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China animates historic figures, events to attract youthful audience

Bilibili, a video site that focuses on anime, comics and games, posted on Sina Weibo that the animation series will talk about how Marx met his wife Jenny and their "thwarted love story," as well as his friendship with Friedrich Engels, his close companion and co-author of the Communist Manifesto.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 16:26:35

Construction begins to expand China's Taishan Antarctic research station

Construction for installing a support facility at the Taishan Station, China's fourth research station in the Antarctic, started on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2018/12/27 16:13:39

Employees believe Huawei will survive widespread bans in West with 'Wolf spirit' culture

When Jason Li was assigned to the Mobile World Congress at the beginning of 2011, shortly after he joined China's Huawei Technologies, he impressed Ren Zhengfei, the former military officer who founded the company in 1987, with a presentation about the company's products in English.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 18:23:08

Americans still covet trade with China, blame Trump administration for complicating issue

The past year was a tough year for China-US relations. From Washington DC to Iowa to Seattle, this Global Times reporter recently talked to over 50 government officials, scholars, reporters, businessmen and farmers in the US and asked them what they think of the trade war and China-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 18:40:27

Wealthy Chinese build castles around country as exotic novelties

Wang Yan has fulfilled her dream of getting married in a castle at the age of 22. Wang, in a white wedding dress, poses in front of the castle, like a real princess.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 18:13:39

Tackling urban ills

By recruiting 14,900 "street chiefs" and 22,000 "lane keepers" for over 5,000 streets and 14,000 lanes in the city this year, Beijing is tightening management of sub-districts, villages and towns in an effort to better tackle the city's urban management problems, Beijing Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 18:03:39

China's first pilot to land on aircraft carrier tells of near-death maneuvers

"The pilot's body bears a lot of impact. It feels like hitting a wall made of cotton… or like you are sprinting but being pulled by others," said Chinese pilot Dai Mingmeng, describing the feeling of landing a J-15 fighter jet on China's first aircraft carrier for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 15:45:09

China, India resume annual counter-terrorism exercise amid improved military trust

The joint Hand-in-Hand 2018 China-India counter-terrorism exercise concluded in a great success on December 22. The exercise - primarily focused on joint counter-terrorism abilities - started on December 10, following the arrival of company-sized contingents of the Indian Army and the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 18:58:39

Majority of Chinese youth put sex on hold in face of career pressure

According to a survey published in August by Chinese website 163.com, more than 50 percent of Chinese people under age 25 have no sexual experience.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 18:56:34

North China may see more smog under El Nino this winter: expert

The El Nino weather pattern may lead to more smog in North China, experts said citing weaker north wind caused by El Nino, the China Youth Daily reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 18:53:26

The man who named, protected endangered Ili pikas in Xinjiang to retire after 35 years

For the past three decades, Li Weidong, aged 63 and a native of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has been searching for and protecting an animal endemic to the Tianshan region of Northwest China that is rarer than giant pandas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 17:48:39

60-year-old holds real emotions toward nine silicone dolls he keeps as daughters

Every day, Li Shu decorates his girls and takes care of them. Sometimes he brings them to supermarkets. But his daughters never talk. They are life-sized silicone dolls.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 17:33:40

Man fined, suspended from going abroad for backing out of military service

A young man from Tongren of Southwest China's Guizhou Province reportedly severely lost credit in China's developing social credit system for backing out after enlisting to serve in the army.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 16:49:41

China offers fertile soil for American young entrepreneurs

Video producer and musician Justin Scholar enjoyed his epic moment weeks ago, when he spotted his latest work playing on a huge LED screen in New York's Times Square.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/23 16:48:39

Chinese court carefully weighs mental illness in sentence of brutal Shanghai child killer

Huang Yichuan, a controversial suspect who brutally killed two primary school students in June in Shanghai, stood on trial on December 6, with prosecutors calling for severe punishment, even though he was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 18:33:40

Chinese-backed dating show becomes hit in African countries

Deiz Nandako, a 21-year-old student at University of Nairobi, and Godfred Wafula, a 25-year-old restaurant waiter, had never imagined they could be shot by Cupid's arrow during the filming of Hello Mr Right, a blind dating TV program in Kenya produced by a Chinese company. This couple, among many other prospective lovebirds, recently found partners on the show.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 17:58:41

Chinese 'gene-editing' scientist raises eyebrows by promoting sperm washing for HIV-positive couples

Some HIV-infected couples in China go to foreign countries and have their sperm "washed" to prevent the virus from being passed to their child.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:40:03

Online shopping and food delivery succeeds in China at great cost to the environment

Cathy Dong (pseudonym), a 32-year-old office worker in Shanghai and a frequent user of new retail and food delivery platforms like Hema Fresh and Meituan, noticed a significant rise in the amount of plastic bags in her daily life recently.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:08:41