Divorce in China: will the post COVID-19 spike remain a trend?

divorce in China

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs declared that over four million couples divorced in 2018, up 2% from the same period last year. China’s divorce rate has been steadily rising over the past ten years and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. During and after China’s coronavirus quarantine period, Global Times reported […]

The Diabetes Treatment market in China

diabetes treatment market in China

The diabetes treatment market in China is about to experience a boom, and this piece will explain why. For some background, Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism that impairs one’s ability to process blood glucose or blood sugar. The pancreas  releases insulin to help body store and use the sugar and fat from the food […]

The changing landscape of the Chinese middle class | Daxue Consulting

Chinese middle class

Vast urbanization and China’s consumption-led economy contribute to the rapid growth of Chinese middle-income consumers. The changing Chinese middle class lifestyles create trends that should be considered when making a China market strategy. Chinese middle class Overview Urbanization of Chinese society According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, at the end of 2018, the permanent […]

A peek into Chinese views of other countries | Daxue Consulting

chinese stereotypes of other countries

Why do Chinese People wear Masks and drink hot Water?   Chinese views of other countries through the questions they ask online Google search engine auto-complete results show that these are the questions asked about China and Chinese people. Though these questions are all-too-familiar with expats in China and those outside of China, many of […]

China Paradigm 65: Analyzing Chinese society through therapist’s eyes

Analyzing Chinese society

In this episode of China Paradigm, Zhang Ying Fei, Freelance Therapist, speaks with Matthieu David-Experton analyzing Chinese society, what it is like to be a therapist in China and the conflicts of individuals as they relate to Chinese society and social values. 2:00 The work Zhang has done in the Psychology sector 3:29 Zhang’s beginnings […]

Leveraging Guanxi for Business – Approaching the mindset behind Guanxi | Daxue Consulting


Guanxi is one of the most commonly discussed topics in Chinese society. It refers to one’s set of social relationships, ties, or networks that can be leveraged for personal or professional purposes. Commonly misunderstood for bribery or corruption, Guanxi is a topic often oversimplified or stereotyped by Western understanding, especially in the context of business. […]

China: Growth Market for the Future

Consumer developments Access to TV sets and PCs has grown vastly over the last two decades, giving rise to stronger demand for appliances and Internet access. However, ownership of sophisticated electronics, such as DVD players, mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 players, is still largely restricted to wealthy urbanites. Holiday taking has increased in China, […]