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India uses Bhutan to stir up border tensions

During the recent standoff in the Doklam region between China and India, India has claimed that the region in Yadong county, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, belongs to Bhutan and that China is trying to grab it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:51:49

Village known for exporting replicas of van Gogh, Dali repaints itself as original brand

Dafen, a village just outside Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province won international fame in the late 1990s when it produced a significant chunk of the world’s oil paintings. The painters and migrant workers based in the village pumped out huge numbers of replicas of the works of European masters such as van Gogh, Dali and da Vinci. Up to 80 percent of their artworks went to the export market, mainly Europe and America.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:13:40

Forty-two years after merging, are people in Sikkim happy to be Indian?

After Sikkim became India’s 22nd state in 1975, its border with China became the Sino-India border. Forty-two years after the monarchy of the Himalayan kingdom was deposed following a popular referendum, the region remains a matter of international interest.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/7/10 18:57:29

Hebei farmer guards fort left behind by Japanese invaders for 31 years

On the 80th anniversary of the July 7 Incident that ushered in Japan’s full-scale invasion of China, Cao Wentong, a 67-year-old farmer in Cangxian, North China’s Hebei Province bought some construction materials to mend a fort that was built in his village by the Imperial Japanese Army.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 16:28:39

Danmei – gay fiction – bears brunt of new regulations that espouse socialist values

Last week, regulators threw a wet blanket on the prospering online literature industry and its subsequent screen adaptations. Two regulations were released, introducing an evaluation system for online literature websites that demands fictional works “reflect core socialist values and abide by moral norms,” and bans any online video that it deems “vulgar,” including those which depict homosexuality, extramarital affairs or scenes of obvious “seductive behaviors.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/6 18:03:39

As US turns inward, Chinese public have divergent views on taking global leader role

Most Chinese people are against the country picking up the baton of world leadership that the US seems to have discarded with its turn inwards.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 19:03:39

Movie about Tibetan pilgrims arouses admiration, scoffing among Han majority

Lu Tao walked out of the cinema disappointed. His girlfriend kept saying how she was overwhelmed by the pilgrimage depicted in Path of the Soul and how she felt touched by the determination the Tibetan protagonists showed in keeping their faith. But he felt almost nothing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 19:11:06

Clash between Chinese and Indian border troops sparks calls for tough response online

A recent confrontation between Chinese and Indian troops in the Sikkim section of the China-India boundary which was sparked when India moved into the Doklam area of Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has generated calls for a tough response in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 18:54:39

Hong Kong, two decades of difference

After two decades of Chinese rule, Hong Kong is still thriving
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 17:38:40

Long-admired Singapore model loses luster for Chinese government amid rifts and China’s rise

For years, China and Singapore shared a special bond. But the long-held trust between Beijing and Singapore has been compromised in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 18:38:40

When China’s table tennis champions protest the system that produces them, it becomes political

Removal of a table tennis head coach has turned the Chinese Internet discussion and sports world upside down.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 19:36:45

Catholic Church in China launches patriotic drive as Sino-Vatican talks proceed on and off

The Catholic Church has to establish a “Chinese Catholic Church with Chinese Characteristics” and accept Chinese culture, including Communist ideology, if it hopes to reach a larger Chinese audience, an article published last month with the approval of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 18:33:40

Ramadan conclusion celebrated by Muslims across China

On Monday, Muslims across China and the rest of the world celebrated the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 16:18:39

With limited opportunities at home, more and more Indian students are choosing China for medical education

Arun Krishnan, who has studied medicine for six years in China, has mixed feelings about leaving China next month. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old student successfully got the certificate that takes him a step closer to his dream of becoming a doctor in India. But the excitement is mixed with anxiety. The certificate he got from China alone could not guarantee him a decent job as a doctor in India. After finishing the study in China, he needs to pass another exam back in India to be qualified as a doctor.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 17:36:02

Locals, foreigners try to keep Chinese dialects alive despite Putonghua dominance

The Chinese government has been pushing for the use of Putonghua for years, in order to create convenience as well as maintain national unity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 19:08:40

Beijing’s female-only mosque attracts more and more young women

During Ramadan, hundreds of women go to Niujie Women's Mosque - a unique feature of Islam in China - to pray every day.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 18:38:40

Hubei village’s road to wealth paved by its women working as surrogate mothers

Providing surrogacy has become an important source of income for many villages in Hubei Province, where women rent out their wombs for money.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 18:38:40

A more loyal PLA rebuffs the heresy of separating the Party and military

The People's Liberation Army has repeatedly sworn allegiance to the CPC central committee despite previous whispers of military "nationalization."
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 19:13:39