February 9, 2013
Chinese Fridge now has an account on Weibo, so if you’re interested in catching all our updates there, head on over to our Weibo account and follow us.
For those who don’t know, Weibo is like the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. It’s a microblogging platform and website that allow people to post short updates to their followers.
February 4, 2013
It’s that wonderful time of year again — Chinese New Year 2013 is coming February 10!
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the centuries-old tradition celebrating the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar. It begins with the first day of the first month in this calendar, and continues until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the holiday. With so many days involved, it’s easy to see why this is the longest holiday in Chinese culture.
January 20, 2013
An infographic making rounds across the web is making dramatic claims that China is doing a better job of adopting technology in classrooms than the United States — but there’s one little problem: the data is virtually invalid.
There is clear sample bias in the Dell survey and infographic which sampled “ respondents in China [that] came from predominantly major cities and are mostly urban respondents,” C. Custer of techinasia.com points out.
This suggests a very select group that wouldn’t account for rural areas where many of the poorer population lives. Also, the economic disparity in China is immense — so much so that a small portion of the population is vastly rich while the large majority of citizens have very modest incomes. Surely sampling a mere 525 people in the most advanced cities of a country with more than a billion people is not a solid survey. In fact, it’s ludicrous to believe it is. It would be like sampling 140 people in New York and San Francisco for a technology adoption study representing the entire United States.