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Chinese, US scientists’ research may help cure cancer, epilepsy, aging


When Yuan Yingjin turned 54 on March 10, he had two unusual presents: some yeast chromosomes and acclaim in China's national news.

Blacklist for pollution data fakes

Enterprises that have repeatedly violated regulations on faking environmental data should be put on a government "blacklist," experts said, warning that manipulating data could affect environmental policy-making and damage local government's stature.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 23:43:39

Beckham’s ‘48 hours in China’ post sparks netizen controversy

He may be celebrated for getting the ball in the back of the net, but British footballer David Beckham sparked controversy this weekend, after posting a video entitled "Great 48 hours in China" following a visit to Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 23:33:39

Suspect nabbed for building blast that killed five

Police have arrested a suspect in Saturday’s explosion at an apartment building in Baotou, North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region that killed five, according to the Baotou police’s official Weibo account.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 23:24:21

Officials sacked after 20 died in Guangdong care center within 49 days

The Party chief of Xinfeng county, South China's Guangdong Province, as well as several senior county government officials, were fired for dereliction of duty after 20 people died at a local welfare home within 49 days this year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 21:33:39

Headmaster removed, detained for 10 days for taking lewd pictures of child

An elementary school headmaster in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been removed from his position and detained by police after it was revealed he removed the trousers of a female student and took pictures of her.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 20:08:39

Farmers encouraged to diversify crops to battle corn oversupply

Tractors, plow and combine harvesters, now that spring has arrived, the machinery in Fu Haiwei's rural cooperative is ready for this year's farming.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 20:08:39

Drug addiction on the rise in China: report

The number of drug addicts in China is still slowly growing, a report released by the National Narcotics Control Commission said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 19:11:13

China seizes 430.6 kg cocaine in 2016

Chinese police confiscated 430.6 kg of cocaine in 64 smuggling cases in 2016, according to a report issued by the National Narcotics Control Commission Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 19:11:02

14 held over fatal south China construction site accident

Fourteen people are being held in police custody for their roles in a power plant construction site accident in southern China's Guangzhou city that killed nine workers and injured two others Saturday, according to a press conference Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 19:10:42

Macao's unemployment rate rises to 2.0 pct

Macao's unemployment rate in a three-month period ending February rose by 0.1 percentage point from 1.9 percent of the same period last year, figures released by the statistics authority showed on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 19:09:34

In China’s northeastern border towns, the young go to S. Korea, the old fear crimes from across the river

As soon as one walks into Sanhe, a town in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Northeast China’s Jilin Province, the desolation is plain to see. When entering the town, the Global Times reporter stumbled upon an activity center with its rusty sign fallen onto the hard dirt below. Some elderly men were sitting inside playing cards and mahjong, their only task all day long.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 19:08:39

Chinese president congratulates Hungarian president on reelection

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to Hungarian President Janos Ader on March 20 to congratulate him on his reelection as the head of state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 19:07:15

Nearly 1.4 million Chinese couples filed for divorce in court in 2016

Chinese courts heard nearly 1.4 million divorce cases last year, according to the Supreme People's Court (SPC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 19:05:02