China Life & Style
Chinese-American journalist says China kidnapped his wife
Donations pour in for China's 'Ice Boy'; father gets job offer closer to home
Chinese woman fined for using ID card of lover’s dead wife for hotel tryst
China shopping mall offers 'boyfriend sharing' service
Chinese villager hires helicopter to take his bride to wedding
1st panda born in France gets name from China, first lady
Teahouse links entrepreneurs with companies
Another top Silicon Valley investor slams politically correct tech culture, praises Chinese work ethic
2018-01-19 12:28:34 Mike Moritz, a top partner at Silicon Valley's most successful venture capital firm, says that the local tech culture has descended into "soul-sapping discussions" about "the inequity of life," and compared it unfavorably with the work ethic in the Chinese tech scene. Moritz, a managing partner at Sequoia Capital, wrote in the Financial Times that Silicon Valley's culture is becoming "unhinged" with discussions of things like the politics of speakers at tech companies, debates over work-life balance, and "grumbling about the need for a space for musical jam sessions   Read More ...
Romantic comedy 'ExFile3' and 'Jumanji' top China's box office
2018-01-17 22:15:54 The Chinese romantic comedy “Ex-File3” continues to dominate the country’s box office, in a surprising show for a lighthearted trilogy about relationships. The movie garnered another healthy $70.6 million in ticket sales, according to firm consulting firm Artisan Gateway, bringing its 17-day total to $270.9 million. This marks the third and final installment of the “Ex-File” franchise, starring well-known Chinese actors Han Geng and Zheng Kai   Read More ...
Chinese-American journalist says China kidnapped his wife
2018-01-17 10:12:19 A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed the exiled businessman Guo Wengui says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces. Chen Xiaoping, a New York-based editor at Chinese-language Media Mirror Group, said a new video that surfaced this week of his wife denouncing his work was filmed under duress and proves that she is being held captive by the government   Read More ...
Ending China Animal Tests Is Salve for Big Beauty: QuickTake Q&A
2018-01-17 04:55:59 China is expected to have the world’s largest cosmetics market in a few years, but some companies have avoided selling beauty products there. That’s because China is also the last major country to require animal testing on many beauty goods, a mandate that puts off some consumers and can harm even non-Chinese sales. The rule applies to all imported cosmetics and covers everything from sun block and skin whitener to deodorant and hair dye   Read More ...
Narok leaders urge Chinese contractor to employ locals
2018-01-16 12:15:08 Leaders from Narok county led by governor Samuel Tunai have asked the Chinese contractor constructing the standard gauge railway project to employ more people from the area in accordance with the constitution which reserves 70 percent of jobs for local communities. The SGR site at Suswa has occasionally experienced conflicts with the community with one person being killed during demonstrations held last week.   Read More ...
Ivory carvers try to find ways to keep skills alive
2018-01-15 20:02:52 For Weng Yaoxiang, the “ivory ball” he is working on is definitely not his most complex piece, but may be the most memorable. It is a farewell gift, signaling the end of his 40-year career on elephant ivory carving. “It won’t be and can’t be sold. It’s just something about my lifelong passion,” he said. Standing in stark contrast to Weng’s sense of loss, China’s State Forestry Administration announced that the country had ended the commercial processing and sales of ivory at the end of 2017 as planned, calling it China’s “new year gift to the elephant   Read More ...
Improvements seen in employment, education
2018-01-15 06:00:42 Thirteen of last year's 34 State Council executive meetings approved moves to boost employment, improve education and healthcare services, and undertake shantytown renovation work. Four of the meetings, presided over by Premier Li Keqiang, were devoted to employment policies, addressing job creation and ensuring steady rises in employment. In January, the 13th Five-Year Plan on Promoting Employment (2016-20) was approved by an executive meeting with the aim of creating more jobs and improving the quality of the labor force   Read More ...
Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang honored on first anniversary of his death
2018-01-15 05:00:30 Google Doodle has used its homepage to celebrate what would have been the 112th birthday of Zhou Youguang �C the creator of the spelling system of Chinese Pinyin. Sunday marks the first anniversary of Zhou's death as the world has been remembering and paying more tributes to honor the renowned Chinese linguist. Known as the "father of Pinyin" who developed the Romanization of Mandarin Chinese characters, Zhou Youguang was born in Changzhou City of east China's Jiangsu Province on January 13, 1906   Read More ...
Donations pour in for China's 'Ice Boy'; father gets job offer closer to home
2018-01-14 04:10:50 HONG KONG: Donations have flooded in after a picture of a young boy with his hair and eyebrows covered in ice after a long trek to school during freezing temperatures in a poor area of western China went viral online. The boy’s father has also been offered a job in his hometown so he will no longer have to leave his family and work away from home   Read More ...
