Archive for June, 2018

Phubbing(5)

What about other ways to deal with the distracted walking?
Enhance the level of self-discipline by wide spreading and reporting the bad sides and effects of the distracted walking such as the injury and death cases happened already and educating people, especially youths in classes not to watch mobiles phones on the road.

Published by Crys Zheng on June 29th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Phubbing(4)

Last year, in Honolulu Hawaii US, they launched a ban on pedestrians looking at mobile phones or texting while crossing the street. Fines of $15 to $99 will be involved in the violation of the ban, in order to target smartphone zombies. Do you think in China we need a ban like this as well?
I [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on June 28th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Phubbing(3)

Can any special facilities ease the addiction to smartphones?
Innovators have tried hard in different areas to create and develop new equipment and facilities to phone addicts. As far as I know, IKEA designed a special hotpot table for those people who enjoys eating hotpot but will use mobiles while eating with others. When use such [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on June 27th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Phubbing(2)

What do you make of the timing of a newly designated footpath for phubbers?
Is it a necessity to have a special lane for phone addicts? And most importantly can such a pedestrian road really lead to more safety?
There is a special lane painted on a footpath in Xi’an, China dedicated to smartphone addicts, and dated [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on June 26th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Phubbing(1)

How serious is the phubbing problem nowadays in China?
According to relevant statistics, there are already more than 750 million netizens in China wherein more than 96% of which are mobile netizen users. People here are always using mobiles for messaging, watching videos, checking up news and reading, etc. When you walk along side the streets, [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on June 25th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

deal or no deal on Iran nuclear issue (11)

At present, the US is putting pressure on the DPRK and Iran regarding nuclear issues at the same time. Will Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal set a very negative example for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula?
There are many ways to interpreted it. On one hand there is the idea that violation of the JCPOA [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on June 22nd, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

deal or no deal on Iran nuclear issue (10)

The lifting of sanctions on Iran since 2016 has reconnected the country’s stagnating economy with international markets. While international investors are more hesitant now to cooperate with Iranian counterparties, to what extent will it influence Iran domestic economy like oil export, foreign direct investment since its currency has already experienced depreciation?
Effects generally, additional sanctions on [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on June 21st, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Death & Taxes, Proposed Legislation on The People’s Tax

“Nothing is certain except death and taxes” wrote Benjamin Franklin more than 200 years ago. This is certainly one of the most enduring quotations from “The Benjamin” whose portrait is on the U.S. $100 dollar bill, an inventor, politician, writer and a U.S. founding father.
Now, thanks to China’s top legislature revising the personal income tax [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on June 20th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Background of the Dragon Boat Festival and Dragon Boat Races

What is the background of the Dragon Boat Festival and were the best places for folks to watch Dragon Boat races in Beijing?
The Dragon Boat (端午) Festival holiday has come and gone. It was cool, a chance to watch boat races in-between watch 2018 World Cup Soccer Matches. The Dragon Boat Festival however is an annual [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on June 19th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

deal or no deal on Iran nuclear issue (9)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari will arrive in Beijing next week. China is an important economic partner and participant in the Iran nuclear deal. What could be China’s role in the JCPOA after the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action? What will be the potential impact of US sanctions on [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on June 15th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »