China Around The Globe 

President Xi Jinping of China Meets Paul Biya of Cameroon

China will always be a sincere friend and trustworthy partner with Africa no matter how international relations change or how China develops, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday. Xi Jinping made the remarks while meeting with visiting Cameroon President Paul Biya at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi said China and Africa have strengthened friendships and enhanced cooperation in past decades, and the two sides are part of a community of shared future and common interests. Biya is the first foreign head of state to visit China…

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Christmas Holiday is Becoming a Problem for China and the Confucian Fundamentalists

Instead of cultivating a Scrooge-like opposition to Western holidays, China’s cultural revivalists should make their own festivals more attractive. Christmas is the most popular Western holiday in China. Every December, shopping centers, hotels, and restaurants radiate Christmas cheer: colored lights, window garlands, wreaths, and, of course, Christmas trees. Many families, too, decorated trees in their homes and wrap gifts for their children. Most Chinese who celebrate Christmas are not Christians. Starting from the 1990s, the middle class has viewed the festival as a trendy commercial holiday devoid of religious connotations;…

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Identical Twin Brothers Marry Identical Twin Sisters in China, Their Wedding Video Goes Viral

The two pairs of twins married at the same venue in a joint wedding ceremony in the Chinese city of Daqing. Imagine the movie characters Ram aur Shyam marrying Sita aur Geeta in real life, wouldn’t that ensure a whole load of confusion and chaos? Well, in a real-life situation two pairs of twins have married each other and their wedding pictures will make you rub your eyes as it looks as if a newlywed pair is standing in front of a mirror. Their wedding picture is raising a storm…

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billionaires Around The Web 

Half of China’s 2,000 Billionaires Didn’t Attend University

Source: .ecns.cn Zong Qinghou – Wahaha Group Chairman – $19 billion (Highest education: Middle School) Half of 2,000 Chinese billionaires have no further education degree, according to a new report published by the Hurun Research Institute. The annual Hurun University of Life Rich List 2017, released on Tuesday, shows that half of 2,000 Chinese entrepreneurs with assets of at least 2 billion yuan ($300 million) have no degree. Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of the institute, said that “these people might not succeed in accordance with current social standards;…

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DEMOCRACY: FOREFRONT OF AFRICA’S PREDICAMENTS

DEMOCRACY: FOREFRONT OF AFRICA’S PREDICAMENTS IT’S TIME FOR AFRICANS TO REVISIT THE ANCESTRAL SCROLLS! Democracy, the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. A catchy phrase it is, don’t you agree? Well at the moment, it is the same unmasked demon putting Africa and Africans at the table’s edge and ready to let go. While many would see democracy as the gateway to capping corruption, handing off most desired freedom to the people, putting various spiced dishes on the table and asking your children to make…

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