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thepursuitofsnackiness:   Chinese street food: jianbing, Beijing breakfast!

If we’re going to talk about street food snacks, then my first entry from Shanghai would have to be one of my favourites - the beloved Jian Bing, or breakfast crepe.  These little beauties can be found on sidewalks and alleyways all over town - I’m lucky to have one right underneath my building!  

A savoury crepe batter is ladled onto the griddle and spread out very thinly.  Then the vendor will crack an egg on top (I always ask for two eggs!), a sprinkling of scallions, cilantro, a youtiao (fried dough stick) for added crunch, and the piece de resistance - a schmear of the most amazing, delicious, sweet, sticky hoisin sauce.  All this for only RMB3 (50 cents).  

As this is a breakfast food, most vendors fire up the grill in the early hours of the morning and will be gone by 10:00am - so you gotta be an early riser to catch this snack!

What Are the Risks of Doing Business in China?

U.S.-China Business Council President John Frisbie discusses the Chinese economy and U.S. business relations on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

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LINGWU, CHINA - JULY 22: Chinese workers sow the seeds in the hay grids to prevent the sand from floating with the wind at the edge of the expanding Maowusu Desert in Baijitan Conservation Area on July 22, 2014 near Lingwu, China. China has 2.64 million square kilometers of land eaten up by desertification, accounting for 27 percent of its land territory. Direct economic losses are estimated at 120 billion RMB yuan (US$ 19 billion) a year. (Photo by Hong Wu/Getty Images)

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LINGWU, CHINA - JULY 22: Chinese workers sow the seeds in the hay grids to prevent the sand from floating with the wind at the edge of the expanding Maowusu Desert in Baijitan Conservation Area on July 22, 2014 near Lingwu, China. China has 2.64 million square kilometers of land eaten up by desertification, accounting for 27 percent of its land territory. Direct economic losses are estimated at 120 billion RMB yuan (US$ 19 billion) a year. (Photo by Hong Wu/Getty Images)

"China had 632 million Internet users at the end of June, an increase of 14.4 million since the end of December, according to a semiannual report published on Monday by the official China Internet Network Information Center, which is known as CNNIC. Of those, 83.4 percent reported gaining access to the Internet with mobile devices, exceeding for the first time the percentage who reported using computers to go online, at 80.9 percent."

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Internet Finance in China: Will it Disrupt Traditional Banking?

Like many businesses the world over, investment in China has gone mobile. Just ask Yang Ren Jun, a 26-year-old translator and interpreter in Shanghai. Yang initially invested ¥3,000 ($483) in a new online investment service called Yu’e Bao (meaning “leftover treasure” in Chinese) in February this year, following the product’s launch in June of last year. Her husband invested several tens of thousands of renminbi. Yang now uses a mobile app to check the account regularly, eyeing the steady growth of her bundle as the annual interest rate of roughly 5 percent does its work.Read more

Internet Finance in China: Will it Disrupt Traditional Banking?


Like many businesses the world over, investment in China has gone mobile. Just ask Yang Ren Jun, a 26-year-old translator and interpreter in Shanghai. Yang initially invested ¥3,000 ($483) in a new online investment service called Yu’e Bao (meaning “leftover treasure” in Chinese) in February this year, following the product’s launch in June of last year. Her husband invested several tens of thousands of renminbi. Yang now uses a mobile app to check the account regularly, eyeing the steady growth of her bundle as the annual interest rate of roughly 5 percent does its work.

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fastcompany:

These Photos Of Hong Kong Skyscrapers Will Make You Very Dizzy
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Qinghai, China | David Liu

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Qinghai, China | David Liu

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theworldofchinese:

Khorgos: China’s Newest City 

China’s ancient Silk Road has just witnessed the birth of a new city, Khorgos (霍尔果斯) located in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, reports Xinhua. The city is located on the border of Kazakhstan and China; the Chinese side is known as Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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