Why the US doesn’t understand Chinese thought – and must

The need for the U.S. to understand China is obvious. The Chinese economy is on track to become the largest in the world by...

A Cleanup of ‘Holes in the Wall’ in China’s Capital

When China’s leaders began the hurly-burly transition to a market economy, they encouraged dislocated workers to take up their own entrepreneurial pursuits. Many of...

Flight attendants in China have been given a new designer look

Flight attendants just got more stylish. Harking back to the golden age of flying, when hopping on board a plane was a truly glamorous pursuit,...

Chinese dragon

Historically, the dragon was associated with the Emperor of China and used a symbol to represent imperial power. The founder of Han dynasty Liu...

Chinese guardian lions

Since the introduction of the lion symbolism from Indian culture especially through Buddhist symbolism, statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of...

Farmers in China have created incredibly beautiful art in rice paddies

Rice farmers in China have carefully planted their harvest to create a vast stretch of 3D masterpieces. Every year the farmers in Shenyang, the capital...

Want fame and fortune? China’s internet celebrity business offers both

Whether they know it or not, the millions of WeChat users who tap on their smartphones for the latest data everyday are generating millions...

Teen idol joins millions taking China’s grueling gaokao exam

Millions of Chinese high schoolers will take the country's grueling two-day college entrance examination starting Wednesday, competing to get into the country's top universities. But...

Prayers before China’s “gaokao” exam season

The air crackles with anticipation in China's tiny eastern town of Maotanchang ahead of the "gaokao", the annual national college entrance exam more than...

Evolution of “Gaokao” essay topics mirrors changes of China

After this year's national college entrance exams, Gan Fubao will have collected all 40 exam papers since the exams resumed in 1977. Gan, 70, from...

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