When I first thought of comparing Game of Thrones to the Three Kingdoms, it seemed pretty ridiculous. One story takes place in the fictional land of Westeros, an imaginary world where dragons, sorcerers and walking dead exist. Another is a romantic version of real Chinese history, with rivalry, reunions and scheming between three ancient kingdoms at a time when the rule of Han dynasty was at its lowest around 220 A.D.
On the morning of May 21, Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei, gave an exclusive interview to CCTV at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, during which he articulated his opinion on Huawei’s ongoing conflicts with the U.S. and opened up about issues related to the future of 5G and even his family.
When we think of Ieoh Ming Pei, the first thing that comes to mind is the glass pyramid in front of the Grand Louvre. After its completion in 1989, the magnificent structure was the subject of much controversy. Many doubted that it was in accord with the classical architecture of the Louvre. 30 years later, the glass pyramid has become the most prominent landmark in Paris alongside the Eiffel tower.
On May 17, 2019, LinkSure Literature announced the acquisition of the mobile comic app Manman. The company is positioning itself to develop new comic IPs based on popular online literature from its reading platform.
CNBC released their list of 2019 Disruptor 50 companies, containing the most influential and innovative companies in various industries, from biotech and machine learning to transportation, retail and agriculture. Two Chinese firms, the ride-hailing giant Didi-Chuxing and Xiaohongshu, ranked among the top ten.
May 15, The US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over threats against American technologies, the White House stated. The executive order aims to “protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services”.
On May 15th, Alibaba Group announced their financial results for the quarter and fiscal year that ended in March 31, 2019. Their announcement coincided with that of Tencent, who also launched the financial results for the first quarter 2019.
“Seven years after I graduate from my master school, I still have the nightmares, I still dream of those classes, where the teacher is shouting, those sweaty summer days. I would dream of how I didn’t finish my math papers, and failed to find all the revision materials. I kinda feel it will haunt me all my life.”
On May 10, Japanese writer Haruki Murakami published an article that immediately went viral on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform. The famed novelist spoke up for the first time about his father’s involvement in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The extended four-day labor day holiday has no doubt contributed to the national economy. According to statistics, the total domestic income from tourism reached as much as 117.67 billion yuan.
On May 9th, 2019, a joint venture under Xiaomi and independent investment bankAMTD Group called Insight Fintech HK has been granted a Hong Kong virtual bank license, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).
Netflix has purchased exclusive distribution rights to stream Chinese streaming website Youku’s original web series “I Hear You” outside of China, said the Alibaba-owned video site on May 10.
The superhero epic has already overtaken Operation Red Sea, a 2018 Chinese action war film, as the third most successful film in Chinese box office history, right behind Wolf Warrior 2 (5.6 billion yuan) and The Wandering Earth (4.6 billion yuan).
“Today I just want to tell you guys that going to Stanford is not a dream. As long as you have a determined goal, and work hard for it, the dream will come true.” Zhao Siyu said in a live-streaming video. She encouraged viewers to share the video, so that more people would come to know her story and get inspired.
Seven years have passed since the gang rape case happened in New Delhi, India, yet it still breaks people’s hearts. Through western productions like BBC’s India’s Daughter or this year’s new Netflix series Delhi Crime, we as outsiders came to understand, why something this evil and brutal would happen in a country of hinduism and marigold. Or perhaps, the misunderstanding has gone worse.