The "996" overtime schedule - working from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week - has been the topic of heated debate for days after a few IT industry staffers complained about their long working hours earlier this month with the slogan "996 ICU." "What is '996 ICU'?...
A growing number of Chinese women are buying properties for themselves in big cities, according to a report released by the Chinese real estate information platform Beike in March 2019. Around 46.7 percent of a total of 67,724 secondhand real estate deals in 12 cities via Beike in 2018 were made by...
The plot from the Hollywood blockbuster Face/Off (1997) has now become true, this time with nothing but cosmetics in fangzhuang videos where beauty vloggers mimic celebrities, which has become a trend on social media. He Yuhong, a beauty vlogger and makeup artist in Southwest China's Chongqing, uses her face...
When the sun shone through the window, and fell on her bedside, Xu Kun knew that it was time to get up. After freshening up, she sat on the terrace with several pieces of bread and a cup of coffee. From afar, rapeseed flowers swayed and glittered in the...
A comment made by a financial blogger who said that "there is an iron law of seeking a girlfriend among e-commerce industry practitioners" stirred some controversy recently on Sina Weibo.He disclosed that women who spend lower than 128 yuan ($19.08) averagely for one dress will be labeled by the...
When Luo Yu saw actor and singer Luo Yunxi (Leo Luo) on the screen for the first time, she was star-struck."What a gentleman! He is charming and elegant, with affectionate eyes and wonderful acting skills. I was captured," the 22-year-old freelance photographer recalled.In August 2018, Luo Yunxi became...
Green goggles, green clothes and green faces representing the Irish community in Shanghai were all part of a recent St. Patrick's Day celebration, which falls on March 17 but kicked off on March 9.St. Patrick's Day is Ireland's National Day which is celebrated in many major cities across...
Back in the 13th century, a young Italian merchant named Marco Polo made his way to China via the ancient Silk Road. Stories of his adventures, encounters and observations were later compiled into The Travels of Marco Polo, one of the most well-known travelogues among Italians looking to...
As a highlight of China's thriving private enterprises, Wenzhou, a commercial city in East China's Zhejiang Province, boasted a total of 224,760 privately owned companies as of October 2018, up 14 percent from the previous year, according to Wenzhou Daily in November 2018.Despite the achievements of previous generations of...
If you are still struggling to go back to work following China's seven-day Spring Festival holiday, your overdue bills and empty wallets may give you a wake-up call.On Monday, the first working day of the Chinese lunar calendar, a topic titled "How much have you spent during Spring Festival"...
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