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Future Shock: China As Seen By Alvin Toffler

Future Shock: China As Seen By Alvin Toffler

In line with the 40th anniversary of the best-seller book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, his company released their 40 predictions for the next 40 years. We take a look at what they have to say about China.

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Phuket-based travel site seeks social media addict

Phuket-based travel site seeks social media addict

Want to leave the excitement of China to practice your social media addiction in a relaxing beach island environment? Find our more from Olivier Dombey, Chief Information Officer at HotelTravel.com

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USA tourism strategy: tax Europeans to attract Chinese (but don’t make getting visa easy)

USA tourism strategy: tax Europeans to attract Chinese (but don’t make getting visa easy)

US tourism strategy can be summarized as follows: let’s tax Europeans and other visa-free countries $14 a person to promote the US to countries like China where we make it difficult for Chinese to get a visa. Does this make sense?

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TripIt’s Gregg Brockway coming to China Travel Conference

TripIt’s Gregg Brockway coming to China Travel Conference

China Travel Distribution Summit 2010, in Beijing September 15-16, will feature global travel innovators including Gregg Brockway of TripIt, a new itinerary management Web service. Here’s a quick background interview on Gregg from Maggie Rauch.

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Expo Biz – San Antonio Can Learn From Hawaii, San Francisco

Expo Biz – San Antonio Can Learn From Hawaii, San Francisco

What does San Antonio lack in terms of doing business that Hawaii and San Francisco have? Lessons San Antonio can learn after an investment seminar at the USA Pavilion that turned out…differently.

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Wanted: Online marketing manager for HUBS1, hot Shanghai travel startup

Wanted: Online marketing manager for HUBS1, hot Shanghai travel startup

HUBS1, a hot Shanghai travel startup, is hiring an Online marketing manager for its English Expotia site. If you see the potential for e-commerce and online marketing in China and globally, this is a great career opportunity for you to further develop your e-commerce and marketing skills at a fast growing company.

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Wanted: Product Manager for venture-backed Shanghai travel startup HUBS1

Wanted: Product Manager for venture-backed Shanghai travel startup HUBS1

Shanghai-based HUBS1 is hiring a Product Manager to develop the English version of Expotia.com, a new travel website focused on inbound international travelers to China. If you’re passionate about online marketing and e-commerce, and want to work for an up-and-coming venture-backed company, check this out.

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HTHT IPO: China Lodging Group closes up 14% on first day

HTHT IPO: China Lodging Group closes up 14% on first day

HTHT (China Lodging Group) IPO closed 14% above its IPO price. But what is most interesting is Ctrip’s investment and the interlocking relationships that seem to confer advantage Ctrip, Hanting, Home Inns, and Beijing Tourism Group (BTG). My conclusion: in China, you need an ‘uncle.’

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Google China photos: because I’m without words

Google China photos: because I’m without words

Flowers and candles were arranged around the Google China sign outside of its Beijing Headquarters after Google announced they may leave China due to hacking incidents potentially connected to the government.

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Social Games: Are Chinese More Competitive Than Westerners?

Social Games: Are Chinese More Competitive Than Westerners?

The new China Social Games blog provides coverage on the hottest games, networks, & trends on Facebook & especially the hot & growing online market in China.

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Microblogging: Its Future In China & In Flattening The World

Microblogging: Its Future In China & In Flattening The World

Insights into microblogging’s (i.e. Twitter) current role and future potential in China’s internet amongst Chinese netizens. How will it affect businesses, advertising, and marketing in China?

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English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

Summary of interesting points and the English-language China blogs mentioned in the recent BON TV David Moser interview with Jeremy Goldkorn and Michael Anti.

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Google Celebrates Confucius’ Birthday With Special Logo

Google Celebrates Confucius’ Birthday With Special Logo

On September 28, 2009, Google honored the 2560th birthday of famous Chinese philosopher and thinker Confucius (孔夫子) with one of their custom Google logos.

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Clinton Global panel: Approaches Toward Innovation

Clinton Global panel: Approaches Toward Innovation

At Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2009, thought leaders discussed various aspects of innovation. From Ashoka’s ideas of cultivating “changemaking” skills among youth, to Stanford’s views of “recombination,” the audience explore how this could apply toward social entrepreneurship.

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Qifang’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment Helps Sichuan Girls

Qifang’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment Helps Sichuan Girls

Qifang.cn, an education microlending platform, announces a new Clinton Global Initiative commitment to partner with non-profit 1990 Institute to access charitable donations to provide educational loans and mentorship to Sichuan schoolgirls.

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