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UK capital sees surge in Chinese student numbers

China remains London's largest student market, growing by 89.6 percent since 2011 with a current total of 21,350 undertaking studies in the British capital. The US and Italy have maintained second and third positions, with 7,105 and 5,770 students in London respectively. Also, China and India remain the fastest growing markets, with student numbers from both increasing by 20 percent since 2016/17.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 19:03:41

Michael Jackson's fans in China attract worldwide attention in their backing for idol

The word "angry" doesn't come close to describing Zhang Rui's feelings about the recent HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, which featured accounts from two men accusing late American pop sensation Michael Jackson of molesting them when they were young.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 17:39:36

School principals ordered to dine with kids to ensure food safety

The Ministry of Education, the State Regulation for Market Regulation and the National Health Commission jointly released a regulation on food safety, nutrition and health in school on Tuesday, which will take effect on April 4, requiring principals to be responsible for food safety in school and to dine with students, according to the Chinanews.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 18:53:40

New social system aims to bring spirit of trust into society

Meili (pseudonym), an employee from a foreign company in Shenzhen, was furious when she realized that her boyfriend, a married man, would not divorce his wife as he had promised. What was worse, the man refused to give back the money Meili lent him, which he said would be used to open a company.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:59:44

Lack of baby care rooms to be addressed in bid to encourage more births

The establishment of baby care rooms in public places and workplaces is intended to respect women and protect their rights, which will incentivize women to have more children, an expert told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 19:28:41

Jailed former Alstom exec tells of US judiciary-business conspiracy in new book

The executive starts his book - Le Piege Americain, (The American Trap) - with this scene, which is reminiscent of the recent arrest of Chinese giant Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who is now facing extradition to the US to face charges of "violating US sanctions on Iran."
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 17:48:14

'Safest period' for quality of domestic milk power after stringent control measures

Amid the fervent competition and deep-rooted bias, Chinese milk powder companies are struggling to forge a new path to survive.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 19:13:40

Xinjiang puts priority on preventive anti-terrorism to protect human rights: White Paper

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has put priority on preventive anti-terrorism and taken multiple measures, including setting up training centers and improving residents' livelihoods, to protect people from the harm of terrorism and extremism, according to a White Paper released on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 14:12:09

Shanxi villagers turn to acting as a path out of poverty

As one of the new industries used in local poverty alleviation, China's film industry has brought opportunities of higher incomes for farmers in Shanxi thanks to the village's unique historical buildings.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 18:03:39

Internet experts reveal true intention behind US' crackdown on Huawei

At the beginning of the 21st Century, US intelligence agencies reportedly developed surveillance technology to monitor different products of the world's main communication companies.
Source: Global Times-affiliated WeChat public account Buyidao | 2019/3/17 15:36:08

Pioneers of Chinese eSports: Generation Y representative 'fy god'

At 2 pm, he had the first cup of coffee of the day on the balcony of a villa in a Shanghai suburb, hoping it would refresh him. From his sleepy eyes and the flip flops on his feet, you could tell that he had just woken up. This kind of schedule is not uncommon for a professional Chinese eSports player, who often has to stay up after midnight - playing video games. Getting up at 1 pm, they have tight schedules that involve three rounds of game training followed by team discussions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 18:44:14

Controversy over proposal to lower age for criminal liability

Dozens of deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) proposed during the two sessions lowering the age of criminal liability for young people to 12 years old, in response to the increasing number of reports on juveniles being involved in violent cases in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 18:03:41

China on fast track to building all-round well-off society

In the 40 years since the reform and opening-up policy was introduced, the Chinese government has revised its goal of "building a moderately prosperous society," to "building a moderately prosperous society in all respects," and to "securing a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects," indicating that the goal is gradually becoming a reality.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 18:28:40

Public demand apology from artist at center of plagiarism scandal

Collages of birds, trees and stripes done in childish looking brush strokes. Even for someone who's not familiar with modern art, the works of Belgian artist Christian Silvain and renowned Chinese painter Ye Yongqing look strikingly similar, only that Ye's works were done years after Silvain's.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/13 18:28:34

Party's new circular brings hope of end to formalism and red tape

Exhausted by red tape and "formality for formality's sake"? Tired of shouting slogans and writing meaningless reports? For China's grassroots officials, a "gift pack" sent to them on Monday night might mean an end to these headaches.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 20:13:40

Behind the scenes look at the preparations for Chinese premier's annual speech

Experts and Chinese netizens commented that the report used accessible language to respond to the public's concerns on many issues, including employment, the problems of raising children and supporting the elderly, and the economic development plan for the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 18:03:56

Steam locomotives in Xinjiang become online sensation despite era being nearly over

It never occurred to Li He, a 55-year-old steam locomotive driver who works in Sandaoling, Hami Prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, that the place where he had been working for 36 years had suddenly become wildly popular online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 15:27:01

Law on minors to be revised with focus on juvenile delinquent education

Minor crimes are understandable but should not be condoned, juvenile protection expert Shen Deyong told the Beijing Youth Daily on Monday, as China's Law on the Protection of Minors prepares to see major amendments.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 17:43:40