Chinese Lantern Festival and Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit in their final days
2018-01-14 01:05:09 Two popular Triangle attractions are in their finals days. The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival, with 20 sparkly displays of lights, will close Jan. 14 at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. Meanwhile, “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” the North Carolina Museum of Art’s first exhibit to showcase fashion, will close Jan. 21. The lantern festival – with its 15,000 LED lights – features several displays, including the Chinese Dragon lantern on Symphony Lake   Read More ...
Clothes shop owner travels 530 MILES to attack female customer who complained about a late delivery
2018-01-11 20:07:07 DISTURBING footage shows a woman being attacked by a shop owner who travelled 530 miles to assault her because she had complained about his service. The clip shows the woman, named Xiao Die, being kicked and punched to the ground by the man, named only as Mr Zhang, who runs an online clothes shop. He had reportedly been harassing Die with texts and phone calls after she complained about his slow service when her £34 package did not arrive   Read More ...
‘Army of beauties’ to conquer hearts in SK
2018-01-11 20:06:54 With their good looks and sharp moves, North Korea’s female cheerleaders are a marked contrast to the regime’s menacing nuclear ambitions. Dubbed the “army of beauties” in South Korea, the young North Korean women — mostly in their late teens or early 20s — have attracted huge publicity whenever they have been sent to South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s future wife Ri Sol Ju was among the group who attended the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon, South Korea   Read More ...
Fans on ‘Elvis Express’ set out on journey to mark anniversary
2018-01-11 20:06:31 ELVIS fans shook up Sydney’s Central station yesterday with hundreds rocking to his famous tunes ahead of a special train trip to outback Australia to celebrate the late entertainer’s birthday. Decked out in their glittering best, the fans were heading to Parkes — a small town some 300 kilometers west of Sydney — on the “Elvis Express” and “Blue Suede Express” trains to take part in a five-day festival   Read More ...
Woman in China blocks train doors for husband who was late for work
2018-01-11 12:24:43 A woman in China recently got in trouble as she blocked the doors of a high-speed train to let her husband in, because he was running late for work. Luo Haili, who works as a primary school teacher, was with her husband and daughter on Friday when they went to the wrong train station. They had to rush to catch the train bound to Guangzhou from Hefei in the province of Anhui, local Chinese media Xin’an Evening News via South China Morning Post reported   Read More ...
Some 8,000 job opportunities offered to college graduates in Xi'an(1/6)
2018-01-11 03:01:33 Graduates wait in line for a job fair at Xidian University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on Wednesday. More than 300 employers offered about 8,000 vacancies at the event, which marked the launch of a five-year campaign to boost graduate employment and entrepreneurship in the city. (Photo by YUAN JINGZHI/FOR CHINA DAILY)   Read More ...
Woman blocks high-speed train from leaving in China as husband was late
2018-01-10 07:47:35 BEIJING: A woman in Hefei, Anhui province, recently learned that a high-speed train is by no means a family vehicle, after she impeded a train's departure and asked the station personnel to let her husband board the train after he was denied entry as the gate was already closed. The woman, surnamed Luo, stopped a cabin door from closing on a high-speed train bound for Guangdong from Hefei using her body on Friday, as seen in a video that went viral on the internet   Read More ...
Second season of Sohu TV's streaming vampire romance hit 'Untouchable' to debut in February
2018-01-10 04:30:27 Chinese audiences have never lacked for choices when it comes to romantic dramas on either small or large screens. However, a new drama Untouchable, produced by Chinese streaming platform Sohu TV, introduced a sub-genre of romance that has never been seen before in the Chinese mainland: vampire love. The show follows the romantic relationship that develops between a young human man Jiang Zhihao and a modern vampire woman Li Shiya, who needs to take energy from humans to survive in the modern world   Read More ...
German workers extend industrial action
2018-01-09 20:05:22 German industrial workers widened industrial action yesterday, with tens of thousands of staff at metals and engineering companies downing their tools in support of wage claims by union IG Metall. With the economy in robust health and unemployment at record lows, the country’s biggest union is demanding an inflation-busting 6 percent pay hike this year for about 3.9 million workers. It is also making a push for shorter hours, more than two decades after it won the 35-hour work week for Germans   Read More ...
After China Editor Quits, BBC Asked To Explain Itself Over Women's Pay
2018-01-09 19:41:13 London: The BBC faced mounting pressure on Tuesday over why it pays some women less than men in equivalent jobs, with lawmakers as well as Britain's anti-discrimination watchdog asking questions about the resignation of China Editor Carrie Gracie. Angry over the revelation that she was paid significantly less than male peers, the respected China specialist quit her post to fight against what she called the "secretive and illegal BBC pay culture"   Read More ...
