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  • 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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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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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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In the initial stage of China's Internet development, web portals were almost synonymous with the Internet. The year 1998 witnessed the establishment of the three major portals, namely Sina, Sohu, and Netease, which not only represented the most…
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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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Launched in 2011, WeChat has become the most widely used communication and social platform in China, integrating instant messaging, social media, mobile payment, and many other features. With the slogan "WeChat, a lifestyle," it continues to define…
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On September 15, 1915, Qingnian Zazhi(Youth Magazine), edited by Chen Duxiu, was launched in Shanghai. From September 1916, its name was changed to Xin Qingnian(New Youth).It was the central publication for promoting anti-feudal ideas and advocating…
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After the First World War, the Chinese people became increasingly concerned about current affairs, especially China's national interests and future, at the Paris Peace Conference. In response to the trend of the time, on December 22, 1918, Chen Duxiu…
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In response to Mao Zedong's instruction to greatly promote revolutionary model operas, the filming of them began in the 1860s.Zhiqu weihushan (Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy) was the first one to be produced on film. It was produced by Beijing…
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The Commercial Press was founded in Shanghai. It was the first modern publishing institution in China and is currently the most powerful and influential cultural publishing institution in the country. For more than a century, the Commercial Press has…
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The New Culture Movement was an unprecedented ideological liberation movement in China. It promoted democracy and science, criticized feudal culture and advocated the liberation of individuality, and was regarded as China’s Enlightenment. It was not…
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With China's diplomatic failure at the Paris Peace Conference as the trigger, the May Fourth Movement broke out on May 4, 1919. Initially, university students in Beijing protested on the street, and then merchants and workers in Shanghai also…
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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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In May 1965, Jiang Qing claimed the status of eight revolutionary model operas. They consisted of five operas, two ballets, and one symphony. The five operas were Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy (Zhiqu weihushan), The Red Lantern (Hongdengji),…
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According to the China Internet Network Information Center, by December 2016, there were 695 million mobile Internet users in China, which demonstrates that China has fully entered the mobile Internet era. The basic features of mobile Internet…
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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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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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