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Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

CHINA TODAY: Property Curbs In Beijing And Apple's China Fiasco Continues

<b>THE ESSENTIAL EIGHT</b><p>Li Huabo, Corrupt Chinese Bureaucrat or Fall Guy? - Businessweek <b>very interesting story..he has to be guilty of something, no?</b><p>While the wealth and misbehavior of senior Communist Party officials and their families have received international attention, the more insidious forms of …

Office Parties Have Unintended Consequences For Company Culture

The office holiday party; the company softball league; the baby shower for the woman who sits three cubicles down the hall; happy hour with your co-workers: These are all part of the social rhythms and obligations of the modern workplace -- some company sponsored, others initiated by employees -- …

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It wasn’t Davos, quite, but it was awfully cold last weekend in Beijing, and many of the headliners attending the invitation-only China Development Forum (CDF), held among the gardens and waterways (and behind the glass-shard-topped high walls) of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, have also been …

A better way to learn Chinese?

There’s been a rising dissatisfaction with current language teaching methods in China, but scientists think they may have an answer.<p>There’s no way round it: learning Chinese is tough. As far as reading goes, what most dismays native speakers of alphabetic languages is that Chinese characters offer …

The hotel tastes and preferences of Chinese travelers abroad

The entire travel and tourism industry is paying close attention to the more than 100 million Chinese travelers expected to cross borders by 2020; …

Top Treetop Hotels

Selecting the perfect hotel can make or break a vacation. Friendly customer service and a comfortable bed are must-haves, but nowadays, adventurous travelers are looking for lodgings that also provide one-of-a-kind experiences. We've written about hotels that offer guests ridiculously sumptuous …

You’ve never seen water like this [65 photos]

Kelimutu volcanic lakes, Indonesia<p>At the summit of the volcano Kelimutu, on the Indonesian island of Flores, are three lakes, each with its own …

Chinese government wants to give workers more time to travel in China

If there was ever doubt that China is the next global powerhouse in the tourism industry, there’s no need to wonder any more.<p>The State Council of …

The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor (PHOTOS)

TripAdvisor is all about its annual lists: The best beaches, the most romantic hotels, the best hotels, and the best hotels for families being among them.<p>Its newest list examines the islands of the world, and the U.S. in particular. While Florida has five of the 10 best islands in the United …

Easy breaks from Hong Kong

With more than seven million people packed into 1,000sqkm, the city can feel a bit crowded. But landscapes that feel a million miles away can be reached within two hours.<p>Thanks to its time as a British colony and its population of mostly ethnic Chinese, Hong Kong has a distinct West-meets-East …

The rise of China’s secondary cities

From Wuhan to Chongqing, Chengdu to Hangzhou, China’s second tier cities are emerging as business hubs for both international and domestic executives.<p>China’s smaller cities may not get as much tourist attention as Beijing or Shanghai, but when it comes to business travel they are becoming more …

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …