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Design Inspiration Readings

Norman Teague on rewriting Design History

In this short film, designer Norman Teague talks about his work, why representation matters, and the need of rewriting design history.

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Consumer Behavior in Brazil & China: US to increase the number of tourist visas

The United States should increase the capacity to process visas for Brazil and China by 40% over the next 12 months, ordered President Barack Obama recently, as part of a stimulus package for tourism for their country, announced in Disney World in Florida […]

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Economics Trend Watching

Obama says U.S. wants to invest in infrastructure in Brazil

The U.S. president, Barack Obama said during his trip to Brazil, during the closure of the CEO Forum at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry — which brought together representatives of some major companies from both the United Stats and Brazil — that United States have an interest in investing in infrastructure in Brazil […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Education in China: International students flock to MBA instruction

During his visit to China last year, US President Barack Obama said he expects to intensify cooperation in student exchange and hopes the number of US students in China will rise to 100,000 […]

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Economics Innovation

Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Obama pushes for energy jobs

US President Obama says America can generate more jobs by investing less on foreign oil […]

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China Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Living in China: grab your “Oba-Mao” T-shirts

At the hype of US President Barack Obama’s first visit to China, the hottest sales item on Beijing’s streets is a t-shirt featuring Obama’s face replacing China’ former leader Mao Zedong’s face in an iconic image of the Communist Party and Red Army […]

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China Information Technology

Internet in China: Watch the complete video of Obama’s town hall meeting in Shanghai

For those who couldn’t access the short clip of Barack Obama’s Q&A in Shanghai with Chinese college students, a video of the town hall meeting (November 16th, 2009 12:45 pm local Shanghai time) provided by the White House it can be seen below […]

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China Information Technology

Internet in China: Obama says “Internet assists free flow of information”

During his visit to China, U.S. President Barrack Obama said in Shanghai that Internet has an enormous power in assisting information dissemination, and he personally has benefited from Internet […]