Rest in Peace, Mr Jin Yong

BY SILVI WRITER   One of the world’s most influential Chinese novelists Louis Cha Leung-yung, better known by his pen name Jin Yong (金庸), died on Tuesday in Hong Kong’s Sanatorium and Hospital at the age of 94. Cha was considered the grandfather of Chinese martial arts and chivalry, or wuxia (武侠), fiction for his works, which were largely set in the world of the … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Mr Jin Yong

Doolittle’s 1942 raid on Tokyo remembered in China

BY MA ZHENHUAN (CHINA DAILY) and SILVI WRITER   Susann Ozuk knelt down and peered at a historical photo reprinted on a display board. “See! That’s my father back then,” she called out, unable to restrain her excitement. “Thank you for your efforts in helping me better understand the story of my father,” she said, hugging history researcher Zheng Weiyong at the Memorial Hall to … Continue reading Doolittle’s 1942 raid on Tokyo remembered in China

Report: China produced more billionaires than any other country did

BY XINHUA   China produced the most billionaires last year (55) and along with India it had three-quarters of the world’s newly minted dollar billionaires, a report released Friday by Switzerland’s UBS bank and international services network PwC showed. The United States, which followed China, produced 53 billionaires in 2017, said the report. Globally there are 2,158 billionaires worth a combined $8.9 trillion. “In a … Continue reading Report: China produced more billionaires than any other country did

Inter Milan’s 26-year-old new president from China

BY DONG QIU DI   Italian Serie A side Inter Milan has appointed Steven Zhang Kangyang (张康阳), the 26-year-old son of China’s home appliance giant founder & owner Zhang Jindong, as the new President, replacing Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir. Kangyang, the son of Zhang Jindong – the owner of the Suning Holdings Group, Inter’s majority stakeholders – has been overseeing the day-to-day running of the … Continue reading Inter Milan’s 26-year-old new president from China

Who is Hua Chunying? The spokeswoman who suggests Trump get a Huawei

BY SILVI WRITER   “If they are really very worried about Apple phones being bugged, then they can change to using Huawei.” Hua Chunying (华春莹), spokeswoman of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made headlines on Chinese and international medias on Thursday, by jokingly suggest US President Donald Trump swap iPhone for Huawei amid bugging claim. The New York Times reported on October 24 that Chinese and … Continue reading Who is Hua Chunying? The spokeswoman who suggests Trump get a Huawei

China’s cuddly ambassadors

BY SILVI WRITER   China and Japan are expected to reach a broad agreement on panda leasing during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Beijing this week, bilateral sources close to the matter said. The agreement would come amid a marked improvement in Sino-Japanese relations. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing and enactment of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between … Continue reading China’s cuddly ambassadors

China, Japan to boost infrastructure collaboration, but Abe is UNLIKELY to ‘endorse’ Belt & Road

BY WANG XIAOZHU   China and Japan are set to hammer out details on collaboration on infrastructure projects in third countries, in a bid to avoid excessive competition and benefit enterprises from both countries, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Beijing on Thursday for a historical visit. But despite of encouraging Japanese business to cooperate with Chinese counterparts, it’s unlikely Abe will formally “endorse” … Continue reading China, Japan to boost infrastructure collaboration, but Abe is UNLIKELY to ‘endorse’ Belt & Road