products. The success rate on getting these products removed within a week or so is North of 95%. Yesterday, the following email (modified very slightly) crossed my computer. It is from one of our China lawyers who does these takedown requests all the time to another of our lawyers who needed information regarding the process. I am publishing it here to show that if the IP facts (and that typically means China IP registrations or in some cases, registrations in your…
 
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    China Herald

  • Hu Jie, famous filmmaker, never shown in China - Ian Johnson

    Fons Tuinstra
    28 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    Ian JohnsonJournalist Ian Johnson interviews for the New York Review of Book one of the famous Chinese documentary filmmaker Hu Jie, whose films have never been shown in China itself, covering subjects like Mao, the Cultural Revolution and the Great Famine. A life of dealing with tough issues.Ian Johnson: So your education only restarted around middle school? Yes, but we didn’t really learn anything. People of my generation, we basically didn’t learn anything at school. On the other hand, I learned to struggle. When I was young I had to raise chickens, geese, sheep—even though we…
  • Why China might still outperform India - Shaun Rein

    Fons Tuinstra
    27 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Shaun ReinAfter decades of stellar growth in China, some analysts have start to suggest India might actually overtake as the global economic wonder. Business analyst Shaun Rein is not on their side, he tells in CNBC, and explains why China might outperform India also in the future. What is his take on India?CNBC: Shaun Rein: I am more of an expert on China; more North-east Asia. So, what is happening is a lot of investors feel that the markets in China are going to continue to grow because the government is trying to offset the slowdown in the economy. They are also trying to offset the high…
  • China´s ambitious military plans - Wendell Minnick

    Fons Tuinstra
    27 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Wendell MinnickChina released a few days ago an ambitious white paper on its military strategy, weeks after the Pentagon released its annual report on China. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick gives in Defense News this take on the plans.Wendell Minnick: Neither report appears to take blame for the rising tensions in the South China and East China seas. The Chinese report, "China's Military Strategy," indicates "some of its offshore neighbors" have taken "provocative actions" and reinforced their military presence on China's reefs and islands "illegally." Without…
  • At last, China´s football plans make sense - Rowan Simons

    Fons Tuinstra
    27 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Rowan SimonsFor long football lover Rowans Simons, author of Bamboo Goalposts: One Man's Quest to Teach the People's Republic of China to Love Football dismissed the many plans to reform football in China. But even he got convinced by the latest roadmap to reform, he tells Channel News Asia. Channel News Asia: The roadmap was passed by the central reform group headed by President Xi Jinping, who is a football fan. “That makes sense, literally the first time that a long term plan that sees football becoming part of society and something enjoyed by millions of kids before we…
  • China´s creativity revolution - Shaun Rein

    Fons Tuinstra
    26 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    Shaun ReinInnovation and creativity have been changing China profoundly, says business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia. And those changes are about to change the rest of the world too, he tells the Globe and Mail.The Globe and Mail: “We’re seeing a creativity revolution in China and it’s being driven by two things,” Shaun Rein, the American-born founder of the China Market Research Group and author of last fall’s The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation and Individualism in…
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    The China Vortex

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    28 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Alibaba and Amazon are headed for an epic showdown in India - Quartz Alibaba and Amazon are headed for an epic showdown in India http://t.co/MUJgYHXTu9 via @qzindia Portable, solar-powered ecocapsules mean you can live rent- and electric-bill free, globally - Quartz Portable, solar-powered ecocapsules mean you can live rent- and electric-bill free, globally http://t.co/dwxWS0D1EN via @qz Why China wants to land a spacecraft on the mysterious far side of the moon http://t.co/cJMtB2RFzG via @voxdotcom The AIIB and Chinese Strategy http://t.co/eBSQ0a87uX China sets up giant gold fund to expand…
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    27 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ewha Womans University besieged by Chinese tourists - The Korea Times http://t.co/tjnHsgNuxM
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    26 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    China Played Host to Secret Taliban Talks http://t.co/Am5N0vr39F Chinese officials sent on prison tours as a 'warning' against corruption | World news | The Guardian Chinese officials sent on prison tours as a 'warning' against corruption http://t.co/pSy8Rxj8cN Chinese universities move up in world rankings- China.org.cn Chinese universities move up in world rankings http://t.co/VRnlXEAUcU Kazuo Ishiguro: treatment of African Americans is a 'buried giant' for the US | Books | The Guardian Kazuo Ishiguro: treatment of African Americans is a 'buried giant' for the US http://t.co/13FZVzFBBG
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    23 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Taiwan: ITRI Unveils Their First 3D Metal Printer, the AM100/AM250 - 3DPrint.com Taiwan: ITRI Unveils Their First 3D Metal Printer, the AM100/AM250 http://t.co/pla5lKaGEd Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war | Ars Technica Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war http://t.co/GqA7aqGKmn Matthew Weiner chose the music http://t.co/El9UHqnH7t via @BI_Entertain Love this article
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    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mistake One - Marco.org Apple 2015 Macbook review: Marco Arment tears it apart | BGR http://t.co/57wTqWC6mc China has a new priority #1 http://t.co/oezkvBIhoX National Breastfeeding Awareness Day marked in China (8) - People's Daily Online National Breastfeeding Awareness Day marked in China (8) http://t.co/wfujv5dX1w Chinese investments in U.S. businesses are accelerating - LA Times Chinese investments in U.S. businesses are accelerating everybody's heading for the exits http://t.co/YOJVV8ZePm Chinese Leader: Religions Must Be Free of Foreign Influence http://t.co/3LK8uTYFkw Soros Says China…
 
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    ChinaTechNews.com

  • Internet Of Things Platform Boosts China Mobile's Services

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    28 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    China Mobile has launched two Internet of Things platforms targeting Chinese enterprise users. During CES Asia 2015, the telecommunications company unveiled its Internet of Things exclusive business management platform and its OneNet device cloud platform. The Internet of Things business management platform combines statistical analysis and an API interface for businesses to build hardware and […]
  • NetEase Forms Internet Tourism Company With HNA

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    28 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    China's Hainan Airlines Tourism Group and Lede Technology, a subsidiary of NetEase, have formally signed a cooperation agreement in Hangzhou to establish a new online travel company. Financial terms of the arrangement were not immediately available. HNA and NetEase had previously signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement in December 2014. Based on the framework agreement, […]
  • China's Qihoo 360 Establishes Enterprise Security Group

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    26 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Chinese Internet security provider Qihoo 360 announced the establishment of a new enterprise security group. Qi Xiangdong, president of Qihoo 360, will be chief executive officer of this new enterprise security group. Financial details, including capitalization structure for the technology business, were not made available by the company. Using the research resources of Qihoo 360's […]
  • Unisplendour Acquires 51% Stake In H3C From HP

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    25 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    Unisplendour Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings, will acquire a 51% stake in H3C from Hewlett-Packard for at about USD2.3 billion. The transaction is expected to close at the end of 2015 and it is still subject to the approvals of Unisplendour's board of directors and related government authorities. According to the agreement signed […]
  • China Mobile Funds JV For Mobile Internet Deployments

    ChinaTechNews.com Editor
    25 May 2015 | 1:47 am
    China Mobile Group's subsidiary China Mobile Communications Corporation will team with the State Development & Investment Corporation to jointly invest CNY2.55 billion to create a joint venture. The new joint venture, which is about 59% owned by China Mobile, will mainly focus on investments in mobile Internet sector and related upstream and downstream industries. China […]
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    China Digital Times (CDT)

  • U.S. Seeks Details on Official Amid Bank-Hiring Probe

    Cindy
    28 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    As a part of the U.S. government’s investigation into whether J.P. Morgan hired relatives of top Chinese government officials, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a subpoena last month ordering the bank to release all communications related to 35 Chinese government officials, including Wang Qishan, the secretary of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Ned Levin at The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. government investigators are seeking information about Wang Qishan, the powerful official leading China’s anticorruption campaign, in connection…
  • People of the Week: Red Second Generation

    Anne Henochowicz
    28 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness. 红二代 (hóng èr dài): red second generation Children of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party, empowered politically and economically by their parents. Also known in English as “second generation reds.” The sons and daughters of the Party came of age…
  • Photo: sidewalk book store, by michael davis-burchat

    Sophie Beach
    27 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    sidewalk book store © 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
  • Badiucao (巴丢草): The United Front

    Sophie Beach
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    For his latest contribution to CDT, Badiucao comments on recent official pronouncements about Internet control, notably a speech made by President Xi Jinping on United Front work in which he called on officials to reach out to online writers to encourage them to “purify the Internet.” In Badiucao’s drawing, Internet control is depicted in starker terms: United Front, by Badiucao for CDT: Last week at a meeting on United Front work, Xi promoted a softer approach to Internet control by calling on cadres to reach out to new media personalities and non-CCP members who may be…
  • BEA 2015: If Xi Jinping Threw a Book Party

    josh rudolph
    27 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The who’s who of the U.S. publishing industry are gathering today in New York for the 2015 BookExpo America (BEA), the largest annual book trade fair in the country. At this year’s event, China is the “Global Market Forum Guest of Honor,” and 500-person government-sponsored delegation of Chinese publishers, authors, and high-ranking government officials will be in attendance. China is our Guest of Honor for the Global Market Forum! Check out their setup in the a Crystal Palace! #BEA15 pic.twitter.com/fiI0QKnMY0 — BookExpo America (@BookExpoAmerica) May 27,…
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    Sinosplice » Life

  • Schrodinger’s Douchebag (Chinese version)

    John Pasden
    26 May 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Note: this man is not the douchebag. Original Schrodinger’s douchebag: One who makes douchebag statements, particularly sexist, racist or otherwise bigoted ones, then decides whether they were “just joking” or dead serious based on whether other people in the group approve or not. (In case you’re not clear on the original original reference, it’s to Schrodinger’s cat.) Here’s the Schrodinger’s Douchebag, Chinese version (as presented on Quora by user Feifei Wang): Schrodinger’s Douchebag, Chinese version […] Almost every time someone (White…
  • 4 Reasons I Want the Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters

    John Pasden
    19 May 2015 | 7:05 pm
    There’s a new Kickstarter project related to learning Chinese definitely worthy of more attention: the Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters. I’ve had the pleasure of multiple Skype calls with John and Ash of Outlier Linguistic Solutions, and this project is no joke. They’re out to build something I’ve wished has existed for quite a while, and they’ve got the skills and dedication to make it happen. The Kickstarter page is packed with explanation, so I won’t rehash the same information you can check out on your own. But I will tell you what’s…
  • Far and Near, Black Eyes, and Gu Cheng

    John Pasden
    13 May 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Photo by Melinda ^..^ Former AllSet Learning intern Parry recently shared this Chinese poem with me. It amazed me with its simplicity. This is a poem that even an elementary learner can get. The poem [via Baidu Baike]: 你, 一会看我, 一会看云。 我觉得, 你看我时很远, 你看云时很近。 Here it is in pinyin: Yuǎn hé Jìn Nǐ, yīhuī kàn wǒ, yīhuī kàn yún. Wǒ juéde, nǐ kàn wǒ shí hěn yuǎn, nǐ kàn yún shí hěn jìn. ——Gù Chéng And in English translation [also via Baidu Baike]: Far and Near You, you look at me one moment and at clouds the…
  • “C” is for “Women”

    John Pasden
    11 May 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Here’s a little puzzle for you. Why is this women’s restroom labeled with the letter “C”? Here’s another clue: the men’s room is labeled with the letter “W”. It took me a few minutes to work this out, but eventually I solved it. It’s like this: Men’s and women’s rooms in China, when the traditional “” for “men” and “” for “women” are abandoned for a more international feel, are often labeled simply with a letter “M” for “men” and a letter “W”…
  • Roofies, Counterfeit Money, and Firearms

    John Pasden
    6 May 2015 | 5:56 pm
    I’m used to seeing ads for fake IDs everywhere in China (sometimes as a stamp, sometimes just written in permanent black marker, nothing more than the word and a phone number), but I was surprised by this ad. I encountered it in a public restroom near Mogan Shan (): The ad is the black stamp on the “step closer to the urinal” PSA, and it’s selling three things: (something like roofies) (counterfeit money) (firearms) All of these, obviously, are highly illegal in China. I’m not sure how such a brazen method of advertising illegal goods can be pulled off (even…
 
