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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND has held its growth projections for China unchanged even as it warned of growing downside risks to the global outlook. The newly published July update to its World Economic Outlook puts its forecast GDP growth at &
Canal scene in Kurashiki Watery beauty in Okayama's Korakuen View of the river from a prime seat at Hiroshima's Kanawa Two Saturdays ago at Sake Bar Ginn, its Japanese owner (and my good friend) asked if I had heard about the floods and landslides be
If you are traveling to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region, the Karakoram Highway is a must-see destination! Often regarded as the “Eight Wonder of the World”, this long stretch of highway links China with Pakistan, cuts
I’ve been in China 18 years now, and started working at ChinesePod over 10 years ago. I remember when we first started, we were creating lessons about simple everyday interactions which simply did not exist in any available textbook. The on
CHINA’S INTERESTS IN the Middle East are quietly expanding, driven by the regions growing role as a source of energy and as a recipient of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) investment. The eighth meeting of the China Arab States Cooperation &a
China is the clear global leader in the production and sales of electric vehicles (EVs). Last year, 770,000 EVs were manufactured and sold in the country, a 53 percent increase over 2016 and almost four times the number sold in the United States. Wit
You are not easily forgotten, Liu Xiaobo One year ago today, I took part in a candlelight march in memory of a Chinese poet, patriot and political prisoner who had died two days earlier while still in Communist Chinese custody. Even as we mourned the
From Liao Yue on Sixthtone: Zhao has been a professional drone pilot since 2015, when he gave up his life as a migrant laborer and returned to his hometown to work in the countrys nascent drone industry. Although he is only 23 years old, Zhao is alre
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This design feature has given Chinese mobile users a tangible sense of exactly when and how they are being monitored.Graffiti art of surveillance camera. Published and labeled for reuse on Pixabay. It has been widely reported that software and web ap
THE SLIDE IN commodity prices over the recent day or so portends investor concern about the prospects for and impacts of a US-China trade war that has yet entirely to materialise in currency and equities markets. Energy markets, in particular, &#
. Spelled out in pinyin it's "Wucaitan", which has been translated as either "Rainbow Beach" or "Five-Colored Hills". Although normally dwarfed by Kanas Lake, it's popular neighbor further north, this scenic Xinjiang gem is worth a second glance...if
Valuable ancient artifacts on display at Spain's Museo Arqueolgico Nacional (MAN) The over 2,300 year old Lady of Elche may well be the best known object in the museum's collection The museum has substantial collections of Ancient Greek artefacts alo
China King of Fighting was created by a pro boxer-turned-cartoonist, who tells the life story of boxing living legend Zou Shiming after they befriend one another in the ring. Zou, commonly hailed as Chinas most successful boxer, is famous for having
  1. KCNA News English Chinese Pyongyang, July 3 (KCNA) — A delegation of the China Dongfangyi Tuozhan Association led by Chairman Guo Yi arrived here on Tuesday. -0- Source: KCNA, July 3, 2018   2. Baidu/Baike online ency
I spotted these pro-veggie ads in the Shanghai Metro recently: [Eat less meat] [Walk more] [Eat less meat] [Be happier and live longer] The obvious grammar points here are + V and + V (which don’t tend to come naturally to English speakers)
"If visiting Twitter, Facebook is appropriate and harmless, why [are they] only granting foreigners access but not Chinese?"Haikou, capital of Hainan province. Public domain photo via Wikipedia. Netizens in mainland China are expressing outrage over
  THE WHITE PAPER on Chinas membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since it acceded to the world trade body in 2001 released by the State Council Information Office on June 26 implicitly acknowledges how much China has benefited &a
Few experiences compare to visiting Kashgar's Id Kah Mosque during Eid ul-Fitr, the day that most Uyghurs break the month-long Ramadan fast. Check out the video! The post Kashgar’s Iconic Id Kah Mosque | Complete Traveler’s Guide
Last week, the United States and China announced that they would put their trade dispute on hold while further negotiations take place over the coming weeks.Last week, the United States and China announced that they would put their trade dispute on h
Nothing else in Granada can compare with the Alhambra (and the Generalife, which I tend to look upon as being part of the greater Alhambra complex). Heck, few, if anything, edifices in Spain can compare with the last major -- and arguably greatest --
In this episode I'm joined by Jerry and Andrew of CDBJJ, a local Brazilian jiu-jitsu organization founded in 2011. The post Podcast #28: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Chengdu appeared first on Chengdu Living.In this episode of the podcast I talk with Brazil
