“Migrant workers”, all “Nongmingong” (农民工) in Chinese, are people who migrated from rural areas to cities in China. The population of these migrant workers estimated at 277 million, make up half of China’s urban workforce and account for half of the country’s fast-growing GDP, yet remained marginalised and subject to a range of social problems, … More These photo stories of China’s migrant workers will touch your heart
The latest “Fintech 100” rankings published by Fintech venture capital firm H2 Ventures and accountancy giant KPMG announced that China now tops the global rankings, with five of the top 10 fintech innovators from the country. In the first quarter of this year, fintech companies in China attracted $2.4 billion from venture capital firms in … More 5 Chinese fintech leaders you need to know
The course of Chinese history abounds in the rise and fall of dynasties, to which the ancient capital cities have borne testimony with considerable cultural heritage. There are ten cities of note in China that won the title of “the Great Capital City of Ancient China” certified by historians, archaeologists and topologists in recognition of … More What are the top 10 great capital cities in ancient China?
Today is the last day for the national civil service exam registration in China. People’s Daily People.com.cn reports that this year, while the Chinese government has planned a new intake of 2,7000 people through the civil service exam, statistics showed that a record number of more than 1.02 million people registered to take the exam … More Why have over 7000 people applied to work for the government in China?
Last Saturday, the most-loved Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin and Chinese-British novelist Guo Xiaolu together brought a stimulating dialogue, on the past and present of Chinese science fiction. As a marginal literature genre in China, science fiction has gained increasing prominence from home and abroad in the recent years, especially with Liu Cixin’s internationally celebrated … More [CULTURE] Chinese Science Fiction: Where does it come from? Where is it going?
I’ll always have a love-hate relationship with the UK. Now coming back to China after a year of studying in the UK, I realised that I have “post-study-abroad syndrome”! Breakfast in China is varied and affordable, you can choose from Chinese soya milk, youtiao (deep-fried dough sticks), rice noodle rolls, Chinese buns, meat floss, congee; … More A Chinese student recounts her love-hate relationship with the UK
A lesson in an old-style private schools in China In China, about 2000 old-style private schools are inculcating over 10,000 students with Chinese classics education, which recently invited opposing views from some experts and triggered a heated debate. Advocator of the old-style classic education, Wang Caigui Wang Caigui, head of Wenli School in Wenzhou, Zhejiang … More The rise of classics reciting private schools in China: an education utopia or dystopia?
Flaubert’s Parrot, by Julian Barns, Vintage Books, 2009, 190pp. Words do not only mirror the truth; they can also fashion its own truth, and in turn distorts the established truth. This is what Julian Barns tries to rationalize in his novel Flaubert’s Parrot, a trailblazing subversion of our empirical perception of the relationship between artistic … More Flaubert’s Parrot: A quest of the elusive truth
** It is the last scene from the movie “Dancer in the Dark”. I have made some modification in this essay based on the original story. “It’s time, Selma.” Her thin hands drooped down through the bars, like two withered willows, awaiting the looming dire future which seemed to assert itself as the cracking sound … More The Last Minute of Selma