CHINA

Planned Shaolin temple in Australia draws criticism over reported commercial purposes


China’s Shaolin Temple, famous as the cradle of Chinese kung fu, has for many years captured people’s imaginations with its history of martial arts and meditative Buddhist culture. Situated on Shaoshi Mountain, Henan Province, the temple has long been a popular attraction for domestic and overseas visitors.

Mentoring programs help women overcome workplace prejudice

Even though women’s rights have improved greatly compared with the past, many female entrepreneurs in today’s China still find themselves at a disadvantage.

Poacher Patrol

As the locals of Qinghai Lake area become more aware of the importance of environmental protection, more and more volunteers are joining the patrol team.


China defense budget growth at five-year low

China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year, its slowest increase in five years.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-5 0:23:01

NPC mulls local lawmaking

Chinese legislators will review draft amendments to the Legislation Law at the upcoming annual full session of the country’s top legislature, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-5 0:23:01

Across the Strait

President Xi Jinping shakes hands with a political adviser on Wednesday. Xi heard from political advisers from the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang, the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League and the All China Confederation of Taiwan Compatriots, and stressed cross-Straits peaceful development. Photo: Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-5 0:08:01

Voices

Here are some of the highlighted opinions from the legislators Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-5 0:03:33

Detained ship had ‘normal’ cargo

China said Wednesday that a Chinese cargo ship detained by Colombia was carrying normal ­military supplies exported to Cuba.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-4 23:53:01

Don’t leave her hanging

A young woman takes a note with a riddle written on it from a hanging lantern in Nantong, Jiangsu Province on Wednesday. The traditional event was held Wednesday to celebrate Lantern Festival, which falls on Thursday on the 15th of the first lunar month. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2015-3-4 23:43:11

BDS could be introduced to Thai fishing boats

China’s homegrown Beidou satellite navigation system (BDS), one of the world’s four leading satellite navigation systems, may soon be used in fishing vessels in Thailand, Thai officials said at an academic forum Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-4 23:43:10

Domestic violence bill on NPC’s docket

China’s first bill meant to combat domestic violence is likely to be tabled for a first reading in August, said a spokeswoman for the country’s top legislature Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-4 23:43:03

China unifies thinking to withstand cooling economy

About 3,000 national legislators have gathered in Beijing for the third session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), which starts Thursday, to discuss and unify thinking on issues concerning development and the economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-4 23:41:10

Kindergarten fights punishment for illegal religious textbooks

A kindergarten in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday denied accusations from the local education bureau, which said that the kindergarten has been instructing students in illegal religious texts and forcing them to embrace religion.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-4 23:38:01

China's Silk Road offers ways to face challenges in France, Europe: former French PM

Haunted by volatile financial markets and economic woes, and challenged by security threats, France and its European partners have to join China's efforts to re-build the Silk Road, a former French prime minister said recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-4 23:36:12

1.2 tonnes of drugs seized in SW China

Police have busted a drug ring operating in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and seized around 1.2 tonnes of narcotics, police announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-4 22:11:21

Chinese military holds presentations on 'Chinese dream'

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) held presentations on Wednesday that showcased activities featuring the relations of the Chinese dream, a strong army and the dreams of servicemen.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-3-4 21:44:23