Chinese domain market report: Zhou Youguang, father of pinyin, dead at 111

Zhou Youguang, the creator of the Chinese pinyin system, passed away in Beijing at the age of 111. Zhou was an economics professor in Shanghai, when the government asked him to to quit his job and join a national committee to develop a new alphabetic writing system. By 1958, Zhou and his colleagues had created […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Half a billion dollars in options expired!

It’s war of the numbers in China, where the government controls the yuan‘s strength, refusing to let it devalue according to the market’s indicators. Hedge funds speculating on the devaluation of the yuan seven months ago, have now lost their bet: At least $562 million dollars in options that pay out if the currency drops […]

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Chinese domain sales : Year of the Cheeky Monkey?

If you’re not familiar with what a “cheeky monkey” is, look in the mirror, smart-ass! 😛 Reserved for situations of exuberant smart-Alec’ness, being a cheeky monkey entitles one to an award of being funny and often risque. Or not. It’s the Year of the Cheeky Monkey in China, apparently, where everything is possible. In China, […]

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Chinese domain sales : Don’t panic about China’s economic slowdown

In recent years, the Chinese economy expanded like a universe built of very thin galaxies; the end result is, that it more often contracts than expands. Unlike the Bing Bang, economies fall back into their core, collapsing into a small mass, only to – hopefully – expand once again. No worries about the Chinese economic […]

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