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Place your bets – The AIIB, the stock market and China’s Geo-politcal future

Place your bets – The AIIB, the stock market and China’s Geo-politcal future

Given the Chinese penchant for gambling, (it’s illegal apart from in Macau), punting one’s investments into the only free gambling machine on the mainland seems like the natural thing to do. China has its own new gambling machine. It’s called the stock market. For the past twelve months, the Shanghai Composite has risen by 100%, and from 3,000 to 4,000 points since February, mostly brought on by domestic demand. China’s New investors Bloomberg Business – “Gan’s survey, which was conducted…

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Knock off gear – China – Knock off Diary

Knock off gear – China – Knock off Diary

OK. So those not been to China, will not know: the nation’s idea of innovation is looking at other peoples ideas and copying them… Being from the Shanghai area, as you can imagine, it’s more of a way of life… Coming and looking around the markets and stalls, you’ll think you’ve found a bounty of Western goods! With the same standards, and finish quality, same functionality etc. Dream on I’ve bought several items now in varying degrees of ‘knock-off’ ness….

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Shanghai Tourism

Shanghai Tourism

Shanghai Aqurium I’ve been to 2 of note. The one in Sydney, just behind the harborfront, and this one. Both have large pools, and as you’d expect, fish. The fish swim around you in many tunnel things. Sometimes they do nothing. The signs are in English, as well as Chinese. The Chinese are well behaved, there are no Chinese trying to catch the fish or spitting in the pools. I spent a couple of hours in here. It’s easy to…

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Shanghai Old Town

Shanghai Old Town

After the problems with my little tablet. I had to return to Shanghai, the Baoshan Road market. I took two of my students from Foxconn and after did a little bit of shopping around town. Here’s some pics. No visits yetRelated Posts How a bitcoin is made Something to start the day about bitcoin mining. Working in the mines. (Aurelien Foucault for Quartz) Written by Joon Ian Wong Johnny … US vs Bullying China Just like they created the great…

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Mid autumn festival

Mid autumn festival

So. We have a little two or three day holiday at the end of this week. I may take this time to have a look around Nanjing which is a short distance away. Mo0oncake Investigation I’ve been planning to sample this Chinese dish. During the mid autumn festivals, Chinese are overcome by thoughts of mooncake! Both giving and receiving, it is very important part of the Chinese culture and celebration. The mooncake comes in all different boxes. There are many…

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Missed plane

Missed plane

Had a little lunch with one of my pupils. Things must have got drawn out, and I ended up missing my flight to Hong Kong. As even more of a bummer, my boss transferred enough money for the trip. Went to the China Bank atm. Pulled my card out, having been over 1 month since I used it, plus the fact I only used it once, plus the fact that it’s a 6 digit code. I’ve entirely forgotten my PIN!…

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