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Party's new circular brings hope of end to formalism and red tape

Exhausted by red tape and "formality for formality's sake"? Tired of shouting slogans and writing meaningless reports? For China's grassroots officials, a "gift pack" sent to them on Monday night might mean an end to these headaches.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 20:13:40

Behind the scenes look at the preparations for Chinese premier's annual speech

Experts and Chinese netizens commented that the report used accessible language to respond to the public's concerns on many issues, including employment, the problems of raising children and supporting the elderly, and the economic development plan for the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 18:03:56

Steam locomotives in Xinjiang become online sensation despite era being nearly over

It never occurred to Li He, a 55-year-old steam locomotive driver who works in Sandaoling, Hami Prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, that the place where he had been working for 36 years had suddenly become wildly popular online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 15:27:01

Law on minors to be revised with focus on juvenile delinquent education

Minor crimes are understandable but should not be condoned, juvenile protection expert Shen Deyong told the Beijing Youth Daily on Monday, as China's Law on the Protection of Minors prepares to see major amendments.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 17:43:40

Village uses short video apps to pull itself out of poverty

When people think of poverty alleviation efforts, the words farming, animal husbandry, or migrant workers will probably come to mind. Now, a post-1980s village official has come up with a modern way to help fight poverty by exploiting online resources.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 17:33:39

Experts comment on possible breakthrough case of HIV-positive London patient

While the world hailed the miraculous "cure", many questions have been raised. Global Times reporters Li Lei and Li Qiao(GT) took comments from Chinese HIV researchers on this possible breakthrough.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 19:23:40

Unmarried mothers demand rights for children born out of wedlock

The ongoing heated discussion on protecting children born out of wedlock and single mothers' rights to give birth has brought back memories to Cheng Zi (pseudonym) of her struggle to get her daughter a hukou (household registration) in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province in 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 17:00:36

New types of Party building benefit migrant workers

Established in 2005 by Jiang Shun, a Party member from Central China's Henan Province, who collected waste for living, the branch has developed into a 115-member committee with six sub-Party-branches that cover over 10,000 migrant workers in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 20:43:41

Preferential policies bringing more employment opportunities to female residents in Xinjiang

Global Times reporter Liu Xin recently paid a visit to Aksu Prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and talked to local residents.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 18:31:38

Chinese end-of-life care volunteers bring comfort to elderly

"They are haunted by spiritual distress including loneliness, fear of death and helplessness," said Li Zan, a doctor of law from Peking University and an associate research fellow at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, adding that the importance of spiritual needs for the elderly is often overlooked.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 19:27:25

Highly organized and well-trained fandom in China becomes an industry

In East Asia, fans have to be tough in order for their idols to survive the harsh entertainment industry
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 17:23:40

Non-profit platform seeks to bring acceptance for Chinese trans people

A free consultation platform has been opened for all Chinese transgender people who are seeking professional advice. "We try our best to relieve their mental pressure," Ran Ran, one of the platform's operators, and also a transgender woman, said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/5 19:18:40

International cruise companies pull out of China, but some still see market potential

The cruise ship Joy of the US-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), one of the world's three largest cruise brands, made its penultimate trip from Shanghai on Monday as it headed to Naha, Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/5 17:43:40

All eyes on Kashmir as tensions between India and Pakistan escalate

As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan along the border of disputed Kashmir, international concern has grown over whether a fourth war will break out between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/4 19:01:02

Two Sessions highlight 'key year' to reaching centenary goal

Eliminating rural poverty is considered the most difficult part of building a moderately prosperous society, one of China's two centenary goals, with 2019 a "key year" for realizing this goal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/4 18:23:39

Beluga whales bid farewell to Shanghai before being sent to Iceland

Two beluga whales gave their final performance at a Shanghai aquarium on Thursday before they are sent to a reserve for whales in Iceland.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 20:48:15

Relatives of missing MH370 passengers not giving up hope after five years

March 8, 2019 will mark five years since the world last saw or heard from Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. On Sunday, families of the missing from four countries marked the upcoming five-year anniversary at an event in Malaysia's capital.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/3 17:43:40

Modern anti-viral medicines bring new hope for HIV carriers in China

In 2017, an 80-year-old HIV-positive man underwent successful cardiac surgery at the Beijing-based Peking University People's Hospital, under the recommendation of Professor Li Taisheng, the Director of the Infectious Diseases Department in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH).
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 19:42:26