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Reduce the Proportion of English Teaching, Deputy Proposes

At the Fifth Session of the 13th National People’s Congress, a deputy put forward a proposal to “reduce the proportion of English teaching and points in examinations”. On September 23, the official website of the Chinese Ministry of Education published a reply to the proposal stating that the proportion of foreign language classes in primary…

BIG!! Foreign Tourists will be Allowed to Enter China

Chinese officials said on September 19 that border restrictions will be eased to allow some foreign tourists and travelers to enter.  Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, China has been one of the countries with the strictest restrictions on tourism and foreign tourists. According to Reuters, tour groups will be allowed to enter…

2022 Top 10 Most Densely Populated Cities in China

According to the first financial report, there are currently 21 cities in China with a population density of more than 1,000 people/square kilometer, of which Shenzhen has more than 7,000 people/square kilometers, and Dongguan and Shanghai are in the top three; The population density here is calculated based on the total area of the built…

Landing Nucleic acid Test a MUST for all Shanghai Arrivals

Every traveler coming or returning to Shanghai must take a nucleic acid test upon arrival, otherwise a pop-up notification will cover their health code app, the city’s COVID-19 prevention authority said on Monday. The “landing test,” or “arrival test,” stipulated by the State Council, or China’s cabinet, is applicable to all arrivals to Shanghai through…

Surprised!! iPhone Occupies 70% of China’s High-End Phone Market

Counterpoint’s market share report last month announced the market share of high-end phones in the second quarter of 2022, and the high-end phones in the report refer to the price range of more than $400, with the Apple iPhone occupying the top spot with an absolute advantage, with a market share of up to 46%….

WATCH: Foreigner Slapped, Kicked for Harassing Woman on the Street

On September 12, a foreigner was beaten by a woman for allegedly harassing her on the street in Xi’an. A video posted online, shows a woman grabbing the man’s clothes before slapping and kicking him. According to a witness, the man had pulled the woman forward and made indecent gestures when she walked by.  …

Teacher Ordered to Return Teachers Day Gift

On September 11, the Education and Sports Bureau of Yancheng County, Henan Province, issued a statement about “teachers’ holiday gifts,” instructing a teacher to return the same amount of flowers to the parents of a student. Recently, a teacher at a primary school in Yancheng County, Henan Province, “posted” gifts on social media to attract…

Over 500 University Students and Staff Transferred for Quarantine

According to a press conference held in Beijing on September 10, the Communication University of China, received a notice from the Beijing Chaoyang District Center for Disease Control and Prevention at about 16:10 on the 9th, saying that the school had suspected positive COVID-19 cases. Upon receipt of the notice, the university immediately activated an…

KFC in Deep Water for Refusing RMB Cash Payment

Recently, a woman in Shanghai posted a video showing her cash payment being declined when she ordered food for her kid at a KFC restaurant. Staff told her that KFC only accepts mobile payments. In response to the incident, KFC said it accepts cash but tries to avoid contact through mobile payments. It is understood…

48-Hour Covid Report Required to Take Flights, Trains, Long-Distance Buses

Travelers must have a 48-hour negative nucleic acid test report to take planes and trains as well as inter-provincial coaches and ships during the upcoming holidays, an official with the National Health Commission said on Thursday. Also, regular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing is “necessary” for all regions, even those without infections at present. The…

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