World Cup started yesterday, China's sleepless night also started. Chinese usually passively accept foreign cultural elements such as western clothing, NBA, Hollywood movies and even English. The Chinese took a quite some time to get familiar with them. But soccer, particularly the World Cup, is different.
Lately some foreign diplomats have complained that China is too arrogant. They feel China's attitude has changed. Before, China was kind and friendly, but now they can't even meet Chinese officials. Is it true? Is China acting big for its boots these days?
China declared their "Long-term Plan for Developing Human Resource (2010-2020)". The level of science in a country decides the country's present and future and human resources are an important base for developing science.
Liu Chuanzhi, the Chairman of Lenovo, revealed at the Chinese National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference that he will launch Lenovo's new product Lephone in April. "Le" means joy, pleasure, or enjoyment in Chinese. The Lephone is a combination of a cellular phone and computer.
A local government in Baimiaoxiang, Ba Zhou Qu, Bazhong, Sichuan has publicized its expenditure records down to the last penny. The government made a detailed report, including a RMB 1.5 (US$0.21) purchase of writing paper.
According to Nanfang Daily, China, this year is going to be a turning point for the relations between China and Japan. Some Japanese sinologist's say, China overtaking Japan to become the world's second-biggest economy is to be expected and is not a miracle. However, this has caused Japanese people to feel at a loss.
Fan Huitao, chief designer of China Airborne Missile Academy, was interviewed by China News on March 4. Fan Huitao expressed, "The capability and accuracy rate of China's air-to-air missiles has entered the same technological generation as that of America."
According to People's Daily Online, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan revealed there were three secret deals between Japan and the United States out of four alleged deals it has been investigating, including one on the introduction of nuclear weapons into Japan.
March 8, has became a day of celebration for many women in many different countries and for China it is extra special because All-China Women's Federation stands on a new starting point of the 60 anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Thus the All-China Women's Federation shows how far women have come and which direction they need to go.
On March 6, Hu Jintao, the Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of China, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, and the President of the People's Republic of China, visited the Communist Party of China Tibet Autonomous Committee. Also in attendance was Zhang Qingli, the Secretary of the Committee; Bimachilin, the Deputy Secretary, and other top government officials.
On March 3, Japan's top court rejected an appeal for Chinese 'comfort women'. Japan forced Chinese women to serve as sex slaves, known as "comfort women," during World War II. Eight Chinese women sued the Japanese government for a public apology and compensation for their suffering.
The Voice of America, a trusted source for news, published an article on March 2. The article states, “China places the responsibility for worsening of relations between China and the U.S. on Washington and hopes that the U.S. administration will respect China's interests. U.S.
People's Daily Online, Beijing, quoted a statement from Qin Gang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman about the Sino-American relations, "China urges the US to take China's position seriously, correct its mistakes, undo the serious damage done and take concrete measures to uphold the healthy and sound development of China-US relations."
At 3:29 PM, February 28, the Shaghai Police got a report that a man has taken a girl hostage on Jiang Su Road in Shanghai. When the patrol cars arrived at the scene of the crime, the girl was already stabbed. The man hacked the girl and ran away when the police arrived. Police shot dead the man after warnings went in vain.
Wen Jiabao, Chinese Premier, visited the Central People's Government web site and the Xin Hua web site on February 27, the day before holding the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Reuters and Ipsos surveyed 23 countries to figure out how important money is. The result shows Citizens of South Korea, Japan and China were the most likely to say money meant more to them with 84 percent in each putting more value on cash.