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Volunteer Chinese teacher bicycles 16,000 kilometers back home

For Yuan Jianglei, two years as a volunteer teaching Chinese in Benin's Confucius Institute wasn't enough time for him to explore Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 22:15:39

Firefighters from across nation come to the rescue after reservoir discharges

The national highway G308 across Shouguang in East China's Shandong Province looks unusually desolate after the area was recently hit by the most severe flooding in over 40 years. The road, commonly used to transport the city's vegetables, is now blocked off to allow villagers to lay out and dry their crops.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 19:29:37

GQ article refuted after implying Chinese government is behind theft of treasures overseas

By connecting a series of cultural relic thefts that happened in European museums together and using leading questions, the New York-based men's magazine GQ implied in an article that the Chinese government is a "buyer of the stolen cultural relics."
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 19:23:40

Paintings of President Xi soar in popularity

Chinese President Xi Jinping kicks a football vigorously. In the background, dozens of people, dressed in traditional ethnic costumes, cheer and wave the Chinese national flag.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/28 20:23:56

China's success at attracting skilled researchers draws ire of US

It's the 10th year since one of China's most important talent recruitment plans, the Thousand Talents Plan, was put into action.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/27 18:43:16

Taiwan village chief carries ashes of former Kuomintang soldiers to their mainland hometowns, one urn at a time

Liu De-wen, the chief of a Taiwanese village, helps fulfill the last dream of the local elderly people: to bring their ashes across the Taiwan Straits to a peaceful resting place in their hometowns.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 17:33:39

Synthetic drug dealers spread to China's countryside, targeting farmers, migrant workers

The moment a drug enforcement officer surnamed He drove past an Audi on the streets of Yingshan county, Hebei Province, he immediately noted that the driver seemed “unusual.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 19:23:40

China's specialized robots are ready to counter potential nuclear leaks, military threats

China is developing specialized robots for firefighting, disaster relief, security monitoring and military applications.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 18:41:30

Investigative journalism slumps as reporters are sidelined by social media, poor salary

According to an industry report on investigative journalists conducted by media professor Zhang Zhian in 2017, head of the School of Communication and Design of Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, there were only 175 registered investigative journalists in China in 2017, which is about half of the 334 investigative journalists six years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 19:38:26

Rice paddies engineered by Chinese scientists expected to cover 10 percent of Dubai desert

Driving southeast from Port of Jebel Ali, the urban glamor of Dubai gradually fades away and the landscape turns into vast expanses of saline-alkali soil and endless dunes. About an hour's drive later, six patches of green paddy fields suddenly appear.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 19:04:35

Chinese firm hopes sex dolls with artificial intelligence will steal hearts of international consumers

WMDOLL, one of China's biggest sex doll makers, based in Zhongshan, South China's Guangdong Province, launched what it calls AI-powered dolls at end of 2016 that offer features ranging from simple conversation to moving eyes, arms and torsos. Customers can personalize their dolls by choosing various appearance options including height, hairstyle and eye color.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/8/19 17:48:39

Thriving Party-building activities create surging market for CPC-themed commodities

As the Communist Party of China (CPC) has ramped up its Party building efforts at the workplace in recent years, CPC-themed merchandise and products, including office decorations, stationary and books, are becoming more and more popular online as public and privately owned companies purchase them in large quantities to carry out Party-building activities.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 18:56:52

Women in their 60s who give birth after death of only children accused by peers of 'pleasing self'

Zhang Heng, a 67-year-old woman in Beijing, should be thrilled. Recently she succeeded in getting pregnant with test tube twin babies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 19:15:57

Chinese and Japanese activists struggle to keep memory of 'comfort women' alive

The film Great Cold, telling the plight of China's “comfort women,” was re-screened across the country on Tuesday to mark the International Memorial Day for “Comfort Women.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 18:31:44

US-initiated trade conflict inspires a wave of indignant Chinese poetry

As trade tensions simmer between China and the US, Chinese poetry enthusiasts are so angry about the aggressive US policies that they have spontaneously written hundreds of poems charged with patriotism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 18:43:39

African young man sells Chinese products back home through live broadcasting

Wale is a graduate student at Huzhou University, in East China's Zhejiang Province. He started his business early last year and has been selling Chinese products like smartphones, computers, shoes, clothes and household appliances to his hometown back in Africa. These Chinese goods are very popular among Benin locals for their good quality and low prices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 17:53:40

China's capital of soybeans expands production amid trade standoff with the US

A few month's ago, Lü Guangyan, running a farm near the remote, northernmost border of China, went about his work as usual. Now his farm is receiving attention from the entire country, and even the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 18:33:39

Volunteers bring sex education to rural classes after shocking abuse of 'left-behind' kids

Activists and volunteers are now bringing sex education to left-behind children in China's rural areas. Lack of teaching resources and people's fear and ignorance about sex are major challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:15:47