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

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Meet Peter Pronk, CEO of ‘1421’

Original Website: http://www.flyingblueclubchina.com/inspire/member-stories/meet-peter-pronk-ceo-of-1421 According to the British author Gavin Menzies, the Chinese circumnavigated the world seas long before Columbus set sail. The title of his controversial book ‘1421,...

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Guanxi

Grizzled foreign business veterans insist you need it, Chinese entrepreneurs boast they have it, and deal makers claim they can help you get it. In China guanxi makes the world go round: securing a business license, landing a distribution deal or even finding that...

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Changed perceptions of China in Europe benefits trade

What a difference a couple of years can make. Earlier this year Vice-President Xi Jinping was treated to a hero's welcome in Ireland highlighting a major change in the perception of China in Europe. Nearly no protests were heard during Xi's visit and every major...

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The Factory of the World goes Upscale

The Chinese government is encouraging its companies to move up the value chain and develop brands that will be recognized worldwide. A move considered partly as a matter of national pride, but more significantly to shift the world’s second-largest economy away from...

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Beijing goes value hunting

Many European citizens worry their old continent will crack under China's financial and economic might. A poll conducted by the BBC last year found rising concern about the eastward shift in economic power: a majority of Germans, Italians and French people view...

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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”.