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A letter, a word – C… for Communism



Third article in the new series, A letter A word, with the word Communism for the letter C. China is one of the latest country in the world where Communism is still the party which detains the power (with North Korea).

The initial model that Mao Zedong put in place in 1949 largely evolves but the Democratic Republic of China is still governed by the Communist party today. It is been more than 70 years than PCC controls with a “strong hand” the country.

In the eighties, under one other well-known personality in China, Den Xiaoping, the country started to slightly open to the outside world and began to make international commercial agreements. Those years shown the beginning of a huge economic growth that is still on-going now.

Today, Communism still controls the power but the persons in charge clearly understood that capitalist economy was necessary to support their country development. It is complicated to understand this from an outside point of view. How can they promote communism ideas and in the same time support capitalism in their enterprises? (more…)

QingMing Festival – 7 working days in-a-row…


China government has a really strange way to manage festival and holidays. If public holidays are during weekdays, people should go to work during the previous weekends.

For example, next week will be Qīngmíng Jié 清明节 (Grave Sweeping Festival, equivalent to our All Saints’ Day in Europe) to honor friends and family members who have passed.

To be able to rest during 3 days in-a-row, we need in my company to work March 31st and April 1st which are a Saturday and a Sunday; we have currently a 7 working days week.

Each Chinese enterprise and public service should follow this rule from the government; some particular cases are managed for foreign companies.

It will be for me a First time… Working on Saturday and Sunday, what an idea… :(

The heat is ON!


Big news happened yesterday in China, the heat is ON! :)

I can tell you that it is a big change for your daily life. It is a pleasure to be warm in the bathroom or remove the 3 blankets on the bed because I was cold during nights.

I didn’t know that rule before landing in China – the Chinese heat is still in government hands. The rule was defined 50 years ago and still going on (Communism view with equality for all people). The heat in public areas, compounds or schools is turning on each year on November 15th and this for 4 months. It will be turned off on March 15th even if it is snowy or warm days. The rule is the rule! (more…)

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