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Curious Chinese tourists see more light across the North Korean border than before

Thousands of tourists poured into Dandong, Northeast China's Liaoning Province to enjoy the scenery at the China-North Korea border during China's National Day holiday from October 1-7.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 17:53:39

China's cooperation will continue with Maldives for mutual benefit: experts

A number of cooperation projects between China and the Maldives under the Belt and Road initiative have been underway in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/5 12:45:47

Smartphone addiction plagues left-behind rural kids

Less than a week after the new term began, Wang Hongjian, who left his hometown and worked in a far-away city for nearly 15 years, decided to quit his job and return to his home village in Yueyang, Central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/1 11:07:14

China commemorates foreign organ donors

Peter Hancock turned on the light in the bedroom of his son, Phillip Andrew Hancock. There stood a guitar at the corner of the room. Unfortunately, there will be no music from its owner. The 27-year-old Australian fell ill and died in the city of Chongqing on May 9. He donated his liver, kidneys and corneas, saving five Chinese lives and becoming the first foreign organ donor in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 15:23:39

First batch of undergraduate students enroll in Nanjing School for the Blind

The first batch of undergraduates of the Nanjing School for the Blind started their military training on Wednesday. Military training is a fundamental part of defense education. All across China, elementary, middle and high school students and undergraduates all have military training, either when the term starts, or after the National Day, which falls on October 1.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 19:03:41

Rural students struggle to fit in and break through social boundaries at urban universities

Wang Ying (pseudonym) has spent her past 12 years ensuring her entry into a prestigious university. She survived China's fierce national college entrance exams, and thought she would start a fresh chapter of her life story. But once she arrived at the university in the Chinese capital, she discovered that the way into a higher social strata is full of barriers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 18:53:39

Kazakhstan's capital Astana shakes economic funk due to infusion of Chinese investment

September 7 was the five-year anniversary of the introduction of the Silk Road Economic Belt concept, and Kazakhstan, dubbed as the “buckle” of the “belt,” was in the mood to celebrate.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 19:53:41

US ignores unprecedented effort and strong cooperation from China to control illegal export of drug fentanyl

The Western world has had a prejudice against China's development achievements for a long time, including China's efforts in drug control in the international community, despite the fact that China's drug control efforts have won recognition from many other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 19:13:39

Rural youths struggle to fit in urban life and break through social boundaries

Poorer students hope to climb the social ladder with diligence, but flounder and face intermittent frustration. Elite universities help students from low-income families downplay identity labels and promote integration and equality.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/22 11:05:11

China takes unprecedented effort in fentanyl control despite US slander

The Western world has had a prejudice against China's development achievements for a long time, including China's efforts in drug control in the international community, despite the fact that China's drug control efforts have won recognition from many other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/21 12:39:30

China is improving the working environment for police officers who sometimes face 'violent resistance' over mundane offenses

"I am also a grassroots auxiliary police officer," a netizen named DX commented. "In such cases, I will assist the injured person immediately to avoid the occurrence of a second accident. There are many such good police in our country. News like this can change the minds of those who demonize us on the internet."
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 16:33:40

Signs of economic progress and a more open attitude are everywhere in North Korean capital

Any photo of Pyongyang highlighting leaders' portraits and slogans will earn you a good number of "likes" if you post on your social media. North Korea draws Chinese people's curiosity by reminding them of the old days.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 19:18:41

Healthy Chinese elderly people are encouraged to work after retirement

At seven o'clock on a sunny morning this month, 68-year-old Tang Guangzhi put on his worn out security uniform and went to work as a security guard captain at the Beijing International Flower Port in a northeastern suburb of Beijing. His swarthy face revealed his long hours in the sun.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 18:43:39

North Korean factory aims to compete with Chanel and Shiseido on quality and safety

Wandering on the streets of Pyongyang, it is not hard to notice that women in the capital city of North Korea care about their dress and appearance a lot despite the country's underdeveloped economy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 17:53:39

China carries out air raid drills across the nation

On Saturday, when China welcomed its 18th Nationwide National Defense Education Day, several provincial regions across the country sounded air raid sirens to improve people's awareness of national defense.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 19:58:39

Vocational training workshops open around the world to prepare local people to work for Chinese companies

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on September 3 at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) that China will set up 10 Luban Workshops in Africa to offer vocational training for young Africans, the Xinhua News Agency reported. Tianjin's educational authority proposed the creation of the workshops, and they have been established in five countries along the route of Belt and Road initiative, including Thailand, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The workshops aim to provide vocational training to local personnel so they can work at Chinese enterprises.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 19:28:41

High hopes still placed on AI industry but Chinese investors are becoming more rational

Huang Wei's son sleeps every night with an AI robot developed by Huang. The young boy plays with it every morning when he wakes up, because Huang and his wife are both very busy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:13:42

Viral video of feminine-looking male stars causes Chinese to debate what it means to be a man

A heated debate on China's new feminine-looking male celebrities has flooded Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media platform, as the country's State broadcaster aired four young male singers in its television special First Class of the New Semester on September 1.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 19:18:39