July 23, 2014
asiasociety:

Photo of the Day: Chinese Brothers on the Beach
Two little Chinese boys play with beach sand in Sanya, Hainan Province, China on June 1, 2014. (Hai yizhe/Flickr)
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asiasociety:

Photo of the Day: Chinese Brothers on the Beach

Two little Chinese boys play with beach sand in Sanya, Hainan Province, China on June 1, 2014. (Hai yizhe/Flickr)

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Filed under: China Hainan 
July 22, 2014
Learn English, Chinese Style

July 21, 2014

theworldofchinese:

Get Your Claws Into Xialongbao (with recipe!)

There is no feeling quite like picking up a fresh dumpling on the verge of bursting out of its semi-transluscent skin and nibbling a small hole in the skin to suck out the devilishly good filling: orgasmic. And while it’s a big wide world of dumplings out there, the crabby goodness of 小笼包 (xiǎolóngbāo) is surely king in the dumpling stakes.

Literally “small steaming basket buns”, xiǎolóngbāo is not your average dumpling. This type of bun bears the typical characteristics of Jiangnan (immediate south of the lower reaches of Yangtze River) cuisine, boasting intricate folds, a delicate size, the softest yet juicy texture, and an incredible explosion of salacious flavors. Whether it’s pork, bamboo shoots, or shrimp, the filling is always minced to ensure softness and saturation, epitomizing the Jiangnan taste.

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July 20, 2014
scmpnews:

The Pearl River Delta is the world’s most-exposed flood zone, according to Swiss Re.

scmpnews:

The Pearl River Delta is the world’s most-exposed flood zone, according to Swiss Re.

July 19, 2014
cbrmagazine:


China’s government has put a value on the aid largess that makes its leaders welcome visitors in many of the world’s poorest nations: $14.41 billion. That’s the amount China’s government said it provided in aid over the three years between 2010 and 2012 to poorer countries through grants, interest-free loans and concessional lending. About half the money to 121 countries was earmarked to African states, according to China’s second white paper on foreign aid, published Thursday.

Read more in the Wall Street Journal

cbrmagazine:

China’s government has put a value on the aid largess that makes its leaders welcome visitors in many of the world’s poorest nations: $14.41 billion. That’s the amount China’s government said it provided in aid over the three years between 2010 and 2012 to poorer countries through grants, interest-free loans and concessional lending. About half the money to 121 countries was earmarked to African states, according to China’s second white paper on foreign aid, published Thursday.

Read more in the Wall Street Journal

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Filed under: China Africa 
July 18, 2014
chinadigitaltimes:

Today at China Digital Times, what’s next for Hong Kong protesters, restrictions on observing Ramadan in Xinjiang, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, and more. 
Photo of the Day: No fishing allowed by Dheera Venkatraman

chinadigitaltimes:

Today at China Digital Times, what’s next for Hong Kong protesters, restrictions on observing Ramadan in Xinjiang, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, and more

Photo of the Day: No fishing allowed by Dheera Venkatraman

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Filed under: China fishing 
July 17, 2014
Midweek Leftovers #7

thecleaverquarterly:

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Hungry for more links to Chinese food news? Dig in!

Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Search for General Tso’ [Variety]

I heart Chinese food!’ Make-up free Drew Barrymore indulges her pregnancy cravings as she tucks into a delicious spread [Daily Mail]

Two young immigrants score a hit…

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Filed under: Chinese food 
July 16, 2014
asiasociety:

Interview: What Costs Will Fracking Bring to China?
Fracking has some potential to offset China’s dependence on coal, but already-burdened local communities will still bear the brunt of resulting costs. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, June 11.
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asiasociety:

Interview: What Costs Will Fracking Bring to China?

Fracking has some potential to offset China’s dependence on coal, but already-burdened local communities will still bear the brunt of resulting costs. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, June 11.

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Filed under: china fracking energy 
July 15, 2014
asiasociety:

Photo of the Day: A Sun Streaked Morning in Hong Kong
The sun shines on the central business district in Hong Kong on May 7, 2014. (november-13/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: A Sun Streaked Morning in Hong Kong

The sun shines on the central business district in Hong Kong on May 7, 2014. (november-13/Flickr)

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July 14, 2014

theweekmagazine:

Chasing a dream in Chinawood

Hopefuls come from across the country, trying to become stars in China’s answer to Hollywood

(via globalpost)

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Filed under: china film