Will China miss Trump?

Will China miss Trump?

As President Trump joins the unflattering list of ‘one-term presidents’, leaders in China (and across the world) prepare for international relations to return to normal with a more predictable leader in the Oval Office.  Over the past 4 years China-US relations have been particularly strained with an economic tit-for-tat that has stifled economic growth. But Trump’s presidency has not been all bad news for China, […]

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncake Festival Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year.  On the festival day, family members gather to appreciate the bright full moon, tell stories of the moon to the children, eat moon cakes, and express love toward family members and friends who […]

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Travelling to China during the Pandemic

Travelling to China during the Pandemic

Between late-February and mid-April 2020, as countries frantically battled the first Coronavirus outbreak, international travel came to a complete standstill and over 90% of commercial aircraft were grounded. Strict travelling restrictions were put in place in Europe, America, China and over 150 countries closed their borders to stem the spread of the virus.  Six months on from the pandemic’s initial peak, lockdowns and ‘stay-home’ restrictions […]

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Trump takes aim at Chinese owned TikTok

Trump takes aim at Chinese owned TikTok

President Trump has further increased tensions between the US and China by issuing an executive order that will remove two of China’s most popular apps from the Apple and Google app stores. Like many presidential announcements during Trumps’ chaotic tenure, this latest announcement took most observers by complete surprise. According to the executive order WeChat and TikTok will be removed from the Google and Apple […]

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Homosexuality in China

Homosexuality in China

China is home to the world’s largest lesbian, gay and bisexual population, there is a long and well documented history of homosexuality in China and homosexuality is legal in China. However, despite these facts which suggest a positive attitude towards homosexuality, the situation for many LGBT people in China is still complex, with many individuals facing discrimination and struggling for acceptance. Historians suggest that homosexuality […]

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India-China Border Tensions

India-China Border Tensions

On June 15, tensions between India and China erupted when fighting broke out between soldiers deep in the Himalayan mountains. The conflict resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers and an unconfirmed number of Chinese  casualties.  These fatalities, the first since 1967, occurred in sub zero temperatures without either side firing a single shot, as the soldiers in the skirmish beat each other with clubs and […]

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China Bans Consumption of Wild Animals

China Bans Consumption of Wild Animals

The coronavirus (Covid-19) shows little sign of abating as cases in Asia, Europe and North America continue to climb. But while most governments are focused intently on tackling the current crisis, the Chinese government has begun taking important steps to reduce the risk of similar outbreaks taking place in the future. Starting with a ban on the consumption of wild animals. Investigations by researchers, universities and leading […]

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Overlanding through China

Overlanding through China

Regardless of where you visit and how you travel, a trip to China is an unforgettable experience, but what could be more amazing experience than overlanding from one side of this fascinating country to the other?   During September and October last year, Evelin and Ferenc undertook the challenging but highly rewarding feat of driving from China’s northern border with Mongolia to the country’s southern border with […]

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How many Valentine’s Days does China have?

How many Valentine’s Days does China have?

In China, younger generations have enthusiastically adopted a number of western festivals, including Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, much to the annoyance of traditionalists who fret over the Westernisation of Chinese culture.  What is interesting about China’s adoption of February 14 Valentine’s Day is that China already has special days which celebrate love and romance. In fact, Chinese couples are now able to confess their undying […]

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New Year Lockdown in Wuhan – UPDATE

New Year Lockdown in Wuhan – UPDATE

UPDATED – 28 JAN 2020 Coronavirus outbreak, has now claimed a total of 106 lives, infected over 4,529 people in China and spread to 13 countries. Wuhan, the city where the virus originated, has been in lockdown since 23 January 2020.  Some of the Domino Chinese students, inclduig Daniel who was interviewed by the BBC, are among the millions affected by travel restrictions which have […]

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