Asian Businesses Struggle To Keep Business Afloat

Business trends wax and wanes over time. Even though your business is a household staple, you can still experience a reduction in revenue for a lot of reasons. One of the main reasons why businesses declare bankruptcy is because they fail to stay relevant in a world that is increasingly becoming globally competitive. Global issues can mess with the global economy and likewise have a domino effect on various businesses in the market.

Asian businesses even suffer from issues affecting western soil and that’s more than half of the planet’s population struggling financially. Political instability, social unrest, infrastructure issues and economic stagnation are just a few of the challenges faced by the Asian market and can determine whether Asia remain prosperous or not.

Singapore shares slid further on Wednesday (May 17) as markets in Asia tumbled on worries over political issues in the United States.

The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) shed 3.61 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 3,224.10. A total of 1.35 billion shares worth $1.23 billion exchanged hands across the bourse.

Data that showed non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) here dipped 0.7 per cent in April did

China’s Economy At A Standstill

The Asian market, in general, is in an economic slump. While the controversial stand and policies of US President Trump is partly to blame for this, the long-standing issues of poverty, corruption, calamities and many others have long been factors as to how the Asian market fares in the global market. And one of the most formidable markets in Asia is that of China. No other nation can beat China’s achievements and influence to the entire world. After all, almost everything is made in China, right?

However, the market is volatile. Everybody knows that. Sometimes the market is doing well and other times it does not. China isn’t exempted from this economic trend and likewise, has its fair share of ups and downs over the years. Even though the China’s economy is the second largest the world over, certain triggers can make it crash with little warning.

Benchmark equity indices in mainland China and Hong Kong closed higher on Monday as resurgent hopes for a significant public stimulus boost captured investors’ attention more than did the release of a batch of poor activity and spending data.

Weakness was evident

Is Chinese Labor As Bad As It Seems?

We’ve all heard stories about cheap Chinese labor that aren’t always pleasant to the ears. Almost everything sold globally is made in China. China has one of the cheapest labor/ manpower in the market, which is why multinational companies prefer doing business in this part of the globe because they get to save lots of money in the process. But how well do we really know about what’s going on in many of these Chinese factories? Don’t workers get paid right and do they really work under extreme and often unsafe working conditions?

Wherever you are in the world, it is hard to compete with Chinese labor and companies know that. Name any popular brand you know and they likely have an offshore office or factory in China to help them meet production demands. For the average Chinese person, these factories provide opportunities for them to earn some money to provide for their own families, obtain basic rights and send their kids to school. And no matter how difficult working conditions are, most Chinese don’t complain about it and just do their jobs to the best that they can.

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The Chinese Government Tackles The Nation’s Unemployment Problem

China is one of the biggest countries on the planet and home to the most number of people too. With a growing population and dwindling resources, lots of problems are coming out in the open requiring the government’s attention. The Chinese government is more than just strict. They ensure that laws are observed and the people refrain from complaining. As if censoring most contents available on the web is not enough to curtailing their rights, various cases of human rights abuse are also rampant but only a few go out in the streets to protest.

We may think of the Chinese economy as bustling and flourishing and in many ways it is true. However, we also have to remember that there are more Chinese than any other nationality so ensuring that everyone has work (whether in the private or public sector) isn’t an easy job. Even though there are many companies with factories or offshore offices in China, it’s highly doubtful that it can manage to employ all the working Chinese population. Even translators as a profession have been limited. Hence, the Chinese government has to pick up its pace …

What You Need To Know About China-US Relations

All nations have their own sovereign rights in this world but establishing and maintaining diplomatic relationships with other nations is a must to maintain peace and order on a global scale. Whether you are near or far from each other is not a hindrance to maintaining positive relations with other countries. The world is gripped by war and if there is anything we can do to prevent more conflict is best for everyone. And more than anything else, it is the job of world leaders to do just that.

Quite recently, President Donald Trump of the U.S. and Chinese President Xi Jinping met to discuss diplomatic relations between both countries at no other than the luxurious private club of the former in Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. This is not the first time President Trump met with a world leader here. He also met with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Mar-a-Lago about the time when they heard about North Korea’s missile launch back in February, which incidentally happened to be President Trump’s first real national security scare.

