Tag: China

Chinese university draws flak for “buddy program” pairing male foreign students with female Chinese students

Shandong, China—Intercultural program or matchmaking plan? A Chinese university in Jinan city received heavy criticism for their interesting "Buddy Program" that paired foreign students with local students of the opposite sex. According to an initial report by the South China Morning Post, Shandong University's "Buddy...

Beijing Bikini deemed ‘uncivilised behaviour,’ Chinese cities now prohibit men showing bellies

Beijing – Due to the heat of summer, middle-aged men in China are often seen rolling up their shirts to cool off. However, Chinese cities are deeming the practice as “uncivilised behaviour” that damages the reputation and image of the city. Commonly known as the...

China’s bullying of Muslims land Malaysian minister, Saudi Crown Prince in trouble

Netizens are up in arms against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and Malaysia's Religious Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa, over their comments regarding China's 'internment' camps where Muslims are 'imprisoned'. Netizens are sensitive on the widely reported issue of Beijing’s treatment of more than one million...

China hubby beats mail order Indonesian bride for refusing to have sex

Monika, a 23-year-old Indonesian from Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, claims she got a beating for refusing to have sex with her 28-year old Chinese husband whom she married through a matchmaking service. Introduced by a matchmaker who promised her a good life as the...

PM Lee: Relations between US and China can be ‘poisoned irreversibly,’ third-world countries could become collateral damage

Bangkok – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said during the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit on June 23 (Sunday) that Singapore “must expect some fallout” from the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China. PM Lee told reporters that the economy...

U.S., China should prevent “military incidents” in South China Sea

By Anbound Malaysia In a recent development of the tensions in the South China Sea, Australian navy helicopter pilots claimed Chinese fishing boats hit them with laser beams during a recent Indo-Pacific Endeavour military exercise. Observers accompanying the choppers in the military exercise suspected the laser...

Apple eyeing Malaysia as one of the countries to move production capacity

Malaysia is one of the Southeast Asia countries that may get a slice of Apple's business as it diversifies its supply chain in an effort to reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing. "Apple has asked several of its major suppliers to evaluate the cost implications...

Read all about it: Xi visit on Pyongyang front pages – just

Chinese President Xi Jinping's forthcoming visit to North Korea this week was in the news in Pyongyang Tuesday, but in the country where Kim Jong Un comes first, it only just made the front page. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling...

Opinion: Ditching “centric” views of the Silk Road

In 1877, German traveler and geographer Baron von Richthofen first coined the romantically sounding moniker Seidenstraße, or “Silk Road” to refer to a network of trade routes connecting the East and West, thought to stretch from China to the Mediterranean through Central Asia. While the...

Children of Chinese elite walk red line to ‘perfection’

Video by Matthew Knight. Pictures by Hector Retamal by Peter Stebbings with Kelly Wang Danielle Liu stares straight ahead, a book balanced precariously on her head, and carefully walks along a red line on the floor. The 10-year-old's mother hopes the exercise will help make Danielle "a...