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Renovation Work in China Reveals 600 Year Old Buddha

Renovation Work in China Reveals 600 Year Old Buddha

What started as routine renovation work on a hydropower gate in a reservoir soon turned into unveiling a treasure: a 600 year-old Buddha. According to China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, the statue’s head was first sighted a month ago in east China’s Jiangxi Province by a local villager when the water levels fell by more […]

What Breathing in 10 Days of Smog Looks like In Your Lungs

What Breathing in 10 Days of Smog Looks like In Your Lungs

Beijing remains one of the most polluted cities on the planet. And while we’re all familiar with images of smog engulfing the city, what does that smog look like when it follows the air into your lungs? Liu Yong, a researcher at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, decided to find out. And what he […]

First Freight Train Departs China for London

First Freight Train Departs China for London

In an effort to boost economic ties throughout Europe, China has just put its first freight train on a direct route to London. Carrying clothes, bags and other household items, the train will spend two weeks traveling 12,000 miles to reach its destination in Barking Rail Freight Terminal in East London. The move is part […]

Trump Rooster Takes China by Storm

Trump Rooster Takes China by Storm

In America, President-elect Donald J. Trump was crowned by Time magazine as the 2016 man of the year. In China, 2016 is known as the year of the rooster. So why not combine the two? Trump Rooster? That’s right. You can find a giant statue of a Rooster rocking Trump’s signature hairdo and hand gestures […]

China Shows Disapproval of New Pro-Independence Taiwanese President With Plan to Cut Mainland Tourisism to Taiwan By Half

China Shows Disapproval of New Pro-Independence Taiwanese President With Plan to Cut Mainland Tourisism to Taiwan By Half

A little more than three weeks ago, new president Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party took rule of Taiwan, ousting the longstanding Nationalist Party (KMT) from its reign. President Tsai is an anomaly for mainland China; while her predecessor was pointedly China-friendly, President Tsai leans toward an independent, democratic Taiwan – and this does […]

Chinese May Have Been Brewing Beer 5,000 Years Ago

Chinese May Have Been Brewing Beer 5,000 Years Ago

Beer seems to always be at the center of a party. No, not a children’s birthday party; more the quintessential fraternity “whoo hoo!” party filled with drinking games and rowdy unruly teenagers, or the Irish pubs packed on St. Paddy’s Day (all year round, really). New research, however, suggests that Chinese drinkers may have been […]

Crackdown on Chinese Illegal Vaccine Ring Results in 37 Arrests

Crackdown on Chinese Illegal Vaccine Ring Results in 37 Arrests

Thirty-seven people in China have been arrested for being involved in an unusual illegal ring. They were not part of a prostitution ring, an illegal gun ring, nor a drug-ring, no: the eastern Chinese people were arrested for their role in an illegal vaccine operation.   The arrests were made following the arrest last month […]

International Women’s Day Means a Fashion Show? This Year in China It Did

International Women’s Day Means a Fashion Show? This Year in China It Did

International Women’s Day, founded on March 8, 1910, is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women across the globe. In China, however, this day was celebrated in a different way; rather than honor the strength of women and their vital role in society, Chinese leaders put on a fashion […]

Wrap Your Mind Around the New Harbin Opera House

Wrap Your Mind Around the New Harbin Opera House

Resting on Harbin Cultural Island is a massive, curved, metallic structure that seems to resemble a space craft straight out of a science-fiction blockbuster. It’s actually the recently-completed Harbin Opera House devised by the geniuses at MAD Architects. The designers sought to pay tribute to the dramatic climate in the northern Chinese city by erecting […]

China’s Winter Wonderland

China’s Winter Wonderland

Between January and February, China’s most northeastern province bordering Siberian Russia, hosts a winter wonderland which many describe as something out of a “fantasy movie.” Harbin, in Heilongjiang’s capital, is the home of China’s International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Here, visitors and competitors are greeted to life-seize ice sculptures of international landmarks. The Athens […]

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