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Seoul’s ‘international taxis’ running on empty

Seoul’s ‘international taxis’ running on empty

“International taxies” dedicated to overseas tourists are wasting time and millions of won in taxes because each cab in the Seoul city business is moving fewer than one customer a day, according to reports. The city has invested 580 million won ($514,000) a year in operating 366 international taxies, half private and half corporate, since […]

Metro train decorated with animation drawings

Metro train decorated with animation drawings

Animation drawings are seen on a metro train in Hangzhou, the capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, April 27, 2017. To celebrate the ongoing China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou, a metro train consisting of six cars are decorated with animation drawings.  

China’s first aircraft carrier Type 001A hits the water

China’s first aircraft carrier Type 001A hits the water

China’s first domestically constructed aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, hit the water on Wednesday morning, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported. CPC Central Committee Political Bureau Member and Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Fan Changlong, attended the ship launching ceremony and delivered a speech. Water flowed into the shipbuilding dry-dock on Sunday to bring […]

Fate of a fishmonger

Fate of a fishmonger

Let’s introduce Ms. Yi (not her real name), one of many North Korean entrepreneurs and one of the pioneers of the country’s private economy. Ms. Yi and her husband began their operations in the late 1980s, soon after their marriage. Private enterprises began to pop up at the time despite the anti-capitalist founding father of […]

Seven countries to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services

Seven countries to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services

Railway authorities of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia, have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services, according to China Railway Corporation. The agreement serves the Belt and Road Initiative, expands the market share of rail freight between Asia and Europe and drives economic development and trade cooperation for […]

North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific, Reuters reported. “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” the Rodong […]

Chinese woman lives to 119

Chinese woman lives to 119

Luo Miechang, a woman from Du’an County in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has lived for an amazing 119 years. Born in 1898, the centenarian gave birth to nine children, eight of who are still alive today. There are now more than 150 people and five generations in her family. Indulging her love for […]

Online writers find path to become millionaires

Online writers find path to become millionaires

Online writer Tangjiasanshao, or Zhang Wei, took the crown again on the latest income ranking list of Chinese online writers. Receiving 122 million yuan ($18 million) in royalties, the writer comes in at first place for the fourth time. Born in 1981, Zhang once worked for a small IT company after graduating from HebeiUniversity. He […]

Mongolian food becomes 9th major Chinese cuisine

Mongolian food becomes 9th major Chinese cuisine

The Association of Cuisine and Catering Industry (ACCI) of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region officially announced on April 16 that Mongolian food will become the ninth major cuisine of China. Located in northern China, Inner Mongolia has a broad and historical food culture. Experts believe that Mongolian dishes conform well to the modern culinary emphasis […]

China-made C919 passenger jet to take off soon

China-made C919 passenger jet to take off soon

The C919, the first large passenger aircraft designed and built by China passed the last expert assessment on April 18, its manufacturer announced. The aircraft was given the go-ahead to begin a series of high-speed taxiing tests, the last step before its maiden flight. The process usually takes one to two months. According to Shanghai-based […]

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