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36 hours in Shanghai

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

Shanghai is a city flush with cash and Ferraris, but beneath all the excess, there’s more artistic and culinary substance than ever. 1,755 more words

Current Affairs

Sleep in This Cute Chinchilla Bed That Looks Like Studio Ghibli’s Totoro

(Source: www.nylon.com.sg)

December 11, 2017

It goes without saying that Japan is the land of kawaii. And China is the copycat equivalent. The latter’s counterfeit rep has somewhat faded in recent years, but is back in full force with this “Chinchilla Bed”, a ridiculously cute futon that is surely a knock-off of Studio Ghibli’s titular character, Totoro, from My Neighbour Totoro. 271 more words


Russia-China real gold standard means end of US dollar dominance

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 06:29Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 09:19

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The BRICS counties are considering starting an internal gold trading platform, according to Russian officials. 863 more words

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Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France

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SAINT AIGNAN-SUR-CHER: Named “godmother” to France’s first panda cub in August, French First Lady Brigitte Macron helped baptise her fluffy charge on Monday (Dec 4) in one of her most high-profile outings since her husband’s election. 391 more words

Current Affairs

Day 73: Follow the Money to Xingping

When we asked our sinophile friend Ben what his recommended destinations were in China he said “follow the money, they have all the best places on the bills.” 611 more words


Chinese Jaguar driver dies for sake of scam that would have made him US$15,000

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Chinese Jaguar driver dies for sake of scam that would have made him US$15,000

A businessman in eastern China drowned while trying to fake a car accident to get a payout from an insurance company, state media has reported. 478 more words

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How the US stopped complaining about China’s exchange rate policy

The United States’ loud complaints about the Chinese currency’s exchange rate, a thorny issue in the two nations ties over the past decade, have quietly faded away since Donald Trump became US president. 6 more words

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