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Experts weigh in on what to expect from China’s next two aircraft carriers

China’s second aircraft carrier, the first one to be made domestically, was recently launched and the country is on track to field a dual-aircraft carrier strike group in a couple of years. But experts believe that the new Type 001A carrier is just the start of China as a maritime power, as the country will deploy larger and more capable domestic carriers in the coming years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/9 18:03:39

European brands eager to enter Chinese market struggle with policies, competition from knockoffs

Sitting beside dozens of other representatives of European companies in a Frankfurt meeting hall, Itzel Arriaga listened attentively to every speaker so she didn’t miss out on anything related to doing business in China. As the general manager of Moronni International, a company with both European and Chinese branches that mainly sells cosmetics and fragrances, Arriaga traveled several hours to Frankfurt from the company’s Dutch headquarters to participate in the meeting hosted by Netease Kaola, one of China’s leading e-commerce companies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/8 17:46:28

After MMA fighter defeats tai chi master, the martial art's business goes on as usual at its birth village

Footage of a rare match between a tai chi master and a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter went viral at the end of last month. In the bout, Xu Xiaodong, a 37-year-old retired MMA fighter, threw a quick succession of punches at tai chi master Wei Lei before bringing him to the floor and pummeling him in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Xu was victorious in just 20 seconds
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/7 17:41:24

Psychologists reach out on social media to address Chinese youth’s high suicide rate

Due to a lack of professional therapists, the country’s collectivist mindset and culture of moderation, many depressed Chinese find it hard to talk to psychologists in the real world. Professor Zhu Tingshao and his team of volunteers are trying to help those showing suicidal signs on social media platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/4 18:38:40

NGOs offering green technology to Myanmar may help improve China’s image abroad

A Chinese NGO has brought changes to a Myanmese village by providing clean energy stoves and solar lights.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 19:06:12

NGOs call for work to stop on Yunnan dam that may wipe out China’s last green peafowl habitat

Three Beijing-based environmental NGOs are calling for work on a hydropower station in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province to be suspended in order to protect China’s last remaining green peafowl habitat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 19:38:39

Acupuncturists using traditional bee venom therapy cause controversy

Every day, Xiang Meng, an acupuncturist and practiationer of traditional bee venom therapy, works while surrounded by buzzing bees.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/1 17:08:36

With fading of centuries-old tradition, Chinese elderly can no longer depend on their children for care

For centuries, Chinese people followed the concept of “raising a child to care for you in old age.” But in recent years, this concept has come under pressure
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 18:43:41

World's attention on Dalian as China's first homegrown carrier officially launches

At 9:20 am Wednesday morning, the world’s attention was on the port of Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province, where China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A was officially being launched.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 17:58:40

Lake once famed for beauty set to get a second chance at cleanliness amid Xiongan project

For many Chinese, Baiyangdian Lake, 120 kilometers south of Beijing, is a literary landmark famous for its association with the writer Sun Li (1913-2002), whose beautiful stories and essays about the wetlands, included in China’s primary school textbooks, have made it a household name, similar to how Henry David Thoreau made Walden Pond famous.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 19:23:39

Homemade aircraft carrier to be launched

China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier will be officially launched soon this year. Construction of the giant vessel, currently called the Type 001A, began in 2013.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 20:06:43

First homegrown aircraft carrier has Chinese public buzzing with excitement

China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier was not launched on Sunday, the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), as some military fans hoped it would be. But these enthusiasts believe the day is approaching as they discovered that the shipyard where it is being built started to flood the drydock containing the carrier on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:36:40

China mobilizes students, pensioners to join anti-espionage drive

China celebrated its second National Security Education Day by promoting anti-espionage awareness in schools.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 19:38:40

LGBT businesses struggle in the face of ambiguous official stance, social taboos

There are around 70 million LGBT people in China, who together have an estimated annual spending power of $300 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 19:13:39

Having served 5 years in jail for taking on tainted milk company, man vows to fight on

Guo Li, father of a girl who was a victim of the 2008 tainted milk scandal, sought compensation from manufacturer but was sent to jail for extortion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 18:58:39

After panda death, enthusiasts criticize Sino-US project, but experts say it is too early to judge

A Sino-US cooperative project to release pandas into the wild has come under scrutiny after a captive-born cub was killed by other animals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 19:23:39

Pyongyang enjoys festivities as observers speculate another nuclear test may come

North Korea test fired a missile on Sunday morning, prompting a chorus of condemnations from the US and its allies and raising concerns over whether a new nuclear test is imminent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 19:08:39

How China’s housing market fluctuations make real estate agents rich or depressed overnight

Over the past years, the change in real estate agents' lives reflect the rapid changes to the Chinese housing market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:08:39