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China Materialism

What Chinese Consumers Want

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Understanding China's consumer culture is a good starting point for understanding the nation itself, as it races toward superpower status. Material similarities between Chinese and Americans mask fundamentally different emotional impulses.

Modern China's Spiritual Crisis: Does it Exist?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.23.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

To the Chinese, materialism is not superficial. It is meaningful, tantamount to advancement within society and faith in the future. Run amok, however, it corrupts ambition and threatens the country's social fabric.