19.06.2017 — 585 views

Online Celebrities: Clicking Careers

A Rising Phenomenon Papi Jiang, a 30-year-old living in Beijing, is a phenomenally popular online celebrity. Born Jiang Yilei, Papi Jiang began uploading short, funny and original videos in October...
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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 ...
03.05.2017 — 831 views
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 — 405 views
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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 — 425 views
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 — 384 views
01.12.2016 — 565 views


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 only across China, but also in Western metropolises on the other side o...
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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.
01.12.2016 — 372 views
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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 — 487 views


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