Saturday, October 20, 2018

University of Birmingham opens door to students with top grades in Chinese gaokao entrance exam

University of Birmingham opens door to students with top grades in Chinese gaokao entrance...

Chinese students with top grades in the gaokao – China’s gruelling national university entrance exam – can now apply for the University of Birmingham’s undergraduate programmes without having to sit more tests. The college is one of 24 elite universities in Britain, collectively known as the Russell Group, which also includes Cambridge and Oxford. “We…
Hurun Report: four out of top five most successful women globally are Chinese

Hurun Report: four out of top five most successful women globally are Chinese

China dominates the ranks of the world’s most successful women, claiming four out of the top five spots, while its share of “self-made” women has also risen to 77 per cent, according to the Hurun Richest Women in China 2018 report, which was released on Tuesday. Yang Huiyan, 37, of Country Garden, which is China’s…
Hurun Report: four out of top five most successful women entrepreneurs globally are Chinese

Hurun Report: four out of top five most successful women entrepreneurs globally are Chinese

China dominates the ranks of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs, claiming four out of the top five spots, while its share of “self-made” women has also risen to 77 per cent, according to the Hurun Richest Women in China 2018 report, which was released on Tuesday. Yang Huiyan, 37, of Country Garden, which is…
US Defence Secretary James Mattis hits out at ‘predatory’ Chinese behaviour

US Defence Secretary James Mattis hits out at ‘predatory’ Chinese behaviour

US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said Washington was highly concerned about China’s “predatory” behaviour and militarisation of the South China Sea but insisted Washington was not trying to contain the country. Mattis was speaking en route to Vietnam, where he will arrive on Tuesday and meet with officials to bolster military ties between Hanoi…
Embassy blasts Swedish government in latest defence of Chinese tourists

Embassy blasts Swedish government in latest defence of Chinese tourists

The Chinese embassy in Stockholm has made its first direct criticism of Swedish state policy in an escalation of its complaints about Sweden’s response to a recent incident involving Chinese tourists. In a statement on Sunday the embassy denounced the Swedish Chancellor of Justice for defending a satirical public television programme about the case as…
Alfred Dunhill awarded 10 million yuan in ‘groundbreaking’ trademark infringement case against Chinese clothing firm Danhuoli

Alfred Dunhill awarded 10 million yuan in ‘groundbreaking’ trademark infringement case against Chinese clothing...

British luxury brand Alfred Dunhill was awarded 10 million yuan (US$1.44 million) in damages on Wednesday after a “groundbreaking” decision by a Chinese court found a local rival guilty of trademark infringement and unfair competition practice. The Foshan Intermediate People’s Court in Guangdong Province also deemed the individual responsible for menswear firm Danhuoli personally liable…
Hoppstaedten-Weiersbach: the idyllic German village that’s now home to 1,000 Chinese

Hoppstaedten-Weiersbach: the idyllic German village that’s now home to 1,000 Chinese

Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Jianxin’s first thought was that he had fallen victim to a fraud scheme when he arrived at the location of his investment in a small German village. For just over a million yuan each (US$143,000), he and 11 other Chinese businessmen were promised flats in the village and help with navigating Germany’s…
How a global payment system cashes in on the yuan’s increased use – learn Chinese

How a global payment system cashes in on the yuan’s increased use – learn...

As China globalises its economy, builds itself an international financial centre and internationalises the yuan, one obstacle has steadfastly stood in the way: the Chinese language. The limited use in global finance and business of the language because of its complexity, said analysts, would have hindered Beijing’s efforts to increase the use of the yuan…
Fan Bingbing tax evasion scandal: four luxury brands caught up in the Chinese actress’ fall from grace

Fan Bingbing tax evasion scandal: four luxury brands caught up in the Chinese actress’...

China’s highest earning actress, Fan Bingbing, has not been seen in public since July when she was caught up in a tax evasion scandal. Her disappearance has fuelled rumours that the actress has been detained and faces punishment for improper tax filings. Fan is one of the country’s most well-known entertainers and endorses multiple brands…
US House passes defence bill while keeping a wary eye on Chinese investments

US House passes defence bill while keeping a wary eye on Chinese investments

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a US$716 billion defence appropriations bill that includes language to tighten regulations on Chinese investments in the United States and prohibit the US government from buying products from major Chinese telecoms firms, including ZTE. The John S. McCain National Defence Authorisation Act passed the House by a…
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