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    China IWOM Blog- Making Sense of the Buzz | seeisee | CIC

  • The 2015 China Social Media Landscape: Mobilization Continues the Fragmentation

    Sam
    28 May 2015 | 3:03 am
    The Chinese social media landscape is one of the most unique, fragmented and dynamic landscapes in the world. Having listened to Chinese social media for over 10 years, and having tracked the landscape since 2008, we see that the rate of change seen in recent years has only been increasing. Download Links: Large Size 3175 px*3175 px Middle Size 1597 px*1597px Small Size 767 px*767 px The 2008-2014 China Social Media Landscapes: As founder/CEO of Kantar Media CIC, Sam Flemming has been listening to Chinese social media since 2004.
  • Kantar Media CIC will share its in-depth study on Weibo and WeChat at Kantar roundtable

    Sam
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    Global research leader Kantar will hold a media roundtable in Beijing on February 3rd 2015, where the ‘Kantar China Social Media Impact Report 2015’ will be unveiled. Kantar would like to share the latest trends in Chinese social media based on the findings of professional surveys. Kantar Media CIC, China’s leading social business intelligence provider, will be joining this meeting by contributing its advanced analysis technology and ability on social media, especially on Weibo and WeChat, to the organization. It is the second consecutive year that Kantar has released the ‘Kantar…
  • Kantar Media CIC 10th Anniversary–’The Next Golden Decade Starts Now: 10 years of social media, intelligence and insight’

    Sam
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    (Dec.11th, 2014) Today Kantar Media CIC held its fantastic celebration – “The Next Golden Decade Starts Now: 10 years of social media, intelligence and insight” to celebrate Kantar Media CIC’s 10th anniversary. As China’s leading social business intelligence provider, Kantar Media CIC invited many clients, media partners as well as several social media professionals to review the development process of Kantar Media CIC and social media in China during the last decade, and more importantly, look forward to the next ten years in big data era with Kantar Media CIC’s founder/CEO Sam…
  • How to Integrate China’s Pop Culture and Internet Culture in Social Media?

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

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

  • Paul Ford Named Contributing Editor at The New Republic

    Cision Staff
    28 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    The New Republic has added Paul Ford as a contributing editor. He will write a monthly column titled Big Data. A former commentator for NPR, Ford has served as director of the technology consulting firm Activate since 2010, and has written for the New York Times Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also the author of the novel Gary Benchley, Rock Star. Get the The New Republic’s vantage point on public affairs via Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Want the latest media news sent to you? Subscribe to our daily or weekly emails now!
  • CisionScoop | Laura Shunk Exits Village Voice

    Cision Staff
    28 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    The Village Voice recently bid farewell to Laura Shunk, who served as the newspaper’s food editor since April 2013. Prior to being named food editor, Shunk wrote for the paper as a restaurant critic. She has also served as lists editor at the Zagat Survey and as a restaurant critic for Examiner.com. Get daily updates on New York and the nation by following The Village Voice on Twitter. Want to forge better relationships with communications pros? See how Cision can help!
  • CisionScoop | The State Bids Farewell to Joey Holleman

    Cision Staff
    28 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    Joey Holleman has exited The State where he served as a features reporter covering issues of healthcare and medicine in the Midlands region of South Carolina, as well as compiled weekly Midlands Health Notes. Holleman also wrote about state and national parks, outdoor recreation and travel with an emphasis on his state. Follow the latest updates out of South Carolina’s capital city by following The State on Twitter. Want the latest media news sent to you? Subscribe to our daily or weekly emails now!
  • CisionScoop | ET and Insider Add Michelle Falls

    Cision Staff
    28 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    Michelle Falls has joined Entertainment Tonight and Insider as senior editor for content acquisition. Falls joins from E! Entertainment Television, where she most recently served as director of photo since March 2013, and joined the network as an assignment editor in January 2011. Be the first to know the latest entertainment news by following ET on Twitter. Don’t miss the latest media news. Sign up for our daily or weekly emails now!
  • Eric Harris and Kate Nocera Out at BuzzFeed

    Cision Staff
    28 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    Chief business operations officer Eric Harris has departed BuzzFeed after seven years with the outlet. One of the company’s first employees, he was previously its general manager. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, he was vice president of product management at Operative Media and director of operations at The Washington Post Online. Kate Nocera, a reporter who covered Capitol Hill, has also exited the outlet. She originally joined BuzzFeed in 2013. She was previously a features reporter for POLITICO and before that she was a freelance reporter for the New York Daily News. Follow all the…
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    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。…
  • 気取り過ぎない

    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。…
  • 風俗・デリヘルのハードなオプションについて

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

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

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

  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 24-05-2015

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    24 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @EconChina: As others cut agricultural subsidies, China is piling them on. This trajectory is troubling http://t.co/c08Vr1Q25D http://t.… -> RT @EconChina: China has long striven for self-sufficiency in food. But the drive comes at a growing cost http://t.co/8ii4iDhUwu http://t.c… -> RT @ChinaDailyEU: China, Brazil launch new era of economic relations: The country signed deals worth billions of dollars with Br… http://… -> RT @richbrubaker: [great read] #China has reached its environmental tipping point http://t.co/03UUi26sew #sustainability #environment -> RT…
  • ChinaBlogTweets Twitter Updates for 17-05-2015

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    17 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    RT @RiskyBizChina: RT @ReutersChina: China considers pilot programme to securitise bad assets this year -bank regulator http://t.co/LzXHTgG… -> RT @caixin: Infographic: Retail Revolution — Chinese cities top list of shopping spaces built in 2014 http://t.co/AOQydxyWCb http://t.co/c… -> RT @ReutersChina: China's fiscal spending jumps 33.2 pct yr/yr in April http://t.co/74RlsNumGP -> The China Business Blog Daily is out! http://t.co/aWKcxZIQ1v Stories via @McKinseyChina @lindayueh @sinosplice -> RT @CLP_editorial: Breaking: #Netflix in talks with Jack Ma-backed Wasu…
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    10 May 2015 | 8:00 am
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    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
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    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • Gov't prepares to deal with MERS outbreak

    28 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday announced that preventive measures will be taken in order to tackle the MERS-CoV virus (中東呼吸症候群冠狀病毒感染症), as it was reported that the virus has made its way past China's borders as of press time.
  • EU reaches major investment plan deal

    28 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - European Union nations and legislators have reached a deal in principle to create a fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros (US$345 billion) in private- and public-sector investment to upgrade infrastructure, stimulate the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job growth.
  • Japanese yen continues to depreciate

    28 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Japanese yen yesterday continued to depreciate, hitting 124.30 per U.S. dollar by yesterday noon, the lowest since December 2002.
  • G-7 meet on global growth overshadowed by Greek crisis

    28 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven wealthiest nations gathered in Dresden Thursday to seek ways of boosting global growth, while the Greek crisis also cast its shadow over the talks.
  • Dozens may have come in contact with anthrax: US military

    28 May 2015 | 12:32 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - WASHINGTON - As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one live sample, officials said.
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    Simpson's Paradox

  • Exploding Limes and Fractal Cabbage

    Meg Stivison
    25 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    A few weeks ago, I covered the browser version of Enchanted Cave 2 for my students, so I was pretty excited to review this roguelike treasure grab for adult gamers over on Hardcore Droid. Lots of meta-jokes for RPG gamers, and silly items to loot! Enchanted Cave 2 opens in a typical RPG town, full of townspeople sharing the requisite warnings about the boundless dangers and wonderful treasures found in the nearby cursed cave, but this is not quite an RPG.  I quickly discovered that the cursed cave is a randomly-generated dungeon of treasure and death, perfect for roguelike exploration.
  • DO IT OR YOU FAIL!

    Meg Stivison
    22 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    In one of my classes, our syllabus proclaims that the correct heading must be name, date, and course section number, and threatens that students will receive an AUTOMATIC ZERO if the course section number is above the date. This isn’t the only formatting mistake for which we’ll AUTOMATICALLY FAIL (and paper formatting mistakes are not the only student errors that will cause immediate failure), which leads me to so many questions. After 6+ years in the classroom, I’m really curious why an educator would open a course, and the student-teacher relationship, with the…
  • Thaw the Vikings in “Frozen Islands”

    Meg Stivison
    21 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Frozen Islands, from the developers of Strikeforce Kitty 2 (I reviewed that here), is a new browser game on CrazyGames. In this cute strategy game, you’re the commander of a tiny Viking band, surrounded by islands of frozen enemies and trapped Vikings. As you conquer new islands, you’ll gain experiences and new territory. Some islands include a new Viking character class to add to your band, like berserkers, chiefs, and spearmen. You’ll be able to upgrade your conquered islands and levy taxes, creating a nice sideline to your income from pillaging. This gold is spent on upgrades to your…
  • Bennington Girls Are Easy

    Meg Stivison
    18 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Bennington Girls Are Easy is about two best friends, and their wider circle of college friends. Actually, it’s about living in the city right after college. I love struggling-friends-in-the-city chicklit, and I love lifestyle porn, but I get extremely annoyed when they touch. (The I gotta find a job — any job! motivation* does not work for characters who each have their own room in their doorman apartment, and it just makes me wonder if the author’s ever been to Manhattan.) Bennington Girls Are Easy does not make me wonder if the author’s ever been to Manhattan. No, I’m…
  • Comic Conspiracy

    Meg Stivison
    13 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Went with Harold for a Free Comic Book Day signing at The Comic Conspiracy, Asheboro. Comic Conspiracy appeared first on Simpson's Paradox
 
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    China Bystander

  • China’s Edifice Complex

    China Bystander
    13 May 2015 | 3:15 pm
    IT WAS ONLY this year that the tallest building in the country was topped out. At 632 metres, Shanghai Tower, an office-cum-hotel development, reaches 140 metres — and 27 floors — further in to the sky than China’s existing height … Continue reading →
  • China Struggles To Crimp Cozy Local Business Breaks

    China Bystander
    7 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    THIS BYSTANDER HEARS that there has been considerable resistance to an edict from Beijing late last year instructing local governments to stop offering tax and other incentives to businesses. The proscribed incentives include tax rebates, cheap land, and social security … Continue reading →
  • The China-Blue Waters Of The Mediterranean

    China Bystander
    4 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    IT WON’T BE the first time that the PLA-Navy and its Russian counterpart conduct joint exercises. But it will be the first time they do so in the Mediterranean Sea. And that sends both a certain and a provocative geopolitical … Continue reading →
  • The China-Aligned Movement

    China Bystander
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    PRESIDENT XI JINPING’S will be arriving in Indonesia for the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Conference by way of Pakistan. There could be no more apt metaphor for how China’s place in the world has changed. At Bandung in 1955, Zhou … Continue reading →
  • Lending Edging Out Of The Shadows

    China Bystander
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    DOWN IN THE detail of the monthly monetary aggregates for March released earlier this week is the curious point that the M2 measure of money supply slowed its growth even as new bank lending appeared to speed up. M2 rose … Continue reading →
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    Silicon Dragon

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

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

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

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

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

  • Taiwanese Host Aya Liu reveals husband’s secret identity as a “Living Buddha”

    Kejun Wu
    28 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Many Netizens are curious about the identity of Aya Liu’s husband, who she has previously claimed is named Tony and works in IT. But in reality, Aya’s husband is a Buddhist monk. Recently, Liu confirmed that her husband is a reincarnated Rinpoche (Tibetan spiritual teacher) before disclosing that “he is my best friend”. She previously lied about his work because she wanted to maintain a peaceful life without the intrusion of the media. According to the netizens who broke the news, famous singer Faye Wong and movie star Tony Leung count themselves among his followers. Source:…
  • Zhang Xinyu Wears Traditional Cotton Northeastern Dress to Cannes

    Steve Lambert
    28 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    When Zhang Xinyu wore a traditional Northeastern Chinese cotton dress to the Cannes film festival, it caused a huge stir online, with many criticizing the dress and lambasting its designer. Hu Sheguang, the designer of the dress, said “It’s cheap to make, and doesn’t take much time. If a dress can stir up the world like this, is that fashion? I think that’s exactly what fashion is.” Some netizens had other opinions, with the top voted commenter saying “It’s not that Chinese people think it’s plain, it is plain. The people who wear it are plain, and the dress is plain. Source:…
  • Netizens Angry After Rescue Workers Spotted Taking Selfies

