Renminbi And Chinese Economy

Quick Facts about the Chinese Economy

10 Jul

China is the second largest economy in the world…

… or the largest if measured in PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) terms. China represents 14.8% of the global GDP with a whopping value of $11 trillion.

China was once the largest economy but fell behind from the late 19th Century onward as numerous …

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Dashan and Chinese stand up comedy

Dashan and Crosstalk – a window into Chinese humour

3 May

Back in 1988, a young Mark Roswell was studying Mandarin at Peking university in Beijing when there was a request from TV producers for a Dashan (literally translated: “big mountain”) to come and host a singing contest on national television.
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