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China hosts young overseas Sinologists


Eighteen scholars from 15 countries including the United States and France on Tuesday completed a research visit in Beijing for overseas Sinologists. Jointly held by the Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the visit included lectures by Chinese scholars from prestigious universities and institutes. According to the ministry, lectures covered various themes such as C...

Firms going the extra distance as medical tourism blossoms


BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Medical tourism, once the exclusive preserve of the rich, is growing and changing as hospitals and clinics offer farflung patients advantages hard to come by at home-whether it be high-tech therapy, less-expensive care or alternative treatments. In China, home to a growing number of traveling patients, more foreign medical tourists are seeking care either to save...

Bird flies 1,700 km on Air China flight to Chengdu


A live bird made a 1,700-kilometer trip across China by flying coach on an Air China flight on Monday, media reported. Flight crew discovered the small bird flittering about the cabin during the 2-hour flight to Chengdu, Sichuan province from Qingdao, Shandong province. A passenger posted photos on Sina Weibo of the bird perching contently on the cabin's luggage rack. While an Air China emplo...

China's H1 GDP grows 7.4%


China's economy grew 7.4 percent year on year in the first half of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Wednesday. Growth in the second quarter stood at 7.5 percent, picking up from the 7.4 percent expansion in the first quarter. "The Chinese economy showed good momentum of stable and moderate growth in the first half," said NBS spokesman Sheng Laiyun at a press confere...

Chinese library keeps migrants in Australia connected with roots


A recent Fairfax Media survey showed that the number of Mandarin speakers in Melbourne rose dramatically from about 60,000 to 100,000 in just a little over a decade from 2001, making Mandarin the second-most spoken foreign language in Melbourne's inner city areas. Statistics from the Australian Education Department also showed that Mandarin is now the fourth-most popular language in the nation....

6 Unusual Ways that Wealthy Chinese Have Their Made Fortunes over the Years


The number of wealthy Chinese that have emerged since China’s reform and opening up movement has shocked the world. Within the 30 year long “get rich” movement, there have been various waves of wealth accumulation. The first wave revolved around success in China’s early marketization. Those who took the risk and reaped the benefits were part of the “market faction” of wealthy Chinese. Other wave...

Beijing makes list for 2022 Olympics


The International Olympic Committee has retained three bid cities in the race for the 2022 Winter Olympics - Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The three were the only remaining contenders after a series of withdrawals by other candidates. The IOC executive board decided Monday to approve all three as finalists rather than cut the field any further. The cities must submit their detailed bi...

Chinese literature going global; translation first


In considering Mo Yan's award of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the popularity of Mai Jia's novels overseas, the contribution of foreign translators cannot be ignored. Their excellent language capabilities and unique perspective tailored for western readers have helped introduce Chinese literature to the world. To ensure greater success for the "campaign to take Chinese Literature global", ...

Qiu Zhenhai: China Desperately Needs More Cutting-Edge Talent


The provincial college entrance exam scores have been announced, signifying that another group of young students will soon enter college. China’s entrance-exam based educational model is often debated and is seen by many as controversial. Does China’s current education system maximize talent effectively? Does it encourage and cultivate the most competitive talent? In fact, according to the Mini...

Chinese scroll painting of Yangtze River displayed at UN


A Chinese scroll painting was exhibited Tuesday at the UN headquarters, representing the overall scene of the Yangtze River. Titled with "Compliment of Yangtze River," the exhibit showed the Scroll of the Yangtze River in Thousands of Miles done by Shi Jiangcheng, a contemporary Chinese landscape painting artist. Willem Van Der Geest, chief of Development Strategy and Policy at UN Department o...

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