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Business

China central bank steps up easing tempo as factory activity shrinks
China central bank steps up easing tempo as factory activity shrinks
Weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector, aggravated by high real borrowing costs and weak demand, appears to have driven the central bank to accelerate the pace of monetary easing to ward off deflation in the world's second-largest economy.

Multinational Watch

外企在中国
To enter China, Apple Pay needs to get buy-in from regulators, monopoly operator
To enter China, Apple Pay needs to get buy-in from regulators, monopoly operator
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook enterprisingly charted the blueprint of bringing Apple Pay to iPhone users in China during a visit to the country in October, when the mobile payment service was available for commercial use in the United States. But the ambitious plan is facing uncertainty in the wo…

Will 'Qualcomm fine' hurt prospects of foreign companies in China?
Will 'Qualcomm fine' hurt prospects of foreign companies in China?
China has recently chastised US chipmaker Qualcomm with a record $975 million fine for abuse of market dominance, the latest case in the far-reaching anti-trust crusade which has penalized a number of multinationals doing business in the country including US milk powder producer Mead Johnson and U…

Expat's Beijing Guide

Expat's Beijing Guide  北京向导
Five special events for Valentine’s Day
Five special events for Valentine’s Day
As a culturally vibrant city, Beijing never misses a chance to organize innovative activities to mark festivals and special days, especially if it happens to be a popular international event.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museums in China
Madame Tussauds Wax Museums in China
The Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, renowned for its numerous lifelike wax figures of the world’s famous stars and celebrities, has been in spotlight recently after the waxwork of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, arrived in Beijing on January 28.

A taste of tradition: time-honored restaurants in Beijing
A taste of tradition: time-honored restaurants in Beijing
If you are a globetrotter just setting foot in Beijing and looking to enjoy the flavor of the real local cuisine in a traditional setting, you need to know where exactly to go in this vast metropolis littered with thousands of eateries. To make life easier and save some time, we have selected some…

Web Guide

Laowai in China

A French woman’s passion to portray Beijing style
A French woman’s passion to portray Beijing style
Girls in the West are always worried about what other people think (about what they look like). On the contrary, Chinese girls don’t care if they look stupid…

Through the lens of children: an interview with Pia MacRae
Through the lens of children: an interview with Pia MacRae
Just as her causal and sporty look suggested, Pia was easy to talk to. Unlike many people in a leader’s position who either automatically put themselves on a…

The Dragon Trip: An expert on China tours for young backpackers
The Dragon Trip: An expert on China tours for young backpackers
For many backpackers who seek exotic thrills, China is one of the places that both allures and frustrates. The language barrier alone is enough to thwart the …

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My Chinese Dream

My Chinese Dream ——中国梦
A singing duo’s subway dream
A singing duo’s subway dream
Not many people would think of the Beijing subway as a romantic place. But you might think differently if you take subway Line 5 during off-peak hours. Becaus…

A Chinese young man’s smog-inspired entrepreneurial endeavor
A Chinese young man’s smog-inspired entrepreneurial endeavor
China is now notorious for its poor air condition and has become almost synonymous with reoccurring smog. So it is not surprising that the account “The Survi…

Kurbanjan Samat: A Uygur photographer's quest for harmony
Kurbanjan Samat: A Uygur photographer's quest for harmony
Once a normal school student studying Chinese mandarin, Kurbanjan Samat, a 32-year-old Uygur working as a cinematographer for CCTV, China's largest state-owne…

Tibet

Tibetan culture well protected: French author Maxime Vivas
Tibetan culture well protected: French author Maxime Vivas
Contrary to some Western media reports, the Tibetan culture has been well protected by China's policies, French author Maxime Vivas who is writing a new book on Tibet said during a recent interview wi
Death toll rises to 9 in Shenzhen airport car accident
Death toll rises to 9 in Shenzhen airport car accident
A car accident at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in South China's Guangdong province has left nine people dead as of 11 pm, local police said on Sunday.

Foreigners in Chinese Revolution

Mark Levine and the series on Foreigners in Chinese Revolution
Mark Levine and the series on Foreigners in Chinese Revolution
Dr. Mark Levine, an American sociologist and musician who is now teaching at Beijing’s Minzu University of China, is the initiator and organizer of a series …

Sino-US

Americans see China's economic power as diminished threatAmericans see China's economic power as diminished threat
Forty percent of Americans regard "the economic power of China" as a critical threat to the vital interests of the U.S., down from 52% in both 2013 and 2014. Since last year, Americans have shifted mo

China investors top US list of 2013 national security reviews
Chinese investors faced more scrutiny from a U.S. national security watchdog than those from any other country in 2013, the Obama administration said on Thursday in a report.

Will China overtake US in electric-car sales this year?
Modern plug-in electric cars have been on sale in the U.S. since December 2010, and in China even longer.

China submarines outnumber US fleet: US admiral
China is building some "fairly amazing submarines" and now has more diesel- and nuclear-powered vessels than the United States, a top U.S. Navy admiral told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, although he …

China Press Outlook

China-US relationship adopting a 'new model'China-US relationship adopting a 'new model'
The summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama, which was held at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in central Beijing on Tuesday, was highly-anticipated, as the

US in the eyes of Chinese school children - 中国孩子眼中的美国

Travel

Zhalong Nature Reserve in China's HeilongjiangZhalong Nature Reserve in China's Heilongjiang
Zhalong Nature Reserve, located in the western part of Heilongjiang Province, is a well-preserved primitive wetland reserve. Covering an area of 2,100 square kilometers (210,000 hectares), t

Better loos for China’s scenic spots
Foreign tourists can expect more and cleaner public toilets across China′s many scenic spots, along with better stocks of soaps and paper.

Amazing night scene of Fenghuang Ancient Town
A photo taken on Jan 5, 2015 shows the night view of the ancient town of Fenghuang, Central China′s Hunan province. Photos: Xinhua [NextPage] night view of the ancient town of Fe…

Harbin gets ready for ice and snow festival
The 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival officially opens in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, on January 4, 2015.

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Life & Culture

Palace Museum to extend opening hoursPalace Museum to extend opening hours
More areas of the Forbidden City will be open to the public this year and the museum will remain open into the evening, reports the Beijing Morning Post on Saturday.

Shaolin Temple seals Australian deal
China's legendary Shaolin Temple in Henan province is poised to build a complex in Australia that will include a temple, four-star hotel, kung fu academy and educational facilities.

Media watchdog hides cleavages again
State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has removed scenes showing actresses' cleavages from a TV series once again, following changes in the historical drama The Empress of China…

Jackie Chan gives son a new haircut
The beginning of the year motivates people to move on, and it seems that Jaycee Chan, son of actor Jackie Chan, is ready to start over with his life and career after a six-month jail sentence on dru…

Sports

China passes soccer reform planChina passes soccer reform plan
China's central reform group, chaired by President Xi Jinping, on Friday passed a plan to revive soccer, a sport that has been for years a source of national embarrassment.

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