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5,000 trains make China - Europe journey



CHINA , UK, EAST MEETS WEST October 20, 2017


In the UK, the first direct service between China and the UK made national headlines in January. Photo credit - Pixabay   An astonishing 5,000 trains have made the journey between China and Europe since direct services bega...

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China National Peking Opera Company lands in London for dramatic encore



CHINA , UK, ENTERTAINMENT, LONDON LIFE, EAST MEETS WEST October 20, 2017


The China National Peking Opera Company will return to the UK for the third time when it brings four performances to London's Sadler's Wells this weekend. Romantic comedy The Phoenix Returns Home and tragic military drama A River...

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Didi-backed Taxify in uncertain position in London



BUSINESS, CHINA , UK, TRAVEL October 19, 2017


Innovative global firms have been barred from doing business. Photo credit - Pixabay   Taxify's London operation was (and remains) temporarily suspended.   Taxify, an Estonian Uber rival which has received backing fr...

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China and USA battle for FinTech lead, UK close behind



BUSINESS, CHINA , UK, EAST MEETS WEST October 19, 2017


Depending on future trade agreements reached as part of the Brexit process, the UK isn't out of the FinTech race yet. Photo credit - Pixabay   Industry experts now believe that China and the USA will ultimately become ...

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5000 England school pupils will be on track to Mandarin fluency by 2020, says British Council



CHINA , EDUCATION, UK, Europe October 19, 2017


An education programme teaching Mandarin Chinese to England secondary school pupils has released progress results for its first cohort of students, estimating that 5,000 pupils will be on track towards fluency by 2020. The Britis...

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