China’s Saxophone Village Looks to the Future

This Monday marked the 203rd birthday of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. The Belgian could never have imagined that over a hundred years after his death his invention would become the lifeblood of a small Chinese village. For more than a decade, Sidangkouzhong Village, in north China’s Tianjin Municipality, has been thriving thanks […]

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China: A New Era to Dawn

China has sent a clear signal that it will put quality and efficiency of growth first as it enters a new development era. Since the reform and opening up, the Chinese economy has expanded much faster than the rest of the world, partly due to China’s three-step development strategy aiming to quadruple the 1980 gross […]

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China’s AT200 Cargo Drone Maiden Flight

China’s heaviest cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) completed its maiden flight in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province Thursday. The AT200 drone, jointly developed by several research institutes and companies, made a successful 26-minute maiden flight, according the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics. With a maximum take-off weight of around 3.4 tonnes and a payload of 1.5 tonnes, […]

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China Top Destination of Latin American Exports

China will become the leading destination for exports from Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, with growth of 23 percent this year, according to a new report by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). ECLAC’s executive secretary, Alicia Barcena, unveiled the annual report on the region’s trade on Monday […]

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Criminal Penalty for Disrespect to National Anthem

China’s top legislature is considering to amend the country’s Criminal Law to include criminal penalties for disrespect to national anthem. A draft amendment was submitted for the lawmakers’ deliberation at the bi-monthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. Violators in this regard may face punishments of up to three years of imprisonment, […]

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Chinese Firefighting Prevention

China’s Ministry of Public Security has issued a guideline to make firefighting more methodical. According to the guideline on “smart firefighting,” new surveillance systems will connect more buildings and improve functions like automatic fire alarms, inspections and supervision. The new remote surveillance systems will be able to recognize images like fire and smoke, and make […]

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Smartphone Battle Heats up in China

Apple’s sales in the Chinese smartphone market jumped 40 percent year on year in the third quarter, ending six consecutive quarters of decline in the world’s biggest smartphone market, according to researcher Canalys. However, Apple’s rebound may be short lived as competition heats up. China’s smartphone sales totaled 119 million units in the third quarter, […]

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Beijing’s First Bicycle Expressway

Beijing is planning to build its first bicycle expressway to facilitate the link between large apartment complexes. Construction of the closed bicycle speed-way, a trial project that would link Tiantongyuan, in Changping district, and Zhongguancun, the so-called Silicon Valley of Beijing, in Haidian, will start next year, said Gan Feng, a deputy director with Beijing’s […]

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