For years and years, China was the playing field for many famous ‘starchitects’ to construct amazingly weird masterpieces of architecture. During the years of development no money was spared to make artistic freedom happen. This helped put China on the map as innovative and eager country. But now it is time to think about the future and return to the roots.
Last week on Monday February the 8th, the Chinese people welcomed the new year of the Monkey. Exactly on the first new moon after Dongzhi the Chinese celebrated the leaving of the year of the Sheep, and the arrival of the Monkey.
In the second quarter of 2016 China will launch its own investment bank to finance projects in development countries all over the world. The lavish opening ceremony this week shows a lot of promise. The AIIB, or Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, will rival with the IMF and World Bank.
You can see it in the news often; rumours about China, their economy and the so-called rise and fall of the economy of the rest of the world in response to the news. Is this just a way to get readers scared, or is there any truth in these predictions? However which way you turn it, China is a major influence on the world economy.
During the winter solstice festival, or Dongzhi Chinese people all over the world celebrate the turn of winter
During a recent speech at the forum in Johannesburg for the cooperation between Africa and China, president Xi of China, promised the continent a support of more than 60 billion.
We all know Silicon Valley, famous for all the amazing software products it has given us over the last decades. It is a good breeding ground for young companies and start-ups. It is only logical that China, and its enormous economy, has its own version of this: Shenzhen.
It sounds like something for sad people, but in China it is quite the contrary. Every November, on the 11th day of the 11th month, single people all over China celebrate this day. The date of course, isn’t a coincidence.
Interested in our newsletter of October? Read more about Singles Day and the Dutch trademission to China.
Cultural differences are often an endless source of anecdotes. This of course is funny in hindsight, but when you are living the moment, it can be a very embarrassing experience. We have listed a few things you should keep in mind when doing business with China.