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How to Travel to Lhasa by Train or Airplane from Major Cities in China

Mar 28, 2017 Comments(1)

Lhasa has always been a big draw for the adventurous traveler. However, getting there is no easy feat, especially as far as time and budget are concerned. Here’s a guide on how to get to Tibet via train and airplane from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xining. Read more>>

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Made in China 2.0: Innovation not Replication

Mar 27, 2017 Comments(3)

21st century China isn’t necessarily synonymous with fakes anymore. Welcome to the world of Made in China 2.0, a new brand of Chinese innovation, not replication. ... Read More>>

Shanghai to Be the Next Silicone Valley?

Mar 08, 2017 Comments(2)

A recent survey by KPMG indicates that Shanghai may be the next Silicon Valley. Could it be true? ... Read More>>

Departure of Foreign Investors May Cost China 40 Million Jobs HOT

Mar 02, 2017 Comments(6)

Foreign Investors are starting to pull out of China for a number of reasons and its causing unemployment in the country to increase. ... Read More>>

Made in China--Not Just Cheap Clothes and Toys Anymore HOT

Feb 23, 2017 Comments(9)

Chinese manufactured goods used to be considered sub-par when compared with imports. However, this line of thinking could become a thing of the past as more Chinese gain faith in stuff made at home. ... Read More>>

Crossing Knives: Two Companies, a Famous Logo and a Court Case HOT

Feb 22, 2017 Comments(3)

Two companies are going to court over a trademark war in Switzerland and a Chinese company with manufacturing rights may be caught in the middle. ... Read More>>

Foreigners No Longer Allowed to Live-Stream...Sort Of

Feb 21, 2017 Comments(2)

Chinese officials have issued regulations disallowing foreigners from using live-streaming applications to broadcast in China. ... Read More>>

Train Ticket Prices to Increase by 30% in Southeastern Coastal Areas HOT

Feb 16, 2017 Comments(5)

Ticket prices for G and D trains travelling between 200 and 250 kilometers will increase in April due to increased competition and changes in pricing policy. ... Read More>>

The 10 Chinese Brands Best Known Overseas HOT

Feb 03, 2017

As China continues to rise in global stature, old stereotypes about the quality of products it makes are dying. Britain’s BrandZ, a brand equity database, just released its ranking of China’s best known brands overseas. ...Read More>>

Chinese Internet Usage: The Numbers are Staggering HOT

Jan 27, 2017 Comments(2)

As China’s economy continues to grow, more and more people are using the internet and the ways in which they are using it are also diversifying. A recent report from the China Internet Network Information Center details some of these changes. ... Read More>>

McDonald’s Sells Holdings in China and Hong Kong for $2 billion HOT

Jan 17, 2017 Comments(3)

McDonald’s has sold most of its holdings in China and Hong Kong. Chinese firm Citic Capital and U.S. private equity firm The Carlyle Group have signed an agreement with the fast food giant in a deal worth $2.08 billion. ... Read More>>

Investment Worries: Can Northeastern and Western China Catch Up?

Jan 03, 2017 Comments(2)

A recent report shows that the provinces with the best environment for investment are generally located in East, South, and Central China. This author believes that West China can become more competitive by improving its environment for soft investment. ... Read More>>

Are China’s Taxes Hurting Its Manufacturing Industry? HOT

Dec 29, 2016 Comments(1)

Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang made international headlines by announcing that he would open an auto glass factory in Ohio to escape China’s high taxes. This has led international media to question if China’s high taxes are hurting its manufacturing ...... Read More>>

The 9 Most Developed Mega Cities in China HOT

Dec 22, 2016 Comments(1)

Which cities in China are the most economically developed? This translated article lists China’s nine largest and most developed cities. The author includes each city’s population and per capita GDP. ... Read More>>

What Are China’s Future First-Tier Cities? HOT

Dec 15, 2016 Comments(2)

China’s second-tier cities are catching up the “Big 4” first-tier cities. Which second-tier cities will become first-tier cities in the near future? This author predicts that Hangzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Suzhou have the best chances of being first-tier ...... Read More>>

China’s Workforce is Aging: How Can an Economic Decline Be Prevented?

Dec 14, 2016 Comments(1)

The “China Human Capital Report 2016” shows that China’s labor force is aging, and may cause the nation’s economic growth to decline with in next fifteen years. China must increase its birthrate in order to have enough human capital for economic growth. ...... Read More>>

German Companies in China Unsure about Future Prospects

Dec 06, 2016

Many German companies in China saw their profits decline this year and are worried about their economic prospects for the future. Concerns include air pollution, rising labor costs, and unpredictable policy. However, most German companies in China have no ...... Read More>>

A More Western China? 4 Areas Where the West Has Impacted China HOT

Nov 14, 2016 Comments(13)

One can hardly sum up the influence of the West on China in just a few words, but we certainly can’t deny that a role has been played. The following list covers some key ways in which foreign influence can be seen in modern-day China. ... Read More>>

China Still Doesn’t Measure Up: Minister Says It Will Take Decades to Shift to Service Economy HOT

Nov 01, 2016 Comments(6)

Minister of Industry and Informational Technology Miao Wei recently said that China is at least 30 years from such a shift. The author of this article agrees that China is far from its competitors in terms of high-end manufacturing- a necessary component to ...... Read More>>

Chinafornia Here We Come: State Sees Record Investments from China in 2016 HOT

Sep 29, 2016 Comments(4)

Chinese investment in the United States this year has become larger than ever before. The growth rate of Chinese investments has had many joking that California has actually become Chinafornia. ... Read More>>

Russia is the Hottest New Destination for Chinese Tourists HOT

Sep 15, 2016 Comments(12)

With the decline of the ruble, Russia has become a popular new destination for Chinese tourists. Chinese are traveling to Russian cities to go sightseeing and buy luxury goods. This article discusses Russia’s newfound popularity with Chinese tourists and ...... Read More>>

Will China Reduce Pension Contribution Rates to Lower Manufacturing Costs? HOT

Sep 01, 2016 Comments(3)

China is currently struggling to compete with Southeast Asian countries in the global labor market. To solve this, the government plans to reduce pension rates for Chinese workers in order to make the nation’s manufacturing sector more competitive. ... Read More>>

The 10 Cities in China with the Highest GDP HOT

Aug 02, 2016 Comments(5)

This translated articles lists the cities with the highest GDP in the first quarter of 2016 in China and examines each city’s economic growth rate. Shanghai had the largest GDP followed by Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Suzhou, Chengdu, ...... Read More>>

Young Chinese Forgo Traditional Workplace for Bigger Dreams HOT

Aug 01, 2016 Comments(5)

Young Chinese graduates are heading out into the workforce, but may face a bit of a wake-up call. They hope to get funding for their own startups, work at jobs with flextime and other soft benefits, and while being the most attractive person in the office. ... Read More>>

China Plans to Open an Immigration Office for Green Cards (For Rich Expats) HOT

Jul 25, 2016 Comments(11)

China plans to open an immigration office in the hope to attract more overseas talent. However, the elusive green card seems to still only be accessible for those making a fairly high salary for most living in China. ... Read More>>

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