dimanche 6 mai 2018

Top news in China from Wellington School

The Week Ahead in China 

Whole school matters in China 

Young Musician of the Year 2018 ! (in China) 

Following over 100 auditions, the college had the opportunity this week to enjoy the final of the annual 'Young Musician of the Year' competition at Wellington. Celebrating the hard work of all of the musicians at the college, the final saw twelve musicians from four different categories competing to win the overall title of Young Musician of the Year 2018. Congratulations to all the pupils who entered the competition this year, and especially to our winners:

And particularly to our overall winner, and holder of the title of Young Musician of the Year 2018, insert name here

Sam Mulliner, Head of Music

Senior school matters in China

This week, the public examination season began, with our year 11 artists being the first exam group to step up to the plate. In addition, this week has seen coursework submissions finalised in a range of subjects, including design and technology. The work created by our pupils in art and DT is now subject to consideration by external examiners and so cannot be commented on in detail. What I can say is that, having been given access to view the work, the imagination, skill, and patience in developing concepts that I’ve seen demonstrated in both subjects is enormously impressive. What particularly struck me is that, among the many distinct and powerful educational experiences that both art and DT make available to pupils, it’s that need for patience that is so valuable – perhaps especially so in a world that only ever seems to demand crudely-clear results, more and more immediately.

Pupils may be given a starting point for an art work or a design brief, but they have to take time to explore, experiment with approaches and materials, evaluate, reiterate, encounter new problems, refashion, and plough on without always knowing exactly where the journey will take them. During one DT lesson I visited recently Mrs Philo, our Head of DT, asked the class to suggest how many prototypes of the game-changing Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner had to be devised before the production stage was finally possible. What would your answer be? The class proved nowhere near correct and the actual answer brought home why subjects like art and DT require not just technical skills and knowledge but also considerable personal qualities of perseverance, forensic attention to detail, and fidelity to a vision. I hope the presence of all these behind the art and design work of our pupils and staff will, in due course, be fully recognised.

Similar qualities were on display in the theatre on Tuesday evening, through the performances offered in our Spring Concert. There was a final opportunity to hear some of our outrageously talented, stalwart jazz players from year 13, who now hand on custodianship of the Jazz group and Latin band to the younger peers they have done so much to inspire. Not only did the concert showcase a truly international repertoire of musical styles, it also brought home for the audience the extraordinary journey taken by young musicians during their time at Wellington. 5,127 prototypes were created before the vacuum cleaner was ready to be launched as a product. How close was your guess?

Joseph McKee, Head of Senior School

This week I am very pleased to bring you news of some outstanding Prep pupil achievements which really encapsulate what it is to be a Wellingtonian.  These two children have challenged themselves in different ways with outstanding results coming from their hard work.  ‘Passion’ is a somewhat overused word these days but I think that it truly applies here.  The two girls have clearly found their passion and in doing so have created great experiences to share for those around them.

Celine from 4MH was awarded 1st place in the 2018 Shanghai Junior Figure Skating Championships (Pre-Novice Girls division) this week.   It was a very competitive field but Celine had devoted most of her end-of-term holiday to practising her outstanding freestyle routine and performed flawlessly to take home the Gold medal in her division.

Valentina in 3JE is a talented photographer and her inaugural exhibition opened in the Dr Joanna Seldon Library on Monday. There are thoughtful and creative images from a range of inspirations.  Describing her prints, Valentina said,

“My photographs don’t have names and I like to share them with people.
 I started off using an ipad and photographed many things – anything!”

 Many congratulations to both Celine and Valentina – we are very proud of you!

Andrew Willis, Head of Prep School in China

Aloha! There’s only been one big story in the FOW world this week – preparation for Saturday’s fabulous annual Wellington Summer Festival! Aloha Hawaii!! The beautiful weather this week has only increased the excitement with pupils, teachers, staff and parents rushing about getting ready.


The FOW events team, led by our inspirational Maya Tarabay-Schisano have put together a quite incredible lineup for the day: Oahu Fun Island, Volcano Art Zone, Maui Adventure Island, Mermaids, and so, so much more! The Tikki Lounge area will be providing food and drinks through the day and the fun all starts at 11am.

Advanced ticket sales have exceeded expectation, and many of you already have your special festival t-shirts and wrist band tickets delivered. You can buy entry tickets on the day for RMB 20 for adults, and RMB 100 for children over 2 years old. After that, pretty much all the activities and entertainments are FREE!

A few points to note: we’re going to be super-busy, so if you’re bringing your car, please park responsibly – use the several local car parks, or better still, come by Metro. Food and beverages can be purchased only with the green festival tokens on sale at the entrance and besides the Tikki Lounge, but you can use cash and WeChat at the Hawaiian Marketplace. There’s a fun Tombola to win instant prizes, and don’t miss out on the fantastic Raffle which has some REALLY BIG PRIZES!!! All proceeds will be supporting this year’s featured charity, the He Haven rescue dogs home.

