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Japan cracks down on Chinese fansub groups that provide unauthorized subtitled anime

A group of Chinese enthusiasts of Japanese anime have found themselves caught up in a legal conundrum for translating Japanese manga and video games for Chinese fans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 18:38:39

Chinese recyclers struggle shifting to eco-friendly businesses since ban on foreign waste

China is at war with overseas waste following the ban on imported garbage in a drive to purify the environment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 18:33:40

Villagers, experts build cliffside homes in Beijing for endangered bee species

Hanging on a 100-meter-tall cliff in Beijing's Miyun district, more than 600 beehives provide homes for apis cerana - the eastern honey bee.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 18:23:40

Authorities try to end China's age-old worship of top scorers in gaokao exams

For the first time, Chinese Minister of Education Chen Baosheng announced that the country will ban propagandizing gaokao zhuangyuan (the title given to the student with the highest score in the national college entrance examinations) after this year's test, which falls on June 7 and 8.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:42:23

China's LGBT groups cautioned against Western political agenda

Every year on May 17, which is International Day against Homophobia, Cindy (pseudonym) and her peers at a Guangzhou-based LGBT group hold some sort of activity in the city, usually on university campuses.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 18:33:03

As self-media booms in China, plagiarism has become a profitable business

“How can I stand that? Plagiarizing an author's story is like rubbing his soul on the ground,” Mao Li, a Shanghai-based writer, posted on her WeChat public account recently.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 18:53:41

Foreign companies lose luster among Chinese graduates as local firms catch up in income, welfare

When there were two job offers – Chinese company Huawei and French enterprise Schneider Electric – given to Meng Lei for her choice, she firmly put her hands on the domestic one, Huawei, a leading information and communication technology (ICT) solutions provider in China.
Source: Global Times – Agencies | 2018/5/14 18:43:40

Chinese police officer devotes himself to protecting country by dismantling 11,000 explosive devices

Over the past 18 years, Liu Chengjun – a police officer in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province – has successfully dismantled and disposed of more than 11,000 bombs ranging from rediscovered unexploded ordnance to improvised explosive devices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 17:43:40

When Sichuan's Qiang ethnic group moved away from earthquake rubble, they said goodbye to age-old traditions

When the sun is warm, 78-year-old Yang Shuisheng sits on a stone near his new home in Mucun village in Qionglai, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, sometimes for hours, just staring far off into the distance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 18:42:00

Behind the current wave of stereotypes against Northeasterners is a bitter story of China's rust belt

The Embassy of Sweden in Beijing might have been bewildered by growing demands from Chinese online users recently that they should discipline “Swedish people” who steal green beans and bananas in South China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 21:43:40

Online groups in China declare boycott of new movie celebrating Genghis Khan

A recently released movie about Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire, has aroused resistance and boycotts from a vocal group of Han people who refuse to admit that Genghis Khan is a hero to them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 19:13:40

Elderly Chinese having hard time catching up with smartphone craze

Mobile payment apps might be China's latest greatest invention among young smartphone-savvy urbanites, but for many older generations of Chinese, such newfangled technology only serves to make their lives more confusing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 17:03:39

People from around China head to Sichuan Province to commemorate 10th anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating Wenchuan earthquake that rocked Southwest China's Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008, claiming more than 80,000 lives.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 18:08:40

Chinese rapper receives boos and applause for lyrics 'we'll make Americans call us daddy'

“Chinese gala is so amazing; sooner or later, we will make Americans call us daddy,” Wang Yifan, a former Chinese student at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) who is taking a gap year to pursue a musical career, blurted out during his freestyle rap performance at a gala for Chinese students at PSU.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 18:38:43

Wig shop near Beijing cancer hospital offers solace for local patients

To the west of Beijing Cancer Hospital in Haidian district sits Wang Feng's wig shop.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 17:18:40

Chinese video app removes undesirable subculture icon Peppa Pig

Chinese web users are baffled that Peppa Pig has been removed from popular short-video platform Douyin. Many users discovered Saturday that video clips containing Peppa Pig have been deleted and an online search of the popular cartoon produced no results.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 16:43:39

Chinese video app removes Peppa Pig, now a subculture icon in China

Chinese web users are baffled that Peppa Pig has been removed from popular short-video platform Douyin.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/30 13:16:38

China busts human trafficking ring selling 'Vietnamese brides' to rural bachelors

A Chinese court has tried 28 people for their suspected trafficking of Vietnamese women into China and has yet to announce a verdict.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/29 14:44:08