Apple, and its supplier Foxconn, are in the middle of revolts by workers, who are standing up for their rights. Former factory worker Zhang Lijia supports their actions, and hope China’s government will continue to support those workers, she writes in The Guardian.
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James Farrer compares the attitude of premaritial sex of Japanese and Chinese youth. Both accept sex in a dating relationship, but in China sex is part of a carefully planned deal making and seen as a highly valuable gift. ChinaShmina summarized the article.
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.
‘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.