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Ecological restoration turns sewage-infested Chinese village into model for world

Lujia village in Anji county, East China's Zhejiang Province, derives its name from Lu Ban, a Chinese carpenter, engineer and inventor during the Zhou Dynasty (1046BC-221BC). It is said a group of craftsmen settled in the area 500 years ago and established a village on the barren land.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:32:44

Boom in births, breastfeeding resurgence lead to unregulated masseuses

Breastfeeding masseuses are those who offer specialized breast massage to help get the milk flowing in mothers who are having breastfeeding difficulties. The breastfeeding massage market first became popular after the 2008 Chinese milk scandal, when tainted baby formula triggered panic among Chinese parents and prompted many mothers to turn to breastfeeding their newborn babies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 19:03:39

Three of China's poorest counties show how to escape extreme, persistent hardship

Judging from the outside, the six-story building is designed in the traditional Yi ethnic style. After entry, it looks as modern as any apartment in most parts of the nation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 19:00:00

Ethnic drug addicts infected with HIV receive humane care at treatment centers in Southwest China

As of June 30, China reported 820,756 people living with HIV and AIDS. Among them, 253,031 have died from complications due to the virus. Sichuan is struggling to deal with a growing drug problem and rising cases of HIV infection in the poverty-stricken Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 18:53:18

'Chinese Dream' marches through sixth year

The term "Chinese Dream" has been a part of Chinese vernacular for six years, summarizing the aspirations of Chinese people and inspiring them to conquer difficulties and explore new fronts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 18:17:40

Drug addicts infected with HIV receive humane care at rehab centers in Sichuan Province

Every morning at 10 am, Li Duan has to line up and drinks a dose of methadone, a medication used for fighting heroin addiction. This is compulsory for all drug users at the Ziyang Drug Detox Rehab center in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/30 21:22:35

Ancient martial art of bull wrestling adapting to modern era

Inside the arena, 23-year-old Ren Ruzhi is wrestling with an opponent five times his weight: a bull. He holds the two horns of the bull tight, musters all his strength and suddenly yells out loud, as he wrestles the bull to the ground.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 19:28:40

Population of Mongolian horses on the rise as their role shifts from labor to cultural transmission

Now, more and more people are raising horses, not as a production tool, but as a cultural carrier. So far, the number of horses has climbed to 848,000 in Inner Mongolia. An international expo on horse-raising will also be held next year to further boost the industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 19:18:41

China hosts cadets from military academies around the world, boosting ties and mutual understanding

A total of 31 cadets from military academies in 11 countries - Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey - attended this year's event together with 73 Chinese cadets from 11 Chinese PLA academies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:56:13

Charity by fans and donating on behalf of idols a new trend in China

Fans purchase music albums, go to concerts, collect fashion magazines and crowdfund to promote their idols on billboards. Now Chinese fans are reforming fan culture by doing charity work on behalf of their idols.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:42:10

Progress of reform and opening-up can be tracked by changes in Chinese eating habits

For Shanghai husband Hu Shennan, 75, and wife Lou Jingnian, 74, China's reform and opening-up is not an abstract, political phrase that implies the country's quick economic development and enhanced national strength. To them, the phrase is tied to changes of what they and their children have eaten for the past four decades.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:08:41

Work on B&R projects continues as usual amid political infighting in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's political scene has been paralyzed since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena deposed Ranil Wickremesinghe as premier and replaced him with a former rival Mahinda Rajapakse.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 19:18:40

Facial scanning introduced to track livestock as China modernizes pork industry

Swine farms across China may soon be empowered by new pig face recognition technology, allowing farmers to track, feed and manage their livestock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 18:43:03

Soldiers proud to face danger at the edge of a missile testing zone in the Gobi Desert

In the remote and arid Gobi Desert in Northwest China's Gansu Province, three soldiers and a dog guard a data collection station, which is responsible for measuring the results of missile launching tests.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 18:31:42

Chinese people amazed by the country's rapid development in fighter jets

Spectators in the entire audience were stunned and let out a deep and collective wow when a J-10B fighter jet danced in the sky at the opening ceremony of Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province on November 6.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 17:53:21

Central government lays down the law over illegally built mountainside villas in Shaanxi

Zhang Chun'e (pseudonym) did not know her farmland would become the root of a corruption case when it was sold to a property developer 15 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 19:24:27

Government attitude toward businesses that make a living suing counterfeiters changes

Liu Yanqing scours online shops over eight hours everyday for fake or substandard products – olive oil that contains only five percent olive oil, or television sets that mislabel their screen size.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 19:13:40

Ex-con builds a glass processing business staffed by former prisoners

On a winter afternoon, 40-year-old Lin Guohua was invited to visit a prison in East China's Zhejiang Province, where he was an inmate two decades ago, to speak to more than 100 prisoners. One of the prison guards made him tea and another added water to the pot politely.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 17:46:47