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Xinjiang police fight the flow of guns, drugs and terrorist media from across border

Standing on the vast snowy plain around boundary marker No.7 at Khunjerab Pass in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, one can see Pakistan stretching beyond the horizon. Every day, tourists and merchants pass through on their way into China.
Source: The Beijing News | 2017/3/13 19:18:39

Beijing police's high-tech hounds ensure a safe two sessions

Two pairs of black boots, a special jacket and a VR recording device make up the standard gear given to every police dog doing security work at the ongoing two legislative sessions in Beijing that host more than 5,000 lawmakers and political advisors and last for two weeks.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 18:23:39

South Koreans in China fearful as rumors about safety spread, ties worsen

Hong Seong-hun came to China from his homeland of South Korea to pursue his passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine. But the 30-year-old has found it hard to focus on his studies recently, as the relationship between Seoul and Beijing seems to keep getting worse.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 19:38:39

Boycotting Korean firms, products over THAAD triggers ideological conflict online in China

"They only have one gesture all the time. They always say, 'get out of China, boycott something,'" he wrote. "Whenever you love your country, you don't let us eat KFC or Japanese food … but has any country's economy flopped because of your boycotts?"
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 18:38:36

Failure to explain pollution problems on live TV leads to officials losing jobs

Li Xiaobing, head of the environmental protection bureau in Huxian county, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province was removed from his position soon after appearing on a recent live TV show on provincial television.
Source: Agencies | 2017/3/7 19:13:39

Lanzhou govt resurrects plans to divert water from Siberia to China’s arid northwest

China is no stranger to massive engineering projects, and the most recent addition to its roster of landscape-reshaping solutions is a recent plan by a city-level institute to divert water from Siberia hundreds of kilometers south to Lanzhou, capital of Northwest China’s Gansu Province, to quench the region’s desperate thirst.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 17:58:39

Female representatives put forward women-centric ideas at two sessions

China’s two annual national legislative sessions kicked off last Friday. Among the attendees of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC), the female representatives in particular drew a lot of attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 18:27:57

Chinese dog owners spend thousands to protect their pets from smog

Pets may suffer more from smog as the amount of air they inhale with each breath is relatively large. Many owners have tried methods like taking their pets to the gym and feeding pricey TCM ingredients to pets to enhance their resistance to air pollution. But some say food and medicines that are believed to be good for humans may be ineffective on animals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 18:58:39

Thanks to TCM, large numbers of pangolins are smuggled to China from Southeast Asia

In China, pangolins are extremely endangered. They are a second-class protected animal in the country, but are still being killed on a huge scale for food and medicine, because of traditional beliefs.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/3/1 19:18:39

Hong Kong’s foreign judges target of criticism amid political tension

Some mainland commentators have alleged the verdicts against seven Hong Kong policemen were harsh and politically motivated, suggesting Beijing revise the region’s law to increase the central government’s power.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 19:33:39

Villager teaches himself law to fight against polluting State-owned firm

For nearly two decades, Wang Enlin has been fighting the Qiqihar Chemical Group, a State-owned company based in Qiqihar, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on behalf of his village after the company polluted hundreds of acres of their land. By teaching himself the law, pushing the government to test for pollutants and collecting evidence, Wang, now in his 60s, successfully brought his community’s case to court in January 2015. The Angangxi District People’s Court in Qiqihar ruled against the Qiqihar Chemical Group in the first trial, demanding it to pay compensation of 820,000 yuan ($61,095) to 55 households in Yushutun village whose land were polluted.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 18:53:39

Ex-hunters face gun-toting wildlife poachers while patrolling mountainous "panda corridor"

Yu Jiahua remembers his brush with death like it happened yesterday. In August, 2004 he was told some hunters were poaching on Jiudingshan, a mountain located in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 17:58:39

Muslim entrepreneurs eye foreign food franchises with government support

China's Muslim restaurant owners are looking to open locations in Malaysia, Indonesia, encouraged by the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 19:08:39

Smaller city governments, residents choose to ignore pollution rather than act

There's a large difference between regions in China concerning transparency about pollutants.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 19:08:40

India seeks China’s friendship with caution as terrorism, protectionism cast shadow

Officials in both China and India doubt that India will be officially involved in the One Belt and One Road initiative in any way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 19:17:00

Chengdu panda keeper becomes famous after feeding video goes viral

Giant pandas, as one of the world’s most iconic animals, can always create a sensation. So getting to be the one who looks after the black and white stars, especially when they are babies, can land one in the limelight too.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 16:06:53

Deng Xiaoping's approach toward Sino-US ties still provides insight today

"Deng's boosting of the establishment of Sino-US ties created a peaceful environment for the two countries. For decades, peace has been the cornerstone of the bilateral diplomacy, though there have been frictions and disagreements at times."
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 19:42:50

All you need to know about the election of delegates to the 19th CPC National Congress

At each National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is held every five years, the number, composition and election criteria for delegates differs slightly.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 18:08:40