So – pick up your free flower leis at the entrance, grab your hula skirts, and we’ll see you on Saturday!
  Read also https://iworkinchina.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/understanding-and-mastering-the-power-of-language-in-china/

Melissa Blissett, on behalf of Sophie Squillacioti,
Chair of the Friends of Wellington

mercredi 5 octobre 2016

China real estate market has become the “biggest bubble in history.”

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin told CNN Money Thursday that the real estate market of the country has become "the biggest bubble in history."

source http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/10/02/chinese-real-estate-biggest-bubble-history-says-real-estate-billionaire/

"I do not see a good solution to this problem. The government has developed all kinds of measures - limit the purchase or credit - but none have worked, "warned Wang. His own investment group was changing resource properties, and in entertainment, sports and tourism - including evidence acquire Hollywood studio Legendary Entertainment, Carmike Cinemas cinema chain, and can -be soon Dick Clark Productions. CNN noted his great dream is to buy one of the studios "Big Six" of cinema, such as 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures. The problem with China's real estate, as Wang sees, is that too many properties in small towns are unoccupied, while prices of major cities are skyrocketing, which creates a lot of consumer debt - about $ 3600000000000 in US dollars. He thinks that the Chinese economy is still too weak for the collapse of the stock market last year to deal with the debt bubble.

 "China has a love-hate relationship with the real estate market. Recently, he tried to cool the overheated market in large cities with restrictions on home sales, even to punish the realtors that the market hype "reports Business Insider.

"Yet government efforts did not slow the market much, with property sales growing 31.8% in August compared to a year ago." Back in April, Forbes speculated that China's housing bubble did not burst because the government maintains tight controls on the market, using any regulations for interest rates to handle the construction and commercial real estate. A key feature of the Chinese market is that "the conditions that caused the US housing crash in 2008 simply does not exist in China, things like subprime mortgages and securities backed by mortgages are either prohibited or are otherwise not widespread. " This is because the Chinese home buyers must make huge down payments - 30 percent for a first home, up to 50 percent for a second, and it can be even higher when the government wants to cool the housing market down. Qualifying for a loan can be very difficult. In fact, citizens are actually considered "buyers" or "non-buyers" and only by meeting certain requirements, such as paying tax on income in a particular area for several years, can a "non- buyer "become a" buyer ". It is interesting that the American left, who admires so resolutely Chinese authoritarianism in many other social and economic areas, remains committed to the idea that "social justice" is equal to easy loans, and the increase in property evoke prosperity of thin air. In any case, Wang appears to disagree with the assertion of Forbes that the Chinese market is immune to burst the bubble, or at least cushioned against the effects. The Chinese stock market collapse was supposed to be impossible, too.

Real Estate Agency here.

dimanche 19 juin 2016

Real Estate for Chinese investor is just crazzy !

Real Estate in Dubai for Chinese investor is just crazzy !

Dalian Wanda Group, one of China's largest developers

Among the deals , Dalian Wanda Group, one of China's largest developers have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) earlier this year with the Haryana government to develop "Wanda Industrial New City" involving an investment of $ 10 billion over 10 years. An agreement signed between China Fortune Land Development Company Private Limited (DLFC) and the state of Haryana will see large format industrial parks in the state. Gezhouba, another Chinese constructivist leading ..

It seems like 100% FDI allowed in the real estate development sector in India has caught the fancy of Japanese and Chinese investors.
Real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) reported that Japanese investors will make investments worth $2 billion in the next three years in industrial and residential projects. The Indian property market is becoming a major investment ground for Chinese and Japanese developers, said JLL.

Chinese investors in real Estate

 Japanese and Chinese private investors also looking to enter the real estate industry in India. Japanese developers are eager to explore strategic partnerships and joint ventures with Indian manufacturers and are particularly interested in industrial projects. , According to media reports, Phase I construction of "Wanda Industrial New City" is likely to begin in 2016 and will be spread over 1300 hectares. It will include an industrial park will host What enterprise industries such as various software, automobile manufacturing, machinery, health care, education and other industries. The first phase is scheduled to be completed in the next 3-5 years. foreign developers will also look into partnership with their Indian counterparts. Interestingly, large residential projects are particularly interesting for other Chinese developers. It remains to see if the class of commercial assets on their radar gets passed in the near future. Increased participation of foreign players should help in the development of quality projects, which will benefit end users and simultaneously create opportunities for Indian investors too.

source :

  1. http://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2016/06/15/japanese-chinese-investors-flock-indian-real-estate-sector/
  2. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/real-estate/japanese-chinese-realtors-bullish-on-indian-real-estate/articleshow/52767980.cms
  3. https://www.diigo.com/user/lemingwayne?domain=marketingtochina.com/generate-clients-requests-real-estate-field
  4. https://twitter.com/MomtazPoly/status/743862505672314881
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  6. Investment Bali

jeudi 3 décembre 2015

Airpocalypse in Beijing !

