23. 12. 2013

Chinese Respondents Top Materialism Poll

A global poll of attitudes toward wealth has found what many domestic critics allege already: Chinese today are just too materialistic. The survey was conducted by the French market research company Ipsos in September and...

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22. 12. 2013

NEXT YEAR IN CHINA: TEN STORIES TO WATCH

For the past three years, I lived in the middle of Beijing’s fortune-telling district. Business is booming for the soothsayers beside the Lama Temple, as Chinese customers, facing a time of extraordinary uncertainty,...

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22. 12. 2013

BEIJING SILVERMINE. THE LARGEST ARCHIVE OF RESCUED NEGATIVES IN THE WORLD

It all started when Thomas Sauvin, a French photo collector and editor, saw this ad in an online forum in 2009: “My name is Xiaoma, if you have negatives to sell you can...

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11. 12. 2013

What Next for Foreign Media in China?

As staff for The New York Times and Bloomberg News face visa delays and possible expulsion, Foreign Policy’s Isaac Stone Fish reviewed the story so far and asked what might lie ahead: It’s not too...

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11. 12. 2013

Is Beijing about to boot the New York Times?

The Chinese government’s crackdown on Bloomberg and the “paper of record” reaches a head. Before the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, journalists covering China had to do make do with peering in...

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11. 12. 2013

WeChat is going international in a different way to WhatsApp: using games and commerce

The mobile messaging space is getting increasingly cramped. With so many chat apps on the market, what should one do to stand out among the competition? That is a question that desperately needs...

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