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Ahead of one-year anniversary of Trump presidency, his Chinese fan base has become ever stronger

One year after his inauguration, US President Donald Trump - who thus far may have drawn the most criticism of any modern US president – has nonetheless found large waves of fans thousands of miles away.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:07:25

Chinese SOEs cautiously carry out Party building activities overseas

Party branches abroad first must abide by local laws and customs. And in places that do not encourage political parties, members have to figure out flexible solutions so that their Party building activities will go on smoothly without causing troubles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 18:37:52

Cases of big data sold for profit, manipulated to sway public opinion, cause concern

Chinese rap singer PG One was recently criticized by Ziguangge (a Party magazine), the Communist Youth League, People's Daily and several other mainstream media for his obscene lyrics encouraging young people to take drugs and discriminate against women.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 18:18:40

Impoverished northwest village has 13 soccer teams, sends players overseas

At 2,300 meters above sea level, a group of school-age soccer players brave the piercing wind to run along a rugged mountain path in Yuzhong County, Northwest China's Gansu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 17:36:31

Xinjiang officials assigned as relatives to Uyghur villagers for ethnic unity campaign

While smiling at a little girl sitting in front of her at the girl's home in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a female cadre pointed to a printed paper card with the English word, “monster.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 19:12:52

After water, China's pigs join south-to-north transfer projects to address environmental concerns

Winter has arrived. The chill cuts right through the fat of thousands of pigs cuddled up together during their long journey from Southwest China's Sichuan Province to the Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 18:38:39

Chinese investors pouring into Siberia deny claims they are overtaking Lake Baikal

An online petition claiming Chinese are turning Russian villages into Chinese provinces is exaggerated, according to investors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 18:32:23

China's patriotic hip-hop quickly gains steam as rappers repent past deviations

Upon hearing a web-wide condemnation of rapper PG One for promoting drug use and insulting women in his songs, Wang Zixin (aka “Chuckie”) quietly logged into the official Weibo account of his rap group and wrote a post saying “The freedom of music should stand on morality and laws. Humans should restrain their lust instead of indulge endlessly …”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 18:38:39

Patients overcrowd hospitals as flu outbreak sweeps China

A mass outbreak of Influenza B recently swept Beijing in what is being viewed by many media outlets as an incident “more ferocious than SARS.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 17:33:40

Kazak and Chinese employees jointly guard the 10,000-km Central Asia-China gas pipeline

Oscar, a Kazak national, was patrolling like any other day along the Central Asia–China Gas Pipeline in Kazakhstan. A vice manager for the security department in AGP (Asia Gas Pipeline LLP), a joint natural gas pipeline company between China and Kazakhstan, he has worked there for the past eight years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:26:30

Japan's ivory market caters unabated to Chinese clients due to absence of regulations

As animal rights activists around the world applaud China's announcement this past weekend that it would officially ban all ivory products from being sold in the country, another disturbing trend – ivory illegally exported into China from Japan – has raised concerns about the continued demand for this rare product.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 18:26:53

Apathetic to politics and career, China's Zen-generation draw censure from Communist Youth League

With an innate resistance against “competition,” 23-year-old graduate Xiaoyue recently turned down a high-paid position at a securities company. Instead, she is waiting for the result of the guokao, China's national civil service exam that she attended in December.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 19:38:15

Tiananmen Square witnesses grander flag-raising ceremony starting New Year Day

On the very first day of 2018, more than 90,000 visitors at Tiananmen Square shivering in Beijing's freezing winter morning witnessed history during the capital's flag-raising ceremony.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 18:08:39

China revives revolutionary training centers to preach Party policy to farmers

One day in November, dozens of dusty farmers, some still carrying their tools, sat down on the dirt ground at their vegetable farm in Changshun county, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Guizhou Province. They had been told to attend a study session.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:27:11

China's soccer renaissance transforms impoverished Chinese village into modern, thriving community

China has been gradually forming its own soccer (football) culture over the past several years after Chinese President Xi Jinping, a soccer fan, pinned high hopes on the nation's soccer development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:30:43

China's latest blockbuster cautiously tests censorship limits about Sino-Vietnamese war

Director Feng Xiaogang's new film Youth depicts the “princeling” class of soldiers from the Cultural Revolution (1966-76).
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:33:39

Overseas Chinese students are paying for ghostwritten essays at unprecedented levels, but the jig might be up

Every day, hundreds of thousands of messages advertising ghostwriting agencies are sent out across Chinese social media platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 18:07:40

Christmas in China: Shopping spree plus Valentine's Day

There is no need to target non-local cultural events like Christmas, as most Chinese are simply enjoying it as an opportunity to eat, shop and have fun.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 18:48:39