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What are Free Trade Zones in China?

What are Free Trade Zones in China?

To stimulate certain areas and industries, the Chinese government has often engaged in economic policy experimentation in order to promote rapid economic development through the loosening of restrictions, favorable import and export policies and tax incentives for...

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The Influencer Economy in China

The Influencer Economy in China

China stepped into the Golden Age of its online media era around 2015, when businesses began using social media as part of their core marketing strategy. This trend gave rise to the flourish of the Influencer Economy in China. In China, influencers are known as...

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The LGBT+ Community and Pride in China

The LGBT+ Community and Pride in China

Although the year of 2020 has seen many large-scale events and celebrations cancelled due to COVID-19, the month of June is still a time of celebration for many throughout the world. Whether a part of the LGBT+ community themselves or allies to the cause, many...

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Post-COVID-19 China: Thoughts From our Consultants

Post-COVID-19 China: Thoughts From our Consultants

At the beginning of 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic started in China. The virus was first discovered in Wuhan at the end of December 2019. However, it had spread throughout China by the end of January 2020. The Chinese government initiated a country-wide lockdown, which...

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Takeaways from the Chinese Two Sessions 2020

Takeaways from the Chinese Two Sessions 2020

During the second day of the Chinese Two Sessions 2020, Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government work report. This document highlights the progress of China and the Party over the 2019 year and the first few months of 2020. In his speech, he effectively outlines...

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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”.