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Mission possible

While most people slow down in their 70s, Jiang Shumei has published her first book – a biography. Sun Ye finds out more about her incredible life. Jiang Shumei was illiterate for much of her life. She only started learning to write Chinese characters at...

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Root diggers

Newly retrieved lotus roots are stacked on the river bed. Photo: CFP Acquiring lotus roots, which Chinese people see as a delicacy, is a laborious process. Hidden in the mud under freshwater rivers and lakes, there is no other means of digging them out except...

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Japan’s politics hinder own ‘normalization’

By Wang Yiwei Illustration: Liu Rui/GT It’s often said that we should take a rational attitude toward Japan’s efforts at “normalization” and its throwing off the shackles of the postwar order. Now that almost seven decades have passed since the end of WWII, Japan is...

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China to the rescue

WHEN the president of China, Xi Jinping, comes to Paris in late March he will formally endorse a new deal that was agreed on February 18th under which China’s Dongfeng becomes an equal shareholder in PSA Peugeot Citroën, the leading carmaker in France, alongside the...

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Cultural barriers

By Liang Chen Wang Cho-chung, editor-in-chief of Taiwan newspaper Want Daily, could barely contain his anger when he pointed out there may be forces in Taiwan obstructing free media exchanges across the Taiwan Straits. Recently, bilateral cooperation between Want Daily and San Jin Metropolitan Daily,...

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Portrait of a painter

Liu Yang. Photo: Courtesy of Liu Yang Weathered, thin and small of stature with a dark face and hair reaching down to his neck, physically speaking there is nothing that sets Liu Yang apart from other veteran artisans. However, his gift at painting portraits of...

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‘Rare progress’ in cross-Straits ties

By Wu Wei in Nanjing and Zhang Yiwei in Beijing Wang Yu-chi, head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, bows during his visit to the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on Wednesday. Photo: IC Wang Yu-chi, chief of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Wednesday...

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Lessons from “worker shortage”

The shortage of migrant workers in the manufacturing industry in East China indicates a big change ofChina’s employment structure and the fast-changing comparative advantages for laborers between big and small cities. Many manufacturing enterprises inEast Chinaworry they cannot employ enough migrant workers after the Spring...

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China dismisses ADIZ reports, optimistic about South China Sea situation

By Agencies China on Saturday dismissed allegations by some Japanese reports that it is to set up an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea and expressed optimism over regional situation. “In a general view, the Chinese side has yet to feel...

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Asia 2014 different from Europe 1914, says Chinese official in Munich

By Agencies Fu Ying (C), Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, attends a meeting session of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 1, 2014. Addressing Munich Security Conference Saturday, Fu Ying said that the situation in Asia...

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