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High hopes still placed on AI industry but Chinese investors are becoming more rational

Huang Wei's son sleeps every night with an AI robot developed by Huang. The young boy plays with it every morning when he wakes up, because Huang and his wife are both very busy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:13:42

Viral video of feminine-looking male stars causes Chinese to debate what it means to be a man

A heated debate on China's new feminine-looking male celebrities has flooded Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media platform, as the country's State broadcaster aired four young male singers in its television special First Class of the New Semester on September 1.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 19:18:39

Artificial intelligence takes a leading role in battle against online pornography

A scantily clad female in sexy lingerie was jiggling her breasts on a Chinese live streaming app, a scenario which was immediately identified by an AI porn-identification system. The system promptly raised the alarm for a manual check by a human to decide whether to close the account immediately.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 19:24:19

Fun facts and surprising numbers help explain China's 40 years of reform and opening-up

China's reform and opening-up policy has brought enormous changes to every aspect of the country. Aside from data on the rapid economic growth in the past four decades, statistics from other fields, especially religion and population, also reflect changes in the Chinese society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 18:18:39

Senior citizens among highest-risk groups for contracting HIV and AIDS, usually through sexual contact

A 2016 report by the Xinhua News Agency said about 13,000 Chinese males aged above 60 were diagnosed as living with HIV or AIDS in the first nine months of 2016, 3.6 times the number in 2010, and nearly six times the number of those aged 15 to 24.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 17:03:40

China gradually shifts from factory for Japan to its main market, economic competitor

For most people born in the 1980s in China, Japanese goods were a part of their life. As young children, they may remember a green Sharp refrigerator placed in the living room next to a 29-inch Sony color TV set on which they watched cartoons during every summer holiday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:33:42

Lab for experimenting on rats opens in Guangdong

A group of animals live in an apartment worth 100,000 yuan ($14,643) per square meter in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, and drink water that goes through three levels of filtration. People who want to meet with these animals need to pass quarantine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 18:34:37

Demand for Chinese-speaking nannies rises as US elites scramble to teach Putonghua to their young children

Jordan Van Voast, an American living in Seattle, shelled the dried bean pods harvested from his garden and placed the seeds one by one into a bowl, counting in Chinese, "yi er san," meaning "1, 2, 3." A 3-year-old boy repeated after him.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 18:31:39

Patriotism helps the caretakers of South China Sea navigation buoys endure loneliness and danger

Before starting his job taking care of the navigation beacons on Yongxing Island of Sansha, 25-year-old Lu Yuanming imaged the place as an attractive spot like Maldives. But his life of working and living in China's southernmost region is not what he had imagined at all.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 17:53:40

Volunteer Chinese teacher bicycles 16,000 kilometers back home

For Yuan Jianglei, two years as a volunteer teaching Chinese in Benin's Confucius Institute wasn't enough time for him to explore Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 22:15:39

Firefighters from across nation come to the rescue after reservoir discharges

The national highway G308 across Shouguang in East China's Shandong Province looks unusually desolate after the area was recently hit by the most severe flooding in over 40 years. The road, commonly used to transport the city's vegetables, is now blocked off to allow villagers to lay out and dry their crops.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 19:29:37

GQ article refuted after implying Chinese government is behind theft of treasures overseas

By connecting a series of cultural relic thefts that happened in European museums together and using leading questions, the New York-based men's magazine GQ implied in an article that the Chinese government is a "buyer of the stolen cultural relics."
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 19:23:40

Paintings of President Xi soar in popularity

Chinese President Xi Jinping kicks a football vigorously. In the background, dozens of people, dressed in traditional ethnic costumes, cheer and wave the Chinese national flag.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/28 20:23:56

China's success at attracting skilled researchers draws ire of US

It's the 10th year since one of China's most important talent recruitment plans, the Thousand Talents Plan, was put into action.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/27 18:43:16

Taiwan village chief carries ashes of former Kuomintang soldiers to their mainland hometowns, one urn at a time

Liu De-wen, the chief of a Taiwanese village, helps fulfill the last dream of the local elderly people: to bring their ashes across the Taiwan Straits to a peaceful resting place in their hometowns.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 17:33:39

Synthetic drug dealers spread to China's countryside, targeting farmers, migrant workers

The moment a drug enforcement officer surnamed He drove past an Audi on the streets of Yingshan county, Hebei Province, he immediately noted that the driver seemed “unusual.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 19:23:40

China's specialized robots are ready to counter potential nuclear leaks, military threats

China is developing specialized robots for firefighting, disaster relief, security monitoring and military applications.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 18:41:30

Investigative journalism slumps as reporters are sidelined by social media, poor salary

According to an industry report on investigative journalists conducted by media professor Zhang Zhian in 2017, head of the School of Communication and Design of Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, there were only 175 registered investigative journalists in China in 2017, which is about half of the 334 investigative journalists six years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 19:38:26