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Myanmar border town is an attraction and trap for Chinese gamblers

Many casinos have emerged in Myanmar, Russia, Laos, Vietnam and North Korea to profit from Chinese tourists.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 19:08:39

Observers discuss South China Sea, economic challenges and more at Global Times annual conference

The Global Times Annual Conference was held on Saturday in Beijing, with dozens of officials, experts and public figures in various fields participating.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 19:33:39

Woman leads ‘agency’ that helps scorned wives beat home wreckers, gather evidence

Over the past decade, she has worked on thousands of cases and believes that beating mistress can cure a scorned wife's illnesses.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 19:28:39

Macao gambling firms’ trip to red site met with amusement, anger online

A group of some 60 staff members from Macao's casino industry recently visited red site Jinggangshan for a one-week patriotic course, sparking discussions from mainland netizens over its significance.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 19:23:39

Trump scares environmentalists worldwide, who eye China for support

Many environmentalist are worried about losing what progress has been made on climate change after Donald Trump is inaugurated as US president, given his repeated denial of the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 19:08:39

Former residences of celebrities decay in Beijing as renovation projects falter

Of the 332 historical residences in downtown Beijing, only 80 are in good condition.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 19:33:40

Disarmed hunters return to forests after attempting to transition to urban life

More than 10 years since the local government began to move Ewenki people out of their native forests, some members of the small ethnic group have returned to resume their traditional lifestyle.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 18:38:39

Huge Malaysia housing projects just one way Chinese demand reshaping SE Asia

Malaysia’s housing prices are currently at a low level due to Malaysia’s currency depreciation. But this means it’s a great opportunity for foreigners to invest here.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 19:08:39

Amateur documentarians collect oral testimony of great famine in 1960s

A number of college students have participated in a program to document oral histories of the great famine of 1959-61, an experience that they say has given them chances to rediscover their home villages and inspired them to care more about their development.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 19:48:39

Curious tourists still want a glimpse of North Korea despite sanctions

Tourists can see the houses of North Korean soldiers and ordinary residents, as well as people living across the river, including male and female soldiers on patrol, fishermen and civilians waiting to board ships.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/4 18:48:39

Doctors from other regions help Tibet with its high rate of child congenital disease

Help came in the form of outside hospitals sending doctors and nurses to Tibet to conduct health checkups and perform surgeries, as well as bringing patients to Sichuan for surgery.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/6 18:58:39

Overseas NGOs benefit from anti-graft drive but have to adapt to a stringent new law

Overseas NGOs have found themselves facing more suspicion and seen the funds decline. As China counts down toward its deadline in the fight against poverty, they still believe they can help the country.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 19:18:39

Govt tries to use Web to track down the 300k seniors who go missing annually

The government is employing online crowd-based technology to search for the hundreds of thousands of elderly people that go missing in China every year.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/1 20:13:40

China mulls nuclear safety law as number of reactors set to rank 2nd in world

China has been building nuclear facilities at a rapid pace, and pressure has been mounting in the country to create a specific nuclear safety law. Experts say that apart from technical safety, transparency and participation are equally important in making the public feel safer.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/30 19:08:39

Slow and steady in SA

A massive urban construction project in South Africa, financed by a Chinese company, has progressed slowly due to business uncertainties and amid concerns of Chinese "neo-colonialism" by a few locals, which have been rejected by others.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/29 19:43:39

Child labor in clothing sweatshops exposes weak law enforcement

A news video taken undercover at a factory last week revealed how common child laborers are in Chinese clothing factories and the black market chain behind this phenomena.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/28 19:38:39

Site of former Chinese nuclear factory becomes ghost town

Every day, taxi driver You Zhirong sits in front of a shop, waiting for his next customer. Visitors hardly ever come to his hometown in Northwest China’s Gansu Province. In fact, most don’t even know how to get there.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/27 15:48:39

Trans people resort to self-dosing, surgery overseas as medical system locks them out

Due to the difficulty of accessing the medical resources they need and the barriers to getting sex reassignment surgery in China, the country’s transgender people are turning to online pharmacies and going overseas for operations. An almost total lack of expert medical guidance poses major health risks, but activists are working to change things.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 19:08:39