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Magazine seeks to renew spirit of Lei Feng amid increasing decline in moral values


A new magazine named after Lei Feng, a good samaritan widely popular in the 1960s, was launched officially in Beijing on July 24.

Kung fu blessing

Sifa is a member of the temple’s team of fighting monks, and the Wanshou Temple is the only temple in Jilin where monks practice kung fu. To qualify as a ...

The last grave-keeper

Since the age of 11, Qin Guo’an has been keeping the imperial cemetery at the Tangya Tusi City in Central China’s Hubei Province as a descendent of the cemetery owner, ...


Army recruitment drive

China has begun a two-month drive to recruit young people, especially those with higher education, to its army.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-8-3 1:38:09

Man’s leg amputated after Shanghai mall escalator collapses

The lower left leg of a Shanghai mall staff was amputated after an escalator collapsed Saturday, leading to renewed concerns over escalator safety. It was the third serious escalator accident in a week.
Source: Global Times | 2015-8-3 1:38:01

Egg freezing banned for single women in China

Single women in China are not allowed to use the egg freezing technology to preserve fertility, according to the Ministry of Health, after a Chinese celebrity admitted using the technology in July which sparked public debate.
Source: Global Times | 2015-8-3 1:33:01

Monk’s absence in Thailand sparks rumors

Speculation heightened after a controversial Shaolin Temple abbot failed to appear at a delegation of monks to Thailand.
Source: Global Times | 2015-8-3 1:28:01

Military parade prep begins

China will implement temporary air traffic and air pollution controls on September 3, the day of a military parade to commorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Source: Global Times | 2015-8-3 1:23:01

Attacking pollution

A canon-like sprayer sprays water at an intersection in Zhengzhou, Henan Province on Saturday to curb air-borne dust. Air quality in Zhengzhou in 2014 was ranked the second-last out of a total of 74 Chinese cities, despite its soaring GDP growth. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2015-8-3 0:43:01

2022 Games to push economic reforms

Beijing’s successful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics will bring more investment opportunities, create new impetus to curb air pollution and help push economic reforms, analysts say.
Source: Global Times | 2015-8-3 0:43:01

Taiwan student protest over ‘one-China view’ splits island

Protests by Taiwan students against changes to high school textbooks intensified Sunday, with analysts believing that the protest, supported by “Taiwan independence” radical groups, is further splitting Taiwan’s political demographics.
Source: Global Times | 2015-8-3 0:33:01

Car crash kills 7 in NW China

A semi-trailer truck rear-ended two sedans on a road in northwest China's Qinghai Province on Sunday, leaving seven people dead and five injured, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-8-2 23:38:12

China issues blue alert for rainstorms

China's meteorological authority on Sunday evening issued a blue alert for rainstorms in northern regions and parts of southern regions for the next 24 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-8-2 21:45:59

Magazine seeks to renew spirit of Lei Feng amid increasing decline in moral values

A new magazine named after Lei Feng, a good samaritan widely popular in the 1960s, was launched officially in Beijing on July 24.
Source: Global Times | 2015-8-2 19:48:02

Kung fu blessing

Sifa is a member of the temple’s team of fighting monks, and the Wanshou Temple is the only temple in Jilin where monks practice kung fu. To qualify as a fighting monk, monks need to train six to seven hours a day throughout the year, regardless of the weather, in addition to normal meditation and praying.
Source: Global Times | 2015-8-2 17:43:01

China plans expanded serious illness insurance

The Chinese government has proposed extending serious illness insurance to cover more of the population.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-8-2 17:40:50