Tag: Culture

How China’s New ‘Family Planning’ Regulations Affect Foreign Businesses

With a population of almost 1.4 billion people, China’s family planning laws are incredibly important. While many people may be aware of China’s previous ‘one child policy’, the country also had a number of other rules and regulations in place...

/ January 14, 2016

Understanding Chinese New Year and Its Implications for Foreign Businesses

By Dezan Shira & Associates Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most celebrated festival in the Chinese calendar. It’s not only the most important holiday in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, but is also...

/ December 28, 2015

State Council Announces 2016 Holiday Dates

On December 10th, the State Council announced the dates for 2016 national holidays. As with last year, the Lunar New Year holiday comes with a working day during the weekends before and after the weeklong holiday. The other weeklong National...

/ December 15, 2015

What’s stressing you?

Chinese people are less stressed than Americans, but share some of the same Top 5 stressors.

/ November 25, 2015

China’s Melting Pot

by Joseph LukLast August, I joined an educational tour, the China Energy Trip, led by students from Jiaotong University in Xi’an, Shaanxi. The trip started in Shanghai, took us through Henan province, and ended in Xi’an. The group was a...

/ April 1, 2012

Global Magic

Watching a new Harry Potter film in Shanghai is as exciting as watching it back home.by Bianca PotrykusThough I can turn into a coach potato after a long day at work, nothing gets me off the sofa and out the...

/ January 1, 2011