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  • Item Type: Technology
  • Tags: Portal: The Looking Glass between Chinese and the Outside World

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WeChat Pay is a feature launched in 2013 along with WeChat version 5.0, which leads the mobile payment business in China together with Alipay. By linking bank cards to mobile devices, users are guaranteed the capacity to make payments. The appearance…
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A web portal is a single platform that provides a variety of information and functional aggregation, and as its name implies, it serves as a gateway to the Internet. Emerging in the mid to late 1990s, the early web portals are closely associated…
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The 8.75 mm film is a small format film applicable for public screening. It uses 35 mm film stock as the base to make reduction prints, and its image area is 6.01 x 4.51 mm. Although the idea of 8.75 mm film was not pioneered by the Chinese, due to…
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Lithography is a printing process that involves the immiscibility of water and grease. It was invented in 1796 by Aloys Senefelder, and he perfected the printing process in 1798. Lithography was a significant innovation in the history of Western…
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Beginning in the early 19th century, Western missionaries sought to print the Chinese Bible for missionary purposes, and in the process, they brought Western printing technology to China. According to Zhang Xiumin in his The History of Chinese…
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In the early 20th century, the idea of "every printer his own typefounder" was conceived, and John S. Thompson was one of the practitioners. Beginning to devise his version of the casting machine in 1903, Thompson invented the Thompson Typecaster in…
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Wechat App
WeChat is currently the most widely-used social media mobile application in China created by Tencent one of the internet technology conglomerates, and it functions for instant communication, social network, media production, e-business and customer…
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