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Running a Company in China from a Distance: 5 Key Elements

Running a Company in China from a Distance: 5 Key Elements

There are estimated to be over 700.000 different business books in the world, and a significant portion of those books are about managing a company. The amount of literature on management shows the importance and difficulty of managing a business. There are many...

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Cross-Border E-commerce in China

Cross-Border E-commerce in China

Relying on the huge market potential, China's e-commerce platforms are an enormous success. During the past years, 1421 Consulting group has already created many articles about e-commerce in China. These are listed below First article: History of the Future: how China...

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Agricultural Industry in China

Agricultural Industry in China

China has a long history of farming and a tradition of intensive cultivation. Its rural population is reported to be over 300 million strong. China’s modern agricultural industry was under strict local and national government control until the late 1980’s when the...

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Women’s labor participation in China

Women’s labor participation in China

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. On Women’s day the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout history are honored. However, in China, aside from celebrating the achievements of women, the day...

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Chinese Brands in Western Countries

Chinese Brands in Western Countries

More and more Chinese brands are ‘going global’. Especially in the technology sector, Chinese brands are making a name for themselves. Whereas a decade ago Chinese brands available in Western countries were mostly regarded as cheap and signaled a lesser quality,...

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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”.