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China's visa-free island attracts foreign tourists with TCM therapy, tailored services

On Yalong Bay, a crescent-shaped inlet of unparalleled natural scenery in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, some Russian women in glamorous dresses are enjoying the tropical sun while nibbling daintily on exotic fruits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 19:13:39

Beijing's women-only mosque blends Islam with Chinese tradition

Sitting in a spacious hall in a building on Beijing's Niujie Street, dozens of women wearing colorful embroidered headscarves earnestly pray as a loudspeaker above their heads broadcast the male imam who is leading the prayers in the nearby Niujie Mosque, the oldest mosque in the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 17:48:40

Priests search for patriotic elements in scripts as China promotes religious localization

For Liang Xingyang, a 39-year-old Taoist priest who lives in the Temple of the Golden Immortal in the Zhongnan Mountains, Shaanxi Province, the past week in Beijing has been both a hectic and honorable experience.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 19:23:40

To some Chinese women, the family planning policy saves them from becoming 'breeding machines'

For Chinese women with an awakening awareness for self-development, Bloomberg's recent news that China is considering an end to all birth limits imposed on families might come as a bomb that may shatter their last harbor for independence in reproductive rights.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:44

Chinese media platforms take preemptive measures to close potential trouble-making accounts

When news came out that Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like microblogging website, had banned popular blogger Ayawawa for six months, it felt like a carnival had instantly broken out online.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 19:58:39

Chinese aircraft carrier forming all-weather combat capability with successful night takeoff and landing

China's first operational aircraft carrier, known as the Liaoning, recently completed its nighttime takeoff and landing mission, signaling that this carrier has initial all-weather capabilities, a key step toward the formation of practical capabilities for combat.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 19:18:40

Controversial replica Sphinx returns to Hebei Province despite complaints from Egypt

The head and body of a once dismantled replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza were recently reunited on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 17:33:41

An increasing number of Chinese women want their boyfriends to be cute and submissive

Older Chinese women are feeding the fad of pursuing a new type of young, good-looking men who are obedient and tender.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 19:18:41

China researching rising birth defects as ease on child limits contributes to older mothers

Researchers suspect genes and environment pollution cause birth deformations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 18:48:39

Japan cracks down on Chinese fansub groups that provide unauthorized subtitled anime

A group of Chinese enthusiasts of Japanese anime have found themselves caught up in a legal conundrum for translating Japanese manga and video games for Chinese fans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 18:38:39

Chinese recyclers struggle shifting to eco-friendly businesses since ban on foreign waste

China is at war with overseas waste following the ban on imported garbage in a drive to purify the environment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 18:33:40

Villagers, experts build cliffside homes in Beijing for endangered bee species

Hanging on a 100-meter-tall cliff in Beijing's Miyun district, more than 600 beehives provide homes for apis cerana - the eastern honey bee.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 18:23:40

Authorities try to end China's age-old worship of top scorers in gaokao exams

For the first time, Chinese Minister of Education Chen Baosheng announced that the country will ban propagandizing gaokao zhuangyuan (the title given to the student with the highest score in the national college entrance examinations) after this year's test, which falls on June 7 and 8.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:42:23

China's LGBT groups cautioned against Western political agenda

Every year on May 17, which is International Day against Homophobia, Cindy (pseudonym) and her peers at a Guangzhou-based LGBT group hold some sort of activity in the city, usually on university campuses.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 18:33:03

As self-media booms in China, plagiarism has become a profitable business

“How can I stand that? Plagiarizing an author's story is like rubbing his soul on the ground,” Mao Li, a Shanghai-based writer, posted on her WeChat public account recently.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 18:53:41

Foreign companies lose luster among Chinese graduates as local firms catch up in income, welfare

When there were two job offers – Chinese company Huawei and French enterprise Schneider Electric – given to Meng Lei for her choice, she firmly put her hands on the domestic one, Huawei, a leading information and communication technology (ICT) solutions provider in China.
Source: Global Times – Agencies | 2018/5/14 18:43:40

Chinese police officer devotes himself to protecting country by dismantling 11,000 explosive devices

Over the past 18 years, Liu Chengjun – a police officer in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province – has successfully dismantled and disposed of more than 11,000 bombs ranging from rediscovered unexploded ordnance to improvised explosive devices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 17:43:40

When Sichuan's Qiang ethnic group moved away from earthquake rubble, they said goodbye to age-old traditions

When the sun is warm, 78-year-old Yang Shuisheng sits on a stone near his new home in Mucun village in Qionglai, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, sometimes for hours, just staring far off into the distance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 18:42:00