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Chinese-style religious sites lauded as examples of sinicization of beliefs

Chinese religious authorities for the first time have commended 15 religious sites as representatives of religious buildings with Chinese characteristics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/18 18:48:40

Actress' huge tax scandal dims China's movie and TV production, but leads to hope of regularization

"Winter has come, but the cast and crew in Hengdian World Studios are getting warm," a veteran actor in Hengdian named Zhang Hailong told the Global Times, noting more films were being shot there than in the first half of the year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/18 17:28:39

Career of top Chinese-American physicist destroyed by unjustified US espionage accusations

Five days before Xi was arrested, a professor at Tianjin University named Zhang Hao was invited for an international conference about microwaves. He was charged with offenses including economic espionage and theft of trade secrets by the US Department of Justice at the Los Angeles international airport.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/17 18:16:39

College students overwhelmed by school-mandated phone apps

A recently released notice from a university in Central China's Hunan Province has made mobile applications on campus a headline.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/17 18:08:39

Thousands of parents send young kids to become child models in garment business boom

Every year, together with their parents or grandparents, thousands of children come to Zhili, a town in Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang Province, which has more than 13,000 companies producing children's garments, to chase their dream of being a star.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 17:53:40

Quake-battered Tibetan prefecture rebuilt from debris with modern improvements

Located in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in Northwest China's Qinghai Province, Yushu has a population of over 111,000, and nearly 95 percent of them are ethnic Tibetans. On April 14, 2010, a magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck Yushu, toppling thousands of houses and leaving around 3,000 people dead or missing, and more than 10,000 injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 17:28:39

Underground bishop to step down amid improving China-Vatican ties

Guo Xijin, the underground bishop of the diocese of Mindong in Fujian Province, southeastern China, has accepted the role of auxiliary bishop to make way for bishop Zhan Silu from the State-sanctioned church.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/14 23:17:42

HIV-infected drug addicts find intimacy through letters at China detox centers

Zeng Juan, a correction officer at the Women's Rehab Center in charge of centralized management of addicts with HIV, was the first to come up with the idea. Though never explicitly encouraging romantic arrangements, Zeng recognizes the inevitability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 19:38:40

Veteran but young delegates defend rights of China at global climate negotiations

Sun is one of the 91 Chinese delegates at the two-week Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 19:23:40

Luxury watches, fine liquor among most popular in auction of gifts received by officials

Amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption, officials in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, donated the gift cards, jewelry, collectibles, digital electronic products and alcohol they had received over the years to a special auction that netted 1.64 million yuan ($237,000).
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 19:08:57

China-built projects in Argentina improve livelihood, create thousands of jobs and much more

However, in the past 20 years or so, due to Argentina's changing policies and shaky economy, most of the railway was in bad repair. During the worst time, only 1,400 kilometers of the 7,409-kilometer cargo railway were in operation. The average speed of cargo trains was less than 30 kilometers per hour, and accidents were common.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:54:33

Chinese universities move to ban alcohol amid suspicion of drinking as 'personal choice'

Xi'an Fanyi University, a private school located on the southern outskirts of Xi'an, issued a regulation on November 30 forbidding all students from drinking on and off campus to celebrate birthdays, holidays and graduation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:13:40

PLA soldiers along China's borders honing combat skills in winter operations

Last winter, the PLA made a manual to guide winter training, summarizing best practices and weapon performance for different severe environments, according to a report from the PLA Daily.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 16:26:54

Top engineer discloses how China deals with foreign intelligence-backed cyber attacks

In reality, China has always been a victim of cyber attacks. The Global Times (GT) interviewed Xiao Xinguang (Xiao), the chief technical architect of Beijing-based Antiy Labs, on the cyber threats China has been facing in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:57:04

Traditional thinking, lack of anesthetists deprive most Chinese women of painless childbirth

For most pregnant women in China, painless childbirth, common in Western countries, is far from a guaranteed option. But this may soon change. China will soon begin to promote painless childbirth in an effort to further lower the number of caesarean sections.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 18:23:40

China-US relations heading toward uncharted waters dominate Global Times annual conference

Scholars attended the Global Times Annual Event in Beijing on Saturday. Photos: Li Hao, Cui Meng/GT
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:48:40

Donating body to science more acceptable among young Chinese

With Christmas soon approaching, many young people are buying gifts and making dinner reservations, but Geng Yingying is thinking about a serious subject – death.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 18:31:00

Women in Shanghai significantly postponing marriage in pursuit of career: report

In a recently released report on Shanghai women's development over the past 40 years, the federation said that the "two-child" policy has intensified the invisible discrimination against women because companies consider more issues when hiring them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:33:11