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The deputy director of the People’s Bank of China's (PBOC) payments department has confirmed that China will be launching its own national cryptocurrency soon. (Image: Mikel Davis / Vision Times)

China Is Close to Launching Its Cryptocurrency

It has long been speculated that Beijing was planning to launch a government-backed cryptocurrency. Now, sources have confirmed that it is true. Mu Changchun, deputy director of the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) payments department, recently remarked that the state’s…

China's GDP growth is predicted to go below 6 percent next year. (Image:  Mstyslav Chernov via  flickr  CC BY-SA 3.0)

Chinese Economy Faltering on Weak Exports

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) long-term economic goal for the country has been to double its GDP in the 2010-2020 decade. This is seen as necessary to make China a “modestly prosperous” country. However, Beijing’s trade war with Washington is…

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Chinese Recipe: Water Chestnut Cake

Water chestnut cake is a recipe from China prepared in households during the Chinese New Year. The cake is cut into pieces and pan-fried when served during dim sum; therefore,…

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Social Spies: China Using LinkedIn As Espionage Tool

Propaganda groups supported by the Chinese Communist Party are known to use foreign social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, etc., for disseminating false information, aka fake news. However, very few…

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China Is Close to Launching Its Cryptocurrency

It has long been speculated that Beijing was planning to launch a government-backed cryptocurrency. Now, sources have confirmed that it is true. Mu Changchun, deputy director of the People’s Bank…

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Understand Your Acne Through Face Mapping

Face mapping is a Chinese technique believed to be helpful in determining the health of a person by assessing the condition of their face. When the body is afflicted with…

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Chinese Economy Faltering on Weak Exports

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) long-term economic goal for the country has been to double its GDP in the 2010-2020 decade. This is seen as necessary to make China a…

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Praying to God for Miracles

Can Hongkongers call upon a sincere belief in the heavens? In ancient times, people revered the heavens and the presence of the divine has been shown to believers across the…

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Smart Investing in Jade

Jade has been a highly prized stone in Chinese culture, even more than diamonds, rubies, or emeralds. After the Qing Dynasty fell in 1911, the country was economically-stressed during much…

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Global Pollution: Who’s Really to Blame?

The West seems to have been successful in reducing its carbon footprint over the past few decades. However, a closer look at the numbers shows that the decrease in pollution…

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‘The China Study’: Diet, Genes, and Diseases

In 2005, T. Colin Campbell, an American biochemist, published a book, The China Study. The book contains results from 20 years of nutrition research Campbell had conducted in China. Unlike…

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Chinese Gardens Inspired by Beautiful Teachings

In China, the philosophies of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism have dominated imperial and public life for thousands of years. With a focus on a simplistic, moral life, these ideals have…