Raymond Zhou

Hip is a ‘smart’ start

There’s no one authority who can proclaim what’s hip. Whatever is hip, the poor man’s version veers towards the campy. Yet it carries the seeds of commercial success and hints at the iceberg hidden under the water. When the uncool try too hard to play...

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Interest in TCM growing globally

In the balance: Traditional Chinese medicine is facing an awkward situation at home while gaining in popularity abroad. Liu Qinli / For China Daily While some Chinese scholars propose abolishing traditional Chinese medicine, foreign pharmaceutical institutions and industries are pursuing them. More than 100 countries...

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Continuing drought in SW China

Villagers fetch water from a shrinking pond in Duomaga village, Xundian county, Yunnan province, on March 26. Continuing drought has affected more than 8.7 million people in the province, damaging 834,000 hectares of crops and causing direct economic losses of more than $981 million. [Photo/Xinhua]...

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China, Japan and S.Korea begin FTA talks

China, Japan and South Korea started Tuesday the first round of negotiations on sealing a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) to boost their economies and allow free trade among the three major economies in Asia. Representatives from the three countries met in Seoul to discuss...

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Pyongyang says it’s ready for combat

   Photo provided by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25, 2013 shows Kim Jong Un (C), top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), inspecting People’s Army Unit 1501. (Xinhua/KCNA) North Korea repeated threats to target US military bases on Tuesday...

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Foreigners peeing in public in Shanghai

You’ve probably seen kids peeing and pooping in the streets of China, but have you seen a group of foreigners peeing in public? (Shanghai Daily) Shanghai police said they are investigating reports of six foreign tourists drunkenly urinating on a low barrier on an elevated...


Monkey experiment in Hubei

The monkey breed center for medical experiment locates in Hubei province in central China. Because the monkeys’ genes are more similar to humans than any other animals, they are the best substitute for humans in medical experiments. How many monkeys die in the center each...

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Chinese Ancient Windows


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Li focuses on consumption

$10 trillion boost for imports as premier guarantees fairness Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday that China is likely to import as much as $10 trillion worth of commodities and services in the next five years to boost domestic consumption. Li renewed the nation’s pledge...

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China pledges to boost ties with Tanzania

President Xi Jinping, accompanied by Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, greets a welcoming crowd on his arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. Khalfan Said /AP   China and Tanzania have pledged to boost cooperation in several areas, including agriculture,...