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Tang Dynasty-style wedding makes a splash in Shanghai
China pledges 'employment first' policies to create millions of new jobs
Brazilian fashion models seek Chinese success
Chinese woman proposes to boyfriend in wedding gown outside jail
Bridesmaid found dead after wedding banquet in southern China - ASEAN/East Asia
Chinatown all lit up and ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year
Wife of North Korea's Kim given "Respected First Lady" title
2018-04-19 08:00:24 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States. Ri Sol Ju has often accompanied Kim to official events but made her first solo public appearance last weekend at a ballet performance by a visiting Chinese troupe   Read More ...
Chinese courier takes elderly mother on rounds with him because her Alzheimer’s means she cannot be left alone
2018-04-19 05:10:03 A courier in southwest China has been taking his elderly mother along with him on his rounds because her Alzheimer’s means she cannot be left on her own for long periods, a news website has reported. Cai Yujun, 52, has modified his electric bike to ensure that his 92-year-old mother Yang Suxiu has a more comfortable seat on the back, Thecover   Read More ...
Largest Chinese lantern festival in Eastern US to be held in Knoxville
2018-04-09 12:05:41 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville will host the largest Chinese lantern festival in the entire Eastern United States with the upcoming Dragon Lights Festival at Chilhowee Park. This will be the first-ever festival of its kind in Knoxville. It features 40-larger-than-life lantern displays with thousands of light components that are constructed onsite by dozens of Chinese artisans who travel the world to keep this centuries-old tradition alive   Read More ...
Chinese college snoops on students living together - ASEAN/East Asia
2018-03-23 12:25:09 A Chinese college is to review regulations that can lead to the expulsion of student couples who live together after a public outcry about the restrictions, according to a news website. The move came as another college in eastern China came under fire for sending out squads to crack down on public displays of affection among its students earlier this month   Read More ...
Chinese woman marries her grandad so he doesn't have to miss her big day
2018-03-13 15:06:01 Fu Xuewei, right, said she had no plans to get married but did not want to miss out on having wedding photographs taken with her 87-year-old grandfather. / Courtesy of Sina A Chinese woman who feared her elderly grandfather might not live to see her get married decided to take matters into her own hands by having mock wedding photographs taken, with her dressed all in white and him in a smart three-piece suit   Read More ...
Chinese woman ‘marries’ her ailing grandad so he doesn’t have to miss her big day
2018-03-13 00:05:50 A Chinese woman who feared her elderly grandfather might not live to see her get married decided to take matters into her own hands by having mock wedding photographs taken, with her dressed all in white and him in a smart three-piece suit. Fu Xuewei, 25, said in an interview with Chengdu Economic Daily on Sunday that she arranged the photo shoot after her beloved 87-year-old grandfather, Fu Qiquan, suffered his second stroke in two years in September   Read More ...
Aristocratic French fashion designer Givenchy dies at 91
2018-03-12 20:05:33 Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “Little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91. Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress. His longtime partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death through the Givenchy fashion house yesterday, saying he had died in his sleep on Saturday   Read More ...
Love balloon: when romance meets high tech
2018-03-09 08:30:10 (ECNS)--A lovable high tech balloon attracted attention at Appliance & Electronics World Expo in Shanghai on March 8. Through controllable wings, users can navigate the balloon via smart phones. Dubbed "helium balloon robot", it is made to carry the rings during marriage proposal.   Read More ...
Poll: Young women less focused on partners' pay
2018-03-09 02:30:36 Perceptions, attitudes evolving as incomes and living standards rise. Changing attitudes mean young Chinese women no longer expect or even prefer their husbands' income to be higher than theirs, and instead are eager for career advancement and financial independence, a survey has found. A poll of 1,000 women in cities across China found more than 40 percent of those born between 1995 and 1999 said they do not care how much their partner earns   Read More ...
Nation leads global list of self-made women billionaires
2018-03-09 02:30:09 China led the list of global self-made women billionaires in U.S. dollar terms this year with 64 women, representing 63 percent of the total number around the world, according to a report research firm Hurun Report sent to the Global Times on Thursday to mark International Women's Day. The number of Chinese women billionaires was also up by 8 from last year, the report noted   Read More ...
