Global talent show comes to China

BY CHINA DAILY World’s Got Talent (WGT), a primetime television show aired on Hunan TV since April, brings together acts from the global Got Talent franchises. “It is an extension of the Got Talent brand, which aims to build on the format,” said Jonathan Bullen, WGT flying producer and multi-camera director. The show will be shot in Changsha, Central China’s Hunan province, and come in the form of a 13-part … Continue reading Global talent show comes to China

Gaokao: exam that ‘has changed the lives of tens of millions’ in China

BY XINHUA For 45-year-old Wang Bo, taking the national college entrance exam in 1992 was an unforgettable life-changing opportunity. “Without the exam, I would have been stuck in a small county for my whole life and would never have the chance to study in a big city,” he said. Wang often had nightmares when preparing for the exam. “The fierce competition made me nervous all … Continue reading Gaokao: exam that ‘has changed the lives of tens of millions’ in China

Officials punished over kindergarten ‘gang’ question

BY CHINA DAILY Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been given Party and administrative punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about whether kindergarten children were involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account. According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party chief of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment … Continue reading Officials punished over kindergarten ‘gang’ question

Woman who helped 118 orphans now facing charges

BY CHINA DAILY Known for adopting more than 100 orphans and abandoned children, a once benevolent woman from Wu’an city, North China’s Hebei province, now faces charges for multiple alleged crimes including manipulating children to serve her own purposes. The city court will hold a hearing on May 23, according to Beijing News. Using the pseudonym of Li Lijuan, Li Yanxia claimed she had spent … Continue reading Woman who helped 118 orphans now facing charges

Youngsters in China prefer tea houses to coffee brands

BY CHINA DAILY Youngsters in China prefer tea shops to coffee outlets, despite tea prices going up, according to market research. NPD Group, a research institution focused on consumer insights, has found that freshly brewed tea is the fastest growing category in the beverage sector, followed by coffee, juice and soda. An industry report conducted by Meituan-Dianping and Anchor, a dairy brand under Fonterra, meanwhile … Continue reading Youngsters in China prefer tea houses to coffee brands

Shenzhen to adopt Singapore housing policy and drop Hong Kong model

BY SCMP Shenzhen, one of the most expensive cities in China, is poised to borrow a page from the playbook of Singapore for providing more subsidised homes, ditching the Hong Kong model the Chinese city has followed for more than two decades since private home ownership reforms were rolled out. Shenzhen, known as China’s Silicon Valley, will offer 1 million government-subsidised homes at as low … Continue reading Shenzhen to adopt Singapore housing policy and drop Hong Kong model

2.2m daily entry, exit trips expected for May Day holiday

BY XINHUA The upcoming May Day holiday is expected to see an average of 2.2 million inbound and outbound trips made by Chinese and foreign tourists per day, up 5.9 percent year on year, according to the National Immigration Administration (NIA) Friday. This year’s holiday, from May 1 to 4, is a day longer than previous years and suitable for outbound long-distance trips, said the … Continue reading 2.2m daily entry, exit trips expected for May Day holiday