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Riding the red dragon: German startups in Shanghai

in #TechTavern/Glocal/Start up
DC-Hub sends German startups to Shanghai, China, to gain Chinese expertise in one of the world's main startup hotspots, with China itself being in Top 10.
DC-Hub sends German startups to Shanghai, to gain Chinese expertise in one of the world's main startup hotspots.

Germany is sending startup founders to Shanghai four weeks at a time, to learn Chinese business culture and approaches to innovation and versatility. The DC-Hub accelerator program is developed between Shanghai and Leipzig, with Basislager Coworking as local partner.

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A Kenyan’s search for Afro-German connections

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.

“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.

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“Banishment” – the plight of the poet

in Literature/Philosophies/Poetry
Poet typewriter. (Public domain photo.)
Poet typewriter. (Public domain photo.)

“It was observed during his mock trial that he was distracted though the accusations made against him demanded no response. Nevertheless, he seemed somewhat absent from the proceedings, and if his lips moved, he said nothing.”

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Dancing decisively into an “epic year”

in Dance/Philosophies
Can the new year bring you a new, or revived, and exciting, dance habit to bring down barriers? (Public domain photo)
Can the new year bring you a new, or revived, and exciting, dance habit to bring down barriers? (Public domain photo)

“If not now, then when?” A tale about reignited passion, and what you can do to find that yourself in 2019.

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Retrospective: our top stories of 2018

in Glocal/My Leipzig
top stories of 2018

2018 was an eventful year. Here we bring you the top 5 stories published by LeipGlo. They range from discrimination in Leipzig to the shameful Brexit.

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Getting Along in Germany: Privacy

in Leipzig tips/Opinion/Philosophies/Society
Germans' need for privacy can be frustrating for newcomers trying to make friends here. (Photo: public domain)
Germans' need for privacy can be frustrating for newcomers trying to make friends here. (Photo: public domain)

“Have you found it difficult to make friends with Germans? Do you feel like your neighbors are indifferent and standoffish? Do you worry that people here don’t seem to like you very much? Then let me introduce you to the German core value of privacy.”

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