    Steve Lambert
    28 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    Recently a young boy in Yanshan, Yunnan, was swept off of the street by floodwater which had accumulated from a long stretch of heavy rains. After the locals were unable to locate the boy, they called authorities for assistance. At the scene of the rescue, someone took a picture of 3 people who appeared to be rescue workers taking a selfie and posted the photo in an online forum, where it caused heated debate among netizens. The official response was that 2 of them were rescue workers and 1 was a journalist. The two rescuers had broken the rules by posing for photographs during the rescue,…
  • Guo Meimei Publicly Charged for Organizing Gambling Ring

    Steve Lambert
    28 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    Guo Meimei, the girl who became famous overnight in 2011 for imitating a Red Cross manager and flaunting her wealth on Weibo, was publicly charged with operating a gambling ring. Last year during the Brazilian World Cup she was caught gambling and arrested by Beijing police. After investigating the case, police found that not only was Guo Meimei participating in the gambling, she was also one of the organizers. The top-voted netizen comment on the story said “Public opinion can create a person, and it can also ‘annihilate’ him.” Source: Netease "Guo Meimei Publicly Charged for…
  • Female Subway Beggars Resort to Groping When Refused Money

    Simon Cooper
    27 May 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Netizens took to social networking site Weibo to report the phenomenon of female beggars on line 2 of the Wuhan subway groping their male targets when declined money. Upon refusal, they touch the male’s chest and face, put their arm around them, and act coquettishly. The activity often takes place on packed trains in full view of the other passengers, making the situation for many males incredibly awkward. Netizens’ reactions were mixed, some preferring to give money rather than be groped, but with others saying they would be happy to return the favor. Source: Netease "Female Subway…
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    China Briefing News

  • China to Maintain Current Local Tax Incentives for Foreigners

    China Briefing
    27 May 2015 | 3:08 am
    Foreign investors can breathe more easily now that the State Council has announced that existing tax incentives will stay in place. The central government had announced earlier that all incentives for foreign investors granted by local governments without State Council approval would be cancelled. The post China to Maintain Current Local Tax Incentives for Foreigners appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • The New Free Trade Zones Explained, Part IV: Fujian

    China Briefing
    26 May 2015 | 8:57 pm
    China recently launched three new FTZs in Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian. In this last part of the Free Trade Zone series, we concentrate on the Fujian FTZ, which is mainly aimed at strengthening the economic ties with Taiwan and further opening up its financial sector for foreign investors. The post The New Free Trade Zones Explained, Part IV: Fujian appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • Winning China Medals – The Small Entrepreneur’s Guide to China

    China Briefing
    26 May 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Chris Devonshire-Ellis discusses some of the core pitfalls to starting a business in China, and shares his advice to upcoming China entrepreneurs. The post Winning China Medals – The Small Entrepreneur’s Guide to China appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • A Complete Guide to 2015 Minimum Wage Levels Across China

    China Briefing
    25 May 2015 | 11:43 pm
    China Briefing releases an update of minimum wage levels across the People's Republic of China every year, with the view of guiding foreign investors in their decision making. Minimum wages are updated throughout the year. In this article, we provide an overview of the new minimum wages as of May 2015. The post A Complete Guide to 2015 Minimum Wage Levels Across China appeared first on China Briefing News.
  • China Regulatory Brief: U.S. Reporting Requirement, Consumption Tax on Cigarettes Raised

    China Briefing
    25 May 2015 | 2:09 am
    In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we review China's preliminary approval for business license system, new US reporting requirements, adjusted consumption tax on cigarettes and liberalized aviation maintenance in Beijing. The post China Regulatory Brief: U.S. Reporting Requirement, Consumption Tax on Cigarettes Raised appeared first on China Briefing News.
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    Xinjiang: Far West China

  • Evolution of Xinjiang Tourism: A Photo Essay

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hidden Gems to Visit as a Backpacker

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Sunset at Mount Abu, India One of the great things about backpacking is that you have the chance to experience a wide range of exciting new things. People who have a strong sense of adventure and the courage to think outside the box a little will soon discover that there are plenty of great destinations that are not packed with tourists. Here are some hidden gems that should not be missed.  

Koh Samed, Thailand
 The Kingdom of Thailand is famous for its beautiful tropical islands, and Koh Samed is no exception. However, most travellers head south to famous islands such as Phi Phi,…
  • Helpful Tips for Your South Korean Business Trip

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 7:36 pm
    As one of the most dynamic and progressive business hubs in Asia, South Korea is ripe with opportunities for international business and development. But doing business in South Korea can be quite different from how it’s done in many Western countries. And while it may have similarities to other Asian countries, South Korea has its own intricacies and nuances that make doing business there very unique. If you’re about to go to South Korea for a business trip, keep these helpful tips in mind as you prepare for it. Don’t Be Afraid to Get Help Planning a business trip to South Korea can be…
  • Singapore – more than just a stop-over destination.

    admin
    4 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    Singapore – more than just a stop-over destination. The Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay, Singapore. When I think of Singapore the following words come to mind: tropical, lushious, clean, delicious, and stylish. To my mind Singapore is the perfect blend of a modern city mixed with old world tradition. For many western travelers a visit to Singapore is their first introduction to Asia and it’s often just for a day or two.  So how to make the most of your time in Singapore? First things first, how to get around the city? Transport Singaporeans are famous for being well…
  • Transiting Overnight In Bangkok

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    I have made frequent trips to Cambodia from New Zealand over the last few years, which usually means transiting overnight in either Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur. The international airports in both cities are a good hour’s drive from their city centres, which is the last thing you feel like doing when arriving late at night and are leaving the next morning. It’s much more sensible to stay somewhere near the airport. You save money on taxi fares and accommodation charges, and you get to sleep in longer I arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhimi Airport late in the evening. I had booked…
  • Things to Do in Hong Kong on a Budget

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:13 pm
    There is a common misconception that travelling to Hong Kong involves spending a lot of money. However, while it’s true that you might have to save some extra money for the plane ticket, public transport is very cheap and there are many places you can visit even on a budget. Here are some of them: 1. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Ticket prices are very low for those who want to visit this museum, and if they happen to have some free time on Wednesday, they can even go in without paying anything. The museum features several exhibits and interactive multimedia displays, so you’ll get to…
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    China Private Equity, Published by China First Capital

  • China Debt Investing, Simplified

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 3:01 am
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  • China’s Most Successful Start-up?

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 5:27 am
      China’s most successful startup? – – Ask people in China to name the country’s most successful and innovative new mobile phone brand and most will immediately declare Xiaomi. Ask tech-savvy Americans and Europeans and they will just as quickly suggest OnePlus. Though largely still unknown in China, Shenzhen-headquartered OnePlus, established less than 18 months ago, has achieved more success more quickly in US and European markets than any other Chinese mobile phone company. It is also possibly the China’s most successful start-up since Xiaomi was established…
  • M&A the Chinese Way: Buying First and Paying Later — Financial Times

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    – China is in the early stages of a domestic M&A boom unlike any other elsewhere in the world. Deal pricing, timing, terms, financing and structure are all markedly different than in other major economies, with likely consequences, good and bad, for global corporations and buyout firms eyeing M&A transactions in China. For these two, as well as companies wishing to find a buyer in China, the game now is to learn the new rules of China M&A and then learn to use them to one’s advantage. Chinese companies mainly pursue M&A for the same reasons others do – to improve…
  • China First Capital Interview: Cashing in and cashing out — China Law & Practice

    admin
    7 May 2015 | 5:52 am
      – Peter Fuhrman, CEO of China First Capital, explains how the country’s private equity market has struggled with profit returns and the importance of diversified exit strategies. He also predicts the rise of new funds to execute high-yield deals – Date: 05 May 2015 – What is China First Capital? China First Capital is an investment bank and advisory firm with a focus on Greater China. Our business is helping larger Chinese companies, along with a select group of Fortune 500 companies, sustain and enlarge market leadership in the country, by raising capital and…
  • Foreign Investors Unfazed by Kaisa’s Default –South China Morning Post

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    24 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    – Foreign investors unfazed by Kaisa’s default No increase in costs as mainland developers Jingrui and Landsea tap bond market PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 April, 2015, 12:38am Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Kaisa Group Holdings’ debt default has not affected other developers in selling bonds. Photo: Reuters – China’s first default by a developer on offshore debt has not added to costs for fellow borrowers, with moves to relax policy countering any such concerns if two senior note issuances this week are any indication. Jingrui Holdings and Landsea Green…
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    China Internet Watch

  • Alibaba Rose to No. 1 Most Valuable Retail Brand in 2015

    CIW Team
    27 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The number of Chinese brands continues to grow with 14 brands in BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, up from one (China Mobile) in 2006, and an increase of 1004% in value. And, most of the brands that have been ‘pushed out’ of the Top 100 by China were from Europe. Most of the 14 Chinese brands are state-owned enterprises in financial services, oil and gas and telecommunications. However, four of them are market driven companies in technology – Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu and Huawei. Tencent and Baidu grew in brand value 43% and 35%, respectively. Alibaba and Huawei are newcomers to…
  • WeChat Simplifies “Receive Payment” Process

    CIW Team
    26 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    In WeChat’s latest update this week, a new feature allows users to collect payment in easier way by simply clicking on the plus icon in the main interface. Users who initiate the “collect payment” feature will see a QR code which he or she can use to show the other party to scan and make the payment: Several new WeChat features include translation of WeChat Moments posts, fast sending photos while in chat, and importing chat history to new photos. Also read: WeChat to Launch Themed Campaign on China Children’s Day
  • Baidu: the 14th Largest Media Owner in the World

    CIW Team
    25 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    According to ZenithOptimedia’s new report Top Thirty Global Media Owners 2015, Baidu is now the fourteenth-largest media owner in the world growing 43% YoY. In the Top 30 list, Google ranked on top, followed by Walt Disney and Comcast. Baidu and Sohu ranked the second and fourth respectively in the world’s top 5 biggest search engines by revenue in 2014. Related: China Top 10 Online Advertising Media in 2014 CCTV, China’s national state television company, accounts for about a quarter of China’s television ad market ranking the 20th largest media owner. Rank Media owner Rank Media…
  • Ctrip Acquired eLong for US$400 Mln

    CIW Team
    24 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Ctrip announced its investment in eLong last Friday through acquiring eLong shares from certain selling shareholders, including Expedia together with several other investors. Ctrip acquired a 37.6% equity stake in eLong for a total purchase price of approximately $400 million. Ctrip and Expedia have agreed to cooperate with each other to allow their respective customers to benefit from certain travel product offerings for specified geographic markets. Ctrip has about 37% market share in China online travel market by total transaction value while eLong has about 2.6% in Q1 2015 according to…
  • Momo Monthly Active Users Exceeded 78 Mln in Q1 2015

    CIW Team
    21 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The number of monthly active users (“MAU”) on Momo was 78.1 million in March 2015, an increase of 83% YoY according to its press release. Momo’s net revenues increased 383% YoY to $26.3 million, 49.4% of which ($13 million) were membership subscription revenues. Momo members reached 3.1 million as of March 31, 2015, up from 1.3 million as of March 31, 2014. Mobile games revenues were $6.1 million in Q1 2015 (23.2% of total revenues), an increase of 212% from $2.0 million in Q1 2014. The growing number of active game players on Momo’s platform reached 6.2 million during…
 
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    China Hope Live

  • Market boys, Qingdao, China

    Joel 大江
    27 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Just some dudes hanging out on market day in Licun, Qingdao, China. Hey, there’s money on this game!
  • Market colours, Qingdao, China

    Joel 大江
    25 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Bright sunlight filters through black plastic netting strung up over dry goods at Qingdao’s Licunji on market day:For someone who knows how to navigate an outdoor lightscape with a real camera (not me; shot this in Auto), Qingdao’s Licun market offers all kinds colour and texture to shoot.
  • ‘Rent-a-Foreigner’ will make you cringe like you’ve never cringed before

    Joel 大江
    23 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Prepare to flinch. This ‘Rent-a-Foreigner’ 7-minute opinion-documentary from the New York Times may seem unbelievable, but as someone once said: April Fool’s Day is really hard in China because so much is so plausible. And I’m telling you as someone who’s lived in 2nd and 3rd-tier Chinese cities for six years: they aren’t making this stuff up. Mainland Chinese have this incredible capacity, on occasion, to tell it straight, to just name a thing or situation for what it is: The real value of a house or any product doesn’t really matter. As long as…
  • The Pet Bird Section in Qingdao’s biggest outdoor market

    Joel 大江
    21 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Rows of bird cages in the pet birds section at Licun daji, Qingdao’s biggest traditional market.
  • How to plant trees wrong in China: Days 1-3

    Joel 大江
    19 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    One of the awesome things about our neighourhood is that you can plant trees pretty much wherever. No vegetable gardens, because then our neighbourhood would be nothing but parking spaces and fields of leeks. But trees, bushes and flowers? Knock yourselves out. Last year I tried to plant a ton of magnolias (), but the guys at the market saw me coming a mile away and sold me every kind of tree but magnolias. Whatever; they’re trees, they’re growing. This spring planting season, however, began with me planting a peach tree and a “Chinese toon” () tree in the last two…
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    East Asia & Pacific on the rise - Making development work for all

  • How can we stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men in Bangkok?

