Tagged: Macau

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Shoppers go abroad for luxury bargains 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Shoppers go abroad for luxury bargains

Chinese consumers spent about US$7.2 billion on luxury goods overseas during the week-long Spring Festival holiday, a 28.6 percent jump year-on-year, according to a survey […]

Living in China: Shanghai holds the highest population of foreigners 0

Living in China: Shanghai holds the highest population of foreigners

Shanghai has the largest population of foreign nationals among all domestic cities and provinces in China, with about 143,200 expat residents living in the city, the Shanghai Statistics Bureau announced recently. Nearly one in every four foreign residents in the country lives in Shanghai, according to the sixth national census conducted in November 2010. […]

Self-portrait: SAIDA 0

Self-Portrait: Saída

Both Chinese (Cantonese) and Portuguese are Macau’s official languages. Other languages such as Mandarin, English and Hokkien are also spoken by some local communities. The Macanese language, a distinctive creole generally known as Patuá, is still spoken by several dozen Macanese […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: luxury market grows 23% in 2010 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: luxury market grows 23% in 2010

Luxury market grows 23 percent in 2010 from 68 billion yuan (US$10.2 billion) in 2009, with the younger generation driving sales […]

Shanghai World Expo: CHINA PAVILION 0

Shanghai World Expo: CHINA PAVILION

The Chinese national pavilion is the largest of its kind at the Expo and most expensive, costing an estimated US$220 million. The 63-meter high pavilion, the tallest structure at the Expo, is called “The Crown of the East,” as it is meant to resemble an ancient Chinese crown with its distinctive roof, made of traditional dougong or brackets, which date back more than 2,000 years […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: premium brand products “made in China”? 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: premium brand products “made in China”?

We all know that China is still a developing country, so you may be amazed if you hear the following facts: China has overtaken the U.S. to be the world’s second-largest luxury goods market […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: U.S. destinations target affluent Chinese tourists 1

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: U.S. destinations target affluent Chinese tourists

Hawaii, California and Las Vegas are among American tourist destinations vying fiercely for a vast and largely untapped new market segment: the Chinese tourist […]

Living in China: Shanghai expats receive security blanket 0

Living in China: Shanghai expats receive security blanket

Foreigners and overseas Chinese who hold a Shanghai residence card and stay in a work contract with a Shanghai employer can now enjoy the city’s social security and benefits, just as their local counterparts do: The Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau has put up a notice on its Website, stating that the policy has been in effect since October 10, 2009 […]