CHINA

PLA holds military drill in HK, locals invited to observe


The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison started a live-fire exercise in Hong Kong suburb on Saturday, the first of its kind since 1997 that local residents are invited to observe.

To publish or not to publish? Foreign authors grapple with China’s publication taboos

As more foreign books enter the Chinese market, their authors sometimes have to face a dilemma: whether or not they should allow Chinese publishers, under China’s publishing regulations, to ...

Face value

Over a two-week period, Yu Meng, a student in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, had cosmetic surgeries on her face twice. She had a nose job, cheek enhancement and chin augmentation. ...


Lost opportunities

Dead fish are removed from a lake in Anhui province on Monday. Over 10 million kilograms of marine life died of water pollution in Tuohu Lake and Tianjinhu Lake in Wuhe county, Anhui Province. Over 900 families were affected and stand to lose 190 million yuan ($30 million) in revenue.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-7-7 0:28:03

Xinjiang official expelled from Party

Li Zhi, a former senior official in China’s Northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC), China’s top disciplinary watchdog announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-7 0:28:03

Former headmaster sentenced to death for raping 6 girls

Yang Dazhi, 41, former headmaster of Xianjin primary school in Bijie, Guizhou Province was sentenced to death on May 5 for raping and molesting six girls, reported the cjrnews public WeChat account affiliated to Yangtze River Daily on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-7 0:28:03

FM calls for Japan to ‘gain trust’ on UNESCO sites

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday called on Japan to take concrete steps to gain trust from its Asian neighbors following UNESCO’s decision to give the country’s Meiji industrial sites World Heritage status.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-7 0:28:02

BRICS, SCO set to yield pragmatic results

The BRICS Summit and a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held in Russia between Wednesday and Friday are projected to yield pragmatic results including a new development bank and the two organizations will evolve into practical co-operation from mere discussions, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-7 0:28:02

Three 7-year-old boys ‘sexually assault’ 23 classmates: report

Three 7-year-old boys from Southwest China’s Yunnan Province allegedly sexually assaulted 23 of their classmates, news website thepaper.cn reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-7 0:23:02

Guangzhou migrant worker’s rights NGO appeals closure notice

An NGO in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province has appealed after it received a government notice to shut down for not having a permanent address, the Global Times learned on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-7 0:23:01

China to hold anti-war exhibits globally

China will hold photo exhibits in more than 150 countries and regions to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II between August and September, a move to deepen the world’s understanding of the war rather than nationalism, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-7 0:23:01

Premier calls on overseas Chinese to contribute to economy

Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called on the Chinese diaspora to contribute to the country's economic growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-7-6 22:40:06

Hydropower plant punished for polluting tap water supply

A hydropower plant in Qinghai Province, northwest China, was fined for releasing dirty floodwater and contaminating the tap water of a city in a neighboring province.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-7-6 21:09:25

Companies pay fake customers to give online stores positive reviews

Xiao Li (pseudonym) recently found a new way to make money. She just needed to sit in front of her computer, receive orders from her boss online, go to China’s largest online shopping platform Taobao, type a few words and then wait for money to fly into her pocket.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-6 20:38:02

China to hold exhibitions worldwide on anti-Japanese war victory

China will hold photo exhibitions in more than 150 countries and regions throughout August and September to mark the 70th anniversary of its WWII victory on September 3, an official said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-7-6 19:47:57

To publish or not to publish? Foreign authors grapple with China’s publication taboos

As more foreign books enter the Chinese market, their authors sometimes have to face a dilemma: whether or not they should allow Chinese publishers, under China’s publishing regulations, to change the content of their books. Different publishing houses and authors deal with this conundrum in a variety of ways, and their differing choices will eventually affect the number and content of foreign books that Chinese readers have access to.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-6 19:38:01