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Thousands of women seek their roots decades after being sold in boy-preferring rural China

These girls were unwanted by their biological families mostly due to a combination of a rural preference for boys and the then-family planning policy that restricted most families to only one child.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 19:38:39

Chinese military arrives in Russia for annual drills, bringing state-of-the-art hardware

Chinese military officers arrived in Russia on Friday to participate in the upcoming International Army Games 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/22 17:48:39

Singapore NGO brings business leaders and academics to North Korea to teach about market economies

The organization also arranges for experts and scholars who are interested in North Korea to visit the country at their own expense. The visitors are required to give free lectures on subjects such as business, finance, law and economic policy to North Koreans. Choson Exchange also utilizes the organization's ample North Korea knowledge to help policymakers, researchers and international media better understand the country's economic environment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 19:33:39

Despite ongoing trade friction, no boycott against US products due to two nations' intertwined interests

Many netizens are showing support and confidence for China in the trade row, with many expressing solidarity with the Chinese government. Some even likened the conflict to the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 19:38:39

Private rescue teams bloom across China, despite scarcity of funds and official support

Zhu Lijia, a professor of public management at the Chinese Academy of Governance, told the Global Times that the development of private rescue forces shows the improvement of China's society. The general public's civil awareness is awakening and they are willing to take responsibilities in social affairs. It's a positive sign in the civil society, he said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 18:58:19

Meteorite treasure hunting leaves local paddies unattended, sparking family disputes

The word quickly spread that the meteorite fragments are valuable. Farmers working in the sugarcane fields found several stones. This sent the villagers into a crazed hunt for the fragments in the surrounding fields. Many meteorite hunters from out-of-town came to join the search, feeding the frenzy. Rumors spread about the high prices that could be fetched.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 18:48:40

US starts to drown in waste that China will no longer accept

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: It has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China. Some US recycling plants have broken a major taboo and no longer bother sorting plastic and paper, and instead simply send it straight to landfills.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/15 18:13:14

As bike sharing bubble bursts, manufacturers are hit from all sides

According to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the total annual bike output was 53.03 million in 2016, while the number rose to 58.99 million in 2017, thanks to the prosperous sharing boom. However, with the rise and fall of bike sharing firms, the manufacturing industry across the country is also suffering from dramatic damage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 18:13:40

Conservatives in Catholic Church close ranks to stall dialogue with China, but won't succeed: analysts

All signs have shown that the conservative camp within the Church is closing ranks against the Pope on the China issue. In addition to voicing his concerns on his blog, Cardinal Zen has also reportedly been seeking an alliance with conservatives in the Catholic Church to back his cause this year. But experts say while China's strict religious regulations and dissent inside the Catholic Church will pose obstacles, the dialogue will likely move forward with the commitment of Pope Francis.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 19:11:21

Swindlers use fake IDs and fabricated stories to fool donors on crowdfunding sites

Convincing photos, official medical records and testimonials of friends and families - all of these elements can be purchased online. A carefully orchestrated fraud can be easily set up for less than a thousand yuan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 19:50:53

A first-hand look at how ordinary people in Central Asia benefit from cooperation with China

Most of the local people interviewed by the Global Times remain largely optimistic about projects from China's Belt and Road (B&R) initiative due to the potential to boost development, create employment opportunities and offer an economic boost.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 18:33:39

Volunteers race against time to rescue capsize victims in Thailand

The Thai navy rescue force and two rescue teams from China continued their efforts in Thailand's Phuket on Sunday, even as the death toll from a sunken ship on Thursday continues to rise. Fourteen people remain missing, and 42 bodies have been recovered.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/8 20:08:39

Added visa scrutiny for Chinese researchers shows US vigilance against China's technology rise

According to Shen Pengfei, a US visa consultant at popular Chinese overseas education company JJL Overseas Education Consulting and Service Co, Ltd, "More visa applications related to high-tech industries are checked. In the past, the ratio of checked applications was 1:10, now it is around 3:10. The document review takes more than a month," Shen said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 19:41:45

New books about Xi Jinping thought and his early days spark creation of study groups

A series of books, either explaining Xi's thought in different areas or documenting his early years, have been published since May, and study sessions have been organized in universities, local governments, media organizations and among the general public to allow more people to learn about his ideas and life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 20:18:40

Makeup for Chinese men signals new attitudes toward gender

Fang Junping, or "Junping the Devil," as he calls himself on Weibo, has more than 4 million fans. He regularly publishes videos explaining different skin products and does advertisements for his online shop and cosmetics brands. In comments, he also receives lots of questions related to fashion or beauty. Male beauty bloggers and vloggers like Fang are becoming more common in China. They've driven up the market on male cosmetics, leading a new trend in fashion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 19:03:40

Myanmar drug users decline to present ID cards so as to stay in China's rehab centers for better treatment

Arden is one of many foreign drug addicts at the No.6 rehab center who use this loophole to remain in China's internationally lauded rehabilitation centers, where they enjoy better care than they can get back home.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 18:53:39

1,000-member chorus sings red classic to celebrate 97th anniversary of the Communist Party of China

More than 1,000 Chinese gathered together in Yichuan county of Yan'an, Shaanxi Province, on Friday to sing the classic red song "Yellow River Cantata" as part of celebrations for the anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is celebrated each year on July 1st.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 18:43:39

China's loose legal supervision leaves private information of 1.3 billion people open for exploitation by data analysts

Due to the loose legal supervision, many data analysts are subject to following their own fluid set of rules, based merely on self-discipline, according to analysts interviewed by the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 19:10:10