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Gongshi: The ‘Scholar’s Rocks’ of China
The mountain holds a special place in Chinese art and philosophy, as men of learning attempted to convey the majesty, holiness, and eternity of the mountain as well as aesthetic ideals and spiritual manifestations. One...
Taiwan Moves to Fill Chinese-language Instruction Gap Left by Beijing’s ‘Confucius Institutes’ in Europe
As authorities and society grow wary of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence in Europe, Taiwanese — rather than mainland — options for the study of Mandarin Chinese have begun to gain ground.  The centers, spearheaded...
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Tesla’s Shanghai Factory Back to 70 Percent of Pre-Lockdown Levels: Report
Electric auto maker Tesla's Shanghai plant, Gigafactory 3, has brought productivity back to 70 percent of the 2,600 cars it was building per day before China's "zero-COVID" policies halted their operations on April 1. It's...
The Chinese military has built a target practice range in the Taklamakan desert featuring American warships as targets.
More US Ship-shaped Targets Appear in Chinese Desert: Satellite Images
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been continuing to practice targeting U.S. naval vessels with its anti-ship ballistic missiles, as new satellite images obtained by USNI News show a number of silhouettes representing warships...
Secretary Blinken Outlines Policy Towards China At George Washington University
In China Policy Address, Blinken Stresses ‘Rules-based Order’, Downplays Confrontation
After over a year in office, the Biden administration has unveiled its “Approach to the People’s Republic of China” in remarks given by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday, May 26 in Washington, D.C....
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Ancient Pants Discovered in China Reveal Clues to Their Origin
Today it’s hard to imagine a life without pants. For both men and women, slacks are a go-to garment for both comfort and convenience. A marvelous discovery in China shows that something akin to jeans...
Now Banned in Hong Kong, Vigil Honoring Victims of Tiananmen to Be Moved to Taiwan
Since 1990, tens of thousands of people have gathered in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Park to commemorate the hundreds of student protesters who died fighting for democratic rights in Beijing’s Tiannanmen square on June 4,...
China’s Foreign Minister Begins Pacific Tour of the Solomon Islands and Surrounding Countries
People’s Republic of China (PRC) Foreign Minister Wang Yi and a 20-strong delegation arrived in the Solomon Islands on Thursday, May 26, kicking off an eight-country tour that comes in the heels of a confirmed...
COVID-19, Lockdowns Have Many Hongkongers Suffering From PTSD: Study
A growing number of Hong Kong residents have reported experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns that have been implemented across China.  According to...