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Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

The Philippines’ Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation. Gray wore a sparkling red dress she said was inspired by a volcano in the Philippines as she was handed the crown to the delight of a roaring crowd that generally favored Southeast …

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Toyota bringing world-first ethanol hybrid car to Brazil

Toyota has announced its plan to send the world’s first ethanol hybrid vehicle to the Brazilian market. The flexible-fuel hybrid will combine an engine that can run on both gasoline and ethanol and an electrical power train, the first ever in the global market. The carmaker says the hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) is expected to contribute to the environment by …

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Canadian anthropologist, lifelong friend of China celebrates 103rd birthday

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. As a witness of this historical period, 103-year-old Isabel Crook, a foreign teacher working in China, had just celebrated her birthday and received a special gift from the Chinese government. Hundreds of people, including her family, former students and old friends, gathered in Beijing Foreign Studies University on …

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NPC delegation expounds Tibet’s achievements during Denmark visit

A Tibetan delegation of the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) visited Denmark from Thursday to Sunday and briefed Danish lawmakers and officials on Tibet’s historic achievements in economic and social development. The delegation, led by Losang Jamcan, director of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People’s Congress, met with Danish lawmakers, government officials, think tanks and local Chinese …

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Manchester City launches panda promotion in China

The Manchester City Football Club has launched a new online campaign, calling on internet users in China to choose a new name for a giant panda the English Premier League club recently adopted in Chengdu, reports the Chengdu Commercial Daily. Well over 300 suggestions have already been submitted since the campaign’s launch on December 15, 2018 through iPanda, a video …

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