A woman, who tried to sell her baby daughter on the street in Fuzhou to raise money for her husband's surgery, has reportedly already received 1.27 million Chinese yuan in donations from more than 3,000 people. [ more › ]
Like anywhere else in the world, China love alcohol, and it's probably the best way to get someone in the country to open up. But, as many Chinese people are shy and introverted by nature, the nation's drinking culture is particularly important to understand if you wanna crack a few jokes with the locals. Show More Summary
In China, people know the eastern city of Wenzhou as a center of entrepreneurship built on a foundation of lighters and zippers. They know it as a place where the dialect sounds so different from standard Mandarin that many Chinese consider it another language. It is also known for its churches.
Each year on Christmas, families around the country gather around, exchange gifts, slice ham, or turkey, and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Many Jews, meanwhile, feast on Chinese food. "For American Jews, eating Chinese food reaches its pinnacle on Christmas," Joshua Eli Plaut wrote in his 2012 book 'A Kosher Christmas.' "Jews flock to Chinese restaurants on Christmas […]
The bi-monthly legislative session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, being held Monday through Saturday in Beijing, is considering a draft revision to China’s food safety laws that would include detention for offenders. Anyone who adds inedible substances to foods could go to jail for up to 15 days, states the submitted bill language.... Continue Reading
An MIT Media Lab project maps the links that spread information from people who speak Urdu to Italian to Swahili. The most influential language on the planet is English, as you could probably guess. But why? Chinese has the most native speakers worldwide. Show More Summary
Over the last several months, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have repeatedly exhorted the People's Liberation Army to "be ready to win a war." Xi has repeatedly called for greater military modernization, increased training, and enhanced overall readiness of the Chinese army, navy, and air force. Show More Summary
A sweeping crackdown on porn and illegal gambling has resulted in more than 30,000 arrests in a single Chinese province, authorities say. In the latest wave of arrests in Guangdong Province, more than 8,000 people were detained during operations that included smashing a $5 million online gambling ring,...
People in the UK might just be reconsidering their Christmas gifts after learning that those leather gloves they bought could actually be made out of dog skin. Chinese restaurants that
Pornhub had its annual sex survey, and it just published this interactive map showing how much time people spend having sex on average. North Americans, for example, spend 9 to 11 minutes while Chinese last, on average from 13 to 15 minutes. Or at least that’s what they claim. More »
The BBC traced Apple's supply chain back to its roots and found that, among other things, tin used in iPhones comes from dangerous mud mines in Indonesia that employ and kill children and that Chinese people who assemble iPhones work such long hours that they occasionally fall asleep on the job. Show More Summary
Kerry Smith, a now former parliamentary candidate for the United Kingdom’s Independence Party was met with abrupt pushback earlier this month after being recorded referring to Chinese minorities as “chinky” and gay people as “disgusting old poofters.” According to UKIP’s...
Bye (racist) beyotch! University Of Sydney Professor Resigns Over Racist Emails An Australian professor is out of a job today after he finally resigned following the release of several racist emails. In them Prof. Barry Spurr labels Nelson Mandela
Most people have heard of China’s appalling dog meat trade, but did you know that dog and cat skin is also used to create leather goods like gloves, belts and pet toys? According to a new report from PETA Asia, the Chinese meat and leather trade is using
We are thrilled to announce that Ask Without Fear!® is now available in Chinese! Thanks to the tranlators at Shantz Language Services, people raising support in China and in Chinese speaking populations around the world will be able to read Ask Without Fear! in Simplified Mandarin. This Chinese translation of Ask Without Fear! joins the [...]Show More Summary
Even with a slowing economy the People’s Republic offers lots of growth for home-grown corporations. Hostile regulators, stronger rivals, and cultural differences discourage foreign expansion. Though some will take the plunge anyway, in most cases overseas growth can wait.
The day's China news in pictures: A Chinese pianist plays for a set of panda triplets, police officers and fire fighters inspect a fire site at a karaoke bar, people exercise with fans in front of a portrait of Chairman Mao and more...
Bitcoin found a friend in high places in China this past weekend, as former Chinese central bank vice-governor and current National People’s Congress Standing Committee member and a Financial and Economic Affairs Committee vice-chairperson...Show More Summary
The Chinese military’s official newspaper published new details that show how seriously the People’s Liberation Army is taking the proliferation of drones in the country.
Manhattan's Chinatown is a neighborhood in Manhattan that is home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Its location is in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States, bordering Lower East Side...Show More Summary