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Four years on, frugality campaign curbs corruption and wins hearts


Antique dealer Mr Zhang is concerned about his once successful business and how to feed his family on the pittance he now makes.

Amateur documentarians collect oral testimony of great famine in 1960s

A number of college students have participated in a program to document oral histories of the great famine of 1959-61, an experience that they say has given them chances to ...

Curious tourists still want a glimps of North Korea despite sanctions

Tourists can see the houses of North Korean soldiers and ordinary residents, as well as people living across the river, including male and female soldiers on patrol, fishermen and civilians ...


Chinese president appoints new ambassadors

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed four new ambassadors, upon approval by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, according to a statement by the national legislature.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/7 20:56:30

Amateur documentarians collect oral testimony of great famine in 1960s

A number of college students have participated in a program to document oral histories of the great famine of 1959-61, an experience that they say has given them chances to rediscover their home villages and inspired them to care more about their development.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 19:48:39

China, Japan to hold talks on maritime affairs

China and Japan will hold the sixth round of high-level consultations on maritime affairs this week in Haikou, capital of China's southern Hainan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/7 19:34:23

Beijing sets up database for deceased

Beijing's civil affairs bureau said Wednesday it has set up a database for the deceased, to offer convenience for those who remarry after their spouses pass away.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/7 19:27:02

German police arrest Iraqi man on suspicion of raping Chinese student

Police in Bochum, Germany confirmed that a man suspected of attacking and sexually assaulting a female Chinese student was arrested on Monday, according to a statement the Chinese consulate in Düsseldorf released on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 18:13:39

Military generosity

China's construction in the South China Sea has turned its islands into the best-equipped, most advanced bases in the region with airports, hospitals, agriculture and 4G mobile signal, a military newspaper has claimed.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 18:13:39

Cherry-like radishes have good harvest in east China

A worker selects "cherry" radishes at a garden in Xuyi County, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 7, 2016. Cherry-like radishes are harvested in Xuyi of Jiangsu recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/7 17:55:56

Drug trafficker arrested in SW China

Police in southwest China's Yunnan Province, arrested a drug trafficker Monday, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/7 16:45:46

Draft law to set aside residential areas, school places for minorities blasted by netizens

Draft legislation issued by Northwest China's Gansu Province that aimed to create specific communities and areas for ethnic minorities to better meet their needs was slammed by netizens who argued it "gives minorities privileges while violating the majorities' rights."
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 16:43:39

Former vice mayor sentenced to 10 years in prison for graft

A former vice mayor of a city in central China has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for accepting bribes totalling 4.7 million yuan (680,000 US dollars), according to a local court.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/7 15:37:13

Chinese coal-rich province closes, restructures 25 coal mines

Shanxi Province, which supplies about a quarter of China's coal, shut down or restructured 25 coal mines this year, cutting 23.25 million tonnes of coal production capacity.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/7 15:04:04

Over 35 billion kilograms of grain wasted after harvest each year: People’s Daily

China's annual postharvest grain losses are estimated at over 35 billion kilograms, the People's Daily reported on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 14:23:39

Ready for a snowball fight?

Daxue, heavy snow, the 21st of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar, falls on December 7 this year. The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed China's "The Twenty-Four Solar Terms" on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 30.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2016/12/7 14:10:22