"Deng's boosting of the establishment of Sino-US ties created a peaceful environment for the two countries. For decades, peace has been the cornerstone of the bilateral diplomacy, though there have been frictions and disagreements at times."
At each National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is held every five years, the number, composition and election criteria for delegates differs slightly.
But quickly, discussions on the Internet over the incident itself and worries about safety turned into an ideological war. Because of Japan’s history of conflict with China, in recent years even small matters can lead to groups of people hurling insults in each other’s faces.
Deng Xiaoping is widely applauded for the legacy of his reform and opening-up policy. But some believe he is to blame for social problems such as corruption and wealth inequality.
Coal has been the fire in the furnace of China’s economic growth, but has brought immense damage to the country’s environment and health. Mining on a gigantic scale has lead to massive soil subsidence and mountains being stripped naked.
A Chinese veteran who was stuck in legal limbo and trapped in India for more than 50 years has finally arrived home after the bilateral governmental efforts of China and India.
Matchmaking events are held in many cities, but many are only attended by parents looking for potential spouses for their children.
You can see from how we celebrate Spring Festival that the cause of gender equality is advancing, albeit unevenly.
As China's villages meet modernity, with such conveniences as the flushing toilet, the Internet and personal car ownership, some traditions are being left by the wayside, only remaining in memory.
On the eve of Spring Festival, Dang Daqing arranged a bouquet of plastic flowers in front of a glowing portrait showing Jesus with his arms outstretched.
Festival fireworks and firecrackers have been a source of severe air pollution around China, making them the major culprit for the spike in bad air quality during the Spring Festival holidays.
Recently, Xia Guozan, a resident from Jinzhou, Central China’s Hubei Province, has asked for an open apology from a TV host Liang Hongda on his WeChat and Sina Weibo accounts several times, not for personal disputes but for Liang’s “insulting remarks” on an iconic People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier highly praised by late leader Chairman Mao.
“We should keep fighting until that bastard [Liang] loses all reputation and finally disappears from the public’s sight,” Xia wrote in one of his posts, after reposting an article on how Liang has defamed Lei Feng.
For Dev Raturi, an entrepreneur from India, the launching of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (the Belt and Road) Initiative in 2013 transformed his life.
Drawn by higher earnings in China, the then 29-year-old came to Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province in 2005, where he worked as a restaurant waiter. Seeing the huge profits in the catering industry, Raturi later decided to start his own business.
“He went crazy all of a sudden and started beating me with his fists, so I had to hide in the bathroom, while he banged on the door,” said 57-year-old Bao Hehua. She still remembers that night with horror, saying she could’ve died on the post.
Bao and her husband, Yu Shousong, work in an asylum in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province. There are 16 caretakers in total and 200 patients, all of whom have mental diseases. The caretakers work more than 10 hours a day and get paid approximately 2,000 yuan ($290) a month.
For Chinese people who zealously pursue a degree from overseas, North Korea is not exactly the most popular choice.
But some curious students have crossed the border to experience North Korean education.
When her husband didn’t come home on the night of January 12, He Huining called him up. She was told that he was still waiting for his boss to come back to the office so he could get the wages he was owed.
The next morning, she was told to go to their local Shaanxi Province county hospital. Her husband had drunk pesticide and was in intensive care.
Her husband Zheng Xiyun, 54, has been a laborer for a construction company since 2013. The company still owes him and dozens of his colleagues over 500,000 yuan ($73,166.8) in back wages. He had been pressing his boss for the money for weeks, according to a local newspaper.
Has it ever occurred to you that drug dealers might have a role to play in the fuel firing Chinese trucking?
Anti-drug brigades in North China’s Shanxi Province found evidence of such a link in a recent workshop bust.
At the end of November 2016, drug enforcement officers from Lüliang’s Jiaocheng and Wenshui counties jointly cracked a narcotics trading and producing case. To their surprise, the dealers were selling some of the concentrated sulfuric acid they use to make methamphetamines to an illegal oil refinery in Jiaocheng.
Using concentrated sulfuric acid to “wash” highly impure waste engine oil to produce diesel is a traditional refining method. It has been used by China’s oil industry on a large scale for more than a decade, bringing irreversible damage to the environment. After the oil refining process, highly acidic waste products are often dumped into valleys, thrown into creeks or buried in pits.
“A test showed that there was no Y-chromosomal DNA in my blood, so my husband and I decided to have the abortion,” said Xiao Zhu (pseudonym), a resident of Yongjia county, East China’s Zhejiang Province.
Pregnant Xiao Zhu sent a sample of her blood to a Hong Kong-based medical organization to find out the sex of her fetus. The absence of Y-chromosomal DNA showed that there was a high possibility it was a girl.
The day after receiving the test result, Xiao Zhu had an abortion.