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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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History of the Future: how China takes over world e-commerce?

History of the Future: how China takes over world e-commerce?

The Internet has now completely changed the way people buy and sell goods. Do you remember how people bought airplane tickets and booked hotels offline? The idea of E-commerce was only introduced a few decades ago. However, it is now so deeply penetrated in every...

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What Is The Qianhai Special Economic Zone?

What Is The Qianhai Special Economic Zone?

Free Trade Zones (FTZ) and Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are hot in China. Foreigners have high expectations of these zones, without knowing exactly what they are. In our previous article, What Are Free Trade Zones, we wrote about the benefits of the FTZ’s.  Special...

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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”.