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    The History of Starbucks in China: How to make a name in a tea-drinking culture?

The History of Starbucks in China: How to make a name in a tea-drinking culture?

If we think about China's favourite beverage, tea is probably the first and unique word that comes to our mind. The dominance of this devotion makes it difficult to find another option. However, since the entrance of Starbucks in 1998, the supremacy has been attenuated. The American

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First impression: Chinese foot massage

I had already spent a few days in Beijing before getting my first approach to Chinese medicine. It happened when I was walking through Wangfujin’s cold winter street with a friend who has been living for six years in this country. After an exhausting shopping afternoon, he

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Popular Chinese Leisure Activities You Probably Did Not Know About

Popular Chinese Leisure Activities
A walk in the park in China is not just any walk in the park. The Chinese parks are often times equivalent to pleasure and amusement, the place to socialize, interact, and exercise. This blog is an attempt to illustrate some of the popular

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First Impression: The Two Sides of Houhai Lake

First Impression: The Two Sides of Houhai Lake
Amongst all the sights and experiences that have enriched my life since arriving in Beijing, there is one place that will always be dear to my heart simply because it both amazed and surprised me.  It’s not the Great Wall,

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First Impression: The “Silicon Valley of Beijing”

First Impression: The "Silicon Valley of Beijing"
Zhongguancun is a kind of technology hub that you could only see in Asia. It’s the type you might have seen in movies but can only imagine also exist in real life. I’ve spent hours exploring this electronic market area and

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Thanksgiving in China

Thanksgiving in China
Ever wondered how we celebrate Thanksgiving in China? Can you buy turkey in China and where do the expats go on this American Holiday?

Well, we decided to ask Tracy, who is on our Sourcing team from China, what her thoughts are on this American originated

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First Impression Blog: Chinese Exercising

Anyone who has ever visited China has most likely been surprised in some way, either positive or negative.  This is not only due to the differences in culture, work ethics or the way of living, but mainly due to the fact that China evolved from a lot

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