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Imbalanced relations between US and Central America embolden region's ties with China

President Donald Trump tweeted this on November 24 to deal with a growing caravan of Central Americans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:27:51

Endangered Yangtze porpoises face shrinking habitat as construction encroaches upon nature reserves

The Yangtze finless porpoise is dubbed the "panda in the water." It is a critically endangered animal, as well as an indicator species of the Yangtze River's eco-system, and has been included in the red list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:33:42

Chinese Singaporeans celebrate ancestral nation's achievements, dismiss Western media misreading

Another taxi driver, surnamed Hong, is from the Teochew area of South China's Guangdong Province. He warmly recommends several Cantonese morning tea restaurants that he loves to visit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:23:23

Chinese cities urged to connect surveillance systems, still lagging behind UK, US in camera density

Video surveillance largely raises Chinese people's sense of security and satisfaction, following the construction of Golden Shield project, the 3111 project, the Sharp Eyes project and now the Smart City project.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:56:24

Ecological restoration turns sewage-infested Chinese village into model for world

Lujia village in Anji county, East China's Zhejiang Province, derives its name from Lu Ban, a Chinese carpenter, engineer and inventor during the Zhou Dynasty (1046BC-221BC). It is said a group of craftsmen settled in the area 500 years ago and established a village on the barren land.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:32:44

Boom in births, breastfeeding resurgence lead to unregulated masseuses

Breastfeeding masseuses are those who offer specialized breast massage to help get the milk flowing in mothers who are having breastfeeding difficulties. The breastfeeding massage market first became popular after the 2008 Chinese milk scandal, when tainted baby formula triggered panic among Chinese parents and prompted many mothers to turn to breastfeeding their newborn babies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 19:03:39

Three of China's poorest counties show how to escape extreme, persistent hardship

Judging from the outside, the six-story building is designed in the traditional Yi ethnic style. After entry, it looks as modern as any apartment in most parts of the nation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 19:00:00

Ethnic drug addicts infected with HIV receive humane care at treatment centers in Southwest China

As of June 30, China reported 820,756 people living with HIV and AIDS. Among them, 253,031 have died from complications due to the virus. Sichuan is struggling to deal with a growing drug problem and rising cases of HIV infection in the poverty-stricken Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 18:53:18

'Chinese Dream' marches through sixth year

The term "Chinese Dream" has been a part of Chinese vernacular for six years, summarizing the aspirations of Chinese people and inspiring them to conquer difficulties and explore new fronts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 18:17:40

Drug addicts infected with HIV receive humane care at rehab centers in Sichuan Province

Every morning at 10 am, Li Duan has to line up and drinks a dose of methadone, a medication used for fighting heroin addiction. This is compulsory for all drug users at the Ziyang Drug Detox Rehab center in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/30 21:22:35

Ancient martial art of bull wrestling adapting to modern era

Inside the arena, 23-year-old Ren Ruzhi is wrestling with an opponent five times his weight: a bull. He holds the two horns of the bull tight, musters all his strength and suddenly yells out loud, as he wrestles the bull to the ground.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 19:28:40

Population of Mongolian horses on the rise as their role shifts from labor to cultural transmission

Now, more and more people are raising horses, not as a production tool, but as a cultural carrier. So far, the number of horses has climbed to 848,000 in Inner Mongolia. An international expo on horse-raising will also be held next year to further boost the industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 19:18:41

China hosts cadets from military academies around the world, boosting ties and mutual understanding

A total of 31 cadets from military academies in 11 countries - Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey - attended this year's event together with 73 Chinese cadets from 11 Chinese PLA academies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:56:13

Charity by fans and donating on behalf of idols a new trend in China

Fans purchase music albums, go to concerts, collect fashion magazines and crowdfund to promote their idols on billboards. Now Chinese fans are reforming fan culture by doing charity work on behalf of their idols.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:42:10

Progress of reform and opening-up can be tracked by changes in Chinese eating habits

For Shanghai husband Hu Shennan, 75, and wife Lou Jingnian, 74, China's reform and opening-up is not an abstract, political phrase that implies the country's quick economic development and enhanced national strength. To them, the phrase is tied to changes of what they and their children have eaten for the past four decades.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:08:41

Work on B&R projects continues as usual amid political infighting in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's political scene has been paralyzed since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena deposed Ranil Wickremesinghe as premier and replaced him with a former rival Mahinda Rajapakse.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 19:18:40

Facial scanning introduced to track livestock as China modernizes pork industry

Swine farms across China may soon be empowered by new pig face recognition technology, allowing farmers to track, feed and manage their livestock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 18:43:03

Soldiers proud to face danger at the edge of a missile testing zone in the Gobi Desert

In the remote and arid Gobi Desert in Northwest China's Gansu Province, three soldiers and a dog guard a data collection station, which is responsible for measuring the results of missile launching tests.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 18:31:42