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China to build first panda national park, help enhance residents' livelihood in adjacent areas

China is enhancing the charm of pandas on its poverty alleviation mission by building a national park for giant pandas in Southwest and Northwest areas where many local residents have lower living standards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 18:43:40

The two sessions' most-talked proposals concern ordinary citizens' well-being

During China's annual two sessions – the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), lawmakers and political advisers submitted thousands of proposals and motions concerning every aspect of the country's development and the people who are living through it. The Global Times selected nine hot topics that we believe most concern ordinary Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 18:36:51

Lectures on the amended Constitution organized for groups including school children and pensioners

Apart from Party members and government officials, ordinary people across China are showing great enthusiasm in understanding and studying the revised Constitution, the country's most important legal document, after its amendment at the ongoing National People's Congress (NPC).
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 18:08:39

China can live up to Stephen Hawking's expectations for space exploration: experts

As Chinese netizens flooded Steven Hawking's Chinese social media site to mourn his death Wednesday, many believe China is the nation that can realize the legendary scientist's expectation for lunar and space exploration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 20:48:40

China to improve welfare for veterans to enhance troop morale

China's plan to establish a ministry of veteran affairs as part of its institutional restructuring, announced on Tuesday at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), will help boost the overall motivation and loyalty of the Chinese army as external military friction increases, experts say.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 18:53:40

Sino-Russian cooperation and exchange under the Belt and Road Initiative increases

Sino-Russian cooperation and large joint projects under the Belt and Road Initiative have stepped up across the energy, finance, high-speed rail, infrastructure and science and technology sectors over the past decade, which turns the rhetoric of partnership between China and RFE into tangible benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 19:43:39

Chinese PhD candidates to Australia suffer from politically motivated application setbacks

When Wang posted a message seeking help on the official Twitter account of Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, a netizen replied that "there are many Chinese 'students' in particular who are simply spies stealing patentable ideas from hardworking Aussies and their disgusting and corrupt teachers at our hopeless universities."
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 18:33:40

Morbid or memorial? New trend in China sees dead pets stuffed and mounted

If your beloved pet were to die one day, what will you do with them? Guo Sheng, a taxidermist in Beijing, provides pet owners an unconventional solution: Have them stuffed, so that they can accompany you even after death.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 16:58:39

China's anti-graft sky net spreads out to Latin America, Caribbean

Anti-graft issues continue to be a hot topic as China enters into the "two sessions" period in the first week of March. Overseas cooperation with the Chinese government's anti-corruption drive has left no way out for those corrupt suspects who harbor dreams of fleeing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 18:33:40

China's movie industry undergoes a patriotic makeover in the New Era

Following Beijing leadership's call that promoting socialist core values is fundamental to artists, China's filmmakers are now churning out patriotic films that reflect the country's recent achievements, from its military power development to rapid economic growth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 18:48:40

Yoga and Bollywood movies help India polish its image in China

Chinese people's impression of India, however, is not always that upbeat. Overwhelmed by negative news about rapes, slums and sewage, the Chinese used to see India as a dirty, disorderly and backward third-world nation. But the situation is dramatically changing, as more and more Bollywood films win the hearts of Chinese audiences and erase some misunderstandings, presenting a more wholesome glimpse into modern India.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 18:43:40

Feminists urge ban of Chinese bridal hazing customs featuring sexual farces

Hu Shenzhi, a Chinese psychologist, attributes such cases to sexuality repression among Chinese in their 50s. He sees bridal hazing as an outlet to release people's hidden sexual desires, disguised as an outpouring of joy, with no guilt attached.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 18:33:40

Chinese tea exports promote Belt & Road ties and alleviate poverty

Now, things have changed. For Long, the plantation has become a "gold mountain" for Niujiao village that has helped lift villagers out of poverty while also helping drive the country's Belt & Road Initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 19:17:11

Chinese NGOs in Africa save local girls from female genital mutilation

Huang Hongxiang, founder of China House, who has stayed in Africa for 4 years, told the Global Times that China's presence in Africa is not only about investment; there is also a growing trend that Chinese are getting involved in local social work.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 19:01:35

Dirty sex: massive production of counterfeit condoms shocks Chinese consumers

But at illegal production centers, in order to make counterfeit condoms, they only need three materials: unprocessed condoms, silicone oil and packaging. All of these can be easily acquired.
Source: Agencies | 2018/2/28 18:51:33

To Chinese netizens, Spring Festival celebration can be a litmus test for patriotism

Some netizens remarked that Spring Festival is not just a festival for the Han ethnic group, but a festival for the entire Chinese nation. If a person does not celebrate the festival, they feel, then he/she is not identifying with his/her Chinese identity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 18:41:30

Matchmaking agency owners see China-Russia intermarriages from a Belt & Road perspective

Lin, owner of the Golden Marriage, upgraded his business to the level of national interest, asserting that his business "does not only benefit young singles of both countries, but also submits to the Belt and Road national strategy."
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 18:58:10

Mobile circuit court travels by boat to bring justice to remote South China island

In a remote island in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, a traveling circuit court consisting of only three members is in charge of mediating all kinds of disputes among the roughly 60,000 residents that live in the island's 46 villages. Carrying the country's national emblem wherever they go, the court has been bringing justice to every corner of the island for the past eight years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 18:33:39