China’s First-Quarter Growth Is Expected to Boom on Paper

The world’s traditional growth engine reported an 18.3 percent leap in the first quarter. But consumers and small business aren’t fully sharing in the spoils. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/business/economy/china-economy.html Alexandra Stevenson and Cao Li Original Source: NY Times >>

Would you believe it? Another bad brand tweet.

New year, same bad brand tweets. Despite continual, exhaustive pleas from social media users for brands to stop taking part in every viral trend, popular meme, or noteworthy holiday celebration, the cringeworthy brand content persists. The latest online outrage was sparked by Burger King UK, whose social media team thought it would be a good …

A Bored China Propels Box Office Sales to a Record

“Detective Chinatown 3” received tepid reviews, but Covid-19 travel restrictions drove many to the movies when they might have been journeying to their hometowns instead. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/business/china-movies-box-office-detective-chinatown.html Amy Qin Original Source: NY Times >>

Don't spontaneously FaceTime people and expect them to pick up

At 4:25 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 2020 I got a random, out of the blue FaceTime call from a friend. When my phone started ringing I was wearing pajamas, slippers, and an unflattering fuzzy gray robe. I didn’t have any makeup on, I was in the process of removing little hot dogs from the …

Connecting My Children to Their Heritage in Mandarin

Although my parents’ English is serviceable, it is only in Mandarin that they’re at ease, that they can inhabit their own skins. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/well/family/chinese-heritage-mandarin.html Connie Chang Original Source: NY Times >>

Indoor Dining Resumes in N.Y.C.

In the coming weeks, New Yorkers will also be able to return to sports arenas and attend larger weddings across the state. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/nyregion/indoor-dining-nyc.html Juliana Kim Original Source: NY Times >>

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/arts/things-to-do-weekend-coronavirus.html Original Source: NY Times >>