Author Archives: Shuang An

About Shuang An

Shuang An is a first year graduate in Public Relations at USC Anneberg School. She has a BA in Chinese Language and Literature. She is interested in management of new emerging media.

Millions of millionaires

According to annual wealth report, the mainland China has 960,000 millionaires with personal wealth, close to a million of millionaires. There is an increase of 9.7 percent compared to that of last year. The rising property prices and the skyrocketing … Continue reading

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Shicheng City: Travel back time

Recently, a submerged city named Shicheng was discovered under Qiandao Lake in east China Zhejiang Province. The city has been submerged since 1959 for thetyconstruction of Xin’an River Hydropower Station. It has a history of nearly 1,339 years. What astonished … Continue reading

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China improves its official system

There has long been a joke about “the best thing” online:  Drive a car made in German, marry a Japanese girl, wear swiss-made watch, and be a Chinese official. There is no denying that Chinese officials enjoy more privileges than … Continue reading

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Wanted: a panda

In ancient times, if China wants to build a good relationship with other countries, the king send his princess to marry the president of that country; nowadays, if China wants to build a good relationship, the president send pandas to … Continue reading

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Chemical Plant explosion in Zhejian injured two

An explosion at a chemical plant in Zhejiang Province left two workers injured Saturday, February 27th. The plant was demanded be shut down by local residents years ago. The explosion occurred at around 8:50 pm at the Yue’an Chemical Plant … Continue reading

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Bob Pickard, Asia-Pacific Area president & CEO of Burson-Marsteller,

Bob Pickard is the Asia-Pacific Area president & CEO, at Burson-Marsteller, which is a public relations agency owned by London-based WPP Group with 58 wholly-owned and 45 affiliated offices in 59 countries across six continents. He is a leader of a 19 … Continue reading

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Chinese are eating heavy metal polluted rice

Some 10 percent of rice sold in China is contaminated with cadmium, a chemical that leads to softening of the bones and kidney failure. In 2002, a survey by the Ministry of Agriculture showed that 28.4 percent of the surveyed … Continue reading

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China transportation will see post-holiday peak

Chinese railway and highway transportation will embrace the post-holiday peak in the coming week. Since the seven-day holiday for Spring Festival comes to an end, people who took a trip home in small towns are preparing to return to big … Continue reading

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Li Gang’s son was sentenced to prison for six years

“Sue me if you dare. My father is Li Gang”. These words receive more attention on Internet in China than you could imagine. Li Gang is a deputy director of the Baoding Public Security Bureau. Li Qiming, the son of … Continue reading

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Chinese Kids Not Sleeping Enough

Yet another example of the overworked, overscheduled Chinese child. Nearly half of primary and middle school students surveyed in a new poll go to sleep after 10 pm. Half of their parents think that lack of sleep has affected their … Continue reading

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