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PayPal China | More

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Just listened to an audio interview (is that already called a podview..) by Pacific Epoch with Paypal China’s country manager Jeff Liao.

To listen directly to the audio interview click here (mp3 format)

Interestingly enough they won’t charge anything directly in their Chinese version. They seem to want to get market share first. I […]

Paypal China and the World

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Paypal is coming to China and as always it is going to be the Chinese way. Because China is different. On the Chinese paypal pages you have two sweet maps to illustrate the difference.

Screendump of the translated page (thanks to Paymentnews.com )

You have paying in China in Renminbi and of course you […]

Monday Evening Rant in Shanghai

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

It’s hot and I just had a trial class Mandarin. Although having
studied it before it was time to get a real teacher involved again.
Together with a friend we spent one hour, in which our levels were
decided. Somewhere in between beginner and intermediate it is. But this
wouldn’t be a rant without ranting.

To start ranting about my […]

Property Bubble or Not?

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

There has been a lot of talk recently about the property bubble in the Shanghai real estate market. Prices have soared to more than 20000 Kuai/Square Meter and they just seem to like the sky.

The local government is trying to cool things a bit but it has to be seen if this will have any […]

I really need to post

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

I know, I know. I have an excuse though. My laptop starts cooking after 20 minutes as the fan is refusing it’s duty. Can’t use it for a long time.
As it’s May Holidays here in Dell’s China customer service is out of service for the whole holiday, which is a whole week. Probably […]

Playing with Lay Out and Colors

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

I have gotten a bit bored with the colors and the lay out itself.
Expect some testing in the coming days. The content won’t be changed.

Watching People in Xintiandi

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Last night we went for a nice stroll and ended up in Xintiandi. For those who don’t know what Xintiandi is here is the answer,
“what is now Xintiandi was in the early 1900s the heart of the French Concession. When French expatriates from other provinces of China and from Vietnam came to Shanghai in […]

Shanghai Shopping Walnuts & again Lemons

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

Had a nice trip to the Shangyang market again, the part where they sell real stuff like real meat and vegetables. Before that we had wandered in Maominglu finding summer clothes. My white face seems to be a price increase indicator. One saleswoman told me that 400 Kuai is only 40 euri, well, […]

Humorous Chinese Comments

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Whenever I start laughing out loud in front of my screen I might as well share it with the rest of the world. I do understand though if my humour is not the same as yours. Greenpeace just released a report about genetically modified rice in China and says “The GE industry is out of […]

One in 20 Employees of Bank of Communications got Punished

Monday, April 4th, 2005

I guess Monday is China business day. As the Bank of Communications is on a mission to get investor’s money (they want to IPO) they are in the process of doing a “Window dressing” operation. Today there is the news that they “punished one in 20 of its employees last year for corruption and […]

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