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Guesthouse owners in Dali furious after being forced to shut down business

When bulldozers tore down the walls of his guesthouse in Dali, Southwest China's Yunnan Province in December, Liu Zaixin (pseudonym), 39, felt that an era had ended.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:33:41

Exhibition on China's four decades of change draws praise from ambassadors

Ambassadors and envoys from a number of African and Arab countries praised China's development over the past 40 years as "marvelous" and hoped China could share its successful experience with the world after seeing an exhibition on reform and opening-up in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:29:41

Experts call for greater promotion of laws to protect safety of citizens

Authorities in South China's Guangdong Province have issued 52 tickets for violating anti-terrorism laws and regulations, and detained 17 individuals in the past three years. A total of 3.64 million yuan in fines were handed out, according to local news site ycwb.com.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:28:40

Healthier Shanghai economy to benefit the world

China's eastern metropolis of Shanghai pledges to further open up its doors to let the world share the benefits of its high-quality growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/28 18:25:52

Campaign to renovate boarding schools brings new life to poor villages

Almost a month ago, Ye Luyao, a fifth grader at Zitong Primary School in East China's Zhejiang Province, moved into a newly renovated dormitory that was jointly funded by the Jack Ma Yun Foundation and local authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:13:40

Chinese-made machines earning Kenyans extra income

The motorbike taxis are more commonly known as boda boda. While some of the workers do the job themselves, others have employed people to do it. Among those doing motorbike taxi jobs as "side hustles" are teachers, police officers, civil servants, watchmen and drivers.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/27 17:53:40

Chinese customs authorities hailed for continued crackdown on smuggling of waste, ivory products

International Customs Day on January 26 concluded by hailing the achievements of China's General Administration of Customs (GAC) in cracking down on smuggling.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 17:18:40

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