Posts Tagged design

Chinese Companies Going Out, And The New Patent Wars

For the past five years, the Chinese government has been encouraging Chinese companies to set up a foreign presence. In Chinese, this policy is known as 走出去 or “going out”. There are several reasons for this: Chinese companies are predominantly low on the value chain, and are mainly in manufacturing. There is comparatively little value […]


Apple and China: The American Media Ignorance Continues

Over the past year, the tone of coverage of many China-related topics in the US has improved. For the most part, writers covering China have tried to look past the generally-accepted stereotypes, and have tried to get a deeper understanding of what is going on in China. But occasionally something finds its way through the […]


Back To The Mac!

It has been some time since I last posted an article, so I thought I better give you a pretty good excuse. Long story short: I have said goodbye to my old Windows (Averatec) laptop, and have bought and am using a brand new MacBook Pro 2.4G 2/250 15″ laptop running OS X (Leopard), which […]


China’s Cities: Coming Out At The Wrong End of History?

Several days ago I attended Urbancamp Beijing, hosted by Orange Labs in Beijing. The purpose of the event was to explore how cities of the not-too-distant future will look like; the theme was the Chinese City 2.0. Because China is growing so rapidly in this area, it has become a sociologist’s paradise for study. Neville […]