632-meter, 128-Floor building, Shanghai Centre Tower. It is China’s latest fantastical super-tail shopping, office and hotel skyscraper designed to curl heavenward, incorporating green elements such as rainwater capture and wind redirecting technology. Shanghai Centre Tower is set for a 2014 completion.
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1st place of visit. The Lujazui Finance & Trade Zones, with an area of 28 squarekilometres, are on the opposite side of the Bund, in the heart of the Pudon NewArea, with an assortment of skyscraper spires. To the left, the Oriental Pearl TVTower, ranked as the highest in China, and third highest in the world, plus GrandHyatt Building and other financial buildings are located in this area. This alsoillustrates Shanghai’s commercial aspirations - in an orderly, huge andmeticulously managed environment.Lujazui Finance & Trade Zone
Ultra modernShanghai is a haven for shoppers,with Nanjing Pedestrian Road East –China’s number 1 shopping street,with a distance of 1,033 metres -world’s busiest commercial area.632-meter, 128-Floor building,Shanghai Centre Tower,China’s latest fantastical super-tail shopping, office and hotelskyscraper .
History and cultureMuseum: Tea HouseCricket fightingVisit to a Museum
The Mighty and the TinyBrush pen: abunch of wolfhair for writingand paintingPaper cutting: artand leisureThe Three Gorges Dam: world’slargest hydraulic power plantTaichee: softboxingBut highlyfunctional
A Few Numbers and China No. 1 in population No.2 in total economy: No. 3 in size 4 Inventions that changed the old world 5 trillion dollars of wealth generated each year 120th in the world in GDP per capita 1500 years of world leader in tech (silk) Shrunk in 400 years before Opened up 40 years ago ? Years of diversity? NO single number or statement can explain China,but YOU will discover the ancient-modern world by
Things to begin with Hanyu Pinyin, a phonetic transcription system fortranscribing Mandarin Chinese sounds into the Romanalphabet and for other purposes such as teaching Chinesepronunciation and serving as an input method for typingChinese characters. The four tones: one of the two most tricky things about thisfascinating language. Numbers GreetingsLearning Mandarin!
4 Tonesā á ǎ à aē é ĕ è eī í ǐ ì iō ó ŏ ò oū ú ǔ ù uǖ ǘ ǚ ǜ ühttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10p2AHD9hmE&NR=1&feature=endscreen
First tone, or high-level tone (陰平/阴平 yīnpíng, literal meaning: dark level):a steady high sound, as if it werebeing sung instead of spoken.Second tone, or rising tone (陽平/阳平 yángpíng, literal meaning: lightlevel), or more specifically, high-rising:is a sound that rises from mid-leveltone to high (e.g., What?!)Third tone, low or dipping tone (上shǎng, literal meaning: "rising"):has a mid-low to low descent; if at theend of a sentence or before a pause, itis then followed by a rising pitch.Between other tones it may simply below.Fourth tone, falling tone, or high-falling (去 qù, literal meaning:"departing"):features a sharp fall from high to low,and is a shorter tone, similar to curtcommands. (e.g., Stop!)Tones
Tones tell tales! lǜ - green• mā - mother• mǎ - horse• lǘ- donkey• má - numb• mà - to curse
Greetings Nǐ hǎo - Hello (1 person/informal) Nǐn hǎo - Hello ( formal) Nǐ men hǎo - Hello (more than 1 person) Dà jià hǎo - Hello everybody Wŏ jiào ___ - I am called ____ "我 叫 _____" Nǐ hǎo ma? - How are you? Mǎ mǎ hú hú - So …. So…. Wŏ hĕn hǎo - I’m very good/ fine Xiè Xiè - Thank you Zài jiàn - Goodbye http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNvN3Cj0HJI&feature=related
Numbers1 yī2 èr3 sān4 Sì5 wǔ6 liù7 qī8 bā (lucky/ related meaning to get rich)9 jiǔ10 shí 11 shí yī 12 shí èr 13 shí sān 14 shí sì 15 shí wǔ 16 shí liù 17 shí qī 18 shí bā 19 shí jiǔ 20 èr shí 100 yìbăi
Nǐ men Hǎo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubZS7i34GIY&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yDOcfXRWd4&feature=related (Greetings) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1LWu81kWqE&feature=related (Greetings with Emma) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lotxxl0alH4&feature=related (Learn Basic Mandarin Chinese withDavid Qing’) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrctZU89L0E&feature=related (Numbers 1 – 10) (Wei Lai Podcastwith Danni)
Business Etiquette Learn Chinese. Pronounce names accurately. Use important connections Watch the handshake! Use business cards. Avoid saying no….rather than maybe. Negotiation. State position clearly andrespectfully. Walk away. Leave timefor reflection. Never argue. Checkunderstanding. Nods can be politereactions that don’t necessarilyindicate understanding. Learn from Chinese masters.BE PATIENT.“A little impatience can ruin great projects”Confucius“Know what you don’t know, that’ssuperiority’” Lao Tse“The man who moves a mountain beginsby carrying away small stones.”Confucius.
OpportunitiesConfucius QuotesNew qualification routes HSK YCT BCT“A gentleman who is not a greedeater, nor a lover of ease at home,who is earnest in deed and careful ofspeech, who seeks the righteous andprofits by them, may be called fondof learning.” “If you make a mistake and do notcorrect it, this is called a mistake.”― Confucius“ By three methods we may learnwisdom: First, by reflection,which is noblest; Second, byimitation, which is easiest; andthird by experience, which is thebitterest.”― Confucius“Choose a job you love, and youwill never have to work a day inyour life.”― Confucius