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Researchers at China giant panda research center….

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Researchers at China giant panda research center….

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Happy earth day! Here are some adorable photos of pandas…

asiasociety:

Washington’s Incomplete ‘Pivot’ to Asia: Six Challenges to Resolve
Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes an approach to getting the “pivot” to Asia back on track.
Read the full story here.

asiasociety:

Washington’s Incomplete ‘Pivot’ to Asia: Six Challenges to Resolve

Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes an approach to getting the “pivot” to Asia back on track.

Read the full story here.

What We’re Reading: Chinese Court Orders Seizure of Japanese Ship, Tesla to Manufacture Cars in China

China’s seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two roots (Reuters)

Investigated by China’s Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its Hometown (New York Times)

No longer just a factory, China is a mobile leader (CNN)

Tesla to build cars in China (CNN Money)

China’s planned urban growth bodes ill for environment (LA Times)

German Minister Urges China to Help Solve Ukraine Crisis (Voice of America)

theworldofchinese:


Chinese Idioms To Put a Spring in Your Step
Throughout literature spring has long been been one of the symbols refreshment, youth and rebirth. Coming after a long and cold winter, spring brings a new-found excitement to live. Its freshness, charm and warmth are all embodied an in various Chinese chengyu (idioms).
Continue reading here…

theworldofchinese:

Chinese Idioms To Put a Spring in Your Step

Throughout literature spring has long been been one of the symbols refreshment, youth and rebirth. Coming after a long and cold winter, spring brings a new-found excitement to live. Its freshness, charm and warmth are all embodied an in various Chinese chengyu (idioms).

Continue reading here…

tarynsullivaneex:

I meet lots of foreign entrepreneurs in China, and this is the best advice I’ve seen so far:

To sum it up, if you are an expat looking to start a business in mainland China, and you are not bilingual and bicultural, I believe that it is not the end of the world if you can say yes to the following 5 questions:

1- Am I doing something where I have industry expertise or deep domain knowledge?

2- Am I doing it with a trustworthy and competent local Chinese co-founder, whose network and knowhow complement mine?

3- Am I going to be able to leverage my Western background and build my company in such a way that I will be able to recruit and retain talent better than local competitors?

4- Am I in a business where my foreigner status is an advantage, particularly in selling and business development?

5- Am I doing enough to also be relevant and well-networked “back home” for investors and customers to understand and trust my business?

Read more: 5 tips all expats should consider before launching a startup in China http://www.techinasia.com/5-tips-all-expats-should-consider-before-launching-a-startup-in-china/

What We’re Reading: Targeting Leader’s Financial Ties Signals Change, Chinese Car Makers Struggle

Investigating Family’s Wealth, China’s Leader Signals a Change (New York Times)

Clues to Family’s Business Ties Found in Public Paper Trail (New York Times)

During Asia trip, Obama will renew effort to ‘rebalance’ U.S. relationship with the region (Washington Post)

US Export-Import Bank faces fresh battle for survival (Financial Times)

Chinese Car Makers Struggle to Lure Buyers (Wall Street Journal)

"Growth [in agriculture in China] has been quite impressive. But when you dig down, you realize it’s the result of a very intensive use of chemicals, fertilizer, pesticides. You realize that growth has come at a price."

Colin Carter, an expert on Chinese agriculture and director of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Davis.

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What We’re Reading: Weibo Shares Surge on Opening Day, China’s Disillusioned Office Workers

Shares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China I.P.O.s Mount (New York Times)

Japan’s Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes (Reuters)

China’s new breed of whistleblowers takes on big business (Reuters)

Charges Are Said to Be Near Over Kickbacks in Exports of Luxury Cars to China (New York Times)

China’s Losers: Amid Spreading Prosperity, a Generation of Self-Styled Also-Rans Emerges (The Economist)

chinadigitaltimes:

Photo: Changing Times, by Dheera Venkatraman http://ift.tt/1laicUS

chinadigitaltimes:

Photo: Changing Times, by Dheera Venkatraman http://ift.tt/1laicUS