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chinadaily.com.cn 2018-12-27 14:59

A poster of Chibi Maruko-chan: The Boy from Italy. [Photo/Mtime]

>Farewell to Chibi Maruko-chan
Classic manga series "Chibi Maruko-chan", authored by late Momoko Sakura, issued its last volume on Christmas Day. "Chibi Maruko-chan" was first published in 1986 in manga magazine Ribon. In August, the series suffered a major setback after its author and illustrator, Momoko Sakura, died of breast cancer. The story of the nine-year-old Maruko was first brought to Chinese readers in the 1990s, during which time China had imported quite a number of Japanese animation and manga series, such as "Doraemon", "Slam Dunk", "Sailor Moon", "Saint Seiya" and "Detective Conan". These series have accompanied the childhood of every millennial born in the 1980s and 1990s.


Chinese netizens share pictures of Tsui and wish each other a merry Christmas. [Photo/Weibo.com]

>Chinese Santa hits internet
"We wish you a merry Christmas" with pictures of Elvis Tsui seems to be the latest trend among Chinese netizens during this year's Christmas. Born Born in 1961, Hong Kong veteran actor Elvis Tsui has become the latest internet icon thanks to the characters he played in 1990s comedy movies "Royal Tramp" and "Hail the Judge", where he looked a bit similar to Santa Claus, with a red hat and white beard. Reputed as China's Santa Claus, Tsui was a popular search Monday on Sina Weibo, and his images have been adapted into micro videos, gifs and emojis at very short notice. Some clever business minds have produced tailor-made products on China's e-commerce platform, Taobao. In response to the enthusiasm shown by online users, the 57-year-old wrote on his official Weibo account, "It's Christmas and the old man with a red hat and white beard is bringing you his best wishes!"


Wang Jianlin, chairman of Wanda Group, delivers a speech as Wanda signs a strategic partnership with US leading hospital UPMC on September 30. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

>Asia's richest lose $137B
The 128 people in Asia with enough money to crack the 500-member Bloomberg Billionaires Index lost a combined $137 billion in 2018, the first time wealth in the region has dropped since the ranking started in 2012. Global trade tensions and concerns that stock valuations are too frothy hammered some of the area's biggest fortunes. Wanda Group's Wang Jianlin lost $10.8 billion, the most of anyone in Asia. JD.com founder Richard Liu took the heaviest losses in percentage terms, with his wealth cut almost in half to $4.8 billion. India's 23 richest people, meanwhile, saw $21 billion vanish. South Korea's tycoons didn't escape the carnage either. The market rout lopped $17.2 billion from the fortunes of the country's seven richest people. In Hong Kong, Li Ka-shing lost $6 billion in 2018, while Lee Shau-kee, the region's second-richest person, ends the year about $3.3 billion poorer.



>Youth suffer cyber bullying
A blue paper released on Tuesday by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences says that nearly 30% of young people in China have experienced cyber bullying. According to the paper, around three-quarters of the respondents to a survey reported being the target of insulting words or sarcasm, and around half had been sent malicious images or threatening words. Social media platforms were the most common place where young people encountered cyber bullying, although some also experienced it on internet message boards and in short videos on sharing platforms. The research showed that young people who don't live with their parents were more likely to be targets of bullying. More than 60% of young people chose to ignore abuse they receive online, and less than 10% report it to their parents or friends.

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