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The Chunyun Trend: Carpooling Home for Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year travel season, also known as chunyun, is in full swing. This year, one of the most popular ways in which people try to make it home for the Spring Festival is by looking for shared rides through social media. Carpooling has now become the second most common way of making home for the holidays.
The Chinese New Year travel season, also known as 'chunyun', is in full swing. One of the ways in which people try to make it home for the Spring Festival is by looking for shared rides through social media.
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Beijing internet censors close websites of liberal economic think tank - SCMP

Two websites run by a liberal Chinese think tank, have been shut down by government censors.
Beijing’s internet censors announced the closure of the websites of the Unirule Institute of Economics on Friday along with 15 other websites “based on regular supervision and investigation upon public tip-offs”, the city’s cyberspace administration announced on Friday.
Unirule Institute of Economics was founded by Mao Yushi, a veteran economist and critic of his namesake Mao Zedong
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China´s monstrous wind and solar projects - Most of it is wasted

China is the world's biggest energy market, and like many energy projects in the country, wind and solar farms are some of the largest on the globe. But with all the country's investments in renewables, China's economy is still dependent on fossil fuels.
China is the world's biggest energy market, and like many energy projects in the country, wind and solar farms are some of the largest on the globe. But with all the country's investments in renewables, China's economy is still dependent on fossil fuels.
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Didi Co-Founder: Self-Driving Cars Will Save Thousands of Lives

Zhang Bo compares number of fatalities on China’s roads each year to death toll of Nanjing Massacre.
Zhang Bo compares number of fatalities on China’s roads each year to death toll of Nanjing Massacre.
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First Batch of Overseas NGOs Register Under China´s New Law

Four of the six organizations that have secured registrations under China’s new foreign NGO law are chambers of commerce.
Four of the six organizations that have secured registrations under China’s new foreign NGO law are chambers of commerce.
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NPR: The underbelly of contemporary China, review Lotus by Zhang Lijia

More reviews are coming in of author Zhang Lijia´s Lotus: A Novel, about prostitution in China, this time from the NPR. The reviewer is rightfully impressed. "We can count ourselves lucky to get this glimpse into the fascinating world of Lotus."
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China´s fintech industry shows where the rest of the world is heading - TechinAsia

“We need banking but we don’t need banks anymore,” said Bill Gates two decades ago, predicting the explosion in startups creating web and app-based financial services that we’re seeing right now. With nearly US$11 billion last year invested into so-called fintech startups across Asia, the sector is rivaling online shopping and ride-hailing among the hottest tech arenas.

As this seismic shift takes place, nowhere is it more visible than in China.
Worth US$2.2 trillion, China’s fintech sector is already the planet’s biggest – and it holds a lot of lessons for startups around the world.
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China´s tech giants have a bold plan to monetise their user base - become their banker - SCMP

China’s technology companies are rushing into financial services, converting hundreds of millions of captive users from gaming, social networking, and e-commerce into ready customers via mobile devices.
Market watchers said the changes brought by disruptive technology are reshaping China’s banking industry, prompting traditional lenders to beef up innovation and respond to tech-savvy customers.
China’s technology companies are rushing into financial services, converting hundreds of millions of captive users from gaming, social networking, and e-commerce into ready customers via mobile devices....
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Why China´s fears over capital flight and corruption may have dictated new football rules - SCMP

Chinese football’s shock restriction on foreign players and other new rules may be linked to the central government’s deep fears over capital flight and corruption – and suggest the state still dictates Chinese Football Association policy.
England has been quite put out in the last two winter transfer windows, as the Chinese Super League overtook it as the world’s most revoltingly spendthrift football country.
The Chinese Football Association announced sweeping new laws to the governance of the game that appear to have been dictated by a government extremely suspicious of the massive sums clubs have been spending
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Rich migrate less from China - Rupert Hoogewerf

For years the trend seemed irreversible: China´s rich were leaving the motherland in troves. But in 2017 the trend has reversed, says Hurun China rich list composer Rupert Hoogewerf to the South China Morning Post. This year could be a turning point, Hoogewerf says about the findings in the Hurun Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey 2017.
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US-China economic relations need a re-set - Arthur Kroeber

While US president-elect Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in, global business leaders worry what the near future might bring them. A trade war, business as usual or something in between? US-China economic relations for sure need a re-set, tells leading economist Arthur Kroeber, and author of China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® in the Chicago Tribune.
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China’s fintech industry shows where the rest of the world is heading
www.techinasia.com

Worth US$2.2 trillion, China’s fintech sector is already the planet’s biggest – and it holds a lot of lessons for startups around the world.

China's monstrous wind and solar projects - Most of it is wasted
www.digitaljournal.com

China is the world's biggest energy market, and like many energy projects in the country, wind and solar farms are some of the largest on th

Didi Co-Founder: Self-Driving Cars Will Save Thousands of Lives
www.sixthtone.com

Zhang Bo compares number of fatalities on China’s roads each year to death toll of Nanjing Massacre.

First Batch of Overseas NGOs Register Under China’s New Law
www.sixthtone.com

Four of the six organizations that have secured registrations under China’s new foreign NGO law are chambers of commerce.

