When I told my friend that I would visit the United States last December, her first reaction was to grab me by my arms and shout, "Bring me an iPad! Oh wait, two!!"
When China first opened up to the outside world 30 years ago, Chinese people applying for jobs at foreign-funded ventures learned that they had a better chance of getting the job by answering questions in the way a US jobseeker would.
China has one of the largest domestic flight industries in the world. Airline companies are offering more features and trying to offer the lowest price. But unstable ticket pricing prevents the establishment of a strong consumer base.
The United State of America, the only remaining superpower, has declined significantly due to the two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as one of the worst financial crises since the Great Depression.
Recently, some government officials, companies and the media in the US and Europe expressed concerns over the procurement and indigenous innovation policies of China, and thereby alleged that China's investment climate had deteriorated.
Who will be the savior of the millions of young Chinese students who are graduating in June 2011 and ready to find a job? Can the Chinese economy create millions of new positions for them?
Can government-funded media outlets provide "true" pictures of China to the world and, perhaps just as importantly, can those media ever be perceived as doing just that?
As we enter 2011 some of China's previous year's worries like EU sovereign debts have continued into the New Year.
Beijing is signaling fresh determination in enriching its relations with European strategic partners at the threshold of a new decade by intensifying bilateral high-ranking visits.
Smacking dummy boss surrogates may seem to be a way to manage work frustration, but it won't really do anything to relieve stress and it may even stress us out more.