Monday, 15th, 2019 | 10:07PM Updated

During the Chinese New Year, expats in China are left with two options: either to embrace the cultural peculiarities shared among mainlanders, or maintain a mindset of impermanence.
Expats in China: Lonely During Chinese New Year?

For many mainlanders, the Chinese New Year holiday is a time for homecoming and celebrations. But such may not be the case for expats in China, who face the prospect of loneliness amid the transience of fellow foreign workers in a culturally unique country.

A little boy gives a female kid a hug outside a cake shop in Wanxincun in Hedong District, Tianjin, in Aug. 1999. The grown-up girl now wants to know his identity.
Catching Up on Nearly 2-Decade-Old Sweet Memory: Girl Seeks Mystery Boy

Looking for a lost love? Not exactly. One anonymous girl begins her search for the identity of the little boy who surprisingly hugged her back in 1999.

During the last 18 years, Liu Jianguang has already reached 31 regions and provinces in China to promote Lei Feng's philosophy.
Ex-soldier Tours China in a Distinguishable Minivan in the Last 18 Years to Promote a Cultural Icon from Mao’s Era

It will be hard not to notice this minivan, owned by ex-soldier Liu Jianguang and covered with red flags, flags of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and posters of the late Lei Feng, bellowing in loudspeaker promotions of the ideals of hard work and simple living.

Saitama went bald training in the One Punch Man anime series.
Bald males seen as more confident, dominant than men with hair

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found out that bald men have a lot more going for them despite the lack of hair. Men usually fear hair loss when they age but it would seem to be a good thing after all.

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Two medicine bottles are placed just above an HIV positive vaccine sign.
Latest HIV/AIDS cure leaves no hiding place for the virus

HIV/AIDS cure has been discovered in Nigeria by a university professor. This latest medical breakthrough boasts of an extensive cure that reaches all cells in the body, including those hard to reach areas by current HIV treatment.

Visitors pose for a photo at the Rockefeller Center in New York, United States.
Chinese Tourists Spend More Money on Travel Experiences than Shopping Sprees

Instead of spending their money for a ‘shopping spree’ abroad, many Chinese tourists are now choosing to experience exotic culture and services.

As a country with a large economic output, China is poised to shine brighter on the world stage.
Book Compiling Xi's Quotes Expected to Sell High

The book's chief editor, Liu Zhihui, claimed professors from National Defense University's People's Liberation Army were the ones who edited the contents of the book to ensure authoritativeness and accuracy.

A display of Chinese take-out food and appropriate serving and eating items.
Chinese Cuisine Starting to Whet More American Appetites

Chinese food has long been in the United States for decades, but it is often relegated to takeout boxed and dumplings. Nowadays, however, Chinese cuisine in the US is put under a new light with an emphasis on taste, according to an article by China Daily.

Plate XV of John Thomson’s “Illustrations of China and Its People, Vol. 1” shows (top, counterclockwise) a lady from Canton, the lady’s maid, a bride and her groom.
Legendary Photographer’s Astonishing Images of 1870s China Up for Auction

Two volumes of 19th-century photographer John Thomson’s China travelogue are put up for sale by a New York-based auction house this month. They are expected to fetch as much as $20,000.

Porcelain making in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.
Youngsters Flock to River Town to Revive Ancient Porcelain Arts

For several centuries, the town of Jingdezhen’s workshops were renowned to be the cradle of the best and most coveted china in the world. Today, these workshops are slowly being revived by young artisans in a bid to keep the ancient porcelain arts alive.

China is now considered as one of the world's leading countries in terms of high-speed rail technology.
China’s Bullet Trains Make Homecomings Much Faster, Convenient, Comfortable

Thanks to the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway, what used to be a 16-hour trip was shortened by half.

 Local artists perform lion dance during a Spring Festival market on January 22, 2017 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province of China.
2017 Spring Festival Gala Rated 'Better' Than Last Year's: Viewers

With innovations introduced in this year's edition, many hailed the 2017 Spring Festival Gala as better than 2016's. The cultural spectacle is annually helmed by the China Central Television as part of the Chinese New Year celebration.

The Chinese New Year is commemorated around the globe through different cultural celebrations.
Helsinki Gets a Taste of China's Intangible Cultural Heritage for Chinese New Year

Locals in Helsinki, Finland, were able to get a taste of the intangible cultural heritage of China as part of the Chinese New Year celebration. The revelry was participated by approximately 50,000 spectators.

Huo’s family has been making woodprint New Year paintings for seven generations, and the clan shows no signs of stopping the practice.
Tianjin’s Woodprint New Year Paintings Remain Popular Goods

Traditional woodprint paintings made especially for the Chinese New Year remain a valued art form and a helpful source of income for the locals of Tianjin, a port city in the northern part of the country.

View of Port of Copenhagen, biggest cruise port in the Baltic and welcomes almost 850,000 cruise passengers and 240,000 crew members from more than 150 countries a year.
Denmark, China Ink Agreement to Boost Bilateral Tourism

We know that the Chinese spend lots of money when they travel. So this is something that will benefit the traditional Danish tourism industry, but also the retail industry, in the long run.

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