Category Archives: civil society

Breasts: big business in China – Bill Dodson

Plastic surgery on women is booming, together with the wealth of the Chinese consumers. On his weblog China watcher Bill Dodson reports about this wife’s visit to a clinic, with queues outside the building, together with their parents, paying for the operation.

Shenzhen Attitude – Mark Obama Ndesandjo

During a recent discussion with some children, I suggested a game. I proposed giving each of the 26 letters in the English alphabet a number: A is 1, B is 2, C is 3 and so forth. “Find me a word whose letters add up to 100,” I asked. “It has to do with dreams and success.”

Mark Obama Ndesandjo joins CSB

The Shenzhen-based business man, artist and charity activist Mark Obama Ndesandjo has kindly agreed to join China Speakers Bureau. In a few years time, he has has helped to put social corporate responsibility on the local agenda and is helping companies to enter the challenging China market.

Living as a migrant worker “Are we too dirty?” – Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang is trying to blend in as a migrant working in Wuhan and reports on her weblog about her experiences. “Are we too dirty for your eyes?”

Fat childrens’ health problems – Paul French

Bad teeth and type 2 diabetes are just two of the problems China’s fat children develop, tells Paul French in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. Paul French is the co-author of the bestseller Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation.

China sends its inflation to the US – Shaun Rein

Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is not worried about inflation in America, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC, but he should be worried when China sends its high costs to the US.

Superstar entrepreneurs inspire young people – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s entrepreneurs have changed in a few decades from outcasts into role models for the youth, Hurun-founder Rupert Hoogewerf tells the BBC. Making money has become fashionable.

How to treat women, China’s super spenders? – Shaun Rein

Women in China have become a major force among the country’s super spenders, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC. When you want to tap into China’s booming market, that is a group you have to understand.

Chinese websites: crowded and kinetic – Bill Dodson

China veteran Bill Dodson describes in EON Business wire how different Chinese websites are from their Western counter parts. “Chinese websites reflect the condition and dynamics of Chinese society itself: crowded and kinetic”

Fuzhou bomber gets a martyr status – Victor Shih

Three blasts, two deaths and six wound is the toll of a bomb attack by the disgruntled farmer in Fuzhou, who had been petitioning the government in vain. Political analyst Victor Shih notes in his weblog how the bomber – against all odds – turned into a martyr at the internet.