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Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre

KyleKyle
December 17, 2014
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Xi JinPing at Nanjing Massacre Ceremony

Xi JinPing at Nanjing Massacre Ceremony
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Seventy-seven years ago on December 13, Japan invaded the Chinese city of Nanjing after over-running the international port city of Shanghai. What followed was a series of horrifying acts of inhumanity committed by the Japanese army against Chinese civilians.

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Advice and Tips | Travel

Bus and subway fares increase in Beijing.

Jyoti BhandariJyoti Bhandari
December 16, 2014
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Unlike, 2 yuan in subway and 1 yuan in bus, now the passengers in Beijing, the capital city of China need to pay more money when they travel by bus or subway. The Beijing Municipal has announced this news and will be effective from December 28, 2014.

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Event

Christmas in Beijing

Jyoti BhandariJyoti Bhandari
December 16, 2014
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Christmas is the most famous holiday celebrated by billions of people all around the world. Christmas is not only huge festival of the world but it is also an important part of modern culture where even people in nations with little or no Christian history or tradition are celebrating it in increasing numbers. In China also the popularity of Christmas in increasing rapidly as Christians and Catholics are increasing in numbers. Mostly young people consider Christmas as the time to celebrate and enjoy with their friends whereas some business man utilize Christmas to promote their sales or products to make more money.

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Scholarships

Time to apply for 2015 CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship

Jyoti BhandariJyoti Bhandari
December 16, 2014
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As New Year 2015 is coming soon new academic semester is also going to start soon. Those who are going to apply to the Universities for higher education are especially busy in searching different scholarship options which can support their studies. Few months ago I had written in brief about CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship. If you had missed that blog I want to inform that it is the right time to apply for 2015 CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship so if you are interested to study Ph.D. in China don’t miss to prepare and apply before the deadline.

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Advice and Tips

Be careful of taxi scams in Beijing

Jyoti BhandariJyoti Bhandari
December 16, 2014
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Beijing’s taxis are abundant, cheap and reliable, but sometime we have heard one or too many stories from travelers who have experienced of common taxi scam in Beijing. Beijing is very big and quite extending. The present city still finds its basic outline of the Imperial City 500 years ago in Yuan Dynasty with a clear north-south axis and a lot of narrow lanes. When you have to travel around Beijing and if you wish to take taxi, it is very easy to find taxis at any part of city but the important thing is that you should be careful enough to avoid taxi scams in Beijing. In Beijing illegal taxis are known as Black taxis which have a fake meter rigged to produce ridiculous rates. Sometimes you might also heard reports of these cheater drivers just dropping people off at random destinations after collecting their payday as well as drivers who drive off with luggage as soon as the passenger gets out. In order to avoid such taxi scams you should be aware of following safety tips.

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News

Hong Kong Protests Finished

KyleKyle
December 16, 2014
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The Hong Kong Protests

The Hong Kong protests have reached their conclusion
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After 2 months of protesting the street in Hong Kong, the last protest site has been cleared and its occupiers sent home.

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News

The search for “naked” officials in China

Baudin PierreBaudin Pierre
December 15, 2014
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A recent article described that China police has found more than 3,200 “naked” officials at county-level or above. “Naked” officials are generally senior officials who have sent their families abroad, often believed to be a conduit for transferring their ill-gotten assets abroad, and in preparation for their own flight.

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Campus Life | Learning Resources | Tsinghua University

SPPM Guest Lectures: Agriculture and Rural Development

Larissa PaschynLarissa Paschyn
December 15, 2014
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The MID office co-organized a guest lecture series on Agriculture and Rural Development with the China Institute for Rural Studies. Visiting scholar, Professor YU Xiaohua from the University of Gottingen, Germany gave three lectures on the topics of Food Security in China and Its Policy Implications, Nutritional Impacts of Rising Food Prices in African Countries and Matching Food with Mouths: Missing Food in Rural China.  Around 30 international students attend the lectures.

Professor YU Xiaohua introduced China’s food production, nutrition, food security and other popular issues during the lectures. He also compared China’s nutrition problems with African countries’ giving an international comparative perspective.  He also  discussed  hot agriculture issues in China, and the agriculture and rural development of China and developing countries.

Guest Lectures: Agriculture and Rural Development  photo by SPPM

Guest Lectures: Agriculture and Rural Development
photo by SPPM

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Campus Life | Travel | Tsinghua University

MID and IMPA Program Summer Field Training Informational Meeting

Larissa PaschynLarissa Paschyn
December 15, 2014
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Recently, the MID and IMPA programs held a summer field training informational meeting, highlighting the achievements of the field trips and internships for the past academic year of 2013. Over 50 international students attended the meeting.

MID and IMPA Program Summer Field Training Informational Meeting Photo by SPPM

MID and IMPA Program Summer Field Training Informational Meeting
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Event | News | Sports

2015 Xiamen International Marathon 5km and 10km Race

SamSam Fowler
December 15, 2014
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The first 2015 C&D Xiamen International Marathon event took place in China over the weekend and involved both a 10 km and 5 km race. A total of 17,950 runners took part, with 9,168 competitors running the 5 km race and 8,782 competing in the 10 km event. This can be seen as a warm up to the main Xiamen International Marathon in January 2015 where many participants from all over the globe are expected to race in one of China’s most famous marathons. Over 18 countries were represented in the shorter 5 km and 10 km races held in the South of China.

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