Beijing Review6 min lettiWorld
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
Beijing Review1 min lettiMedical
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 lettiAstronomy & 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
Beijing Review6 min lettiWorld
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
Beijing Review5 min lettiWorld
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 lettiFashion
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
Beijing Review2 min lettiAstronomy & Space Sciences
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 lettiAviation & 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
Beijing Review5 min lettiMedical
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
Beijing Review1 min lettiWorld
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
Beijing Review4 min lettiWorld
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 lettiWorld
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 lettiWorld
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
Beijing Review5 min letti
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 lettiAstronomy & 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
Beijing Review4 min lettiWorld
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 lettiInternational 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
Beijing Review4 min lettiWorld
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 Review3 min letti
Community Through Common Unity
Audiophile: someone who loves music and strives to reproduce music in its purest form. As someone who bopped around as a toddler to reggae and had huge unrealistic dreams of becoming a top-notch sound engineer traveling the world working every music
Beijing Review4 min letti
Decoding Beauty and Happiness
Liu Ruiyi is an accountant at an auditing firm in Dalian, a coastal city in Liaoning Province in northeast China. She once worked in Shanghai for one and a half years, and then decided to return to her hometown of Dalian because she could save on ren
Beijing Review4 min lettiWorld
In China, for China
The largest robotics manufacturing and research facility of ABB, a Switzerland-based technology company, is set to start operating in Shanghai by the end of this year. Its annual production capacity is expected to reach 100,000 robots, about a quarte
Beijing Review4 min lettiComputers
Economy
The share of coal in China’s energy mix will drop to less than 56 percent this year, a guideline released by the National Energy Administration (NEA) on April 22 read. The proportion was 56.8 per-cent in 2020, and 57.7 percent in 2019. In 2021, China
Beijing Review2 min lettiWorld
The Chinese Language on the Global Stage
Observed on April 20, is the UN Chinese Language Day. The exact date comes in tribute to Cangjie, the legendary figure credited with having invented Chinese characters. The theme of this year’s UN Chinese Language Day is “Highlighting Pictographs,” a
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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
Beijing Review4 min lettiWorld
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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