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China’s Growth Rate: How bad is 6%?

China’s Growth Rate: How bad is 6%?

As you might have heard the economic growth of China is slowly stagnating. Where China’s growth rate used to  be around 10% in 2011, the current growth rate is at 6.3% in 2019. China has the 21st highest economic growth rate in the world. 6% might not sound like a...

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The March Towards a Cashless China

The March Towards a Cashless China

Although it is China who first introduced paper money to the world in the 9th century during the Tang Dynasty, cash is rapidly becoming a thing of the past in modern Chinese society. Whether it is paying for a ride cross town using Didi Chuxing (China’s equivalent of...

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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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Greater Bay Area: Opportunity or Threat

Greater Bay Area: Opportunity or Threat

This article originally appeared in the 197th edition of the DutchCham Magazine. A magazine that is published six times per year and distributed to various businesses and individuals in Hong Kong. Just as one of the many Dutch men and women in Hong Kong, my job...

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Chinese New Year 2019

Chinese New Year 2019

The Asian relative of the Western New Year has several different names. Besides Chinese New Year, some call it Spring Festival, Lunar New Year or New Year festival. The celebration of Chinese New Year is vastly different from its Western relative. The celebration is...

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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”.