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China English Teaching Horror Stories

Jun 28, 2017 Comments(44)

Teaching English in China can be a risky venture, especially for inexperienced teachers who might fall victim to the more unscrupulous schools and administrators out there. Here we take a look at several horror stories which should illustrate what can happen when innocent English teachers fall into the wrong hands. ...Read more>>

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China is Now the Second Largest Investor in the World

Jun 21, 2017

According to the recently released 2017 World Investment Report, China has become the second largest investor in the world. ... Read More>>

Lost in Mistranslation HOT

May 10, 2017 Comments(2)

After nine years in China, my Chinese still isn’t very good. The main reason, I think, is the lack of incentive... ... Read More>>

Why Can't China Attract Foreign Professionals? HOT

May 02, 2017 Comments(51)

Why are foreign professionals often unwilling to come work in China? The professional job market in China is difficult for the young and inexperienced, while more experienced foreigners are hesitant to move to China because of pollution and other issues. ... Read More>>

Searching for a More Peaceful Life: China’s Most Livable “Second-Tier,” Cities HOT

Apr 18, 2017 Comments(29)

The extortionate property and living costs in first tier cities are an enormous source of pressure and concern among young Chinese professionals today. This article translated from dwnews.com, explores the growing opportunities that second tier cities have ...... Read More>>

Easy Money: The Daigou Pros of China HOT

Mar 31, 2017 Comments(2)

In the words of Wikipedia, daigou (代购) “is a channel of commerce in which an overseas person purchases commodities… for a customer in mainland China, since prices for luxury goods can be 30 to 40 percent higher in China than abroad.” Daigou literally ...... Read More>>

Made in China 2.0: Innovation not Replication HOT

Mar 27, 2017 Comments(6)

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? HOT

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(7)

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 HOT

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? HOT

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? HOT

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>>

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