Fuzhou Hosts Ninth Forum on Global Chinese Language Media
The Ninth Forum on the Global Chinese Language Media, sponsored by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, Fujian Provincial People's Government and China News Service, was held in Fuzhou, in East China's Fujian Province, on September 10. The theme of the forum was Belt and Road Initiative and the New Development of Global Chinese Language Media. More than 460 people from overseas Chinese language media, in more than 60 countries, attended. Wang Chen, Vice-chairperson and Secretary-general of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, said he hoped overseas Chinese-language media workers would become the major force that spreads Chinese culture, tells Chinese stories and promotes the friendship between people in China and other countries.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is headed to China, usatoday.com has reported. The Angels will make their debut on the runway in Shanghai this fall. The show will be broadcast in more than 190 countries on November 28. Models, including Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt and Alessandra Ambrosio, will walk the catwalk and pose in the company's latest fashions. Last year's show was held in Paris.
Hundreds of millions of shoppers in China increasingly use their smartphones to buy everything from designer handbags to street snacks, cnn.com reported. At the heart of China's digital payments boom are QR codes, the two-dimensional images. Shen Wei, deputy director of a research institute that specializes in QR codes, estimates that QR codes were used in more than US $1.65 trillion in transactions last year, and that the codes accounted for about one-third of all mobile payments in China.
With more than 2.5 billion views on China's online video hosting website, iqiyi, the Rap of China has seen dozens of Chinese rappers shoot to stardom, bbc.com reported. Showcasing young and feisty contestants locked in the rap battle in front of a panel of celebrity judges, the show has sparked debate, memes and catchphrases across Chinesespeaking websites. "Can you freestyle?" became a buzzword, after one of the judges, Kris Wu, used it to grill contestants.