Flurry of M&A deals by Chinese enterprises in Europe signals new overseas investment drive.
The number of Chinese students pursuing higher education in overseas universities increased to 339,700 in 2011 and accounted for 14 percent of all the international students studying overseas, says a recent report.
An ancient Chinese philosopher described the perfect society as "living in harmony, treating others as family... there is love and caring for the elderly ... nourishment and education for children ... kindness and compassion for widows, orphans, the disabled and the sick".
These days, Brian Dong is crying out for a vacation. The stress of running a startup company in China's finance industry is threatening to overwhelm him. Too bad he does not have the time.
About this time in each of the past four years Devin Harris has accompanied his wife back to her hometown of Shenyang, Liaoning province, with bags of pastries, sweets and other Beijing treats to share with her relatives, and they will do the same in a week or so.
As David O'Dell admits, Chinese punk rock would have developed with or without him. However, its story would not be complete without his contribution.
Mention real estate in Chinese tourism and many will think of coastal getaways like Sanya in southern Hainan province.
"The central event of the last century," writes Indian author Pankaj Mishra, "was the intellectual and political awakening of Asia and its emergence from the ruins of both Asian and European empires."
The next three months may prove to be the most crucial for the European Union as its top helmsmen attempt to steer the continent onto a new growth path and away from the sovereign debt crisis.