Category Archives: National

Jack Ma Meets Trump for Expanding Business

On January 10, Jack Ma, the chairman of the board of directors of Alibaba had a meeting with Trump, the elected president of America. The meeting last for 40 minutes. The meeting is mainly about the development and employment of middle and small-sized enterprises....


Sunken Silver Found in Sichuan Waters

Archaeologists hunting for cultural relics located a cache of silver buried under sunken rocks in the Pengshan District of Jiangkou County, Sichuan province on January 5. The silver is part of the treasure of Zhang Xianzhong, emperor of the short-lived Xi Dynasty (1644-1646). Work...


Gov Encourages Companies to Stagger Holidays

China National Tourism Administration released a development plan for tourism during the 13th Five Year Plan. The plan calls for standardized paid vacation, the development of national tourism routes and weighting of tourists’ illegal behavior in China’s social credit system. The majority of the...


Gov Releases Regulations for Electronic Businesses

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress released its new draft regulation on electronic business on December 19. The regulation defines electronic businesses as those “trade activities that use online information systems to engage in commodity transactions and provide a service.” Individuals and...


Leader of Taiwan Has Tough First Year

Tsai Ing-wen was elected the leader of Taiwan at the start of 2016, becoming the island’s first female leader. But 2016 was a tough year for the new leader. In early December, Tsai and Donald Trump, president-elect of the US, had a phone call....


Didi Unveils Shuttle Bus Service

App maker Didi’s new bus service Didi Bus is attempting to replace the illegal tricycles that litter Beijing’s subway exists with a legal alternative. Released on December 15, Didi Bus allows users to book trips of fewer than 3 kilometers and offers routes based...


Substitute Runner Perishes During Marathon

The family of a substitute runner who died during the Xiamen Haicang Marathon is suing the participant who hired him, the Haicang Marathon Committee said on December 15. The committee said 30 competitors including substitute runners and original runners will be fined for illegal...


Drivers Fear Theft by Express Toll Cards

Windows-mount ETC machines have become popular with Chinese drivers who have to cope with frequent road tolls. But a video demonstrating the theft of 100 yuan from a driver’s account has many users worried about the safety of automatic payment devices. Unitoll Service, a...


Laughing Gas Back as Beijing’s New Club Drug

In spite of harsh legal punishments, China’s night club scene has always played host to hard drugs such as ecstasy, ketamine and LSD. Recreational abuse of nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, is the newest trend. Online sellers in Beijing, Qingdao and Suzhou...


Bureau Reminds Green Card Holders to Apply for Residence Permits

The Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau clarified its rules on working residence permits and residence permits during a press conference on December 9. People who apply for a work permit before December 31 will not be required to apply for a...