Category Archives: Business

She Drinks Hard For The Money

As we approach the Chinese / lunar new year, I was amused by this story of a boss making his staff drink for their year end bonuses. The more they were able to drink, the bigger their bonus. Men were … Continue reading

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Ooh, Ooh, Uber!

Uber is a car booking service that works via a smartphone app. It was started in San Francisco back in 2009, but has only just entered the Shanghai market. You need to scan your credit card to sign up and … Continue reading

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How China’s High-Tech Workers Blow Off Steam

An interesting insight into how the people that make your iPhones spend their leisure time. Tucked behind an open construction site, “Through the Summer,” as the nightspot is known, had it all on a recent Saturday night — plastic whistles, … Continue reading

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Lionel Messi Uses WeChat (Weixin)

I don’t think there are many people left in China that aren’t using Weixin (WeChat). It’s like Skype, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp all rolled in to one great app. And it’s spreading slowly to markets outside of China and … Continue reading

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Speak Mandarin Or No Job (At Body Shop)

I take it you’ve all read my latest food blog post regarding the amazing deals from M1NT Cellars? Okay then. Let’s get on with today’s I Love China post. I read that Zoe Churchman, a 19 year old English girl … Continue reading

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Child Models In Bikinis At Auto Show

This is actually from a few months ago but I thought it was worthy of a mention nonetheless. Young girls aged 4 and 5 were spotted in striking provocative sexy poses in skimpy bikinis at the Wuhan Automobile Exhibition. If … Continue reading

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iPhone 5 Finally Goes On Sale In China

This was the scene outside the Apple Store this morning, the day of the iPhone 5 launch in China. I was expecting a huge crowd of mostly scalpers trying to grab a few iPhones to sell for a mark up … Continue reading

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Bosideng Goes Global

I was looking for the pub at the top of London’s South Molton street last week, as it’s always nice to drop by for a pub lunch to give tired feet a break from shopping. Imagine my surprise when I … Continue reading

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China Officially Welcomes The New iPad

So after paying Proview 60 million US dollars to acquire the rights to use the “iPad” name in China, Apple today launched the latest (3rd generation) version of their popular tablet. To avoid the chaos that surrounded the iPhone 4S … Continue reading

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Apple’s Latest Product Revealed

There’s strong speculation that Apple’s next big product will be a TV of some kind. But that’s all just a diversion and I can tell you all now that the next big thing from Apple is in fact … the … Continue reading

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