POLICE ADVISE PROHIBITION OF ONLINE PRO-SUICIDE GROUPS

The recent tragic suicide of two university students in Anhui province has triggered increased concern over the mental health of young people. A police investigation showed that the two young victims made a suicide pact via QQ, a popular instant messaging platform. At the same time, a recent survey revealed that there are many such … Continue reading POLICE ADVISE PROHIBITION OF ONLINE PRO-SUICIDE GROUPS

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

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

Chinese brands rank in 2019 Brand Finance Global 500 report

(Photo/huanqiu.com) Many Chinese brands ranked among the world’s 500 most valuable, according to the Brand Finance Global 500 report released on Jan. 22 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Huanqiu.com reported on Jan. 30. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ranked as the world’s 8th most valuable brand, while Huawei, China’s leading … Continue reading Chinese brands rank in 2019 Brand Finance Global 500 report

Beijing court to hear case on top media watchdog’s gay rule

A Beijing court on Wednesday accepted a case requiring China’s top media regulator to justify the listing of homosexual relations as “abnormal.” The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court accepted the case on Wednesday and is expected to decide within six months, Tang Xiangqian, lawyer of the plaintiff Fan Chunlin, told the Global Times. Fan, … Continue reading Beijing court to hear case on top media watchdog’s gay rule

Online chat hosts responsible for deleting comment under new rule

Starting Sunday, anyone administering group chats, such as WeChat and Sina Weibo, will need to be responsible for managing the group, according to a new national regulation on Internet group chat. The regulation, from the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), states that anyone administering WeChat, QQ and other Internet group chat must “inspect the conduct … Continue reading Online chat hosts responsible for deleting comment under new rule

Mobile payment available at metro stations in Hangzhou

Mobile payment is now available at all metro stations in Hangzhou, eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, making Hangzhou the first city in China to realize full coverage of mobile payment in the public traffic system, China News reported on Dec. 27. Users of Alipay, a mobile payment app, will get a QR code on their smartphones, … Continue reading Mobile payment available at metro stations in Hangzhou

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

China unveils first private commercial medium-sized rocket

China’s first private commercial medium-sized rocket was recently unveiled in Beijing, just five months after U.S. company SpaceX launched its own heavy-lift launch vehicle, Falcon Heavy. The Chinese rocket ZQ-2, powered by liquid methane and liquid oxygen fueled engines, is the most powerful private rocket in terms of operational payload currently under development in China. … Continue reading China unveils first private commercial medium-sized rocket