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Archive for November, 2012


Book Review: China Fast Forward






Bill Dodson’s China Fast Forward takes a close look at China economic and political landscape as it faces the challenges of the next decade.




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Hong Kong’s Startup Scene: Interview with Casey Lau






Casey Lau explains the Hong Kong startup scene in 2012







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Sina Weibo Makes Basketball Grannie Famous






Sina Weibo makes the unknown famous, even if they have nothing to do with the internet.







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Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962






Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962
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The much-anticipated definitive account of China’s Great Famine An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China’s Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early ’60s. One of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically referred to as “the three years of natural disaster.” As a journalist with privileged access to official and unofficial sources, Yang Jisheng spent twenty years piecing together the events that led to mass nationwide starvation, including the death of his own father. Finding no natural causes, Yang….

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China Says No To Most Westerners Working In China






China’s employment policies actively discriminate against westerners. So why don’t western governments start a conversation with China about the issue?







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Why The Next Wave of China Startups Will Be Based Outside China






Most business people think that having a presence in China to reach the Chinese market is necessary. Not necessarily.







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