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Scavengers solved Beijing’s trash problem for years, but now their business is fading

Big Chinese cities like Beijing still lack an effective official garbage sorting system. Instead, thousands of tons of reusable trash are recycled by an army of scavengers.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/21 19:38:39

Parents sacked for breaking one-child policy want their jobs back

Following the liberalization of the country's family planning policy, hundreds of parents who were sacked for having a second child have started to ask for their old jobs back.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/20 18:38:39

Olympic champion transforms lives of rural family, inspires positive view of daughters

The success of Chinese women's volleyball team, especially their gold-winning victory at the Rio Olympics, has brought changes to ace spiker Zhu Ting's home village.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/19 19:18:39

Former Paralympic gold medalist finds new purpose as motivational speaker

As the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro come to an end, the Chinese team has come on top of the medal table with more than 100 gold medals, as well as multiple new world records.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/18 18:33:39

Outed on campus

Though Chinese society has shown signs of increasing tolerance toward sexual minorities, student LGBT activists say that they still face discrimination and even bullying on campus.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/13 19:43:39

Protecting panda habitats involves planting bamboo, lifting neighbors out of poverty

In the past decades, the Chinese government has invested a lot of effort into saving the giant panda, both in protecting its natural habitat and in raising the species in breeding centers.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/12 18:53:40

Beijing once again vows to renovate the shantytown in its CBD

Just a few dozen meters away from Beijing's booming "central business district" lies a shanty village, in which bungalows and illegally built makeshift houses sit squeezed together in the shadows of glitzy, glass office buildings.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/11 18:48:39

Mao business

Manufacturers of statues of Mao Zedong in Shaoshan, the leader's birthplace, have seen their businesses slow down.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/8 19:18:39

Seasoned travelers give practical tips for driving in Xinjiang

Xinjiang attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, but driving oneself over the Uyghur Autonomous Region's dusty roads to see its mountains and lakes, deserts and historical sites on one's own schedule is an increasingly popular way to see this part of Central Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/7 21:18:39

Plagued by mounting waste, China’s megacities resort to illegal trash dumping

A dozen people were recently detained for illegally transporting garbage from Shanghai to neighboring Jiangsu Province and dumping it in a lake.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/6 19:13:39

China upgrades corruption fight at Hangzhou summit

Defeating corruption has been a key issue for China during its term as holder of the rotating G20 Presidency.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/5 19:53:39

Experts envision G20 as a long-term global governance platform

The world's eyes are on Hangzhou as the 11th G20 summit is being held in the East China city.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/4 19:33:39

As traditional family lifestyle breaks down, more youngsters are living solo than ever before

The phenomenon of young people living by themselves has led to the development of some products tailored to these singletons like live broadcasts of people eating and books about this lifestyle.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/1 20:28:39

Officials and workers sent to aid Tibet's development, boost unity

In order to develop Tibet and keep it tightly linked with the rest of China, the central government launched a program in the 1980s to send officials and workers to the region.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/31 19:18:39

Wealthy Chinese patients going abroad for latest drugs, better service

As China becomes wealthier, more and more well-to-do patients are going abroad to seek the finest medication and treatment money can buy.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/30 18:28:39

One-child policy enforcers have to find new roles after liberalization

As family planning policy enforcement becomes less important due to the policy loosening and the fact that people are increasingly satisfied with having smaller families, China's millions of family planning workers face budget cuts and redundancy. Some grass-roots family planning workers have been transferred to other posts, some have taken time off to have a second child and some have stayed on to ensure there are "better" births.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/29 19:23:39

Human remains, pottery found in China's 4-millennia Dongzhao Ruins

Among the farmlands in the west suburbs of Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, the Dongzhao Ruins, named as one of China's top archaeological discoveries of 2014, cover an area of more than 100 million square meters.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/28 19:43:39

Holiday from hardship

The Xinjiang authorities aim to bring 300,000 residents out of poverty through tourism by 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/25 19:08:39