Live webcasts have become a craze in China with popular presenters like “papi jam” (papi酱) rising to stardom. The booming sector is witnessing the involvement of entertainment celebrities, investment from magnates and nationwide engagements.
A recent advertisement by a Chinese detergent company generated a global debate about racism in China. In the ad, a dirty-looking black man turns into a clean, fare-skinned Asian man after being put by a beautiful Chinese girl in a washing machine.
The 8th round of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue will be held this year and it might be the last one of its type, considering Barack Obama’s presidency coming to an end next year.
No one can deny that the relationship between China and the US is special. The evolution of this relationship during the last one-hundred years can shortly be summarized as one from friend to foe, from foe to partner and from partner to competitor. During this whole continuum, the US looked at China with a certain cultural fascination, whereas China’s view of the US can be described as admiration, but during the entire course of time contempt and suspicion on both sides has also lingered…
Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and chief executive of Facebook and probably the youngest dollar billionaire in the world, has picked China once more for a spectacular publicity stunt. Zuckerberg is known for his keen interest in China – or more accurately, the potential of the Chinese market. Facebook has been blocked in China for several years and it is not a secret that Zuckerberg wants to expand his business to the country. During the past years, he has intensified his efforts to court s…
The once-in-a-year consumer TV program aired on China Central Television (CCTV) on the World Consumer Rights Day is just an arena for consumers to vent their anger against the unscrupulous merchants. It is doubtful whether the 25-year-old annual consumer gala can play a key part in wiping out bad corporate practices.
Some observers pointed out that China’s rapid development offered unthinkable opportunities for architects and city-planners alike. And one can get the impression that China was welcoming that change. Within a few years, Chinese cities offered remarkable new architectures which some believed were only possible to build in China.
The strategic relationship between China and the United States is facing a vital moment, with the US presidential election getting underway.
The economic modernization of China was accompanied by a steady increase in income inequality. Compared with its egalitarian past, public goods like education, medical care and wealth are now very unequally distributed among the people.
Many people are currently wondering about the status of the Chinese economy. The economic growth rate now has hit as low as it was 25 years ago. In the third quarter of 2015 it was only 6.8 percent. With 6.9 percent of annual growth, the Chinese economy is not delivering the results the government has wanted it to achieve.