Danwei Model Workers 2014

Danwei has been publishing the Model Worker awards – our list of the best websites, blogs, Twitter feeds and podcasts on China since 2005 (there are links to the earlier awards at the bottom of this post). This year, we’ve decided to award the Model Worker award for the best China website to one that …

Pleasant Goat too violent?

A Tom and Jerry style animated cartoon featuring a heroic goat who constantly saves his fellow goats from a wolf who has gastronomic designs over the members of Goatville, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (喜羊羊与灰太狼) seems an unlikely target for the culture-cleansing campaign that is underway on China Central Television (CCTV). However, the children’s …

Job available: Sales Executive at Danwei 招聘: 销售主管

Position: Sales Executive 销售主管 at Danwei Beijing We’re looking for a Beijing-based sales executive to join our growing team and sell our expanding range of research products. Main Responsibility Driving and managing Danwei sales inside the PRC and co-ordinating with sales staff in Hong Kong, UK, and USA.

Portrait of a Chinese P2P lender

Peer to Peer (P2P) lending websites allow users to lend and borrow money directly to and from each other. China’s first P2P lending website, PPDai.com, launched in 2007. As of 2013, there are scores of websites that operate as online brokers hooking up lenders with borrowers, and taking a small transaction fee.

Taking the shine off Apple’s China prospects?

Apple in the crosshairs, and the shadow of Google’s misadventures in China On March 15 — World Consumer Rights Day — China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast its annual investigative program that seeks to expose companies that harm or mistreat Chinese consumers. Several companies, both foreign and domestic came under the spotlight, and the program rehashed …

Legal Daily report on mass incidents in China in 2012

The Legal Daily 法治日报 has published a summary of their ‘2012 Mass Incident Research Report’ 2012年群体性事件研究报告, quantifying and analyzing ‘mass incidents’ in China – riots, civil unrest, and protests. The data sources and methodology behind the report are not made explicit in their introduction (which says the full report can be provided if you contact …

Hu’s the boss

The Weibo user Media Man Old Wang (传媒老王) posted a selection of newspaper front pages from November 9, the day after the 18th Party Congress started. He notes that all of these papers are commercial metropolis papers that do not usually carry pure propaganda on their front pages. But for the 18th Party Congress, even …

‘The difference between the way Jews and Chinese do business’

The Chinese fascination with Jewish people, and the common belief here that Jews are intelligent and good at business, has resulted in a mini industry of books that attempt to teach Chinese people the secrets of Jewish culture, see for example, Selling the Talmud as a Business Guide. On Weibo, there is now an account …

The China Story Yearbook 2012 in print

Today Danwei is happy to announce the launch of the first print on demand edition of The China Story Yearbook 2012: You can order a copy from Lulu.com here (the book’s contents are free, you pay USD11.35 for printing, plus shipping). You can also read the entire book online for free or download free digital …

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