Monthly archives: March, 2017

77-year-old Jew reflects on migrant crisis in Europe

Sonja Muhlberger in her living room in Berlin Photo: Yin Lu/GT Born on 26 October 1939 in Shanghai into a Jewish family, Sonja Muhlberger is what she would call an “ex-Shanghailander.”   To escape Nazi persecution during the Second World War (1939-45), Jews from Germany and Austria fled overseas. During that time, Japanese-occupied Shanghai was the …

Teenager fights for women’s rights through micro movie

The actress in the film Fengzhongliu,is painting by a lake in Beijing. Photo: Courtesy of Sang Ni Sang Ni is supervising the shooting behind the camera. Photo: Courtesy of Sang Ni At the age of 18, Sang Ni, a senior student at a Beijing high school, shot the feminist micro movie Fengzhongliu, which translates to …

Unicom’s unlimited data plan comes with limits

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT China Unicom, the country’s second-largest telecom operator in terms of overall subscribers, has recently launched an unlimited data plan, joining its overseas counterparts in the trend of unlimited data offerings as hungrier users are in need of heavier yet more convenient data usage. A comparison of China Unicom’s data plan and …

Wal-mart cashier leads fight against reform she sees unfair

Liang Yinying. Photo: Courtesy of Liang Yinying At a plenary staff meeting in the supermarket where Liang Yinying works as a cashier, she was the first to question a reform to working hours. She’s not content with the reform that the Wal-mart store number 3404 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, is implementing, and believes that she, …