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  • Alibaba and Australian Companies Work to Battle "Fake Food"

     

    source: cnet.comChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is fighting counterfeits of all sorts, including food.The company has joined up with professional services networkPwCto explore the use of tracking technologies, such as the one behindbitcoindigital currency, to combat fake ingredients in foods. Postal service provider Australia Post and Australia-based natural health company Blackmores will also participate in the project.Food fraud has become a serious issue in China, where cases of fake food it

  • Daniel Krause: An American Artist in China

     

    In1974agroupoffarmersinXi’anmadeoneofthegreatestarcheologicaldiscoveriesofthepastcentury,theEmperorQin’sTerracottaArmy.ThefindwouldcometoshapehowtheworldunderstandsChinesehistory,cultureandart.ThiswasparticularlytrueforayounghighschoolstudentinCalifornia,DanielKrause.DanielKrausewasborninChicago,beforemovingtoCaliforniaandeventuallystudyingartattheUniversityofCaliforniaSanDiego.AftercompletinghisstudiesatUCSD,DanielheardChinacalling,andin1987hemovedtoChina.HewouldgoontostudyattheGuangzhouAcade

  • Google Translate Now Available in China Without a VPN

     

    source: thetechportal.comChinese users can now access Google’s mobile Translate applications without needing to install a bunch of bypassing softwares to get through the strict web and mobile censoring that pervades the country. This marks the first time in 7 years that the search engine giant has launched a service aimed specifically towards users in China.Google took its leave of China over half a decade ago, when it redirected its local search engine to Hong Kong. The company also shut down

  • Beijing Keeps its Cool as Trump Tweets

     

    source: dailycaller.comPresident Donald Trump will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next week, but the meeting may be a little challenging for both sides.Trump tweeted Thursday evening that he predicts the meeting will be “difficult,” adding, “We can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses,” a clear reference to America’s $347 billion trade deficit with China and the millions of jobs the president believes have been lost to trade with China over the years.Beijing is trying to

  • Moonlight's Gay Theme May Prevent a China Release

     

    source: metro.co.ukChinese movie fans may miss out on the chance to see the Oscar-winning Moonlight because it has yet to pass the country’s strict censorship tests.Iqiyi, the Chinese equivalent of Netflix, bought the streaming rights for the movie which is set in three acts and follows the life of a young black boy through to adulthood in Miami.However it has yet to be passed for release, and now sources have told American trade magazineThe Hollywood Reporterthat ‘the Moonlight acquisition wa

  • Frenchman Attacked in Shanghai by Knife Wielding Man

     

    source: rt.comA French national was “violently” assaulted by a knife-wielding attacker in Shanghai, France's consulate has said. The attack comes days after a Chinese man was shot dead by police in Paris, sparking riots among France’s Chinese community.Following the stabbing, the Consulate General of France in Shanghaiissueda warning on Friday, urging nationals in the city to be vigilant.“The French Embassy in China calls the French community to the utmost vigilance.The embassy and consu

  • Former S. Korean President Arrested and Jailed

     

    source: variety.comPark Geun-hye, the former president of SouthKorea, has been arrested. She was taken into custody early on Friday morning local time after lengthy presentations to a court by prosecutors.Park was removed from office in December by lawmakers. A court upheld her impeachment last month, removing her presidential immunity from prosecution. She is to be charged with crimes including bribery, abuse of power and coercion. She denies the charges. The court ruled that Park represents a

  • Chinese "Boy Band" is Actually All Girls

     

    source: nypost.comChina’s hottest up-and-coming boy band is a girl group.Acrush hasn’t even released their first music video yet, and they’re already just as popular Katy Perry in the country.The androgynous band emerged in November after a year-long talent search — but they just recently revealed their true gender at a string of music events called “Husband Exhibition.” The term husband is popular in China and is used by teen girls exactly the way you think it is – to make clear that the

  • China's "Hottest Grandpa" Becomes a Reebok Spokesman

     

    source: papermag.comReebok has chosen 81-year-old Wang Deshun, aka China's Hottest Grandpa, to be the face of their new Be More Human campaign.Formerly an actor, the octogenarian's modeling career first kicked off when pictures of him walking shirtless during Beijing Fashion Week in 2015took off.He has since appeared inGQto discuss his newfound fitness regime, and will be joining the likes of Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar as a spokesperson for Reebok.The sportswear brand chose Wang for his at

  • China Bans Burqas and "Abnormal Beards"

     

    source: opposingviews.comThe Chinese government has issued several regulations on Muslims, including a ban on burqas, beards, and names of children.Women who wear full face and body covering will be prohibited from entering public spaces and men will be prohibited from abnormal growing of beards, according to the Independent. Muslim parents will also be prohibited from giving their children names that exaggerate religious fervour, but did not give specifics.In addition, it will be forbidden to r

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