Those notable, stunning bridges in China

BY SILVI WRITER   Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge at an opening ceremony in the city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, on Tuesday morning. The 55-kilometer bridge-island-tunnel complex, the first sea span across the Pearl River Estuary linking its west and east banks, becomes the premier sea-crossing in the world. The mega cross-boundary complex officially opens to traffic at … Continue reading Those notable, stunning bridges in China

Will China use the world’s largest seaplane for military purpose?

BY SILVI WRITER   The AG 600, the China-made world’s largest amphibious plane, will mainly be tasked with performing maritime search, rescue operations and firefighting activities, China’s central media reported. Forecast says that the market will need about 280 AG600s in the coming decade, China Daily reported. International media have earlier said that the Boeing-737 sized jumble seaplane “could be used to advance the country’s … Continue reading Will China use the world’s largest seaplane for military purpose?

‘Double 11’ set to become a global online shopping festival

BY SILVI WRITER   China’s “Double 11”, named after November 11, is set to attract more foreign consumers, as the online shopping festival “invented” by Alibaba has risen from obscurity the world’s biggest online extravaganza in less than ten years of time, the Global Times reported on Sunday. This year, there will be rising participation by overseas merchants and consumers to mark the event’s 10th anniversary, … Continue reading ‘Double 11’ set to become a global online shopping festival

China-built world’s largest amphibious plane to ‘support’ marine monitoring, safety patrol

BY SILVI WRITER   The world’s large amphibious aircraft AG600, developed by China, completed its first water takeoff and landing in central Chinese province of Hubei on Saturday morning. The AG600, code-named Kunlong, completed its maiden flight in December 2017. A large-scale special-purpose civil aircraft, the Boeing 737-sided AG600 was designed to assist with forest firefighting and water rescues, is the third member of China’s … Continue reading China-built world’s largest amphibious plane to ‘support’ marine monitoring, safety patrol

Over 90% of China’s seniors enjoy shopping with smartphone

BY PEOPLE’S DAILY   Online shopping has become the new favorite for China’s elder generation, with 92 percent preferring to shop online with their smartphone. Chinese seniors favor intelligent products, cosmetics, clothes, and health products, Beijing Morning Post reported recently. The number of elderly consumers on online shopping sites Taobao and Tmall has increased 1.6 times over the last three years, according to a data report on … Continue reading Over 90% of China’s seniors enjoy shopping with smartphone

Do you know “Add Oil”? And other Chinese buzzwords in Oxford English Dictionary?

BY PEOPLE’S DAILY   “Add oil”, a popular Chinese phrase commonly used to express encouragement, incitement, or support, has reportedly been included in the latest version of the Oxford English Dictionary. The phrase, 加油 (jia you) in Chinese, literally means inject petrol to an engine. Chinese often speak it loudly in games and competitions to encourage participants. The Oxford dictionary entry identifies “add oil” as … Continue reading Do you know “Add Oil”? And other Chinese buzzwords in Oxford English Dictionary?

“Artificial moon” to light up Chengdu? Is it going to happen?

BY SILVI WRITER   Southwestern China’s city of Chengdu plans to launch its illumination satellite, also known as the “artificial moon”, in 2020, to “complement the moon at night”. The brightness of the “artificial moon” is eight times that of the real moon, and will be bright enough to replace street lights, said Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research … Continue reading “Artificial moon” to light up Chengdu? Is it going to happen?