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Living in China: Cost of living hurts Shanghai’s ranking

Soaring living costs and high housing prices are negatively affecting how Shanghai residents feel about their quality of life, according to a nationwide economic survey released recently […]

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Living in China: Major cities suffering months of hazy days

Shanghai and Beijing are among a number of major Chinese cities which experienced “hazy” days for up to half of last year […]

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Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Smartphones making rapid headway in cities

About 35 percent of urban Chinese use smartphones, the third-highest level in the world, a survey has found […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Hotel industry experiences building boom

China is witnessing an unprecedented boom in hotel construction that is changing the face of the global hospitality industry. The country will have the highest number of hotels under construction and room openings in the world for each of the next two years, according to figures released by Lodging Econometrics, the US-based hotel retail estate market analysts […]

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Living in China: Beijing more expensive than Paris

Beijing is the most expensive city on the Chinese mainland for expatriates, ranking the 20th highest in the world for costs of living, according to an annual report released by Mercer, a US-based consulting company […]

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Education in China: Educated abroad, but coming home

Some Chinese who were educated abroad are coming home to try to better the country’s villages and cities […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: More rich by 2015

The global economic recession is forcing the rich in China to scale down their spending on luxury goods, but it cannot hold back the rapid growth of wealthy households, according to a report released recently by global management consultancy McKinsey & Company. China is expected to be the world’s fourth largest country with wealthy households by 2015, after the US, Japan and the UK. The nation is expected to have more than 4 million wealthy households by then, the report said […]

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Living in China: toxins levels in 70% of Guangzhou’s apartments excessive

Researchers have discovered about 70 percent of apartments in Guangdong’s provincial capital contained formaldehyde levels exceeding national standards, the Guangzhou Daily reported. On average, levels were 64.3 percent higher than the standard, it said […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: first helicopter club to take off

Membership for what is being touted as the country’s first private helicopter club will open soon. The club is affiliated to a private heliport opened in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, under the Ruohang Transportation Development Co. “Our membership plan will be formally made known to the public this weekend and its initial terms for receiving application will be mainly targeted at those interested in flying or wanting to buy helicopters,” Lu Yong, the executive director of Ruohang, told China Daily recently.

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Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Over 117 Million Mobile Internet Users in China

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently released two reports on China‚Äôs mobile Internet, according to the reports, by the end of 2008, there were already over 640 million mobile phone users in China, and the number of users who access the Internet via mobile phone already exceeded 117.6 million, according to the Research Report on Behavior of Internet Access via Mobile Phone released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on February 18 in Beijing…