Tagged: Rural Area

Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Smartphones making rapid headway in cities 0

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 […]

Intellectual Property: Shanzhai Phones’ Declining Popularity in China 0

Intellectual Property: Shanzhai Phones’ Declining Popularity in China

The word shanzhai has several meanings. Originally it meant a fortified mountain village, but these days it mainly refers to small, illegal factories that churn out copies of famous-brand mobile phones. In the era of relatively simple 2G phones, the industry was huge, but now everyone wants a fancy 3G smartphone, and they’re a bit too hard to fake, leaving an uncertain future for this hidden industry […]

Living in China: Majority of Chinese still cannot afford home 0

Living in China: Majority of Chinese still cannot afford home

More than 60 percent of China’s residents cannot afford an apartment and the high property prices in the cities are curbing the nation’s urbanization process, experts said […]

Health in China: Breast cancer hits earlier 0

Health in China: Breast cancer hits earlier

Over a third of Chinese women with breast cancer start to suffer the disease at their 40s and their average age is 48, 10 years earlier than Western women […]

Living in China: 85% of Chinese families can’t afford houses 0

Living in China: 85% of Chinese families can’t afford houses

According to Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), 85 percent of Chinese families can not afford housing expenditure, and house prices are much higher than their incomes […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: extending old-for-new car, appliance selling spree 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: extending old-for-new car, appliance selling spree

China is going to expand schemes that give domestic consumers a discount if they trade in old cars and household appliances for new ones, said Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Jiang Zengwei […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: consumption stimulus to extend into 2010 1

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: consumption stimulus to extend into 2010

Stimulus policies spurring Chinese domestic consumption will be maintained in 2010, while high sales growth of home appliances and automobiles due to the stimulus packages will not affect consumption, analysts predict […]