chinese abroad

An Anticlimactic End to the “Arctic Catfish” Scandal

After 200 days, the long-running “Arctic Catfish” scandal has reached a conclusion, dissatisfying and anticlimactic as it may be. It began after social media user “Arctic Catfish” (北极鲶鱼, Běijí Niányú), a young Chinese woman...

China Sidesteps Israel-Hamas Conflict

The recent escalation of Israeli-Hamas conflict in Gaza has incited fierce reactions around the world and put Beijing in an uncomfortable position. The latest figures show that at least 1,300 Israelis were killed by Hamas’...

Hong Kong Bookseller Gui Minhai Sentenced to 10 Years

Swedish citizen Gui Minhai is one of the five booksellers and publishers associated with Hong Kong’s Mighty Current Media and Causeway Bay bookstore who were detained from abroad in 2015 to reappear in custody in China. The...

Entrepreneurs From China Flourish in Africa – Howard W. French and Lydia Polgreen

With significant media attention on controversies over the Chinese government’s growing role in Africa, the New York Times chooses to look at individual entrepreneurs from China who are setting up shop on the continent: “Before I left China,” said Mr. Yang, now 25, “I thought Africa was all one big desert.” So he figured that […]

Chinese Tourists Do Europe — in 14 Days – Wieland Wagner

From Spiegel Online: Chinese tourists have recently discovered Europe as a destination. SPIEGEL traveled with a group who covered 11 countries in 14 days by bus, snapping the sights and buying up brand names. But for some the Old World was a disappointment, full of lazy Italians and slovenly French. [Full text] [Image from Der […]


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