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Conservatives in Catholic Church close ranks to stall dialogue with China, but won't succeed: analysts

All signs have shown that the conservative camp within the Church is closing ranks against the Pope on the China issue. In addition to voicing his concerns on his blog, Cardinal Zen has also reportedly been seeking an alliance with conservatives in the Catholic Church to back his cause this year. But experts say while China's strict religious regulations and dissent inside the Catholic Church will pose obstacles, the dialogue will likely move forward with the commitment of Pope Francis.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 19:11:21

Swindlers use fake IDs and fabricated stories to fool donors on crowdfunding sites

Convincing photos, official medical records and testimonials of friends and families - all of these elements can be purchased online. A carefully orchestrated fraud can be easily set up for less than a thousand yuan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 19:50:53

A first-hand look at how ordinary people in Central Asia benefit from cooperation with China

Most of the local people interviewed by the Global Times remain largely optimistic about projects from China's Belt and Road (B&R) initiative due to the potential to boost development, create employment opportunities and offer an economic boost.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 18:33:39

Volunteers race against time to rescue capsize victims in Thailand

The Thai navy rescue force and two rescue teams from China continued their efforts in Thailand's Phuket on Sunday, even as the death toll from a sunken ship on Thursday continues to rise. Fourteen people remain missing, and 42 bodies have been recovered.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/8 20:08:39

Added visa scrutiny for Chinese researchers shows US vigilance against China's technology rise

According to Shen Pengfei, a US visa consultant at popular Chinese overseas education company JJL Overseas Education Consulting and Service Co, Ltd, "More visa applications related to high-tech industries are checked. In the past, the ratio of checked applications was 1:10, now it is around 3:10. The document review takes more than a month," Shen said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 19:41:45

New books about Xi Jinping thought and his early days spark creation of study groups

A series of books, either explaining Xi's thought in different areas or documenting his early years, have been published since May, and study sessions have been organized in universities, local governments, media organizations and among the general public to allow more people to learn about his ideas and life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 20:18:40

Makeup for Chinese men signals new attitudes toward gender

Fang Junping, or "Junping the Devil," as he calls himself on Weibo, has more than 4 million fans. He regularly publishes videos explaining different skin products and does advertisements for his online shop and cosmetics brands. In comments, he also receives lots of questions related to fashion or beauty. Male beauty bloggers and vloggers like Fang are becoming more common in China. They've driven up the market on male cosmetics, leading a new trend in fashion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 19:03:40

Myanmar drug users decline to present ID cards so as to stay in China's rehab centers for better treatment

Arden is one of many foreign drug addicts at the No.6 rehab center who use this loophole to remain in China's internationally lauded rehabilitation centers, where they enjoy better care than they can get back home.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 18:53:39

1,000-member chorus sings red classic to celebrate 97th anniversary of the Communist Party of China

More than 1,000 Chinese gathered together in Yichuan county of Yan'an, Shaanxi Province, on Friday to sing the classic red song "Yellow River Cantata" as part of celebrations for the anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is celebrated each year on July 1st.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 18:43:39

China's loose legal supervision leaves private information of 1.3 billion people open for exploitation by data analysts

Due to the loose legal supervision, many data analysts are subject to following their own fluid set of rules, based merely on self-discipline, according to analysts interviewed by the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 19:10:10

China turns televisions and mobile phones in villages into surveillance terminals

Xueliang, or Sharp Eyes, derived its name from the popular Chinese saying "The masses have sharp eyes," which depicts the power of the people. Headed by the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the project is an extension of China's Skynet surveillance network into rural areas, using artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition and big data.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 18:37:51

China's unparalleled interest in setting world records leads to Guinness knockoffs

China's unparalleled interest in setting new world records among individuals, organizations and even local governments has also incubated some other competitors in the Chinese market - similar both in nature and name. These imitators, while catering to China's demand for breaking records, have also grown profit-driven, questioned by many as overly commercialized.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:13:40

Kids programming classes gain popularity as expanding Chinese middle class demands better-quality education

Furthermore, the expanding Chinese middle class, who boasts increasing purchasing power, is pushing for better-quality education. Differing from the old days, these parents are not just pushing for better grades or awards in competitions, but rather advanced teaching methods that can help their children grow and expand their horizons.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 18:13:39

A punishing diet and 12 hours of training a day, China's idol boot camps churn out girl bands

As trainees, they need to train at least 12 hours a day, while to keep fit - the most visible criteria for idol-wannabes - they mostly subside on meals consisting of fruit and vegetables. If at any point one of them gains weight, they are forced to go on a diet.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 19:18:40

Chinese-made souvenirs dominate World Cup with high quality and innovative design

Behind this soccer carnival are tens of thousands of Chinese factory workers like Guan, including those who produce national flags in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, those who package crayfish in Hubei Province, and those who produce souvenir coins in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 19:18:40

Hard-working Pakistani students claim a large share of Chinese scholarships

For many young people in Pakistan, the friendship between China and Pakistan is not just a slogan but a true emotion, as rising ranks of Chinese universities and job opportunities provided by Chinese firms have brought more and more Pakistani youth to further their studies in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 19:53:40

Nigerian expat advocates one-party system inspired by China in new book

At first sight, Charles Okeke from Nigeria was impressed by China's booming economy when he arrived in 2005. The longer he stayed, the deeper his idea began to take root – that Nigeria should adopt a one-party socialist political system, which in his mind is the key to China's economic success.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:03:40

Chinese yoga lovers strike poses in public to promote sport

Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts rolled out their mats at a park in Hubei Province on Sunday, along with thousands of others across China, to celebrate the upcoming International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 18:38:39