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How American football is taking on China challenge - and winning

Gridiron is gaining ground in China as parents turn to the sport to help their youngsters develop character and self-reliance

Gridiron is gaining ground in China as parents turn to the sport to help their youngsters develop character and self-reliance

29 Sep 2015 - 4:22PM
Not all hackers are bad - a look into the world of Chinese 'white hats'

 As businesses try to fend off the rise in cyberattacks, it is becoming more lucrative to join China's burgeoning cybersecurity industry. That may explain the rapid growth in the number of "white hats" in China's internet landscape.

 As businesses try to fend off the rise in cyberattacks, it is becoming more lucrative to join China's burgeoning cybersecurity industry. That may explain the rapid growth in the number of "white hats" in China's internet landscape.

28 Jul 2015 - 11:34AM
Chinese 'cat dad' feels vindicated by daughter's success, happiness

Everyone knows the tiger mum. Now meet a cat dad - Chang Zhitao. The Chinese businessman believes in giving children choices and being sensitive to their feelings. A new TV series in China has revived debate about the merits of his stance and that of "Tiger Mum" Amy Chua.

Everyone knows the tiger mum. Now meet a cat dad - Chang Zhitao. The Chinese businessman believes in giving children choices and being sensitive to their feelings. A new TV series in China has revived debate about the merits of his stance and that of "Tiger Mum" Amy Chua.

16 Jun 2015 - 11:21AM
15 May 2015 - 10:00AM
Makers of short films in China find audiences online, but not profits

It has been almost a decade since Mai Tian first arrived in Beijing to realise his ambition of becoming a successful filmmaker. "No one would dismiss you as a dummy if you say you've come to Beijing to pursue your dream," says Mai, describing the capital as a "city of dreams". The Jiangsu native, who just turned 27, is certainly no dummy. After studying film production in college, Mai teamed up with friends in 2011 to set up his eponymous production studio.

It has been almost a decade since Mai Tian first arrived in Beijing to realise his ambition of becoming a successful filmmaker. "No one would dismiss you as a dummy if you say you've come to Beijing to pursue your dream," says Mai, describing the capital as a "city of dreams". The Jiangsu native, who just turned 27, is certainly no dummy. After studying film production in college, Mai teamed up with friends in 2011 to set up his eponymous production studio.

23 Mar 2015 - 10:19AM