China’s Concubine Culture Lives On in Mistress Villages

For Chinese men there’s no status symbol like a mistress, or two, or three, or four A friend attended a work-related banquet in China recently. Seated at the same table were several men who were executives of Chinese state-owned enterprises. As bottles of Hennessy Cognac and jet-fuel-like baijiu were opened and quickly consumed, the topic…


A Bite Of China

Chinese Culinary Culture Economic Observer Online Never before in Chinese history has a documentary film aroused so much public enthusiasm. Everybody is talking about a new 7-part documentary called A Bite of China which was recently broadcast late at night on CCTV 1. The documentary depicts various gourmet items across the vast Chinese culinary landscape….

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China: Microbloging Reshaping A New Landscape For Giant Enterprises

    The Chinese business world has seen several recent examples of how bad management of customer relations can inflict serious damage on the social web. But will the big corporations see the upside in time?   BEIJING- Could the ground-level buzz of social media threaten mighty companies like Siemens and Lenovo? Don’t rule it…

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China`s Shifting Power : Sloth and Indolence Of The West

 How the West became China’s willing servant Eurozone leaders have brought their begging bowl to China, looking for help in boosting their bailout fund. So what does this say about the shift in the global balance of power? In October 1911, China rose up in revolution. Four months later the last emperor had fallen and…

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China: Secret Warship Ready For Launch

China aircraft carrier confirmed by General Staff The 300m (990ft) carrier, under construction in Dalian, is thought to be nearly finished The head of China’s General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has confirmed that China’s first aircraft carrier is under construction. Gen Chen Bingde refused to say when the carrier – a remodelled…

Americans furious at Karzai seeking friendship with China and Iran.

Karzai’s China-Iran dalliance riles Obama By M K Bhadrakumar Great moments in diplomatic timing are hard to distinguish when the practitioners are inscrutable entities. Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visits to China and Iran within the week rang alarm bells in Washington which were heard in the Oval Office of the White House. Karzai’s two days…