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Economy defies doomsayers

China's economic growth looks set to accelerate this year, the first time in seven years, after it registered a 6.8 percent year-on-year GDP growth in the third quarter. Given that growth trend has been achieved against the backdrop of both domestic structural reforms and the still fragile global economic recovery, it showcases the exceptional resilience of the world's second-largest economy.


Indian tradition becomes bridge between India and China

When Subbulakshmi Velusamy started learning yoga in her home city of Chennai in southern India more than a decade ago, the Indian graduate in physics looked for no greater benefits than enjoying good health naturally.


Will Russia have a female president?

According to the Guardian, Ksenia Sobchak, the daughter of Vladimir Putin’s political mentor, has said she will stand in Russia’s presidential election next March. “Over the past 17 years a whole new generation has grown up that wants to see a different Russia that is civilised and European,” she said in an interview on Russia’s TV Rain in which she announced her candidacy. Will she replace Vladimir Putin as President?


1400-year-old ginkgo tree becomes tourist hit in China

A tree that is 1,400 years old in China's Shaanxi Province is drawing tens of thousands of people from all over the country, the Beijing Youth Daily reports. Crowds of people began to come to the temple where the tree stands after photos of the tree went viral on the internet.


Man wears ‘Han clothing’ more than 300 days a year

Characterized by large, wide sleeves, flowing robes, and belted waists, the clothing is a style of dress that purports to be the original outfit of the Han Chinese from thousands of years ago. Kang said that his love for Han clothing began in 2012 when he was in middle school and watched a music video filmed by a group of Han clothing enthusiasts.


Meet the foreigners who translated Xi’s speech

This was the first time that foreigners were involved to translate China's five-year report, delivered by Xi Jinping to the 19th CPC National Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct 18, 2017. It had been translated into nine languages — English, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, and Laotian. How do they view the report? What do they feel about the translation job?


Would you accept children taking their mother's surname?

Of the 2,032 respondents, men accounted for 48.5% and women accounted for 51.5%. 78.0% of the respondents had children. Of those asked, 47.5% say they feel that children should bare their father's surname. 54.7% of those asked say they'd be OK with children taking the mother's surname. 23.2% disagree with changing the tradition.


Adopted Chinese girl becomes World Gymnastics Champion

At the now-concluded World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, Quebec, 16-year–old Morgan Hurd of the United States clinched the title in the women's all-around event. The new World Champion was adopted by an American woman from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at the age of 2, reports thepaper.cn.


A Chinese man with gorgeous Ukrainian wife sets up dating club

An entrepreneur has set up a dating club to help 'exceptional' bachelors from the Far East find Ukrainian girlfriends through monthly speed-dating events. China-born Kharkiv-based Mei Aisi, 35, became an internet sensation in his motherland after sharing pictures of his Ukrainian wife, Daria Mei, on social media platforms.


Booming children's education market in China

n a Lego education center in Beijing's Dongcheng district, Cong Cong and other children watch videos of submarines. After their teacher explains some basic physics, they build their own submarines with Lego.


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