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5 Years 1421 Consulting Group

5 Years 1421 Consulting Group

On April the 21st, 1421 Consulting Group exists 5 years. This landmark is a proud moment for CEO Peter Pronk and the staff. In 2011 Peter Pronk founded 1421 Consulting Group (1421) on the foundation of his experience working for EWT and CALT in China. At that time...

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Podcast with Source Find Asia

Podcast with Source Find Asia

Source Find Asia is a sourcing company based in Guangzhou. The company operates also from Hong Kong and Los Angeles. They work with clients from all over the world, because the company has over 8 years on the ground experience in China. In this episode Rico sat down...

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Dragons Business Award Winner

Dragons Business Award Winner

In the year our company celebrates existing 5 years, we received notice that 1421 was one of three nominees of the Dragons Business Award. Other nominees were China Inroads and International Performing Arts. Michael Pronk was honoured to receive the Dragons Business...

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Wrap Up Dutch Royal Visit and Trade Delegation

Wrap Up Dutch Royal Visit and Trade Delegation

The Dutch Royal State visit to China, including the largest Dutch Trade Delegation, has finished. The royal family has been home safely for over a week and most of the businessmen also wrapped up their visit to China. Now it is a good time to look back to the...

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1421 Chinable Business Scan

1421 Chinable Business Scan

“The Chinese government’s vow to increase tax scrutiny of foreign companies has sent firms rushing to tax advisors ahead of the implementation on Feb. 1 of new rules designed to rein in cross-border tax avoidance.” Michael Martina of Reuters opens his article with...

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Mark Rutte in China

Mark Rutte in China

The president of the Peoples Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has visited the Netherlands in 2014 for the Nuclear Summit in The Hague. In March 2015 the Prime Minister of the Netherlands will visit China to further strengthen the relationship between Netherlands and...

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What happened in the year 1421?

From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.

Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.