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China moves faster in smart city construction: report

China moves faster in smart city construction: report

By Bai Yang from People’s Daily China’s Wuxi, Yinchuan and Hangzhou have emerged in a global smart city performance ranking in 2017, with Wuxi ranking the 17th on the list, according to a recent study by a UK-based market researcher Juniper Research. The index ranks the top 20 global smart cities by looking at the […]

2018 World Journalist Forum and a Harmonious Korean Peninsula

2018 World Journalist Forum and a Harmonious Korean Peninsula

In light of recent advancements in international relations with North Korea, the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) hosted its annual World Journalists Conference from March 4th to 11th, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea, with the main theme revolving around the “Role of Journalists for Nuclear Disarmament of the Korean Peninsula”. Across the span of 8 […]

China kicks off annual political season to discuss new missions

China kicks off annual political season to discuss new missions

China’s annual political season is underway with the commencement of the “two sessions” as the first session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) convened on last Saturday, and the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) which begins on Monday. The annual sessions of the top […]

Long March rocket ready for first sea launch

Long March rocket ready for first sea launch

China is planning its first sea launch of satellites by the Long March-11 rocket in 2018. The rock-et, a solid propellant carrier developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), succeeded in lifting six small satellites into orbit in January. For missions with a low inclination orbit, a sea launch near the equator would […]

China’s progress in advanced infrastructure over 100 times faster than US

China’s progress in advanced infrastructure over 100 times faster than US

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk last week praised the high efficiency of Chinese infrastructure construction, dubbing the nation 100 times faster than the US. “China’s progress in advanced infrastructure is more than 100 times faster than the US,” Musk wrote on his personal Twitter account, attaching a news report depicting how some 1,500 Chinese […]

First China International Import Expo attracts global exhibitors

First China International Import Expo attracts global exhibitors

The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) is scheduled to open on November 5 in Shanghai and last for six days. A total of 165 countries and regions have so far designated 197 departments to coordinate the participation of their enterprises in the expo, the People’s Daily has learned. The CIIE, which is appealing to […]

Obscure and Unknown Asia

Obscure and Unknown Asia

Ever think you’ve known all there is to know about a country? Well, think twice, because you will find on the following pages religious, spiritual, and cultural practices in Asia that, for the most part, have not been well-known around the world. These rituals take diverse shape—speaking for the lives and values of people groups […]

Spring Festival holiday picks up new ways of spending

Spring Festival holiday picks up new ways of spending

(People’s Daily Online) The week-long Spring Festival holiday finished on Wednesday. The holiday not only has become a time for family gatherings and cultural activities, but also a boom time for businesses across the globe. According to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce, during the Spring Festival holiday, catering enterprises experienced year-on-year growth of […]

Ratio of female deputies in China’s top legislature hits record high

Ratio of female deputies in China’s top legislature hits record high

By Sun Wenyu  (People’s Daily Online) The ratio of female deputies in China’s new top legislature reached a record high of 24.9%. 742 of the newly elected 2,980 deputies for the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) are women, 43 more from the 12th NPC. Compared with the 12th NPC, 23 of the 35 electoral units saw […]

“We Cannot All Succeed When Half of Us Are Held Back”: The F-word and the Struggle of the Female Emancipation

“We Cannot All Succeed When Half of Us Are Held Back”: The F-word and the Struggle of the Female Emancipation

The Republic of Gilead is the authoritarian, theocratic regime that takes over the United States in The Handmaid’s Tale, a Hulu original series based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel. The TV series portrays a world overrun by misogyny and radical Christianity. The residents believe in their patriarchal society, which involves the oppression of women by […]

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