Women still less likely to be active in labor market than men: ILO
2018-03-08 10:00:51 Women are less likely to participate in the labour market than men and are more likely to be unemployed in most parts of the world, a new study by the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Wednesday. The World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 - Global snapshot was released on the eve of International Women's Day, marked on March 8   Read More ...
China dominates self-made woman rich list
2018-03-08 07:33:15 China has once again dominated a list of global self-made woman billionaires. The top four women in the report by publisher Hurun - and five of the top 10 - come from the Asian superpower. Zhou Qunfei, who founded a firm that makes glass used to cover laptops and smartphones, was the world's richest self-made woman, with $9.8bn (£7.1bn). Her company Lens Technology has contracts with some of the biggest technology firms, and counts Apple and Samsung as its main customers   Read More ...
Professional shopper from China missing in Malaysia
2018-03-07 12:49:25 PETALING JAYA: A professional shopper from China has been missing in Malaysia for the last two weeks. Her family says that she last spoke to them on Feb 22. It is learnt that He had frequently travelled to Malaysia since 2015 and last arrived here on Feb 7. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun confirmed the missing person's case and said that the police are doing everything possible to find He   Read More ...
China's manufacturing development to create more jobs worldwide
2018-03-07 12:33:47 A number of countries have claimed that China has been stealing manufacturing jobs from them, but the facts tell a different story -- China is creating jobs for them. Logically speaking, neither China nor any country else can "steal" jobs from the other countries, since each country creates its own job opportunities for its citizens basing on its economic development level   Read More ...
Chinese wedding guest knocked unconscious as ‘hazing’ game goes terribly wrong
2018-03-06 12:07:19 A wedding guest in northwestern China ended up in hospital on Saturday after being knocked unconscious during a traditional ritual in which the friends of the bride have to stop the groom and his men from getting into her room, according to a local media report. “I remember someone grabbing my neck and hair, and I just fell on the ground,” the woman, who was identified only by her surname Niu, was quoted as saying by news portal Cnwest   Read More ...
Tang Dynasty-style wedding makes a splash in Shanghai
2018-03-06 10:00:51 Participants reenact a grand Tang Dynasty-style wedding ceremony at the Shanghai Mass Art Center's Lantern Festival-themed street fair, March 3, 2018. (Photo/Chinanews.com) A grand Tang Dynasty-style wedding ceremony was reenacted on Saturday at the Lantern Festival-themed street fair organized by the Shanghai Mass Art Center. A large crowd packed the center's first and second floors to watch the ceremony, which lasted for less than half an hour   Read More ...
Chinese wedding guest knocked unconscious as ‘hazing’ game goes terribly wrong - ASEAN/East Asia
2018-03-06 09:03:35 A wedding guest in northwestern China ended up in hospital on Saturday after being knocked unconscious during a traditional ritual in which the friends of the bride have to stop the groom and his men from getting into her room, according to a local media report. “I remember someone grabbing my neck and hair, and I just fell on the ground,” the woman, who was identified only by her surname Niu, was quoted as saying by news portal Cnwest   Read More ...
China to keep 'surveyed urban unemployment rate' within 5.5 pct in 2018
2018-03-05 02:01:24 China aims to keep the surveyed urban unemployment rate within 5.5 percent, according to a government work report available to the media Monday morning ahead of the annual parliamentary session. It is the first time for China to use this indicator as a projected target, intending to give a fuller picture of employment and to better reflect the requirement of development that is to be shared by everyone, said the report   Read More ...
Ancient Chinese skincare tool gains new popularity in the U.S.
2018-03-04 11:00:55 Amid a shrinking market for beauty equipment, the jade roller, an ancient Chinese skincare tool, has recently gained new popularity in the U.S.. What is a jade roller? Even many Chinese people may not be familiar with the tool, as it's not as common as it once was. As early as the 1700s, Chinese women were believed to have used two jade balls connected to a handle to give themselves a facial massage, as well as cooling and tightening the skin around the eyes   Read More ...
New Yorkers, Tourists Celebrate Chinese New Year
2018-03-02 23:05:48 (25 Feb 2018) The annual Chinese New Year Parade took over New York City's Chinatown on Sunday, the festivities featuring musicians and dancers in traditional garb. Event-goers crowded the streets amid the rain, with the hopes of setting intentions and celebrating the Year of the Dog, which means loyalty and trust. The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. It is based on the phases of the moon and began Feb. 16. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/you... Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork.   Read More ...
