Tencent and the Gaming industry

Author: Riccardo Hu Tencent Holding Ltd, also known as Tencent, was founded in 1988 and is a Chinese multinational technology and entertainment conglomerate and holding company. It is the 12th largest company worldwide by market cap with a value of $483.20 Billion, providing various Internet-related services and products, ranging from Read more…

Qingming Festival

Author: Diandian Jiang Qingming (清明节 Qīng míng jié), or Ching Ming, is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated on the first day of the fifth lunar month (between April 4 and 6 every year) which, according to the lunar calendar, is the day spring will return to most parts of China. Read more…

The Chinese abacus

Author: Alessandro Zhuohao Hu Have you ever wondered how the ancient Chinese performed calculations in their daily life? When neither calculators nor computers existed, merchants and shopkeepers performed mathematical operations, such as calculating costs, using the so-called 珠算 (zhūsuàn) method, a traditional method of performing mathematical calculations through 算盘 (suànpán), Read more…

Ink wash painting

Author: Valentino Zhi Chi Zhao Ink wash painting (Shuǐ mò huà 水墨画) is known as the representative of traditional Chinese painting. It is a type of brush painting that uses only ink and water, mixed to create different tonalities of black. It emerged during the Tang dynasty (618-907) following the Read more…

The Chinese SWIFT equivalent

Author: Alessandro Chen In the early morning of February 24, Putin declared the beginning of “a special military operation” in Ukraine. Minutes later, explosions in Kharkiv and Kyiv followed. To penalize Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the US and EU imposed sanctions aimed at crippling its military and economic Read more…

The importance of branding

Authors: Basile Theaud (BCSA), Carmen M. Ammendola (BSBI) When talking about businesses and how they are developing their personal brand identities and marketing strategies, it is impossible as of today not to consider the fundamental role that China covers, as the second largest market of the world. With a GDP Read more…

Women entrepreneurship in China

Author: Chantelle Lee In the past decade, China has been home to two-thirds of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs. In 2021, Hurun Research Institute released a report on the richest self-made women billionaires globally. The list concluded that the number of self-made women entrepreneurs with a 1 billion dollar Read more…