China officially approved a two-child policy in October 2015, ending decades of generally allowing families to have only one child (though there were many exceptions added throughout the years). Faced with a rapidly aging population, China’s government hoped the new two-child policy – coupled with a blitz of government propaganda encouraging more births – would […]

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Written by Kerry Ratigan and Javier Corrales. Since the 2000s, Chinese firms have been seeking natural resources in Latin America voraciously. One distinction in the Chinese approach is a preference for acquiring mines, rather than simply purchasing the commodity on the market. Another distinction is that Chinese firms encounter greater resistance to acquisitions abroad than firms […]

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Beijing Beats brings you the best in Beijing nightlife each weekend so that you can soothe the woes of a long and stressful week with some out-of-body gyrating and some experiences you’d rather forget come Monday. Check the weekend’s full list of nightlife events here. Friday, Nov 2 Fort RomeauUK producer and DJ Fort Romeau (aka Michael […]

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The Chinese Communist Party should rejoice: it potential rivals are struggling. In the United States, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party devote their energies to trashing international institutions which anchor America’s hegemony. They look down on science. They seek to make America white, male, and Christian again to end its role as a universal […]

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“I think that our present age is probably the worst time of all to be alive… Living in today’s world is terrible, I’m always scared of not being able to keep up.” (Tsai Ming-liang) Tsai Ming-liang is an important figure of contemporary Taiwan cinema. His career started as part of the second wave of Taiwanese New Cinema. […]

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Written by Virbuen Nandakumar On Friday night Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, sacked the sitting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in. Alexander Nikiforov, a noted legal scholar, describes this as a “constitutional coup”. …whilst constitutional nuances may be debated, the fact of the matter is “the event was planned […]

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2018 may be considered the “year of the vandal” in Taiwan, if statues of former president Chiang Kai-shek are any metric. The island is in a period of transitional justice, and as excesses and abuses of its authoritarian past are being investigated, former President Chiang Kai-shek is undergoing something of a performance review. From a […]

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Our Events Watch series aims to highlight happenings that aren’t focused on alcohol and drinking, but instead take a more educational or productive approach. Events include comedy, talks, networking events, markets, and dinners.  Monday, Oct 29 Salsa/Bachata/Kizumba NightEvery Monday, The Bricks invites you to shake off your weekend fuzz with their salsa, bachata, and kizumba […]

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One of Beijing’s underground talents, LOW BOW have been lurking around the city’s underbelly for a number of years with their trainwreck blues, garage rock sets, and freeform banter. There is a buzzing energy around the live sets delivered by the Irish/Chinese rock duo knows as Low Bow. For quite a few years now, Irish born musician and […]

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