China Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

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 […]

Design Innovation Trend Watching

Watch Thom Mayne’s “Architecture as Connection” talk at TED

Architect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he’s created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form […]


Chinglish: English standards to be issued for Shanghai Expo 2010

The Shanghai English Language Usage Standards will be issued soon to improve English-language signs and services before the 2010 World Expo, the Shanghai Language Work Committee said recently.

China Information Technology

Internet in China: Shanghai to establish the first citywide wireless broadband network in mainland China

Shanghai will have established a citywide wireless broadband network by 2010: Shanghai’s Municipal Informatization Commission and China Telecom Shanghai revealed that wireless demonstration areas will be ready for use in 2008. A number of regions are currently competing to become exhibition areas and obtain future construction projects. At present, people can access a wireless network in Jiading District in the north of Shanghai. Wireless will probably be available in most areas in the city’s central Huangpu District, where the municipal government buildings are located, by the end of the year, said Hua Ruiqiang, Shanghai Telecom’s senior manager […]