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Who are the most popular K-pop idols at universities?

When K-pop idols aren't on music programs or variety shows, you'll often find them performing at various music festivals and universities across …

Here’s a Free Tutorial on Lightroom CC for Beginners

Adobe just announced its new cloud-based Lightroom CC app. If you’re looking into get started with this software, Photoshop Training Channel just …

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts

<b>If you control public communication you can control the way people think and how they behave. That's what Xi Jinping's government is counting on.</b><p>And it is never more true than at the time of major political gatherings.<p>The Communist Party Congress, held every five years, is set to begin next week: …

Five charts about the fortunes of the Chinese family

<b>In the five years since President Xi Jinping moved to the helm, China has become richer and more powerful. But what has this growth meant for the fate and fortunes of the ordinary Chinese family?</b><p>As China's most powerful decision-makers meet to set the course of the nation for the next five years …

4 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Creative Thinking

Turn off your multi-tasking autopilot for better focus and more creativity.<p>Let's start with a confession. As a man of a certain age I've occasionally started to need to visit the bathroom in the middle of the night. The inevitable march of age takes no prisoners. But what's possibly a bigger …

Creativity

40 beautiful places to visit in China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost all of us are familiar with the great man-made attractions in China : The Forbidden City in Beijing. The Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an. Shanghai's skyscraper forest in Pudong.<p>For a country of its massive size and varied geography, however, it's surprising how relatively few people …

China

Photo Basics: Understanding Image Sharpness and How to Use It for Better Photographs (VIDEO)

Image sharpness is a critical concern for most photographers, whether they’re shopping for a new lens or shooting photos in the field. In the …

A Beginner’s Guide to Lightroom: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained the basics of how Lightroom works, the best way to import your photos, and the different options you have when …

Tutorials

East Beat: Your Guide To Week's Best Asian Pop Songs Featuring BoA

The world of pop music moves fast, especially for those who enjoy the sounds of the East and the West. Keeping up with the Hot 100 is hard enough, …

Music

How Much Do Photographers Make?

Very few people find themselves considering a career path without taking it’s earning potential into account. Sure, there are other considerations …

Planting Rainforests and Donating Rice: The Fascinating World of K-pop Fandom

They pay to create a rainforest and dig wells. They also stalk their idols and compete to see who are better fans. Welcome to the world of K-pop …

Companies on Top in 2016

2016 was a year full of ups and downs. There were many great comebacks, debuts, and plenty of releases. There were also disbandments, contract …

Chinese 'Taobao villages' are turning poor communities into huge online retail hubs

As part of one of the more ambitious — and successful — approaches to reach President Xi Jinping's goal of eliminating poverty by 2020, China has created more than 1,000 "Taobao villages" within the last decade.<p>These villages are so-named because residents sell everything from dance costumes to …

Learn 7 Lightroom Tricks in 60 Seconds on Using Sliders to Speed up Your Workflow (VIDEO)

The use of sliders is a familiar practice for everyone who edits their images, regardless of the software employed. The most common practice is to …

Gangnam Style: A beginner’s guide to K-pop fandom

Rain is facing off against Stephen Colbert. The Wonder Girls are opening for the Jonas Brothers. PSY is doing a duet with Justin Bieber. More and …

Things Chinese People Are Tired Of Hearing

K-pop's growing pains: Why Asia's biggest bands are splitting up

<b>(CNN) —</b> Is K-pop past its prime? Or just having growing pains?<p>Seven South Korean pop groups have split up in the last 12 months -- two since the beginning of 2017 -- raising questions about the future of the manufactured and wildly popular music genre, which has taken Asia by storm.<p>Mega group …

K-Pop

The end of the Chinese miracle | FT Features

Kpop 101 : SM, JYP, YG Korean Entertainment Styles (by Kasper 캐스퍼) | Wishtrend

K-pop A to Z: A beginner’s dictionary

Now that you’ve discovered K-pop, you’ve probably come to realize that it’s a realm of its own, complete with terms and phrases you may have never …

Hallyu, K-pop! Inside the weirdest, most lucrative global frenzy in music

Joan MacDonald isn’t a Korean teenybopper—not in the slightest. She is 68 years old, she lives in New York, and works as a writer. Yet she’s obsessed with Korean pop stars.<p>“It’s so vibrant and joyous,” says MacDonald, who in the past five years has gone from novice to devout fan of the music genre …

South Korea

Got beef? How one man faced down a 'noodle cartel'

<b>In Shanghai, where you are never far from a good lunch, one man has faced anger and even death threats, by breaking a "treaty" and opening a noodle shop too close to an existing one, as Yvette Tan reports.</b><p>Xian Guolin used up all his savings and mortgaged his house to open Alilan Beef Noodles on the …

Wukan, China: Villagers rally behind chief after 'confession'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1248000/1248984_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524705448_aad944fa6f1878dd4079c379ef6e43ef<p><b>Residents of a village in southern China that staged a revolt in 2011 over corruption have rallied demanding the release of the village chief.</b><p>Lin …

Wives of China's human rights lawyers protest in Beijing

<b>It's been one year since China launched what appeared to be an orchestrated campaign, detaining and interrogating hundreds of human rights lawyers and activists.</b><p>Many lawyers have since been released - but several remain in detention, with their wives and families denied access to them.<p>Over the past …