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I’m Sure It’ll be Fine: Street Food and Food Safety Standards in China

Apr 27, 2017 Comments(0)

Street food is more than just a way to fill one’s stomach in China; it is an integral part of the food culture. And despite Chengguan, food scandals and ever tighter restrictions getting in their way, street food vendors continue. The public just can’t say no. Read more>>

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A Guide to Common Chinese Phrases in the ESL Classroom HOT

Mar 16, 2017 Comments(3)

ESL classrooms should always be English language only, but in the early learning stages, children and adults occasionally rely on their mother tongue as a crutch. Knowing some of the common phrases they use can help teachers correct them. ... Read More>>

What’s the Agenda?  Trump Invites Xi to Visit Florida in April HOT

Mar 15, 2017 Comments(3)

China’s President Xi Jinping is going for a “tropical getaway” at Trump’s Mar a Lago club. On the list of issues to be discussed is North Korea and increased cooperation. ... Read More>>

Poll: Americans Like China More Than Russia HOT

Mar 13, 2017 Comments(7)

A recent poll shows American tensions are high with Russia, however feelings about China are fairly positive. ... Read More>>

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: China’s Strained Relationship with North and South Korea HOT

Mar 11, 2017 Comments(2)

A representative of the Chinese Academny of Social Sciences is interviewed by Duo Wei News about China’s relationship with North and South Korea. ... Read More>>

WTF: Wax Figurines Nothing Like Their Real Life Versions HOT

Mar 09, 2017 Comments(3)

Russia and U.S. Take a look at these spooky wax statues of Trump, Putin and other celebrities recently put on display in Shenyang. ... Read More>>

Shanghai to Be the Next Silicone Valley? HOT

Mar 08, 2017 Comments(2)

A recent survey by KPMG indicates that Shanghai may be the next Silicon Valley. Could it be true? ... Read More>>

It’s Now Way Easier to Get Into Tsinghua University HOT

Mar 06, 2017 Comments(4)

Tsinghua University made it easier for exchange students to study there and Chinese students are not happy about it. ... Read More>>

Departure of Foreign Investors May Cost China 40 Million Jobs HOT

Mar 02, 2017 Comments(7)

Foreign Investors are starting to pull out of China for a number of reasons and its causing unemployment in the country to increase. ... Read More>>

Effective Today: These Legal Changes Could Affect You HOT

Mar 01, 2017 Comments(7)

Some legislative changes are about to go into place in China both country and province-wide. Which of the changes will affect you? ... Read More>>

10+ Countries Where You Can Use Your Chinese Driver’s License HOT

Feb 27, 2017 Comments(8)

Considered by some too difficult to get, a Chinese driver’s license may be more worth it than one would initially think as it can be used in a variety of countries. ... Read More>>

Made in China--Not Just Cheap Clothes and Toys Anymore HOT

Feb 23, 2017 Comments(9)

Chinese manufactured goods used to be considered sub-par when compared with imports. However, this line of thinking could become a thing of the past as more Chinese gain faith in stuff made at home. ... Read More>>

Crossing Knives: Two Companies, a Famous Logo and a Court Case HOT

Feb 22, 2017 Comments(3)

Two companies are going to court over a trademark war in Switzerland and a Chinese company with manufacturing rights may be caught in the middle. ... Read More>>

Foreigners No Longer Allowed to Live-Stream...Sort Of HOT

Feb 21, 2017 Comments(2)

Chinese officials have issued regulations disallowing foreigners from using live-streaming applications to broadcast in China. ... Read More>>

Train Ticket Prices to Increase by 30% in Southeastern Coastal Areas HOT

Feb 16, 2017 Comments(5)

Ticket prices for G and D trains travelling between 200 and 250 kilometers will increase in April due to increased competition and changes in pricing policy. ... Read More>>

Eight Dates, Ten Days--University Students Escape Back to Campus HOT

Feb 15, 2017 Comments(2)

Looking at the experiences of two young, single women, Xiao Meng and Rou Rou, one gets an idea of what its like to be a young single in China. ... Read More>>

Endangered Species--Its What’s for Dinner

Feb 14, 2017

Supposed members of the Guangxi Investment Promotion Bureau have been accused of serving and eating pangolin, an endangered species, with a guest. The evidence? A Weibo post from 2015. ... Read More>>

Chinese Government to Start Keeping Biometrics Information of Foreigners HOT

Feb 13, 2017 Comments(12)

China’s government is going to begin keeping biometrics information on all foreigners entering the country including but not limited to fingerprints. ... Read More>>

Blind Dates and Spring Festival HOT

Feb 06, 2017 Comments(7)

Relatives setting up Chinese singles on blind dates has become commonplace during the Spring Festival Holiday, but many singles aren’t necessarily comfortable with the prospect. ... Read More>>

The 10 Chinese Brands Best Known Overseas HOT

Feb 03, 2017

As China continues to rise in global stature, old stereotypes about the quality of products it makes are dying. Britain’s BrandZ, a brand equity database, just released its ranking of China’s best known brands overseas. ...Read More>>

Is There a Growing Wave of Nationalism in China? HOT

Feb 01, 2017 Comments(15)

From harassing Olympians and nationalistic hip hop groups, to boycotting foreign brands and smashing iPhones, recent events may indicate that there is a growing wave of nationalism sweeping through the Middle Kingdom. ... Read More>>

Two Dead After Hunting Accident in Hubei Province HOT

Jan 30, 2017 Comments(1)

Though gun ownership in China is strictly controlled by the government there are some citizens who still own and use guns. A hunting accident in Hubei leaves two dead after they were mistaken by a group of hunters to be wild animals. ... Read More>>

Chinese Internet Usage: The Numbers are Staggering HOT

Jan 27, 2017 Comments(2)

As China’s economy continues to grow, more and more people are using the internet and the ways in which they are using it are also diversifying. A recent report from the China Internet Network Information Center details some of these changes. ... Read More>>

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky”: A Maoist Slogan Resurrected HOT

Jan 25, 2017 Comments(4)

A Maoist is slogan revitalized at the Women’s March protest. ... Read More>>

Beijing Venture Firm COO Fired for Groping Woman on Plane HOT

Jan 24, 2017 Comments(2)

Li Yuanrong was recently fired from his post as COO at Beijing venture capital firm Xinghe Chuangfu after he confessed to groping a sleeping woman on a flight in early January. The woman publicly accused him in a post on Weibo. ... Read More>>

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