CHINA

Govt develops recommended routines for ‘square dancing’ in public spaces


Squares, parks and public spaces of all kinds have been filled with dancing middle-aged and elderly people, mostly women, for several years. While these people have been “square dancing” for fun, the government has begun to encourage them to stay fit.

The art of admission

The competition to enter China's art academies is intense. This year, for example, 58,000 students will be competing for 1,520 openings at the China Academy of Art, a 2.6 percent ...

Cruel Cuisine

At banquets and weddings in China, shark fin soup is sometimes served to "give face" to honored guests. The soup, considered a delicacy, is controversial and is banned in many ...


China, practitioner for sustainable development: NPC vice chairman

China is a practitioner for sustainable development and has implemented the strategy of sustainable development insistently, said Chen Zhu, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC), in Vietnam's capital Hanoi.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-30 14:29:07

Five local-level officials probed for suspected corruption

Five Chinese officials are under investigation after being suspected of taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-30 12:54:53

China sends fleet to help evacuate nationals from conflict-torn Yemen

China has sent a naval fleet to help evacuate its nationals from conflict-ridden Yemen as the situation continues to get worse, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-30 11:12:11

Peng Liyuan attends campus event against AIDS, tuberculosis in south China

Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Sunday attended a south China campus event promoting the prevention of AIDS and tuberculosis, alongside Zambia's First Lady Esther Lungu and US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-30 10:45:52

Chinese army urged to implement "Four Comprehensives"

A Chinese military leader has urged the army to learn and implement the strategic layout of the "Four Comprehensives" put forward by President Xi Jinping and improve ideological and political work.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-30 10:45:05

Chinese FM calls for efforts to "seize opportunity" in Iran nuclear talks

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday called on all sides to seize the opportunity to show flexibility and political decision to push the Iranian nuclear negotiations into fruition.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-30 10:43:28

Blueprint set for Belt, Road

The Chinese central government has set up a special leading group to oversee the implementation of the “One Belt, One Road” initiatives, the office of the group said in a statement on Sunday, following the release of the principles, framework, priorities and mechanism for the initiatives.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-30 0:28:01

Two fugitive officials caught by ‘Sky Net’

Two fugitive officials were brought back to China as the first battle of a new anti-graft campaign code named “Sky Net” to hunt down officials who have fled the country rolls on, China’s top disciplinary watchdog announced Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-30 0:18:04

Expelled HIV-positive boy gets settled in his new school

An 8-year-old boy who was allegedly expelled from a village in Sichuan Province for being HIV-positive has now settled down in a specialist school in Shanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-30 0:18:03

Remarried couples still face baby restrictions

The regional government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region recently defended its decision to reject a couple’s application to have a baby on the grounds that one of them has two children from a previous marriage, saying that it was in line with the region’s family planning regulations.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-30 0:18:02

Anti-graft activist found with prostitutes

A Guangzhou-based anti-graft activist is in the middle of five days of detention in Changsha, Hunan Province after being detained by the police for allegedly soliciting prostitutes.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-30 0:18:02

Beijing should focus on passion, legacy in its 2022 Games bid: expert

An expert has urged China to focus more on passion and legacy to the Olympic Games as Beijing vowed to strengthen traffic and pollution control in its bid to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games with neighboring city of Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-30 0:13:01

China less satisfied, confident in food safety: survey

Chinese people are getting less satisfied and confident in food safety in the country, an official survey showed on Wednesday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2015-3-29 23:39:17