Tag Archives: China

Fame: Spotlight on Super Woman Clare Boothe Luce

New York, N.Y. Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris’ twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately. Sylvia Jukes Morris’ […]

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VIDEO: The Queen Calls Chinese Officials ‘Very Rude’

London, U.K. Queen Elizabeth has been caught on camera saying Chinese officials were “very rude” during a state visit to Britain by President Xi Jinping that London had said would herald a “golden era” in relations with Beijing. She was speaking at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, the same day that Prime Minister […]

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Yale Center Beijing Head Named WEF Young Global Leader

Beijing, China. Carol Li Rafferty YC ’00, the managing director of Yale Center Beijing, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s newest class of Young Global Leaders, the WEF announced on March 16. Rafferty will join a community of young leaders under 40 from around the world and from organizations in all sectors. For five […]

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Diwali Feted by Luce Foundation, Lions Club for Orphans in India

New York, N.Y.  Delayed Diwali is just as good as celebrating on the proper date. Especially when this Festival of Lights is combined with its counterparts Chanukah and Christmas. It was a beautiful setting: Tusk retail headquarters at 242 West 26th Street in Manhattan. Global Advisors Jan Ivarsson and Lynne Marie Paquette, jewelry designer Nicole Zahour, photographer […]

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Purchases Abroad Take Up Growing Portion of Chinese Luxury Spending 

This article is featured in Jing Daily’s Weekly Roundup Newsletter. Beijing, China. According to a new report by the China-based Fortune Character Institute, 78 percent of luxury purchases by Chinese consumers took place outside of mainland China this year, a number slightly higher than last year’s estimate of 76 percent. As tariffs keep luxury goods prices high […]

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China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

Washington, D.C. A new high-speed rail line that will link mainland China and Hong Kong is drawing criticism over Beijing’s plans to place mainland Chinese police officers in the Hong Kong train station. People’s Armed Police. Photo: Wikipedia. The planned West Kowloon terminus for the railway linking Kowloon and Guangzhou is not scheduled to open until […]

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Habitat for Humanity Notes Importance of World Toilet Day

New York, N.Y.  The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene – and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children, including 200,000 children in India, die from diseases caused by fecal contamination. Habitat for Humanity (LINK) is a […]

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Indonesia May Also Challenge China’s South Sea Claims

Beijing, China. At a time when China appears to be trying to smooth over its differences with rival claimants in the South China Sea, Indonesia has become the latest to indicate just how serious the situation has become. Indonesian Navy and U.S. Navy officers work through a freedom of navigation exercise during a legal training symposium. […]

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