Chinese leader Xi Jinping's regime has become notorious for strict stances against protests, corruption, drug use, and televised depictions of immorality. On Thursday the Wall Street Journal noted another practice that's become subject...Show More Summary
Apple has won a decisive victory in a long-running intellectual property fight over Siri in China, as the Beijing Higher People's Court has decided that the company's personal digital assistant does not infringe on patents held by Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology.
Get a fast pass, and avoid the mistakes I share in this article… Today I’m launching a new series of six language hacking guides to help people learn languages the fast way. The guides cover French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and English. Show More Summary
Married people Kristen Bartlett and Jason Gore tackle the hottest topics on the web in a husband vs. wife point/counterpoint. Today, they're fighting about My Idol, a Chinese app that uses your selfies to build a 3D avatar. My Idol is...Show More Summary
No matter their differences, any two people can still manage a conversation about one thing: weather. But for the Pentagon, even atmospheric phenomenon can become a political flashpoint, as it may soon be forbidden from using Russian or Chinese weather satellites.
Going out with a bang not a whimper. Honoring the dead by celebrating life. (screengrab via National Geographic) It's been a tradition in Taiwan for years, but the Chinese Ministry of Culture says no more strippers at funerals. You have to bring tissues to the funerals for an entirely different reason now (I'm so sorry for writing that. Show More Summary
The only thing in your kitchen drawers is a stack of Chinese take-out menus, and you haven’t carried a packed lunch since grade school. You seriously need to start cooking. It’s the easiest way to eat healthier and get in shape. In fact,...Show More Summary
Chick #1: Would you ever get your pubic hair chemically straightened?Chick #2: No, I wouldn’t let Chinese people touch my vagina.–A trainOverheard by: Francesca
Finally, there might be some good news for people inhaling Beijing's famously filthy air: It's getting a bit cleaner, according to a new analysis released by Greenpeace today. Pollution levels in the Chinese capital have shown significant...Show More Summary
How many of these Chinese megacity names do you recognize? I recognize maybe five, probably four. Read the rest
BEIJING (Reuters) - The planned 2017 election for Hong Kong's top official is what most people in the Chinese territory want, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said on Monday, despite the fact that thousands took to the streets of city for months last year in protest.
Chinese shares slumped on Monday, despite an attempt to loosen financial conditions from the country's central bank over the weekend. The People's Bank of China (PBoC) cut the reserve ratio requirement for banks, from 19.5% to 18.5%....Show More Summary
First the Chinese were hungry. Now that they’re satiated, they're ready to talk about – and engage in – more sex.
The following clip seemed to sum up perfectly just what The PBOC is attempting to do (and just exactly how it will end). With Chinese equities entirely decoupled from any sense of fundamentals, elementary-school-educated people piling...Show More Summary
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when that doesn’t work, another way to go about it is just to buy the company you’re trying to copy. While just seven months ago Segway was accusing a Chinese company of copying its two-wheeled vehicles, what was once a tense relationship has bloomed into something more harmonious after that … [More]
Chinese consumer drone maker DJI is in talks to raise funding at a valuation as high as $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a sizable bet by investors that flying robots will overcome looming regulation and safety concerns.
Shares of Chinese classifieds site 58.com are surging. The 'Craigslist of China' has agreed to a merger with Ganji.com, another China-based classifieds site, according to the FT's Henny Sender, citing people familiar with the deal. Shares...Show More Summary
Tones. A huge issue people have when learning Chinese is the fact that it’s a tonal language. Let’s start with the bad news. If you don’t get tones down well, it will be really hard for native Mandarin speakers to understand you. Now for the good news. Show More Summary
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged U.S. officials to drop limits on high-technology exports or it would seek alternatives from Russia or other countries, said people with knowledge of the discussions.
On 30 March, the People’s Liberation Air Force conducted a long-range bomber exercise sortie into the northern half of the Luzon Strait. It isn’t clear from the media reporting whether the bombers flew further east into the open Western Pacific as part of the drill. Show More Summary