    Rapeepun Jommaroeng
    19 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand At 44%, the HIV infection rate is high among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Thailand. Despite efforts to promote safe sex, HIV infection rate will rise from 30% now to 59% by 2030 if there is no radical intervention. In fact, a study on successes and challenges of HIV prevention in MSM indicates that even if we do our best on behavioral interventions, this only makes up 40% of how we should be implementing an HIV outreach program. What is needed is a more comprehensive approach that incorporates from start to finish a…
  • Maintaining momentum in Myanmar

    Axel van Trotsenburg
    5 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Myanmar is undergoing a historic transition. After decades of armed conflict and economic stagnation, the country is beginning to make important strides toward realizing its potential and the aspirations of its people. Our engagement in Myanmar started more than 60 years ago when it became a member of the World Bank, soon after gaining independence from British rule. Back in 1955, the Bank’s first economic report stated: “the lack of security remains a disrupting influence on the economic life of the country” while “the long term economic potentials are bright” on account of its…
  • Timor-Leste manages the shock from falling oil prices

    Joao dos Santos
    3 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
    After 13 years of independence, Timor-Leste has achieved tremendous progress since being ravaged by conflict – drawing down money from the Petroleum Fund and channeling it through the budget to meet pressing development needs. The effectiveness of this process is evident in the near-halving of infant and child mortality rates; a doubling of school enrollment and access to electricity; economic growth surpassing regional neighbors; increasing citizen participation and; the gradual strengthening of state institutions– all culminating in better lives for Timorese today.   As an oil…
  • What does a world champion boxer have to do with saving lives in a disaster?

    Yann Kerblat
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    For Project NOAH, flood hazard maps are more “punchy” and effective when they are accessible and easy to read. Shown above is a flood map of the city of Manila during typhoon Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) in 2009. World Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao is a living icon in the Philippines, his legendary battles are well known and brought him considerable fame. This fame and recognition is being used by the Philippine government (through Project NOAH) to save lives and minimize losses from disasters—where an infographic gradient links flood depth to Pacquiao’s famous…
  • Đo lường nghèo ở Việt Nam như thế nào?

    Linh Hoang Vu
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:41 am
    Thế nào là nghèo ở Việt Nam? Khi tôi lớn lên ở Hà Nội trong những năm cuối thập kỷ 1980, có thể thấy cái nghèo ở khắp mọi nơi. Hầu hết người dân Việt Nam khi đó hẳn là sống ở mức dưới chuẩn nghèo quốc tế (1,25 đô-la một ngày). Bởi lẽ vào thời gian đó chưa có các cuộc khảo sát mức sống để đo lường nghèo nên cũng không có một cách thức rõ ràng để xác định như thế nào là nghèo. Người giàu thời đó là người nào trong nhà có xe máy hay TV, còn người…
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    GoChengdoo

  • What's on Chengdu May 29 - 31

    27 May 2015 | 10:10 pm
    FRIDAY | MAY 29 Arcanum Sanctum @ Little Bar Russian Metal. Support: Lemon Head. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) Starts at 8 p.m. Nu-Disco - Thomass Jackson @ Tag Suport: Nature Bao, Xiaolong. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB30). Starts at 10 p.m. SATURDAY | MAY 30 Chengbi & Lizhi FM @ MiniLive Chinese accustic pop. RMB100 Starts at 8 p.m. Little Bar Space Opening @ Little Bar Space Rock concert with Mosaic, Tongdang, Ashura, Heermeng, Big Flip, Stolen, Moxizhishi, Soundtoy. RMB120 (pre-sale RMB100). Starts at 7 p.m. Bloodzboi @ Tag Beijing Rap. Support: Big Loco. RMB40 (pre-sale RMB30) Starts at 10 p.m. SUNDAY |…
  • What's on Chengdu May 22 - 24

    20 May 2015 | 9:50 pm
    FRIDAY | MAY 22 One Mic Hiphop Festival @ NASA National MC battle with Lu1, P.Q, B.K.G, Nanwei, ShaQ, Xiazhili, A&T, Fcyco, Jarstick, AKATASA, Core, JasonQ, Icecake, YoungFly & DJs R.Sun, Super Best Friend, Simon, Cartoon, Skinny Pantz, Shin. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60). Starts at 8 p.m. Friday, May 22 The Church @ Tag with DJ Blind '92, Mars One & Heinz Martin. RMB30 Starts at 9 p.m. Dong Qing @ Hongxing 35 Chinese folk. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 9 p.m. Folk Can Talk @ Lan Town Fundraiser concert for Harvest Craft Beer Factory with Kelsey & Yu Ran. RMB20 Stereobro's B2B @ Here We Go Free…
  • What's on Chengdu May 15 - 17

    13 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRIDAY | MAY 15 Ouch @ Little Bar Chinese rock. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Kamara @ Tag Dutch Techno. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB30). Starts at 9 p.m. J3 Trio @ Vinoteca (Taikooli) RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 9.30 p.m. Qin Nan @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 8.30 p.m. Zhang Hengyuan @ MiniLive Chinese pop. RMB150 (pre-sale RMB120) Starts at 8.30 p.m. SATURDAY | MAY 16 My House @ Tag with Stereo Bro's & Bchir Free entrance. Starts at 9 p.m. Jin Song @ Machu Picchu 2 Chinese folk. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8.30 p.m. Little Wizard I @ Little Bar…
  • What's on Chengdu May 8 - 10

    6 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    FRIDAY | MAY 8 Crowdfund Our Brewery @ Tag with Huangjing, Xiaolong, Nature Bao, Summer & Tanzhong. RMB40 (pre-sale RMB100 (incl. RMB100 worth of beer)) Starts at 9 p.m. Haskr @ Machu Picchu 2 Xingjiang folk. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB40) Starts at 8.30 p.m. SATURDAY | MAY 9 Panda Go Sport @ Tianfu International Community 10K & 5K family run. RMB180 Starts at 8 a.m. Laidian Project @ TAG with Huanqing, Lidaiguo, Beio, Kun, Stereo Bros, Liuwei, Mianyang, Kafei Hu, Eddie Beats, Chuyi & Stereo Bros. RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60). Starts at 9 p.m. A Mei @ Chengdu Stadium Taiwanese pop. RMB180 - 1,280 Starts at…
  • What's on Chengdu May 1 -3

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    FRIDAY | MAY 1 New Retrowave Party @ Grandma's Kitchen Loft Gallery 80s & 90s music videos with DJ Joe. Free entrance. All new imorted beers buy 1 get 1 free (Brewdog, Sierra Nevada, Saranac, Duvel...) Starts at 8 p.m. Electric Religion @ Little Bar Swedish rock. RMB60 (pre-sale RMB50) Starts at 8 p.m. Howie B @ Tag Scottish electronica. RMB50 (pre-sale RMB30) Starts at 9 p.m. Urban Folk Music Concert @ U37 Day 1: Lao Qian, Kelsey Daniele, Zhang Xiaobing, Wuzhuoling, Shuzi. RMB100 (two days ticket) RMB80 (pre-sale RMB60) 2 - 10 p.m. SATURDAY | MAY 2 Chen Lee @ Mini Live Chinese folk. RMB90…
 
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    QualityInspection.org

  • Review your Business Performance in the Market – Part 19

    Renaud Anjoran
    26 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    This is the final post in our series on the New Product Development process. Let’s assume you have your new product selling and business is established. It is time to review how well you have done. How is your progress compared to the original business forecast? What are the areas for improvement? Why it’s vital to review the progress of your business To start with, you will be focused on the task in hand from a day to day operational point of view (making sure the business is running smoothly). Once the business is up and running, however, it is prudent to spend a bit more…
  • Commercialization of your New Product – Part 18

    Renaud Anjoran
    21 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    The commercialization stage of any New Product Development process is where the ‘rubber meets the road’ and the product you are manufacturing in China gets introduced into the market. This stage is actually the final stage of the development process. Commercialization requires proper planning Commercialization is broken into phases, from the initial introduction of the product through its mass production and adoption. Considerations should be made for production methods and volumes, what distributions channels will be used, what marketing techniques will be implemented, as well as…
  • What is the Real Total Cost of the Products you Buy in China?

    Renaud Anjoran
    19 May 2015 | 4:58 pm
    For most importers, reducing the cost of the products they purchase in China means negotiating with suppliers and pushing them to accept lower margins. Does it make sense? In many cases it certainly does. Some suppliers send quotations based on a very high margin — for molds or LEDs the markup is sometimes over 100%, even for high volumes! In these cases, it makes sense to keep the supplier’s margin down to a reasonable percentage. The best to achieve this objective is to know your product’s normal price by getting a number of quotations from different suppliers…
  • Test Marketing before Producing a Large Batch in China – part 17

    Renaud Anjoran
    13 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Let’s say you have iterated successfully until you got a good prototype, and you have ensured production can run smoothly. Before making a large batch and “pushing it onto the market”, it is highly advised to spend a little time on test marketing. What is Test Marketing? Test marketing is a process for testing a product within a specific geographic area. It allows you introduce your product to the market place through different sales channels and for you to test the different strategies you have identified and then monitor the outcome with the aim of fine tuning and…
  • From Risk Management to Product Safety

    Renaud Anjoran
    11 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    This is a sequel on an article entitled Quality, Fact of Fiction? that was written by Jo Van Landeghem, Quality and Safety manager for global retailer C&A, a few months ago. — Product Safety 101: 0% risk does NOT exist. Life as we know it is full of surprises and endless possibilities. “100% Risk Management” is a wonderful challenge. Risk and Quality go hand in hand. When you reduce the risk, the product quality will rise. And higher quality triggers stronger brand, lower total costs, and increase in demand. Therefore, proper Quality Management always…
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    Joop.in

  • 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…
  • Real life Nintendo duckhunt

    Joop
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    My uncles treated us on Skeet shooting in the far south of the Netherlands today. At the Eric Swinkels track. Having never shot anything in my life, this was a new experience. A loud bang and some feedback from the shotgun. Not sure if I will do it again but it was an interesting experience!
  • At Sanoma Kids & Teens; a Scrum update

    Joop
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    I made a move within Sanoma from Comparison to the ‘Kids & Teens‘ cluster at the start of the year, and am surrounded with Disney characters ever since! This cluster has a solid foundation, based on traditional publishing since 1951. (the year the first donalduck magazine was published), and is expanding through digital business models currently. Finishing a title called ‘duckworld.com’ (more on this in a month or so), a touch typing course at ducktypen.nl (Polish version coming soon!) and maintain various content and e-commerce sites like fashionista.nl,…
  • 2014 will go into the books as…

    Joop
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Whoa, the year passed already?! Check 1 min video below for our year together, long riverside summer days, walks and traveling Shanghai and Korea.  All of this, while preparing for Mia arrival in December. At work, a lot of energy went into rewriting the largest comparison website of the Netherlands. Here on the blog, the most popular post was the dramatic sounding “end of my Chinese fashion startup.” I’ll go and cuddle Mia to sleep. Have a great 2015 y’all! (briefest annual wrap-up yet! 2013, 2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyxtzaIqi3A  
 
