Every summer, thousands of South Koreans, Chinese and Japanese tourists flock to Jeju Island for its beautiful beaches and natural beauty. But social justice activists are trying to get them to also visit sites that explore the island’s dark history, and commemorate the victims of anti-communist massacres that began prior to the Korean War. Today, Jeju Island, also known as the ‘Hawaii of Korea,’ is a world heritage site known for its fields of yellow canola flowers in full bloom, the bright turquoise color of the ocean, numerous waterfalls, and natural wonders such as the fortress-like Seongsan Ilchulbong cliff with thousands of volcanically formed cones rising out of the ocean. However, in 1948, Jeju was the site of a violent pro-communist protest movement against the U.S. allied South Korean government that grew into a separatist uprising. Pro-communist demonstrators held rallies to oppose a May 10, 1948 election that would affirm the division of Korea between the … [Read more...] about Tragic History of South Korean Island Draws Tourists
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close Video Chinese skyscraper features 350-foot waterfall A skyscraper in Guiyang, China boasts a stunning waterfall. It sounds like something out of sci-fi cityscape ─ a massive waterfall plunging 350-feet along the side of skyscraper ─ but in China it’s reality. Residents of Guiyang thought something was wrong when they saw water cascading from the top of the Liebian building down to a public plaza in the city’s central business district. And the bill is also supersized. The electricity needed to keep such a massive amount of water flowing costs about $118 per hour, according to The New York Post. Because of that, the waterfall will only be turned on for special events for periods of 10 to 20 minutes, officials said. SMARTPHONES ARE KILLING TEENAGERS' MEMORIES, STUDY SAYS “It’s quite novel,” one local told Kanka News. “If you do it on a hot day, it will feel very comfortable. It is still very … [Read more...] about Watch: Chinese skyscraper boasts 350-foot waterfall streaming down its side
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Beijing Dispatch ByJane Perlez July 10, 2018 BEIJING — She entered the world of an ancient empire as a teenage concubine, chosen by the emperor to share his bed for her good looks, immaculate comportment and, above all, her ability to sing. The male-dominated court was a swirl of intrigue, forced suicides and poisonings. Eunuchs assigned to the emperor prepared her for sex with the ruler, undressing her and carrying her to his bed. After the Emperor Xianfeng’s death, she governed in the name of young male heirs — from behind a screen. Perhaps as an escape from these oppressive restrictions, Empress Dowager Cixi (pronounced TSIH-shee), the de facto ruler of China in the final decades of the imperial dynasty, rebuilt a fantastic wonderland, the Summer Palace. It’s an extended estate of … [Read more...] about Was This Powerful Chinese Empress a Feminist Trailblazer?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Janelle Nanos Globe Staff June 29, 2018 In China, the notion of “cash or credit” doesn’t really exist. Each day, billions of users pay for everything from food to tax bills with the mobile payment apps WeChat Pay and AliPay. Now, many Boston-area retailers are incorporating these services into their business plans to better target a surge of Chinese tourists.Visitors can use the apps to check in at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel or book a Boston Duck Tour. At Copley Place, they can pick up baubles from APM Monaco or handbags from Bottega Venta. College students from abroad can use the apps to buy groceries at Ming’s Supermarkets, snacks from Beard Papa’s, or a manicure at Tinailery. WeChat Pay and Alipay exist as payment options within the WeChat and Alibaba online empires, respectively. WeChat is one of the largest social networks in … [Read more...] about Businesses court Chinese tourists with WeChat, AliPay
If you’ve never run into anyone while walking down a sidewalk texting a friend or scrolling through Instagram, you’ve probably come pretty close. As a culture, we’ve become irrevocably attached to our phones, and sometimes it’s hard to look away, even for an instant. Of course, it would be great if everyone would just put their phones away while out and about, but one Chinese city has a novel solution that feels a bit like a “Black Mirror” episode. Filipino publication the Inquirer reports that a new footpath has been built in the city of Xi’an, China, that is specifically for people who are on their phones. If you want to stumble around and stare at a screen on your way to work, there’s now a path just for you and all of the other phone addicts to walk on. According to the report, the Yanta Road footpath measures 330 feet long and 31 inches wide, which should hopefully be enough room for smartphone users not to plow into one another. … [Read more...] about Chinese city opens pedestrian lane for obsessive texters