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Modern habits blamed for increasing myopia cases among youths in China

Cases of myopia among students in China are growing, increasingly affecting younger children and to a more serious extent. Short-wave blue light from screens has been found to be especially harmful to children.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 18:53:40

Lebanese students showcase talents in contest on Chinese language

Around 17 Lebanese students participated on Saturday in "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition organized by the Embassy of China in Lebanon in cooperation with the Confucius Institute at Saint Joseph University (USJ).
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2019/5/19 18:43:39

China-Laos Railway opens new horizons for fruit growers in Southwest China's Yunnan

As the section of the China-Laos Railway that is within Chinese territory, the Yuxi-Mohan railway will serve as a significant link for China to reach land-locked Laos. In addition to helping promote the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA), the railway will also greatly benefit the local economy and the people in Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 17:31:22

Doctor from Guangdong bringing much needed services to impoverished villages in Yunnan

"Doctors from Guangdong Province are here providing medical treatment and examinations, please come to the villagers' activity room." Guan Yanping had just reached the top of a mountain as the announcement from a loudspeaker echoed through Bingzhongluo county of the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 20:13:40

Recent spate of teenage suicides prompts call to reflect on education methods

Five days after a high-school student jumped to his death from a flyover, another teenager was reported to have committed suicide by drinking pesticide and recording the incident in a video.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:28:41

More couples undergoing fertility treatment to have second child

Medical terms such as zygote, oestrogen, and ovulation can often be heard among the residents of Shangmayuanling community, which is located next to two renowned in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment hospitals, Xiangya Hospital Central South University, and the Reproductive & Genetic Hospital of CITIC Xiangya, of Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, the leading fertility center in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 16:41:42

Asian Culture Carnival lights up Beijing's night with artists from various countries joining the gala

A gala called Asian Culture Carnival was staged Wednesday night in the Beijing National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest. The show is one of the most important activities of CDAC which presented a "professional, international and high-level banquet of culture and art," according to the show's organizer, China Media Group.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 23:33:31

Human egg black market still exists as college students targeted

China's underground trade in human eggs has provoked heated discussions in the past months, with experts saying these illegal practices will not last long. Charlene Choi, 36-year-old Hong Kong singer and actress who said Tuesday that she had frozen her eggs, reignited the discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 20:10:02

Lyrics of 'Come on, Brother Trump!' strike chord among public against US tariffs offensive

"You want to harm Chinese and American companies through unilateralism and trade protection; you want to curb China's development. That is a miscalculation." Those are lyrics from the song, "Come on, Brother Trump!" which went viral online after China struck back at US tariffs on Chinese goods on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 19:48:40

Modern beekeeping methods help pull southwestern township out of poverty

Dolma, a 53-year-old mother from the Tibetan ethnic group in Yangla township of the Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, who lived in poverty for decades, now lives a better life through beekeeping and supports her daughter who is in graduate school.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 19:23:14

China awards female scientists to improve academic gender equality

China is helping female scientists empower themselves, and taking steps more quickly to bring about equality between men and women in the field of scientific research, a dozen Chinese female scientists said at a top award ceremony that honored outstanding Chinese women in science and technology.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:38:41

Small town in border region bears witness to China-Russia ties over past centuries

Mama Maruse's room would fit most people's idea of what a Russian countryside house should look like.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 18:28:41

'Gaokao migrants' may affect quality-oriented education development

Authorities in South China's Guangdong Province vowed to prevent migrants from taking the national college entrance examinations, or gaokao, which falls on June 7 and 8, after local residents expressed worries that it would be unfair if students from a school in another province known for producing high scores take gaokao in Shenzhen.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 19:03:39

Exhaustion of coal, population exodus result in lowest home prices among Chinese cities

"My colleagues and I thought the news was really funny," Tian Lin (pseudonym), a 55-year-old Hegang native, told the Global Times, commenting on the news that housing prices in Hegang, a declining city in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, were as low as 300 yuan ($44) per square meter.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 18:53:39

Immersive play brings new hope to autistic, special needs children in Shanghai theatre

An actor sits on the floor with an audience of children, turning over a paper fish again and again.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 17:08:39

Taiwan 'unlikely' to be invited to WHA this year

The World Health Assembly (WHA) confirmed with the Global Times on Friday that it is "unlikely to agree" to invite Taiwan observers as the majority of the World Health Organization (WHO) Members observe a one-China policy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/10 21:48:50

Tsinghua University sues kindergartens for trademark infringement

Tsinghua University, one of the top two universities in China, has sued a number of "Tsinghua kindergartens" for using its name, arguing that it could mislead the public and constitute trademark infringement.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 19:21:43

High-tech husbandry

An intelligent livestock breeding system featuring pig grunting recognition technology attracted visitors' attention soon after its debut at the 2nd Digital China Summit held from May 6 to 8 in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 19:08:40