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Language diversity vs. economics

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

The comments in a recent article went a little off topic. We were talking about translating certain modern words, then the discussion turned towards the language abilities of the general public and the economic value of a harmonized language landscape. Aremonus wrote: Are we to decadent and assertive to accept that our ...

Only very few Germans learn Chinese

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

I just read an article about Chinese learners in Germany. The weekly magazin "Der Spiegel" seems to have some numbers. A good moment to answer the question "How many Chinese learners are there in Germany?" First, let's look at the key points of the article "Kaum ein Schüler lernt Chinesisch", which ...

Hilarious comments by the USA about the Chinese currency

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I don't know about you, but I always have a good laugh, when I hear the comments of the USA regarding the Chinese currency, the Chinese Yuan. The US politicians say, that the fixed exchange rate is unfair and that the market should decide about the value of the yuan. A ...

bye bye google.cn

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

http://google.cn There was some talk about shutting it down at the 10th of April, but now it already happened. Let's see who shouts, cries and complains the loudest. Bye bye google.cn, bye bye censorship. I guess they'll throw a big party in the Baidu headquarters. Who has Baidu shares?

GDP developments

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Okay, we just had a more serious post, but here is another one ;) I was thinking about the GDP development of China, so I played with the numbers. If China can sustain 8% growth per year, how will the numbers look in the near to mid term future? I ...

Obama visits Asia

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

My favorite hero of modern day, Barack Obama, president of the United States, finally makes a grand Asia tour in November 2009 and visits several power-hungry uprising nations. Here is Obama's rough schedule: 13. November: Tokyo, Japan 14. November: Tokyo, Japan 15. November: Singapore, Singapore 16. November: Shanghai, China 17. November: Beijing, China 18. November: Beijing, ...

学中文吧.中国

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Those who read the tech blogs and tech news sites regularly already know what the title of this post means. For those not involved this particular piece of news might be of interest, too. The internet authorities have decided, that they want allow all kind of characters in domain names. ...

A step forward to protecting intellectual property in China

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Buying pirated software, movies and other digital goods in China is easy and cheap, yet it is counter-productive, as it suppresses the creative process of developing new products. As Xinhua reports, 11 Chinese nationals have been sentenced to enjoy free lunch in prison for several years. What a coincidence, ...