ries boasting the concept, which originated in Japan, have sprung up in many cities includi ng Shanghai, Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, and Shenzhen and Guangzhou, both in Guangdong province. Kong Yanling is a big fan of singles-friendly restaurants. The 25-year-old unattached Xi’an res ident remembers passing a Korean-style chicken restaurant a few years ago and deciding to drop in. However, the waitress at the door told her the restaurant only served large, shared platters. Kong took the hint and left. She has also found herself dining with strangers involuntarily when waiters have asked if she minded other people sharing her table. “I don’t mindRead More →

he Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway line linking the Tibet autonomous region to other parts of China, will opera te high-speed trains with a designed running speed of 200 kilometers per hour, thecover.cn reported. China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd, which is designing the line, revealed a draft plan on Wednesday that tra ins on the whole Sichuan-Tibet line will travel with a designated speed of 200 km/h, with some segments limited to 160 km/h. The 1,600-kilometer-long line under construction is designed to start from Chengdu, pass through Ya’an and Kan gding, then enter Tibet via Qamdo and end at Lhasa. The 140-kilometer Chengdu-Ya’anRead More →

hina Eastern Airlines confirmed to news outlet The Paper on Tuesday it has officially lodged claims with Boeing for losses cause d by the 737 MAX’s grounding and late delivery, adding the two companies will stay in communication over the issue. The move makes China Eastern Airlines the first airline in China to ask Boeing for compensation, as the 737 M AX suffered worldwide suspensions after two deadly crashes which took more than 300 lives in six months. Fourteen Boeing 737 MAX jets under China Eastern Airlines have been grounded since March 11. Boeing stressed that it refused to talk about any communications with itsRead More →

tablish a policy framework for applying a fairly low RRR for small and medium- sized banks in a bid to lower financing costs for MSEs. Home prices in 70 major Chinese cities continued to stabilize despite slight increases in April, official data showed Thursday. New home prices in four first-tier cities — Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou — increased 0.6 percent month on month in April, up from the 0.2-percent increase in March, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a statement. New home prices climbed 0.8 percent in 31 second-tier cities, and rose 0.5 percent in 35 third-tier cities. As for resold homes,Read More →

 not to provide disposable daily necessities. But some customers say not providing the items would cause them inconvenience. A latest survey by Ctrip.com shows that more than 80 percent of clients back hotels not providing disposable daily necessities. Beijing’s Yanqing district plans to help more than 20,000 primary and secondary scho ol students master skiing and skating skills over the next three years, a move designed to spur enth usiasm among the district’s residents for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and beyond. Set to run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022, the Winter Olympics will be held in Beijin g and co-host cityRead More →

discussion among Chinese women-and not just at the office. Such discussions can be heard everywhere, from high school classrooms to fitness studios, beauty salons and department stores. But the issue is not just cause for concern in China. Obsessing over body shape has also emerged in Western countries over the past decade. The term “fat talk” was coined by United States anthropologist Mimi Nic hter and her team of researchers in 1994 after they observed the way girls in middle school spoke about their body shapes-unexpectedly revealing that they invariably focused on the negatives. Since then, numerous studies have detailed how pervasive “fat talk” hasRead More →

 Ventures, First Round Capital and Lowercase Capital made a killing in the IPO, some late-stage backers did not fare as well. Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T >, for example, invested in Uber in early 2018 at $48. 77 per share. It also bought shares at a much lower price in a large secondary transaction. To be sure, other IPOs have traded well so far in 2019, including online scrapbook company Pinterest Inc, vegan burger maker Beyond Meat Inc and video-conferencing startup Zoom Video Communications Inc. But these were mu ch smaller startups than Uber that did not execute as many frothy fundraising rounds. Uber ChiefRead More →

omy was more than 20 percent; in the past four decades, it has steadily declined to 15 percent. At the same time, China’s share (in purchasing powe r parity terms) has soared from 5 percent to about 20 percent. While the PPP indicators inflate the pace of progress, the trend lines do herald a coming structural shift in the world economy. China can foster the share of developing nations In the future, the well-being of the advanced economies will de pend on the rising living standards in less-wealthy nati ons. And just as US leadership supported the role of the advanced countries in the 20thRead More →

tain a breakneck pace of economic development, which has brought booming economic prosperity. Unfortunately, it has also brought a deteriorating environment. Seeing heavy smog, for ex ample, many people feel that a worsening environment will destroy the happiness brought by economic growth. Since 2012, the new leadership under President Xi Jinping has put forward a series of ecol ogical ideas. On Sunday, Xi said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition that “green mountains and cle ar waters are indeed mountains of gold and silver, and environmental improvement means great productivity”. This idea, dubbed the theory of two mountains, enjoys immense popular support in China.Read More →

ught about more than 70 years of general peace and rapid development after World War II. We mus t oppose a Cold War mentality and competitive rivalry, which go against the tide. We must firmly pro mote economic globalization, and prompt it to develop in a more inclusive, mutually beneficial, equitable and rat ional direction so as to realize a common prosperity and progress of humanity. Third, we should be disseminators of Chinese civilization. Many pun dits in the contemporary world think that China’s traditional culture contains important an swers to resolving difficult problems of today’s world. A nation’s most profound spir itual pursuits areRead More →