Land and fire: Chinese villagers celebrate pagan festival
2018-03-02 16:02:39 LONGXIAN (CHINA) (AFP) - Villagers in northern China wake up before dawn to paint their faces with pinkish make-up, don colourful robes and wield swords to represent legendary figures for a unique festival capping Chinese New Year celebrations. Art troupes gather at a plaza in Longxian county, Shanxi province, to sing, beat drums, dance, and perform traditional Chinese drama and martial arts during the pagan She Huo celebration for the gods of land and fire   Read More ...
Land and fire: Chinese villagers celebrate pagan She Huo festival
2018-03-02 10:00:26 LONGXIAN, CHINA (AFP) - Villagers in northern China wake up before dawn to paint their faces with pinkish make-up, don colourful robes and wield swords to represent legendary figures for a unique festival capping Chinese New Year celebrations. Art troupes gather at a plaza in Longxian county, Shanxi province, to sing, beat drums, dance, and perform traditional Chinese drama and martial arts during the pagan She Huo celebration for the gods of land and fire   Read More ...
Jilin border soldiers undergo anti-terror training(1/10)
2018-03-02 08:00:48 Border soldiers undergo training in a jungle wilderness where there are sharp changes in temperature in Northeast China's Jilin Province. The training program includes physical limit challenges, renaissance, and search and rescue, all aimed at enhancing the soldiers' preparedness for terror attacks. (Photo: China News Service/Han Xijun)   Read More ...
No wedding bells for rural young men
2018-03-02 07:30:45 The Spring Festival Holiday is always a busy time for matchmakers. But the success rate is quite low. China Youth Daily comments: The most difficult group for matchmakers is male farmers more than 30 years old. The unbalanced ratio of men to women in villages and their lack of means put them in a disadvantaged position in the competition for a wife   Read More ...
Sichuan aims to boost rural tourism via training program
2018-03-01 04:01:06 Southwest China's Sichuan Province plans to train over 2,000 locals from rural areas as tourism experts in 2018. The provincial government has allocated 11 million yuan (1.7 million U.S. dollars) from this year's tourism development fund for the training program, aiming to promote tourism as a boost for the rural economy and help lift the rural population out of poverty. About 180 farmers, technicians and businessmen attended the first session of the seven-day training that started Tuesday in Mianzhu city   Read More ...
Chinese court requires couples to take 'divorce exam' before splitting up
2018-02-28 13:00:29 A judge in China's city of Xi'an has ruled that divorcees-to-be must first take a "divorce examination", Chinese media reports say. The decision on whether they can proceed to court for a divorce will be made based on their answers, Chinese news site Sina.com reported on Tuesday (Feb 28). From this month onwards, couples seeking divorce in Xi'an's Weiyang district must sit the test and pass it before being granted divorce papers to take to court   Read More ...
Chinese New Year celebrations to culminate with lantern procession in Chicago
2018-02-28 10:01:26 As two-week long Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, holiday comes to its climax with Lantern Festival, citywide celebrations in the U.S. city of Chicago will culminate with a lantern procession on March 3. The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) has announced its special event called "Lantern Celebration" featuring lantern-making workshop, Chinese music, Chinese handicrafts, and a lion dance-led lantern procession   Read More ...
Jobs a priority as 15m to enter labor market
2018-02-27 08:06:39 THE government will explore ways to create new jobs to ensure employment of various groups, a senior official said yesterday. Over 15 million people will enter the urban labor market this year, including 8.2 million college graduates, said Zhang Yizhen, vice minister of human resources and social security. Despite the large influx, there will also be structural imbalances, she said. Zhang said the working-age population will remain above 800 million until 2035, compared with more than 900 million in 2017   Read More ...
Fosun furthers efforts to tap fashion market
2018-02-27 08:05:15 Shanghai-based outbound conglomerate Fosun International Ltd has maintained momentum in the Chinese New Year with its purchase of a controlling stake in French fashion house Jeanne Lanvin SAS. Announced on Feb. 22-the first working day after the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday-the acquisition will be carried out by Fosun International and its subsidiaries, according to the company. This is in line with the target of Fosun Fashion Group established in 2015, which aims at investing globally in the fashion and retail industry   Read More ...
