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In big cities like Beijing and Shanghai, real estate prices are sky-rocketing, and there are many laws restricting the sales of both new and second-hand property.  As of April 30th, 2010 families living in Beijing are permitted to buy one piece of real estate, according to an article published in Global Times. I would like […]

The China Pavilion at the Shanghai World expo ground, welcomed 300,000 people during the spring festival holidays. The attendance on Saturday and Sunday set a new record as daily peak  recorded 48,000 visitors at Shanghai expo exhibition ground, where people gathered to welcome the new Rabbit year 2011. According to Shanghai daily, the China Pavilion at […]

China can play a positive role in revitalizing southern Sudan after voters there overwhelmingly decided to establish Africa’s newest country, analysts said. The South Sudan Referendum Commission on Monday announced the final results of a Jan 9-15 referendum saying that 98.83 percent of the voters had supported separation. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said his […]

Chinese New Year or the Chinese Lunar New Year is the most important of the “Traditional Chinese holidays”. Despite its winter occurrence, in China it is known as “Spring Festival,” the literal translation of the Chinese name Chūn Jié, owing to the difference between Western and traditional Chinese methods for computing the seasons. The festival begins on the first […]

At 28, Chou Chou is already an internationally recognized film director. Born of the Dong minority ethnic group in Guizhou province, Southwestern China, Chou grew up in a society that holds high values for culture and tradition. These values gave her the zeal to tell the world about the beauty of the Chinese culture, exposing […]

Walking down the street in major Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai, you might get the feeling that you don’t know where you are – foreigners of every nationality can be seen virtually in any part of the city.  One of the trends now is that Beijing is becoming the new New York, and that […]

Li Na became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final with an impressive win over world number one Caroline Wozniacki in Melbourne. The ninth seed survived match point in the second set before coming through a tense decider to win 3-6 7-5 6-3 and set up a final against Kim Clijsters. US […]

China is prevailing in the global race for green jobs in sectors from solar panels to advanced lighting, and appears to be on an unstoppable upward path, an annual report by cleantech research firm Clean Edge said on Wednesday. The Chinese government spent $34.6 billion last year to propel its low-carbon economy, more than any […]

President Hu Jintao was welcomed to the White House on Wednesday with full honors that included a 21-gun salute and red-carpet greeting as he and his US counterpart Barack Obama seek to open a new chapter in Sino-US relations. Hu pulled up to the White House as part of a highly choreographed arrival, complete with […]

A Chinese New Year concert in Vienna will be the prelude to Austria’s “Year of China,” which marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-Austria diplomatic ties, the Chinese embassy in Vienna said Tuesday. The 2011 Chinese New Year Concert in Vienna, organized by the Austrian-Chinese Cultural Exchange Association, will be held on Jan. […]

President Hu Jintao on Monday praised China-US relations, highlighted recent progress in ties and called for both sides to “abandon the zero-sum Cold War mentality” for a better future. “We both stand to gain from a sound China-US relationship, and will lose from confrontation. We should view each other’s development in an objective and sensible […]

China’s economic growth and structural transformation will create tremendous opportunities for American businesses. China has become a profit center for enterprises from the United States. Statistics from the Ministry of Commerce of China indicate that by the end of 2010, US companies had invested $65.22 billion in more than 59,000 projects in China. According to […]

China is spending 1/6th as much as the US on its military and investing twice as much on clean energy technology. While China is already boasting “All aboard!” on a network of sleek passenger trains that zip 200 mph and beyond between major urban centres, the United States is still fussing about where to install […]

Experts hail growing culture of cooperation between China and the US, but warn that closer ties do not rule out possible strains in the relationship. A survey, which was conducted by China Daily and Horizon Research Consultancy Group and took a sample of 1,443 citizens in seven major cities across China, shows how Chinese people […]

The political, economic, and socio-cultural landscape of the world is changing, so too are governments around the globe adjusting to the tides. Both China and UK are global players of significant importance. With the start of a new year, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang concluded a four-day official visit to the United Kingdom, December 12. According to China daily, Vice-Premier […]

A local opera troupe from south China will perform the Wu Opera, one of China’s traditional operas, in Havana on Jan. 29, the National Theater of Cuba said Tuesday. The Wu Opera Troupe of Zhejiang is scheduled to play dances, songs, acrobatics and music with traditional Chinese masks and costumes. The performance will exhibit various […]

For months, the West has been attacking China for tightening control of its rare earth exports. The assault is likely to escalate, as China recently announced it would slash its rare earth export quota by 37 percent for the first half of 2011. China is also introducing more stringent environmental standards for the rare earth […]

The Japanese government has decided to issue multiple-entry visas to individual Chinese tourists, with an aim to encourage visitors with high purchasing power from China to stream into the country. Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara and Japan Tourism Agency chief Hiroshi Mizohata have already started talks to introduce the system so that Japan can take in more money […]

The Chinese government is seeking to narrow the income gap as part of efforts to spur consumer demand and reduce the economy’s reliance on investment for growth. Following the launching of the 12th five year plan by the government in 2010, the  Chongqing province has become the country’s first province to reveal its country’s Gini […]

 China and the United States on Monday agreed to jointly reduce the risk of “miscalculation” between the two powerful armed forces, as they restore military ties frayed by a massive US arms deal to Taiwan a year ago. Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, however, reiterated China’s opposition to US arms sales to Taiwan, an issue which […]

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