The future of micro-messaging

Jack Eustace examines China’s dominant messaging app and where it might be going next

The Chinese name for WeChat is Wēixìn, which translates literally to “micro-message”. The app’s actual existence stands in direct contradiction to its name, as WeChat is anything but micro.

Released in 2011 by Tencent Holdings Limited, the app presents


Trinity College graduate becomes first Irish recipient of Schwarzman Scholarship

BESS graduate Lara Connaughton wins spot on masters programme in Tsinghua University, Beijing

NEWSLara Connaughton, a Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) graduate, has gained a place in the Schwarzman Scholarship programme, making her the first Irish applicant to do so since the programme was founded in 2013. Lara specialised in Business and


The giant panda’s disappearance from the endangered species list

Nessa describes the success behind the struggle to prevent the extinction of the Giant Panda.


The giant panda has become something of a success story after the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downgraded its threat level from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’. This is largely due to the monumental efforts made by the Chinese government


Trinity announces strategic partnership with Beijing Foreign Studies University

Including Beijing Foreign Studies University, Trinity has 16 major partnerships with universities in the East Asia region. These include universities in Japan, Korea, Singapore, the Hong Kong region, as well as Mainland China.

NEWSTrinity yesterday confirmed the beginning of a joint research programme as well as an exchange programme with Beijing Foreign Studies University.

The announcement was made as part of a state visit to China led by Minister for Education and Skills, …


Chinese students seek edge at Irish universities

Irish higher education provides new opportunities for a growing number of Chinese students.

indepth1Wang Can, a final-year PhD student, and I are sitting in a cafe in UCD’s Conway Institute. Like hundreds of other Chinese students, the Beijing University of Chemical Technology graduate came to the university through its pre-masters programme. In China, …