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Surprising Findings in China

Judah Freed | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Judah Freed

Steve Hoffman at Founders Space recently returned from a "marathon business trip" to China. He returned with some unexpected findings that defy many of our staid stereotypes in the West. With Steve's permission, I am quoting his findings below.

Matt Sheehan

Guerrilla Theater: China's Migrant Workers Get Political Onstage | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

BEIJING -- For a nominally socialist country, China has many of the trappings of a capitalist paradise. With independent unions banned and the hundred...

Mysterious 'Structures' Spotted On Google Earth Identified

Posted 01.14.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/10/2013 05:53 PM EST on LiveScience Buildings captured in a mysterious set of satellite imag...

How Will China Employ Its Factory Workers After the Robots Come Online?

Martin Ford | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Martin Ford

In the U.S. (as well as in other advanced countries), workers shifted out of manufacturing and into the service sector -- which now accounts for the vast majority of jobs. Will China be able to pull off the same transition?

Robots Making Presence Felt At China's Factories

Reuters | Don Durfee | Posted 08.03.2012 | Technology

By Don Durfee BAODING, China (Reuters) - The giant orange robotic arms that swiftly weld together car frames at the Great Wall Motors f...

China Becomes An Urban Nation At Breakneck Speed

The Guardian | Tania Branigan | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

Every few minutes another car brakes sharply as it reaches Tangbaguan on Guiyang's new ring road. Another driver does a double-take. The dual carriage...

China's Cheap Labor Era Is Ending -- And These Products Are About To Get More Expensive

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The end of the cheap, "Made-in China" era is near -- and it's going to affect your bottom line. Soaring labor costs fueled by worker shortages and s...

Your Jeans Pollute: Denim Industry Clouds The Pearl River Delta (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Everyone wears jeans, but it's not every day we think about what it takes to make that pretty blue color. Walking along the shore of the Pearl River D...

China's Silicon Sweatshops

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hourly wages below a dollar. Firings with no notice. Indifferent bosses. Labor brokers that leech away months of a worker's hard-ear...

Beijing's Air Pollution: It Isn't The Cars

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Seligsohn

Contrary to popular perception both inside and outside China, Beijing's air pollution problem is not primarily due to increases in personal vehicle use. The true problem lies with industrial emissions.