December 1st was a day of "airpocalypse" in Beijing. Night during the day. And rather alarming data: an index of air quality (AQI) of 619 and a fine particle rate of 680 micrograms per cubic meter, nearly 30 times the maximum threshold recommended by WHO in ... Despite these record levels, the alert was held to orange above the maximum level red.

check also this article.

Beijing fight again the pollution ! 

Over a thousand factories were ordered to close. The Chinese blogosphere, it oscillates between laughter and tears are flowing known pictures of tourist sites including the iconic monuments and buildings, invisible behind the thick fog, were redesigned in pencil. At the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, hard to say if there are more people on this day of pollution: the room of inhalations is not full. Parents are their child breathe in a rubber tip connected by a hose to a tank so - it is not oxygen, but a drug mixture. The Li family from the south of Beijing, has spent half past one in traffic. 1 year of their baby has trouble breathing. Pollution has made things worse. Sometimes Mr. Li thinks Relocate "When our son grows up, maybe we will go to Guangxi [China Southern province]," says thoughtfully this father.

Chine : comprendre l'ampleur de la pollution en... par lemondefr

The Pollution the big challenge for China ! 

The challenge is to enable people to improve their level of protection and secure their interior. "We want to make it livable for Beijing as many people as possible" claims Yann. Their device goes on sale in January. Meanwhile, the young entrepreneur went himself with people who ask him to educate - he made ten visits a week. We follow him with Madame Shao, a housewife of 37 years, very active and conscious environmental challenges. Yet Ms. Shao has somewhat underestimated the capabilities of its air purifier. The device indicates Yann 190 micrograms per cubic meter. The filter is used and the device is not sufficient for the apartment. In addition, the "pollutiomètre" indicates 700 micrograms per cubic meter near the humidifier - including water is not purified. The mother does not want to do too much, she thinks he must also "adapt to living conditions in Beijing." But the diagnosis was motivated to "secure" more his home. In his circle of educated women in the home, some panic: a neighbor this morning took a flight to the tropical island of Hainan. Over thirty measuring stations

The small fitness club Zhang is even worse off than Ms. Shao. Sensitive to pollution, this pattern has invested in an air purifier and is rather proud. But with winter heating, he and his fitness instructors often open the window or the door - or the hallways of the buildings a brew often more polluted air than outdoors. Result: an indicator of the air quality of 400 micrograms per cubic meter indoors. Again, the purifier is insufficient. And air inlets too many

Air pollution in Beijing is Too Much according to expatriates

The air pollution every day, and still less an episode of "airpocalypse" like that of the past few days, asked about measures to protect themselves. The recommendations are to "stay inside". But without purifier, the air is in reality as poor quality and out, explain a teacher at Tailormadecc.
 And there is often little better with a purifier if the apartment is not effectively insulated. In this area, Beijing has become a hotbed of innovation: all sorts of initiatives have emerged. A Swiss has developed a kind of "pollutiomètre" a very cheap meter (about 50 euros). Professionals offer to expatriates quotes pollution for several hundred euros. The French Yann Boquillod and Herve Robin, they have launched their own application, AirVisual. This gives the air quality in Beijing and 5000 cities around the world and provides forecasts to three days. "We model the weather and pollution data. An algorithm based on artificial intelligence learns the results to draw constantly new conclusions, "says Yann. Their start-up is also in the process of developing a personal device for measuring the quality of accurate and affordable air.

The small fitness club Zhang is even worse off than Ms. Shao. Sensitive to pollution, this pattern has invested in an air purifier and is rather proud. But with winter heating, he and his fitness instructors often open the window or the door - or the hallways of the buildings a brew often more polluted air than outdoors. Result: an indicator of the air quality of 400 micrograms per cubic meter indoors. Again, the purifier is insufficient. And air inlets too many.

mercredi 2 décembre 2015

Brother Nuts an artist in Beijing using vacuum clearn to make a Brick with Pollution air

A Chinese artist calling himself, "Brother Nuts" (坚果 兄弟) walked the streets of Beijing with a vacuum cleaner, recovering fine particles and dust suspended in the air to make a brick. At a rate of four hours per day, using a vacuum cleaner 1000 watts, he spent 100 days to walk the streets of the Chinese capital. In the end, he managed to make a brick composed of smog symbol of pollution that has reached sad records in recent days.

 The artist testified that when he walked the streets of his city, passersby expressed their gratitude, thinking it was used to control the air quality ... even cleaning.

dimanche 4 octobre 2015

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