Monthly Archives: July 2007


  • China and Solar Power
    While often criticized for its poor environmental record, China has taken the lead in one key are: solar power. The country’s skies and rivers are turning gray and black, but there are signs that things at least have the potential to turn around.


  • China's Sunny Potential
    While often criticized for its poor environmental record, China has taken the lead in one key are: solar power. The country’s skies and rivers are turning gray and black, but there are signs that things at least have the potential to turn around.


  • Are China Expats De-Facto Colonialists?
    The flood of expatriates into China in recent years has given pockets of the country a distinctly colonial feel. In the trendiest parts of Shanghai the nightlife is often dominated by foreigners living the semi-Chinese experience much as some Br


  • A Plan to Export Coconut Palm Drink!
    I am thoroughly convinced someone could make a million dollars exporting Coconut Palm drink. Seriously, think about it. Most of what China exports is either crappy goods like children’s toys that have pieces the exact size to choke someone, or knock


  • Coconut Palm Drink: Ripe for Export!
    I am thoroughly convinced someone could make a million dollars exporting Coconut Palm drink. Seriously, think about it. Most of what China exports is either crappy goods like children’s toys that have pieces the exact size to choke someone, or knock


  • Identifying the Nationalities of Laowai
    With the explosion of tourism in China, you really need a guide to identifying people’s home countries. China is about to surpass France as the world's number one tourist destination and there a question on everyone's minds: How was France n


  • Beijing Business Events
    Your guide to Beijing business events. Event: FC Club Headhunter Social Networking Event FC Date: Second Thursday of every month Place: X Change Bar, 5th Floor, The Intercontinental Hotel, 11 Financial Street Contact: http://www.


  • Staying Fit with your Chinese Lifestyle
    Yes it is sometimes tough here in China with so much great tasting food, I have heard some Chinese friends tell me that if you ate a different Chinese dish everyday for the rest of your life there would be still some that you haven’t tried.


  • Are Chinese Too Competitive?
    Is it just me, or are Chinese unusually competitive? Keep in mind am still trying to prove that Alan Thicke qualifies as a celebrity in order to win an argument with someone I haven’t seen in five years.


  • Insults from a Chinese Barber
    Getting a haircut should be enjoyable, but in China it doesn't always work out that way. A few years ago when a friend came to visit in Chengdu he was determined to be independent and not receive help at the barber shop.