Why is TikTok a challenge to Instagram, Snapchat?

BY GLOBAL TIMES The explosive growth of Chinese short video platform TikTok is posing a rising challenge to established foreign social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat, the latest download trends showed. The Chinese niche product is set to secure a leading position in the global market soon, thanks to its increasing popularity among young users. TikTok has caught up with Facebook’s Instagram in Apple … Continue reading Why is TikTok a challenge to Instagram, Snapchat?

China to renovate almost all toilets in rural areas

BY SILVI WRITER China will press ahead with a “toilet revolution” in rural areas to provide standard and regulated facilities and improve rural residents’ living quality. A total of 375,000 toilets will be renovated in 2019 in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing, according to the local authority, Xinhua News Agency reported. Polluted water in the countryside will be properly treated, and agricultural waste will be … Continue reading China to renovate almost all toilets in rural areas

China called ties between Belgrade and Pristina, of Kosovo, ‘Bilateral’

BY WANG XIAOZHU China’s UN envoy on Thursday urged Belgrade and Pristina, capital of Kosovo, to stay committed to promoting the normalization of bilateral relations through dialogue and consultation after the two sides halted negotiations last December. China, which doesn’t recognise Kosovo’s independence, has never described the relationship between Belgrade and Pristina a “bilateral” one. Chinese Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu said China … Continue reading China called ties between Belgrade and Pristina, of Kosovo, ‘Bilateral’

Domestic God of the inner sanctum

By PAULINE D LOH | China Daily He is known as Zao Jun, the Kitchen God, a fair-faced celestial who spends only a few days in the heavenly court of the Jade Emperor. For most of the year, he presides over the heart and hearth of earthly households, guarding the livestock, the servants, and most of all, the cooking stoves. He is privy to the … Continue reading Domestic God of the inner sanctum

2 minutes loving on the platform

BY XINHUA As the G402 high-speed train pulls into Xinxiang East station in central China’s Henan Province, Li Xiang, who’s been waiting on the platform, trots down to coach No.13 with a lunch-box. Li works at the railway station. His wife, Zou Xiaojuan, is on the train at the moment. She is not a passenger but in charge of catering services on board. During this … Continue reading 2 minutes loving on the platform

Notable Chinese people born in the Year of the Pig

BY THE EDITOR As we are formally into the Year of the Pig, our editors have selected some notable Chinese people who has, or had, the lovely animal as their zodiac. Below is our list. Enjoy, and we wish you a prosperous Year of the Pig ahead! Fu Yuanhui / 傅园慧 Jan 7, 1996 Swimmer / Olympian medalist Fu won a bronze medal at the … Continue reading Notable Chinese people born in the Year of the Pig

Don’t do hair-cut! Things you may not know about Chinese New Year

BY SILVI WRITER It’s a day to fight off the demon, using firecrackers According to a Chinese legend, there was a demon named Nian (年). It would come about every New Year’s Eve. Most people would hide in their homes. But one boy was brave enough to fight him off using firecrackers. The next day, people celebrated their survival by setting off even more firecrackers. It’s … Continue reading Don’t do hair-cut! Things you may not know about Chinese New Year