ring the war period and in serving the people in peacetime, with indiffe rence to fame and wealth, Zhang told Xinhua News Agency. He said he has been fulfil ling the oath that he had sworn when joining the Party, and that he doesn’t deserve special recognition for his achievements, since what he did was negligible compared with those who sacrificed their lives in the war. His left leg was amputated seven years ago because of an illness, but Zhang stood up again on his prosthesis. He said he doesn’t want to be a burden for others, and wants his children to work wholehe artedlyRead More →

The man who stabbed and killed two 10-year-old students in Shanghai was senten ced to death by the Shanghai No 1 Intermediate People’s Court on Thursday. On the morning of June 28, 2018, Huang Yichuan, a native of Shaoyan g city, Hunan province, killed two boys near the gate of the Shanghai World Foreign Lan guage Primary School on Pubei Road in Xuhui district, Shanghai. He also injured another boy and a woman. The court, which had heard the case on Dec 6, said on Thursday that Hua ng, who was then 29, committed the crime as he was frustrated by problems at work. HeRead More →

ssage to the students who attended the school reunion, saying, “Do you remember the gathering two years ago? I’ll get even with him (Xie Diao)!” Previous reports said Zhou confessed to police after the incident that w hat Xie had said in the gathering made him feel unpleasant in the past two years. On Dec 12, 2018, Zhou went to Beijing for a trip. Two days later in the evening, Xie Diao met Zh ou at a restaurant outside the school. He even took a photo for Zhou and sent it to their high school Wechat group. The surveillance footage from the restaurant recorded everythingRead More →

“Chinese culture is family-based. Everyone wants to have a group of people eating toget her, so eating is more of a collective behavior. People either eat with family members at home or with colle agues and clients at work,” said Cai Yani, who has directed a series of short videos about solo dining. Eating together is considered crucial for family bonding. On a typical Chinese dining table, one rarely finds dishes for indi viduals; instead, there is usually a range of dishes-meat, fish, vegetables and soup-for everyone to share. Restaurants usually boast round tables with a rotatable surface, known as a “lazy Susan” in theRead More →

A growing number of people are eating alone, whether at home or in restaurants, and overturning traditional etiquette. Zhang Yangfei reports. In China, food has always played a major role in promoting social cohesion. Communal eating is not on ly familybased and deeply rooted in the nation’s cultural heritage, but is also regarded as an indicator of society’s health and stability. Given that background, it is little wonder that eating alone, publicly or privately, has long been considered taboo. However, in recent years things have started to change as a r esult of demographic shifts and the growing influence of modern lifestyles. According to aRead More →

aker, said its shipments to Huawei have not been affected by the US ban on the latter’s access to US components, Reuters reported on Thursday. On Monday, the US Department of Commerce issued a 90-day temporary license, effective until Aug 19, allowing “specific limited engagement in tra nsactions involving the export, reexport, and transfer of items” to Huawei. Some analysts said the US moves against Huawei will lead to strong support for the unlisted Chinese firm as Huawei is working hard to offset the fallout of the restrictions. Xiang Ligang, director-general of telecom industry association Information Consu mption Alliance, said TSMC’s commitment to continue shippingRead More →

eral merchandise trade between the two countries has declined by more than 15 percent since September 2018, when the second round of tariffs went into effect. “This has also impacted global value chains in East Asia and other trading partners,” the report said. “We’ve seen the trade tariffs that have been introduced on both sides have already been damaging trade,” said Dawn Holl and, chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Branch in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Holland said the adverse effects of trade tensions on economic growth in China “has been partly offset by some stimulus measures”. According to the report,Read More →

China in 2018 had 202 unicorns valued at a combined total of $744.6 billion, according to a Greatwall Strategy Consultants report. A unicorn is a privately held startup valued at more than $1 billion. Seven of the companies are considered super unicorns – companies valued at more than $10 billion, the report said. They are Ant Financial ($150 billion), Bytedance ($75 billion), Didi Chuxing ($60 bi llion), Kuaishou ($20 billion), JD Digits ($20 billion), Cainiao ($20 billion) and Bitmain ($14.5 billion). China’s unicorns come from 22 industries, with e-commerce, smart logis tics, new entertainment, artificial intelligence, and new energy and smart vehicles the top fiveRead More →

anization sued to block the subpoena issued in April to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Orga nization. Trump’s lawyers accused Democrats of harassing Trump and said the subpoena “has no legitimate legislative purpose.” Trump’s lawyers, in suing in both Washington and New York in attempt to beat back congressiona l subpoenas, said congressional investigations are legitimate only if there is legislation that might result from them. In the New York case, Trump, his business and family have sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One to prevent the fi nancial companies from complying with subpoenas from the House Financial Services Committee and theRead More →

 shows that college students slated to graduate in 2019 have higher expectations of working in these cities, than in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. According to the platform, 44 percent of new graduates this year wish to find their jobs in new fir st-tier cities, while only about 30 percent hope to work in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Yang Zheng, who graduated with a master’s degree from Fudan University in Shanghai in March, said th at he received three offers from companies in the city, but finally chose a high-tech enterprise in neighboring Hangzhou. “I’ve spent about seven years in Shanghai, it’s time toRead More →