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Gaming surge sees Tencent Q1 profits up 61%

obile gaming drove Tencent’s profits up by 61 percent in the first quarter, topping expectations and dispelling concerns about tighter revenue margins

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How did puppy-like males win the hearts of Chinese girls?

 After "greasy middle-aged men" and "Buddha-like youngsters", the Chinese have come up with yet another buzzword to describe men - "xiaonaigou", which literally means "puppies." After a Japanese TV drama brought it under the spotlight at the end of last year, the name has been a hot topic on Chinese social media and entertainment programmes.

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Africa Day to be celebrated in Guangzhou

 The African consulates general in Guangzhou will celebrate the 2018 Africa Day on May 24.

Officials from Guangdong, Fujian, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Hainan and the Guanxi Zhuang autonomous region, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps and Africans in Diaspora, will participate in the celebration.

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Shenzhen airport selected as one of World's Most Beautiful Airports

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport was selected as one of the World's 10 Most Beautiful Airports and a stewardess from Shenzhen became the world's most beautiful stewardess, according to rankings released in Hong Kong on May 15.

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The rise and fall of Peppa Pig in China

 Chinese people have been swooning over Peppa Pig, a British cartoon character with a face shaped like a hair dryer, especially since she was jokingly cast as a "shehuiren" - slang for lowlifes and gangsters. Unfortunately these counterculture memes finally led to its downfall.

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Belt and Road: China’s Soft Power Solution?

China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to be the largest global infrastructure project the world has ever seen, and looks set to have a defining impact on the 21st century. President Xi Jinping’s vision of a new stage of globalisation founded on economic integration across Eurasia harks back to the Silk Road of centuries past. But the scale is grander, and if successful could bring about a new phase of global cultural exchange to rival that of its ancient forebear.

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