China’s Double Eleven: not just Singles, Alibaba is celebrating too

China’s Double Eleven: not just Singles, Alibaba is celebrating too

In China, November 11th is the “Singles’ Day”. According to the fact that numbers have always played a significant role in Chinese culture, the date…

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President Xi’s British tour and China’s nuclear industry

President Xi’s British tour and China’s nuclear industry

For the first time in the last ten years, this week a Chinese President paid an official visit to the U.K. There has been high…

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China’s deadliest habit

China’s deadliest habit

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are more than 300 million smokers in China, nearly one-third of the world’s total. A new study…

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Tu Youyou: the first Chinese to win a Nobel Prize in Science

Tu Youyou: the first Chinese to win a Nobel Prize in Science

After the much acclaimed Mo Yan, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 2012, the name of Tu Youyou is going to be echoing…

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To panic or not to panic. Is this a bubble?

To panic or not to panic. Is this a bubble?

The Greek debt talks and the question of will they, won’t they leave the euro, have been standing out on the front pages of newspapers…

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Grexit: perspectives from Beijing

Grexit: perspectives from Beijing

Chinese premier Li Keqiang flew to Europe this week to take part in the 17th bilateral summit between the European Union and China, as well…

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Women hold up an half of the sky? Not when it comes to the housing market

Women hold up an half of the sky? Not when it comes to the housing market

“Women hold up half of the sky”: this slogan stood out on propaganda posters in the 1950s showing a man and a woman working side…

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Beijing’s Blue Sky: Dream or Reality?

Beijing’s Blue Sky: Dream or Reality?

“How is your sky so blue, Beijing?” this is what a friend who lives in the capital posted on a popular social network a few…

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Do they eat dogs in China? Not really

Do they eat dogs in China? Not really

In the Northern hemisphere, June 21 is the longest day of the year. The summer solstice has always had a key importance since ancient times…

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Unstoppable Chinese smokers? Beijing should consider pushing e-cigarettes industry

Unstoppable Chinese smokers? Beijing should consider pushing e-cigarettes industry

Beijing leaders announced the introduction of a new smoke-free ordinance to be enforced in the capital in the coming weeks. Smoking in all indoor places…

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Beijing and Moscow: Best Frenemies Forever?

Beijing and Moscow: Best Frenemies Forever?

On the eve of the commemoration of the Nazi German defeat, Xi Jinping flew to Moscow to attend the victory parade marking the 70th anniversary…

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A Chinese pianist among Expo Ambassadors: Lang Lang Italian tour

A Chinese pianist among Expo Ambassadors: Lang Lang Italian tour

A few days ago, on May 4, the world-wide famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang was in Florence, where he exhibited within the manifestation Florence Musical…

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Cross-strait relations: Xi Jinping meets KMT Eric Chu in Beijing

Cross-strait relations: Xi Jinping meets KMT Eric Chu in Beijing

A historic meeting took place on May 4 in Beijing, where, in the Great Hall of People, Xi Jinping held talks with Eric Chu. The…

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Xi visits China’s iron brother: the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Xi visits China’s iron brother: the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

On April 20 and 21 Chinese President Xi Jinping paid its first visit to Islamabad since he took leadership in 2013. The long-awaited visit to…

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China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: supporters and absentees

China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: supporters and absentees

From Brazil to New Zealand, from South Korea to Switzerland, countries from the five continents are expressing interest in joining the China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment…

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