April 22, 2009
Mergers and acquisitions in Asia have long been the subject of speculation; this is especially true in China, with stories of multibillion dollar deals and government interference; the most recent ..
April 14, 2009
The Chinese government has announced a preferential tax policy spanning five years to help boost the country’s “cultural industries. ” According to the Ministry of Finance, cultural .
April 09, 2009
If the USA was the greatest global superpower of the 20th century, then the People’s Republic of China – or China, as it’s more commonly referred to - certainly looks well on track ..
April 08, 2009
Large companies across Asia are increasingly investing in human resources - attracting and keeping the best human capital as well as training them for business opportunities which they might face ..
March 30, 2009
Asia is definitely coming of age. Next week at the G20 summit in London she will sit on the global high table to decide on policies to lead the world out of the economic crisis. Asia will prove that ..
March 20, 2009
As money markets tighten, production plummets and unemployment soars, Asian governments like their counterparts in the west are slowly and silently making policy changes. Jargon such as tighter ..
February 23, 2009
With a population of over 20 million people, Shanghai is one of the largest and most exciting cities to visit in the world. Naturally, such a large city can become a little overwhelming and it is ..
January 23, 2009
People in China (and I include Hong Kong here) love dogs. Head out to the New Territories in Hong Kong on a crisp Sunday afternoon and you will see dog lovers everywhere. Big dogs, little dogs, ..
January 19, 2009
After an 18 hour train ride from Beijing, I got off at Xuzhou. A town in the southern province of Jiangsu home to Suzhou, the Venice of China. This would be the largest place I would visit during my ..
January 14, 2009
When the economy struggles, one of the first steps taken by companies is to find ways to cut costs. One of the most common areas cut is in the number of employees. For example, the total number of ..
January 14, 2009
The recession that has impacted the United States has had a domino effect on the rest of the world. One by one every country has been impacted. As the primary consumers of the world's products, when ..
January 11, 2009
With the waves of destruction brought about by the Global Financial Meltdown there comes a defining moment of obligatory reflection. If such disaster has been visited upon the Globe, what lessons can .
January 10, 2009
The Russians smelled weakness when President Carter talked about pulling troops out of South Korea. Carter signed away the Panama Canal during his presidency. Today, a Chinese company controls both ..
December 17, 2008
There are times when you are studying in college when you need a change of pace. This can be for any number of reasons. Perhaps you have studied only in North American schools where subjects are ..
December 14, 2008
Car alarm systems range from basic to highly advanced. Manufacturers distribute a wide variety, mostly one-way car alarms. Two-way car alarm systems are mostly distributed in developed nations. Most .
November 10, 2008
When he's not wearing brown and flying back and forth across the country, Dewayne Rudd is filming documentaries. Rudd, a pilot for the United Parcel Service (UPS), has made several documentaries on ..
October 11, 2008
Since the publishing of his first travel book, Mirror to Damascus, in 1967, Colin Thubron has travelled and written extensively about Eurasia and its great expanse. From the Middle East, to Russia, ..
October 09, 2008
There are about 1,3 billion Chinese people in China, approximately a quarter of the world's total population. Chinese economy is doing quite well while Europe's and the United States economy is ..
October 06, 2008
Would you rather have an economic depression by McCain's spending in military adventures or by Obama's spending in social engineering? As the banking industry is now in crisis because banks do not ..
October 05, 2008
Flights to Asia are no longer cheap as anyone who has priced airfares recently can attest. Too start off we should get an idea of the differences in the prices in the last 7 years. The Asia cheap ..
October 04, 2008
China's Internet population is the largest in the world with 230 million netizens, the equivalent of the entire population of the U. S. Interestingly, it may seem that there is a tremendous amount of .
October 02, 2008
Once China loosened its rules regarding trade with the west, its economic environment changed dramatically. Local and foreign entrepreneurs have been quick to grab a piece of the huge, growing ..
September 30, 2008
I. Introduction On January 1, 2008, the Labor Contract Law of the People's Republic of China (LCL) became effective, resulting in widespread changes in labor policy for all companies and other ..
September 30, 2008
We're rightly so fixated on the elections, Iraq, al Qaeda and the economy, we're missing something insidious coming in the back door. It started here with tainted dog food, moved to Europe, then to ..
September 30, 2008
If I had been alive during the Bronze Age (2000 - 700 BCE), I seriously doubt that it would have occurred to me to use the skin of an alligator to make a drum. In fact, I believe I would have avoided .