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Soccer fans question whether inviting pop stars to World Cup broadcasts overly commercializes the game


British pop king Robbie William's hit "Let Me Entertain You" kicked off the FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, thousands of miles away, it is China that seems to be making it more entertaining, albeit in a recklessly commercialized way.

A punishing diet and 12 hours of training a day, China's idol boot camps churn out girl bands

As trainees, they need to train at least 12 hours a day, while to keep fit - the most visible criteria for idol-wannabes - they mostly subside on meals consisting ...

Chinese-made souvenirs dominate World Cup with high quality and innovative design

Behind this soccer carnival are tens of thousands of Chinese factory workers like Guan, including those who produce national flags in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, those who package crayfish in Hubei ...


S.Korea says it shares with China strategic goal of Peninsula denuclearization

South Korea shares with China the strategic goal of the Korean Peninsula's complete denuclearization, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 20:03:59

Tibet villagers move out of reserve for wild animals

More than a thousand Tibetan residents moved out of a nature reserve area to "give the place back" to wild animals in northern Tibet, which experts say will also improve their own quality of life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:48:39

231,564 journalists in China, online content safe and orderly: report

China had 231,564 press-card holding journalists at the end of 2017, according to a report released by the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 19:43:40

Scientists reveal panda's long-lost lineage after extracting DNA from ancient skull

Chinese scientists revealed long-lost panda lineage by extracting DNA from a 22,000-year-old skull, and this discovery may help unearth the species' evolution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:43:40

College scraps Islam lecture of speaker who slams religious policies

Jinan University in Guangzhou cancelled a lecture on Islam amid criticism that the US-based speaker allegedly criticized China's religious policy and promoted separatism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:43:40

China-funded railway transforms life of Kenyans one year on

Chris Morara, who relocated from a village in western Kenya nine years ago to settle in Athi River industrial hub outside the country's capital Nairobi, has an unwavering quest to succeed in life.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 19:43:39

Nigerian expat advocates one-party system inspired by China in new book

At first sight, Charles Okeke from Nigeria was impressed by China's booming economy when he arrived in 2005. The longer he stayed, the deeper his idea began to take root – that Nigeria should adopt a one-party socialist political system, which in his mind is the key to China's economic success.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:03:40

China welcomes Afghan gov't decision to extend ceasefire with Taliban: FM

China Tuesday welcomed the Afghan government's decision to extend a ceasefire with the Taliban, and appreciated its efforts to promote domestic peace.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 18:24:46

China's top legislature reviews draft amendment to Individual Income Tax Law

The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) has begun reviewing a draft amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law at its bimonthly session that opened Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 18:23:54

Xi, Morales hold talks, agree to establish China-Bolivia strategic partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma on Tuesday agreed that the two countries would establish a strategic partnership to promote greater development of bilateral relations at a new historical starting point.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 17:35:41

Over 1,000 Tibetans relocate from nature reserve to Lhasa

More than a thousand Tibetan residents moved out of a nature reserve area to "give the place back" to wild animals in northern Tibet, which experts say will also improve their own quality of life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:03:41

China contributes over 80 pct of FDI pledges to Nepal

China contributed to around 87 percent of foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments received by Nepal during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year that began in mid-July 2017, Nepal's Department of Industry (DoI) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 16:20:15

Nepali prime minister embarks on visit to China

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli embarked on an official visit to China on Tuesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 15:53:02