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China Insights

China insights about cultures and business habits, developments in the Chinese market and tips on doing business in China

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Doing an Internship in China

Doing an Internship in China

This article was written by Hanqing Zhao & Benôit Renéry, who contributed as Interns at our Shenzhen and Beijing offices. Whether it is to fulfill a school requirement or simply to explore career opportunities, more and more Western students are choosing China...

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China’s Five-Year Plans: Predictions

China’s Five-Year Plans: Predictions

China’s Five-Year Plans are a series of five-year national development agendas focused on social and economic development. The first five-year plan was issued in 1953 during the regime of Chairman Mao Zedong and was influenced by the five-year plans of the Soviet...

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China’s 2019 Negative Lists Translated

China’s 2019 Negative Lists Translated

As a part of China’s comprehensive Foreign Investment Law, China announced that it would begin releasing a new Negative List each year that would revise previous restrictions and gradually remove restrictions placed on foreign companies in China. These remarks were...

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The Gaming Industry in China

The Gaming Industry in China

China has the biggest gaming industry in the world. With over 660 million players each year, the industry is generating revenues for both local and foreign companies. Last year, the gaming industry in China generated around $37.9 billion in revenues. The gaming...

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A Synopsis of the Belt and Road Initiative

A Synopsis of the Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious development strategy of the People's Republic of China involving many nations. President Xi Jinping first announced this “project of the century” in September and October of 2013 to strengthen cross-border trade among...

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The Circular Economy in China

The Circular Economy in China

China was one of the first countries to promote a circular economy by taking measures to tackle waste and pollution. Nevertheless, China is still one of the most environmentally harmful countries in the world. Recently however, the Chinese government has introduced...

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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”.