CHINA

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 ...


French PM's visit shows close China-France ties, which is paramount due to US unreliability

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe began his four-day visit to China in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province on Friday, with experts saying that the frequent official exchanges between China and France show that the two countries are making efforts to overcome common challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/22 23:08:40

Hainan to give foreign visitors access to Facebook, Twitter

South China's Hainan Province has issued a series of plans to boost internationalization of its tourist industry, including the establishment of special zones for overseas tourists with unrestricted access to Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/22 23:03:40

China, Papua New Guinea pledge pragmatic cooperation

Both Premier Li Keqiang and visiting Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill have expressed the willingness to cooperate more between the two countries in the future.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 21:22:05

China, ASEAN diplomats to meet on South China Sea

China on Friday said the 15th Senior Officials' Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) will be convened on June 27 in Changsha in central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 21:21:22

Iceland prepares to welcome more Chinese visitors: ambassador

Iceland welcomes Chinese tourists and the country can accommodate more of them, Ambassador Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson told the Global Times in an inclusive interview on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/22 20:24:20

Ball in India's court for trilateral corridor as China-Nepal railway agreed on: analysts

The joint construction by China and Nepal of a cross-border railway connecting the Tibet Autonomous Region with Kathmandu is vital to Tibet's development and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/22 20:03:40

China one step closer to nuke-powered aircraft carrier with cutting-edge icebreaker comes on stream

China has opened the bid to construct its first nuclear-powered icebreaker support ship, a move to prepare for the construction of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, military observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/22 18:58:39

In a rare move, Chinese province Jiangxi restricts abortion

Jiangxi Province has issued a new rule on having an abortion after the 14th week of pregnancy, saying the woman must have the signed consent of three medical professionals.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/22 18:53:39

Hainan to give foreign visitors access to Facebook, Twitter

South China's Hainan Province plans to build special zones for overseas tourists with unrestricted access to Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, according to a document released by the provincial government.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/22 18:12:30

Chengdu, London enhance partnership in fintech

Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, has enhanced its partnership with London to develop its financial technology sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 18:05:03

China to launch river, lake protection campaign

China will stage a campaign to address salient problems damaging or polluting its rivers and lakes in the second half of the year, according to the Ministry of Water Resources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 18:02:31

China's contribution significant to peacekeeping -- UN Police

The United Nations Police is very happy with China's contribution to peacekeeping missions, a UN official said Thursday, describing his Chinese colleagues as engaging, professional, trustworthy and disciplined.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 14:54:41

Queqiao satellite the bridge to China's lunar exploration

If all goes to plan, China will soon make history as the first country to put a lander and a rover on the far side of the moon. Information gleaned from such a mission may answer questions about the universe that we have not even thought to ask yet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 14:40:40