In a 2007 statement delivered at the 40th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) acknowledged that “the world today is home to the largest population of young people and the largest population of persons aged 60 years and over” (Obaid, 2007) Continue reading Old People, Young People: Analysing Population Age Structure in Uganda and China
“Yes, people who can speak good English always have more opportunities,” Continue reading English: A Driver of Social Mobility in China?
– Thuthukile Mbanjwa China’s speedy advancement over the past 50 years will never stop being impressive. When discussing rapid development, it is very difficult for one’s mind to not be drawn in by China’s fascinating industrialization. The Chinese government has been known to repeatedly play the “hero” to Chinese companies. Thus, many Chinese corporations have well-established government alignments that have ensured that they stay afloat amidst unforeseen economic turbulence. As a result, doing business in China with the Chinese has generally been the best and safest way to cut on expenditure while maximising profits. This article looks at the opportunities … Continue reading Doing Business in China with the Chinese: Opportunities & Challenges
-Wadeisor Rukato In April 2016, I bore witness to Huawei’s strategy for Africa in action. The invitation for a recruitment event that would be held in a hotel in Central Beijing made its way into the “South African Students in China” and “Africans in Beijing” Wechat groups that I am a member of. The invitation encouraged individuals to send their CV to an HR manager at Huawei, and to indicate what operational area they felt best suited for; “IT engineer, Site design Engineer, Project Manager”. The vibrant, colourful, music playing invitation was impressive; Huawei was actively searching for top African … Continue reading What Huawei Has Done Right in Africa
-Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni
There are two ways for a man to travel a city. With the locals, or as a tourist. The latter route usually follows a travel guide with a list of top 10 things to do in Guangzhou.
October 2015, alongside the South African delegation group that was visiting China, we tried the tourist route. To unpack the history of the province we started off at the Guandong Museum, second on our list was the pen-shaped canton tower, also renowned for being the third highest tower in the world. We then admired captivating views of the city skyline, traversing on the Pearl River night cruise (I highly recommend this cruise).
When we first arrived our bus drove through Yuexiu district.
My eyes thundered open as I observed the “chocolateness” of this area and city.