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.

Safety lesson

A fireman guides primary school students in a drill of fire emergency on Monday in Huai'an, East China's Jiangsu Provicne.
Source: VCG | 2019/2/19 0:09:26

130 pangolins die at breeding institutes for protection

A total of 130 pangolins seized from smugglers by authorities in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had died by the end of January of "rescue failure," The Beijing News reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 23:06:39

2 platypus-like fossils which lived 248 million years ago discovered in China

Two marine reptile fossils with similar predation patterns to the current platypus were discovered for the first time in Central China, which is of great significance for studying the formation process of modern marine ecosystems.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 23:03:39

Chinese analysts say the UK can set an example for European countries to deal with concerns over Huawei through technical measures

Chinese analysts hailed the UK's move to deal with concerns about risks of cooperating with Huawei in 5G through technical measures, and said the UK has set an example for other European countries on the issue to prevent the effects of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 22:58:39

Beijing urges US to objectively view intelligence laws

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday urged the US to view China's intelligence related laws in a comprehensive and objective manner instead of making one-sided, biased and wrong interpretations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 22:53:39

Ant Forest users plant 55m trees in 507 square kilometers

Ant Forest, which is under Ant Financial of the Alibaba Group, told the Global Times on Monday that they had planted 55,520,000 trees covering about 507 square kilometers across China from 2016 to 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 22:38:39

Xinjiang Aksu Prefecture strengthens anti-poverty commitment

Many counties in Aksu Prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have taken more measures to help poverty-stricken people, including bringing in industries to promote employment when poverty alleviation work in Xinjiang has entered a crucial stage.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 22:23:39

Palace Museum shines

Enthusiastic visitors have paralyzed the Palace Museum's ticketing system as the world's largest museum announced it would open at night on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first time in 94 years to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 22:19:38

Xinjiang deploys officials in villages to help with poverty work

“Edible fungus grown from a bacteria stick needs to be cultivated in the shade of other trees… if the water we use has too much alkali, it will damage the fungus' quality,” Wang Xin said, while checking the sprinkling irrigation system in a greenhouse.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 19:23:39

Beijingers queue up for hours to buy yuanxiao for Lantern Festival

More than 1,000 Beijing residents stood in long queues in front of many time-honored food stores to buy yuanxiao, or glutinous rice balls, as the Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao Festival approaches.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 18:38:39

Qomolongma base camp moved in bid to control tourists' garbage

The Tibet Sports Bureau has denied a recent report claiming the base camp of the world's highest mountain - Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest - had been "permanently closed due to heavy pollution". The report caused public outrage when it went viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 18:33:39

In first such case, Chinese police arrest hacker for selling tracking app to debt collectors

Chinese police have cracked the country's first case where a hacker was arrested for selling a self-developed tracking app to shady debt-collecting companies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 18:03:39

Malaysia-China ties see new progress ahead of anniversary: officials

Bilateral ties and cooperation between Malaysia and China have achieved new progress in 2018 with increasing bilateral trade and Chinese tourist arrivals, a Malaysian government envoy said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/18 17:42:21