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  • Payment platforms look outbound travelers 2019
    Society

    Digital tax refunds, fee settlements provide convenience for Chinese heading overseas. If you ever drop spare change, do you pick it up? The answer is most likely “yes”. However, every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are being left behind as cross-border travelers don’t reclaim the value-added tax that is available to them.

  • Rwandan companies attend China International Import Expo
    Business

    Five Rwandan companies have already registered for the second China International Import Expo (CIIE), according to a Rwandan official, who hailed the expo as “a golden opportunity to showcase Rwandan exports to the Chinese market.”

  • China's 10 most notable noodle dishes
    Lifestyle

    Tomorrow is China’s 70th birthday. Food is always an indispensible part of any birthday celebration, and in China, as traditional would have it, the signature birthday dish is not a cake, but a bowl of noodles. The noodles are known as changshoumian, which literally means “long-life noodles”. Chinese people believe that the longer the noodle, the better the wishes for a long and healthy life.

  • massive airport opens in Beijing 2019
    Society

    Daxing international, said to be world’s largest single-building terminal, to handle 72m passengers. China has opened a vast, multibillion-dollar airport in the country’s capital, in the run-up to a major political anniversary.

  • China important market for Swiss firms 2019
    Business

    China is a very important market for Swiss exports and investment, attracting large numbers of Swiss small-and medium-sized companies eager to expand their businesses and seek cooperation opportunities, a senior Swiss diplomat said. China is rapidly developing in terms of innovation and a batch of high tech Chinese companies have emerged, said Yves Morath, counselor and head of the Swiss Business Hub China at the Embassy of Switzerland in China.

  • China-ASEAN Expo opens in south China 2019
    Business

    The 16th China-ASEAN Expo commenced Saturday in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, highlighting trade and investment among China, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • online transaction platforms build friendship between nations
    Society

    Bringing home “Made in Germany” gadgets has been a ritual among Chinese tourists who show reverence for high quality. But when it comes to Chinese innovations that impress average German counterparts, Thomas Derksen would vote for mobile payments.

  • interview with Melissa living in China
    Lifestyle

    Today’s interview is with Melissa, South African expat living in China. Melissa is 27-year-old South African currently working as an ESL teacher at an international kindergarten in China. She is an animal lover and a nature enthusiast. 

  • Sino-Italian start-up Yancheng 2019
    Business

    The Yancheng National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone in Yancheng, East China’s Jiangsu province is looking to attract more professionals and innovation resources from Italy to accelerate its development. The zone on Sept 9 hosted the semifinals of the China-Italy Best Startup Showcase & Entrepreneurship Competition (BSSEC) 2018/2019, with 10 shortlisted Italian participants battling it out in the competition’s “advanced production” category.

  • US and China trade talks in October
    Business

    The US and China have agreed to reopen trade talks next month as concerns grow that the tariff war between the world’s two largest economies could tip the global economy into recession. Senior negotiators will meet in early October, after a call on Wednesday night between the Chinese vice-premier, Liu He, and the US trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, and treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin.

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