Monthly Archives: February 2011

Groupon’s China Debut Encounters Inadaptability

Groupon opened its door for business on Feb 15th in China, but soon shut down within 24 hours. Local regulators stated that Groupon had yet to receive a valid license, according to Daily Deal Media. Groupon established partnership with China’s … Continue reading

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China’s One-Child Policy Penetrates through Dogs as Well?

Shanghai official adopted a one-dog per-household policy to mitigate problems resulted from rising popularity of pet dogs in the city, according to ShanghaiDaily.com. The stricter rules aim at improving surging dog-related issues including dog attacks, the spread of rabies and … Continue reading

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Best Buy not Best for China

Best Buy Co. announced in a statement on Feb 22 that it would close all of its nine Best Buy branded stores in China to readjust its Chinese strategy on expanding the more profitable domestic chain Five Star Appliance that … Continue reading

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Economic Prosperity keeps Chinese Citizens on Political Leash

Many people witnessing the Egypt protests and the overall Jasmine Revolution are now turning their heads towards China, wondering if they too will rise against government rule. However, they may be stuck waiting for a while due to the fact … Continue reading

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Let the Bullets Fly: Political analogy and prophecy

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Protests Abroad: China Facing Evacuation Challenge

Since the protest broke out in Libya last week, the situation in the country has been deteriorated and growing into a violent upheaval. According to WSJ, there are an estimated 100,000 foreigners working in industries including oil and construction in … Continue reading

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Have a cup of Jasmine Tea in the police station?

(Picture from Reuters, all rights reserved) In mainland China, if someone is detained or inquired in the police station, people call it ‘being invited to have a cup of tea in police station’. In this case of Jasmine Revolution, it’s … Continue reading

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The open letter from Jasmine Revolution organizer

Here are the English and Chinese version of the open letter. The Chinese one was initially posted on the temporary website of Boxun.com,  a U.S.-based Chinese language website that is under attack now. And the English Version is translated by HRIC … Continue reading

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When Alibaba Met “40 Thieves” in Reality…

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced that its chief executive and chief operating officers have resigned to take the responsibility for the company’s “breakage in integrity” after a probe discovered that more than 2000 suppliers had defrauded customers. Alibaba’s self-diagnosis set … Continue reading

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Mark Hass- President of Edelman, China

Edelman is one of the leading independent global PR firms who pride themselves in pioneer thinking. They currently have over 3,600 employees spread throughout 53 offices worldwide. In 2009, the Holmes Report named Edelman as the 2009 Asia Pacific Consultancy … Continue reading

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