Feature: Foreign tennis coach on new life in rural China (Xinhua) 17:18, January 06, 2020 XINING, China, Jan. 5 -- 8-year-old Li Jiarong never dreamed that one day she might be able to learn tennis in her remote Chinese hometown, sweating on the court like her idol Li Na. What's more incredible is that her … Continue reading (China-408) January 13, 2020 – Why would a foreigner wants to teach Chinese kids Tennis!
Economy / China Economy China’s pork crisis piques interest in dog and cat meat, as animal activists raise the alarm over illegal slaughter • Some regions of China have a long tradition of dog meat consumption, but African swine fever has boosted interest in an alternative source of protein to pork • Animal rights groups … Continue reading (China-407) Jan 8, 2020 Dog Meat is very popular in some parts of mainland China…more so with pork prices going up the roof!
• THE MEN LEONARDO DA VINCI LOVED • • Leonardo is the world’s most famous artist. But a new opera is shining fresh light on his private passions – by depicting his intense relationships with two of his assistants. • • By Hettie Judah 8 November 2019 bbc NEWS We know a great deal about … Continue reading (International-289) January 8, 2020 Who is Da Vinci? A Gay man?
In search of the real Christine Keeler • 30 December 2019 The Guardian Christine Keeler was just 19 when she became embroiled in a sex scandal that would bring down the British government. Not only was she vilified at the time, but the affair stalked her throughout her life. For the first time, a new … Continue reading (International-288) Jan 7, 2020 – I remember Christine Keeler when I was in high school in Malaysia!
‘Colors of the Mountain’ author Da Chen dies at 57 Da Chen, author of “Colors of the Mountain.” (Thomas Jack Hilton / Crown Books) By ASSOCIATED PRESS DEC. 24, 2019 Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s Cultural Revolution … Continue reading (America-169) Jan 7, 2020 Da Chen, a great Chinese writer died too young in USA
Opposition to 996 reflects workers' rising sense of rights By Wang Yiqing | China Daily | Updated: 2019-12-28 The term"996" has entered three lists of China's top 10 buzzwords for 2019, which is not surprising given the controversy it has created. The figure 996 refers to a working schedule, according to which employees have to … Continue reading (International-287) Jan 7, 2020 – work to death in Japan!
Lifestyle / Food & Drink Japanese food in Okinawa: we try the healthy, local dishes believed to boost longevity • Okinawans have an average life expectancy of 84, something widely credited to the region’s food • The Halekulani Hotel’s ‘Secrets of Longevity’ programme lets visitors experience both local home cooking and gastronomical delights Chris Dwyer … Continue reading (International-286) January 7, 2020 The secret to longevity in Okinawa!