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Po­etry Mo­ment: Wu Qian reads for you

In the lat­est episode of Po­etry Mo­ment, ac­tress Wu Qian reads Loveli­est of Trees by A.E. Hous­man, who por­trays the melody of po­etry through sim­ple vo­cab­u­lary. The poem uses the im­age of a beau­ti­ful cherry tree to en­cour­age young peo­ple to uti­lize time prop­erly and live mean­ing­ful lives. Wu shares her ex­pe­ri­ence of main­tain­ing a work-life bal­ance and also stresses the im­por­tance of cher­ish­ing one’s youth. Po­etry Mo­ment, broad­cast every Thurs­day, is our short video se­ries.

When memes be­come a di­as­pora phe­nom­e­non

Sub­tle Asian Traits, a so­cial me­dia page, has be­come a cul­tural phe­nom­e­non for many peo­ple of Asian de­scent who live out­side the con­ti­nent. Its jokes and memes — es­pe­cially those re­lat­ing to the lives of first-gen­er­a­tion mi­grants — have made the page wildly pop­u­lar. Al­most 1 mil­lion peo­ple have joined the group since it be­gan in Septem­ber. The posts, which can be sub­mit­ted by any­one, have sparked con­ver­sa­tions about cul­tural iden­tity. The rapid suc­cess has stunned the group’s founders — nine Chi­nese-Aus­tralian high school stu­dents in Mel­bourne.

301 po­lice died in the line of duty

The lat­est data from the Min­istry of Se­cu­rity shows that 301 law en­force­ment of­fi­cers died in the line of duty last year, in­clud­ing Liu Caitian, an of­fi­cer in Nan­ping, Fu­jiang prov­ince, who was fa­tally in­jured in a car ac­ci­dent on Dec 31, be­com­ing the last po­lice fa­tal­ity of 2018.

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