The great resignation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The great resignation The great resignation was one of the defining terms of 2021. In the wake of COVID-19 vaccinations; resignations in the US ran at a consistently high record rate.1 There is no definitive explanation of why the great resignation is happening. There may be a number of contributing factors: COVID-19 had temporarily stemmed… Continue reading The great resignation

WeChatlization

Reading Time: 2 minutes WeChatlization is a term that I heard from Xinhua News journalist Wang Zichen. He shared the term on a stream of tweets that I have compiled into a quote below. If nobody has said this before, I am gonna coin the term WeChatlization: a growing number of Chinese public discourse is increasingly going – firstly… Continue reading WeChatlization

Guo chao

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2008 and guo chao 2008 was the best and worst of times for Chinese brands. The Beijing olympics was supposed to spur national pride. Included in this national pride was pride for Chinese brands – guo chao. Chinese athletics brand Li Ning took centre stage in the opening ceremony, screwing over Olympic official partner Adidas.… Continue reading Guo chao