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3 need-to-know live streaming apps in China

Live streaming apps have quickly become the hottest broadcast media to watch in China after Wang Sicong, the son of China’s richest man Wang Jianlin, launched an app late last year.

From their start, these apps have been monetised in China, fans and users can purchase different digital sticker gifts including Ferraris to send to their favourite ‘zhi bo wang hong’ streaming stars. These stars can then exchange these gifts for money, on average apps take a cut of around 10%.

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In China, live-streaming apps soothe lonely souls and create fortunes

Cheng Lihua primped her hair, put on makeup and adjusted her gold-plated microphone. Then she got to work.

“You hurt me so deep that I can’t forgive you,” she crooned into the microphone, nodding her head to the rhythm. “Already knew our love is gone.”

Cheng, a 22-year-old recent college graduate, is a professional “live streamer,” a booming business in China these days. She works four hours a day and earns nearly $3,000 a month chatting and singing songs for an online audience of thousands — all from her bedroom in China’s far-northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, where she lives with her parents.

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5 Chinese Live Streaming Apps That You Should Know About

With over 200 live streaming apps available in China, it is difficult to choose which ones are the best. There are many factors that can be considered such as number of active users, user demographics, user engagement, types of live video content and more. Here I have chosen 5 of the most popular live streaming platforms that can show a cross-section of the types of live streaming apps found in China.

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Chinese students a new funding source for US high schools

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Students from Qingdao No. 17 High School in China  wrote about their experiences visiting Weston High School during the first week of this month, as well as excursions to New York and Washington, and have composed a lengthy memoir, complete with many photos  The Chinese was translated into English by Sharon Mae Wong, Mandarin teacher at WHS.

“It is an interesting perspective!” declared Lisa Deorio, high school principal.

Our Amazing and Eye Opening Trip to America and Visit to Our Sister School (A Memoir)

In 2013, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, 13 students and teachers went on a trip for an <exchange visit to Weston High School in Connecticut and a subsequent tour of America. We were impressed by our sister school’s advanced teaching facilities and curriculum ideas. Our host families were warm, cordial and forthright. Many memories still linger, the blue sky, the pristine fresh air, the beautiful tree colors of the fall, and many impressive eye-opening museums. … These novel experiences are thought-provoking. We would like to share a few of these with our readers.

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UW Chinese Student Association

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Hello CSA members! Do you want to be able to put your design skills to the test? Want to be able to be a part of designing Chinese Student Association’s merchandise? Well, this summer from now until July 24, CSA has a T-shirt/Membership Card Design Contest where you not only have your design represent CSA, but also get a FREE membership card, T-shirt and a pair of movie tickets OR our upcoming fall quarter club night!
To learn more about the specifications needed for the contest, please go to the Event Page

For questions regarding the contest itself, you can post a comment on the Official Facebook Event and our awesome officers will get back to you as soon as we can 😀

Have a great summer and may the odds be in your favor!

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Seattle Holds Special Allure For Chinese Students

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Sarah Ye (left), Eric Wang and Elaine Cheng are students at Seattle University.

Part two of a five-part series on Chinese students aiming to earn degrees in the U.S.

For students from China, Seattle is a place to stretch their wings and build a foundation for future success, according to three Seattle University graduate students.

Elaine Cheng, Eric Wang and Sarah Ye arrived together in Seattle nine months ago from Shanghai to study for a Masters of Professional Accounting at Seattle University. All three previously studied financial accounting at Shanghai International Studies University, and their Seattle University studies will complete their undergraduate degree in China. In their short time here, they’ve learned to overcome the “Seattle Freeze,” deal with stereotypes, and get to know more about how American people think and live.

They agreed to meet me for an interview over huo guo (“hot pot”) at the noisy Hong Kong Bistro in the International District and share their perspectives about why they chose to study in Seattle and their experiences so far. We had previously come to know one another through church.

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