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China to gradually waive limits on foreign equity and business licenses

Chinese financial-industry
The theme for the opening up of the Chinese financial industry is to gradually lift restrictions on share ratios and business licenses to ensure “national treatment”, meaning both domestic and foreign banks will compete on a level ground, said China's central bank governor Yi Gang on Thursday. At the 2018 Lujiazui Forum, Yi said Shanghai can take the lead in...

Yunnan police seized 61 packs of methamphetamine for a total of 47 kilograms

According to the public security bureau of Shidian County, Yunnan Province, the bureau recently uncovered a case of cross-border drug trafficking, arrested two Burmese criminal suspects and seized 47 kilograms of methamphetamine. The police in Shidian County, Baoshan City, received information in late May that drug dealers were planning to transport drugs from Myanmar into central China's Hunan Province via...

China designing drones to help firefighters

firefighter drones
China is designing drones to help firefighters rescue trapped people, especially in high-rise building fires. The drones can quickly fly into a building via doors or windows, search for trapped people and plan rescue routes. When a fire occurs in a high-rise building, firefighters often have to walk upstairs and their sight is affected by heavy smoke, making it hard to...

Over 100 ancient tombs found in Zhengzhou

During the excavations for the urban modernization of the area, about 100 tombs were found in the village of Changzhuang, near Zhengzhou, Henan Province. In the past, at least on two occasions, some tombs had been found in the area. The discoveries then brought to light a great number of pottery, bones and funerary objects. Unlike the other findings, the excavations...

With the Arrival of Steam to China, Discussions about Online Game Censorship Arise

Steam, a leading game distribution platform founded by a US-based Valve, has recently announced their plans to enter the Chinese market by the end of 2018 officially. by Eugene Michaels They are partnering with a Shanghai-based company Perfect World, which has previously helped Steam to distribute the Chinese editions of Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Such a decision should have been...

China supports dialogue to peacefully settle Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

China supports dialogue that brings the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue onto the right track for a peaceful settlement, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said before his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Beijing Thursday. Wang said the meeting between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had important...

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Three Daughters of China

Interview with Manya Koetse: sinologist & founder of What’s on Weibo

MANYA KOETSE is a China social trend watcher and the editor-in-chief of What’s on Weibo, a website providing social, cultural & historical insights into an ever-changing China. She is a writer, public speaker, and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends & behavior in China, with a focus on social media and digital trends, Sino-Japanese relations and gender issues. Besides these...

Yahon Chang

Yahon Chang
Born in 1948, Yahon Chang lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. He has shown in numerous international solo and group exhibitions including the recent solo show The Question of Beings at MACRO in Rome (2016) and the 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia (2015). Raised in post-Japanese-colonial Taiwan, his works portray a particular visual language that voices the...

Interview with contemporary artist ZHANG HUAN

12m2 1994, Performance, Beijing, China
ZHANG HUAN began his career as a painter and then transitioned to performance art before making a comeback to painting. He is primarily a performance artist but also makes photographs and sculpture. His notoriety started in a small artistic community Beijing’s East Village in the early 1990’s. Zhang’s performances always involve his body in one way or another. He involves...


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