Quarter of Chinese preschoolers spend more than half hour online each day

More than 23% of Chinese children from 3 to 6 years old spend more than half an hour on the Internet every day, according to a report issued at a forum on children’s cyber security. The report said that these preschoolers are similar to adults in terms of their online habits, enjoying online entertainment, shopping, … Continue reading Quarter of Chinese preschoolers spend more than half hour online each day

One billion people use China’s instant messaging app monthly

WeChat, a popular instant messaging app developed by China’s internet giant Tecent, broke one billion benchmark for the first time in terms of monthly global active users during the 2018 Spring Festival holiday, according to Pony Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive officer of the company on Mar. 5, 2018. A passenger scans a QR … Continue reading One billion people use China’s instant messaging app monthly

Bitcoin rise prompts mining boom

A view of Huaqiangbei in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province Photo: VCG Merchants at Huaqiangbei sell Bitcoin mining machines. Photo: Courtesy of a local merchant Huaqiangbei used to be a struggling electronics marketplace in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province, but it has recently bounced back thanks to the Bitcoin mining business. “The mining machine business … Continue reading Bitcoin rise prompts mining boom

Veteran lawyer brushes off criticism of being a ‘toady,’ ‘fence-sitter’

His supporters praise him for pushing forward China’s legal advancement. His opponents criticize him for being a “fence-sitter” who curries favor with the government. Chen Youxi is probably the country’s most controversial and divisive lawyer. Chen, founder of China’s leading legal firm The Capital Equity Legal Group, has recently found himself in the national spotlight. … Continue reading Veteran lawyer brushes off criticism of being a ‘toady,’ ‘fence-sitter’

Chinese student shares her experiences helping Syrian refugee children

A Syrian refugee child shows off her painting at a charity event in Amman, Jordan. Photo: Courtesy of Fan Yueying A law student at Peking University, I started working to help Syrian refugee children in 2016 by organizing painting exhibitions featuring art from these children and forums on the Syrian refugee crisis in several cities … Continue reading Chinese student shares her experiences helping Syrian refugee children

Thousands May Have Died Due to Bogus Statin Risks, Says Big Pharma Funded Study

Bogus claims about the risk of statins – the group of medicines that are said to fight cholesterol – may have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, researchers have said, after a study found the drugs do not cause the claimed side effects that have deterred many from using them. The research, conducted by … Continue reading Thousands May Have Died Due to Bogus Statin Risks, Says Big Pharma Funded Study

China releases documentary on ‘comfort women’

A documentary about 22 Chinese “comfort women” survivors, titled Twenty Two, was lauded by celebrities and the Chinese public as the film opened on Monday, the International Memorial Day for Comfort Women. According to data from Maoyan, a Chinese online film database, Twenty Two grossed 3.51 million yuan ($524,000) at the box office on Monday … Continue reading China releases documentary on ‘comfort women’

US farmers suffer much from US wrong tariff policy

At-Large Director of the Illinois Soybean Association and soybean grower Austin Rincker shows the soybeans produced on his farm. Photo by Zheng Qi from People’s Daily “The customer just left,” said Kraig Baumann, an American ginseng producer in Wisconsin, after he lost a potential buyer due to the recent tariff policies issued by the US … Continue reading US farmers suffer much from US wrong tariff policy