CHINA

Breaking the language barrier


Dekyi Drolkar, 47, urges her two daughters to speak Putonghua (standard Chinese) to each other at home and in school. “Instead of being worried about their competence in their mother tongue, I care more whether my girls will be alienated from society if they can only speak Tibetan,” the determined mother told the Global Times while her younger daughter, Yangzom, interpreted for her.

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Imitating Obama

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Tough struggle

Residents in Hangzhou, Eastern China’s Zhejiang province, struggle in floodwaters near the Qiantang River on Monday. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2015-9-1 1:08:02

Amnesty deal benefits underage prisoners

Underage prisoners are among the biggest group to be granted special amnesty which as a part of the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II, according to the Supreme People’s Court on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-9-1 1:03:01

China, Japan, SK create think tank for peace

China, Japan and South Korea inaugurated a Network of Trilateral Cooperation Think-Tanks (NTCT) on Monday in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin Province, to facilitate the cooperation of the three countries and regional peace.
Source: Global Times | 2015-9-1 1:03:01

National flags required to be hung for victory celebrations

Beijing has ordered that Chinese national flags be hung along streets, in residential communities and on the sides of office buildings around the time of the military parade on September 3 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Source: Global Times | 2015-9-1 1:03:01

197 punished for spreading rumors online

A total of 197 people were punished for spreading rumors about the recent stock market fluctuations and the Tianjin Blasts on social media, authorities said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-9-1 1:03:01

Relocation of former leader’s marker has no political symbolism

An official from the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Monday said the location of a large stone marker inscribed by retired top leader Jiang Zemin was moved over security concerns, and was not done as a sign of disrespect towards him.
Source: Global Times | 2015-9-1 0:58:02

Black medlar poaching rises

A total of 19 people were arrested for their involvement in the rampant poaching of a valuable fruit in a city in Qinghai Province.
Source: Global Times | 2015-9-1 0:58:01

Authorities issue anti-corruption rules for WWII anniversary amnesty

Chinese authorities have issued rules on proper implementation of a prisoner amnesty deal adopted to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-9-1 0:36:59

First day in school

Dressed in traditional Chinese costumes, first graders from a primary school in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province pay tribute to a Confucius statue on Monday before they start their first day in school. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2015-9-1 0:23:02

Reporter admits causing panic in stock markets

A financial journalist confessed that his report on Chin’s stock markets was based on hearsay and “inflicted huge losses to the country,” as China cracks down on rumormongering and other violations to stabilize the volatile markets.
Source: Global Times | 2015-9-1 0:23:01

China celebrates Tibet anniversary

China is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region, as the country vows to maintain national integrity and ensure long-term peaceful governance in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2015-9-1 0:18:02

State Councilor orders overhaul of hazardous chemical businesses

Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong on Monday ordered thorough checks of businesses that deal with hazardous chemicals and explosive goods.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-9-1 0:03:13

China encourages mergers, cash bonuses, share repurchases by listed companies

China issued a notice Monday encouraging mergers, cash bonuses and share repurchases by listed companies as part of its efforts to push forward reforms of state-owned enterprises and promote the steady and healthy development of the capital market.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-8-31 23:50:10