Culture

6 differences between Chinese and American shoppers on ‘Black Friday’

Dec 5, inkstone

The hottest USA purchases on Black Friday included Frozen 2 toys and Nerf guns by Hasbro, as well as video games such as FIFA 20 and the Nintendo Switch console. Chinese consumers were splurging on their pets, men’s clothes, and hi-tech skincare devices including face massagers and heated foot baths for China’s Singles’ Day this year. READ MORE

 

China to scale back affirmative action for ethnic minorities

Dec 5, inkstone

The move could result in curbs on education opportunities as well as the removal of tax benefits and other subsidies for minority groups.  READ MORE

 

Chinese teenagers ranked as the world’s best students

Dec 4, inkstone

China beat out education powerhouse Singapore and its results far outstripped the West. 

However, for some Chinese educators, the top scores in Pisa are an unwelcome confirmation of the systemic flaws in Chinese education. READ MORE

 

Chinese residents grow nervous about facial data privacy

Nov 27 inkstone

In China, surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition technology are used for everything from identifying and shaming jaywalkers to stopping toilet paper theft. READ MORE

 

Being motorists use fake marriages to be able to drive

Nov 26 inkstone

Beijing motorists desperate to use their cars are resorting to sham marriages to get around strict license plate rules. The rules are designed to limit the number of vehicles allowed on the city’s congested roads. READ MORE

 

China Is Moving Toward a Cashless Society

Nov 25, eMarketer

Proximity mobile payments are now ubiquitous across retail categories. Mobile payment apps are not merely one-dimensional tools for payment; they now offer other services as well. For example, a popular feature on Alipay and WeChat Pay enables diners to make reservations and prepay for meals before arriving at restaurants. READ MORE

 

America’s International Students Come From China

Nov 20, Statista

China remained the largest source country for international students with a grand total of 369,548 enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, non-degree and optional practicing training programs. READ MORE

 

Chinese students keep coming to the US (for now)

Nov 19, inkstone

The allure of a US education for many Chinese appears, at first glance, to be holding firm.  READ MORE

 

China fears young people are addicted to video games. Now it’s imposing a curfew

Nov 6, CNN World

Under the new rules, gamers aged under 18 will be banned from playing online games between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. On weekdays, minors can only play for 90 minutes, while they may play up to three hours per day on weekends and public holidays. READ MORE

For the first time, there are more ultra-wealthy people in China than the US

Oct 22, Business Insider

Out of the hundreds of millions of people that make up the wealthiest 10% of people on the planet in 2018, 100 million lived in China and 99 million lived in the United States, according to Credit Suisse’s Global wealth report 2019. READ MORE

 

China’s e-bike explosion is caught between convenience and road safety

Oct 19, The World of Chinese

The sale of e-bikes has soared. In 1998, 40,000 e-bikes were sold, compared with 14 million in 2015, and more e-bikes are taking to the roads every year. The number of traffic accidents has correspondingly risen. READ MORE

 

‘Smart’ public toilets in Shanghai limit use to 15 minutes

Oct 17, inkstone

The new bathrooms are part of China’s efforts to extend artificial intelligence (AI) into almost every aspect of daily life. READ MORE

 

Patriotism films celebrate founding of China raking in US$391 million in over four days during National Day holiday

Oct 4, South China Morning Post

‘My People, My Country’, ‘The Climbers’ and ‘The Captain’, all celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The four-day sales figure surpasses the 2.65 billion yuan grossed during ‘golden week’ in 2017.  READ MORE

 

China’s Spenders Are Saving. That’s a Problem for Everyone.

Oct 2, 2019 New York Times

Chinese consumers, who have become more cautious over the past year, are now staging a broad retreat. They are buying fewer cars, smartphones and appliances. They are going to the movies less and taking fewer trips abroad. READ MORE

 

‘Beijing bikini’ and 18 other official no-nos in China

Aug 7, inkstone

Beijing has become the latest city in China looking to regulate undesirable behavior in public. 

Authorities in the Chinese capital are drafting rules to crack down on what they deem to be uncivilized behavior, possibly with fines as a penalty. READ MORE

 

Chinese Adults Game the Hardest

Aug 5, Statista

China is the country with the highest number of frequent adult gamers in 2019 (29 percent). READ MORE

 

How to Use Chopsticks With These 9 Useful Tips

Aug 5, The Beijinger

Master the art of this centuries-old cutlery. Here are nine rules to keep in mind so that you never accidentally kill the convivial dining vibe. READ MORE

 

An Illustrated Guide to Chinese Dumplings

Jul 25, RADII

Dumplings aren’t just a Chinese food staple — for many people, dumplings are a cornerstone of their identity. From soup to rice, here’s a handy guide to the most popular types of Chinese dumplings. READ MORE

 

Chinese on Top of the Sharing Economy

June 11, Statista

Only 34 percent of Chinese consumers were rejecting the idea of a (long term) rental outright. 24 percent would consider renting a car or bike long term and the shares are also higher in other categories surveyed. READ MORE

 

The legendary tale behind the Dragon Boat Festival

June 5, 2019 inkstone

These days, the occasion is celebrated by racing dragon boats and eating rice dumplingswrapped in bamboo leaves. But the festivities had a tragic origin. WATCH VIDEO

 

11 mind-blowing facts about China’s economy

May 6, 2019 Business Insider

#9: Average household income in China has increased by over 400% in 10 years READ MORE

 

China’s army of migrant workers is becoming older and less mobile

May 1, 2019 South China Morning News

Workers have become less willing to travel far from home to look for work, with many inland governments encouraging them to return home to start their own businesses. Read More

 

China: Growing Purchase Power

April 26, 2019 Statista

China, is the country with the largest purchasing power on Earth and is on track to almost triple its purchasing power by 2030. Read More

 

New Year feasting: 5 China foods

Feb 6, 2019 inkstone

Every region, ethnic group and family has its own unique Lunar New Year food. Here are five of the best-known ones from different parts of China. READ MORE

 

All you need to know about the year of the pig

Feb 4 2019 So China Morning Post

In China, pigs symbolize wealth. Their chubby little faces and big ears are associated with good fortune. According to Chinese astrology, they are realistic and pragmatic – where other zodiac signs may dither, pigs are decisive. READ MORE

 

3 billion trips in 40 days: China begins Lunar New Year mass migration

Jan 21, 2019 So China Morning Post

Millions of people will travel across China by rail, road, plane and, in some cases, on foot, to reunite with their families in their hometowns for the Lunar New Year. READ MORE

 

In Everything Give Thanks

Nov 21, 2018 China Source

Verbally expressing thanks is the most basic form of politeness. In China, this can lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding. READ MORE

 

Singles’ Day just set another sales record

November 12, 2018 Statista

The Chinese shopping extravaganza is nearly three times as big as Thanksgiving weekend in the USA. READ MORE

 

The Meaning of Gifts

November 9, 2018 ChinaSource

It can be a source of stress when it takes place within the context of a Chinese-western personal relationship.  READ MORE

 

The meaning of colors in China

October 19, 2018 Sapore Di Cina

In both tradition and everyday life in China, each color has specific sensations and messages associated with it, as happens in every culture… READ MORE

 

Internet Superpowers – Leading online brands and Businesses in USA and China

Jul 23, 2018 Entrepreneur Philippines

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The 10 most popular sports in China

June 10, 2018 Sapore di Cina

China has become not just an economic, but also a Sports superpower. READ MORE

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