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Greater Bay Area: a Rebranding of the Pearl River Delta?

Greater Bay Area: a Rebranding of the Pearl River Delta?

The Greater Bay Area is a buzz term that has come up quite recently. It has been mentioned in publications ranging from the South China Morning Post to CNBC. This term was first mentioned on 7 December 2016, in the English version of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan. Since...

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Tier 2 Cities in China: New Opportunities

Tier 2 Cities in China: New Opportunities

In 1978, China’s paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, introduced a new Chinese policy, known as “reform and opening.” The landmark policy allowed foreign companies to operate in China, and the country became open to foreign direct investment in specially set up economic...

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China’s surprising Effort on Talent Development

China’s surprising Effort on Talent Development

Almost everyone who thinks or talks about China is convinced people in this country are the expandable resource. Because, let’s face it, this must be the reason why almost everything in our western house is “made in China”: labour is cheap and people are easily...

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Chinese Holidays in 2017

Chinese Holidays in 2017

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Around 30 years ago, Chinese New Year did not matter to the Western world, let alone any of the Chinese holidays. In the present day many companies in the world depend on China. The Western economic world depends on Chinese...

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What are Free Trade Zones in China?

What are Free Trade Zones in China?

Lately, 1421 Consulting group has provided quite some information with regards to WFOE registration. A frequently asked question is where to register your entity in China. A lot of organizations are interested in the Free Trade Zones (FTZ), the Special Economic Zones...

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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”.