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Chinese urban planners are helping small African cities transition into major metropolises

When city planner Zheng Qingzhi first set foot in Nampula, the third largest city in Mozambique, Africa, he was astonished to find how "primitive" the city was, where the highest buildings were little more than six stories.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 17:43:39

The Yellow River is becoming less silty, but ecologists disagree if this is a good thing

The Yellow River, China's “mother river” known for thousands of years for its heavy concentrations of silt and sediment, is reported to have become permanently clear in some stretches.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 17:58:39

Dire shortage of daycare centers may impact China's efforts to increase birth rate

Pushing small children to the ground, force-feeding them spicy wasabi as a way of punishment… the physical abuses at a daycare center run by Shanghai-based online-travel company Ctrip for its employees enraged Chinese netizens after secret surveillance video footage of the abuse went viral last week.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 18:38:40

Sino-S.Korean tourism and retail sectors see resurgence following a tense year over THAAD

Two weeks after China and South Korea formally announced plans to recover their relationship, there are already budding signs of improvement.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 18:33:40

Squad fights terrorists who transit from Xinjiang to Southeast Asia

Along the Sino-Vietnamese border, a special operations team is involved in the counter-terrorism fight to protect the people living in Chongzuo.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 18:08:39

Catalonia's failed secession an ominous forecast for Taiwan's pro-independence forces

Chinese scholars specializing in Taiwan research say that what is happening in Spain is just a demonstration of where the pursuit of Taiwan independence will lead, and that the reality Taiwan faces is harsher than that surrounding Catalonia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 18:58:39

Fraudulent weight-loss schemes are exploiting China's ever-widening waistlines

Despite the criticism and warnings, many fitness and appearance-obsessed Chinese are nonetheless drawn to Yufit and other weight loss schemes like moths to fire.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 18:48:39

Chongqing turns its dilapidated factories, arsenals into fashion and arts centers

Elsewhere in Chongqing, different projects are also being carried out to memorialize, protect and utilize the city's industrial legacies, which are sinking into oblivion as the city bids farewell to its industrial past.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:22:39

Changes in balance of power between China and the US shape a new era

Experts say that Sino-US relations have also entered a new era as a result of the numerous changes taking place between these two great powers over the past five years. Thus the US needs to realize that the balance of power is shifting rapidly and should learn to develop mutual respect with China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 19:33:40

Success of aerobatics fest shows rapid development of air sports industry

In recent years, air sport has become one of the newly emerging sports industries with great potential that the Chinese government has put great emphasis on, as it involves the use of high technology and can also stimulate the development of related industries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:38:39

Learning centers established across China to promote Xi Jinping Thought

Since last Friday, students at Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology had one more thing they could do in their spare time: study the thought of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 18:58:04

China's sexual abstinence campaign blends TCM, quasi-Buddhism and superstition

According to a survey conducted by Peking University in 2015, Chinese youth born after 1995 tend to have sex as early as 17 years of age. Movements such as Jieseba are a form of protest against a Chinese society that has become more open and sexually liberated than many Western countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 20:23:39

Foreign military officers training in Beijing feel an urgency to work closely with China

Foreign military officers participating in a symposium praised China's grand and practical development plans in the military and other fields mapped out by the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 19:08:40

Stable power supply changes South China Sea island

Five years ago, a group of people established a power supply bureau for Sansha city's Yongxing Island in South China's Hainan Province to provide electricity on the island.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 23:08:40

Video game training booms as Chinese players aspire to go professional

The 2017 League of Legends World Championship, one of the world's most well-known e-sports competitions, is currently underway in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 17:51:01

Chinese students in India are literally trapped due to India's constricting visa policy

Following the Doklam border standoff, Chinese students are reporting that they cannot get their India visas renewed, leaving them stranded there.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 19:47:29

Cross-border e-commerce platforms are the stars of China's ever-rising foreign trade

Whenever Liu Lin finds herself missing England, where she has previously studied, she just hops onto a cross-border e-commerce platform to buy herself some British-made merchandise.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/25 18:46:39

A remote, impoverished township aspires to become China's 'e-sports' hub

Rural Zhongxian county is investing 5 billion yuan in the construction of China's very first gaming town.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/24 19:06:20