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Beijing set to enforce new strict garbage sorting rules, fine violators

Beijing will soon enforce new trash sorting rules that may call for fines of 200 yuan ($28.30) to individuals who refuse to properly dispose of their waste, while giving restaurants and hotels up to 5,000 yuan if they provide disposable products to customers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:13:28

Tiny, endangered jellyfish thrive in wastewater treatment facility

An extremely rare species of freshwater jellyfish the size of a penny, that has existed for 550 million years and predates dinosaurs, was recently spotted in an advanced wastewater treatment facility in South China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 16:11:25

5.2-magnitude quake hits South China: CENC

No casualties were reported after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Beiliu, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at 10:55 pm on Saturday, which caused the suspension of several trains, local authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/13 17:37:01

Shandong becomes top tourist destination during 'Golden Week' holiday

East China's Jiangsu Province saw revenues of more than 63 billion yuan ($8.8 billion) during the recent weeklong National Day holidays, while its neighbor Shandong Province welcomed the largest number of visitors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 18:58:42

Chinese firm uses cutting-edge tech for construction project

A state-owned company is saving manpower and ensuring construction safety and quality through the use of pioneering technology in the mechanical construction of a tunnel in Southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/7 17:43:40

Chinese netizens welcome HK police officer to Beijing for 70th anniversary

Hong Kong police sergeant Lau Chak-kei, who was invited to participate in the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, said that he looks forward to seeing the fireworks, climbing the Great Wall and eating roast duck in Beijing, and many Chinese internet users extended a warm welcome to him.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/29 21:36:50

Volunteer cyber monitors reveal illegal, harmful information

Shanghai's cyberspace watchdog has received 1,351 clues of illegal and harmful messages from 349 voluntary cyber monitors since the city kicked off the program to create better cyberspace environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/28 21:03:40

Guangdong may entitle teachers to punish students with standing and running

Is standing in the corner or being forced to run a lap counted as a corporal punishment in schools? South China's Guangdong Province may entitle their teachers to punish ill-behaved students by having them stand or run, which will not be deemed as physical punishment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/26 14:21:36

China launches first amphibious assault ship

A launch ceremony was held for China's first amphibious assault ship, the Type 075, on Wednesday in a move that represents a new era for China's warship development, Chinese military experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/25 11:49:21

Chinese college denies wasting money on Nobel winners

Nine Nobel Prize winners were hired by Chinese universities including Tianjin Medical University from May to August, and four of them were hired together by Hainan University, China Science Daily reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/25 23:23:40

Over 20,000 people sign up for HK govt 1st public dialogue: Lam

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) will meet members of the public at the first community dialogue session that will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/24 13:53:15

Boy, 10, gains 15kg so he can donate bone marrow to his dying father

A 10-year-old boy from Xinxiang, Central China's Henan Province, gained more than 15 kilograms in just three months to save his father from a rare blood cancer, as bone marrow donors are required to weigh at least 50 kilograms.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/23 17:28:39

HK singer meets career Waterloo for supporting Hong Kong pro-riot protests

Hong Kong pop singer and actor Pakho Chau Pak-ho has likely damaged his career in the Chinese mainland for allegedly supporting Hong Kong protests as his scenes in a new film may have been drastically reduced, another has failed to premier and his concert in the mainland has been put off.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/22 21:13:40

Henan shucking regulation prompts online peanut fury

A provincial regulation banning shucking peanuts outdoors at fall harvest sparked a furious backlash from internet users who denounced the policy as one-size-fits-all.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/9 23:33:40

Chinese, Pakistani air forces wrap up unprecedented mock battle exercises

Chinese and Pakistani air forces wrapped up the half-month-long Shaheen VIII joint exercises in northwestern China on Friday, during which systematic mock battles were conducted for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 17:55:09

China sends H-6K bombers to Russia for strategic drills

Russia on Saturday held a grand welcoming ceremony upon the arrival of Chinese armed forces, including well-anticipated Type 96A tanks and H-6K bombers, for the upcoming Tsentr-2019 (Center-2019) strategic drills.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 16:43:11

Beijingers sweat it out during rehearsals for National Day parade

Thousands of Beijing's ordinary people have been preparing for months for the upcoming grand parade scheduled for October 1 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 17:18:40

School software sparks privacy worries

Ostensibly for student safety, schools and parents have begun using AI facial recognition and positioning technology to monitor student behavior but in so doing have triggered widespread privacy concerns.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 21:58:41