CHINA INSIGHTS

Relations Between Chiang Kai-Shek and the United Stated During WWII
Chiang Kai-shek led the Kuomintang, otherwise known as the Chinese Nationalist Party, during World War II. The Kuomintang fought on two fronts during the war. They were challenged by both the invading Japanese army and...
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One-Fifth of Chinese Submariners Suffer Psychological Problems: Study
A recent survey of Chinese submarine crews deployed to the South China Sea shows that 21 percent of the sailors suffer from psychological problems. The rare study points to a worrying trend in the Chinese...
Chinese entrepreneur Sun Dawu.
Chinese Entrepreneur Sun Dawu Predicted His Fate at the Party’s Hands
In 1985, Sun Dawu, who has become a Chinese entrepreneur, and his wife started their business with a thousand chickens and 50 pigs. Ten years later, they founded the Dawu Group, which grew to become...
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Three Lucky Animals Bring Good Fortune to the Family
In the past in China, especially in the countryside, it was common for extended families to live together. People were used to hearing the wise sayings of their elders. One saying is that "three lucky...
The Vatican.
Why the China-Vatican Deal Is a Cause for Concern
In October, the Vatican announced that it had extended its deal with Beijing with regard to the appointment of bishops in China. The new agreement renews the historic China-Vatican deal signed in 2018. However, it...
Africans in the Chinese city of Guangzhou
African Settlers in the City of Guangzhou: A Story of Success and Struggle
According to official estimates, there are about 100,000 Africans living in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. Many of them came as traders and decided to stay in the country and raise families. And even though...
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Education in Ancient China: The ‘Three Character Classic’
The Three Character Classic is one of the key traditional texts from Chinese culture that is believed to have been written sometime in the 13th century. The text, with the traditional name San Zi Jing,...
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The Reality of Left-Behind Children in China
China’s rapid progress over the past few decades has created a very unique problem — that of left-behind children. These are kids who are left in their rural homes by parents who migrate to urban...
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What a Traditional Chinese Lifestyle Looks Like
The communist takeover of China ended centuries of traditionalism, bringing about new thoughts and social systems in the country. As a result, modern Chinese society is more a reflection of communist values than traditional values....