China’s Top Ten news stories in 2018: not just Trade War

BY THE EDITOR 2018 is more eventful than many other years in China’s modern history, hence it’s a lot harder for us to choose the top ten news stories. The trade war between China and the United States, for example, may be the biggest story in the world for many people, but it failed to make the top on our list. We decided to pick … Continue reading China’s Top Ten news stories in 2018: not just Trade War

The most Googled show on Earth in 2018

BY BBC It has love but also hatred, intrigue, revenge, poisoning rivals and even killing babies. The Chinese drama Story of Yanxi Palace is the most Googled TV show of 2018 globally, despite Google being largely blocked in the country. The search engine’s analytics suggested that the top interest in the drama has come from Asian regions like Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Hong Kong, but … Continue reading The most Googled show on Earth in 2018

23-year-old Beijing preschool teacher gets 18-month for Child Abuse

BY SILVI WRITER A Beijing preschool teacher accused of using needles to “discipline” her students was sentenced to 18 months in prison for child abuse on Friday. Liu Ya’nan, a former teacher at the RYB Education New World kindergarten in Beijing, was also given a five-year ban from working a similar job, according to China News Service. Liu, 23, was arrested in December 2017 after … Continue reading 23-year-old Beijing preschool teacher gets 18-month for Child Abuse

Chinese Firms rush to List Overseas, avoid 2019 Headwinds

BY XIE YU, SCMP Vivien Han’s company went public in New York this summer, grabbing headlines in the Chinese media, and was considered another rising star that had successfully tapped the fast-growing Chinese consumer market. Han and her colleagues, however, did not consider the initial public offering (IPO) a success. “We had to cut the fundraising volume two times … market sentiment was not at … Continue reading Chinese Firms rush to List Overseas, avoid 2019 Headwinds

8 killed as knife-wielding hijacker uses bus as ram in Fujian on Christmas Day

BY SILVI WRITER Eight people were killed and 22 others injured after a hijacked bus in eastern China’s Fujian Province crashed into pedestrians on the street Tuesday – Christmas Day – afternoon, Xinhua News Agency reported. The attack occurred at around 3:20pm in the city of Longyan. The 22 injured, including one with serious injuries, have been taken to local hospitals for treatment, according to … Continue reading 8 killed as knife-wielding hijacker uses bus as ram in Fujian on Christmas Day

Anti-Chinese violence spreads to Phnom Penh, casting shadow on China-Cambodia ties

BY SILVI WRITER Violence against Chinese nationals has spread from Cambodia’s coastal city of Sihanoukville to the capital Phnom Penh, casting shadows on the partnership between the two countries, and even to Beijing’s grandiose Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) In Cambodia, safety is becoming a major concern for Chinese nationals, while large numbers of their peer countrymen have moved overseas following the deepening of the … Continue reading Anti-Chinese violence spreads to Phnom Penh, casting shadow on China-Cambodia ties

Aviation Hero, died in crash last week, ‘inspires me to fly around the world’

BY SILVI WRITER The tragic death of Chen Wei, the first Chinese pilot to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine plane, in the United States, is a huge loss to fellow Chinese pilots. But his story is set to inspire more people to fulfill their flying dreams. A small plane headed to Memphis crashed in a northwest Atlanta park Thursday afternoon, killing everyone on board, … Continue reading Aviation Hero, died in crash last week, ‘inspires me to fly around the world’