Entries in China (2)
Great article from Fast Company.
China has a knack at copying, even with FaceBook. However, copying also leads to competition within Chinese companies, leading to more innovation.
In the hard copy issue, the article includes a diagram illustrating the US brands and its Chinese equivalents. Here are the major ones:
Google = Baidu.com
Yelp = Dianping.com
Youtube = Tudou.com, Youku.com
Amazon = Dangdang.com
eBay = Taobao.com
Expedia = cTrip.com
Wait...is that a pear instead of an apple on the laptop?
I've already done all the touristy stuff on past visits to Beijing, so this time I concentrated on arts and food. My last day at Hugo Boss was day after opening night of our collection exhibit in Metzingen, Germany. After last-minute shopping at their VIP/employee shop, I took the taxi to Stuttgart train station, boarded the ICE train (very nice!) to Frankfurt airport, and flew to Beijing to check out the Olympic grounds.