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    Speaking of China

  • Guest Post: The Unexpected Benefits of Long Distance Relationships

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    28 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    What happens when you fall in love with someone from another country, and geography gets in the way? When you’re separated by time zones and international borders and even oceans, counting on those Skype video chats to get you through? Does it always mean hardship or, worse, heartbreak? Marghini, who writes the lovely blog The Love Blender, survived a long-distance relationship (LDR) — and discovered the unexpected joys that come from loving someone from afar. Do you have something worth sharing here at Speaking of China? We’re always looking for great guest posts —…
  • Featured in “What to Expect When Dating a Chinese Guy” on Yoyo Chinese

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    24 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Charlotte Edwards-Zhang, who blogs at Chinese Potpourri, just had a nifty article published at Yoyo Chinese titled What to Expect When Dating a Chinese Guy. And I’m thrilled to have contributed my thoughts to the article, along with Jo Kelly-Bai of Life Behind the Wall. Here’s a snippet of the piece:A decade ago, my plans for coming to China included teaching for a year, two…maybe even three, before returning to the US to start my teaching career.Dating was not part of my plan, so when it happened, I was completely unprepared for it. Looking back, I would have loved to know…
  • Guest Post: That 4th of July When I Met My White Girlfriend’s Racist Grandpa

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    21 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    A few weeks ago, I sent out a call for guest post submissions from Asian men. Well, my first guest poster who responded also happens to be one of my new favorite bloggers — Big Asian Package (Hung Asian Man Talks Sex Politics – Straight Up). So excited to run this post!Do you have a great story or experience you’d love to share here at Speaking of China? Check out the submit a post page to learn how to get your writing published here!—–The blogger behind Big Asian Package (https://bigasianpackage.wordpress.com)I’m an Asian American man. I started writing my…
  • The 18 Funniest Chinese Phrases (and How to Use Them), Pub’d on Matador

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    17 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Last week, Matador Network just published my article titled “The 18 Funniest Chinese Phrases (and How to Use Them)“. Here’s a snippet of the article:1. Chinese people aren’t just in a class all their own. They’re “a crane among a flock of chickens.” (鹤立鸡群, hèlìjīqún)2. In Chinese, you’re not better late than never. You “mend the flock after the sheep have been lost.” (亡羊补牢, wángyángbǔláo)3. A Chinese person won’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. But he might “drain the pond to catch all the fish.” (竭泽而渔,…
  • Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging at Speaking of China!

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    17 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Okay, first of all, a confession — this past week (and for that matter, this entire month) has been kicking my butt. Big time.I don’t know what it is about May, but it always seems to be the month when everything happens at the same time! I’m moving to a new apartment this week, which is already a huge deal. On top of it, I’ve had several articles with deadlines all at exactly the same time (including one I’m scrambling to get done right now, because it’s WAY past the deadline). And did I mention I’m traveling in China for a few days at the end of…
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    Hidden Harmonies China Blog

  • Reflections on Visiting Zhoushan

    N.M.Cheung
    28 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Recently we visited Zhoushan which was the biggest island of Zhoushan archipelago group which is located about 100 miles southeast of Shanghai. we landed at Beijing and transited to domestic terminal to Shanghai, from there we took a high speed train to Ningbo, and where our cousin pick us up and drive about 1 hour to Zhoushan. Zhoushan is about 1/3 the size of Long Island and with a population about 1 million. The first impression we have is the infrastructure. Smooth ride in the highway, 4 bridges we crossed to get to that island, the first is 20 kilometer long, another suspension bridge…
  • U.S. Irresponsible Acts in S. China Sea

    Allen
    26 May 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Recently, the news has been ablaze with growing tension in the S. China Sea.  First, the U.S. held military drills with Philippines near islands Philippines disputes with China in the S. China Sea.  Then Japan passed and the U.S. welcomed a new law that allows Japanese military to support U.S. air patrols and directly even carry out its own patrols in the S. China Sea.  Then Japan and Philippines announced they would conduct their first military drills in the S. China Sea.  And most recently, the U.S. decides to publicly challenge China’s assertion of rights on disputed islands by…
  • Washington whips up fog of war in South China Seas

    raffiaflower
    26 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    The Emperor in Washington has no clothes, laid bare by his naked lies and soon without a feather to fly with. Well, maybe he has P8-Poseidons to conduct provocative flights around Beijing’s South China Seas islands, and a giant nuclear-powered fig leaf spread over 800 known global bases to cover his, uh, security.  But navel-gazing American politicians have already been lobbed a big punch to their guts by Vladimir Putin who flashed his own missile-laden cojones at Obama et cie over Ukraine. China really should thank Victoria “Eve’’ Nuland for sparking off the crisis that has pushed…
  • The Future of China’s Manufacturing Industry

    Ray
    23 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    It is becoming more and more common to hear ries that China is becoming less competitive in its manufacturing industry and factories are moving overseas. Of course, rising cost of production and particularly that of labour doesn’t help. China’s average yearly wage in manufacturing has increase from RMB 15,757 in 2006 to RMB 46,431 in 2014, and is still increasing. The US has been the largest manufacturing nation since around the late 19th century or early 20th century. UK briefly held the number one title after replacing China in mid 19th century. What is the real state of…
  • 又一华裔教授在美被捕 曾任“长江学者”, On the arrest of another Chinese American professor

    N.M.Cheung
    22 May 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Recently there were a bunch of announced arrests of Chinese American scientists and the indictments of Chinese nationals for spying or/and economic espionage. For Chinese who are naïve about American laws who aspire to be Americans this is a sobering warning that should be taken seriously. As Snowden revealed NSA spies on everyone, but especially foreign national that considers as enemy. Any innocent meetings with former colleagues and mentors and exchange of scientific ideas may be construed as spying or economic espionage. As China develops her own science and technology while U.S. lacks…
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    Shanghai > articles

  • Shanghai Sports: Pilates at BodyWorks Studio

    missmayura
    28 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Date: May 26th 2015 4:57p.m. Contributed by: missmayura Looking for a hands-on, detailed approach to Pilates? Read on for our experience at the new location of BodyWorks Studio.   The Class   Pilates is a popular staple of fitness fanatics across the world; it stresses controlled movements in order to correct alignment, improve strength and coordination, and build strong core muscles. The practice of core suspension, meanwhile, focuses on aiding and resisting movement with the use of suspended ropes, slings, and handles. BodyWorks, which recently moved to a new studio on Wuyi Lu,…
  • Lola is Reopening in Hollywood's Location (And Bringing Along Their Soundsystem)

    ericakatemartin
    27 May 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Date: May 28th 2015 1:36p.m. Contributed by: ericakatemartin Anyone planning to rage at Lola's closing party this weekend should have an extra spring in their dance step. We've just received confirmation that Lola will be reopening in the location of another late night dance club, albeit one with a very different vibe. They're taking over Hollywood's space on Yueyang Lu.    According to the Lola team, new Lola's music policy will remain true to the original (funky, disco-tinged house with a bit of techno). The owners are even bringing along Lola's excellent Funktion One soundsystem…
  • Indonesian Food in Shanghai: Bumbu

    dominicngai
    27 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Date: May 26th 2015 3:40p.m. Contributed by: dominicngai Named after the Indonesian word for “spice mixture or seasoning,” Bumbu is all about serving dishes dressed in a kaleidoscope of Southeast Asian herbs and spices. Located in the basement of Pacheer Commercial Center, this new restaurant is slightly inconvenient to get to, but you might be pleasantly surprised at the quality of its food once you arrive.     The Food   Bumbu’s menu stays true to the traditions of Indonesian cuisine -- a nice contrast to the popular but overwhelming trend of restaurants…
  • Drink This: Nemo's Chocolate Castle

    ericakatemartin
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Date: May 26th 2015 3:21p.m. Contributed by: ericakatemartin Rush Limbu, bar manager of The Langham Hong Kong and a renowned mixologist, recently flew into Shanghai to reveal his new cocktail menu. It’s full of complex drinks with artistic flair, including this one for sweet tooths. RMB120.   How It's Made:   Combine 45 ml vanilla vodka, 15 ml Frangelico, 15 ml Giffard creme de cacao liqueur and three teaspoons of cocoa powder. Add ice, shake, strain and pour into a long glass. Plop in one chunk of carved ice, then open up a Magnum bar and place it in the glass at an angle.
  • New Parents & Kids WeChat Account

    nickwithycombe
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Date: May 26th 2015 12:07p.m. Contributed by: nickwithycombe Follow the new City Weekend Parents & Kids WeChat account to stay up to date and in the know with Shanghai's family fun, food, travel, shopping, health & beauty, education and much more.   There'll be regular updates on weekend activities, competitions and special deals.   Just scan the QR code or search in Official Accounts for CityWeekendParentskids.
 
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    Red Luxury

  • Tommy Hilfiger Celebrates 30th Anniversary with a Beijing Fashion Extravaganza

    red luxury
    28 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger presented his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing this week as part of his 30th anniversary celebration. The Fall 2015 collection is a nod to Hilfiger’s signature, which is iconic American fashion re-imagined with a modern athletic twist. Along with the fashion extravaganza, Hilfiger also celebrated the opening of the [&hellip
  • A New Chinese Billionaire Is Created Every Week

    red luxury w
    27 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    New research from UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers has found that a new Chinese billionaire has been created almost every week so far in 2015. In 2014, there were approximately 200 Chinese billionaires, compared to 570 in the United States, reports CNN. However, China’s billionaires are younger and most of them are self-made — around 25 percent [&hellip
  • Why China Has Become The World’s Fastest Growing Coffee Market

    red luxury w
    26 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Though China has long been a tea-drinking country, coffee is catching on among the country’s young, which has led China to become the fastest growing coffee market in the world. Despite the fact that Chinese drink only an average of four cups of coffee per person per year, the sheer number of people in the [&hellip
  • Gong Li Is The Face of Piaget’s New Collection for Young, Independent Women

    red luxury w
    22 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Chinese actress Gong Li is the face of Piaget’s collections for young, independent women. Before her appearance at the Met Gala in New York as a co-host of the event, Gong Li was in Beijing to debut watchmaker and jeweler Piaget’s Limelight Gala collection, reports asiaone. First launched in 2013, the Gala collection takes its [&hellip
  • Why the Future of Luxury Is Bright in China

    red luxury w
    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Despite the current spending slowdown in China, the rising wealth of China’s urban population means luxury sales could see exponential growth in the coming decades. New research by ANZ greater China economists Li-Gang Liu and Louis Lam project that hundreds of millions of Chinese are likely to join China’s middle-class, which will propel huge gains [&hellip
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  • Guest Post: The Unexpected Benefits of Long Distance Relationships

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    28 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    What happens when you fall in love with someone from another country, and geography gets in the way? When you’re separated by time zones and international borders and even oceans, counting on those Skype video chats to get you through? Does it always mean hardship or, worse, heartbreak? Marghini, who writes the lovely blog The Love Blender, survived a long-distance relationship (LDR) — and discovered the unexpected joys that come from loving someone from afar. Do you have something worth sharing here at Speaking of China? We’re always looking for great guest posts —…
  • Featured in “What to Expect When Dating a Chinese Guy” on Yoyo Chinese

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    24 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Charlotte Edwards-Zhang, who blogs at Chinese Potpourri, just had a nifty article published at Yoyo Chinese titled What to Expect When Dating a Chinese Guy. And I’m thrilled to have contributed my thoughts to the article, along with Jo Kelly-Bai of Life Behind the Wall. Here’s a snippet of the piece:A decade ago, my plans for coming to China included teaching for a year, two…maybe even three, before returning to the US to start my teaching career.Dating was not part of my plan, so when it happened, I was completely unprepared for it. Looking back, I would have loved to know…
  • Guest Post: That 4th of July When I Met My White Girlfriend’s Racist Grandpa

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    21 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    A few weeks ago, I sent out a call for guest post submissions from Asian men. Well, my first guest poster who responded also happens to be one of my new favorite bloggers — Big Asian Package (Hung Asian Man Talks Sex Politics – Straight Up). So excited to run this post!Do you have a great story or experience you’d love to share here at Speaking of China? Check out the submit a post page to learn how to get your writing published here!—–The blogger behind Big Asian Package (https://bigasianpackage.wordpress.com)I’m an Asian American man. I started writing my…
  • The 18 Funniest Chinese Phrases (and How to Use Them), Pub’d on Matador

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    17 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Last week, Matador Network just published my article titled “The 18 Funniest Chinese Phrases (and How to Use Them)“. Here’s a snippet of the article:1. Chinese people aren’t just in a class all their own. They’re “a crane among a flock of chickens.” (鹤立鸡群, hèlìjīqún)2. In Chinese, you’re not better late than never. You “mend the flock after the sheep have been lost.” (亡羊补牢, wángyángbǔláo)3. A Chinese person won’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. But he might “drain the pond to catch all the fish.” (竭泽而渔,…
  • Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging at Speaking of China!

