Chinese architects win unofficial Notre Dame design contest
Two architects from China, Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li, have won a global online competition seeking new designs for the Notre Dame Cathedral. Organized by GoArchitect, an independent publisher in the US, the contest was an unofficial effort to gather creative ideas to rebuild the cathedral’s spire and roof, which were destroyed by fire in April. The organizer had received 226 designs from 56 countries. GoArchitect is not affiliated with the French government. Winning the contest does not mean the selected design will be included in the official French reconstruction plan. But people in China celebrated the win. State-run newspaper China Daily congratulated Cai and Li, who are both working at the
Chinese architects win unofficial Notre Dame design contest
China’s spies would like to add you to their LinkedIn networks
A Chinese intelligence agency used fake LinkedIn profiles to recruit French civil servants and business executives to spy for China, French newspaper Le Figaro has reported. With their business models built on gathering the data of billions of people and selling access to them, social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have become a fertile ground for clandestine intelligence operations. In recent years, American, German and British authorities have separately warned that the Chinese government is using professional networking service LinkedIn to recruit foreign nationals as spies for China. William Evanina, the US’ top counter-intelligence official, described China’s effor
China’s spies would like to add you to their LinkedIn networks
China’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ opens at a French film festival, one year late
One year on, the Chinese animated film that's been likened to Pulp Fiction has been shown at one of the world’s biggest animated film festivals. The black comedy crime drama Have a Nice Day was withdrawn from screening at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival last year, at the request of its producers.  They had apparently yet to receive official clearance from Chinese officials to have their film shown overseas, but producer Yan Chang told the BBC that ”it has nothing to do with politics.” Now the film is back at the festival with a bang. That’s not to say it’s been a bad year for the movie, which played at the Berlin Film Festival, went on to a successful limited release in Ch
China’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ opens at a French film festival, one year late