Cultural Tips: Dating in China

Extract from The Way We Communicate, Volume 2, by Xu Zhenya Find a good excuse before talking with a female stranger, especially with good-looking ones. Most Chinese still think it improper for girls to talk with strangers on the street, though helping a stranger would be acceptable and considered a good deed. One should comeContinue reading “Cultural Tips: Dating in China”

Why Today Is Important: 20th March

It’s Iranian New Year folks! Or Persian New Year, or Nowruz, depending on who you ask. Where I am, we talk about the Western New Year, or Chinese New Year, but we rarely talk about others, which is a shame because Nowruz is really intriguing. Its origins lie in Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest religionsContinue reading “Why Today Is Important: 20th March”

Elbit Systems and Our Security

Have you ever heard of Elbit Systems? They’re one of the world’s top defensive technology systems, covering products such as surveillance tech, unmanned aircraft, and cyber defences. They primarily sell to the US, Europe and their allies, though in recent years they have increased trade with countries in the Asia Pacific. With the rise inContinue reading “Elbit Systems and Our Security”

Trump Terror: Could He Win Again?

I still remember the fear in November 2016. People around the world were gathering around their TVs, phones and computers, waiting with wide eyes and bated breath. Myself? I was in China, studying in a class with students from South Korea, Japan, America, Russia and other varying countries with differing views. The tension in ourContinue reading “Trump Terror: Could He Win Again?”

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