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WAKO Announces New Space in Ginza Flagship Store

By Katrina Sammut

TOKYO, July 19, 2024 /Kyodo JBN/ — WAKO Co., Ltd., based in the Ginza shopping district of Tokyo’s Chuo Ward, is pleased to announce the completion of remodeling of the basement floor of its flagship store, a well-known landmark in the area. Its official reopening is scheduled for July 20. WAKO is Japan’s premier specialty … Continued

Tancheng Matou Chaopai Roasting Cake

By Katrina Sammut

TANCHENG, China, July 17, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Tancheng Matou Chaopai roasting cake gets its name from its shape resembling the ancient ritual scepter, or Chaopai, used by literati during imperial court audiences. It is called “Toasting Cake” because it is roasted over a fire, making it a convenient food for travelers. Image: Tancheng Matou Chaopai Roasting … Continued

Sasakawa Peace Foundation Kicks Off “Pacific Island Nations Weeks” Ahead of 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM10)

By Katrina Sammut

TOKYO, July 17, 2024 /Kyodo JBN/ — – Special Events and Seminars Held for Two Weeks, with 50 Cabinet Ministers and Experts Invited from Relevant Countries, to Help Better Understand Pacific Island Nations and Challenges They Face – The Sasakawa Peace Foundation opened “The Pacific Island Nations Weeks” on July 8, 2024, with an opening … Continued

So Swiss, So Changzhou! Swiss Centers Changzhou Officially Launched

By Katrina Sammut

CHANGZHOU, China, Jul. 16, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– This year marks the tenth anniversary of the China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement coming into effect. On July 11, the fourth “So Swiss” event was held in Changzhou, providing a platform for showcasing Switzerland. On July 12, the Swiss Centers Changzhou, branch of the largest Swiss business cluster in Asia to date, … Continued

China UnionPay Improves Payment Services Nationwide

By Katrina Sammut

SHANGHAI, July 15, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– In order to implement the Opinions on Further Optimizing Payment Services to Facilitate Payments by China’s State Council and the arrangements of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China UnionPay launched Project Excellence 2024 in March. Up to now, the Project has achieved initial results in 41 key cities and 17 … Continued

Southwest China’s Chongqing Yubei District leads urban development with modern innovation, consumption drives

By Katrina Sammut

CHONGQING, July 15, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Chongqing’s Yubei District is currently focusing on building a modern industrial system with advanced manufacturing as the main pillar, the local People’s Government stated at a press conference held on July 10. In recent years, Chongqing’s Yubei District has set its sights on the two leading industries of automotive and … Continued

Liu Xihuai: Carry Forward Traditional Chinese Culture, Spread Charm of Seal Engraving Art

By Katrina Sammut

LINSHU, China, July 12, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Seal engraving is a craft art that combines calligraphy (mainly seal script) and engraving, mainly expressed in the specific form of seals. For millennia, artists have concealed historical culture and the spirit of the times in stone seals. Liu Xihuai is a cultural inheritor who takes root in the countryside and … Continued

Revitalizing Industry with Bumper Potato Harvest in Linshu

By Katrina Sammut

LINSHU, China, July 12, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Recently, over 10 potato harvesters were seen shuttling in the fields at the Jinleke Potato Planting Base in Zhengshan Street, Linshu County, Linyi City, Shandong Province. Accompanied by the rumbling of machinery, plump, bright-colored, evenly sized potatoes continuously rolled out of the ground, covering the ridges and field margins. Nearly 100 workers … Continued