I got really depressed at the end of my PhD. This made me realize that academia is really not for me for a number of reasons.

I realize that all the things I did are for others’ expectations, for realizing the sunk cost, but not because I want it.

I…

Maui must have been one of the most places to watch sunset in the world. The night on the beach, I watched the sunset turned the sky purple, and decided to take a walk along the shore. …

Turning point

Netflix has launched this great series called Turning Point describing how US foreign policy has changed after 9.11.

I feel it is rather important to stress that everybody feels the dynamics of such flows.

It is an important lesson to learn not let our emotions hijacking us when…

Is avoiding regulation the best way to fast track startup ecosystem growth?

A few weeks ago, I ordered a taxi from AMAP early morning in Xiamen. The driver took me to a route I am not familiar with so I checked the route on the app and asked why he…

Recently I read about a funny story. Because of quarantine and working at home policy, the Nintendo app animal crossing became popular. A lot of players started to trade the vegetables they harvested in the game on onlien forums. …

I find it difficult to express my gratitude for the past three years with so many people supporting me for my PhD. I also find it difficult to say goodbye to HTC, to Philips and to my beloved colleagues and friends.

Everything shall come to an end and I could…

Stay in a two way relationship

  • I once realized in college, I always traveled miles and miles to visit my friends on the other end of the city yet no one I visited come to visit me in the suburb of Beijing. The same goes with my ex. …

Many are curious about how China has managed to control the corona virus where only less than 10 new cases per day occur. I think there are a lot of reasons such as China has went through SARs in 2003 and therefore knows the deadliness of the corona virus. The…

This summer. I was lucky enough to be part of a group of entrepreneurs, investors visiting Shenzhen for three days. I have been to Shenzhen before, this time, I was shocked and amazed by the dynamics of the city, the innovation landscape and the start-up landscape. …

Recently I read from Bloomberg that Beijing and Shanghai are the most expensive cities on the earth for expats to live in.

Based on my experience there, it is actually true.

I think as someone who lives overseas for many years now, every time I went back it is a…

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