Chuan’r’s 3rd Party: Comparing City Planning in China and Germany

Dear Chuan’rs and Chuan’r’s friends,

Apologies! A short trip to Paris has delayed my announcement for the 3rd party of Chuan’r, which will be the first Chuan’r party with a colorful presentation. Our guest speaker, Cai Wei, will compare the urban planning of China to that of Germany, based on her professional and personal experience. We will hear very interesting stories on how Chinese and German governments build their cities due to their different decision-making processes.

Time: 7:00 pm, 17th November, 2014

Venue: Not-Only-Riesling, Schleiermacherstraße 25 (am Kreuzberger Marheinekeplatz)
**Please be aware that there are two shops of Not Only Riesling. We are hosting it in the Kreuzberg shop. Continue reading Chuan’r’s 3rd Party: Comparing City Planning in China and Germany

Schnitzels for the 2nd Chuan’r Party

Check out the following photos: Chuan’r’s second party with James Doughterty as the guest speaker, talking about his experience of founding and leading Capvision, a Chinese consulting firm expanding globally. A peep into how China’s overseas investment shift its focus, and what are the challenges a Chinese company faces when heading for the world.

The party was brightened by the visit of a group of Chinese media leading figures, including renowned Professor Ying Chan of Hong Kong University,  Lifen Zhang, the Chief Editor of FT Chinese; Yang Ruichun, Deputy Chief Editor of; Yang Zheyu, Director of the Comment and Theory Department of Caixin Group; Tony Li, founder of China 30’s; and Yijun Zhou, former producer of Phoenix TV. The media they work with reach more than 2/3 of China’s population, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from these photos. They were very nicely eating schnitzel for the whole evening… Continue reading Schnitzels for the 2nd Chuan’r Party

22% of China’s GDP growth to be driven by web apps


Lots of things have happened during the silent days of Chuan’r blog. Hong Kong’s democratic demonstration was the biggest shock to Chinese government, but not to most Chinese mainlanders due to mainland’s very effective censorship job. Firechat, an application that allows users to connect without internet (when the government shut down the connection) became a new headache for the authority.  But technology can also be used to spy on the protestors, like a newly discovered iOS malware. The competition will go on for a while.

The other hot topic on Chinese social media is why Japan can produce so many Nobel Prize winners Continue reading 22% of China’s GDP growth to be driven by web apps