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Tech business offers way out of massage parlors for millions of visually impaired

Since an accident took away his eyesight at 9, Cai Lei had been told by everyone around him that he could only become a blind masseur when he grew up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 18:16:50

Chinese kindergarten enrollment hits record low in recent four years

Fewer Chinese children enrolled in kindergartens last year, while the first batch of children born after China abolished its one child policy are starting their kindergarten life. Last year, 18.64 million children enrolled in kindergartens in China, 740,400 less compared with 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 18:03:10

Young people turning to banned stimulants to deal with study pressure

Tian Jing (pseudonym), a high-school graduate from North China, did not know what “smart pills” were when she took them for the first time. She only tried them because her mother told her they could improve her exam performance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 17:53:40

China sets up new center to help ex-servicemen adapt to civilian life

China established the state service center for veterans on Tuesday, which aims to support veterans' employment, improve their welfare and guarantee their rights and interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 18:58:40

61 seal cubs rescued from poachers

A total of 100 poached spotted seal cubs have been found by local villagers in a reserve in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 18:53:41

Chinese husbands tackle domestic violence by rethinking masculinity

"What do you call your penis?" asked one man on the stage of Beijing's Institute France of China last December.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 18:42:53

Beijing pollution hits record low as city's urban reforms take effect

The annual average concentration of PM2.5 in Beijing declined to 51 micrograms per cubic meter in 2018, the lowest on record, CCTV.com reported on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/25 18:25:06

House remodeling, furniture designs: China's aging population a new gold mine for state economy

“A lot of old people don't dare to take airplanes, so we chartered a train,” Zhou Jincan told the Global Times, adding that “the trains have been converted into sleeper trains and have special medical personnel.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/25 18:17:32

Chinese-run railway in Ethiopia gives regional development much-needed boost

The yellow and grey main building of the Addis Ababa railway station was a grand sight under the morning sunshine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/25 17:43:40

Mysterious Manggao masks by China's Miao people prosper through imaginative designs

Manggao, which means "masked god" in the Miao culture, is enjoying a revival due to the increasing numbers of tourists visiting its birthplace.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/24 17:47:07

Antarctic voyage brings Chinese female scientists on journey of self-discovery

It was the last afternoon of 2018 in Ushuaia, Argentina, a small city known as the world's end. A total of 90 female scientists aged from 25 to 65 and from 26 countries were boarding the ice-strengthened vessel, also known as Ushuaia, and heading to the Antarctic for a three-week trip.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 19:03:41

Shanghai community pioneers garbage sorting ahead of new law

In the past, the lack of garbage sorting bins in many neighborhoods has discouraged many citizens from sorting their waste. "Neighborhoods are an important first step in achieving garbage classification. A lot of residents were not interested in sorting their garbage because the rubbish sorting facilities in the neighborhood were incomplete," Xiao Han, vice manager of Xingdong Environment, who participated in Chateau's garbage classification, told Jiefang Daily.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 18:23:41

Chinese sci-fi blockbuster makes box office history, but divides opinion

Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth has been the most profitable film so far this year. But it has not been without controversy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 19:43:40

China's 'elderly colleges' teach senior citizens how to stay hip

At Happy Seniors University, youngsters become teachers while seniors become inquisitive students. At the same age as their teachers' parents, the elderly students are eager to learn anything that can help them live like teens and 20-somethings.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 17:42:00

Beijing's Forbidden City lights up at night to celebrate Lantern Festival

For the first time in 94 years, the largest, best-preserved brick-andwood palace in the world opened at night on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 23:17:53

New policies boost winter tourism figures in Tibet

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has seen a great increase in winter tourism during the past Tibetan New Year and Chinese Lunar New Year holidays thanks to recently released favorable policies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 18:48:41

Xinjiang deploys officials in villages to help with poverty work

“Edible fungus grown from a bacteria stick needs to be cultivated in the shade of other trees… if the water we use has too much alkali, it will damage the fungus' quality,” Wang Xin said, while checking the sprinkling irrigation system in a greenhouse.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 19:23:39

Qomolongma base camp moved in bid to control tourists' garbage

The Tibet Sports Bureau has denied a recent report claiming the base camp of the world's highest mountain - Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest - had been "permanently closed due to heavy pollution". The report caused public outrage when it went viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 18:33:39