CHINA

Chinese students take to Weibo to complain about their unstylish school clothes


For Chinese students, school is about hard work, forming friendships that often last a lifetime and wearing some of the ugliest clothes they will never put on.

Poverty funds worth $130m wasted: auditor

More than 870 million yuan ($130.9 million) of China’s poverty alleviation fund had been either left idle for more than a year or wasted, the country’s top auditor said Wednesday, which experts attributed to the authorities’ increasing supervision of the use of State funds and a crackdown on corruption.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-30 1:08:01

Hague verdict irrelevant: FM

China will not accept any international arbitration decision involving its territory in the South China Sea, the foreign ministry said Wednesday after the arbitration court in The Hague announced that it will deliver a final decision on July 12 over a dispute filed by the Philippines against China.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-30 1:08:00

Parents of sick kids demand school track be tested for toxin

Parents of students at a Beijing primary school gathered at the school on Wednesday to demand a thorough test of its running track and classrooms after they found at least 30 students were suffering from regular nosebleeds.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-30 0:53:01

22 sentenced for sale of 5,000 kg of tainted dog meat in Jiangsu

A total of 22 people have been sentenced to up to eight years in prison for making and selling more than 5,000 kilograms of tainted dog meat, the People’s Procuratorate of Rugao in East China’s Jiangsu Province announced Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-30 0:53:01

Tibetan director hospitalized during custody

Police in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province confirmed Wednesday that award-winning ethnic Tibetan film director Pema Tseden has been hospitalized for hypertension and hyperglycemia after being detained for a dispute over luggage at the airport in the provincial capital, Xining.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-30 0:53:00

China’s top cyberspace group appoints new head

Xu Lin has replaced Lu Wei as the head of the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, the State-run Xinhua News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing an official statement.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-30 0:48:00

Mainland blames Taiwan for suspension of communication mechanism

Taiwan should take full responsibility for the suspension of the communication mechanism between the Chinese mainland and the island, a mainland spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-30 0:43:01

There won’t be a third Disney theme park in China: Chongqing authority

Multinational entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney Co has confirmed that there won’t be a third Disney theme park in China, Chongqing authority said Wednesday, domestic news portal 21jingji.com reported.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-30 0:23:17

China to boost railway network construction

China will boost railway network construction, according to a plan released following a State Council executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-6-29 23:14:00

Law-abusing tribunal to issue award on South China Sea arbitration

An arbitral tribunal with widely contested jurisdiction will issue an award on July 12 on the South China Sea case unilaterally initiated by the Philippines, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) said.
Source: Agencies | 2016-6-29 22:22:05

Xi vows to protect internal Party environment from corruption

President Xi Jinping has called for further efforts to eliminate corruption, describing it as "the deadliest pollution source" for the political environment within the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Xinhua | 2016-6-29 20:39:59

Xinjiang rolls out credit policy for the poor

The Xinjiang regional people's government has started offering small loans to the poor and encouraging people to start their own businesses.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-6-29 20:35:26

Victim forced to have sex with journo says she didn’t know it was rape

A woman told an NGO Tuesday that she did not realize at first that a colleague who she says forced himself on her had actually raped her.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-29 20:23:00