Author: Julien Sicard

FITNESS GYMS MARKET IN SOUTH KOREA

Regardless South-Koreans’ passion and fame around their practice of martial arts, and more specifically Taekwondo, a national sport in which south korean people values and fighting spirit. What about fitness, workout, bodybuilding, personal training or even mere gym classes? SPORT SPIRIT IN SOUTH KOREA The culture of Taekwondo, a South-Korean martial art, has always been deeply topical in the country. In most of the biggest universities or even in private clubs located all around the country, we can find learning classes for Taekwondo. However, between culture and new trends, Koreans made multiple discoveries over the past few years: fitness,...

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DAIGOUS IN SOUTH KOREA

When luxury brands generally remain highly costly, the industry’s prices in China are sometimes two times more expensive than it is in Western countries. Because of the taxes applicated on that kind of goods, the luxury products are often unreachable for Chinese consumers. They have to be more innovative in their approach, by directly finding a solution to their problem: the Daigous. What is a Daigou? A Daigou is a traveller who profits from their vacations abroad to buy items from luxury brands in order to resell them in China. Their clients are often friends, family or just people...

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SEX IN CHINA: A TABOO TOPIC

Chinese people, and especially youth from developed cities, are known to struggle between traditional conservatism and modern openness considered as western values by the government.     In the case of sex, these contradictory values lead to an interesting phenomenon. Sex labour or prostitution is illegal in China but is rampant in venues such as massage parlours, nightclubs, hair salons and karaoke bars. On the Internet, sex, through sexy webcams or even underaged pregnant girls showing off on apps are repeatedly fought by government agencies. However, in the end, the culture of mistress is still vivid, and many cases...

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HEALTH CARE IN CHINA INSPIRED FROM WESTERN

HEALTH CARE PIONEERING THROUGH NEW PROGRAMS INSPIRED FROM WESTERN IN CHINA   The healthcare reformis among the priorities of the Chinese government because Chinese demand a quality healthcare at reasonable prices without large disparities among classes and without endemic corruption in the system. The first healthcare reform in 2009 push backs one of the more significant new policies which is the introduction of non-governmental healthcare institutions especially private hospitals, in order to let the competition improve healthcare in the country. This step is highly inspired from Western.   Traditional Chinese medicine Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the world’s oldest...

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