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Villager teaches himself law to fight against polluting State-owned firm

For nearly two decades, Wang Enlin has been fighting the Qiqihar Chemical Group, a State-owned company based in Qiqihar, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on behalf of his village after the company polluted hundreds of acres of their land. By teaching himself the law, pushing the government to test for pollutants and collecting evidence, Wang, now in his 60s, successfully brought his community’s case to court in January 2015. The Angangxi District People’s Court in Qiqihar ruled against the Qiqihar Chemical Group in the first trial, demanding it to pay compensation of 820,000 yuan ($61,095) to 55 households in Yushutun village whose land were polluted.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 18:53:39

Ex-hunters face gun-toting wildlife poachers while patrolling mountainous "panda corridor"

Yu Jiahua remembers his brush with death like it happened yesterday. In August, 2004 he was told some hunters were poaching on Jiudingshan, a mountain located in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 17:58:39

Muslim entrepreneurs eye foreign food franchises with government support

China's Muslim restaurant owners are looking to open locations in Malaysia, Indonesia, encouraged by the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 19:08:39

Smaller city governments, residents choose to ignore pollution rather than act

There's a large difference between regions in China concerning transparency about pollutants.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 19:08:40

India seeks China’s friendship with caution as terrorism, protectionism cast shadow

Officials in both China and India doubt that India will be officially involved in the One Belt and One Road initiative in any way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 19:17:00

Chengdu panda keeper becomes famous after feeding video goes viral

Giant pandas, as one of the world’s most iconic animals, can always create a sensation. So getting to be the one who looks after the black and white stars, especially when they are babies, can land one in the limelight too.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 16:06:53

Deng Xiaoping's approach toward Sino-US ties still provides insight today

"Deng's boosting of the establishment of Sino-US ties created a peaceful environment for the two countries. For decades, peace has been the cornerstone of the bilateral diplomacy, though there have been frictions and disagreements at times."
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 19:42:50

All you need to know about the election of delegates to the 19th CPC National Congress

At each National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is held every five years, the number, composition and election criteria for delegates differs slightly.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 18:08:40

China’s Fukushima radiation warning worries tourists, triggers ideological debate

But quickly, discussions on the Internet over the incident itself and worries about safety turned into an ideological war. Because of Japan’s history of conflict with China, in recent years even small matters can lead to groups of people hurling insults in each other’s faces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 19:38:39

Though fans of Deng Xiaoping are low-key, his controversial impact is everywhere

Deng Xiaoping is widely applauded for the legacy of his reform and opening-up policy. But some believe he is to blame for social problems such as corruption and wealth inequality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 19:08:39

Homes and farmland swallowed by subsidence in coal mining regions

Coal has been the fire in the furnace of China’s economic growth, but has brought immense damage to the country’s environment and health. Mining on a gigantic scale has lead to massive soil subsidence and mountains being stripped naked.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 17:32:06

Chinese soldier trapped in India after war makes it back after 54 years

A Chinese veteran who was stuck in legal limbo and trapped in India for more than 50 years has finally arrived home after the bilateral governmental efforts of China and India.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/2/12 19:03:39

From reality to TV show, Chinese parents exert pressure on their children’s love lives

Matchmaking events are held in many cities, but many are only attended by parents looking for potential spouses for their children.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/8 18:58:39

While the genders are more equal than ever before, festive feminism is still needed

You can see from how we celebrate Spring Festival that the cause of gender equality is advancing, albeit unevenly.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/6 19:18:39

Richer village, less New Year fun

As China's villages meet modernity, with such conveniences as the flushing toilet, the Internet and personal car ownership, some traditions are being left by the wayside, only remaining in memory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/5 20:18:40

Taoist temple sees fewer pilgrims as Christianity spreads

On the eve of Spring Festival, Dang Daqing arranged a bouquet of plastic flowers in front of a glowing portrait showing Jesus with his arms outstretched.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/5 20:18:39

As most of China was left coughing, local firework bans alleviate Spring Festival pollution spike

Festival fireworks and firecrackers have been a source of severe air pollution around China, making them the major culprit for the spike in bad air quality during the Spring Festival holidays.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/2 20:01:36

Mao loyalists go after their idol’s slanderers one by one, from the Internet to real life

Recently, Xia Guozan, a resident from Jinzhou, Central China’s Hubei Province, has asked for an open apology from a TV host Liang Hongda on his WeChat and Sina Weibo accounts several times, not for personal disputes but for Liang’s “insulting remarks” on an iconic People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier highly praised by late leader Chairman Mao. “We should keep fighting until that bastard [Liang] loses all reputation and finally disappears from the public’s sight,” Xia wrote in one of his posts, after reposting an article on how Liang has defamed Lei Feng.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/24 19:58:39