Kazakh communists outraged by U.S. act on Hong Kong

The Kazakh Communist People's Party leader says Kazakh communists are outraged by the U.S. administration's signing of the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into law, which interferes in China's internal affairs.

«One country, two systems» benefits Macao: incoming chief executive

Macao has been thriving with the good practice of the "one country, two systems" principle over the past two decades, says Ho Iat Seng, incoming Macao Special Administrative Region chief executive

China’s fifth C919 jet transferred to Nanchang for new phase of test flight

The fifth prototype of China's large passenger jet C919 has flown from Shanghai to Nanchang to conduct further testing.

Deep-fried ramen croquettes now exist in Japan, and we are all powerless to resist them

The ramen croquette is here to satisfy all our guilty pleasure hunger food cravings at once. In Japan, sushi is cuisine. Matcha green tea is culture. And ramen? Ramen is grub. Warm, flavorful, and filling, ramen checks off just about… Читать далее →

Four can’t-miss gourmet street foods in Macao

Four can't-miss gourmet street foods in Macao: More and more tourists come to Macao, a tourist destination where the East and the West meet, for the tasty cuisines here

Do Japanese people like Dr. Pepper? Online poll seeks the truth, gets 28,000 responses

The results are surprising..but make sense if you think about it. Soda in general isn’t a popular soft drink in Japan;  if you go to a social gathering, you’re more than likely to see big bottles of tea than Coca-Cola…. Читать далее →

German Advent word of the day: Der Nussknacker

What does it mean?  Der Nussknacker translates to “the nutcracker,” a classic Christmas symbol. Die Nuss refers to “the nut,” while Der Knacker comes from the verb knacken, “to crack.”  A traditional nutcracker figurine is handpainted. Many are mass produced… Читать далее →

Japanese gamer mom wants kids to unlock the achievement of beating a game without Internet guides

OK kids, did you remember to finish your homework, brush your teeth, and smash every pot in the village? As a parent, it’s your duty to make sure you teach your kids the right way to do things. The right… Читать далее →

China-LAC in Panama City to generate estimated 190 million dollars

The 13th China-Latin American and Caribbean Business Summit, or China-LAC which will take place next Monday through Wednesday in Panama City, will generate the movement of an estimated 190 million dollars, Panamanian coordinators announced at the event’s organizational meeting.

Tweet of the Week #58: How To Make Japanese People Mad With One Hiragana

Did Japanese Buddhist monks bring Zazen meditation to the world? Yes. Is Japan famed for its sleek minimalism and peaceful culture? Yes. Do Japanese people ever get mad? Hell to the yeah they do! As you probably know, Japanese culture… Читать далее →

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Were ‘Babies’ About Their Crushes on Each Other

Camila Cabello admitted to Ellen that long before they started dating, she and her now-boyfriend Shawn Mendes had crushes on each other, but were both being “babies about it” and didn’t act on their attraction until now. The pop star… Читать далее →

Where can you find the first industrial city in the world?

"The first industrial city in the world" was actually a small town in east China, and its reputation has a lot to do with china…

Disney’s Japanese New Year’s plushies and figures are ready to make oshogatsu cuter than ever

Mickey, Minnie, Pooh, and even Baymax turn into traditional symbols of good luck and the Chinese Zodiac to help ring in 2020. For the most part, walking into a Disney Store in Japan is like walking into one in the… Читать далее →

‘Fearless’: Ashley Graham Breaks Down Gender Identity with Non-Binary Individual

Kaiden is a 26-year-old who identifies as transmasculine, gender non-binary, and uses the pronouns they/them. Kaiden has come so far, but is struggling with adapting to life after surgery, and finding a support system with shared experiences. In an informative… Читать далее →

COVEN, a Feminist English-Language Bookshop & Café in Paris, Launches Kickstarter

Details COVEN Kickstarter launch party more info on the Kickstarter here, on the launch party here The literary city of Paris might get another bookstore. COVEN, a future English-language bookshop and café dedicated to intersectional feminism in English and French,… Читать далее →

