• Sun-05-2024
Wait, is TikTok really Chinese? (March 28, 2024, CNN)

TikTok has never operated in mainland China — a fact that its Singaporean CEO, Shou Chew, has repeatedly touted when grilled by American officials. So, just how “Chinese” is it, and why does that matter?

  • Sun-05-2024
Chinese women are teaming up with strangers to save money (May 1, 2024, BBC)

The trend shows a "low confidence in the future economy", says Lu Xi, a public policy professor at the National University of Singapore. Even though the Chinese economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, it still faces a deepening property crisis, falling foreign investment and mounting local government debts.

  • Sun-05-2024
China’s international students under pressure as economic uncertainty looms (May 14, 2024, CNBC)

Since last year, there have been over 4.58 million views with the hashtag “funding for overseas studies cut off” on social media platform “Xiaohongshu,” often seen as China’s Instagram. As a growing number of overseas Chinese students run into financial difficulties due to the declining wealth of their families, many have gone online to express their struggles and seek advice on how to cope with the situation.

  • Sun-05-2024
Zhang Zhan, upon completing her sentence, has disappeared without a trace (May 17, 2024, China Aid)

Zhang Zhan is a hero in the hearts of the Chinese people. She should never have been arrested, never should have been sentenced to prison, and certainly should not have been monitored after her release.

  • Sun-05-2024
What is baduanjin? Traditional qigong exercise gains popularity among burned-out China youth (May 19, 2024, South China Morning Post)

As the desire for a slower-paced lifestyle grows among burned-out workers in China, baduanjin, a traditional Chinese qigong exercise usually practised by the elderly, is attracting younger enthusiasts.

  • Sun-05-2024
Christian Education: Jesus and Chinese Culture (May 16, 2024, China Partnership Blog)

The biggest thing China lacks now is the grace of Jesus Christ. They need Jesus’s grace because people take hold of some elements of traditional Chinese culture—for example, the desire to pursue beauty and goodness—but they only follow after a shadow.

  • Sun-05-2024
Dragons and Devotion: Bridging Cultural Heritage with Christian Faith (May 20, 2024, ChinaSource Blog)

Can I display an artistic representation of a dragon dance in a home that puts Jesus at the center of its allegiance? Is there some evil spiritual influence that the mere embroidery of the dragon has over my soul and home? Does my refusal to take the artwork down show a perverseness of temper in my heart? Am I displeasing God?

  • Sun-05-2024
How I Learned to Love the CUV (May 17, 2024, ChinaSource Blog)

I have learned through shared faith and life experiences with my Chinese sisters and brothers to view the Chinese Union Version of the Bible as a faithful, elegant, and eminently readable translation (信、雅、达)—one that consistently draws me closer to my Lord.

  • Sun-05-2024
(Video) Human Flourishing in Chinese Thought: A Christian Response (May 8, 2024, ChinaSource Blog)

Then, drawing on parallels with the biblical faith, she proposed that the Christian gospel holds relevance to the aspirations of cultural Chinese concerning human flourishing as defined by Confucian ideals.

  • Sun-05-2024
Grey horizons for Beijing’s South China Sea strategy (May 23, 2024, East Asia Forum)

Despite deploying 'grey zone' tactics such as proxy warfare and land reclamation, China's strategic efforts to bolster control of the South China Sea, notably around the Second Thomas Shoal, have yet to produce tangible results. The Philippines' strategy of publicising China's assertive actions, coupled with successful resupply missions, has garnered international support and amplified anti-Chinese sentiment domestically, potentially complicating China's position further.