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China looks to non-manufacturing sector as new economic powerhouse

A trade fair in Beijing has shown that China is steadily steering toward knowledge and technology-intensive services.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/5 18:38:40

Private space companies draw inspiration from successful rocket launch at sea

China's “CZ-11 WEY” rocket was successfully launched at sea for the first time on Wednesday, giving a much needed boost to the country's space industry. Although the rocket was designed and built by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology – part of a state-owned space conglomerate – the country's private rocket companies enthusiastically cheered its successful launch.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 19:17:49

Intensified competition prompts wig industry to look to Africa

With the Belt and Road Initiative boosting the living standards of people in Africa, on top of mounting tariffs levied by the US government, which is affecting exports to the US market, the city has decided to turn its focus on African countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 15:53:40

Xinjiang's Kizil Caves showcase history of exchanges between East and West

There are 339 caves at the site with a total of 4,000 square meters of wall paintings and some colorful clay sculptures within them. All these caves were carved into the cliff of a mountain extending two kilometers from east to west.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:01:24

China's new Type 055 destroyer among best in the world: experts

Chinese military enthusiasts have been dreaming for decades to see China have a 10,000-ton-class destroyer. Finally, the first domestically developed Type 055 Nanchang made its parade debut as a special birthday present to the PLA Navy, as the warship will reportedly join its North China Sea Fleet. Between 1840 and 1949, China suffered more than 470 invasions by foreign powers from the sea. With the help of the Type 055 destroyer, a warship described by Chinese military experts as world class, fewer foreign hostile forces will have the ability to repeat such attacks.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 18:28:40

Senior citizens gather at Beijing park to find new potential partners

Under the swaying willows on a Tuesday afternoon in the early summer at Changpu River Park, one can see many people in their senior years chatting. Male visitors here are ready to talk to anyone as soon as they make eye contact. The park itself is famous for being a place where elderly citizens can seek a relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 19:50:17

Southern-dominated tea industry takes off in the north

"In the past, people saw planting southern tea in North China as a daydream. But we made it," said Qu Baomin, 42, a tea-planter who successfully brought southern tea to Taihang Mountains and started mass production.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/3 18:13:39

Challenges remain in enforcing smoking ban in malls, restaurants

A video showing Chinese teenage heartthrob Wang Yuan smoking in a restaurant in Beijing recently made a splash on social media, enraging some of his fans who said he had ruined his "good boy" image.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 18:16:30

Recruitment ceremony looks to bring more young people into army

A military recruitment drive and press conference were held on May 31 at Wuchang Polytechnic College in Central China's Hubei Province to attract more young students to join the military.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 16:33:39

Report highlights key factors in Chinese children's happiness

The happiness of Chinese children has not seen much fluctuation in the past decade, according to a report on the happiness index of Chinese children recently published by a research institute.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:23:40

Relocation of southwestern Tibetan township gives villagers new opportunities on life

"I used to make a living by working on the family farm and, at times of the year when there was less farming work, doing various part-time jobs outside my village such as waiting tables, promoting sales and handing out leaflets," Lobsang Norbu told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 16:18:40

China embarks on PE reform to tackle deteriorating student health

A group of elementary school students play golf on the grassy area of a playground, while another group of boys next to them perform a dragon dance. This kind of "mashup" of Western sports and Chinese traditional folk activities in elementary schools in Chengguan district of Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province, is not an uncommon sight.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 18:48:40

Experts laud knowledge-based industry approach for city's achievements

The city of Shenzhen, which was originally a small fishing village, has realized rapid development to become the Silicon Valley of China thanks to a knowledge-based industry approach, according to an African expert.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/29 16:53:40

VR industry ready to take off as government gets behind sector

The market size of China's virtual reality (VR) industry is expected to reach 30.09 billion yuan ($4.36 billion) next year: Chinese research firm Askci Corp
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 18:18:40

Trial of suspect in Chinese scholar kidnap and murder case to begin next week

The trial of Brendt Christensen, who is charged with kidnapping and murdering visiting Chinese scholar 26-year-old Zhang Yingying in 2017, is scheduled to start on June 3 at the federal courthouse in Peoria, the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 18:13:40

BRI turns Cambodian boy from souvenir peddler to international student

Fifteen-year-old Cambodian boy Thuch Salik never expected to become the first Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) talent at an international school in China in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 18:08:40

20 years after returning to China, Macao finds new prosperity in diversifying industries

Culture, food, medicine and science… Macao has gained more tags other than gambling
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/27 17:33:40

Hundreds of Chinese poets compete using trade war as the backdrop

After an anti-US trade war song hit Chinese social media, another string of anti-US sentiment grew among Chinese poets who spontaneously wrote hundreds of poems charged with patriotism against intense US aggression.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/27 18:18:40