Night shifts up women's cancer risks: Chinese researchers
2018-01-09 09:44:07 Women who work on night shifts could have an increased risk of developing multiple common cancers, especially breast cancer, researchers from China said Monday. Xuelei Ma, an oncologist at Sichuan University, and his colleagues performed a meta-analysis using data from 61 articles comprising 114,628 cancer cases and 3,909,152 participants from North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It turned out that overall, long-term night shift work among women increased the risk of cancer by 19 percent   Read More ...
Bundled up brides and grooms tie the knot at Chinese ice festival | IOL News
2018-01-08 23:11:12 Harbin, China - Wearing extravagant white gowns and black suits under thick fur coats, dozens of Chinese couples have braved freezing temperatures to tie the knot at the Harbin International Ice Festival in north China. The mass wedding, which saw 34 couples exchange vows in one of the country's coldest places, was part of the 34th edition of the festival that began on Friday   Read More ...
Military hones its skills in exercise
2018-01-08 03:00:38 People's Liberation Army personnel across the nation began military training on the land, water and in the air starting on Wednesday. President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, urged the military to continue to improve its combat-ready training so it will be able to win modern wars. The photo is taken on Jan 4, 2018. (Photo/Xinhua) China's military has conducted more than 4,000 realistic combat exercises since President Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, launched the annual training program on Wednesday   Read More ...
PLA Navy to streamline pilot training as more aircraft carriers expected
2018-01-08 02:30:26 As China's aircraft carrier fleet expands, the Chinese navy is exploring ways to streamline the training process for its pilots by introducing a new generation of aircraft to aeronautical university training programs, Chinese military experts said on Thursday. According to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) official website 81.cn, China's Naval Aeronautical University deployed a third generation domestically-made training plane for its pilot cadets in the skies of Bohai Bay on Tuesday   Read More ...
Celebration for upcoming Chinese Spring Festival kicks off in Japan's Nagoya
2018-01-07 02:30:28 A three-day celebration for the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival kicked off Saturday in central Japanese city of Nagoya. The celebration was held on Hisaya Square in downtown Nagoya, where red lanterns and flags were hung high and people cheered in a festival atmosphere. A record high of 78 booths were set up around the square, selling traditional Chinese cuisine, including dumplings, sugar-coated haws and others   Read More ...
HK Police Force organize Police Recruitment Day
2018-01-07 02:30:14 The Hong Kong Police Force Saturday organized the Police Recruitment Day (Winter) at Police Headquarters, recruiting Probationary Inspectors, Recruit Police Constables and Police Constables (Auxiliary). A total of 2,304 applications were received in this recruitment exercise, which was the second record high in the past Recruitment Days (Winter). Applicants included graduates of local and overseas tertiary institutions, working people and non-ethnic Chinese persons   Read More ...
China eases visa policy in bid to attract skilled foreign professionals
2018-01-05 18:09:57 China has revised its visa regulations, making it easier for foreign professionals and highly-skilled workers to obtain visa permits as it looks to bridge a talent gap, on Thursday. According to the new rules released by China's State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, the expiration dates for visas can be extended to five to 10 years after issuance. Applicants will also be allowed multiple entries and 180-day-stays for a single entry, the administration said   Read More ...
Dong people celebrate traditional Dongnian Festival(1/6)
2018-01-05 07:30:28 People of Dong ethnic group, wearing traditional costumes, celebrate Dongnian Festival, or Dong New Year, at a village in Rongjiang County, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 4, 2018. The celebration usually includes singing, dancing and displaying traditional costumes. The festival was enlisted as one of the national intangible cultural heritages in 2011. (Photo: China News Service/He Junyi)   Read More ...
Beggars cause friction ahead of big wedding
2018-01-04 20:03:29 Beggars need to be cleared by police from the streets of Windsor before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle because their “detritus” is presenting the picturesque English town in a poor light, the local council leader said. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Harry and his American actress fiancee are to tie the knot at Windsor Castle in May with thousands of visitors expected to visit the town to celebrate the occasion   Read More ...
Thai clinic’s penis whitening causes awe
2018-01-04 20:03:20 A Bangkok clinic that has drawn 100 men a month to its penis whitening service has caused a stir in Thailand, with social media users both baffled and alarmed by the phallic fad. The Lelux Hospital, renowned for its body whitening expertise in a country obsessed with skin color, began offering the unconventional treatment six months ago after a male customer complained of “dark parts” on his groin   Read More ...