When Xi Jinping and his wife Mme. Peng Liyuan arrived at Mar-a-Lago

Civil Rights In China: Does It Really Exist?

Human beings have innate human rights. Among these rights are your civil rights. Civil rights simply mean an individual’s right to social and political freedom and equality. Being able to express your political opinions freely and not be persecuted for it is an example. Being protected from discrimination and freedom of speech, thought, press, religion, assembly, and movement is other examples of civil rights.

A person’s liberty and civil rights are often restricted in a country like China. It is not uncommon to hear horror stories of human and civil right abuses happening rampantly all over the country because that’s just the way of life in the Land of the Red Dragon. However, it does not mean that dissent is unheard of. There are uprisings here and there and some of the few brave souls protest these abuses done by the government to its people but many times their voices are repressed through persecution and making them prisoners of the state. The one party system in China is mostly to blame with this ongoing repression. And we will probably see major changes to come their way as China finally overhauls …

China And North Korea: Friends Or Foe?

China a.k.a. the People’s Republic of China is known as the Red Dragon of Asia. Meanwhile, North Korea is officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Although different in many ways, both countries actually have a striking similarity: the long list of human rights abuse issues plaguing the country and government from then until now. People’s rights are curtailed and there is little the outside world knows about what’s really going in within their respective nations although life in China has changed significantly now.

While China opened its doors and finally joined the international community, North Korea remains a mystery to everyone. With issues of abuse and poverty among North Koreans, the government under the leadership of Kim Jong-un is flawed in a lot of ways and remains to be shrouded in secrecy. Kim Jong-un is both the supreme leader of the DPRK and the chairman of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) among many others.

China-North Korea relations are bilateral and both countries have important embassies in both countries. While they have close diplomatic relations before and share a 1,416-kilometer long border, China and North …

Less Social Media in China

We live in a modern world dominated by technology, advancements, and social media. Everywhere you go and wherever you look, technology stares you right in the face. Even our own homes are full of gadgets and tech knick-knacks that are supposed to make our lives easier and more comfortable (even when things break down). No need to get your hands dirty when a cool gizmo can do the trick for you, right? And that is the case in most parts of the world (even in developing countries). Technology use is fast becoming the way of life.

We all know China is an emerging global superpower. We have heard of the many mind-blowing advancements happening all over China and just how far their economy has taken them today, but we are also aware that China is a land of many cases of human rights abuse. The country itself is a land full of no-nos. No freedom of expression on a lot of things. Extreme Internet censorship also restricts Chinese citizens from utilizing the full scope of the web and many social media sites are likewise banned in the …

The Superpower That Is China

The People’s Republic of China is not only just an emerging superpower in our modern world but has always been a force to reckon with. Among the earliest world civilizations to flourish were that of the Chinese. From one dynasty to the other, the Chinese civilization is as colorful as its history. Even today, China is a good example of a country rich in culture and the arts but never backs down in the face of technology and modern advancements. When you look around you today, many of the things around us are proudly made in China.

Like most nations, China is made of the executive, legislative, judiciary and military branches. The president, state council, and the National People’s Congress (NPC) are the primary seats of power in both the executive and legislative branches consecutively. The Paramount leader holds the highest office. Xi Jinping is the current paramount leader who is likewise the President (who serves a five-year term), the Chairman of the Central Military Commission and the General Secretary of the Communist Party. The National People’s Congress is the sole legislative body. The Central Military Commission heads the People’s …

Voting Rights In America

America is synonymous with the land of the free and home of the brave. Its national anthem says just that. And in many ways, it has proven to be true over the years. America’s rich history shows how the Americans fought for their rights and gained the freedom every American now enjoys. Early American patriots gave up their lives so that the future generation will be free to live as they wish, free from the influence of others.

As the country freed itself from the hands of the conquerors, it had to deal with various internal conflicts before it became the great nation that it is today. Slavery was a thing in the past and black people were not considered as equals by White Americans. Women were also not considered as equals and they had to fight for their right to be equal with men and to be able to exercise their right to suffrage as well. The journey was a long and challenging one and it is still a work in progress but Americans are active in protecting their rights, especially the right to vote for the leader …