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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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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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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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Clinton Global Initiative meeting: Jessica Alba, but no China

Clinton Global Initiative meeting: Jessica Alba, but no China

While Jessica Alba graced the stage at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, China seemed vastly underrepresented at the gathering, with only 1 of 33 Plenary Session speakers from China. This posts offers 7 reasons why China might be underrepresented, and photos of Queen Rania, Alba, and Ben Stiller.

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Grameen China & Alibaba’s True Ambition

Grameen China & Alibaba’s True Ambition

Alibaba Group and Grameen Trust announce a new partnership to form Grameen China to serve the very poor in Sichuan and Inner Mongolia. Is this a trend toward Chinese corporate philanthropy or a smart business move to dominate the low-end market worldwide?

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iPartment: Hot Teen Girls Want to Move In With You, Online

iPartment: Hot Teen Girls Want to Move In With You, Online

Review of the online virtual world game, iPartment or “love apartment” (in Chinese), where young Chinese girls decorate homes and “live with” their boyfriends.

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Kaifu Lee: Constraints at Google and Dreams at Innovation Works

Kaifu Lee: Constraints at Google and Dreams at Innovation Works

Chinese bloggers answer why Kaifu Lee resigned from Google China, how it will affect Google China, and what we can expect from his new startup Innovation Works.

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“Why Twitter & Facebook Should Forget About China” On Sept 15th!

“Why Twitter & Facebook Should Forget About China” On Sept 15th!

We’re hosting an open conference call with the Supernova Group of UPenn’s Wharton School. Kaiser Kuo, Benjamin Joffe, and other leading execs will cover topics, trends in China’s consumer internet.

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MacKinnon: Internet’s Uncertain Future & US-China Relations

MacKinnon: Internet’s Uncertain Future & US-China Relations

Discussion with Rebecca MacKinnon on the emerging uncertain future of the Internet under non-democratic, non-Western countries like China, and new approaches toward US-China relations.

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Top 4 Reasons Why Chinese Social Networking Is Different

Top 4 Reasons Why Chinese Social Networking Is Different

Why is China’s social network site dominated by local domestic Chinese players while foreigners have little success? Do Chinese netizens use SNS differently?

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Apple & China Unicom Rumors: The China Market For The iPhone

Apple & China Unicom Rumors: The China Market For The iPhone

Rumors continue of Apple negotiating with China Unicom to bring the iPhone officially to China. It’ll have to compete with grey market imports, fakes, & Google?

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China 2010: insights from Microsoft, Symbio, Lip-Bu Tan

China 2010: insights from Microsoft, Symbio, Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan (Cadence), Symbio, & Microsoft shared insights into working with the Chinese government, the difficulty of penetrating inner circle of elites, and reasons for optimism for China 2010.

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China 2010: Innovation, Copycats, Cheap Labor, Staffing Challenges

China 2010: Innovation, Copycats, Cheap Labor, Staffing Challenges

Microsoft, KPMG, Symbio, and Cadence offer their thoughts on innovation, the myth of cheap labor, staff retention, and more business issues relating to China.

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