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Cutest job in the world not so cushy! Panda keepers risk injury and depression

Pandas, China's iconic native bear, are in fact extremely dangerous, with many keepers harmed while on the job.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 19:48:39

Loosening of US arms sales spurs India to challenge China

As the US moves closer toward the possibility that it will loosen restrictions on foreign arms sales, India is looking closely.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 19:08:40

China's rooftoppers face death – and taunts from countrymen for being 'unfilial'

Death of a star rooftopper in China failed to stop others from engaging in the dangerous sport.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 18:43:39

China's underground church accused of being 'a stumbling block' for Sino-Vatican ties

China's "underground" church, which suffered a blow after the Vatican reportedly asked two of its bishops to step aside for Beijing-approved ones, could be a major obstacle as China-Vatican talks continue, experts say.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 20:33:39

Gas deliveryman sees booming business as North China bans coal in fight against pollution

Every day at 7 am, Chen Yuqing, 66, embarks on a boat loaded with liquefied gas cylinders.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/28 18:48:39

Compensation claims over Sanchi collision may be complex due to Iran's sensitive diplomatic status: report

As a massive oil spill caused by the crash of Iranian tanker Sanchi earlier this month continues to spread across the East China Sea, fishermen and sea farmers in China's largest fishing hub are worried about potential ecological damage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/25 19:18:39

China's LGBT activists break away from Western agenda, bring their own experience to the world

Like Ripley, today, a growing number of Chinese LGBT groups and related NGOs are making a more noteworthy presence on the world stage. In addition to their signatures, many also provide training courses for foreign LGBT groups to "impart Chinese experiences in the LGBT movement," as well as actively participate in the world LGBT agenda.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 19:09:30

As China literally leaps into snow sports, shoddy ski parks cause safety concerns

But there is little doubt that the number of skiing-related casualties and injuries are on the rise in China as the country embraces the sport in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Boosted by the growing demand for winter sports among China's expanding middle class along with support from the central government, China is literally leaping into skiing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:58:39

After woman finds her baby via surrogate unhealthy, Chinese surrogacy agency says she can 'return it' for new one

Lin signed a contract with a China-based agency that specializes in surrogacy business in Cambodia and Russia in March 2016 for the baby. After the tragedy occurred, she questioned the agency's obligation of delivering a healthy baby for her, blaming it for failing to provide necessary living conditions to the surrogate Cambodian mother, which she believes to have directly caused her son's illness. But when Lin contacted the agency about her woes, they simply responded that they would "replace a new baby for her or arrange another surrogate birth, as long as it was verified to be their fault for causing the tragedy."
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 19:48:40

Viral 'frost boy' gets wish to visit Beijing, see flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square

Eight-year-old Wang Fuman, better known to Chinese netizens as "frost boy," got a chance to fly on a plane for the first time this weekend as he traveled from his home in Ludian county, Yunnan Province to Beijing to watch the flag-raising ceremony held each morning at Tiananmen Square.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 18:35:42

Sexual harassment victims on Chinese campuses encounter post-deleting, threats when speaking up

Upon hearing the recent news that Chen Xiaowu, a professor at Beihang University (previously known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) (BUAA), was finally disqualified by school authorities due to numerous sexual assault charges made against him, Luo Xixi could finally breathe again.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 18:46:41

Ahead of one-year anniversary of Trump presidency, his Chinese fan base has become ever stronger

One year after his inauguration, US President Donald Trump - who thus far may have drawn the most criticism of any modern US president – has nonetheless found large waves of fans thousands of miles away.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:07:25

Chinese SOEs cautiously carry out Party building activities overseas

Party branches abroad first must abide by local laws and customs. And in places that do not encourage political parties, members have to figure out flexible solutions so that their Party building activities will go on smoothly without causing troubles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 18:37:52

Cases of big data sold for profit, manipulated to sway public opinion, cause concern

Chinese rap singer PG One was recently criticized by Ziguangge (a Party magazine), the Communist Youth League, People's Daily and several other mainstream media for his obscene lyrics encouraging young people to take drugs and discriminate against women.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 18:18:40

Impoverished northwest village has 13 soccer teams, sends players overseas

At 2,300 meters above sea level, a group of school-age soccer players brave the piercing wind to run along a rugged mountain path in Yuzhong County, Northwest China's Gansu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 17:36:31

Xinjiang officials assigned as relatives to Uyghur villagers for ethnic unity campaign

While smiling at a little girl sitting in front of her at the girl's home in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a female cadre pointed to a printed paper card with the English word, “monster.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 19:12:52

After water, China's pigs join south-to-north transfer projects to address environmental concerns

Winter has arrived. The chill cuts right through the fat of thousands of pigs cuddled up together during their long journey from Southwest China's Sichuan Province to the Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 18:38:39

Chinese investors pouring into Siberia deny claims they are overtaking Lake Baikal

An online petition claiming Chinese are turning Russian villages into Chinese provinces is exaggerated, according to investors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 18:32:23