"China" Essays and Research Papers

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The Silk Road In China

The Silk Road began during the Han Dynasty in China. “ The network was used regularly from 130 B.C.E., when the Han officially opened trade with the west, to 1453 C.E., when the Ottoman Empire boycotted trade with the west and closed the routes.” This text states that the Silk Road lasted about 1583 years. The Chinese started using the Silk Road to mainly transport and trade their precious silk. It ran from China to the Mediterranean Sea. It branched out and extended in many different ways all across...

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Saurer: the China Challenge

SAURER: THE CHINA CHALLENGE (A) The text talks about the enterprise Saurer, its history and strategy to face to the challenge of Asians competitors and at same time take advantage of the opportunities in that market. In December 2003, the management team of Saurer Twisting Systems was having difficulties with the choice of the functioning of their business. It appears a really strong competitor: Asia (specially China) who starts to hoard a big part of the market. There's a recession in the...

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Immigration from China to Australia

aware of and it’s the 1 child policy in China. It was established in the 1970’s and was meant to limit China’s population growth. It was also the sole reason why most of the Chinese women are in Australia right now. Before this situation, it was mainly men who left the country but after the policy was established, the women of China joined the men in Australia so that they could start a family without going against any laws. A lot of people also moved because China was getting over crowded with almost...

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China: 3 Significant Inventions

Inventions Gunpowder, printing, and the magnetic compass: 3 significant inventions, all either invented, or first used, in ancient China. 17th century English philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon, described these innovations as 3 inventions which “changed the world”. The practical use of gunpowder, magnetic compasses, and the early printing techniques, developed the culture of China, along with the future of other nations. Their impacts were truly miraculous throughout history. Gunpowder was the first chemical...

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Effects of Globalization on Japan and China

 Effects of Globalization on Japan and China GLT1: IssuesBehavioral Science Michael Poffenbarger November 18th 2013 In this paper I will be looking at China and Japan two very different examples of native non-western cultures that have been impacted by western culture very differently. Globalization can be described as the increasing interplay of cultures brought closer together. The impact of globalization on indigenous cultures can be seen negatively and...

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Ancient China and India

over by a new person. India went back to independent city states when a ruler fell. China was generally able to be re-united through a ruler India was not, India was not able to be united in the north due to invasions from bordering countries. The only person to unite India was Ashoka Maurya Similarities: Both were patriarchal societies. Major cities were built along major water ways, India (The indus river) China (the yellow river) Both countries used forced labor (slaves, pows, etc). Used water...

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The Great Encounter of China and the West

The Great Encounter of China and the West When the Chinese and Europeans first came into contact with each other, there was a mutual fascination for the other's culture, or way of life. The Chinese began to look at the European culture. They became interested in Western thinking. They were also beginning to look at the religion that the European missionaries were preaching about, Christianity. On the other end, the Europeans who came in contact with the Chinese were fascinated by their culture...

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Luxury goods in China

 Luxury goods in China Beyond bling Life is getting harder for purveyors of luxury in China, but the growth prospects are still fabulous Jun 8th 2013 | SHANGHAI |From the print edition “IT WAS an amazing golden age,” reflects Guillaume Brochard of Qeelin, a Chinese jeweller. From 2007 to 2011 many luxury-goods firms enjoyed double-digit annual growth in China, which became their most important market. The first blows came last year, with an economic slowdown and jitters about the political transition...

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Case Study “Ebay in China”

Chinese market in 2002 by acquiring a 33% stake in its local counterpart, EachNet, followed by a full acquisition a year later in 2003. Critically assess eBay.s choice of market entry strategy for China, listing both the advantages and disadvantages of its acquisition strategy. As we know, eBay’s China expansion strategy can be considered as failure, despite the fact that eBay entered this potentially rewarding market with caution. This cautious strategy was very unusual for eBay, because they used...

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Competitive Advantages of Starbucks in China

Competitive Advantages of Starbucks in China I am going to work with Starbucks, because it is a company that is familiar to most of us and has investment plans in China for the next years. They are planning to expand themselves from a little over 200 stores to 1500 stores and try to increase their sales. As Howard Schutz, the CEO, said “same store sales in China are fantastic, so why not expand?” After their success in United States, Starbucks wanted to expand to other countries because the U...

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