CHINA

New policies boost winter tourism figures in Tibet


Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has seen a great increase in winter tourism during the past Tibetan New Year and Chinese Lunar New Year holidays thanks to recently released favorable policies.

Japanese college exhibits 35,000 rare photos from WWII aggression

About 35,000 rare photos of China's transportation and culture during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) were exhibited at Kyoto University, and many Chinese netizens were shocked to see them and considered them hard evidence of Japan's invasion of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 22:48:41

China-US trade talks light up

Chinese social media had a field day, as they make lighthearted note about the latest round of high-level trade negotiations between China and the US that opened in Beijing on Thursday, offering some indication of shift in mood toward the tense relations between the world's two biggest economies amid a months-long trade war.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 22:48:40

Chinese stars among highest-earning worldwide

A recent report on the taxes entertainment companies of celebrities paid in 2018 has sparked speculations on how much Chinese celebrities actually earn and a comparison with their foreign peers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 22:43:34

Shaanxi vows to restore mountain environment

The government of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has developed a plan to solve the problem of illegal villas and environment damage in the Qinling Mountains before June and fully restore the mountains' environment by 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 22:03:40

China builds expansive system for the needy

After 40 years of development, China has built a social assistance system that covers people with low subsistence, the disabled, homeless and underage.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 21:58:40

Chinese films galore at Berlin Film Festival

Some 10 Chinese films, featuring topics including China's ethnic groups in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and homosexuality, are scheduled to be screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, with many Chinese movie goers excitedly calling the festival “a big year for Chinese films.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 18:58:40

Chinese paleontologist braves Myanmar's conflict-ridden north in hunt for dinosaur fossils

Many on social media call Xing Lida "the luckiest hands," as he has become famous for his stunning achievements in paleontology - he found the first ancient bird amber, the first dinosaur amber, the first baby bird amber, and many other potential "firsts" of the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 18:48:41

State Council releases vocational education reform implementation plan

China has vowed to cultivate more quality laborers and skilled workers by reforming its vocational education systems, according to a plan for implementing the reform issued by the State Council, or China's cabinet.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 18:38:40

Xinjiang center brings Przewalski's horse back from brink of extinction

A wild horse protection center in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has seen success in its efforts to breed and release the Przewalski's horse, which was once near extinction, into the wild.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 18:33:40

Government and residents join forces in city cleaning efforts

Years ago, a major part of Chinese New Year celebrations in my hometown was setting off firecrackers, which would light up both sides of the Yangtze River. There was romantic nighttime entertainment in the form of firework cruises to the Three Gorges, the world's largest hydropower project, which is about 36 kilometers from the city, during the Spring Festival holidays.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 18:23:41

Will you still love him if your idol grows a beard?

Should men grow it or mow it? This is the latest question taking up space in some people's minds on China's social media as they debate which is sexier, a bearded or a clean shaven man.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:53:40

Shanghai residents' life expectancy hits 83.63 years

The average life expectancy of Shanghai's population on registration reached 83.63 years in 2018, according to Shanghai Municipal Health Commission Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 16:44:40

Oil-cloth umbrella, ancient craftsmanship takes on new life

Wearing a bright colored oil-cloth apron, 50-year-old Zheng Guoming is carefully brushing tung oil on an umbrella cover. Around him are orange oil-cloth umbrellas drying, filling the area with the scent of tung oil.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 16:43:59