    Jocelyn Eikenburg
    17 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Okay, first of all, a confession — this past week (and for that matter, this entire month) has been kicking my butt. Big time.I don’t know what it is about May, but it always seems to be the month when everything happens at the same time! I’m moving to a new apartment this week, which is already a huge deal. On top of it, I’ve had several articles with deadlines all at exactly the same time (including one I’m scrambling to get done right now, because it’s WAY past the deadline). And did I mention I’m traveling in China for a few days at the end of…
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  • Strategic Alliance of Baidu and Taboola

    Meg DeJong
    24 May 2015 | 5:52 pm
      This week, Chinese search engine giant Baidu and content marketing firm Taboola made news when they announced their strategic partnership. Working together, these two companies can enhance the services that the other provides. But what do these companies each do separately? Baidu’s Success In the simplest terms, Baidu can be thought of as the Read More The post Strategic Alliance of Baidu and Taboola appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle Wins Russian Phone Maker, Yotaphone

    Eliot Liang
    12 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Beijing, May 13th 2015: Digital Jungle, a leading cross-cultural digital marketing Agency that works with international clients to target Chinese audiences across the world, announced today their collaboration with the Russian smart-phone developer Yota Devices to promote and market the Yotaphone 2 dual-screen always-on smartphone in the Chinese market. Yota Devices believes in a business Read More The post Digital Jungle Wins Russian Phone Maker, Yotaphone appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle wins Mission Foods in China

    Eliot Liang
    6 May 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Beijing, CHINA May 7th 2015 Digital Jungle, a leading cross cultural digital marketing Agency that works with international clients to target Chinese audiences across the world, announced today their collaboration with Mission Foods, a leading global manufacturer of flatbread, corn and flatbread-related products, for the promotion of their wraps and tortilla- chips ranges for the China retail market. Mission Foods Read More The post Digital Jungle wins Mission Foods in China appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Understanding and Using Chinese KOLs

    Meg DeJong
    3 May 2015 | 11:31 pm
      What are Chinese KOLs? Chinese KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders) usually have millions of followers on social networking sites, such as Weibo (which boasts an impressive 600 million accounts), and therefore have a lot of influence. Since China has a collectivist culture, followers’ buying decisions are heavily influenced by KOLs. Chinese people are more likely Read More The post Understanding and Using Chinese KOLs appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Chinese Luxury Consumers Do Their Research

    Meg DeJong
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
      Today, China is an undoubtedly important market for luxury brands. This is supported by the fact that there are almost 3 million luxury consumers in Mainland China. These consumers can be broken down into two distinct categories: Luxury and Super Luxury consumers. Luxury consumers are those who have spent $1 million in personal wealth, Read More The post Chinese Luxury Consumers Do Their Research appeared first on Digital Jungle.
 
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  • Podcast Episode #12: Inside the Sinostage Dance Studio

    The Podcast Robot
    18 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    In this episode of the podcast, we speak to Eli about how he co-founded the Sinostage dance studio with his wife in Chengdu. Since opening over a year ago in the Poly Center, Sinostage has grown to become a landmark within Chengdu’s urban dance scene. Find out why top-tier international dance instructors now make regular trips to Chengdu to teach at Sinostage. We also discuss Sinostage’s upcoming Arena Dance Battle, which competitive dance teams are flying to Chengdu from all over China for. That battle is this upcoming Sunday, May 24th inside the Cynn hotel. Topic Discussed…
  • What Uber Means to Chengdu: More than Money

    Dan
    15 May 2015 | 12:22 am
    “So is Uber legal in America?” Among China’s Uber drivers, that question has become the natural follow-up to the classic “Where are you from?” ice-breaker. While the question brings a welcome change to the repetitive conversation foreign passengers like me often have with drivers, it signals the significant tension between the Chinese government and the world’s largest ride-sharing app, Uber. Uber is not, in fact, illegal in China: Uber is operating in a grey area after many municipal governments have enacted bans on private car-hailing apps to enter the market. But Uber now…
  • Ninjutsu Training in Chengdu: Interview with Robbie, American Ninja

    Charlie
    8 May 2015 | 3:44 am
    It recently came to my attention that there’s an American in Chengdu practicing and teaching a form of Japanese ninjutsu called Bujinkan. Since kung fu is celebrated as the dominant local martial art, I thought it would be great to learn more about the culture of this martial art and its development in Chengdu, so I conducted an interview with this person, named Robbie Worth. This post joins other interviews with local personalities, some of which include martial artists from other disciplines like lack razilian jiu-jitsu. If you have any thoughts on this story or questions for…
  • Breaking the Cycle of Sameness: Food

    Deven
    7 May 2015 | 1:32 am
    For me, one of the biggest aids in getting out of the China Blues that we sometimes fall into has been breaking what I call The Cycle of Sameness. Having the same daily routine, going out to the same places with the same type of people, eating the same food, and having the same conversations with Chinese people. Although the routine can be comforting, it can also drag you down and make life feel monotonous. Here, I want to focus on how to break the cycle when it comes to food and eating. Your well-being is inextricably tied to the food you eat, and being just a bit more conscientious of…
  • How to Live with Purpose in Chengdu

    Guest Contributor
    4 May 2015 | 12:47 am
    This guest post was authored by first-time contributor Hyobin Sung, a Korean American who’s been in Chengdu for four years. Recently she’s been developing a second-hand shop in Chengdu called Second Hand Story, described below. If you enjoy this, leave a comment with your thoughts at the bottom of the post. 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 a common denominator is that we all want purpose in our lives; whether it…
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  • Happy Mother's Day!

    10 May 2015 | 1:43 am
  • Visiting The Great Wall at Badaling

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Great Wall at Badaling is one of the most popular sections of the Wall since it is on of the closest to the City and the new Badaling Expressway takes you there in just over an hour. This is the highest section of the Jundu mountain and the views from here are breathtaking. This was the first section to open for tourism in 1957.
  • Shaolin Showdown!

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Kung Fu is a generic term for the many diverse Chinese Martial Arts. Martial Arts have been applied by the Shaolin Monks for over fifteen hundred years, as a distinctive expression of their religion. The term Shaolin has become to represent discipline, power and courage. The Shaolin Shows in Beijing are action-packed performances, dynamic and mystical, full with quantum leaps, power and speed. It was the perfect end to a long day, the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. We highly recommend it!
  • Beijing's Forbidden City

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:07 am
    Off limits for 500 years, the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing was finally opened to the masses in 1949. This is a huge complex and China's most spectacular architectural structure. Here's a picture tour..
  • A Beijing Hutong Adventure!

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Beijing Hutongs are the old traditional alleys and thousands of lanes weaving in between the courtyard homes surrounding the Forbidden City where most Beijing residents used to live. Explore them by foot, bike or rickshaw!
 
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  • Trolling Tiananmen

    RFH
    26 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Residents gather next to burnt-out tanks in the aftermath of the crackdown (via CNN) Last year was the 25th anniversary of the “June 4 Incident,” as it is officially known. State security went full bore over the ultra-sensitive date, harassing journalists and activists, detaining anyone who sneezed on the subject. They succeeded in maintaining the collective amnesia in-house, earned their bonuses and overtime, but in doing so, trolled foreign media so hard that the blowback was intense. I don’t know how much coverage was originally intended, but several journalist friends indicated…
  • Chongqing Goalkeeper Concedes Goal While Drinking Water

    Anthony Tao
    26 May 2015 | 2:57 am
    A goalkeeper makes dozens of decisions over the course of every match, from how to position himself to whether to attack or sit back on incoming crosses, and the slightest miscalculation can sometimes be the difference between a win and something lesser. Never will this point be more obviously illustrated than during Sunday’s Chinese Super League match between Chongqing Lifan and Liaoning Hongyun, when Chongqing goalkeeper Sui Weijie’s crucial decision to take a sip of water cost his team a victory. In the 84th minute, Chongqing was up 1-0 when it committed a foul just…
  • ‘Shanghai Cocktales’ and the Curse of the Expat Memoir

    Alec Ash
    24 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Ed’s note: Enjoy more (erudite) foreign witterings about China, accompanied by the laidback, smooth notes of a half-dozen whisky pairings – selected by BJC’s Anthony Tao, hosted by Alec Ash –  at Wednesday’s Scotch and Stories (150/50 yuan, drinking/not drinking) at the Bookworm – RFH SHANGHAI COCKTALES (A Memoir) It’s one of the gifts of China that there’s something to write about on every street corner. It’s one of the curses of China that expats keep writing about themselves instead. That’s not to say there isn’t rich material in it. Somewhere outside the Fourth Ring…
  • Captain Beijing, File007: Solicitation

    Difang
    24 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Captain Beijing is a “comical strip” produced by the People’s Committee of Panel-Based Cartoon Cultural Enrichment for the purposes of modest entertainment. It is famous and popular at home and abroad, and was solemnly declared “Most Charming and Splendid China Cartoon Art.” It will appear on this website every Monday, or the cartoonist will be punished. Click to enlarge Previously in Captain Beijing | Next in Captain Beijing About the Author | Captain Beijing Archives
  • A Chinese Taoist With A Lollipop And Teddy Bear Tells A US Diplomat…

    Anthony Tao
    22 May 2015 | 4:32 am
    There’s no punchline here. Via People’s Daily: Recently a top US diplomat’s claim that China’s reclamation in the South China Sea violates the Feng shui of Southeast Asia is refuted by a Chinese Daoist, whose argument seems to be quite reasonable and makes him an instant online celebrity. Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said in a telephone interview with Washington Post that: “Reclamation isn’t necessarily a violation of international law, but it’s certainly violating the harmony, the Feng shui, of Southeast Asia, and it’s certainly…
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  • English & Chinese translation - Chinese smartphone price war imminent in H2: analyst 英翻中----中国智能手机价格战逼近

    Jim Wu
    8 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Chinese smartphone price war imminent in H2: analyst 中国智能手机价格战逼近【Jim Wu:H2是什么意思?】 The domestic smartphone industry in China will witness a more competitive market as more upgrade their devices and rivals anticipate ruthless, Darwinian competition. 伴随着更多的设备升级和对手加入,中国国内手机市场行业将见证一个可预见的残酷的更具竞争性的市场 ,达尔文式的竞争。 "The overall growth rate of the market will slow down in the second half of this year," said Antonio Wang, an analyst from market intelligence…
  • Chinese words surge in English dictionary 汉语词汇在英语词典中激增

    Jim Wu
    2 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Chinese words surge in English dictionary 汉语词汇在英语词典中激增 source:ChinaDaily 来源:中国日报 翻译:Jim Wu (skype name:BG6RRN) An official report released on Wednesday shows that the number of Chinese words in English dictionary has rocketed in the past 20 years and the internationalization of Chinese language has become a new cultural trend. 在星期三发布的一份官方报告显示,汉语词汇在英语词典中出现的数量在过去的二十年里出现了飙升,汉语语言的国际化成为一种新的文化趋势。 According to the Cultural…
  • What makes the Chinese structure different from English? (1)

    Becky huang
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Complement is a typical element in Chinese language. It usually goes after a verb or an adjective to describe the result, degree, direction, possibility, state, quantity or duration of an action. My second secret focuses on the COMPLEMENT OF DURATION, which indicates how long an action or a state lasts. For example: I slept for six hours last night. The above sentence can be expressed in the following two ways. Pattern one: Subject+ specific time + verb + duration + 的(de) + object Wǒ  zuótiān wǎnshàng shuì    le sì ge xiǎoshí (de      jiào). Pattern two: Subject+…
  • Translation of Mo Yan Poem - 翻译作家莫言的一首诗,献丑啦~~

