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Human trafficking victims marvel at fast eradicating of people smuggling in China

The tragic 39 Essex truck deaths put stowaway groups at the epicenter of global attention. Smuggling abroad once was a popular phenomenon for some Chinese, especially in villages of coastal areas such as Fujian and Zhejiang provinces during the 1980s and 1990s. Since China's economy continued to boom in the 2000s and the Chinese government tightened border regulations, the number of people smuggled across the border has slumped. More and more of the early overseas Chinese smuggled out choose to return home to invest and start their own businesses in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 19:32:02

Female Tibetan intellectuals unify to serve more women

The Tibet Autonomous Region set up the League of Women Intellectuals last month - the first social organization initiated by female intellectuals from all walks of life in the region. The league's chairperson told the Global Times the group will not only unify women scholars in Tibet, but benefit more women in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 19:18:40

Xinjiang exposes latest cases of illicit online activity

The Cyberspace Administration and Public Security Department in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region released six cases of spreading illegal information online and punishments of individuals who violated anti-terrorism laws, Xinjiang Daily reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 17:02:37

Protesters grip Santiago, Chile amid cancelation of conferences

Chile's withdrawal of its hosting of the 2019 APEC summit and the COP25 climate change summit shocked the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/4 19:43:39

Record number of foreign firms participate in second import expo

The second China International Import Expo (CIIE) is set to kick off on Tuesday in Shanghai. More than 3,000 companies from more than 150 countries and regions will attend the CIIE's company exhibition, exceeding the first CIIE's attendance figures from last year.
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2019/11/4 18:33:40

A hospital's practices attract curiosity, but some former patients are not happy

Chinese medical experts called for strengthening management of folk cures after a controversy regarding a hospital in Central China that used local injection to treat cerebral palsy and claimed a 97-percent effective rate, despite cerebral nerve injuries widely considered to be irreversible.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/3 17:53:40

Scholars, officials of China's neighboring countries discuss boundary cooperation in Beijing

Boundaries for some may just be a few lines on a map far away from their daily lives. When crossing a border there is no line between one country and another. The landscape might even be the same. Borders, however, have been seen as the "life line" for a country's sovereignty, territorial integrity, stability and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/3 16:38:39

How a young graduate's brief pit stop became a lifelong passion

Li Yunhe places brown framed glasses snuggly upon his eyes. A white lens splits the lenses into two with one for recreational use and the other set for his profession, restoring murals in the Mogao Grottoes in Northwest China's Gansu Province. Li has been at it for 63 years, helping restore more than 4,000 square meters of murals.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 21:18:40

Stories behind the map

A glimpse of the map of China shows the country's long boundary lines. As a country with one of the longest boundary lines and most neighboring countries in the world, China's demarcation work with other countries is complicated. Officials and scholars shared "stories behind the map" at an international conference on boundary cooperation, which was jointly held by the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of China's foreign ministry and the Belt and Road School of Beijing Normal University on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/1 23:14:37

Macao youth have a strong sense of national identity: Vice Rector of the University of Macau

The University of Macau is the only public comprehensive university in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR). In August 2014, the university was officially moved to its new campus located in Hengqin Island, Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 20:36:48

Netizens applaud limousine owner's friendly demeanor amid collision

The owner of a Mercedes SUV, who got an in traffic collision, received praise from Chinese netizens when he was still able to smile and take photos amid the damage.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 19:18:40

China to train foreign technicians in deep ocean industry, promote a common future

China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) on October 18, in accordance with Beijing's mission of sharing its resources and technology in oceanic exploration, as well as assisting developing countries to participate in maritime pursuits. The MOU established the first ever joint training and research center offering free training to aspiring technicians from developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 19:08:40

Protesters around the world rely on social media to incite anti-government movements

Miquel, a high school student from Tarragona, northeastern Spain's Catalonia region, traveled to Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, to join an anti-government protest on October 21, when young protesters chanted out slogans like "Free Catalonia!" and "Down with fascism!"
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 20:48:40

From the Middle to Far East

Trying lamian, or beef noodles, visiting tourist spots... journalists from the Arab world marveled at Lanzhou's urban development and religious freedom during a tour to Northwest China's Gansu Province for an informative people-to-people exchange.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 18:38:40

CNN's reports on China show discrimination, a strong color of Cold War ideology

"Don't be too CNN-like!" reads an Internet catchphrase popular 11 years ago that recently resurfaced in China as Chinese netizens accused CNN of owing the 39 Essex lorry tragedy victims, as well as Chinese people, an apology, not to mention "so many historical bills the media bears responsibility for."
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 22:33:40

Environmental authority to further enhance maritime ecology protection

China's environmental authority vowed on Tuesday to step up legislative efforts in environmental protection of the seas and announced policy achievements for this year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 18:48:40

Chinese experience, technology help solve 'the most staggering disaster of the 20th century'

The rust fish boats in the ship graveyard of Muyqak, a small town in Uzbekistan, are a famous tourist spot for people all over the world, eager to get a glimpse of the town.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 18:38:40

HK police shows restraint as those around the world use force to clamp down on protests

Despite the different reasons for the protests in these countries, the police and relevant departments hold the same firm attitude on dealing with protests. Compared to them, Hong Kong police, who have experienced serious threats for the past weeks, are restrained and cautious.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/28 20:43:40