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Which countries can be considered friends of the US?

Which countries can be considered "friends" of the US? Nowadays, the answer is probably: no one.

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Thanks to Chinese TV project, African villagers can watch World Cup

Soccer fans in rural Kenya and Zambia are able to watch live World Cup broadcasts for the first time after a Chinese company helped the villagers get their first taste of satellite television via a project that aims to offer the service to 10,000 villages in Africa.


Why does China fail to cultivate top talent?

Nobel laureate Yang Zhenning's remarks questioning the country's lack of top scientists have sparked wide discussions about China's ability on scientific innovation amid the ongoing trade friction between China and the US.


Is a four-day workweek desirable?

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has proposed a four-day, 36-hour work week for employees in China, to be implemented by 2030, reports guancha.cn. Is the idea good? What countries have a four-day work week?


Bike-sharing company Ofo to leave Austra

An Ofo spokesperson reportedly told The Advertiser that the company will be leaving the Australian market over the next 60 days in what was labelled a 'strategic decision'. ...


Report: Chinese people have less leisure

The average leisure time of Chinese people has decreased to 2.27 hours per day in 2017 from 2.55 hours three years ago.


Thai cave rescue mission inspires filmmakers, cartoonists

The successful rescue of 12 boys and their football coach captured the attention of the world. People from different industries paid homage to the rescue in different ways, including cartoons and a potential feature film. The cave itself will be turned into a museum to showcase the rescue.


US lifts ban on suppliers selling to China's ZTE

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing China’s second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business....


Is it fair for someone to be blamed for his parents' wrongdongs?

A university in east China's Zhejiang Province has suspended an offer of admission to a student whose father failed to settle an old bank debt. ...


Smoking co-pilot suspected of causing Air China flight’s mid-air plunge

A preliminary investigation showed that smoking by the co-pilot in the cockpit caused a mid-air plunge by Air China’s flight CA106 on Tuesday, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.


Chinese students pursuing studies overseas tend to be younger

The blue paper surveyed 127,012 respondents from 40,011 households across 29 Chinese provinces, providing a comprehensive analysis of China's "new normal" in terms of basic education.


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