Chinese boy band Nine Percent’s lack of unity, falling far behind K-pop bands

BY GLOBAL TIMES During Saturday’s final episode of the second season of Chinese streaming platform iQiyi’s reality show Qing Chun You Ni, nine finalists were chosen by fan vote to become China’s newest boy band, UNINE. “UNINE suggests that the nine members will be unified and progress together through producing their own music pieces and building up their stage fame step by step,” explained Chinese pop … Continue reading Chinese boy band Nine Percent’s lack of unity, falling far behind K-pop bands

Qingming Festival: A poetic remembrance

BY CHINA DAILY The Qingming Festival (清明节), or Tomb-Sweeping Day, is an important festival in China when people offer sacrifices to their ancestors. It falls on April 5 this year. In ancient times, the festival prompted poets to compose about their grief regarding the lingering cold in spring and emotional moments while mourning the deceased. Here are some famous lines from poems in the Tang and … Continue reading Qingming Festival: A poetic remembrance

Marriage rate dips to fresh low in China

BY SILVI WRITER Fewer Chinese are getting married but more are getting divorced, while experts predict the country’s marriage rate to “decrease further”. The marriage rate nationwide dipped to 7.2 newly wedded couples per 1,000 people last year, dropping for the fifth consecutive year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as China Daily reported this week. The rate … Continue reading Marriage rate dips to fresh low in China

First batch of ‘crayfish’ students to graduate to prepare China’s national dish

BY SILVI WRITER Great news for China’s foodies. The first batch of students majoring in “crayfish studies” at a vocational college have secured employment before their graduation, Gong Dingrong, deputy of the National People’s Congress and mayor of Qianjiang, Central China’s Hubei Province, told the Beijing Youth Daily on Sunday. The two-year crayfish studies major was established in 2017, offering three courses of crayfish marketing, … Continue reading First batch of ‘crayfish’ students to graduate to prepare China’s national dish

Over 360 cultural relics to return China from US

BY CHINA DAILY 361 Chinese cultural relics lost to the United States will return to their home country. The National Cultural Heritage Administration and the FBI signed agreement for repatriation of the cultural relics on Thursday (local time) in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is the third and so far the biggest-scale return of lost cultural relics from the United States to China since 2009, when the … Continue reading Over 360 cultural relics to return China from US

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

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