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03.05.2017 — 355 views

Hangzhou: QR City


Hangzhou, capital of the southeastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, has newly become famous as a “mobile payment city” after a news report that sounded a little funny. On March 27, 2017, two robber...
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Cheers to Tourism

In the late 1980s, I visited a Western country for the first time, and still recall being struck by the cafes and bars along the streets and admiring the people spending their d...
14.02.2017 — 128 views
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Universal Two-Child Policy: Smiles and New Worries

On January 1, 2016, China officially abandoned the one-child policy, which had been in place in the country for more than three decades, in favor of a universal “two-child” era,...
14.02.2017 — 130 views
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Cuban Inspiration

I took a five-hour flight between Peru and Havana, Cuba to accomplish my long-held dream of visiting the famous Caribbean socialist country.
01.01.2017 — 103 views
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Tug-of-War

Lanzhou hand-pulled beef noodles, named after their origin city in Gansu Province, are representative of northern China’s Muslim cuisine. Nowadays, those noodles are found not o...
01.12.2016 — 118 views
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01.12.2016 — 94 views

Inspired by Ohrid


Despite a small permanent population of only about 40,000, the town of Ohrid in Macedonia attracts more than 2 million visitors annually, from every corner of the world.
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Vague and Complicated Middle Class

As defined by Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report in 2016, those who annually earn US$28,000 to 280,000 in China are considered “middle class,” of which China tallies 109 million.
01.12.2016 — 82 views

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