Tag Archives: China

Taiwanese CEOs: Terry Gou

By Travis Yen Taiwanese business magnate Terry Gou has made a name for himself in the fields of technology, philanthropy, and business. Gou was born in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, on October 8, 1950. His life story is an … Continue reading

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Taiwanese CEOs: Joseph Tsai

By Travis Yen Renowned businessman Joseph Tsai has made a lasting impression with his strategic vision and spirit of entrepreneurship. Tsai was born in Taipei, Taiwan, on January 10, 1964, and his rise to prominence is evidence of his tenacity … Continue reading

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Island in Between: Review and Q&A with Oscar-Nominated Director S. Leo Chiang

I live in Silicon Valley, and one of the benefits is that I live about five miles from Stanford University, where are often quite a few events of interest to me that are open to the public. Recently, there was … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy revolution is characterized by this powerful hashtag. I’m not a big fan of hashtags, but this one is different. And this post is long overdue. Some catch-up if you’ve been ignoring the news, and some musings after … Continue reading

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Chloe Bennet’s Chinese Pop Music Video

After finding out that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet was actually a popstar in China as a teen, I was curious and searched for some videos of her singing in Chinese, and here it is, posted above. Very … Continue reading

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Pregnant Women from China and Taiwan Giving Birth in the US

From CBS Local (San Francisco): More and more mothers from China and Taiwan are willing to pay thousands of dollars to deliver their babies in the USA, specifically in California. “So-called maternity homes” have popped up in cities like San Jose.

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Made In the USA: American Surrogates for Chinese

When I was in college, I stumbled across the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, by Bill Watterson. In particular I was quite taken with the strip where Calvin and his toy tiger Hobbes discuss where babies come from. By the … Continue reading

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Tibetan Mastiff Dog Not Best Impersonator of Lion at Chinese Zoo

From SF Gate: “Workers at a Chinese zoo thought nobody would notice when they replaced a lion with a big dog. But then the dog barked. And didn’t really look like a lion.” I’m not sure what is more amusing … Continue reading

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Breed Out The Tibetans?: What Some Chinese Think

At a business brunch with a dozen Chinese investors, the topic of Tibet came up. It started when one of them said that the Tibetans are lazy, stupid, spend all their time on prayer, refuse to work, and only take … Continue reading

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Kindergartners Poisoned by Rival School Director in China

From the Daily Caller: Two chinese girls were killed Thursday after eating poisoned yogurt that had been planted by the owner of a rival kindergarten. The owner confessed to adding rat poison to the yogurt before leaving it on the … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be a U.S. Citizen

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign . . . state or sovereignty  . . . ; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the … Continue reading

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A View From Within: Obama In Southeast Asia And Xi Jinping’s China

Obama’s re-election is already old news and the calls of secession are becoming yesterday’s cocktail stories, but the big issue is that his first order of duty is his international tour to Southeast Asia to meet with ASEAN leaders on … Continue reading

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