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Investigative journalism slumps as reporters are sidelined by social media, poor salary

According to an industry report on investigative journalists conducted by media professor Zhang Zhian in 2017, head of the School of Communication and Design of Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, there were only 175 registered investigative journalists in China in 2017, which is about half of the 334 investigative journalists six years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 19:38:26

Rice paddies engineered by Chinese scientists expected to cover 10 percent of Dubai desert

Driving southeast from Port of Jebel Ali, the urban glamor of Dubai gradually fades away and the landscape turns into vast expanses of saline-alkali soil and endless dunes. About an hour's drive later, six patches of green paddy fields suddenly appear.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 19:04:35

Chinese firm hopes sex dolls with artificial intelligence will steal hearts of international consumers

WMDOLL, one of China's biggest sex doll makers, based in Zhongshan, South China's Guangdong Province, launched what it calls AI-powered dolls at end of 2016 that offer features ranging from simple conversation to moving eyes, arms and torsos. Customers can personalize their dolls by choosing various appearance options including height, hairstyle and eye color.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/8/19 17:48:39

Thriving Party-building activities create surging market for CPC-themed commodities

As the Communist Party of China (CPC) has ramped up its Party building efforts at the workplace in recent years, CPC-themed merchandise and products, including office decorations, stationary and books, are becoming more and more popular online as public and privately owned companies purchase them in large quantities to carry out Party-building activities.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 18:56:52

Women in their 60s who give birth after death of only children accused by peers of 'pleasing self'

Zhang Heng, a 67-year-old woman in Beijing, should be thrilled. Recently she succeeded in getting pregnant with test tube twin babies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 19:15:57

Chinese and Japanese activists struggle to keep memory of 'comfort women' alive

The film Great Cold, telling the plight of China's “comfort women,” was re-screened across the country on Tuesday to mark the International Memorial Day for “Comfort Women.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 18:31:44

US-initiated trade conflict inspires a wave of indignant Chinese poetry

As trade tensions simmer between China and the US, Chinese poetry enthusiasts are so angry about the aggressive US policies that they have spontaneously written hundreds of poems charged with patriotism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 18:43:39

African young man sells Chinese products back home through live broadcasting

Wale is a graduate student at Huzhou University, in East China's Zhejiang Province. He started his business early last year and has been selling Chinese products like smartphones, computers, shoes, clothes and household appliances to his hometown back in Africa. These Chinese goods are very popular among Benin locals for their good quality and low prices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 17:53:40

China's capital of soybeans expands production amid trade standoff with the US

A few month's ago, Lü Guangyan, running a farm near the remote, northernmost border of China, went about his work as usual. Now his farm is receiving attention from the entire country, and even the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 18:33:39

Volunteers bring sex education to rural classes after shocking abuse of 'left-behind' kids

Activists and volunteers are now bringing sex education to left-behind children in China's rural areas. Lack of teaching resources and people's fear and ignorance about sex are major challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:15:47

Chinese PLA soldiers, volunteers and corporations rush to Laos to assist after deadly flood

“You eight go to the flooded villages by boat to conduct search and rescue operations. You remaining 20 go provide supplies and offer medical help to villages where waters have receded,” ordered Sun Zhenhai, member of Blue Sky Rescue (BSR), the first civilian Chinese rescue team that rushed to Laos after a deadly dam collapse in Attapeu province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:13:39

Families spend four painstaking years seeking truth about missing MH370 passengers

The emotional families carried signs asking Malaysian officials not to abandon the investigation and search. An angry chant was raised by the distressed families: "This report is not enough at all! It's fooling everyone here. We need to keep investigating. Keep searching!"
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 19:28:40

Museum featuring thousands of relics shipped from Japan a reminder of brutal occupation

Inside China's largest privately run museum that commemorates the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45), in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, thousands of pieces of indisputable evidence that describe the cruelty of Japanese soldiers are on display.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 17:59:36

Undercover police officers track sexual offenders on Beijing subway during rush hour

This summer, the Beijing Sihui subway police station has caught 47 sexual offenders. Police officers encourage victims to identify suspects and to be brave enough to "say no" to sexual harassment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 18:13:39

China grasps rare chance to solve its Catholic problem during a unique papacy

In a change from the past, topics related to Catholicism have appeared frequently on China's mainstream media platforms in recent months, which experts say is a good sign for China-Vatican relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:33:40

Popular online writers change genre from fantasy to reform and opening-up, Party history

He Changzai, a famed internet writer, is busy working against a deadline on his new novel these days. Unlike his previous works that focused on fantasy, and then on officialdom, his new novel is set against 40 years of reform and opening- up in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, a mainstream subject usually chosen by traditional writers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:26:32

Indebted Chinese students, people seeking easy money scramble to become paid drug testers

If you input the keyword “clinical trials volunteers” on the social media platform QQ, dozens of chat groups recruiting part-time drug testers appear. Newcomers in the groups can hardly hide their curiosity and fear.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 19:28:39

Chinese mainlanders rush to Hong Kong for immunization after vaccine scandal

Hong Kong clinics are witnessing an influx of Chinese mainlanders taking their children for immunization these days after a faulty vaccine scandal that enraged the nation last week.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 17:52:06