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Vintage Clothes in China; Why Bother?

The last time I went home, vintage was all the rage. My mother used to take me Op shopping (opportunity), charity or thrift to...
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China Travel Trends; a Shift in Focus

A whopping 130 million mainland Chinese travelled abroad in 2017; almost 10 percent of the population. The general assumption that Chinese tourists are focused...
Chubby China Obesity

Famine to Feast; Chubby China’s Bulge Battle with Killer Apps

In 1982, a mere 7 percent of China’s population was obese. By 1992, that had risen to 15 percent and in 2012, the number...
Dystopian Communication

Inter-Personal Communication in an Era of Dystopian Convenience

Wow, your Chinese is very good”, remarked the supermarket checkout employee. “Your pronunciation is very standard, better than ours”, chimed in her giggling colleague...
Reshaping Our Desires

Reshaping Our Desires with International Mindedness

Motivation is the hunger that each of us have to go out and get what we desire. Each of our desires point us in...
Dreams that Come True

Dreams that Come True; China’s Mellenial Homeowners

A Nanjing lady, slightly advanced in years, was recently overheard to have asked her mixed-race grand daughter what she thought of her house in...
Fake Plastic Friends

Fake Plastic Friends; True Love in Modern China

A contestant on Jiangsu TV dating show “If You Are The One”, shocked China a few years back when she famously said she would...
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Funding Next Generation Industries; Xi’s Drive for Creativity

They call them “New Growth” or “Next Generation” industries which have taken over from the industrial sector and is what now what helps fuel...
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The Emergence of a Chinese Hygge

Blankets, pillows, beanbags and cups of hot chocolate with extra-large marshmallows. Don’t forget the candles, which provide an almost evanescent backlight to the room...
business of cosy in china

Rugs, Sofas & Cocoa; the Business of Cosy in China

If there was ever a way to make a concrete shell of a home cosy, nothing could be easier than to hang up a...
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