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Most Innovative Chinese Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Most Innovative Chinese Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Historically seen, China made some of the most influential discoveries. Four of those inventions are: papermaking, the compass, printing and gunpowder. In the time of these mentioned inventions, China was one of the leading cultures in the world. Many years later, in...

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A State Visit it Was!

A State Visit it Was!

Last month, we were honored with the visit of the Dutch King Willem Alexander and his wife Queen Máxima to China. We were pleased to learn that, before the official state visit, the King and Queen, as private persons, with their 3 daughters, visited China during the...

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The Largest Human Migration in the World

The Largest Human Migration in the World

The spring festival has ended in China last month. The year of the goat has started. Spring festival is a statutory Chinese holiday and consists of seven consecutive days. It is a time for families to be together. No matter where they are, people will return to their...

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China’s Change

China’s Change

China is changing, that much is clear. From having Heaven’s Mandate to Mao, to Deng, to Xi. Industry wise from the world’s factory to an innovation powerhouse. However the industrial change is not clear when looking at China reports from the Western media outlets,...

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Year of the Goat

Year of the Goat

Together with the nearing end of wintertime, the year of the Horse slowly draws to an end. Such moments always demand reflection upon the year that has past. At the same time it is also a great time to look ahead onto the upcoming year, the year of the Goat. From an...

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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”.