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The Origin of Feng Shui

The Origin of Feng Shui

Feng Shui is one of those concepts that most people are sort of familiar with, but not quite. Most people know feng shui has something to do with how you orient things, various colors, shapes, and such. But when you drill down on exactly how you...
The Chinese Wedding

The Chinese Wedding

It’s common for myself, and my partner Dave Dodge, to receive quite a number of phone calls and e-mails in the course of our day asking our advice on various subjects with regards to China. Some of these questions are fairly straightforward, such...
The Origin of the Handshake

The Origin of the Handshake

We usually don’t think about handshakes. It’s something we do sub-consciously and without much forethought. It’s, for the most part, automatic. In fact, it’s the most common form of communication we use. It conveys hello, goodbye,...
Why do the British Drive on the Left?

Why do the British Drive on the Left?

If you’ve ever been to Britain, one of the first things you notice is that the Brits drive on the wrong side of the road, according to most Americans, anyway. They drive on the left. Whereas Americans, at least those that can pass a Breathalyzer...
The Art of Bowing

The Art of Bowing

Whenever someone forms a mental image of Asia, part of that image is of a culture where people habitually bow to one another. It doesn’t make any difference if the Asian country is China, Japan, Taiwan, or Vietnam, we believe that most Asians...
The Origin of Salsa

The Origin of Salsa

Last night my wife and I were having dinner at a local Mexican restaurant when, just after we sat down, they placed a basket of chips and a bowl of salsa in front of us. Salsa is one of my basic food groups. I can’t seem to get enough of it. As I...
The Chinese Red Panda

The Chinese Red Panda

When we think of panda’s, we usually conjure up the image of what we’ve seen so many times: a cuddly black and white round-faced member of the bear family. But few people know that what we refer to today as a panda actually has a distant cousin,...
Thornhill Capital  Global Newsletter – July 2013

Thornhill Capital Global Newsletter ...

 The European Business Environment The European business environment has been in the process of transformation since the European Union (EU) was formerly established on November 1, 1993. Since that time the 27 member states that make up the EU, 17...