Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games marks 100 days to go, to the grand sports event. The International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said, that preparations were progressing "very, very well," acknowledging the readiness of the host city Beijing and growing excitement amongst athletes.
Published 11/23/21
Published 11/17/21
French luxury brand Dior has recently provoked a heated debate on Chinese social media due to a publicity photo that’s considered to be smearing the image of Asian women. The photograph was part of the Lady Dior exhibition held at a Shanghai art center from November twelfth to twenty-third, shows an Asian woman dressed in a traditional costume and holding a Lady Dior bag. The Chinese media Beijing Daily describes the image as featuring “spooky eyes, gloomy face, and Qing dynasty-style nail...
Published 11/17/21
Beijing is Ready for next year's Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the games organizers told the media at a press conference in the Chinese capital on Wednesday. This remark came one day, after the committee launched the 100-day countdown. According to the officials, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Village will officially open on January 27th. And the Olympic torch relay will begin on February 2nd.
Published 10/26/21
Almost half of China's urban young women said they do not plan to marry, compared to nearly a quarter of men.
Published 10/13/21
The thriller series “Squid Game” has reached No. 1 on Netflix's Top 10 lists in 94 countries around the world amid plagiarism controversy.
Published 10/12/21
The thriller series “Squid Game” has reached No. 1 on Netflix's Top 10 lists in 94 countries around the world amid plagiarism controversy.
Published 10/12/21
The US state of Texas has enacted an anti-abortion law in the country, banning all abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. The law gives private citizens the power to sue abortion providers and anyone who 'aids or abets' an abortion after six weeks. It is being seen as the most extreme abortion law in the United States. Citizens who win such lawsuits would be entitled to at least $10,000 dollars.
Published 09/01/21
The Data Security Law has taken effect in China. It is designed to create a basic system for data management, data security review and risk assessment. As China is the home to the world's largest number of internet users, how significant is the law to them and to the country?
Published 08/31/21
Chinese authorities have issued new regulations on the education sector. The move bans private institutions that teach core subjects from raising capital from the stock market, or from providing tutoring for primary and middle school students on weekends and holidays. The overhaul on education aims to reduce the burden of excessive homework, and easing pressure on students after school.
Published 08/30/21
The Beijing health authority said that mothers who give birth to a third child will enjoy another 30 days of maternity leave and fathers will get 15 days of paternity leave. Until now, women in Beijing got three to four months of maternity leave as a basic standard, depending on the difficulty of delivery or other conditions. As of May 31st, China officially further relaxed its family planning policy, supporting couples that wish to have a third child.
Published 08/04/21
The Tokyo Olympic Games are in full swing. As of today, China has bagged 24 gold medals. And Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian made history by setting a new Asian record in the men's 100-meter dash with a time of 9.83 secs.
Published 08/01/21
US billionaire Jeff Bezos has successfully made it into space and back in a crewed flight of his company Blue Origin. How is this trip different from the recent one made by Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson? Will space travel be a game only for the rich? Dr. Zhang Fan, Associate Professor with Beijing Normal University's Astronomy Department, offers his analysis.
Published 07/20/21
Muslims across China have kicked off their Corban Festival celebrations.The festival, which is also known as Eid al-Adha or feast of the sacrifice, is a major religious festival observed by Muslims worldwide. In China, most of the celebrations are in the country's northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where various ethnic groups follow Islam. How do local Muslims prepare for and celebrate this religious festival? China Plus's Xu Yawen tells us from Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang...
Published 07/19/21
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is set to hold a vote on whether Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be listed as "in danger". The committee says the country didn't do enough to protect the world's largest coral reef system from the impacts of climate change. Australia has indicated the recommendation was politically motivated. The UNESCO has hit back at Australian criticism, saying the decision over the Great Barrier Reef will be professional and scientific. China Plus's Su Yi offers...
Published 07/18/21
One of the chief designers of the Chinese manned space program has said China has done a good job in guaranteeing a good variety of food sources for its astronauts. Huang Weifen explains the menu is designed to be highly nutritious and appetizing for the astronauts. Su Yi tells more on the dining choices and other specialties Shenzhou-12 can offer.
Published 06/20/21
Some Western media outlets have started hyping another report, wrote by the infamous anti-China activist Adrian Zenz. The report claims there will be millions of fewer Uyghurs and other ethnic minority newborns in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the next 20 years. But how did he come to this sensational conclusion? How reliable is his study? To delve into these and more, we are joined by Carlos Martinez, Author and activist.
Published 06/10/21
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced with his wife Melinda Gates that they are ending their marriage after 27 years.
Published 05/03/21
Montenegro says it needs help from the European Union to pay off a $1 billion Chinese loan for a highway project, but EU spokesperson rejected the plea and said the bloc “does not repay loans from third parties.” Soon some European officials and overseas media outlets jumped on to the issue and hype up the so-called debt trap by Chinese investments, despite the Chinese Embassy in Montenegro made it clear that China’s investment in the country was not politically motivated.
Published 04/19/21
A disgruntled Tesla owner caused a scene at the Shanghai Auto Show on Monday by jumping on top of a Model 3 to protest against the carmaker’s quality-control issue. The woman, identified climbed on top of the electric car wearing a T-shirt with the phrase “Invisible Killer” and “Brake Lost Control,” according to videos and photos circulating on social media.
Published 04/19/21
China warned the U.S. on Wednesday not to boycott its 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden Administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach to complaints of alleged “human rights” issues.
Published 04/07/21
The World Health Organization (WHO) says vaccination passports may not be an “effective strategy” for restarting travel. Speaking at a news briefing on Tuesday, WHO spokesperson Dr. Margaret Harris said the world health agency does not back the use of coronavirus vaccine passports for travel, because it is not yet known at this stage that the vaccine prevents transmissions.
Published 04/06/21
A growing number of company executives in the United States are speaking out against Georgia's new voting law, which critics say will restrict voting access and disproportionately affects people of color.
Published 04/05/21
Thousands of demonstrators marched through central London and other cities across the UK on Saturday in protest of a new policing bill that would give police extra powers to curb protests.
Published 04/04/21
A 65-year-old Asian American woman was physically and verbally attacked by a man in New York City on Monday. Local police say they are investigating the incident as hate crime. A surveillance video shows a man approaching the old lady, kicking her to the sidewalk, stomping on her head and upper body, three times before walking away.
Published 03/30/21