This is an interesting read, I have often said that China is the beta test site for technologies that will be applied in the west.
A fitness craze from Germany combining yoga poses while drinking beer is gaining popularity in Asia.
What can I say other than ‘Sign me up!’?
I’ll never understand what is going through people’s minds when they choose to take advantage of the five finger discount on toilet paper.
China is currently in the middle of a nationwide “toilet revolution” aimed at improving the quality and quantity of the country’s infamously abysmal public toilets, but so far that revolution isn’t going quite as smoothly as officials had hoped.
The maker of Budweiser just bought a stake in a craft brewery in China
Boxing Cat Brewery makes the best beer in Shanghai, however I must drink as much as I can now before it is too late!
Apple Pay has finally caught on in the US, but one year on in China and it is still struggling.
I think one aspect that is not mentioned in the article is that UnionPay insist that a PIN is entered when using Apple Pay (and in some circumstances a signature is required). This means that using Apple Pay is not really any different to using your debit or credit card.
The competition such as Alipay and Tenpay simply require the QR code to be scanned and the payment is immediate, a much better experience in my opinion.
It would not surprise me if this situation was intentional to ensure the business and profits stay in China.
If you’re living in China, you’ve got to know these ten simple hand signs.
Quite a good guide, check it out and practice!
I have been a fan of Alison Krauss for many years and have her entire catalogue, a unique voice and also a unique talent. I simply love everything she does, from song writing, to producing.
Today she released Windy City which is her first solo album since 1999’s Forget About It. I think it has been worth the wait and has been the perfect end to a not so perfect week.
Passengers abroad a China Eastern Airlines flight bound for Shanghai were recently rewarded with a free trip to the scenic middle of sunny Siberia following a small bout of engine failure.
Yikes! I’ve taken this flight many times before!
I find this really interesting, and about time the rules were enforced. I don’t think I have taken a flight in recent memory where the somebody has not been using their phone during take off or landing. The only strange thing with rules in China is that they will not allow a mobile phone to be used in Airplane Mode, yet a cellular based iPad in Airplane Mode draws no attention.
It turns out that China was actually serious when it warned passengers against using phones on planes last year. Shockingly serious, in fact.