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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 […]

The Face of Modern China

The Face of Modern China

Plastered throughout the streets of Beijing is the face that captures the essence of China and its future. One pair of gentle eyes greets the city’s workers as they plunge into the day’s rat race and then welcomes them back home after a hard day’s work. Some even call him the face of modern China: […]

Humanitarian Elsie Tu Dies at 102

Humanitarian Elsie Tu Dies at 102

Justice for the People Those are the words that renowned humanitarian Elsie Tu lived by up until her death on Dec. 8, 2015 at the age of 102. This Englishwoman arrived in the colony of Hong Kong in 1951 as Elsie Elliot to support her husband, a missionary named Bill Elliot. But she soon wanted […]

Five More Added to China’s Blacklist for Tarnishing Country’s Reputation Abroad

Five More Added to China’s Blacklist for Tarnishing Country’s Reputation Abroad

Five more Chinese tourists were added this year to China’s national blacklist, preventing them from boarding flights. The policy was put into effect earlier this year to prevent tourists from shaming the country’s reputation abroad. Three of the new additions were involved in an airplane scuffle over leg room on a flight from Cambodia to […]

China Likely to Lose International Court Case in South China Sea Dispute, Legal Experts Say

China Likely to Lose International Court Case in South China Sea Dispute, Legal Experts Say

China may finally be feeling the pressure over its territorial claims in the South China Sea, which now are being analyzed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague. When the court took jurisdiction over the case filed by the Philippines, which has its own territorial claims in the region, China brushed it off […]

Chinese Singles Day Breaks its Own Record After Already Surpassing Black Friday

Chinese Singles Day Breaks its Own Record After Already Surpassing Black Friday

China’s Singles Day last year surpassed Black Friday as the world’s largest shopping day, and it’s showing no sign of slowing down. The 24-hour shopping spree was launched in 2009 by e-commerce giant Alibaba’s TMall platform. Since then, Singles Day has marked the biggest annual battle among e-commerce companies in China. By the end of […]

New Study: China Ranks Lowest in Internet Freedom

New Study: China Ranks Lowest in Internet Freedom

China is “the world’s worst abuser of Internet Freedom,” according to a new report which ranked it last among 65 nations in openness among countries. “The Freedom on the Net 2015” report published by Freedom House explored ways in which China regulates use of the Internet from strengthening its website censorship capabilities to jailing citizens […]

Nanjing University Orchestra Celebrates Confucius Institute Day in the U.S.

Nanjing University Orchestra Celebrates Confucius Institute Day in the U.S.

Nanjing University’s orchestra traveled from China to Arkansas this month for a stellar performance at UCA in celebration of Confucius Institute Day. The free event at the Reynolds Performance Hall brought together several performers in addition to the Chinese orchestra for a day of American folk music; native Chinese tunes played on instruments such as […]

China Court says Women got raped for Drinking, Smoking and Dressing Provocatively

China Court says Women got raped for Drinking, Smoking and Dressing Provocatively

A Chinese court has concluded that women should avoid drinking, smoking and dressing provocatively because such actions make them more likely to get raped. The move sparked a wave of sarcasm across the Internet with such comments as, “So there won’t be any rape after a woman quits drinking and smoking?” The Haidian District court […]

China Ends One-Child Policy

China Ends One-Child Policy

The Chinese Communist Party now will allow all families to have up to two children eliminating a policy that barred several rural couples from having more than one child for more than three decades. The state-run Xinhua news agency broadcasted the announcement made by the party’s Central Committee on Thursday. “I have looked forward to […]

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