I did another podcast! In this one I talk with my partner at Mandarin Companion, Jared Turner, about the challenges of learning to read Chinese and how graded readers can help. The podcast (62 min.) is called: Chinese Graded Readers and ER in Chinese
When Donald Trump speaks without a script, it sounds like BBC Radio 4 entertainment – the I’m-sorry-I-haven’t-a-clue style, where people are supposed to talk without repeating a single word, or without mentioning a speci
Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member once seen as a likely contender for a leadership post as high as the premiership, was delivered a life sentence for corruption this week, becomingSun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member once seen as a likely co
More than one million Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang province have been sent to re-education camps to unlearn and correct their religious and political views.Football player Erfan Hezim took a selfie with Lionel Messi weeks before he was detained in a r
Dockless bikeshares in Europe predated the arrival of Chinese companies like Ofo and Mobike, at least in Berlin, but it was a recent trip in Shenzhen and Beijing that I saw their potential at scale. I am used to seeing Chinese tech phenomena remain j
TRADE WARS MIGHT, as US President Donald Trump says, be easy to win (although this Bystander, for one, doubts it), but some of the terrain that has to be to yomped across is complicated and treacherous. Take the example of … Continue readin
Thousands of years of history can be found scattered throughout China’s remote, western region of Xinjiang. Traveling along these old routes, you’ll run across ancient cities, painted caves, stone men and mysterious, crumbling&amp
Fueled by large consumer and manufacturer subsidies, China has emerged as the global leader in electric vehicles (EVs) by a wide margin. Recognizing the importance of reducing air pollution in its densely populated cities, China began heavily subsidi
We visited the dinosaur museum in southern Sichuan. This was on our bucket list for a while as our kids love everything dinosaur related. The museum is a three hour drive from Chengdu in Zigong. There are three areas in the museum, first is an exhibi
Bocadillo and a side of chips/crisps on the house with my order of beer at a Granada bar :b Complimentary tapa with my order of beer at a Madrid tapas bar :b Free tapa with my order of clara con limon in another Madrid bar :) For the first part of ou
Insight into how Chengdu artist Jordan Xiang embraces uncertainty, rejects denial, and finds beauty in the bathroom. The post Comfort in Anxiety: Embracing Uncertainty with Artist Jordan Xiang appeared first on Chengdu Living.Jordan Xiang is a Chengd
View of the Alhambra's Alcazabar from the Albayzin (AKA Albaicn) The Albayzin is Granada's old Moorish quarter Certain sections of this old Moorish quarter sent me down Memory Lane to Zanzibar's Stone Town! After we toured the Alhambra (which, for my
LATEST CUSTOM’S DATA for trade with North Korea in the first five months of this year provide a snapshot of how China has used sanctions to regulate its trade with North Korea and thus Beijing to calibrate the economic pressure …
The following is a Huanqiu Shibao editorial, published online on Thursday, May 31. It may indicate a pattern of argument currently used by Chinese officials and “public diplomats”, in discussions with Indian counterparts &#821
Applying for a visa to China can be a frustratingly complicated ordeal. My passport currently has over 20 different China visas in it so trust me…I understand! If you’re a U.S. citizen like me, the use of a China visa service can
In March 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a trip to China. While in Beijing, Zuckerberg went for a jog. As if he were a regular tourist, posting updates to his buddies back in Silicon Valley, he wrote on his Facebook page: It's great t
My son’s preschool (in China, they still call it “kindergarten,” or ) has a little case on display near the entrance to the school which shoes what foods are on the menu for that day. The school uses small pieces of actu
If successful, GAC Motor would be the first Chinese automaker to penetrate the U.S. market, following in the footsteps of German, Japanese, and Korean carmakers that have made the jump from their home markets to the worlds most demanding auto market
As China’s diplomacy, trade, and investment in African nations has increased in recent years, the population of Africans living in China has swelled. A region in the southernAs China’s diplomacy, trade, and investment in African n
Dockless bikeshares in Europe predated the arrival of Chinese companies like Ofo and Mobike, at least in Berlin, but it was a recent trip in Shenzhen and Beijing that I saw their potential at scale. I am used to seeing Chinese tech phenomena remain j
A twenty minute drive past Dujianyan train station is Andaman park. We joined QSI school on a camping trip. Andaman is supposed to host the only organic lodges in China. Sleeping in these adult sized tree houses must be an experience but must come at
Lest there be any doubt: I'm not yet done with blogging about my Spain experiences. In fact, I'm not even done with blogging about the Alhambra: which was not only the top attraction on my "must visit in Spain" list but also turned out to be the plac