CHINA

LGBTQ people still being forced to undergo ‘therapy’


Three years after China's first gay conversion therapy case brought attention to the continued pathologization of homosexuality, a wider group of LGBTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) are still being forced by their family members to receive various forms of therapy.

Chinese, Russian navies hold joint exercises in Okhotsk Sea for first time

Chinese and Russian ships are now conducting the second phase of joint naval exercises as part of the China-Russia “Joint Sea-2017” exercises.

‘Pay to play with the panda’ policies draw criticism from animal lovers

It is said that one of the most peaceful places on China’s social media is the comment section below any post featuring pandas, where everyone sighs a collective “aww” regardless ...


Beijing issues construction guideline for joint ownership housing

Beijing's housing commission on Saturday issued a construction guideline on joint ownership housing, which will go into effect from September 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 18:40:59

Sea goddess statue crosses Taiwan Strait for blessing tour

A golden statue of the Chinese sea goddess Matsu traveled on a ferry Saturday from Meizhou in eastern China's Fujian Province to Taiwan for a mass blessing tour.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 13:45:00

China, Cuba vow to enhance cooperation

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday met with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, with the two sides agreeing to enhance bilateral cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 13:41:38

China moves to restrict oil exports to DPRK

China will restrict oil exports to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and suspend textile imports from DPRK, the Ministry of Commerce said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 13:35:56

Former insurance regulator chief expelled from CPC, public office

Xiang Junbo, former chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for corruption and violating the Party's code of conduct.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 11:10:52

Chinese, Pakistani air forces conduct joint drill

Fighters are seen during a joint drill in China, Sept. 12, 2017. The Chinese and Pakistani air forces have cooperated in planning and implementing strategies, as well as learning operational concepts and tactics from each other through sitting in the same fighter during the ongoing joint drills named "Shaheen VI" from Sept. 7 to 27.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 9:25:05

Chinese university trains "Internet celebrities"

A university in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has caused controversy by offering courses to train wannabe "Internet celebrities".
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 8:21:37

‘No more new nuke countries’

China is against allowing more nuclear-armed countries in the world, and Chinese experts warned that if North Korea loses sympathy from the Chinese people, then Beijing would lose its justification to safeguard bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/23 0:13:39

UN chief commends "G77 and China" role in promoting multilateralism, SDG

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday highly commended "The Group of 77 and China" for its role in promoting multilateralism and advancing sustainable development.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 7:29:27

Chinese FM urges BRICS nations to uphold multilateralism

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that the BRICS countries should uphold the banner of multilateralism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 0:21:34

First exhibition

The 1st Phoenix Art Exhibit began on Friday in the ancient city of Fenghuang in Central China’s Hunan Province. Nineteen artists from China, France, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg and Switzerland are exhibiting their works.
Source: VCG | 2017/9/23 0:13:39

China urges restraint after DPRK declares H-bomb test possibility

China on Friday urged all relevant parties to avoid any action that may increase tension on the Korean Peninsula after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 23:21:05

Communications Ministry bans liquor use during work hours

China's Ministry of Communications has banned liquor consumption with meals during work hours for the staff of the ministry and its regional offices.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/22 23:03:39