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Countries like the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain are exploring and thinking of adapting Chinese methods of teaching.
Waning Interest in Math Grips Chinese Public

In light of China’s recent loss in the 2015 International Mathematical Olympiad, the Chinese public recognizes the gradual decline of the standard of mathematics in the country.

Prospective buyers look at a Qin plug-in hybrid at an auto outlet in Shanghai.
Experts Say MIIT Data Inflated, Green Vehicle Demand Not as Strong

Data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) indicated that demand for locally built electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles are increasing based on figures submitted by individual automakers.

An employee looks on next to an assembly production line of Buick cars at a General Motors factory in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Jan. 28, 2015.
GM and Nissan Crack the Code to Success in a Slumping Market

In the shadow of China’s weakened economy, the growth of China’s light-vehicle sales also took a hit, dropping to 4.8 percent in the first half of the year compared to 9.9 percent last year.

Shen Yueyue speaks during the third session of the 12th National People's Congress held at the Great Hall of the People on March 8, 2015.
Paid Sex with Underage Girls to Be Categorized as Rape?

The 15th session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee on June 26 provided another venue to push for an amendment in the Criminal Law that would make paid sex with underage girls a criminal offense categorized as rape to protect young children, particularly minors. Following many others who pushed for an amendment in the previous years, the latest one to do so was Shen Yueyue, the president of All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and vice-chairperson of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.

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Protesting French taxi drivers block the traffic on the Paris ring road during a national protest against Uber, in Paris in June 2015.
Uber to Overcome Challenges as Tech Prevails in the Long Run

Car-ride booking application Uber is encountering problems and its operations have been disrupted in some countries, but despite that the company may reap greater rewards in the end as technology and innovation will eventually prevail, according to an article by George N. Tzogopoulos, a lecturer at the European Institute in Nice, France.

From news to education to utilities to social networking--some of the apps used by a Canadian teacher in Calgary.
Unwanted Apps, Irate Users, Lawsuits: Consumer Council Takes Action

Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission has taken a legal action against Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications and Tianjin Samsung Telecommunications Technology for not informing consumers about the pre-installed apps in their products. Many of these pre-installed apps can’t be uninstalled and such earned the ire of consumers.

China's auto industry may fail to achieve the 10-year goals set by the government.
China's Auto Industry Targets Have Slim Chance of Being Met, Experts Say

Experts claim that the goals set by the government for the auto industry are unrealistic. This insight comes despite the sharp rise in the sales of electronic vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

A map showing the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road proposed by China.
China Building 'Soft' Power Through Foreign Aid

China is using soft power through the form of foreign aid to help the world, despite criticism from the West that its approach lacks transparency.

He Jiong resigned from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
The Absent Employee Resigned: The Case of He Jiong

Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) lost this month a high-profile celebrity from its workforce when TV host-actor-singer-endorser He Jiong resigned. BFSU associate professor and librarian Qiao Mu prompted the decision when he revealed on Sino Weibo that He is still part of the payroll despite being an absent employee since 2007.

The '19 Kids and Counting' Star, Josh Duggar Admitted Of Molesting Underage Girls As Teenager
Cancel ‘19 Kids & Counting’ Or Fire Josh Duggar: TLC’s Dilemma

TLC is reportedly in a dilemma after “19 Kids And Counting” star Josh Duggar’s involvement in a molestation controversy. The cable network is said to be considering whether to cancel the family reality show or to continue without the Duggars’ eldest son.

Unsold cars are likely to be seen more and more within inventories and dealer lots.
Global Automakers Cut Prices in China as Market Slows Down

Automotive sales in China have slowed down. Car manufacturers must brace themselves for the maturing market and lower percentage gains, and should consider lowering retail values. Some brands have already trimmed down their prices, including Volkswagen, Honda Motor Co., Ford Motor Co. and GM.

A model poses next to a Dongfeng EJ02 during the opening day of the Shanghai Auto Show.
Why the Dongfeng-FAW Merger Is Likely to Fail

Rumors are buzzing around China’s auto industry regarding a proposed merger of FAW Group Corp. and Dongfeng Motor Corp., two of the country’s top state-owned automakers.

In a press briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying expressed the country’s “strong dissatisfaction” with the statement, stating that China is against it.
Remembering Victims of War Helps Prevent the Outbreak of Future Conflicts

Remembering those who are part of the casualties of war will help humanity avoid another worldwide conflict.

18,500 children die from car crashes in China, making it the leading cause of death among kids aged 3-14 years old.
Stop the Cars, Save the Children

More than 200,000 people die on China's roads each year, and 10,000 of these are children under the age of 15.

A coach talks to students as another hits a shot during a table tennis class at the Shichahai Sports School in Beijing.
Table Tennis Dominance Gives Pause for Thought Among Chinese Fans

When it comes to international sports, most are usually dominated by athletes from the U.S. and other Western nations. But when it comes to table tennis, China is undoubtedly the king.

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