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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

Nigerian expat advocates one-party system inspired by China in his 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 | 2018/6/16 10:14:24

More students inform on teachers who make politically inappropriate remarks in class

Using the hashtag “Stay with us Mr You from Tan Kah Kee College,” students and alumni of Xiamen University's Tan Kah Kee College launched a campaign Wednesday on microblogging site Sina Weibo, hoping to keep You Shengdong, a professor teaching international trade and world economy, from being fired.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 18:18:39

Coal city attracts tourists after reborn as China's public lavatory pioneer

Along Gulou Street in Linfen, North China's Shanxi Province, are buildings that look like imperial palaces, the faces of Angry Birds, libraries, quadrangle dwellings and an ancient pagoda. Tourists may find their jaw drop when they take a closer look at these buildings, as their real usage is as public toilets.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 19:43:40

Hainan on its mark to kick-start horse racing in buildup to international tour center

Chen Guangxin, who has witnessed the decades-long development of modern horse racing in China, picked up his hopes for this burgeoning industry after China's State Council recently announced that it would encourage horse racing along with water sports in Hainan to further open up the economy of the southernmost island province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 19:18:39

Scholars slam Chinese public for lauding French BAC exams while debasing Chinese gaokao

Every year, after the gaokao (national college entrance exams) finishes in early June and the exam questions are publicly disclosed online, the Chinese public breaks out into heated discussions and even criticism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 19:08:39

AI, robots help provide security for SCO summit in Qingdao

A global spotlight was shone on the coastal city of Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, on Saturday and Sunday as the city hosted the 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 17:58:39

Urbanites' stereotyped impression of rural people worsens tragedy of girl's cancer

A recent interview video that shows a rural mother reflecting on the last moments of her 3-year-old daughter, who died from a possibly curable eye tumor, sparked a wave of apologies from Chinese netizens who regretted that they had previously criticized her after being misled by false reports.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 18:58:39

Private school offers training to migrant students unqualified by hukou to apply for college

Over 9 million students across the country are sitting China's national college entrance examinations (gaokao) this year, which falls on Thursday and Friday, the Ministry of Education announced.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:28:40

Woman not slim and fair shoots to phenomenal stardom with LGBT, feminist fan base

Over the past week, Chinese netizens have been bombarded with photos, slogans and jokes about Wang Ju on social media, a not-so-pretty reality show contestant according to girl-band criteria. Even those who are insulated from entertainment shows have found it hard to avoid her.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:38:41

China's visa-free island attracts foreign tourists with TCM therapy, tailored services

On Yalong Bay, a crescent-shaped inlet of unparalleled natural scenery in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, some Russian women in glamorous dresses are enjoying the tropical sun while nibbling daintily on exotic fruits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 19:13:39

Beijing's women-only mosque blends Islam with Chinese tradition

Sitting in a spacious hall in a building on Beijing's Niujie Street, dozens of women wearing colorful embroidered headscarves earnestly pray as a loudspeaker above their heads broadcast the male imam who is leading the prayers in the nearby Niujie Mosque, the oldest mosque in the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 17:48:40

Priests search for patriotic elements in scripts as China promotes religious localization

For Liang Xingyang, a 39-year-old Taoist priest who lives in the Temple of the Golden Immortal in the Zhongnan Mountains, Shaanxi Province, the past week in Beijing has been both a hectic and honorable experience.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 19:23:40

To some Chinese women, the family planning policy saves them from becoming 'breeding machines'

For Chinese women with an awakening awareness for self-development, Bloomberg's recent news that China is considering an end to all birth limits imposed on families might come as a bomb that may shatter their last harbor for independence in reproductive rights.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:44

Chinese media platforms take preemptive measures to close potential trouble-making accounts

When news came out that Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like microblogging website, had banned popular blogger Ayawawa for six months, it felt like a carnival had instantly broken out online.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 19:58:39

Chinese aircraft carrier forming all-weather combat capability with successful night takeoff and landing

China's first operational aircraft carrier, known as the Liaoning, recently completed its nighttime takeoff and landing mission, signaling that this carrier has initial all-weather capabilities, a key step toward the formation of practical capabilities for combat.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 19:18:40

Controversial replica Sphinx returns to Hebei Province despite complaints from Egypt

The head and body of a once dismantled replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza were recently reunited on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 17:33:41

An increasing number of Chinese women want their boyfriends to be cute and submissive

Older Chinese women are feeding the fad of pursuing a new type of young, good-looking men who are obedient and tender.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 19:18:41