Beijing Review5 min de lectureMedical
An Injection of Hope
The drive to effectively vaccinate the world’s population against COVID-19 has seen many other important vaccines lose their place in the public spotlight. However, one particular group of vaccines was back in the news in April after the Chinese Acad
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Booming Tourism
Young travelers pose for photos at the site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which was held in late July 1921 in Shanghai, on May 4. The country witnessed a total of 230 million domestic tourist trips during the May Day
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Life-Saving Drugs
In July 2013, many areas in China saw a shortage of thiamazole tablets, a drug for treating hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the body produces too much thyroid. Numerous patients took to social media to share their concerns of not being able to
Beijing Review3 min de lectureWorld
China’s Cooperation Initiative Beneficial to All
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) International Investment and Trade Expo and the SCO Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation took place in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on April 26-28. During the events, Yuri Senko, Belarusian
Beijing Review6 min de lectureWorld
Progress On A New Front
April 27 was the first day the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) International Investment and Trade Expo in Qingdao, Shandong Province, opened its doors to individual visitors. Hours later, several vendors in the Belarusian national pavilion ha
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Society
Visitors view bicycles during the 30th China International Bicycle Fair in Shanghai on May 5. The four-day event kicked off that day, drawing over 1,000 enterprises to participate. China’s coastal areas face increasing risks as sea levels along the c
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A Transboundary Trial
Inspiration arose when a mutual friend of Wu Husheng and Zhang Ting proposed the idea and introduced them to each other. After Wu got in touch with Zhang, they immediately clicked and started devising the creation of A Dream of a Floating Life. China
Beijing Review7 min de lectureAstronomy & Space Sciences
Another Giant Leap
At 11:23 a.m. on April 29, a rocket blasted off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan Province, carrying the core section of China’s space station. After traveling a little over eight minutes on the domestically developed Long March-5B Y
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PEOPLE & POINTS
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation on April 26 launched an investigation into the shopping platform and food delivery giant Meituan Dianping for alleged monopoly conduct including the implementation of an “exclusive dealing agreement.
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Numbers
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Beijing Review3 min de lectureInternational Relations
Australia Misses The Wood For The Trees
The Australian Federal Government recently vetoed two Belt and Road memorandums of understanding (MOUs) signed between the state of Victoria and China’s National Development and Reform Commission. Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said the arrang
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Economy
Gold consumption soared 93.9 percent year on year to 288.2 tons in China in the first quarter (Q1) of the year, recovering to the level in the same period of 2019, according to data from China Gold Association (CGA) on May 1. In Q1, consumption of go
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Sharing The Pie In The Sky
Since Soviet Union astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to fly in space in 1961, the exploration of the universe has changed stupendously. In 2001, Dennis Tito, a U.S. billionaire, reportedly paid $20 million for an eight-day trip in space,
Beijing Review6 min de lectureWorld
On the Fringes of Public Property
In April, the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration released 10 typical cases of intellectual property protection in the municipality in 2020, covering patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and Olympic logo. One of the cases was the crac
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World
People wait to refill empty medical oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients in front of a shop in New Delhi on May 5. India’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 20.7 million on May 6, with 226,188 deaths The site of a partially collapsed
Beijing Review2 min de lectureAstronomy & Space Sciences
Historical Moments in China’s Space Exploration
China successfully launched its first artificial Earth satellite, Dongfanghong-1, marking the beginning of the nation’s extraterrestrial exploration. China launched its first recoverable satellite, which returned after completing its mission in three
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Challenge the Challenger
On April 21, after hours of debate and several amendments, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted 21-1 in approval of the Bill to Address Issues Involving the People’s Republic of China, also known as the Strategic Competition Act of 20
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How People’s Democracy Works in China
When King John of England agreed to the Magna Carta in 1215 to make peace with the rebellious barons, the royal charter was meant to protect the nobles’ property rights. The primacy of the privileged has since become a hallmark of Western democracy.
Beijing Review3 min de lectureFashion
Vaseline On The Lens
When my Chinese fiance and I decided to get married, there was no question about it: We would get our wedding portraits taken at one of the Chinese wedding studios that came with quaint names like “Paris,” “Rome,” “Golden Ladies,” or “Mona Lisa.” “Ar
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A New Height of Cooperation
Sixty years ago, Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin journeyed into outer space, ushering Earth into the era of space flights. Five years prior to that, Qian Xuesen, father of China’s space technology, set up China’s first rocket and missile research insti
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Beijing Review4 min de lectureAviation & Aeronautics
Sky Rocketing
Chinese private rocket developer, i-Space has successfully completed a test run on a new engine it hopes will power its next test rocket later this year. The breakthrough was made on April 26, just three days before China’s launch of Tianhe, the core
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Society
China has seen no new child cases of Kashin-Beck disease, also known as “big bone disease,” for two consecutive years, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Kashin-Beck disease is a bone and joint disorder endemic to Chi
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PEOPLE & POINTS
Chinese record holder Yang Zhe lifted 200 kg in Snatch, resulting in new world and Asian records on the penultimate day featuring the 109 kg category for men at the 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from April 17 to
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Economic Rebound Attracts More FDI
The Western mainstream media has often lashed out against the Chinese Government and the country, but that has not resulted in a negative impact on China when it comes to attracting substantial flows of inbound foreign direct investments (FDI). Accor
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A Taste of Tea
Warm the cup. Wait a few seconds. Here we go. Various Chinese teas satisfy the palates of tea tasters at the 13th China (Beijing) International Tea and Tea Ceremony Exhibition. As a large producer of tea in the world, China began consuming tea some 5
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Taxing the Digits
China needs to take on a more active role in the application of taxes to the digital economy in order to avoid a potential “new tariff war,” forewarned Zhou Xiaochuan, the nation’s former central banker. The remarks, made during a news conference at
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The Language Of Spring
When did Chinese characters come into this world? Ancient Chinese mythology claims this took place on an April 20, or so, some 5,000 years ago. Legend has it that Cangjie, the Grand Historiographer of Huang Di (the Yellow Emperor), one of the most le
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Asia’s Approach To the Future
Many people say the 21st century is the Asian Century. During this year’s Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Boao, Hainan Province, in April, Zhang Yunling, chair professor and Dean of the Institute of International Studies at Shandong Universi
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High Up to Fuel Up
At an altitude of 5,000 meters in the north of Tibet Autonomous Region, oxygen levels are only 40 percent of those at sea level. Strong winds batter the area over 200 days a year. The average annual temperature runs below zero degree Celsius. The har
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