Author Archives: Yang Xin

Denmark Opens New Visa Centers in Five Chinese Cities

The Danish Visa Application Center in Hangzhou opened on April 5, the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing said on April 1. A visa center in Shenyang will open on April 8, and centers in Chengdu, Jinan and Nanjing will open April 15. The five...


Medical Service Reform Crawls Along Despite Obstacles

Medical service reform has become a perennial topic during the government’s Two Sessions, and this year is no exception. In a government work report released by Premier Li Keqiang, relevant governmental departments are being urged to push forward a medical service classification system in...


2016 Croisements Festival to Kick Off in China

The 2016 Festival Croisements organized by the French Embassy in China begins at the end of April. The multidisciplinary performances and exhibitions have become a yearly doorway for cultural exchange between China and France since 2006, when the Annees Croisees France-China Festival ended. This...


Zhongguancun’s Fake iPhones Fool Apple’s Website

Manufacturers and dealers in Zhongguancun Electronic City, China’s largest consumer electronics distribution center, have seriously advanced in the art of making pirate iPhones. The market is now awash with fake iPhone 6S phones made from recycled iPhone 6 motherboards. Li Xiong (pseudonym) bought a...



Good France Makes Second Appearance in Beijing

Initiated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Alain Ducasse, the godfather of French cuisine, Good France swooped into Beijing on March 21. The event, aimed to promote French food and the merits of French cuisine, enables Beijingers to enjoy...


Gov to Crack Down on Fake Social Orgs

The Ministry of Civil Affairs released a list of 203 social organizations which were registered offshore and identified as “fake” on March 4. The list includes the China Private Entrepreneurs Association, China Longevity Project Foundation, China Product Quality Association and several health, education, food...


Great Wall Goes Green for St Patrick’s

The ramparts of the Badaling Great Wall at Yanqing county in northeastern Beijing were outlined in green light in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on the night of March 16. The lighting event, organized by Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative with the support of...


Local Car Club Busted for Unregistered Mods

Police busted a meet-up of car modders at an underground parking lot in Galaxy SOHO mall, Beijing’s largest shopping mall in the city center, earlier this month. Twenty-seven vehicles were found to have been illegally modified and another carried with a fake license plate....


Chinese Psychologist Writes of 30,000-Mile Travel in Africa

US scholar Deborah Brautigam once said that people in China know too little about Africa. That’s hard to deny, since most popular travel books focus on Europe and the Americas. African culture and history tends to remain a mystery. Chinese psychologist and writer Bi...