    Jim Wu
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    If you know me,that would be nice 译:BG6RRN Every person has his own corner, you can't walk out,others can not come in. I put down my deepest secret there. You don't know me,I don't blame you. Every person has a scar, deep or superficial,covered with a cloth,pretend to be unexist. I mop the most scarlet blood there. You don't know me,I don't blame you. Every person has his episode of love, with heart,passion and strength,affected,sometimes also sorrowful. I hidden my hotest emotion there. You don't know me,I don't blame you Every person has a row of tears, drink ice-cold water,brew into…
  • Ten Secrets to Improving Your Mandarin Skills

    Becky huang
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Without a good foundation, a building will collapse quickly. When it comes to learning a language, a good knowledge of sentence structure is the foundation. After having taught hundreds of students from all over the world during the last couple of years, I realized that many students struggle with learning the basic Chinese sentence structure. Check out below for my “TEN SECRETS” to improving your Mandarin skills. SECRET ONE: subject +[specific time+ method+ place] +verb +object You can make over 80% daily used Mandarin sentences by extending below basic structure. Basic sentence…
 
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  • China Contracts That Work

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    27 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    A good written contract beats a handshake deal. Drawing by 7414 at http://bit.ly/1dxKDKD I spoke last week at the USPTO road show in Irvine, CA. It was an excellent event (they always are). All good speakers. Good breakfast and lunch. And all for the low low price of $55. You should not miss these events when they come to your city! During a break, the owner of one of the businesses attending asked me whether his contracts were “enforceable in China.” My response was that I would need to look at the contract to know but that there are actually three powerful reasons for having an…
  • China Signs Of Fraud

    <a href=''>China Law Blog</a>
    26 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    American companies are always asking the China lawyers at my firm how they can avoid getting scammed by a Chinese company. There is no one answer and sometimes it involves “instinct” as much as science. We see so much fraud/attempted fraud in our practice that we can usually (but not always) spot a fraud within minutes just by looking at the documents the victim or potential victim has been provided. I previously wrote about some of the ones I have come across: Because China due diligence should not be optional. Company claimed to have a multi-million dollar account at a…
  • China’s E-Commerce Development Plan

    <a href='http://www.harrismoure.com/our-people/steve-dickinson'>Steve Dickinson</a>
    22 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    China government planners are working to increase the role of domestic consumption and domestic investment in PRC economy. The State Council has decided that increasing the role of e-commerce is one way to promote consumer driven, private investment. However, though the players will be private, the government will take the lead in developing a modern e-commerce industry in China. The basic plan was outlined by the State Council in its May 7, 2015 Opinion on E-Commerce 国务院关于大力发展电子商务 加快培育经济新动力的意见. China’s Internet The Opinion proposes to…
  • Where To Locate Your China Company

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    21 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Why not just locate your business here? The other day I was talking with a U.S. based non-tech consumer company about their commencing retail operations in China. This is a new client and at some point in the conversation I started getting specific about what it takes to form a WFOE in Shanghai. The client stopped me and said that they were not yet certain about where they were going to base their China operations, though they are “certainly leaning to Shanghai.” I had inadvertently just assumed Shanghai because so many other companies in similar industries base their China…
  • Getting Counterfeit Products Off China Websites: It’s Possible

    <a href='http://harrismoure.com/our-team/dan-harris/'>Dan Harris</a>
    19 May 2015 | 8:20 am
      A couple of our China lawyers nearly every day oversee requests to Chinese websites to take down counterfeit products. The success rate on getting these products removed within a week or so is North of 95%. Yesterday, the following email (modified very slightly) crossed my computer. It is from one of our China lawyers who does these takedown requests all the time to another of our lawyers who needed information regarding the process. I am publishing it here to show that if the IP facts (and that typically means China IP registrations or in some cases, registrations in your…
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  • Strategic Alliance of Baidu and Taboola

    Meg DeJong
    24 May 2015 | 5:52 pm
      This week, Chinese search engine giant Baidu and content marketing firm Taboola made news when they announced their strategic partnership. Working together, these two companies can enhance the services that the other provides. But what do these companies each do separately? Baidu’s Success In the simplest terms, Baidu can be thought of as the Read More The post Strategic Alliance of Baidu and Taboola appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle Wins Russian Phone Maker, Yotaphone

    Eliot Liang
    12 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Beijing, May 13th 2015: Digital Jungle, a leading cross-cultural digital marketing Agency that works with international clients to target Chinese audiences across the world, announced today their collaboration with the Russian smart-phone developer Yota Devices to promote and market the Yotaphone 2 dual-screen always-on smartphone in the Chinese market. Yota Devices believes in a business Read More The post Digital Jungle Wins Russian Phone Maker, Yotaphone appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Digital Jungle wins Mission Foods in China

    Eliot Liang
    6 May 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Beijing, CHINA May 7th 2015 Digital Jungle, a leading cross cultural digital marketing Agency that works with international clients to target Chinese audiences across the world, announced today their collaboration with Mission Foods, a leading global manufacturer of flatbread, corn and flatbread-related products, for the promotion of their wraps and tortilla- chips ranges for the China retail market. Mission Foods Read More The post Digital Jungle wins Mission Foods in China appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Understanding and Using Chinese KOLs

    Meg DeJong
    3 May 2015 | 11:31 pm
      What are Chinese KOLs? Chinese KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders) usually have millions of followers on social networking sites, such as Weibo (which boasts an impressive 600 million accounts), and therefore have a lot of influence. Since China has a collectivist culture, followers’ buying decisions are heavily influenced by KOLs. Chinese people are more likely Read More The post Understanding and Using Chinese KOLs appeared first on Digital Jungle.
  • Chinese Luxury Consumers Do Their Research

    Meg DeJong
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
      Today, China is an undoubtedly important market for luxury brands. This is supported by the fact that there are almost 3 million luxury consumers in Mainland China. These consumers can be broken down into two distinct categories: Luxury and Super Luxury consumers. Luxury consumers are those who have spent $1 million in personal wealth, Read More The post Chinese Luxury Consumers Do Their Research appeared first on Digital Jungle.
 
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  • Going to Shenzhen: A how-to Guide!

    Patrick Neugebauer
    27 May 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Going to Shenzhen: A how-to guide! For all the people coming to visit Zhuhai, there are certainly a lot of interesting cities and places nearby. Of course there is Hong Kong and Macao, as well as Guangzhou, which all are amazing places with colonial history. As most people know Macao was a former Portuguese colony […]
  • Interview with Marie

    Martin Schwarz
    26 May 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Marie, I’m from Cheshire, UK and have recently graduated form the University of Manchester with a degree in Linguistics.   Tell us something about your internship. I stayed in Chengdu for 2 months and worked for a start-up company. My job role was really varied […]
  • Goodbye China

    Jula Helten
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Four month already?? Wow time flies by .. I still remember how Paul and Jessica were waiting for me at the airport, my first week in the Office in Chengdu, .. how exciting everything was. All these new impressions of being the first time in China. Although some people believe it is quite hard to […]
  • Zhuhai Then VS Now Part II

    Fanny Leroy
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    When living in Tangjia there was a theme park called Pearl Amusement Park. Back in the days, it was very dirty and not very safe. Well guess what? As of today, it is still open and it is still as bad as it was 10 years ago, if not worse than before. This park has […]
  • Zhuhai Then VS Now

    Fanny Leroy
    21 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Born in France, I had never left European territory before. When my dad was offered to take a new job position in Zhuhai, our family was very skeptical about coming to live in China. My parents went to China to visit the surroundings and to find a house. When they came back to France, any […]
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  • Shanghai stocks implode on Thursday, -6.5% with heavy volume

    27 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Shanghai Composite had a spectacular drop on Thursday, falling an impressive -6.5% in heavy volume. The day's trading didn’t start off very well, with news hitting the tape that the fate of property developer Kaisa was once again in question as suitor Sunac pulled its bid for the company.  Hong Kong was also lower, shedding about -2.2%, but closing up off of the day’s lows, however the regional focus was squarely on the bloodbath in A-shares. Looking at trading in China, the plunge didn’t set in until the afternoon session (the index was down by about -1.4% prior to…
  • China Finance Online (JRJC) +20% in a few days; what gives?

    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    China Finance Online (JRJC, profile) has seen some strong advances in the past several trading sessions, gaining about +20% through trading on Tuesday. There hasn’t been any significant company news to justify the move higher; the only recent announcement came on May 11, when it announced that it released an updated version of its investment management platform “iTougu”. Although the news does reflect ongoing progress in the company’s strategy to shift from providing information to providing more comprehensive services, it doesn’t change the fundamental picture of the company over…
  • Week in review - May 22, 2015

    24 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    US-listed China stocks delivered more strong gains this week, with the PowerShares Golden Dragon China ETF rising +3.3% by Friday’s close. The move higher extended the recent rally’s total gains to about +27% from mid-March levels, and accounted for all of the YTD gains. The move higher from US-listed China stocks followed the lead from Mainland shares; the Shanghai composite push higher by about +8% on the week, closing at levels not seen since the 2008 global financial crisis. There was some eco-related news flow last week, and markets also had more earnings releases to digest. Eco data…
  • Eco data - Residential home prices for April 2015

    23 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    The official home price data for April showed an improvement in home prices for 70 major cities across China, for both new and existing homes. Looking at the data on a sequential basis (MoM), improving conditions seemed quite clear: for new homes, prices declined at the slowest rate since the correction began in May 2014, and prices for existing homes, prices rose for the first time since the downturn began last year. For major metropolitan areas (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Tianjin), the improvement was more clearly defined. For new homes in those…
  • Eco data - Flash PMI 49.1 for May 2015, up slightly MoM

    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    The HSBC/Markit Economics flash estimate of China’s manufacturing PMI for May came in at a tepid 49.1, up barely from 48.9 in April, and still indicating contracting conditions (the third month in a row). Major key sub-indexes pointed to ongoing weakness, however there was some moderation in degree versus last month (i.e. still falling, but at a less severe pace than April). New orders edged up slightly MoM but were still showing contraction, while New exports crossed over into contraction vs. expansion.  Employment conditions were still soft, as were Backlogs, but both were marginally…
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    Red Luxury

  • Tommy Hilfiger Celebrates 30th Anniversary with a Beijing Fashion Extravaganza

    red luxury
    28 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger presented his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing this week as part of his 30th anniversary celebration. The Fall 2015 collection is a nod to Hilfiger’s signature, which is iconic American fashion re-imagined with a modern athletic twist. Along with the fashion extravaganza, Hilfiger also celebrated the opening of the [&hellip
  • A New Chinese Billionaire Is Created Every Week

    red luxury w
    27 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    New research from UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers has found that a new Chinese billionaire has been created almost every week so far in 2015. In 2014, there were approximately 200 Chinese billionaires, compared to 570 in the United States, reports CNN. However, China’s billionaires are younger and most of them are self-made — around 25 percent [&hellip
  • Why China Has Become The World’s Fastest Growing Coffee Market

    red luxury w
    26 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Though China has long been a tea-drinking country, coffee is catching on among the country’s young, which has led China to become the fastest growing coffee market in the world. Despite the fact that Chinese drink only an average of four cups of coffee per person per year, the sheer number of people in the [&hellip
  • Gong Li Is The Face of Piaget’s New Collection for Young, Independent Women

    red luxury w
    22 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Chinese actress Gong Li is the face of Piaget’s collections for young, independent women. Before her appearance at the Met Gala in New York as a co-host of the event, Gong Li was in Beijing to debut watchmaker and jeweler Piaget’s Limelight Gala collection, reports asiaone. First launched in 2013, the Gala collection takes its [&hellip
  • Why the Future of Luxury Is Bright in China

    red luxury w
    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Despite the current spending slowdown in China, the rising wealth of China’s urban population means luxury sales could see exponential growth in the coming decades. New research by ANZ greater China economists Li-Gang Liu and Louis Lam project that hundreds of millions of Chinese are likely to join China’s middle-class, which will propel huge gains [&hellip
 
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    New Life ESL

  • 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…
  • How to Handle an Emergency in China

    Monica
    19 May 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Life. Is. Nuts. I can not believe how many times I have been in bizarre situations in China and came out of them like a bo$$. Some of my friends, on the other hand…well, that’s a different story. Working your way through an emergency in China is merely all about luck and connections. If you can speak the language, you’re going to make out better than a tourist. If you’re Chinese, you’re at the top of the ladder. If you have a good support system like local or determined friends, even better. While all of these occurrences are going to seem extremely irresponsible, I’ll go ahead…
  • How To Save Money To Move Overseas

