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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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Disney characters as English teaching assistants

in Leipzig tips/Society
Winnie the Pooh and friends. (Public domain photo)
Winnie the Pooh and friends. (Public domain photo)

Drawing upon the timeless appeal of Disney characters and their universe, inlingua Leipzig is combining real with digital teachers to reach a new generation of English learners.

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United Nations of Chungking Mansions

in Glocal/Society/Travel
Chungking Mansions life. (Photo © Mariusz Bogacki)
Chungking Mansions life. (Photo © Mariusz Bogacki)

“Today, the Hong Kong building’s inhabitants and visitors vary from budget travelers to tourists; businessmen to traders; sex workers to drug dealers; asylum seekers to economic migrants; charity workers to ordinary punters.”

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Bitten by mosquitoes in Hong Kong

in Philosophies/Travel

“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”

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5 things I hate about Hong Kong

in Philosophies/Society
A Hong Kong resident tells us why life for him in the hyped up city is far from fab.
A Hong Kong resident tells us why life for him in the hyped up city is far from fab.

“As a local, I was born and grew up here. Part of me always feels bewildered about the positive comments uttered from the mouths of tourists about this overcrowded city.”

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Happy in Hong Kong (Part I of series)

in Society/Travel
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

“So much light, so many happy people, a hotel just next to densely squeezed, Michelin-starred hot food stalls on the nearest street corner, and a burgundy shoe box shop offering all sorts of strange liquids and jellies.”

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