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比方说，前段时间有一枚英国姑娘 就给咱们Global Times投过稿。这姑娘在上海当英语老师，之前放暑假回家去了。本以为回到家中会有久违的亲切和舒坦，结果……她倒是对英国各种不习惯了！
A day or two after arriving in Birmingham, I took a taxi not too far away from where I live. It was so expensive for such a short distance. But I forgot to bring cash, which meant that we had to stop and look for an ATM, which was time-consuming and inconvenient.
In most parts of China, you can simply carry your phone, which is enough to get by. No need for bank cards or cash. You can also transfer money to friends, receive payments from employers, order food and so much more.
▲The UK should adopt Chinese payment app technologies (via Global Times)
没有了移动支付，买东西还得付现金，姑娘忍不住感慨：回了英国就跟时光倒退了几十年似的! ( I feel like I've gone back a few decades since returning to England.)
China has embraced bike-sharing, pioneering a dockless model that offers cyclists advantages over comparable services in London and New York: bikes are unlocked using mobile apps, and can be picked up and left anywhere. Many are even GPS-tracked.
LimeBike gas rolled out a similar service in the US states of California, North Carolina and Florida following the dockless, QR code-based Chinese model.
For much of China, the QR code — a type of barcode — is the key that unlocks the digital world. A swipe of the matrix with a mobile device lets a user hire a bike, pay for goods and grab a new contact’s details.
对于中国大多数地区，二维码(条形码的一种)是解锁数字世界的钥匙。用户用移动设备扫一扫 这个矩形图案，就可以使用共享单车、为商品付款以及获取新联系人 的信息。
Companies in the US, where the QR code was dismissed in 2013, now seem to be changing their view. Snapchat picked up the idea in 2015, allowing users to follow one another as easily as their WeChat peers by scanning each others’ QR codes, and proceeded to facilitate their use to access websites.
It is how government, celebrities and businesses connect with customers in the Chinese social media space and post information or news. WeChat has more than 20m ‘official accounts’, according to industry estimates.
WhatsApp is now jumping on that bandwagon, following in the footsteps of WeChat. This app has begun offering ‘verified profile’ accounts.
The world drew a collective gasp when Amazon splashed out $13.7bn in June to buy Whole Foods, bringing its cut-throat online competition to the bricks-and-mortar world of artisanal breads and organic kale. But Chinese rivals were ahead of the game.
Ecommerce giant Alibaba snapped up stakes in domestic supermarket group Lianhua in May and before that, in department store Intime. JD.com, which operates a similar asset-heavy model to Amazon, has outlined plans for a massive bricks and mortar presence.
▲China vs US: who is copying whom? (via Financial Times
Lol they'll never admit that they're copying China though.
For now the bulk of chinese innovation is through business models such as virtual wallets and dockless bikeshare but hopefully soon enough they will start to come up with new tech entirely.
Doesn't matter, engineers and scientists in the US are all Chinese anyway
I'm always amazed by how people are being so salty when talking about China ＞ USA. Well I guess they still need some time to adjust to the new reality.
此外，《华尔街日报》 6月的一篇报道也表示，嘿你们不是觉得苹果公司 是创新中的战斗机吗!
Apple Inc. recently added payment services to its iMessage chat service, taking a page from Tencent's playbook, Ms. Chan said.
"I love this reversal of what 'China copycat' can mean," she said."It no longer just means a Chinese company copying the States, it can mean a U.S. company copying China."
▲U.S. Tech Companies Now Copycats of Chinese Peers, Andreessen Horowitz Partner Says (via Wall Street Journal)
▲iMessage增加了支付功能 和表情包 ……是不是看起来迷之亲切
美国华裔学者Ann Lee 曾出过一本书，名为“美国能向中国学习什么” 。
▲“What the U.S. Can Learn from China”
▲“美国能向中国学习的10个方面”(via Huffington Post)
1. Invest in education.
Education is the most important foundation that the U.S. can invest in, andtest scores across the country are rapidly falling behind the rest of the world. Instead of having children aspire to become reality television stars, encourage exposure to productive, high-value professions.
2. Introduce Confucian values and work ethic into every day lives.
Americans have become accustomed to consume beyond their means, often with a “me first” orientation and without giving anything back. Instead of pursuing immediate gratification, Confucian values promotea long-term orientation, reciprocity, and mutual respect.
3. Make aspiring politicians pass competency tests and require a track record of helping the public unselfishly.
American political campaigns are generally affordable only by those who are wealthy or have access to wealthy fundraisers, and cater to the least informed voter with catchy slogans and sound bites taken out of context.
4. Incorporate the Special Economic Zone model.
Testing new policies locally before implementing them nationwide can help weed out problems before it’s too late. The government can offer incentives to states for trying out various economic programs and oversee their effectiveness.
5. Encourage capitalism in the real economy instead of the financial markets.
6. Restrict banks to traditional banking activities.
7. Make innovation lucrative for businesses.
The U.S. couldoffer tax incentives to encourage more large corporations to start joint ventures with entrepreneurial firms every two years to ensure that the speed of innovation doesn’t slow down or move overseas.
8. Support technology entrepreneurs.
9. Embrace soft power.
Presently, the U.S. looks to many countries as though it is only out to use them, rather than treat them as partners.China has learned how to do otherwise, and the U.S. should, too.
10. Adopt an attitude of goodwill towards China and other rising countries instead of seeing them as a threat.
Americans have in recent years tended to regard everything different with suspicion and hostility — and have become narrow-minded. That is not who Americans were historically. America approached the world with an open mind in a spirit of goodwill and partnership.
It is high time the U.S. did so again - especially in its relations with China, which shares many of America’s most cherished traditional values: hard work, lifelong education, entrepreneurship, and devotion to family and community.