People downloading the Alipay app Alipay, one of China’s best-known digital payment apps owned by Ant Financial Services Group, the financial affiliate of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, recently rolled out its social networking platform in an ambitious attempt to take on the country’s leading social app, WeChat. However, something went terribly wrong: the platform was … More Alipay’s new feature turned itself into a hookup app: How could Alipay have been this stupid?
“Everyone is moving forward, we can’t stand still,” Ms. Xie from Zhejiang, East China said. Like other “Tiger Mothers” who swear by the “never-lose-at-the-starting-line” theory, stay-at-home mom Ms. Xie spends about 20000RMB each semester on private tutorials and extracurricular classes for her seven-year-old son Chengcheng. The recent years in China have witnessed an incongruous course … More [SOCIETY] Chinese Tiger Mom spends 20000RMB on first-grade’s extracurricular activities
Brexit, Donald Trump elected as US President, fake news running wild on social media… It seems that the year 2016 is destined to be a culmination of decidedly volatile situations. While many observers are deeply concerned that the world is now living under a cloud of post-truth politics, in China, contrastingly, there emerges an oddly … More Why China may become the winner of everything?
Students holding “Thank You” signs in different languages in Zhengzhou, Central China. In recent decades, while western festivals such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas have been widely celebrated among young Chinese; Thanksgiving Day, a festival originated in North America seems to have received the cold shoulder. In contrast, Black Friday unsurprisingly has attracted growing … More [CULTURE] Does China celebrate Thanksgiving?
President-elect Donald Trumps says the US will quit TPP in a video message US President-elect Donald Trump announces on his first day in the White House that the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, a 12-nation trade agreement that his predecessor strived to conclude after 7 years of tough negotiation. “What is … More [POLITICS] How has China reacted to US pulling out of TPP?
“BBC 100 Women“ names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. This year, 4 “powerful women” from China and Hong Kong have been selected in recognition of their remarkable achievements in various fields. From the outspoken feminist campaigner, to the first female football coach that led a men’s team to a domestic … More [INFLUENCE] Meet the 4 Chinese nominated on BBC’s “100 Women” list
China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs recently released statistics that nearly 200 million adults in 2015 were single and unmarried, accounting for 14.6 percent of the total population. The news has made the headlines of many mainstream state-run media, but why? This substantial number heralds the fourth wave of singledom in the country, according to China’s … More [SOCIETY] China now has 200 million singleton population
An immaculate minimialist white background, simple words and high-definition feature photographs of products that seem to stay afloat. The brand that you first associate this image might be Apple, but it can also be something else that you’d never have imagined: a website launched by a cheap and cheerful Chinese snack brand – Weilong spicy … More [MARKETING] Cheap Chinese snack brand spoofs Apple’s design, the people love it
China has fallen in love with Trump’s youngest and most adorable ambassador, his five-year-old granddaughter Arabella Kushner after a video of her reciting Chinese poetry has gone viral on Chinese microblog Sina Weibo. In the video, wearing a festive Chinese traditional qipao and standing in front of the Chinese-New-Year-themed home decorations, Arabella recites 2 well-known … More [SOCIETY] Trump’s Granddaughter is Winning the Hearts of Chinese People
Running relentlessly, sweating furiously, you sprint the last leg of the race. Challenge completed. Repeat. This new challenging sport, marathon running was introduced to China 21 years ago and is taking the nation by storm. With an active population of over 1 million, the number of people that participate in marathons and related events has … More [MARKETING] Marathon Running: China’s rising middle-class trend