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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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China’s Wine Market: Trends in Appetite

China’s Wine Market: Trends in Appetite

China’s Wine Market has been steadily growing over the past decade as the palate of the country becomes more international and the appetite for imported alcohol products becomes more commonplace. It was reported in 2017 by the China Wine Market that over 48 million...

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The Healthcare Sector in China

The Healthcare Sector in China

The healthcare sector in China is a vast industry with multiple subsectors growing at different rates, yet all are on an upward trajectory. The reasons for this are multiple, urbanization, an aging population, a continuous rise in wages and living standards for...

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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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FinTech in China: Growth Drivers & Trends

FinTech in China: Growth Drivers & Trends

Innovations in data science and the advent of the Internet have changed the global financial industry. One of the signature changes in the industry is the innovation of financial methods, which includes Financial Technology (FinTech). Compared to the traditional...

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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”.