Benz is in trouble in China after brouhaha

BY CHINA DAILY The market regulatory authority in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, has urged a local Mercedes-Benz dealer to give a customer a refund after she claimed the new car’s engine was defective on the day she bought it. The woman, who had signed a contract with the dealer Xi’an Lizhixing Co on Feb 25 to buy an imported Mercedes-Benz CLS300 vehicle through installment payments, claimed … Continue reading Benz is in trouble in China after brouhaha

Local rail industry needs a boost as Malaysia, China to sign ECRL agreement

BY THE STAR, MALAYSIA It looks like the East Coast Rail Link project will be given the go-ahead after some adjustments to the pricing and scopes of work. To recap, the ECRL project was pushed at such a lightning speed that the agreements were not analysed in detail to check if the project truly benefits the country, its people and the local rail industry. During the … Continue reading Local rail industry needs a boost as Malaysia, China to sign ECRL agreement

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

Abusive work schedules in tech industry under fire

BY CHINA DAILY Activists are calling for more supervision over labor exploitation in an online crusade spearheaded by software developers against the so-called 996 work schedule, which is widely practiced in China’s tech industry. The rules-which require employees to work from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week without overtime pay-came under fire after a programmer created 996.ICU, a page on code-sharing platform … Continue reading Abusive work schedules in tech industry under fire

China launches app to teach schoolkids Xi Jinping Thought and socialist theory

BY SILVI WRITER China has launched an online platform for schoolkids to learn new socialist thought and Chinese classics “as part of a campaign to consolidate their belief in the Party and inspire them to be reliable socialist successors”. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Chinese Young Pioneers National Working Committee co-launched the campaign in January to allow students to better understand socialism in the new era … Continue reading China launches app to teach schoolkids Xi Jinping Thought and socialist theory

China’s doctors perform different types of 5G-based remote surgeries

BY SILVI WRITER Surgeons in China have been using 5G internet to do surgeries from far away, demonstrating how much the new generation networks could benefit other industries. In medicine, it could help bring top-level healthcare to people in remote areas, or to critical patients that can’t be shifted. 5G has much less latency than 4G, making it not only easier to keep pace with remotely manipulated instruments, but … Continue reading China’s doctors perform different types of 5G-based remote surgeries

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