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Lake once famed for beauty set to get a second chance at cleanliness amid Xiongan project

For many Chinese, Baiyangdian Lake, 120 kilometers south of Beijing, is a literary landmark famous for its association with the writer Sun Li (1913-2002), whose beautiful stories and essays about the wetlands, included in China’s primary school textbooks, have made it a household name, similar to how Henry David Thoreau made Walden Pond famous.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 19:23:39

Homemade aircraft carrier to be launched

China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier will be officially launched soon this year. Construction of the giant vessel, currently called the Type 001A, began in 2013.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 20:06:43

First homegrown aircraft carrier has Chinese public buzzing with excitement

China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier was not launched on Sunday, the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), as some military fans hoped it would be. But these enthusiasts believe the day is approaching as they discovered that the shipyard where it is being built started to flood the drydock containing the carrier on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:36:40

China mobilizes students, pensioners to join anti-espionage drive

China celebrated its second National Security Education Day by promoting anti-espionage awareness in schools.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 19:38:40

LGBT businesses struggle in the face of ambiguous official stance, social taboos

There are around 70 million LGBT people in China, who together have an estimated annual spending power of $300 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 19:13:39

Having served 5 years in jail for taking on tainted milk company, man vows to fight on

Guo Li, father of a girl who was a victim of the 2008 tainted milk scandal, sought compensation from manufacturer but was sent to jail for extortion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 18:58:39

After panda death, enthusiasts criticize Sino-US project, but experts say it is too early to judge

A Sino-US cooperative project to release pandas into the wild has come under scrutiny after a captive-born cub was killed by other animals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 19:23:39

Pyongyang enjoys festivities as observers speculate another nuclear test may come

North Korea test fired a missile on Sunday morning, prompting a chorus of condemnations from the US and its allies and raising concerns over whether a new nuclear test is imminent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 19:08:39

How China’s housing market fluctuations make real estate agents rich or depressed overnight

Over the past years, the change in real estate agents' lives reflect the rapid changes to the Chinese housing market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:08:39

Success of In the Name of the People may help fight corruption in all of society: experts

Known as the most daring anti-corruption TV series ever, In the Name of the People has distinguished itself with its relatively bold approach to sensitive political issues.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 19:33:39

Local govt hard pressed to fight vicious rumors that brought residents onto the streets

In less than a week, the death of a 14-year-old student turned into a nationwide discussion after rumors spread on social media that he was beaten to death.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 19:38:39

Man killed in Shandong loan shark case at the center of a web of tragedies

If Du Zhihao had been brought to justice for the killing and been sentenced to a few years in prison, he wouldn’t have been killed by Yu Huan half a year later.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 19:38:39

Shrinking wetlands replenished after establishment of Xiongan New Area

Since China established the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province as a national development strategy, Baiyangdian, North China's largest freshwater wetland which lies within the new area, has been offered fresh opportunities for ecological rehabilitation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 18:43:39

Group of ‘hunters’ who report rule-breaking riders try to impose order on parking chaos

Chaotic parking of shared bicycles has become a headache for the bike companies and city governments.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 19:33:39

Ties that matter to the world

The People’s Republic of China and the US established diplomatic relations in 1979. They are both members of UN Security Council, G20, APEC and various other international groups and have agreed to work together on addressing their common interests such as the North Korean nuclear issue, the Syrian civil war, climate change and maintaining global economic stability. As President Xi Jinping visits the US this week, the Global Times reviews different aspects of the bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 20:38:40

China's new city for the new millennium

China established the Xiongan New Area, as "a choice of historic significance for the development of the next millennium."
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 19:18:39

Buddhist abbot that saves kids from abortion struggles to get them hukou, faces salacious rumors

An "unregistered" monk in East China's Jiangsu Province tries to persuade women not to have abortions and cares for their children.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 18:58:40

Deadly loan shark case leaves two families bitter, a town notorious

Du Zhihao has been dead for almost a year, but his infamy has grown and now the Chinese public thinks he is a thug who deserved something worse than death. His two sets of twin children, however, have so far been kept away from the truth. “Your dad is working overseas,” is the white lie their grandpa has told them. Du was killed by Yu Huan after Du violently and lewdly intimidated Yu’s mother in an attempt to collect a debt. Du was one of 11 debt collectors sent by a local loan shark in Liaocheng, East China’s Shandong Province. He allegedly thrust his penis at Yu’s mother and slapped Yu’s face.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 19:43:39