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  • "Eat a Chinese" T-Shirts Spark Outrage in China

     

    source: rt.comThe Chinese Embassy in Berlin has called on a German company to halt sales of T-shirts which say: “eat a Chinese.” An online petition calling on the company and those selling the shirts to apologize was launched.Spreadshirt, an online retail company, came under fire earlier in March when people noticed T-shirts with dubious messages.“Save a dog, eat a Chinese”and“Save a shark, eat a Chinese,”said the slogans written on them.The ambiguous slogans were apparently meant to encou

  • Chinese Company Unveils Electric Super Car

     

    source: inhabitat.comA Chinese company called Techrules has unveiled aturbine-powered electric supercar called “Ren” this week at the 2017Geneva Motor Show. The groundbreaking supercar is powered by the company’s new Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) technology, which features a turbine range extender that can spin up to 96,000 rpm.The BMW i3 and Chevy Volt both have range extenders, but the big difference here is that those two models use an internal combustion engine to recharge th

  • Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Coming to China

     

    source: hollywoodreporter.comThe Victoria's Secret Angels could be heading to China this year.The lingerie label's famous annual fashion show is reportedly going to be held in Shanghai this year, reportsWWD.Victoria's Secret opened its boutique in Shanghai on Wednesday with help from VS models Alessandra Ambrosio,Josephine Skriver, SuiHe and Ming Xi (who was born in Shanghai). Each has been posting about their trip on Instagram.Last year's showtook place in Paris, with performanc

  • Chinese Media Falls for Trump "Tinfoil" Satire Article

     

    source: csmonitor.comCNN may get a reprieve as the object of President Trump’s ire, thanks to a serendipitous combination of two of the president’s favorite topics: China and fake news. Published Saturday in The New Yorker, comedian Andy Borowitz’s humorous satirization of a paranoid president wrapping phones in tinfoil got picked up Tuesday by multiple Chinese news outlets. The truth had come out by Wednesday, but not before highlighting how easy it is for sarcasm to get lost in translation.

  • New Visa Policy in April Means Big Bucks for Qualified Teachers

     

    For those of you that don’t know, there’s a new working visa policy coming down the pipeline in China next month. The old z-visa is now being replaced with a more sophisticated ABC-categorized visa. In fact, the new policy has been piloted in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin since October of last year, but will be rolled-out nation wide on April 1st. As for the categories, A-visas will be issued to candidates in upper-management or science/technology fields. Recipients of B-vis

  • Jack Ma Says "Fakes" are Killing Chinese Innovation

     

    source: thedrum.comAlibabahas made its strongest call on the Chinese government to tackle counterfeits to date, with chairman Jack Ma wading in to argue that lax rules are harming the country's ability to innovate due to the reputation China now has for fakes.He made the appeal on Chinese social media website Sina Weibo, calling on government agencies NPC and CPPCC to take the same tough approach it took five years ago to crack down on drunk driving.“Similar to five years ago, if the debate

  • China Bans K-Pop and Korean TV Shows

     

    source: pollstar.comNow, even streaming services in China are blocking K-pop songs and other entertainment content from South Korea. An industry official toldSouth Korean newspaper Joongang Daily,China has made regional satellite TV broadcasters suspend the airing of South Korean TV programs and give no permission for Korean stars to appear on Chinese TV shows. Blocking access to streaming services is feared to deal a blow to the Korean industry.South Korean TV dramas are especially popular in C

  • China Proposes Giant Pipeline to Bring in Russian Water

     

    source: gizmodo.com.auThe northwest Chinese city of Lanzhou has a serious water shortage problem. To address the issue, its urban planners have sketched out an ambitious plan to deliver water from Siberia's Lake Baikal to the city along a 1000km-long pipeline. Getting approval for the project will be a monumental challenge, but it may be a sign of things to come for other water-poor regions of the world.As history has shown, China has a soft spot for mega projects, whether it be the construc

  • China Angered by Deployment of U.S. Missile Defense in S. Korea

     

    source: express.co.ukProtests from Beijing came as the first elements of theUSmilitary’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system were set up in South Korea.The move provoked an angry response from China,North Korea’s main ally, which fears THAAD’s powerful radars will be able to spot its own missile launches and threaten its defences.China’s ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Fu Cong, said Beijing firmly opposed the deployment of THAAD “and will take necess

  • Chinese Company Agrees to Pay Record Fine for Illegal Exports

     

    source: yonhapnews.co.krA Chinese company has agreed to pay US$1.2 billion in fines for illegally exporting telecommunications equipment to Iran and North Korea in violation of export regulations and sanctions, officials said Tuesday.If a federal judge accepts the plea, the penalty for Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation or ZTE would be the largest fine and forfeiture ever levied by the U.S. government in an export control case, the U.S. Department of Commerce said in a statement.

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