Why You Should Travel To China In Your Lifetime

The Red Dragon of Asia is not just an emerging superpower because it always has been an influential country throughout time. It is home to one of the earliest civilizations and a culture that is as colorful as its history. For quite some time, China closed its door to the rest of the world and many of us are just discovering what this great nation has to offer. Whether for work or for leisure, China is a great place to live or travel for those who aren’t afraid to cross borders, embrace diversity and be open to all the possibilities.

China’s economy is booming. It is actually one of the strongest in the world with many of the biggest brands and businesses taking their business to Mainland China to enjoy cheaper labor without sacrificing production demands. The Chinese are also leading infrastructure and you won’t recognize China today from what you saw in the movies in the past. Its military force is one you shouldn’t mess around with and one of the most feared despite being practically neighbors to North Korea, which has one of the most vicious nuclear programs …

China’s Economy: Unwavering Despite The Odds

Nothing is permanent in this world except for death and taxes. We all know that. It is a reality we have learned to live with throughout time, from one generation to another. And like everything else that changes over the years, how well or poorly a country’s economy fare is likewise dependent on many factors. And one of the most bustling economies right now is that of China. It has grown considerably over the last few decades and manages to keep everything together even if the economies of other nations have suffered badly.

Basing on the nominal GDP, China is the second largest economy worldwide. And according to the International Monetary Fund, China has the largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity. Without a doubt, the Chinese have the fastest growing economy the world over. That’s not surprising at all considering how almost everything is made in China nowadays. Indeed, their economy has stood the test of time. The Chinese leaders definitely know what they are doing and other world leaders should learn from these Chinese masters.

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Korean Ads No More In China

For the love of marketing, advertising will remain to be a staple in any market. What better way to reach out to people or let everyone know about a certain product or service through ads (media, print, etc.) that show them how these items can change their lives for the better. These ads have been effective for years in increasing brand recall and boosting sales of many businesses. And the continued advancements in technology gave helped a lot in promoting or growing any brand throughout the world.

But in China, the Chinese government now restricts the hiring of Korean stars in marketing and advertising in China because of a diplomatic dispute. China is implementing a clampdown on Hallyu, the Korean wave of KDrama and KPop, thereby companies operating in China will no longer hire South Korean celebrities in promoting various products or services offered to the Chinese market. It’s all because of the South Korean government’s support on the U.S. missile defense technology that will likewise be carried out on South Korean soil, which is officially known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System or simply THAAD.…

The Truth About Abuse Issues In China

The world is riddled with human rights abuse issues. From highly progressive countries to struggling third world ones, human rights violations are issues people deal with in their day-to-day. Among the most notorious countries that have prevalent cases of human rights abuse is China. While their constitution supports and respects the inherent rights of the Chinese people, the government is doing just the opposite. From their one-child-policy that forced married couples to only have one child (which has been implemented since 1979 but thankfully has been stopped in early 2015) to restrictions on the people’s freedom of speech, the press, Internet, movement, association, religion and even organ harvesting among many others, China has utter disregard for all those and often uses the excuse of “protection of state secrets” or “subversion of state power” in doing so.

As China opened its doors to the rest of the world, China embraced the rule of law in an attempt to establish the modern Chinese court system. But nonetheless, the government still violates many provisions of the Constitution, especially the ones dealing with the human rights of the citizens. Even the judiciary experiences extreme …

The Edge Of Chinese Technology

China is more popularly known as the land of kung-fu, Chinese food, and Confucius. It boasts of an ancient civilization that flourished for centuries and remained resilient against foreign invaders. If the Great Wall of China isn’t testament enough of their courage and determination to defend their country from outsiders then I don’t know what is. But if you look at China today, it shows a delicate balance of their rich history but as well as of their unparalleled mastery of advanced technologies that rules the world today.

Technology is everywhere and we can’t stop them from conquering all aspects of our lives. Most innovators are actually of Western influence but the growing interest and capability of the Asian market to keep up with tech advancements and production only goes to show that not only Westerners dominate this market today. For instance, China is now home to numerous skyscrapers that defy reality. Many Chinese experts have likewise pioneered in advanced medical and commercial technology that is now used all over the planet. China is even ambitious enough to invade the market of military technology which is now dominated by America.…

Asia Hit Hard By Natural Disasters

We are not new to disasters. Wherever you are in the world, you experience your fair share of calamities now and then. For instance, America is riddled with problems like tornado, earthquake, and hurricanes among others. Meanwhile, if there is a continent in the world that experiences almost all types of disasters, then without a doubt it has to be Asia. From earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, hurricanes to flooding, the lives of Asians are always at risk and their tenacity is always put to the test whenever these disasters strike.

For starters, the “Ring of Fire” is found in Asia. This area in the Pacific Ocean experiences the most number of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes each year. So now you know why Japan is always hit the most by powerful tsunamis. Hurricanes and flooding are likewise common phenomena that ordinary Asians also have to deal with, and environmental issues worsen this. Not only are lives lost but properties are damaged because of these strong waters. Recovery is not always easy but most Asian countries strive to move on with their lives, mostly with foreign help.

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Are The Chinese Really Missing Out On Social Media

Social media is all over the web. People from all walks of life enjoy an hour or two of virtually doing nothing but browsing the World Wide Web for leisure. Meanwhile, other people found an opportunity to make money on the web and give them all the more reason to go online daily to earn a living. There is a long list of social networks that abound the web today. It is already hard to keep track since new ones pop up every now and then, but of course, nothing beats the classic and all-time favorites that are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and so on.

However, not everyone gets to enjoy the benefits of these social networks. For instance, the government restricts contents of what an individual can access in China. The Chinese government has actually been jokingly referred to by many as “the great firewall of China” because of the extreme Internet censorship practiced there. They can go as far as blocking sites, restricting access, monitoring your online activity and making it look like you sent something over the web but are actually intercepted by the government …

Is The Magic Still Alive In Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is one of the premier destinations in Asia. This former British colony is a popular business hub and tourist destination by both local and foreign visitors. With its lively night market and street stalls lining its busy city streets, Hong Kong life is alive and booming. It is a vibrant city full of exciting things to do. You will never run out of things to do and discover, whether it is to learn more about its history, culture, and famous tourist attractions, this tiny little hub is a delicate balance of Asian and Western culture, hence earning itself the title where “East meets West.”

But even with its strong Western influence, Hong Kong managed to maintain its local Chinese roots despite their fast and modern lifestyle. But more than that, Hong Kong is known as the leading financial center in Asia. Most major banks have offshore offices here aside from the Hong Kong currency being one of the most traded currencies worldwide. Moreover, the Hong Kong port is one of the largest and busiest in the world. Those are just some of the juicy facts about this …

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