3% GDP Growth in China for 2022, with a Decrease of 0.85 Million in Population
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by China Briefing
3d ago
Examining the Impact of Economic Growth and Demographic Changes According to figures provided by the National Bureau of Statistics on January 17, 2023, China’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 3% from the previous year to RMB 121,020.7 billion (US$17,881.30 billion) in 2022. According to industry, the value added of the primary industry increased by 4.1 percent from the previous year to RMB 8,834.5 billion (US$1,305.3 billion); the value added of the secondary industry increased by 3.8 percent to RMB 48,316.4 billion (US$7,138.9 billion); and the value added of the tertiary industry i ..read more
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Old Lhasa: A Biography
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by China Underground
3d ago
“Old Lhasa: A Biography” is a comprehensive, English-language account of the legendary city, featuring its history, religion, and culture. The author, M.A. Aldrich, presents an accessible and captivating narrative, highlighting Lhasans’ daily lives and their enduring spirit. “Old Lhasa: A Biography” covers a wide range of topics, from the traditional customs still practiced in the Tibetan Quarter, such as prayer wheel spinning and incense burning, to the iconic palaces, temples, and monasteries that are central to Tibetan civilization, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Gandan Mona ..read more
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Watch The Best Old Chinese Movies on YouTube, 1927-1949, Part 1
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by China Underground
3d ago
Rediscovering Classic Chinese Cinema: A Guide to Viewing the Best Old Chinese Movies on YouTube Read the article following this link: Watch The Best Old Chinese Movies on YouTube, 1927-1949, Part 1 The post Watch The Best Old Chinese Movies on YouTube, 1927-1949, Part 1 appeared first on China Underground ..read more
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Asian Art Museum Director Dr. Jay Xu appointed to Commission for National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture
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by China Underground
3w ago
The Asian Art Museum is honored to announce that the museum’s Barbara Bass Bakar Director and CEO Dr. Jay Xu has been appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture, convened by the enactment of H.R. 3525 which was originally sponsored by Representative Grace Meng (D-NY). This Commission was the result of many years of advocacy by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country; thanks to their efforts, this critical national endeavor is moving forward. The Commission will be ..read more
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COVID-19 Downgrade Impact on Corporate HR Management
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by China Underground
3w ago
Companies will need to revise their personnel management procedures as a result of China downgrading COVID-19 to a Class B infectious illness in order to deal with the new circumstance. In the upcoming weeks, businesses can encounter a number of frequent challenges, including salary payment, sick leave administration, contract renewal and termination, and others, according to our experts at Dezan Shira & Associates. Author: Fuki Fu and Victoria Li This article first appeared on china-briefing.com, Dezan Shira & Associates The official term for COVID-19, the “new coronavi ..read more
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The Heavenly Sword by Alice Poon
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by China Underground
3w ago
The Heavenly Sword (Sword Maiden from the Moon) The Heavenly Sword by Alice Poon is a fantasy novel that chronicles a martial maiden’s painful journey in search of love and justice in a world filled with human conflicts, exotic martial arts, sorcery, and celestial magic. To thwart the Sky Wolf Zhu Di’s ambitions to take the throne, the goddess Chang’e is dispatched to the realm of humans. Her celestial duty demands everything that Tang Sai’er, a humble village girl, can offer, but in order to shield her family and the villagers from the repercussions of Zhu Di’s horrific civil war, Sai’er also ..read more
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Top 12 Chinese Chefs: A Guide to Excellence in the Culinary World
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by China Underground
3w ago
Experience the Best of Chinese Cuisine with These 12 Master Chefs Chinese cuisine is a rich and diverse culinary tradition with a history that spans thousands of years. From the spicy and bold flavors of Sichuan to the delicate and subtle tastes of Cantonese, Chinese food is known for its wide range of flavors and ingredients. And behind every delicious dish is a skilled and talented chef who has dedicated their life to perfecting their craft. In this article, we will be highlighting some of the best Chinese chefs who have made a name for themselves in the culinary world. These chefs come from ..read more
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How a few Monks Smuggled Silkworm Eggs into the Byzantine Empire
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by China Underground
3w ago
Ancient Industrial espionage: the story of the Few Monk-spies Who Broke Two Monopolies. As a result of the removal of middlemen (China on silk production and Persia on the silk trade routes to the West) from the cost equation, Constantinople became a new source of silk, making it more affordable and accessible in the West. Featured image: Emperor Justinian Receiving the First Imported Silkworm Eggs from Nestorian Monks, Plate 2 from “The Introduction of the Silkworm” [Vermis Sericus] ca. 1595, author: Karel van Mallery (source) Related articles: A Third Century Chinese Account Of The Roman Emp ..read more
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China will no longer require inbound travelers to quarantine starting on January 8, 2023
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by China Briefing
3w ago
China Lifts Quarantine Requirements for Inbound Travelers China will be modifying its immigration policies and measures, including the resumption of issuing passports for Chinese mainland residents and ordinary visas and residence permits for foreign nationals, as well as offering a tourist visa exemption for short-term travelers, following the downgrade of COVID-19 to a Class B infectious disease and the discontinuation of centralized quarantine for incoming travelers. These changes will take effect on January 8, 2023. Author: Qian Zhou This article first appeared on china-briefing ..read more
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Restrictions on China’s Intellectuals Persist Despite End of Zero-COVID Policy
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by China Underground
3w ago
It has become increasingly challenging for scholars and intellectuals to openly express or exchange academic views, particularly those that differ from the views promoted by the party under Xi. Some academics have warned of negative consequences for China due to a lack of critical thinking skills among young students. There has been a trend of growing difficulty among Chinese intellectuals to openly express and exchange their academic views, particularly if they differ from the views promoted by the Communist Party and President Xi Jinping. Since taking power in 2012, Xi has implemented a wide ..read more
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