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China turns televisions and mobile phones in villages into surveillance terminals

Xueliang, or Sharp Eyes, derived its name from the popular Chinese saying "The masses have sharp eyes," which depicts the power of the people. Headed by the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the project is an extension of China's Skynet surveillance network into rural areas, using artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition and big data.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 18:37:51

China's unparalleled interest in setting world records leads to Guinness knockoffs

China's unparalleled interest in setting new world records among individuals, organizations and even local governments has also incubated some other competitors in the Chinese market - similar both in nature and name. These imitators, while catering to China's demand for breaking records, have also grown profit-driven, questioned by many as overly commercialized.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:13:40

Kids programming classes gain popularity as expanding Chinese middle class demands better-quality education

Furthermore, the expanding Chinese middle class, who boasts increasing purchasing power, is pushing for better-quality education. Differing from the old days, these parents are not just pushing for better grades or awards in competitions, but rather advanced teaching methods that can help their children grow and expand their horizons.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 18:13:39

A punishing diet and 12 hours of training a day, China's idol boot camps churn out girl bands

As trainees, they need to train at least 12 hours a day, while to keep fit - the most visible criteria for idol-wannabes - they mostly subside on meals consisting of fruit and vegetables. If at any point one of them gains weight, they are forced to go on a diet.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 19:18:40

Chinese-made souvenirs dominate World Cup with high quality and innovative design

Behind this soccer carnival are tens of thousands of Chinese factory workers like Guan, including those who produce national flags in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, those who package crayfish in Hubei Province, and those who produce souvenir coins in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 19:18:40

Hard-working Pakistani students claim a large share of Chinese scholarships

For many young people in Pakistan, the friendship between China and Pakistan is not just a slogan but a true emotion, as rising ranks of Chinese universities and job opportunities provided by Chinese firms have brought more and more Pakistani youth to further their studies in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 19:53:40

Nigerian expat advocates one-party system inspired by China in new book

At first sight, Charles Okeke from Nigeria was impressed by China's booming economy when he arrived in 2005. The longer he stayed, the deeper his idea began to take root – that Nigeria should adopt a one-party socialist political system, which in his mind is the key to China's economic success.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:03:40

Chinese yoga lovers strike poses in public to promote sport

Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts rolled out their mats at a park in Hubei Province on Sunday, along with thousands of others across China, to celebrate the upcoming International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 18:38:39

Nigerian expat advocates one-party system inspired by China in his new book

At first sight, Charles Okeke from Nigeria was impressed by China's booming economy when he arrived in 2005. The longer he stayed, the deeper his idea began to take root - that Nigeria should adopt a one-party socialist political system, which in his mind is the key to China's economic success.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/16 10:14:24

More students inform on teachers who make politically inappropriate remarks in class

Using the hashtag “Stay with us Mr You from Tan Kah Kee College,” students and alumni of Xiamen University's Tan Kah Kee College launched a campaign Wednesday on microblogging site Sina Weibo, hoping to keep You Shengdong, a professor teaching international trade and world economy, from being fired.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 18:18:39

Coal city attracts tourists after reborn as China's public lavatory pioneer

Along Gulou Street in Linfen, North China's Shanxi Province, are buildings that look like imperial palaces, the faces of Angry Birds, libraries, quadrangle dwellings and an ancient pagoda. Tourists may find their jaw drop when they take a closer look at these buildings, as their real usage is as public toilets.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 19:43:40

Hainan on its mark to kick-start horse racing in buildup to international tour center

Chen Guangxin, who has witnessed the decades-long development of modern horse racing in China, picked up his hopes for this burgeoning industry after China's State Council recently announced that it would encourage horse racing along with water sports in Hainan to further open up the economy of the southernmost island province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 19:18:39

Scholars slam Chinese public for lauding French BAC exams while debasing Chinese gaokao

Every year, after the gaokao (national college entrance exams) finishes in early June and the exam questions are publicly disclosed online, the Chinese public breaks out into heated discussions and even criticism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 19:08:39

AI, robots help provide security for SCO summit in Qingdao

A global spotlight was shone on the coastal city of Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, on Saturday and Sunday as the city hosted the 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 17:58:39

Urbanites' stereotyped impression of rural people worsens tragedy of girl's cancer

A recent interview video that shows a rural mother reflecting on the last moments of her 3-year-old daughter, who died from a possibly curable eye tumor, sparked a wave of apologies from Chinese netizens who regretted that they had previously criticized her after being misled by false reports.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 18:58:39

Private school offers training to migrant students unqualified by hukou to apply for college

Over 9 million students across the country are sitting China's national college entrance examinations (gaokao) this year, which falls on Thursday and Friday, the Ministry of Education announced.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:28:40

Woman not slim and fair shoots to phenomenal stardom with LGBT, feminist fan base

Over the past week, Chinese netizens have been bombarded with photos, slogans and jokes about Wang Ju on social media, a not-so-pretty reality show contestant according to girl-band criteria. Even those who are insulated from entertainment shows have found it hard to avoid her.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:38:41

China's visa-free island attracts foreign tourists with TCM therapy, tailored services

On Yalong Bay, a crescent-shaped inlet of unparalleled natural scenery in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, some Russian women in glamorous dresses are enjoying the tropical sun while nibbling daintily on exotic fruits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 19:13:39