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Chinese Catholics split over cardinal’s article about China-Vatican negotiations

How China and the Vatican City will improve ties has been under close scrutiny in recent months, with a top Catholic Church leader recently hinting that talks between the two sides over the key bishop appointing issue have made progress.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/18 19:18:39

Chinese fans of S.Korean pop culture stay loyal despite rumored ban

While some Chinese fans have decided to boycott Korean culture, many hardcore supporters have chosen to stick with their beloved idols.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/17 19:33:39

Chinese public unfazed by sluggish medal winning at Rio Games

The ongoing Rio Olympic Games is probably the most relaxed games ever for China.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/16 19:43:39

Beijing struggles to attract high-end firms for its second center

In order to take pressure off Beijing’s central districts, suburban Tongzhou has been designated as a “second city center” and some municipal and national government bodies are gradually moving there. Amid the massive construction going on in the district, the government is struggling to fill the gap left by “undesirable” companies and relocated locals with talented people and high-end firms.
Source: Agencies | 2016/8/15 18:18:39

School of fish trains China's future Olympic champions

Swimming is one of Team China's trump cards, a fact proved once again at the ongoing 2016 Rio Olympic Games. As of Sunday, Chinese swimmers have scooped up six medals in the swimming pool.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/14 19:13:39

Chinese death taboo makes it hard to develop care homes despite aging society

Despite skyrocketing demand, firms trying to start care homes for the elderly people are facing not-in-my-backyard protests.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/11 19:53:39

Xinjiang primary school dominates national youth football

The football team of Urumqi's No.5 Primary School have won all four under-13 titles at the international Weifang Cup and repeatedly beat teams from South Korea and Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/10 19:28:39

As Guangzhou African community shrinks, other Chinese cities see growing numbers

Yiwu, home to the world's biggest wholesale market, is also becoming a hub for China-Africa trade as its African community thrives.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/9 18:58:39

CPC steps up efforts to bring students back from foreign schools into its fold

From restriction to preferential treatment, the central government’s attitude toward students who have studied overseas has transformed over the years. By the end of last year there were 2.2 million such students that have returned to China. Through giving them more support and setting up Party committees within their associations, the CPC has stepped up efforts to increase its influence over this dynamic group.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/8 19:23:39

Wannabe actors in China's Hollywood

Nicknamed China's Hollywood, Hengdian attracts thousands of young people looking to pursue their dream of making a name for themselves in the country's booming movie industry.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/7 19:23:40

US eye in South Korea

The planned deployment of a US-built missile defense system in South Korea has created headaches for Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/4 19:33:40

Expanding Party’s reach to freelancers, new media workers is proving challenging

The United Front Work Department recently set up a new bureau to reach out to China's "new social stratum" including new media professionals, freelancers and other non-Party intellectuals.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/3 19:18:21

Experts worry religious extremism is infiltrating major Chinese cities

Religious extremism is spreading in China faster than before, and its impact is greater than ever, affecting Chinese cities and even students on campus, experts warned.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/2 21:33:39

Sports schools used to nurture China’s medalists, but are short of students now

On the eve of the Rio Olympic Games, the country’s sports training system seems to be on the verge of breaking down. Less and less parents want to put their children through such tough training, and some schools have been forced to shut down due to a lack of students.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/31 18:23:39

Nation commemorates 40th anniversary of Tangshan earthquake

Tragic memories have come to mind once again upon the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Tangshan, North China's Hebei Province, 150 kilometers from Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/28 19:13:00

The Philippines risks 'becoming a big US military base' amid sea tensions: observer

Recently, military cooperation between the US and the Philippines has increased, with the most clear example being the growing US military presence in Philippine military bases - some of which used to be the US's own bases. Even though the Philippine public is pro-US in general, some are worried that the growing American presence may increase tensions in the South China Sea region.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/27 20:03:00

Facing strictest-ever fishing ban, fishermen head – sometimes illegally – to foreign waters

As the fishing resources of China's coastal regions are shrinking, many Chinese fishermen are having to look further afield for the catch of the day. Some have even resorted to illegally fishing in other countries' waters, which can cause political tensions to spike.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/26 20:33:00

Lab churns out infertile male mosquitoes to control insect population

The world's biggest “mosquito factory” in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province pumps out around 3 million mosquitoes a week, all infected with a bacteria that means these pests will help fight the spread of diseases like Zika, malaria and yellow fever.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/25 18:58:01