Written by June Teufel Dreyer. No Taiwan president has an easy job balancing pressure from China on unification with domestic pressures from those who advocate clear statements of independence for Taiwan, as opposed to the Republic of China (ROC), versus those who advocate the eventual unification of the ROC with China under a variety of […]

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Just what makes Trus’me so trustworthy? The Manchester DJ, born David James Wolstencroft, adopted the alias for a fun but also pragmatic reason, which he explained to the Beijinger ahead of Jan 26 performance at Zhao Dai (the show is being put on by local promoter Bye Bye Disco). Read our Q&A with Bye Bye Disco […]

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China’s economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington. Growth slowed to 6.6 percent from 2017’s 6.9 percent as both the world’s appetite for China’s exports and domestic consumer spending weakened, official data showed Monday. Forecasters said they […]

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Written by Bonnie S. Glaser. On January 2, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered his first speech focused exclusively on policy toward Taiwan. The occasion for the major policy address was the 40th anniversary of the “message to Taiwan compatriots,” which marked a shift in Beijing’s policy from seeking to “liberate” Taiwan to a new approach […]

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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, Jan 21 The Analects of Confucius TalkA book that we’ve all heard of but very few have probably read, Confucius’ Analects has […]

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If Don Draper were in Japan, he’d likely stop by a bar like this. Indeed, the dapper lead character from the ’60s set series Mad Men would feel oddly at home among the throwback decor, impeccably buttoned-up staff, and stiff-yet-elegant drinks served at newly opened Xindong Lu lounge Emotion House. Chalk up those vintage Japanese vibes […]

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In the latest round of judicial reform of Chinese courts (from 2014 to 2017), China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) has been promoting the system of “similar judgments for similar cases,” in order to ensure the effective supervision of trial activities. The system of similar judgments for similar cases mentioned by the SPC means that judgment […]

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Written by Khalid Jarral. As the UK prepares to leave the EU and expand its trade relations with the non-EU countries, Pakistan offers unique opportunities since Brexit coincides with the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Pakistan’s existing capacity coupled with its projected potential by virtue of the CPEC is steadily enhancing its profile […]

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Feeling thirsty? Whet your whistle with Booze News, our weekly wrap-up of the week’s best bar deals, parties, drink concoctions, industry gossip, and more.  Craft Beer Happenings Jing-A is going to be quite busy in the coming days. For starters, the Xingfucun taproom is launching two new beers: the full-bodied, roasted, and toasted malt laden 8.2 […]

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