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Top 25 Commercial Cities in China

Top 25 Commercial Cities in China

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. According to Forbes Inc. the top 25 Commercial Cities in China are: Shanghai       Guangzhou       Ningbo        Hangzhou       Yantai Jinhua         Beijing-Jinan         Dongguan-Shenzhen Wuxi           Tianjin         Fuzhou        Yueyang        Dalian Nanjing-Wuhan           Qingdao       Chengdu       Wenzhou Suzhou         Zhanjiang       Wulumuqi      Weihai         Xiamen   Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

China’s Wages are Rising

China’s Wages are Rising

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. How about a 40% raise this year? I’d like that. In China last year salaries went up to an average of $160/month at a factory that makes lamps for the Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart and Pottery Barn. That is NOT they went up $160/month but up TO $160/month. It’s different, right? Even though these employees…

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Christmas in Asia – Celebrating in India

Christmas in Asia – Celebrating in India

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Christmas is a state holiday in India. However, only 3% of the population are Christians. The celebration by Christians in the country largely follows the American media depiction. Meaning the country really doesn’t celebrate Christmas at all. True believers attend a church service. In schools run by Christian missionaries, the children actively participate in the…

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10 Questions for Ji-Yai Shin at the Samsung LPGA World Championships

10 Questions for Ji-Yai Shin at the Samsung LPGA World Championships

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Hanging out at the Samsung LPGA World Championships I am privy to a press conference with Ji-Yai Shin of Korea who leads the field after the first round. Here is a transcript —- MIKE SCANLAN: Ji‑Yai, thank you so much for coming in. A great round, 5‑under par 67. You are now in the lead…

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