Chinese Culture


China and Tangible Assets: Culture. Pragmatism. Context.

Why are we dedicating an article to tangible asset in the context of 2020’s developments? Let’s just say that in the opinion of the team, what is happening in 2020 represents a textbook scenario which makes it clear why tangible assets are desirable, a compelling argument in favor of including them in pretty much


A Brief Biography of Xi Jinping

If you’re contemplating investing in a foreign country (in this case, China) then it’s a good idea to get a firm understanding of how that country operates culturally. One of the best ways to do just that is to look at the person in charge of running the country in question. Looking at the person


Things To Know Before Doing Business In China

If you’re contemplating doing business in China, there are a few things you’ll want to be aware of before making any official decisions. The more cognizant you are of how China differs from the U.S., the more significant of an advantage you’ll have. Having a deep understanding of Chinese culture, government and business practices can


Key Ways That the US and Chinese Governments Differ

If you’re thinking about investing or opening up a business in China, it can be incredibly important to understand the differences between the two government structures. Heading in with the expectation that it will be “business as usual” could lead to costly mistakes. This is especially true when governments have such stark differences, as is


Individual Disaster Preparedness or “Prepping” in China vs. the West

In a previous article, we have covered large-scale disaster preparedness/management from the perspective of China as well as Western nations and have tried to explain that different countries have different let’s call them aggressive action tolerance thresholds. As such, it would be difficult to assume that action as drastic as in Wuhan could be taken


The Dangers of Hoarding in China and Elsewhere

Time and time again, calamities such as the Covid-19 situation bring out both the best and worst in people, from heroes who self-sacrifice for the benefit of others to those who embrace full-on “survival mode” and couldn’t care less what happens to those outside their social circle. And when it comes to the latter, hoarding


Marxism-Leninism in China: Foundation or Ideological Ballast?

In light of the fact that the very first ideology of the Communist Party of China was Marxism-Leninism, many less than thorough investors make the mistake of believing that today’s China is run in the spirit of the ideology in question. Is that true? To put it differently, is socialism with Chinese characteristics perfectly in


The Xinjiang Conflict and China’s Uyghur Minority: Domestic and Global Implications

The Xinjiang conflict (with Xinjiang being an autonomous region located in the far-northwest of China) has been brewing in one way or another since 1931, in light of the fact that clashes started emerging between Muslim minorities (especially Uyghurs) and the Han Chinese population. Such situations can be found in many countries, where a minority


Will China Ever Respect Human Rights by Western Standards?

Whenever such sensitive topics pop up, authors are tempted to start an article with a highly nuanced first paragraph, usually one which explains how complex and open to interpretation from various angles a certain topic is. When it comes to this article, in the spirit of being blunt to the point of brutally honest, we


Collusion in China: Tacitly Tolerated or Meaningfully Tackled?

As mentioned in our article about cartels (one we encourage you to read by clicking HERE before continuing with this one), competition isn’t always perceived as amazing by business owners in light of the fact that one step at a time, their bottom line is affected until some kind of a niche-wide balance of minimum