Harry’s wedding boost to UK economy
2018-01-03 20:04:02 Prince Harry’s wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500-million-pound (US$680 million) boost to Britain’s economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate. Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and fifth-in-line to the throne, will tie the knot with Markle on May 19 at Windsor Castle, the royal palace home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years   Read More ...
Chinese woman fined for using ID card of lover’s dead wife for hotel tryst
2018-01-02 12:03:01 A woman in northeast China was fined 500 yuan (US$77) for checking into a hotel with the expired ID card of her lover’s late wife, according to a Chinese media report. The lover, identified only as Zhang, offered the woman the outdated card when she forgot to bring her own to the hotel in Dandong, Liaoning province, late last month, Heilongjiang TV reported   Read More ...
Chinese woman fined for using ID card of lover’s dead wife for hotel tryst
2018-01-01 09:47:32 A woman in northeast China was fined 500 yuan (US$77) for checking into a hotel with the expired ID card of her lover’s late wife, according to a Chinese media report. The lover, identified only as Zhang, offered the woman the outdated card when she forgot to bring her own to the hotel in Dandong, Liaoning province, late last month, Heilongjiang TV reported   Read More ...
China shopping mall offers 'boyfriend sharing' service
2018-01-01 07:00:26 A shopping mall in Haikou, Hainan province, introduced six "shared boyfriends" to single ladies from Dec 24 to 25, Hainan Special Zone News reported. The "boyfriends for share", clad in suits, with ages ranging from 19 to 26, stand in six boxes with one side transparent. From 3 to 9 pm, single women can scan QR codes on the boxes, pay 1 yuan (S$0   Read More ...
India’s muslim men to get triple no
2017-12-28 20:03:42 The Indian government yesterday introduced a bill in parliament aimed at prosecuting Muslim men who divorce their wives through the “triple talaq,” or instant divorce, which women say violates their right to equality. In August, the Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a law, which allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word “talaq” three times. Muslim women had petitioned the court, arguing the practice, including by Skype and WhatsApp, not only violated their rights but left many women destitute   Read More ...
Chinese villager hires helicopter to take his bride to wedding
2017-12-28 18:05:41 A villager in eastern China spent 100,000 yuan (US$15,200) renting a helicopter to pick up his bride and take her to their wedding, according to a news website report. The man said he had dreamed of flying to his wedding after frequently travelling to Shanghai and Hong Kong by plane, Qq.com reported. The bridegroom, whose full name was not given, comes from a village near Zibo in Shandong province   Read More ...
Chinese shopping centre allows lonely women to rent a BOYFRIEND for 11p an hour… and they even come in Barbie-style boxes
2017-12-28 12:05:51 LONELY single women in China can now rent themselves a boyfriend over the holidays – for as little as 11p an hour. The bizarre rental event was organised by the Friendship Commercial Plaza in Haikou, capital of China’s southernmost island province of Hainan. Six handsome men dressed in suits were placed inside booths resembling Barbie-boxes as women flooded the mall in order to snap up a date   Read More ...
New economy changes young urban people's lifestyles
2017-12-28 10:02:12 The year 2017 witnessed an emerging new economy in China including new retail, anime culture, bike sharing and live streaming. The technology-driven economy has changed young people's lifestyles profoundly. Online food ordering. In 2017, white-collar workers and university students were the major group using online food ordering. Chinese fast food was the top choice for online food orders, accounting for 73   Read More ...
Chinese villager hires helicopter to take his bride to wedding
2017-12-28 07:01:30 A villager in eastern China spent 100,000 yuan (US$15,200) renting a helicopter to pick up his bride and take her to their wedding, according to a news website report. The man said he had dreamed of flying to his wedding after frequently travelling to Shanghai and Hong Kong by plane, Qq.com reported. The bridegroom, whose full name was not given, comes from a village near Zibo in Shandong province   Read More ...
China puts special focus on tackling corruption during New Year holidays
2017-12-28 02:00:58 China's discipline watchdog vows to step up efforts to tackle overindulgence and extravagance by government officials and Party members during the upcoming New Year and Spring Festival holiday celebrations. Discipline inspection organs at all levels are required to strengthen supervision on cases involving violations of discipline, according to a notice released by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) on Tuesday   Read More ...
Mother defeats cancer and keeps alive wish for triplets' wedding
2017-12-27 10:01:27 In mid-2013, a Chinese mother with stomach cancer recorded a viral video message for the wedding ceremonies of her young triplet girls. Li Shu feared then she may be dying and miss the weddings. More than four years on, Li's desire now is to attend the ceremonies in person. In new footage produced by a Chongqing-based filming organization, the 34-year-old mother looks better than in her previous homemade video which has surpassed 10 million views online   Read More ...