Tag Archives: Shanghai

Two Chinas: Hong Kong and Shanghai

The people of Hong Kong are fighting a very courageous battle against very long odds. Meanwhile, people in Shanghai live well under a Faustian bargain with the CCP.

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China Vs. Europe: Living Standards and Costs

While much of China remains poor, some cities are now on par with EU levels.

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Secrets of the Tong Village

Scott Tong’s quest to find a place that may no longer even exist: The ancestral Tong family village–Fu Ma Ying.

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Shanghai and Disruptive Innovation

Shanzhai: The disruptive potential of innovation from below.

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Shanghai and Its Environs: The Wenzhou Model

The dynamism of China’s economy owes much to small-scale entrepreneurship.

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Shanghai: The Underground Economy

Informal markets are telltale symbols of the modernity brewing in Shanghai.

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Shanghai’s Thames Town: One Potemkin Village Within Another

An English village knock-off serves the ritual of the modern Chinese wedding.

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Shanghai and China’s Embrace of Creativity

Shanghai envisions itself as the world’s next great cultural hub, a key site of China’s “soft power.”

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Shanghai — Gazing At Its Own Image

The Potemkin Village that is Shanghai reflects China’s love of show.

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Shanghai – A City Hungry for the Future

Shanghai longs for a future that envelops the past.

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