    Derrick
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    You’ve probably heard quite a few people say that moving overseas was the best decision they’ve ever made in their life. I’m definitely one of those people. Moving out to Asia nearly three years ago was a big decision – and one that many people I knew doubted at the time – but I’ve enjoyed every day of my life since I made the big move and have grown so much along the way. I can’t even imagine what life would be like if I didn’t make this jump. Moving overseas isn’t something you just do overnight. You need to plan things out and make sure that you’re ready to make…
  • A Travel Guide From China to Vietnam

    Monica
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    ‘Nam, ‘Nam, ‘Nam, ‘Nam. Since I left Vietnam last month I’ve been asking myself one question: WHY DID I LEAVE? What was I thinking? All day food. All day drink. All day sun. All day cheap. No work. Just play. All day. All day. Thinking of going into the poetry biz, if you couldn’t tell. Aside from the men, women, and children constantly trying to sell me Rayban knock-offs (I bought four pairs) and outlandishly patterned parachute pants (I bought 3 pairs), Vietnam was by far one of, if not, the greatest traveling experience I’ve ever had. Here’s a guide on what to do, what to…
  • Teacher Interview: Chris from America

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

  • These 3 Little Daoist Monks Are Adorably Cute (Photos)

    Iris Lu
    28 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    In most people’s minds, Daoist monks are usually wise and clearheaded, yet also austere and detached. They wear black cloaks, and live in secluded places, untouched by human emotions with a calm and solemn look. Real Daoist monks may seem inaccessible or unapproachable. However, these photos of three little kids dressed up as Daoists totally changes this impression. In fact, many bloggers found the series really heartwarming—it’s just too cute to resist. In the photos, a little boy and two little girls are dressed like Daoist monks, wearing traditional robes and old cloth…
  • China’s One-Child Policy Controls the Population Through Terror

    James Burke
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    The one-child policy in China is one of the more sinister examples of the Chinese Communist Party’s totalitarian rule. Totalitarianism is a word that sometimes gets thrown around a bit to help describe the nature of a despotic regime. If you’re unsure of its definition, then here it is via Encyclopaedia Britannica: “Totalitarianism is a form of government that permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects of the individual’s life to the authority of the government.” Introduced in 1980, the Chinese Communist Party said the one-child policy aimed at…
  • This Heartwarming Mother’s Day Surprise Is Full of Joy and Tears

    Jane Tseng
    27 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    Of course everyone wants to celebrate Mother’s Day with their mom, but the reality is not everyone can. Some people have to stay at work even on such a meaningful day. Everyone wants to celebrate Mother’s Day with their mom. (Screenshot/YouTube) But some people have to work on this day. (Screenshot/YouTube) This McDonald’s in Taiwan interviewed some of its employees about their moms and families. Jing Yu “Our school was really far from home. And Mom always waited for us when classes were over. I felt safe whenever I saw her. I feel that Mom has really sacrificed a lot…
  • When the Monkey King Meets the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings (Photos)

    Iris Lu
    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Monkey King is the greatest fantasy literature of the East, while the Lord of the Rings series is the most popular one in the West. The former has been made into a TV series twice in China, and the latter has led to blockbusters with top box office sales. So what magic will happen if the Chinese legend meets the Western legend? Recently, a creative Weibo blogger used Photoshop to combine the figures and scenes of the two works into one. The result is quite effective, as one Internet user commented: They are supposed to be together. The combination makes great harmony. These pictures tell…
  • This Man Has the World’s Heaviest Outfit Made From Millions of Bees

    Iris Lu
    26 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    People gets all kinds of weird ideas for what to wear. Some even wear dresses made of flowers, vegetables, fruits, butterflies… Here we see a brave man wearing living bees all over his body. Bee outfit. (Image: Qlwb.com) The man in the photo is Gao Bingguo, a 55-year-old beekeeper from Shandong Province in China. He has been keeping bees for over 30 years. On May 25, Gao set out to challenge the Guinness world record for “the highest number of bees on the body,” which he himself set in 2014. Underneath the bee outfit. (Image: Qlwb.com) Gao’s body was covered with about…
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    Rye Jones

  • The Strange, Bold Thought of Jiang Qing

    Rye
    14 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    Jiang Qing蒋庆 Over the last couple of months I have begun shifting my attention from more historically- and Western-oriented research to some contemporary Chinese political competitors to democracy and democratic thought. One of the leading, Confucian-inspired theorists is Jiang Qing 蒋庆 (pictured to the left). I found many of his positions surprising, to say the least, and thought I might briefly share a bit about what I consider to be the highlights of the strange, bold thought of Jiang Qing. More specifically, I wanted to briefly outline Jiang’s tri-fold institutional…
  • Socio-economics, Gender, and Dating on Chinese College Campuses

    Rye
    3 May 2015 | 5:17 am
    The other week my roommate and I chatted a bit about dating in China vs. dating in the US. A brief part of what he said happened to touch on how economics and gender, among other things, affect dating practices in college for many Chinese students, and I thought I would quickly share some of we touched upon. The topic arose when it came time to pay after finishing a meal together (for my roommate’s birthday, no less). While I almost exclusively go dutch (i.e., split the bill or pay for my own part of the bill) when dining out with friends in America, groups of friends in China usually…
  • Chinese New Year’s in Xiamen

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

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

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

  • Sex trade goes underground via WeChat

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 1:06 am
    “Social media apps are also being used to connect supply and demand, especially China’s mainstream instant messaging service WeChat. Since the women can’t work at KTVs anymore, some of them instead linger around the building waiting for men to seek out their services.” Source: edition.cnn.com http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/25/asia/china-sin-city/ Brands need to be aware there is a significant sleaze potential to WeChat, given its intimacy and 540+ million users. The post Sex trade goes underground via WeChat appeared first on China Digital Review.
  • Snapshot of the China Medical Device Market

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 11:50 pm
              The post Snapshot of the China Medical Device Market appeared first on China Digital Review.
  • China PR Digital Skills Seen Lacking, Costs a Concern

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    PR cost concerns grow in China amid economic slowdown. From PR Week Source: www.prweek.com Not just an economic slowdown, but a corresponding shift to digital marketing in China means PR firms here must ramp up their digital capabilities, especially with analytics and tech. The post China PR Digital Skills Seen Lacking, Costs a Concern appeared first on China Digital Review.
  • China’s Women Billionaires, Holding Up the Sky

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
    -by Ernie Diaz It’s good to be proven wrong, but still have your point made. At every historic Chinese calamity, no matter how the people suffered, women suffered worse. Post-China liberation, with each stride ahead, women walked a respectful five steps behind. Always the model worker, never the commune leader, always the factory-line jobber, never the foreman. Always the head accountant, never the manager. You can argue the east-west balance of feminism until CCTV moderator Tian Wei snaps her pencil. You can point to discrimination in the Chinese workplace and peasant village. But don’t…
  • Alibaba Fakes and the Tuhao Effect

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    When a Korean soap opera mocks a Chinese trend, it’s over. Are you the type to reprimand a mother of five at the supermarket, because her hyperactive twelve-year-old keeps cart riding and crashing into other shoppers? So are we. That’s why we like Jack Ma. When his 12-year-old, Taobao, offends you – for instance, one of its 2 million+ stores tries to sell a fake brand, you can report the store, and follow a procedure for having the products removed. Luxury brand owner Kering doesn’t like Jack Ma, having gone so far as to sue Alibaba for knowingly promoting fakes for profit.
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    Happy Mothers Day 2015 | Happy Mothers Day Quotes

  • Mother’s Day 2015 Presents Gifts For A Mother

    5 May 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Mother’s Day Presents For A Mother : To Be Due to the fact that Mommy’s Day is merely a few days away, lots of people are having tough time thinking of just what to gift to offer to their mommies. Instead than buying a bouquet or box of delicious chocolates, maybe it would certainly be more purposeful to offer her something that she will treasure forever.Mothers Day 2015 PresentsAlso if your mommy is currently pleased with a offer card and dinner, putting in more initiative ahead up with something extra unique would absolutely make her 3 times happier, and you really feel more…
  • Happy Easter Wishes Quotes | Funny Messages And Sms

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Happy Easter Wishes Quotes | Funny Messages And Sms : Easter is a christian religious event which will be celebrated on 20 April 2015. On this occasion peoples perform "Easter Celebration" by sending Easter  Wishes Quotes, Easter Messages, Easter Poems Wishes, Easter Wishes jokes & happy Easter Quotes messages / Easter text Messages, Easter Wishes and Easter Greetings Quotes. We have compiled a great collection of Easter Quotes / text messages for wishing Happy Easter Occasion. Easter is here! Be sure to send your warmest Easter…
  • Happy Easter 2015 Pictures | Funny Easter Pictures | Egg Pictures

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

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

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

    China Drug Consulting
    6 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    As we all know, the Chinese market is developing very rapidly, and provides a lot of opportunities. However, the foreign medical device company is also facing fierce competition from local Chinese medical device market. In order to expand the Chinese market, foreign companies must pay attention to the following key issues: Chinese government provides financial […] The post 4 Things You Need to Know About China Medical Device Market appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • The Reform of China’s Pharmaceutical Market

    China Drug Consulting
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang recently announced that China will cancel most of the drug price controls, so that the price will be determined by the market given – even though a specific timetable has not been determined. China may also make profit-margin regulations, and the price cap to ensure that the medicines available and affordable. […] The post The Reform of China’s Pharmaceutical Market appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • China Releases Biosimilar Guidelines

    China Drug Consulting
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released the country’s first biosimilar guidelines on February 28, 2015. The final guidance, based on a draft released in November 2014, took into effect immediately. The document establishes basic principles for development and evaluation of biosimilars, including recommended studies and QC. Biosimilars should be submitted through the new […] The post China Releases Biosimilar Guidelines appeared first on China Drug Consulting.
  • Premier’s report may boost China’s medical Internet development

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

  • New Free Trade Zones in China

    dominik
    11 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    China is planning on creating 3 new free trade zones. Their location is set to be on the southeastern coast, in the neighbourhood of the Pilot Shanghai Free Trade Zone, which was launched on September 2013.   First Free Trade zone in China More than a year since the launch of the Pilot Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, China is preparing to open 3 new ones. The Chinese government is hoping to boost their slowing economy. On Tuesday, March 24th, The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee approved a plan for establishing three new free trade zones in…
  • Importing from China – Tips Tools and Resources

    dominik
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    For those who already import from China or for anyone who is thinking about starting to import from China, we’ve prepared a list of useful websites, free resources, and tips to use when it comes to trading with Chinese suppliers. Some of our resources are well know, but we included them in our guide due to the fact that many entrepreneur or companies have never done business in China, and everything is new to them. Importing from China is a whole process. Even buying online is not the same as buying on eBay or Amazon. No matter whether you plan to buy a whole 20′ container or just 2…
  • China trade-related rules will be translated into English

    dominik
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    The Chinese government is making life easier for foreign entrepreneurs trading with China. It made an announcement declaring it will translate Chinese trade-related laws and regulations into English. The reason is to help people around the world understand China trade-rules. China Trade-rules The notice was released on the 23rd of March, and it states that all ministries, commissions, and organizations directly under the State Council are obligated to translate their rules and regulations related to trade into English. All laws and rules referring to trade in goods and services, as well as…
  • Top 10 China Blogs

    dominik
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Are you looking for some good blogs to read about China? Look no further! We’ve scoured the Web and found the most interesting, most must-read China-related blogs. We’ve prepared a mixture of the 10 best Chinese blogs (actually 13, it was hard for us to pick the best 10), which we recommend to everyone. Our list ranges from business blogs to some expats blogs. Check out what we consider to be the top 13 best blogs about China. The blogs are listed in random order. #1 China Law blog A must-read, must-know blog for anyone doing business with China, Dan Harris and his team are doing…
  • A complete Guide to Canton Fair

    dominik
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    Canton Fair in is the biggest, best-known sourcing fair in China, also known as the China Import and Export Fair. Held twice a year in Guangzhou (Canton), it attracts more than 500,000 visitors to both the spring and autumn fairs. Importers from more than 200 countries and regions from all over the world attend to visit more than 22,000 exhibitors from all over China and overseas. It’s the “must visit” trade show for almost every importer from China. So if you already import from China and are looking for new Chinese suppliers or just want to start your import business,…
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