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Top Chinese universities open new schools in response to rural vitalization drive

Since last December, six Chinese universities have announced decisions to establish agricultural schools or institutions, marking a renaissance for the traditional discipline.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 18:28:39

Travelers see instant benefits from opening of world's longest bridge in South China

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) was officially opened in South China on October 23, and many people are interested in the new option to travel on the world's longest bridge over the sea. This Global Times reporter bought a ticket on the Hong Kong-Macao shuttle bus on November 1 to experience the journey on the HZMB.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 19:18:39

Import expo showcases the debut of many high-end and cutting-edge items

The China International Import Expo (CIIE) opens at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on Monday, and runs for six days until November 10.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 18:53:40

Families of deadly bus plunge victims wait for those still missing in Yangtze River

After four days' search and salvage, a passenger bus that plunged off a bridge in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality was pulled out from the Yangtze River at 11:30 pm on October 31. No survivors have been found.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 19:53:41

Teenage boy bands garner increasing international fan base for Chinese pop culture

Boy Story is one of the many young idol groups that have emerged in the past two years in China. The trend came after the TFBoys' miracle. Each of the three teenage members of TFBoys, has grown into a national superstar with tens of millions of fans, ranging from school children to middle-aged parents. The national enthusiasm for idols is at an all time high this year, which has been dubbed China's "Year One for Idols."
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 19:38:40

China cracks down on exaggerated online service ratings with tougher penalties

Mafengwo, a major user-generated travel content website in China, was thrown into the spotlight last week after a viral online article claimed it used numerous fake user comments to manipulate its website, improve its image and lure investors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 20:23:40

Independent content creators blasted for harming young followers with sensual images, distorted values

With the rapid rise of social media platforms in China such as Sina Weibo, WeChat official accounts, and TikTok, so-called “self-media” by independent content creators developed at rocket-speed in recent years, and a large number of internet celebrities have emerged as a new but influential force with a huge fan base.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:28:41

Japan's end of official assistance to China sparks reflections on ties

Two days before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Beijing, Japan decided to discontinue its 40-year Official Development Assistance (ODA) to China, which started with the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship in 1979.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 19:23:44

Young Xinjiang players train at top Chinese clubs in boost for national unity

There have been about 70 Xinjiang players who studied at the school since then including Mirahmetjan Muzepper, the first Xinjiang local to play for China's national team. Some soccer fans invest special hope in Xinjiang players, seeing them as a potential solution to the national team's decades of global humiliation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 18:58:40

China, Caribbean countries more closely connected in new era of ties

On October 18, US Secretary of State John Pompeo said he had warned countries in Latin America such as Panama to be wary of doing business with China, as Chinese State-owned enterprises engaged in "predatory economic activity." The announcement was a sign of anxiety in the US, as Chinese influence is rising, Latin American experts say.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 19:58:39

Experts ponder future of more than 30 underground bishops after agreement

Over a month after China and the Vatican signed a historical provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops, experts are looking into what may come next - especially the future of underground bishops in China. According to the Vatican's press office, as part of the deal, Pope Francis recognized seven bishops that were recognized by the Chinese government but were excommunicated by the Vatican. However, what will happen to the over 30 underground bishops in China is still unclear.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 19:33:42

Efforts to eliminate extremism in Xinjiang change local lives for the better

What happened to trainees before they joined the vocational training and education programs in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region? How did they change after joining the program?
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/28 18:48:40

Women prosecuted after stabbing 14 at Chongqing kindergarten

Prosecutors have approved charges of intentional homicide against a woman who injured 14 kindergarten students with a kitchen knife in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Friday, people.cn reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/28 17:38:39

Efforts to eliminate extremism in Xinjiang change local lives for the better

What happened to trainees before they joined the vocational training and education program in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region? How did they change after joining the program?
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/27 15:49:08

Facial recognition, drones highlight Security China exhibition

An international exhibition on public safety and security displayed China's ongoing efforts on combining technologies related to public security together with social development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/25 21:00:12

Chinese parents rush to send boys to 'school of masculinity'

What makes a man a man? As China is having a fierce debate about whether men in the entertainment industry tend to act effeminately on the screen, an institute in Beijing has vowed to “rescue the boys.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/25 20:58:41

Chinese farms hope to grow and import more soybeans from Russia's Far East

As the Longtui 603 ship offloaded a thousand tons of soybeans at a wharf in Fuyuan, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, on October 18, it marked the first shipment of soybeans grown in Russia's Far Eastern region by a Chinese company, Dongjin Group.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/25 19:48:40

Education experts see no sign that the US will limit student visas for Chinese as part of trade conflicts

It is unrealistic for the US to stop issuing student visas to Chinese nationals due to its enormous trade surplus with China in education, experts say, quelling the panic among some Chinese parents that the US may make it harder for Chinese students to get a visa.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/24 19:43:40