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The Lamentable Rise of the Financial Services Salesman
It was not all that long ago that you could sit in the Long Bar in Shanghai, or have a beer in Centro in Beijinrls woreg, and be relatively left alone in the company of your mates and discuss football, the previous weekends antics and which girls w
ADVERTISING METHODS IN CHINA - The American Perspective
We have recently been given access to a US Department of Commerce report on “Advertising Methods in China”. This report, based on an 18 month study by US ofﬁcials, has been purely aimed at answering the question, “Can advertising be used in
May Events - Beijing
5/17-2008/5/18 Sino-English Financial Forum - Asset and Risk Speakers: Professor Michael Dempster, Professor Gautam Mitra, Dr. Dan diBartolomeo, Dr. Elena Medova, Professor Guo Qingwang, Professor Zhao Xijun, Professor Ren Huaixiu Place: Renmi
Expat Profile: Christian Lillieroos, CEO
Ping Pong diplomacy still pays dividends. As a former world-class table tennis player (his team mate was the legendary J.O. Waldner), Christian Lillieroos finds his favorite sport still opens doors in China.
Second Tier City Real Estate Investment
-By Dustin Mills Hundreds of billions of Yuan are pouring into China’s real estate market; apartment complexes and entire neighborhoods are built in the blink of an eye; apartments are sold before construction is finished; and everyone’s attention
Why Your Innocuous Blog is Blocked
Congratulations to Black and White Cat, which has finally unblocked itself. The popular blog with the catchy name has long been hampered by one of the most basic problems a China blog can possibly have: it was unavailable on the Mainland.
Digg This: You Crashed China Expat
Last Friday I put up a post that seemed to be nothing special. Nonetheless it ended up crashing China Expat. It was questioning whether the hype around China’s booming economic, and potential to take over the international economy, was similar t
Is China the Next Japan?
For years economists have wondered whether the inevitable rising power of China was similar to Japan in the 1980s. If you remember (and that requires you to be over 22), people used to think that Japan was an unstoppable beast destined to take over th
What if the RMB and Dollar were the Same...
Today the Renminbi broke the 7.5 barrier against the dollar. Given that the Canadian dollar recently reached parity with its southern counterpart, I started to wonder what a one-to-one dollar-Yuan ratio would mean for prices here.
Why I love Gentrifcation
A store in my Beijing neighborhood shut down a few weeks ago, and it has left me wondering if I should be so happy about it. The place was sort of like a supermarket, except it had nothing good—at all.
Blogging on China Bloggers
Yesterday’s AmCham event ‘Under the Digital Influence’ gave an excellent overview of the internet scene in China. There were two panels, the first entitled “Decoding China's Internet Scene” and the second “The Business of Blogging.