"The Regulations on Examination and Approval of Permanent Residence of Alien in China" were issued on Aug 15, 2013, under which China created a permanent residence card, commonly known as the "green card" system, to grant qualified foreigners the right to live in China.
Foreigners who hold valid passports and a Chinese green card are not restricted in the duration of their stay in China, and they can also enter and exit China without a visa.
The regulations allow foreigners who have permanent residence in China to share the same rights and duties as Chinese nationals with the exception of political rights and duties.
Permanent foreign residents are granted national treatment in terms of employment, investment, purchasing homes, gaining professional titles and obtaining an education for their children. They are able to enjoy social insurance and purchase homes using publicly accumulated housing funds.
The foreign spouses or children of high-caliber Chinese returnees will be able to apply for long-term visas and permanent residence. Long-term multi-entry visas last two to five years.
24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 companies that employ the most low- and minimum wage workers. Companies that pay employees poorly fall into one of three industries: retailers such as Walmart and Sears, restaurant chains such as McDonald’s and Yum! Brands, and grocery stores such as Kroger. These industries are customer-facing and rely on a fleet low- and minimum-wage workers to take orders, stock clothing and goods and wait tables.
As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers are paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. According to several groups, low- and minimum-wage workers are growing faster than any other group of earners.
For China, the WW2 started earlier than 1937. In September 1931, Japanese invaded China massively already. Three provinces in the northeastern China was occupied as Japanese colony, which was normally called Manchurian in English. But this term is never accepted by Chinese.
Before the western countries were brought into the war in Europe, they were still be able to look after their interests in China. Therefore, Japanese held its invasion steps to some extent.
When Hitler's troops invaded in Poland, Japanese government believed that it was the time for more aggressive actions in China without caring the western countries' concern. Finally, in 1937, Japanese troops went across the Great Wall and invaded into the rest of China.
China being invaded by Japan in 1937 was a major participant in the pacific war against Japan. Japan exhausted much needed supplies on conquering the vast expanses of China. Although the Chinese Army was of limited quality and combat effectiveness her land provided many problems for the Japanese because of stretched supply lines.
By December 1941, when the United States entered the war, along with the British and several other countries, China became part of the Allies. Aid was immediately given along with military advisors, such as General Stilwell.
The Japanese thus began a two front war with the Chinese and the Americans and British. Japan already devoted mass resources to China. With the United States fresh with manpower and weapons and supplies, Japan would start a decline in their strength in the Pacific.
China’s resistance to Japan is one of the great untold stories of World War II. Though China was the first Allied power to fight the Axis, it has received far less credit for its role in the Pacific theater than the United States, Britain or even the Soviet Union, which only joined the war in Asia in August 1945. The Chinese contribution was pushed aside soon after the conflict, as an inconvenient story in the neat ideological narrative of the Cold War.
Shaolin Temple Cultural Festival - World Cultural Discussion Forum held at Shaolin Temple Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
The World Cultural Discussion Forum features prominent presentations by the Venerable Abbot Shi Yong Xin and Professor Tu Wei Ming. The discussion will focus upon developing dialogue among our civilizations, East and West, reflections on the meaning of Enlightenment and its perceptions among the modern world.
俞鳗文(Yu Manwen), a drama director born in 1981, says her life is motivated by the twin dreams of promoting a new genre of woman’s psychological theater and of preserving the old art of Kunqu Opera. “Kunqu is like my lover, and drama is likemy relatives. I want to bring Kunqu to new heights. Dreaming is the bravest thing in the world, or the most cowardly.”
Why are so many undergraduates spending a semester poring over abstruse Chinese philosophy by scholars who lived thousands of years ago? For one thing, the class fulfills one of Harvard's more challenging core requirements, Ethical Reasoning. The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, "This course will change your life."
Antrodia camphorata mushroom is highly valued as a medicinal mushroom in Taiwan (known as Zhang Zhi or Niu-Zhang Zhi), where it is commonly used as an anti-fatigue, and liver protective supplement by folk people in Taiwan.