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Belt and Road initiative boosts China's film coproductions with rest of the world

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), and film has become a new channel for countries alongside the two routes to communicate and cooperate.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 18:53:39

Dream job of panda caretaker involves both bliss and danger

When asked what the best job in the world is, some people might say panda keeper. However, the real life of panda keepers might not be as sweet as people imagine. Actually, it is tiring and even dangerous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 18:13:40

Elite European clubs open schools in China amid nation's soccer ambition

Sun Pengfei, a soccer teacher in the countryside of East China's Shandong Province, can now coach his students on how to play soccer with German theories and techniques.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 20:03:40

Skiing center Zhangjiakou harnesses new energy for the 2022 Olympics

Zhangjiakou in North China's Hebei Province is speeding up its efforts to create a clean and green Winter Olympic Games in 2022. It is transforming itself from a small city near the capital Beijing to a skiing destination dubbed “international Zhang.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 19:33:41

Cities mull ban on e-cigarettes in public even though China is the biggest producer

Chen Yang (pseudonym), 10, enjoys puffing on the new device that she bought in a shop near her school. It's an e-cigarette, and popular among her classmates.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 19:23:39

Import expo, Belt and Road initiative help Egyptians find huge markets in China

Have you ever had a taste of Egyptian oranges, the delicacy favored by the Pharaoh? Despite the long distance between Egypt and China, these oranges are now within easy reach as the countries open up to each other and engage in cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 19:03:40

Young Chinese turn to bald humor amid mounting work pressure

Self-deprecating humor on baldness among young people has become more intensive on China's social media in recent months.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 19:38:41

China's younger generation spends more on pets, regarding them as 'family members'

Wang Junyue, a 24-year-old girl from Beijing, spends one-tenth of her salary on her furry family member, a 7-month-old cat, for food, daily necessaries, toys and grooming.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/6 18:53:39

Science researchers in China caught between idealism and slender paychecks

A job recruitment ad in Southwest China's Guizhou Province to hire researchers with a yearly salary of 100,000 yuan ($14,500) has attracted national attention recently and become a topic of conversation for Ying Ying (pseudonym) and her colleagues.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 19:03:39

Top Chinese universities open new schools in response to rural vitalization drive

Since last December, six Chinese universities have announced decisions to establish agricultural schools or institutions, marking a renaissance for the traditional discipline.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 18:28:39

Travelers see instant benefits from opening of world's longest bridge in South China

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) was officially opened in South China on October 23, and many people are interested in the new option to travel on the world's longest bridge over the sea. This Global Times reporter bought a ticket on the Hong Kong-Macao shuttle bus on November 1 to experience the journey on the HZMB.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 19:18:39

Import expo showcases the debut of many high-end and cutting-edge items

The China International Import Expo (CIIE) opens at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on Monday, and runs for six days until November 10.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 18:53:40

Families of deadly bus plunge victims wait for those still missing in Yangtze River

After four days' search and salvage, a passenger bus that plunged off a bridge in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality was pulled out from the Yangtze River at 11:30 pm on October 31. No survivors have been found.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 19:53:41

Teenage boy bands garner increasing international fan base for Chinese pop culture

Boy Story is one of the many young idol groups that have emerged in the past two years in China. The trend came after the TFBoys' miracle. Each of the three teenage members of TFBoys, has grown into a national superstar with tens of millions of fans, ranging from school children to middle-aged parents. The national enthusiasm for idols is at an all time high this year, which has been dubbed China's "Year One for Idols."
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 19:38:40

China cracks down on exaggerated online service ratings with tougher penalties

Mafengwo, a major user-generated travel content website in China, was thrown into the spotlight last week after a viral online article claimed it used numerous fake user comments to manipulate its website, improve its image and lure investors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 20:23:40

Independent content creators blasted for harming young followers with sensual images, distorted values

With the rapid rise of social media platforms in China such as Sina Weibo, WeChat official accounts, and TikTok, so-called “self-media” by independent content creators developed at rocket-speed in recent years, and a large number of internet celebrities have emerged as a new but influential force with a huge fan base.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:28:41

Japan's end of official assistance to China sparks reflections on ties

Two days before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Beijing, Japan decided to discontinue its 40-year Official Development Assistance (ODA) to China, which started with the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship in 1979.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 19:23:44

Young Xinjiang players train at top Chinese clubs in boost for national unity

There have been about 70 Xinjiang players who studied at the school since then including Mirahmetjan Muzepper, the first Xinjiang local to play for China's national team. Some soccer fans invest special hope in Xinjiang players, seeing them as a potential solution to the national team's decades of global humiliation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 18:58:40