Tag "China"

The Challenge of Localizing

An ongoing challenge for many international companies is localization of senior management. Expatriates are far more expensive than locals. The problem is that many local Chinese lack the international experience

Pet Shipping: The Instruction Book

Let’s face it. Your pets are relying on you, and you can’t live without them. To bring them along on the adventure of living overseas, or returning from the odyssey,

Dongguan Bird Flu Patient in Critical Condition

On January 6, Dongguan’s second case of human avian influenza virus (H7N9) was confirmed, following the first infection of this flu season on November 28 in Changping Town. The patient,

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 2)

Heightened pressure in China’s labor market means that employers are commonly required to terminate employees to optimize their business operations. Legally speaking, however, this is by no means an easy

Custom Start-Up: Three Expats and A Two-Wheeled Dream

When following the online social feeds of acquaintances and friends, and randoms, that seem to know what is happening in this part of the world, surprising things pop up. There

End of the Line: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 1)

Heightened pressure in China’s labor market means that employers are commonly required to terminate employees to optimize business operations. Legally speaking, this is by no means easy, especially under the

Criminal Breaks into Art Scene

Former mafia tough guy, Li Yueyang, spent eight years in prison. The Chang’an local has now converted what was once violent energy into art in order to express his feelings

Ye Olde Books of Trivia: Impress Your Friends with Local Knowledge

Mr. Zheng shifted swiftly among the wooden bookshelves erected against three walls on the third floor of his home in Wanjiang. He was looking for a thin manuscript of folk

Obama Billboard: Goodbye Craziness

Sounding more like a used car dealer than a real estate company, a billboard in Dongguan is using an image of U.S. President Barak Obama, at the halfway mark of

HERE!DG Plus – The Dongguan You Want – Episode 6

Our sixth episode matches two of Dongguan’s first music festivals with a whole troupe of Irish Dancers and one of the world’s most famous football players. It also explains the