New measures on stroke prevention - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Chinese medical experts are working on reducing the risk of stroke among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation by using an innovative medical solution.By closing off the left atrial appendage, the minimally invasive surgery can prevent the formation of blood clots and reduce the risk of long-term disability and death caused by thrombus embolization among atrial […]

China’s passenger vehicles sales fell in January, the first year-on-year drop in almost a year, data showed Thursday. A total of 2.12 million passenger vehicles were sold in January, dropping 9.8 percent year on year, marking the first year-on-year drop since February 2016, according to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). The association attributed the fall […]

Chinese banks saw their bad loans rise in the first quarter (Q1) due to the slowing economy, but the risks were controllable, the regulator said Sunday. Guo Ligen, vice chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), told a financial forum that non-performing loans by banks have been rising, as many sectors have felt the pains […]

Oscar: 10 facts you may not know - Monday, July 24, 2017

People look at the Oscar statuettes displayed at an exhibition held at Grand Central Station in New York, the United States, Feb 23, 2012. From the golden statuettes to the winners, here are the 10 things that you probably don’t know about the oldest entertainment awards ceremony.1.Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette […]

Top 10 smartphone vendors in the world - Sunday, July 23, 2017

Smartphone shipments worldwide for 2015 grew 10.3 percent year on year to 1.29 billion units, according to global market research firm TrendForce.Chinese vendors shipped 539 million units, while Samsung and Apple shipped 547 million units.TrendForce predicts that Chinese smartphone makers to take 45 percent of the global market share this year, indicating that nearly one […]

Managing debt in an overleveraged world - Sunday, July 23, 2017

A photo illustration shows a $100 banknote placed above Chinese 100 yuan banknotes in Beijing in May 10, 2013. Whatever happened to deleveraging? In the years since the 2008 global financial crisis, austerity and balance-sheet repair have been the watchwords of the global economy. And yet today, more than ever, debt is fueling concern about […]

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the police shootings in Dallas after meeting with EU leaders at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016.DALLAS – At least one sniper in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded seven more in a coordinated attack that ended when police used a bomb to kill […]

The three-day Beijing International Tourism Expo drew crowds of visitors with interests in tourism packages to popular destinations around the world.Wu Min, 62, is dazzled by the shining billboards around her and soon gathers a stack of colorful brochures. They showcase tourism packages to popular destinations, ranging from the United States and France and South […]

Decline of 15.2% seen in the first 10 months, with overseas consumption partly to blameA sharp downturn in imports in the first 10 months of the year highlights the need to streamline regulation, trade specialists said on Sunday.Imports from January to October fell by 15.2 percent year-on-year to 8.47 trillion yuan ($1.33 trillion), while Chinese […]

Change concept of filial piety - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fulfilling filial responsibilities is easier said than done. And meeting all the requirements of filial piety has become all the more difficult in these postmodern times, because many people still stick to age-old beliefs that are no longer applicable or practical, says an article in Qianjiang Evening News. Excerpts:Zhou Songying, who is just about 50, […]