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ICRC and China have common interest to work together in BRI economies

Humanitarian threats such as armed conflict, other violence and tensions, natural disasters and uneven socioeconomic development are not uncommon in some countries and regions along the Belt and Road. As the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which kicked off in Beijing on Thursday, runs to Saturday, Global Times (GT)reporter Xie Wenting interviewed Pierre Dorbes (Dorbes), head of the Regional Delegation for East Asia of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to discuss how China-initiated BRI could play an active role to address humanitarian threats.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 20:33:42

Chinese Bitcoin industry shakes as policy tightens

“The golden era for bitcoin mining has ended,” Zhao, a 40-something bitcoin mine owner, said with a sigh that accentuated his concerns about the gloomy prospects of this once booming industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 17:55:58

Technology counselors tackle poverty

Days before the tea leaves were ready to be plucked, Liu Guoying, a tea master in the city of Wuyishan in East China's Fujian Province, is hard at work giving training sessions to teach farmers techniques for plucking and processing tea.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2019/4/22 17:18:08

China, Australia bonded by wine

If he could travel back in time, Yuan Shichao would go back to 2011 to thank himself for his “crazy” decision.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2019/4/21 16:58:39

Taobao combines with vloggers in a blossoming e-commerce industry

While performance and video game livestreaming have lost momentum, e-commerce livestreaming is in the limelight at present.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 19:23:40

Overseas cruise companies look forward to 'second golden age' in China

After a temporary chill in the Chinese mainland cruise market with the exit of several cruise lines, it seems that the industry is ready to set sail again as overseas cruise companies increase investment with larger ships and longer itineraries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 19:23:40

Equestrian sports race ahead in Greater Bay Area under new joint development plan

Horse fanciers, jockeys and sports fans in China have reason to rejoice thanks to a partnership between Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to develop the region's equine industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 18:56:46

High-tech careers draw growing number of workers as industry upgrades create new jobs

As China undergoes industrial upgrades, a new set of job titles has emerged – Internet of Things technicians and installers, big data technicians, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) controllers, and industrial robot operators – along with an enthusiastic crop of young workers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 18:10:27

Chinese women enter property market

When Zhou Zhenzhen (pseudonym), a 20-something white-collar worker in Beijing, broke up with her ex-boyfriend two years ago, she bought an 87-square-meter apartment in Beijing's Chaoyang district for around 5 million yuan ($744,524).
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 17:44:37

American cattle farmers pin hopes on China

On a chilly late March morning, Phil Ham and his two sons got up early for the biggest day of the year on their 1,700-acre (688 hectares) family farm in Forsyth, Georgia in the southern US.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:13:41

Smart cars put China's auto industry on fast track

A vintage green vehicle sits in front of the exhibition center of Chongqing Chang'an Automobile Co. It is the first Jeep manufactured in China. Next to it proudly stands a brand-new car installed with an auto-pilot system, which hit the market in March.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2019/4/8 18:08:39

US takes on China in electric vehicle push

US government officials plan to meet with executives from automakers and lithium miners in early May as part of a first-of-its-kind effort to launch a national electric vehicle supply chain strategy, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/4/8 17:53:40

Heart over head, retail investors rush into bonds

When the major port and industrial hub of Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang Province sold China's first local government bonds to retail investors in March, an amount of $43 million was snapped up in just five hours.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/4/7 17:42:09

Key Croatian bridge project gets second chance

For Ivica Granic, an experienced Croatian civil engineer who has been involved in the country's infrastructure projects for the last decade, quitting his job to join China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) temporarily was not an easy decision. But he made it nonetheless. It's all because of the Peljesac Bridge, the Chinese company's current project.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 18:08:40

Growing airlines re-evaluate 737 Max workhorse buys

The grounding of Boeing's global 737 Max fleet has brought headaches for airlines that need to find alternative aircraft to fly in their place, but it has given some carriers a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate orders for the plane.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/17 16:18:40

Boeing in limbo

China's move to ground Boeing Co's 737 Max jetliners following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash has cast a shadow over the American planemaker's immediate hopes for a major jet order linked to a US-China trade deal, industry sources said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/17 16:18:39

Europe forges ahead with 5G

Imagine a robot that's smarter than you and can solve a Rubik's cube in three minutes, virtual reality glasses that enable you to enjoy immersive experiences in video gaming or a simulated live event that can be manipulated from a far distance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/3 20:10:01

Chinese parents invest in foreign properties for the chance of their child being admitted into university

As the gaokao, China's national college entrance examination and the biggest and most competitive test in the country, approaches, immigration companies are wasting no time advertising.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 23:03:40