China’s commercial culture has long been unfriendly to innovation. Hierarchical regimentation reigns. “Reform” is incremental. But the blistering success of … Continue reading Have you been to Hema (Hippo)?
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It’s Chinese New Year around the world. And with the new year, there’s a lot of games. Of of which … Continue reading Have you played mahjong?
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