Chinese new year is nearing fast, a traditional gift-giving season. Most of those luxury gifts from China’s rich are foreign, European to be precise, says a study done by Hurun, the research company founded by Rupert Hoogewerf, reports the China Daily. Only Chinese liquor moutai makes it into the top-10.
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‘Precious snowflakes’ are they called, the second generation of overly spoiled Chinese children, tells Paul French in The Telegraph. And even more than their predecessors, the little emperors, they have a hard time in dealing with reality.
Doing fieldwork among migrants offers sociologist Tricia Wang unprecedented insights in the life of the uprooted part of China’s society. On her weblog she recalls her days when she joined a migrant family to work as a street vendor, staying with the family of a friend.
The Communist Party is certainly not on the way out, argues Tom Doctoroff in The Huffington Post. It is one of three arguments in Doctoroff’s upcoming book What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China’s Modern Consumer, expected in May 2012. Political change is not on the agenda.
After a decade, internet enthusiast and rock star Kaiser Kuo wrote his last column “Ich bin ein Beijiner” in The Beijinger, his take on his new home town in China. But he is not gone, he notes: “I’m not going anywhere, and you’ll know where to find me.” Kuo is currently spokesperson for search engine Baidu.