Politics podcast: Kris Faafoi and other tips for texting powerful MPs

Hell’s bells it’s Gone By Lunchtime, with Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire shooting the breeze on Kris Faafoi, Jason Kerrison, Winston Peters, NZ First donations, a cannabis referendum, and the year to come. Just when you thought politics… Читать далее →

The ultimate hangover feed, as chosen by experts

Tis the season for hangovers, so we convinced some of New Zealand’s most experienced consumers of food and/or drink (OK, Spinoff staff and a bunch of chefs/hospo people) to share their tried-and-true culinary remedies. A hangover is a very individual… Читать далее →

Christian Dior: In Memory of the New Look

His parents disapproved of his career choice. The Second World War interrupted it. And the crowds bayed for blood when he revealed his New Look. Chloe Govan reveals Christian Dior’s roller-coaster ride to success “As long as Hitler controls Paris,”… Читать далее →

10 of the most bonkers acts to ever grace Britain’s Got Talent

Before Britain’s Got Talent: Champions hits our screens tonight, let’s take a fond look back at some of the show’s weirdest and most wonderful acts. Place your hands on your Golden Buzzer, because Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions kicks off this… Читать далее →

With Sweets, Crafts and Wine, the Strasbourg Christmas Market Arrives in New York

Tarte flambée, hot mulled wine, chalets selling soft fabric ornaments, oven mitts, and Bredele cookies… the Strasbourg Christmas market has arrived. A piece of the world famous Marché de Noël de Strasbourg is residing in New York from December 6… Читать далее →

How to give ethically this Christmas without buying a goat: 2019 edition

Following the raging success of the 2018 non-goat ethical Christmas gift guide, here for you today – responsibly wrapped in reusable gift wrap – is the 2019 list of ethical, sustainable, socially conscious, or charitable gift ideas to satisfy all… Читать далее →

Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy set to takeoff in 2020, as Fully Charged LIVE moves venue

The NEW VENUE & NEW DATES for Fully Charged LIVE 2020 are now official! Get your tickets today, or before Xmas at least, via: We would also like to offer a warm welcome to our new headline sponsor: LV… Читать далее →

The long night of the Lime

Lime brought e-scooters to Auckland and changed the way we travel in less than a year. Now, the council is replacing it and Wave with three new contenders. Josie Adams goes to the Lime warehouse to say goodbye to the… Читать далее →

Rare Fish Festival in Tokyo serves up dishes so good that oil may leak from your anus!

It’s sphincter leakin’ good! It could be said that fish are a lot like bands. You have your headlining acts the produce a string of hits like The Rolling Stones (i.e. salmon), and your sophisticated, once-in-a-while tastes like Yngwie Malmsteem… Читать далее →

Unearthing a Seriously Awkward Interview with Nick Cave on French TV

In 1989, Nick Cave, arguably one of the greatest living lyricists, was passing through Paris with his band Bad Seeds. The baritone singer/ songwriter sat down with a French journalist for over 40 excruciatingly awkward minutes. You have Nick Cave… Читать далее →

Experience afternoon tea with a Japanese twist in Harajuku!【Photos】

Regardless if you’re a tea aficionado or simply in need of a break, unwind and de-stress at this cozy tea salon in the heart of Tokyo’s fashionable Harajuku district. Togo Kinenkan, in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood, is ordinarily a wedding venue…. Читать далее →

Most Italians want to remain part of the European Union, poll finds

Italians are not in favour of following in Britain’s footsteps, with 62 percent saying leaving the European Union would not be a good idea, according to a report released on Friday by Italian research institute Censis. The 2019 edition of… Читать далее →

Festive Orange Salad

As we are well into winter and a few weeks away from Christmas, many of us are wondering what to prepare this year for our festive table. Let’s have a look at our recipes. There is of course the question… Читать далее →

Breathtaking view of Sichuan-Tibet Highway in SW China

Breathtaking view of Sichuan-Tibet Highway in SW China, an artery linking the plateau region with China's inland areas

The Straw Hat Students are back with a new One Piece Japanese high school anime short【Video】

Is this the most emotional instant ramen ad ever? If you were going to classify anime/manga mega-hit One Piece, you could call it a pirate story, and it’s also clearly an action/adventure treasure-hunting tale. But ask any long-term fan of… Читать далее →

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