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Chinese video app removes undesirable subculture icon Peppa Pig

Chinese web users are baffled that Peppa Pig has been removed from popular short-video platform Douyin. Many users discovered Saturday that video clips containing Peppa Pig have been deleted and an online search of the popular cartoon produced no results.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 16:43:39

Chinese video app removes Peppa Pig, now a subculture icon in China

Chinese web users are baffled that Peppa Pig has been removed from popular short-video platform Douyin.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/30 13:16:38

China busts human trafficking ring selling 'Vietnamese brides' to rural bachelors

A Chinese court has tried 28 people for their suspected trafficking of Vietnamese women into China and has yet to announce a verdict.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/29 14:44:08

Elderly Chinese having hard time catching up with smartphone craze

Mobile payment apps may have been China's latest greatest invention among young smartphone-savvy urbanites, but for many older generation, such newfangled technology only serves to make their lives more confusing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/29 10:42:28

Chinese firms, schools offer training to overseas talents aspiring to profit from Belt & Road Initiative

Yang Yu, a Chinese language instructor from Northwest University of Shaanxi Province, is about to finish her most recent assignment at a Chinese oil company in Kyrgyzstan before heading back to China in May.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 18:28:40

Some Chinese HIV/AIDS patients give up free medication to buy drugs from overseas

Over the past four years, Cheng has been to Thailand at least 30 times. In 2003, the Chinese government began providing free antiretroviral treatment for citizens living with HIV/AIDS, but many who suffered from side effects (or for other reasons) instead turn to neighboring Asian countries for the drugs, creating big business opportunities for agents like Cheng.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 18:23:39

How four Chinese elders fought to turn their dead children's fertilized egg into a grandson

The miraculous birth of the baby, Tiantian, was achieved by the four devastated parents of the deceased couple after their initial efforts were blocked by China's legally ambiguous IVF baby and surrogacy laws.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 18:53:39

Secluded monastery complex attracts 20,000 or so Tibetan nuns, and more are coming

Yachen, a Buddhist monastery complex located along the banks of a river in a remote mountainous area in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, attracts Buddhists to its doors almost every day. Notably, there are more nuns living in this complex than at any other monastery around the world as a majority of the 20,000 practitioners there are women.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 18:28:39

Fad among Chinese post-1990s generation to prepare wills for their cyber-possessions

Young Chinese scramble to dispose their social media accounts to prepare for being unable to take care of them after their final login.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 19:28:40

Rangers work hard to protect giant pandas in shrinking habitats during spring mating season

Due to their exhausting and demanding work, many panda rangers quit after just one or two years.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2018/4/18 18:28:39

Chinese gay apps stop short of fighting homosexual ban on social media

After Sina Weibo announced it would remove gay-themed content during its most recent purification campaign, China's LGBT community united to exert pressure on the popular social media platform. The government has long been cleaning up the internet, including entertainment deemed against socialist values, though homosexual content often comes under fire first.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 19:18:39

China's huge pool of web moderators required to have an eagle eye for dangerous content

Content moderating is becoming one of the fastest-growing jobs in China's online news and video sector after Chinese regulators cracked down on apps.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 18:33:40

Earthquake epicenter becomes patriotic education hub showing strength of China

The past decade has witnessed enormous changes in Yingxiu, as it transformed from the totally shattered epicenter of the 8.0-magnitude Wenchuan earthquake to a flourishing and vibrant town again.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 18:18:39

Chinese pool personal money and resources to buy back artifacts lost overseas

The return of looted treasures has been praised by State media and seen as a symbol of rising national power.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 19:13:39

Children of HIV-positive parents in China band together to self-educate about the taboo disease

A WeChat group is proving popular among the adult offspring of HIV-infected parents who previously lived in secret shame.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 18:53:41

Chinese start-ups turn to Latin America as new land of tech opportunities

Chinese entrepreneurs are embracing opportunities in Latin America while mutual exchanges in technology and innovation increase.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 19:08:39

Chinese companies launch big branding campaign on overseas social media

A series of photos showing fashion bloggers riding Chinese-brand shared bicycles in Italy were circulated widely on foreign social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 17:58:40

89-year-old nude model keeps posing with pride despite opposition from family

Wang Suzhong, 89, is probably the most famous nude model among all the university art departments in Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 18:13:39