Saudi Arabia allows women to join military
2018-02-27 08:04:20 Women in Saudi Arabia are now permitted to enlist in the army as the kingdom continues to enact reforms granting females more access to a wide range of previously forbidden careers. Women are now able to apply for positions with the rank of soldier in the provinces of Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qassim and Medina. A list of requirements says applicants must be Saudi citizens and aged between 25 to 35 with a high school diploma   Read More ...
China aims high quality, sufficient employment
2018-02-27 06:10:24 The government will explore ways to create new jobs to ensure employment of various groups, a senior official said Monday. More than 15 million people will enter the urban labor market this year, including 8.2 million college graduates, Zhang Yizhen, deputy minister of human resources and social security, told a press conference. Despite the large influx there will also be structural imbalances, she said   Read More ...
Chinese man mistakenly thinks he won lottery; spends entire life savings celebrating
2018-02-24 06:20:31 HONG KONG: A man in southern China threatened to kill himself after he realised he had spent all his savings celebrating, mistakenly believing he had won a lottery prize of 5 million yuan (US$788,000). The 28-year-old living in Jinjiang in eastern Fujian province was contacted by the police before he took any action to harm himself, the Strait City Daily reported   Read More ...
Beauties revive cosmetics brands
2018-02-23 04:31:10 Consumption upgrade helping high-end firms gain more shine. High-end cosmetics are seeing a resurgence in the China market on the back of a consumption upgrade among newly affluent, image-conscious Chinese female consumers, particularly university students, professional women and middle-aged homemakers with rising disposable incomes. Industry insiders said such women attach importance to looking good as well as a professional appearance in formal settings   Read More ...
China's Fosun buys majority stake in French luxury brand Lanvin
2018-02-23 02:01:35 Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Limited announced on Thursday it had purchased a controlling stake in French fashion label Lanvin. Fosun will become the majority shareholder while the current shareholders will retain a minority stake in Lanvin, according to Fosun. The French fashion house was established in 1889. Currently, Lanvin operates in more than 50 countries with women's wear, menswear, children's wear and accessories including footwear and leather goods   Read More ...
Queen Elizabeth II makes first visit to London Fashion Week(1/5)
2018-02-22 04:30:19 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, and royal dressmaker Angela Kelly as they view Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design as she visits London Fashion Week, in London, Britain, Feb. 20, 2018. (Photo/Agencies)   Read More ...
London holds grand Chinese new year celebration
2018-02-19 03:30:09 London hosts on Sunday the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia, attracting tens of thousands of people heading to areas around Chinatown to share the joy. Festivities began with a two-hour long Grand Parade featuring the largest gathering of over 50 Chinese Dragon and Lion teams through the streets from Trafalgar Square, via West End before reaching its final destination Chinatown   Read More ...
See Vibrant Photos of Chinese New Year Celebrations All Over the World
2018-02-16 21:47:33 From Mexico City to Tokyo, vibrant celebrations kicked off to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The festival is centuries old, celebrating the new year according to Chinese calendar. Each year is associated with a different animal, and 2018 is the Year of the Dog. The dog is one of 12 animals associated with the Chinese New Year and is signifies loyalty   Read More ...
Lunar New Year celebrations a timely reminder of Chinese contribution to Australia
2018-02-16 14:14:47 As Lunar New Year celebrations kick off today, my family and I join billions of people in China, Asia and around the world in welcoming the Year of the Dog. Like many others, Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a special time for me because it is a time for family, honouring my ancestors, reflecting on the year that has passed and ringing in the New Year   Read More ...
Chinese New Year 2018: TV celebration gala sparks outrage as 'racist' performance includes blackface sketch
2018-02-16 12:09:00 A "racist" performance on China's biggest New Year variety show has caused widespread outrage after a Chinese actor appeared in blackface make up. The Spring Festival Gala airs on CCTV - a Chinese television network watched by up to 800 million people worldwide during the annual celebrations. The sketch apparently intended to shine a positive light on the relationship between Africa and China, but many have called it inappropriate and “embarrassing”   Read More ...
Tibetans celebrate double New Year
2018-02-16 05:00:54 A Tibetan lady prepares for celebration of the Tibetan New Year in Lhasa, Tibet on Feb. 14 (Photo: China News Service/Zhao Yan) As Chinese celebrate traditional Lunar New Year, the most important festival of a year, Tibetans are even happier as the Tibetan New Year coincides with the Spring Festival this year. Both the Spring Festival and Tibetan New Year fall on Friday   Read More ...