CHINA

Millennials become driving force behind booming industry


According to data released by China Pet Market, a website that shows the latest trends in Chinese pet industry, the pet population in China has increased from 389 million to 755 million from 2013 to 2017, a 7 percent compound annual growth rate. The pet population will continue to show strong growth from 2018 to 2022, with an 8.2 percent annual growth.

Chinese livestreaming in Africa boosts mutual understanding but invites criticism

Video-sharing and livestreaming platforms might be misused by some from China who are looking to get rich overnight in Africa, but many people also see them as a tool to ...

Surveys show sharp decline in illegal trade since launch of crackdown

Many positive results have been obtained since China implemented a total ban on ivory processing and sales in its domestic market in January last year, according to scholars and relevant ...


China to ensure kindergartens are non-profit to address safety problems

China has launched a campaign to regulate kindergartens in urban residential communities, which is to ensure that they are public or non-profit.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 1:23:39

Millions of Spring Festival travelers embark on joyous homecoming

Amid a 12-hour journey, there's expectation on the face of Liu Xi (pseudonym) and his son for the long train journey.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:58:40

LGBT people conceal status

A survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in China shows only 5.1 percent revealed their sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace and 4.7 percent in school due to social pressure.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:58:39

China should learn from Su-57: experts

Although many Chinese military observers are pessimistic over Russia's latest fighter jet Su-57's capability, a senior Chinese warplane designer believes the Su-57 has a very unique concept, and China should learn from it despite the country already operating the J-20 fighter.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:53:40

Special gift

Soldiers in Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province, display the Chinese character fu (meaning blessing or happiness) on Tuesday. They will mail the characters to their families as a gift for the upcoming Spring Festival.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/24 0:53:40

Singing in the new year

Traditional Chinese opera actors take photos with residents in Dongba town, East China's Jiangsu Province, on Wednesday. They performed in a show organized by Nanjing culture and tourism authorities.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/24 0:48:39

Xinjiang opens bilingual platform against terror

Authorities from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have opened a bilingual WeChat platform for local residents to report terrorist activities and security hazards, and are offering up to 200 yuan ($29) for each piece of valuable information.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:43:39

Young Chinese resist parents' forced matchmaking on Spring Festival: poll

Terrified of being bugged by parents' questions of why she's still single, a Chinese girl photoshopped a picture of her and a celebrity to pretend to have a boyfriend. Her move resonated among many single netizens, who share the same fear as Chinese New Year approaches.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:38:39

Canada must not follow biased few: embassy

Intergovernmental relations between China and Canada have been impacted recently by some unpleasant issues, but the Chinese side stressed that the "people-to-people and sub-national" exchanges and cooperation should not be harmed and Canadians should not be misled by biased and hostile information about China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:38:32

Diplomatic envoys, foreign journalists praise Xinjiang's stability, economic development

Editor's Notes: Foreign diplomatic envoys and journalists hailed the Chinese government's efforts to counter terrorism in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and recognized the significance of the region's vocational education and training centers after they paid a visit.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:33:40

Auctioned rhino horn-filled pill priced much more than medicinal value: insiders

A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tablet containing powdered rhino horns was allegedly sold for 110,000 yuan ($16,203) at an auction, but TCM practitioners and medicine producers said the price was much more than the pill's medicinal value.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:33:39

China settles 480,000 veterans in 2018

China is conducting a census on the number and living conditions of its military veterans as the country strives to arrange for their settlement and improve their life.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:28:39

NK art troupe to visit Beijing

A North Korean art troupe is scheduled to begin their China tour on Wednesday, which apparently shows that China-North Korean ties have risen to a new level, expanding from mutual trust between their top leaders to people-to-people exchanges.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:13:39