CHINA

LGBTQ people still being forced to undergo ‘therapy’


Three years after China's first gay conversion therapy case brought attention to the continued pathologization of homosexuality, a wider group of LGBTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) are still being forced by their family members to receive various forms of therapy.

Chinese, Russian navies hold joint exercises in Okhotsk Sea for first time

Chinese and Russian ships are now conducting the second phase of joint naval exercises as part of the China-Russia “Joint Sea-2017” exercises.

‘Pay to play with the panda’ policies draw criticism from animal lovers

It is said that one of the most peaceful places on China’s social media is the comment section below any post featuring pandas, where everyone sighs a collective “aww” regardless ...


Chinese instructors train Cuban volunteers in disaster relief

A group of specialists from the Red Cross Society of China arrived in Havana on Sunday to train a group of Cuban volunteers in disaster relief, after Hurricane Irma struck the island country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 14:21:40

Former senior provincial political advisor investigated for graft

Liu Shanqiao, former vice chairman of the People's Political Consultative Conference of central China's Hubei Province, is under investigation on suspicion of taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 14:20:56

Another "Red Notice" fugitive returns to China

A fugitive suspected of contract fraud returned to China Monday to turn himself in, according to the Communist Party of China's disciplinary authority.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 14:19:17

Chinese-built biggest dam in Cambodia to start operation in November

The 400-megawatt Lower Sesan II Hydropower Plant, which is Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam so far, will start operation in November after almost four years of construction.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 14:18:18

Scenery of high-speed rail networks in south China's Guangxi

Bullet trains drive in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 1. China has built one of the world's most extensive high-speed rail networks in just a few years. It has the world's longest high-speed rail network, 22,000 km as of the end of 2016, or 60 percent of the world's total, and the mileage will increase to 45,000 km by 2030. Guangxi joined the networks of high-speed rail in 2013.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 13:48:15

Six Chinese provinces develop fast as hubs of modern manufacturing and transport

Six Chinese provinces in central areas -- Henan, Shanxi, Hubei, Anhui, Hunan and Jiangxi, have rich land and agricultural resources, a large population, and are developing fast as hubs of modern manufacturing and transport.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 13:44:14

Pepper fields enter harvest season in north China's Hebei

A farmer dries peppers in Wuqiao County, north China's Hebei Province, Sept. 24, 2017. About 80,000 mu (5,333 hectares) pepper fields entered the harvest season in the county recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 13:36:53

China Coast Guard vessels patrol Diaoyu Islands

Four China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Monday, according to an online statement by the State Oceanic Administration.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 11:01:19

Workers set up large flower terrace on Tian'anmen Square in Beijing

Workers set up a large flower terrace on the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 24, 2017. The 17-meter-high flower terrace will be set up on the Tian'anmen Square to celebrate the upcoming National Day on Oct. 1.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 10:13:06

Local people celebrate harvest of lotus roots in E China

Villagers take part in a digging lotus roots match in Tanghong Village, Huzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 24, 2017. Local people held a match here Sunday to celebrate the harvest of lotus roots.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 10:07:35

Bubble run held to celebrate National Day in N China

Parents and kids take part in a bubble run during an event to celebrate the National Day in Langfang, north China's Hebei Province, Sept. 24, 2017. China's National Day holidays will last from Oct. 1 to Oct. 8 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 9:30:54

Paddy fields across China

Photo taken on Sept. 23, 2017 shows paddy fields in Longli County, southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 9:28:40

Students 'guided to firmly support the CPC leadership' in education reforms

China will incorporate more ethical education contents for students in its national curriculum, and seek to develop more innovative minds, according to a new education reform document.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 0:01:50