chinese abroad

Hong Kong Bookseller Gui Minhai Sentenced to 10 Years

Swedish citizen Gui Minhai is one of the five booksellers and publishers associated with Hong Kong’s Mighty Current Media and Causeway Bay bookstore who were detained from abroad in 2015 to reappear in custody in China. The...

Entrepreneurs From China Flourish in Africa – Howard W. French and Lydia Polgreen

With significant media attention on controversies over the Chinese government’s growing role in Africa, the New York Times chooses to look at individual entrepreneurs from China who are setting up shop on the continent: “Before I left China,” said Mr. Yang, now 25, “I thought Africa was all one big desert.” So he figured that […]

Chinese Tourists Do Europe — in 14 Days – Wieland Wagner

From Spiegel Online: Chinese tourists have recently discovered Europe as a destination. SPIEGEL traveled with a group who covered 11 countries in 14 days by bus, snapping the sights and buying up brand names. But for some the Old World was a disappointment, full of lazy Italians and slovenly French. [Full text] [Image from Der […]

Innocents (Not) Abroad – Eamonn Fingleton

From the American Prospect: The size of the trade deficit with China is one of the hottest potatoes in American economic policy these days. It is about to get a little hotter, thanks to Beijing’s highly provocative, if hitherto largely overlooked, controls on outbound tourism. In theory the United States should be a major beneficiary […]

Chertoff: China Won’t Take Back Deportees – Lara Jakes Jordan

From the AP, via (link); China is refusing to take back an estimated 39,000 citizens who have been denied immigration to the United States and have clogged detention centers at federal expense, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chertoff said that China last year readmitted 800 […]

Chinese tourists getting a bad image – Wayne Arnold

From the International Herald Tribune: The surge in package tour groups from China, an important source of income for the region, is also giving rise to an unflattering stereotype: the loud, rude and culturally na√Øve Chinese tourist. Sound familiar? The tide of travelers from China mirrors the emergence of virtually every group of overseas tourists […]

The subtle power of Chinese tourists – Donald Greenlees

From the International Herald Tribune: There was a time when the comparatively wealthy residents of Hong Kong were skeptical about the economic and social rewards of the mainland tourist invasion. Mainlanders were seen as lower spending and more demanding than either European or North American visitors. But one new study of the economics of Chinese […]

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