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As China literally leaps into snow sports, shoddy ski parks cause safety concerns

But there is little doubt that the number of skiing-related casualties and injuries are on the rise in China as the country embraces the sport in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Boosted by the growing demand for winter sports among China's expanding middle class along with support from the central government, China is literally leaping into skiing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:58:39

After woman finds her baby via surrogate unhealthy, Chinese surrogacy agency says she can 'return it' for new one

Lin signed a contract with a China-based agency that specializes in surrogacy business in Cambodia and Russia in March 2016 for the baby. After the tragedy occurred, she questioned the agency's obligation of delivering a healthy baby for her, blaming it for failing to provide necessary living conditions to the surrogate Cambodian mother, which she believes to have directly caused her son's illness. But when Lin contacted the agency about her woes, they simply responded that they would "replace a new baby for her or arrange another surrogate birth, as long as it was verified to be their fault for causing the tragedy."
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 19:48:40

Viral 'frost boy' gets wish to visit Beijing, see flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square

Eight-year-old Wang Fuman, better known to Chinese netizens as "frost boy," got a chance to fly on a plane for the first time this weekend as he traveled from his home in Ludian county, Yunnan Province to Beijing to watch the flag-raising ceremony held each morning at Tiananmen Square.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 18:35:42

Sexual harassment victims on Chinese campuses encounter post-deleting, threats when speaking up

Upon hearing the recent news that Chen Xiaowu, a professor at Beihang University (previously known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) (BUAA), was finally disqualified by school authorities due to numerous sexual assault charges made against him, Luo Xixi could finally breathe again.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 18:46:41

Ahead of one-year anniversary of Trump presidency, his Chinese fan base has become ever stronger

One year after his inauguration, US President Donald Trump - who thus far may have drawn the most criticism of any modern US president – has nonetheless found large waves of fans thousands of miles away.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:07:25

Chinese SOEs cautiously carry out Party building activities overseas

Party branches abroad first must abide by local laws and customs. And in places that do not encourage political parties, members have to figure out flexible solutions so that their Party building activities will go on smoothly without causing troubles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 18:37:52

Cases of big data sold for profit, manipulated to sway public opinion, cause concern

Chinese rap singer PG One was recently criticized by Ziguangge (a Party magazine), the Communist Youth League, People's Daily and several other mainstream media for his obscene lyrics encouraging young people to take drugs and discriminate against women.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 18:18:40

Impoverished northwest village has 13 soccer teams, sends players overseas

At 2,300 meters above sea level, a group of school-age soccer players brave the piercing wind to run along a rugged mountain path in Yuzhong County, Northwest China's Gansu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 17:36:31

Xinjiang officials assigned as relatives to Uyghur villagers for ethnic unity campaign

While smiling at a little girl sitting in front of her at the girl's home in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a female cadre pointed to a printed paper card with the English word, “monster.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 19:12:52

After water, China's pigs join south-to-north transfer projects to address environmental concerns

Winter has arrived. The chill cuts right through the fat of thousands of pigs cuddled up together during their long journey from Southwest China's Sichuan Province to the Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 18:38:39

Chinese investors pouring into Siberia deny claims they are overtaking Lake Baikal

An online petition claiming Chinese are turning Russian villages into Chinese provinces is exaggerated, according to investors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 18:32:23

China's patriotic hip-hop quickly gains steam as rappers repent past deviations

Upon hearing a web-wide condemnation of rapper PG One for promoting drug use and insulting women in his songs, Wang Zixin (aka “Chuckie”) quietly logged into the official Weibo account of his rap group and wrote a post saying “The freedom of music should stand on morality and laws. Humans should restrain their lust instead of indulge endlessly …”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 18:38:39

Patients overcrowd hospitals as flu outbreak sweeps China

A mass outbreak of Influenza B recently swept Beijing in what is being viewed by many media outlets as an incident “more ferocious than SARS.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 17:33:40

Kazak and Chinese employees jointly guard the 10,000-km Central Asia-China gas pipeline

Oscar, a Kazak national, was patrolling like any other day along the Central Asia–China Gas Pipeline in Kazakhstan. A vice manager for the security department in AGP (Asia Gas Pipeline LLP), a joint natural gas pipeline company between China and Kazakhstan, he has worked there for the past eight years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:26:30

Japan's ivory market caters unabated to Chinese clients due to absence of regulations

As animal rights activists around the world applaud China's announcement this past weekend that it would officially ban all ivory products from being sold in the country, another disturbing trend – ivory illegally exported into China from Japan – has raised concerns about the continued demand for this rare product.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 18:26:53

Apathetic to politics and career, China's Zen-generation draw censure from Communist Youth League

With an innate resistance against “competition,” 23-year-old graduate Xiaoyue recently turned down a high-paid position at a securities company. Instead, she is waiting for the result of the guokao, China's national civil service exam that she attended in December.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 19:38:15

Tiananmen Square witnesses grander flag-raising ceremony starting New Year Day

On the very first day of 2018, more than 90,000 visitors at Tiananmen Square shivering in Beijing's freezing winter morning witnessed history during the capital's flag-raising ceremony.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 18:08:39

China revives revolutionary training centers to preach Party policy to farmers

One day in November, dozens of dusty farmers, some still carrying their tools, sat down on the dirt ground at their vegetable farm in Changshun county, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Guizhou Province. They had been told to attend a study session.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:27:11