Archive for November, 2011

How one US company is changing China…

November 18, 2011

…by producing great products and offering services that everybody wants. The youth in China really wants to be part of the Apple ecosystem and today that has become a lot easier for them. Apple now accepts payments in RMB rather than in US Dollars only. Which will let their app sales skyrocket. Why is this important to you again? Because it “educates” / “forces” / “convinces” Chinese consumers to “pay” for digital goods and get used to doing so! Which means they will pay for whatever YOU have to offer as well. We love it!
(Photo: SimonQ錫濛譙)


Bye-bye cheap, Chinese labor (and we love it)

November 11, 2011

Gobalpost featured an interesting article yesterday about a minimum wage rise in the province of Guangdong and the tectonic shift in the landscape of cheap labor:

“Factories in China’s manufacturing heartland are feeling the squeeze again, with minimum wages in Guangdong province set to rise by as much as 20 percent on Jan. 1 for the second time in less than a year. And while one Chinese province’s minimum wage might seem like a local issue, the salary question underlines a continuing momentum in China toward building higher-end business and better jobs.”

Read the article

(Photo: dcmaster)

Party in Beijing

November 10, 2011

We threw a little party for our translators on Nov. 1st. at ” The Bed” in Beijing to thank them for their support during the past two years. Most of them are language students from the Communication University China (CUC)  and University of Science and Technology (USTB). We had a great time with them. Great atmosphere, good food, lots of fun! We are looking forward to hosting a bigger party next time in our Beijing office.