Category: China

Soft & Hard: Chinas Spreading Power!

As a capstone to my life in China, I put together a talk with Alexandria & Hu to go over a unique way that China has spread its power. Their authority comes from not only an academic study of China, but living in, and running successful businesses in China!  Check out the two-minute video in the post, it’s what sparked the conversation.

Cultural Excursion Days: Shanghai Museums Edition!

I’ve never been a fan of drab museums with pictures and exhibits that people have to explain.  If it’s good art, it’ll stand up on its own! I’m glad to say that these places were not what I was expecting and a lot more than I asked for ~>

The Yangtse Evening Post (Chinese: 扬子晚报)

I’ve been hired as a syndicated columnist for the Yangtse Evening Post!

Thank you to everyone who reads my posts and shares what I write.  After reviewing what I do here, and sampling a few writings specifically for the YEP, I was asked to do a regular column.  The only stipulation they had was that I limit myself to 50 words per article. It’s a challenge!

Chinese Spring Festival, The Cultural Excursion Days!

In the West, we often hear about the Chinese Spring Festival and equate it with our New Years celebration, because of the timing.  I can safely say that the Spring Festival is far, far more intense and involving that any holiday we have in the USA.  The best part is that most Chinese companies and businesses give everyone a 2-4 week vacation!  I spent my time having extended Cultural Excursion Days and exploring China.   Here are a few samples of where I went and what I did, enjoy! ->

Beware The Red Chairs Of China!

A few weeks ago I got a message from my global network of reconnaissance teams and provocateurs that loosely translated into, Be on the lookout for a package! When it arrived at my doorstep, it came in a nondescript, thick, shopworn bag. Inside was a telephone. A Chinese telephone. A telephone to ensure that when I arrived in Shanghai, China, that I would hit the ground running.  The plane landed and I hit the power button!