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Explainer | What is ‘lying flat’, and why are Chinese officials standing up to it?

Lying flat, or tang ping in Chinese, means doing the bare minimum to get by, and striving for nothing more than what is absolutely essential for survival, but this ethos poses a threat to President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese dream”.

Lying flat, or tang ping in Chinese, means doing the bare minimum to get by, and striving for nothing more than what is absolutely essential for survival, but this ethos poses a threat to President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese dream”.

23 Dec 2021 - 9:16AM
Explainer | How iron ore is powering China’s infrastructure boom, and why securing new sources is so vitally important

China’s appetite for steel has surpassed 1 billion tonnes a year, but it is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to source the most vital ingredient – iron ore – from abroad.

China’s appetite for steel has surpassed 1 billion tonnes a year, but it is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to source the most vital ingredient – iron ore – from abroad.

14 Feb 2021 - 4:30AM
Explainer | China unemployment rate: how is it measured and why is it important?

China provides an official surveyed unemployment rate but it does not include 149 million self-employed business owners and nearly 300 million migrant workers.

China provides an official surveyed unemployment rate but it does not include 149 million self-employed business owners and nearly 300 million migrant workers.

16 Jun 2021 - 3:35PM
Movember is for men’s health awareness – and the Hong Kong protests are making suicide prevention more important than ever

Improving mental health and preventing suicide are among the main tenets of Movember, particularly as the suicide rate among men is much higher than among women

Improving mental health and preventing suicide are among the main tenets of Movember, particularly as the suicide rate among men is much higher than among women

1 Nov 2019 - 3:39PM
Diary of a barbershop virgin: the adventures of a bearded man – before and after the shave

A month without shaving your facial hair ... what could be easier? But after illness, heartbreak and sleep deprivation take their toll, can Brian Peach cut it?

A month without shaving your facial hair ... what could be easier? But after illness, heartbreak and sleep deprivation take their toll, can Brian Peach cut it?

14 Jan 2019 - 10:54AM
China-US relations in Trump era

It has been a roller-coaster year for US President Trump and China, from aggressive accusations to lucrative trade deals to tensions over North Korea.

It has been a roller-coaster year for US President Trump and China, from aggressive accusations to lucrative trade deals to tensions over North Korea.

22 Dec 2017 - 4:40PM