up more than half of the market size. The online users dou

e online users double from 5.7 million in 2017 to 15.3 million in 2018. Insiders say as Chinese parents increase their spending on education, online education gets more recog nition and China’s internationalization progresses, online course users will keep growing, The Beijing News reports. The report echoes their opinion. Data from the report shows that […]

Fretting about weight has become a common topic for

discussion among Chinese women-and not just at the office. Such discussions can be heard everywhere, from high school classrooms to fitness studios, beauty salons and department stores. But the issue is not just cause for concern in China. Obsessing over body shape has also emerged in Western countries over the past decade. The term “fat […]

While early-stage Uber investors such as Benchmark, Men

 Ventures, First Round Capital and Lowercase Capital made a killing in the IPO, some late-stage backers did not fare as well. Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T >, for example, invested in Uber in early 2018 at $48. 77 per share. It also bought shares at a much lower price in a large secondary transaction. To […]

od films. This fact is attested by Chinese films’ soari

ring box office and increasingly impressive performance at major international film festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. But there is still a wide gap between the Chinese film industry and the Eu ropean and US movie industries, be it in the art of filmmaking or in the […]

It was Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem

as the capital of Israel and Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that fueled the massive protests from Palest inians and the Arab world and deepened the enmity between the Palestinians and Israelis. The Trump administration has closely aligned itself with Israel’s right wing, and on Su nday night, US President Donald Trump reinforced this […]

In the 1980s, the share of the US in the world econ

omy was more than 20 percent; in the past four decades, it has steadily declined to 15 percent. At the same time, China’s share (in purchasing powe r parity terms) has soared from 5 percent to about 20 percent. While the PPP indicators inflate the pace of progress, the trend lines do herald a coming […]

In the years since, the country has continued to maint

tain a breakneck pace of economic development, which has brought booming economic prosperity. Unfortunately, it has also brought a deteriorating environment. Seeing heavy smog, for ex ample, many people feel that a worsening environment will destroy the happiness brought by economic growth. Since 2012, the new leadership under President Xi Jinping has put forward a […]

Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow at the Singapore Institut

e of International Affairs, noted Xi’s emphasis on high-quality development, free t rade and people-to-people bonds, “all of which are sorely needed around the world”. “The shift toward high-quality development is a natural extension of what China has been doing for the past few ye ars. Now that the BRI is five years old, it’s […]

China releases report on progress, contributions and pro

China on Monday published a report elaborating on the progress, contributions and prospects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The document, prepared by the office of the leading group for promoting the BRI, was released ahead of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be held from April 25 to 27 […]

For me this record shop felt like the right place to pres

nt the album to the public,” Yang says.Yang was talking a couple of weeks before Record Store Day, an eve nt that a group of record store owners and employees in the United States establishe d in 2007 aimed at highlighting the importance of record shops to the music industry. The first Record Store Day […]