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Failure to explain pollution problems on live TV leads to officials losing jobs

Li Xiaobing, head of the environmental protection bureau in Huxian county, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province was removed from his position soon after appearing on a recent live TV show on provincial television.
Source: Agencies | 2017/3/7 19:13:39

Lanzhou govt resurrects plans to divert water from Siberia to China’s arid northwest

China is no stranger to massive engineering projects, and the most recent addition to its roster of landscape-reshaping solutions is a recent plan by a city-level institute to divert water from Siberia hundreds of kilometers south to Lanzhou, capital of Northwest China’s Gansu Province, to quench the region’s desperate thirst.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 17:58:39

Female representatives put forward women-centric ideas at two sessions

China’s two annual national legislative sessions kicked off last Friday. Among the attendees of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC), the female representatives in particular drew a lot of attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 18:27:57

Chinese dog owners spend thousands to protect their pets from smog

Pets may suffer more from smog as the amount of air they inhale with each breath is relatively large. Many owners have tried methods like taking their pets to the gym and feeding pricey TCM ingredients to pets to enhance their resistance to air pollution. But some say food and medicines that are believed to be good for humans may be ineffective on animals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 18:58:39

Thanks to TCM, large numbers of pangolins are smuggled to China from Southeast Asia

In China, pangolins are extremely endangered. They are a second-class protected animal in the country, but are still being killed on a huge scale for food and medicine, because of traditional beliefs.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/3/1 19:18:39

Hong Kong’s foreign judges target of criticism amid political tension

Some mainland commentators have alleged the verdicts against seven Hong Kong policemen were harsh and politically motivated, suggesting Beijing revise the region’s law to increase the central government’s power.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 19:33:39

Villager teaches himself law to fight against polluting State-owned firm

For nearly two decades, Wang Enlin has been fighting the Qiqihar Chemical Group, a State-owned company based in Qiqihar, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on behalf of his village after the company polluted hundreds of acres of their land. By teaching himself the law, pushing the government to test for pollutants and collecting evidence, Wang, now in his 60s, successfully brought his community’s case to court in January 2015. The Angangxi District People’s Court in Qiqihar ruled against the Qiqihar Chemical Group in the first trial, demanding it to pay compensation of 820,000 yuan ($61,095) to 55 households in Yushutun village whose land were polluted.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 18:53:39

Ex-hunters face gun-toting wildlife poachers while patrolling mountainous "panda corridor"

Yu Jiahua remembers his brush with death like it happened yesterday. In August, 2004 he was told some hunters were poaching on Jiudingshan, a mountain located in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 17:58:39

Muslim entrepreneurs eye foreign food franchises with government support

China's Muslim restaurant owners are looking to open locations in Malaysia, Indonesia, encouraged by the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 19:08:39

Smaller city governments, residents choose to ignore pollution rather than act

There's a large difference between regions in China concerning transparency about pollutants.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 19:08:40

India seeks China’s friendship with caution as terrorism, protectionism cast shadow

Officials in both China and India doubt that India will be officially involved in the One Belt and One Road initiative in any way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 19:17:00

Chengdu panda keeper becomes famous after feeding video goes viral

Giant pandas, as one of the world’s most iconic animals, can always create a sensation. So getting to be the one who looks after the black and white stars, especially when they are babies, can land one in the limelight too.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 16:06:53

Deng Xiaoping's approach toward Sino-US ties still provides insight today

"Deng's boosting of the establishment of Sino-US ties created a peaceful environment for the two countries. For decades, peace has been the cornerstone of the bilateral diplomacy, though there have been frictions and disagreements at times."
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 19:42:50

All you need to know about the election of delegates to the 19th CPC National Congress

At each National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is held every five years, the number, composition and election criteria for delegates differs slightly.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 18:08:40

China’s Fukushima radiation warning worries tourists, triggers ideological debate

But quickly, discussions on the Internet over the incident itself and worries about safety turned into an ideological war. Because of Japan’s history of conflict with China, in recent years even small matters can lead to groups of people hurling insults in each other’s faces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 19:38:39

Though fans of Deng Xiaoping are low-key, his controversial impact is everywhere

Deng Xiaoping is widely applauded for the legacy of his reform and opening-up policy. But some believe he is to blame for social problems such as corruption and wealth inequality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 19:08:39

Homes and farmland swallowed by subsidence in coal mining regions

Coal has been the fire in the furnace of China’s economic growth, but has brought immense damage to the country’s environment and health. Mining on a gigantic scale has lead to massive soil subsidence and mountains being stripped naked.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 17:32:06

Chinese soldier trapped in India after war makes it back after 54 years

A Chinese veteran who was stuck in legal limbo and trapped in India for more than 50 years has finally arrived home after the bilateral governmental efforts of China and India.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/2/12 19:03:39