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Chinese livestreaming in Africa boosts mutual understanding but invites criticism

Video-sharing and livestreaming platforms might be misused by some from China who are looking to get rich overnight in Africa, but many people also see them as a tool to boost local development and enhance mutual communication.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 20:48:40

Surveys show sharp decline in illegal trade since launch of crackdown

Many positive results have been obtained since China implemented a total ban on ivory processing and sales in its domestic market in January last year, according to scholars and relevant institutions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 19:43:41

Millennials become driving force behind booming industry

According to data released by China Pet Market, a website that shows the latest trends in Chinese pet industry, the pet population in China has increased from 389 million to 755 million from 2013 to 2017, a 7 percent compound annual growth rate. The pet population will continue to show strong growth from 2018 to 2022, with an 8.2 percent annual growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 17:53:40

Chinese students slam University of Liverpool for 'racist' email

After a semester of hard work, overseas Chinese students entered a period of intense review in the middle of January for their examination season. However, a recent exam regulation notice from the University of Liverpool (UoL) left many Chinese students in the UK annoyed and offended.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 17:48:40

Spring Festival to see more 'ticketless trips'

The Spring Festival travel rush started Monday, unleashing China's largest seasonal migration of people as families reunite for the most important traditional holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 17:53:40

The New Year concert market has exploded in China, but the quality of international performances varies

“Nihao, Xiexie!” one by one, the 40-some Italian children, aged from 5 to 12, greet their Chinese audience. They are members of the Piccolo Coro dell'Antoniano, or the Little Choir of Antoniano, a renowned children's choir in Italy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 17:28:40

Bangladeshis welcome Chinese investment but want questions answered

Bangladeshi experts and scholars raised tough questions about Rohingya refugees and the so-called “debt trap” to the Global Times following the “Dialogue on China-Bangladesh relations: predicting the future” symposium held on December 8, 2018, in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 18:16:39

Tourism in Xinjiang booms thanks to social stability

Social stability in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has brought a tourism boom to the region in the winter, previously considered the low season, and governments at all levels in the region are ramping up efforts to develop the travel industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 17:53:40

VR and facial recognition offer safer Spring Festival travel rush

Virtual reality (VR), facial recognition and robots are among the high-tech innovations that will help manage the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 17:13:39

Trash collectors brave dangerous conditions on Mount Qomolangma

Tons of waste is being left on Mount Qomolangma by growing numbers of visitors, and somebody needs to clean it up. A dedicated and daring team will tackle the task when climbing season ends in May. Garbage collection on Qomolangma requires two to three years of training, according to Cering Dandar, a mountaineer and guide.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/20 16:18:39

Livestreaming lures migrant workers back to farms with the potential for higher incomes

Wearing a Soviet-style hat typical among Chinese farmers in winter, 40-year-old Jiang Jinchun, from a mountain village in Hengfeng county in East China's Jiangxi Province, scoops up some snow outside his home with a pair of chopsticks and swallows it with a contented expression, as if he were eating something really delicious.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 18:03:41

Chinese university lecturer makes it fun to solve real-world questions with Marxism

Yan Shuai is one of 13 lecturers for In-depth China, a popular public elective political course from the School of Marxism of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan in Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 17:08:40

China's travel deficit to exceed 100 million trips in five years: report

China's outbound travel will exceed inbound travel by 100 million trips in the next five years, and more liberal visa policies have been called for to improve the situation, according to a report on China's inbound and outbound tourism.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 18:24:30

What is holding back Chinese tourists from visiting India?

More Chinese tourists are planning overseas trips for the upcoming Spring Festival holiday, but it seems relatively few are considering India as a destination.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 18:18:40

'Fake smile boy' dedicated to spreading joy captivates millions in China

Gavin Thomas looked bewildered. He was immediately surrounded by dozens of fans as soon as he entered the semi-circular meeting room in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 18:05:54

PLA trains military officers from around the world, boosting ties and understanding

China's top army command academy hosts training for overseas military officers, boosting ties and trust
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 17:53:40

China-initiated AIIB seeks consensus in collective decision-making among 93 members

Global Times reporters Zhang Dan and Bai Yunyi (GT) recently interviewed Joachim von Amsberg (von Amsberg), vice president specializing in policy and strategy of the Beijing-based AIIB, about AIIB's achievements, China's role in AIIB and the young bank's future priorities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 18:16:01

Pilot who died practicing landing fighter jet on carrier honored among exemplary PLA soldiers

Portraits of 10 late exemplary soldiers were unveiled recently at a training base of a naval air station of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)'s Northern Theater Command to commemorate their contributions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 17:50:31