What does your Chinese translation say about your company? You may be surprised…

“I hired a student from a local university to do my translation…and it ended up hurting my reputation.” This was the story I heard from a business contact I met with a couple of weeks ago. He works for a large chemical manufacturer with a presence in China, and they needed their website translated into […]

Throwaway PhDs? The mindless and unfair side of higher education in China

I know a fellow from Taiwan who spent eight years laboring over his PhD — eight years! — in some area of engineering. He now runs a private media company and does real estate on the side, and regrets the years he spent on higher education. Another friend of mine came over here for a […]