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Posts Categorized / China News

So-called Capitalism Isn’t Working

September 29, 2011 | China News, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business | by TofflerN

While that’s a nice tagline, it should really say: Corruption is working or Corruption is alive and well When you have corrupt leaders in Africa who refuse to participate in the international capitalist system and instead hoard assets, engage in genocide and starve their peoples to death, this is not a failure of capitalism. This […]

The Alibaba Group

December 13, 2009 | China News | by TofflerN

Check on the below chart, and the whole post from Gang Lu over at Mobinode.  Just like I mentioned in this post, Alibaba really is taking over the Chinese internet!

Chinglish and other Funny Signs in SH

November 20, 2009 | China News | by TofflerN

“Harmonize” is a very popular euphemism in China, as are its derivatives, “harmonious.” Consider this introduction to the Expo which uses “harmonious” no less than 3 times in 1 paragraph: And if you’re a party cadre or the family member of a revolutionary martyr, you get discounted entry to Century Park (in English, no less, […]

Overruns and Seconds in Shanghai

Look inside any garment and there’s a good chance you’ll see a “Made in China” label.  Garments of all sorts, qualities, and brands are made in China.  Most of the garment manufacturing is centered around the Pearl River Delta (Guangzhou/Shenzhen) or Ningbo.  Despite this, and the tight watch designers keep on their production facilities, many […]

Network Marketing in China

March 14, 2009 | Business Climate, China News, Entrepreneurship & Business | by TofflerN

I’ve signed up on a site where people can ask questions about traveling to different places and have them answered by locals, as a way to get the real feel for the place.  Besides the obvious and just plain stupid questions (do I, as an American, need a visa to China), some people have started […]

A few articles about China

February 7, 2009 | China News | by TofflerN

With the economy in decline, particularly in the West, it seems young people are interested in fleeing the poor US job market to test their luck in China.  If that’s the case for you, here’s A useful article about money for people planning to move to China. However, before you jump on the China bandwagon, […]

Reflections on the Olympics

Despite my doubts whether Beijing would pull off a successful Olympics and the controversy over free press, human rights, the Opening Ceremony, and other issues, in my opinion, China hosted an amazing Olympics. The skies were blue, there were large tracks of greenery, the Olympic Green was very attractive, traffic was not a problem, the […]

China News – August 10, 08

August 10, 2008 | China News, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Why China is not inclined to Democracy Symbolizing China’s feelings toward foreigners – A summary of new movie examining China’s complex relationship with outsiders, through a Chinese Graduate student’s life in the US Blogging in China Bush’s speech on China China: The High Tech Police State Faces of China in Photographs – Some amazing pictures […]

Only 4 Days till the Opening Ceremony

The Beijing 2008 Olympics will start in 4 days!! As of this morning, my plane tickets to Beijing are bought and in hand!  I have a place to stay and the promise of Olympics Games’ tickets.  Beijing Olympics, here I come!!! I’ll be in Beijing from the evening of August 14th to the morning of […]

More (paranoid) Security

As of yesterday all the food & drink vendors and retail outlets in and around Shanghai’s subway stations have cleared out their inventory and closed.  No more grabbing breakfast in the subway station for me.  :(  They’ve even put tape over the doors to make sure no one sneaks anything inside.  Some larger, more established […]

China News – August 3, 08

August 3, 2008 | China News, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

With less than a week before the start of the Olympics, most news coming out of China is related to the Olympics. Economy China as a Global Economic Superpower To be an economic superpower, a country must be sufficiently large, dynamic, and globally integrated to have a major impact on the world economy. Three political […]

China News – July 27, 08

July 27, 2008 | China News, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Last week’s China News roundup. Increasing restrictions to broadcasting from the Olympics Why the Chinese people are so proud to host the Olympics China’s internet propoganda army Sex + Criticism + China = Book Deal Places you can protest during the Olympics China is offended Polite conversation “One poster focuses on “etiquette when communicating with […]