“Balanced” Faces, Blood Type, and Zodiac Signs: China’s Weirdest Job Requirements

When it comes to weird job requirements, China definitely takes the cake. In the midst of a booming economy, job seekers are discovering that their diplomas from China’s most prestigious universities may not be enough. A quick run-through of the local job ads shows quite a number of interesting “requirements”. One Beijing school’s recruitment ad …

Open Sesame: Alibaba and the Alipay Controversy

In the ensuing controversy over Alipay – China’s largest third-party payment system – is the problem a result of internal conflict, or a result of complicated regulations in China’s budding capitalist market system? The controversy began in March of this year, when Alibaba shareholders Yahoo and Softbank announced that CEO Jack Ma had transferred ownership …

Shanghai Disney Resort - Competition and Concerns in China

The Shanghai Disney Resort, the 24.5 billion RMB (3.8 billion USD) investment to bring Mickey Mouse and its entertainment world to China, will become one of the key projects for the city of Shanghai, one of the “31 must-go cities in the world” referred to by the New York Times. Disney Shanghai is expected to …

Micro-blogging War in China

It is already a cliché now to argue that Twitter has become one of the landmark changes brought by Internet-based communications. With more and more companies in the United States using or planning to use Twitter-oriented business communication or marketing, Twitter is more than ready to compete in the business world as an independent and …

From Legend to Lenovo

In our old post, we discussed how companies of China are changing their brand name in effort for their global expansion. Today, let’s talk more about the legendary Lenovo story. As most of us already know Lenovo is a China-based multinational computer technology corporation. Formally known as Legend, Lenovo acquired the former IBM PC Division …

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