NPR: The underbelly of contemporary China, review Lotus by Zhang Lijia
chinaherald2.blogspot.com

Zhang Lijia More reviews are coming in of author Zhang Lijia´s Lotus: A Novel, about prostitution in China, this time from the NPR. The revi

US-China economic relations need a re-set - Arthur Kroeber
chinaherald2.blogspot.com

Arthur Kroeber While US president-elect Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in, global business leaders worry what the near future might bring

Alibaba backs Olympics through 2028
money.cnn.com

The e-commerce firm will help sell merchandise, organize the Games and run a Chinese internet TV channel.

NPR: The underbelly of contemporary China, review Lotus by Zhang Lijia |...
www.chinaspeakersbureau.info

More reviews are coming in of author Zhang Lijia´s Lotus: A Novel, about prostitution in China, this time from the NPR. The reviewer is righ

Lisa Wang
www.stanforddaily.com

Stanford has announced that due to low enrollment, it will be indefinitely suspending its undergradu...

China tightens regulation over investment by state firms
www.ecns.cn

China tightens regulation over investment by state firms

Mythbusting: No, That Viral Image is Not Saying Pollution Forecasts are ...
www.thebeijinger.com

The good news: an online rumor that China is censoring air pollution warnings that made the rounds overnight has turned out to be false.The

Davos darling Xi not practising what he preaches: analysts
www.dailymail.co.uk

Xi Jinping's hymn to globalisation at Davos may have won acclaim from the meeting's well-heeled elite, but Chinese experts say it was distin

Chinese Tech Workers Blame Trump for Job Cuts
www.sixthtone.com

Oracle employees say company wants to ‘please Trump’ and move positions back to the U.S.

Swiss mergers and acquisitions thrived in 2016 - SWI swissinfo.ch
www.swissinfo.ch

Last year, Switzerland saw its highest volume of mergers and acquisitions since 2007, with investments by Chinese companies playing a leadin

NGOs Predict Poor Air in Beijing for 30 More Years
www.sixthtone.com

Greenpeace and Shanghai nonprofit press local governments to set realistic timelines for meeting national standards.

This Chinese Province Says It Faked Fiscal Data for Several Years
www.bloomberg.com

The rust-belt province of Liaoning fabricated fiscal numbers from 2011 to 2014, local officials have said, raising fresh doubts about the ac

What A Difference A Davos Makes--Except in Local China
politicsfromtheprovinces.blogspot.com

What a difference a Davos makes. Until yesterday, China’s President Xi Jinping was cast by many in the international media as a Mao Wannabe:

China’s Decline in Coal Consumption Drives Global Slowdown in Emissions ...
www.chinafaqs.org

This post originally appeared on WRI's Insights blog. In his address to the World Economic Forum today, Chinese President Xi showed China's

Is 2017 the Chinese year of AI?
www.technologyreview.com

The country’s Internet giants are focusing on AI research, and domestic venture capital funding is pouring into the field.

At Davos, Xi Jinping emerged as a global player – Arthur Kroeber | China...
www.chinaspeakersbureau.info

While the jury is still out on what China´s role will be at the post-Brexit Trump era of global trade, president Xi Jinping did emerge as a

Het was prachtig vandaag. Zon, veel mensen, huisgemaakt ijs, huisgemaakte notentaart, huisgemaakt brood. Moeilijk om een plekje in de cafetaria te krijgen, maar toch gelukt. Ook nog een demonstratie met jachtvogels. Het is niet elke zondag zo druk (en ook niet zo´n goed weer) Het is overigens geen hostel.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Went there last night and was surprised by the impressive ambiance, excellent food and impeccable service. Pleasant staff made you feel at home, while the food was good, although varied from dish to dish. The fish appetizer and main dish were great, and next to them others slightly disappointing - in our beef dish actually the veggies were excellent, while the beef was slightly tasteless. We took the apple cake as dessert and that should be banned, so good is it. The restaurant is a bit in the middle of nowwhere in the old port, although they just opened last night the new headquarters of the port authority next door. You need a car to get there, so fortunately, there was no lack of parking places, despite the ongoing party at the neighbors.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
We hoped Tong Fong would offer a good alternative for other Chinese stores like Sun Wah in Antwerp (but hard to get to by car) and Amazing Oriental in Breda - a bit further out. But the choice at Tong Fong was very limited, compared to the other stores. Parking was no problem, but otherwise we were disappointed.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Excellent place and a great choice of wines. We actually never made it to the food, but enjoyed a nice wine on a sunny terrace
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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The sun was helping yesterday a bit, but this terras was a very enjoyable place to have lunch. Relatively healthy and tasty bagels and juices, friendly staff and enough other customers to show we were not the only onces who liked this place.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Avoid this hotel. At the checkout we were forced to pay for the minibar, for products we did not use. When we protested the owner got pretty aggressive, and made clear it was impossible they could have made a mistake. The conversation escalated and he even threatened my wife. There must be similar hotels with a good location and a reasonable price.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Nice authentic Chinese food (not spoiled by European tastes) that is very good when you are craving for Chinese food after too much Italian. Preparation was a bit fast-food style, but tasting pretty well. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere, well, real Chinese.
Public - 6 years ago
reviewed 6 years ago