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China supports conviction of 'ivory queen'


China supports a Tanzanian court's decision sentencing a Chinese woman to 15 years in jail for ivory smuggling, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday, stressing that "the Chinese government holds 'zero tolerance' toward the illegal trade of endangered animals and their products."

Doubts prevail over debut of 'unsinkable' Titanic replica

A full-sized replica of the Titanic would hopefully be open to the public in 2020 despite widespread doubts since the project was launched in 2014.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 21:58:40

Malarial trial sparks new controversy

The Chinese medical community is facing another ethics controversy since the gene-edited twins case after a Chinese medical team reportedly conducted a malarial treatment trial on cancer, a therapy that has been opposed in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 21:53:40

Vice Premier Liu He named Xi's special envoy to fresh trade talks in Washington

Both China and the US on Tuesday announced fresh trade talks in Washington, with Chinese experts predicting that the talks may see some major progress or the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 21:43:40

US eyes liaison office in NK

A US proposal to set up a liaison office in North Korea is a good way to ease tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, and possibly an important step towards building a diplomatic relationship, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 21:38:40

Govt probe into sewage outlets to improve Yangtze River ecology

A large-scale investigation into sewage discharge outlets in the Yangtze River has been launched, according to China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 18:56:16

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.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 18:48:41

Doubts prevail over debut of 'unsinkable' Titanic in 2020

A full-sized knock-off of the Titanic would hopefully be open to the public in 2020 despite widespread doubts since the project was launched in 2014.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 18:16:01

Xinjiang opens 16 pairs of passenger trains

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region launched 16 pairs of passenger trains on Monday, according to the China Railway Urumqi Group Co., Ltd.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 18:12:23

PLA Rocket Force releases first promotional video showcasing DF ballistic missiles

China's core strategic deterrence force on Tuesday released its first promotional video on social media platforms, showcasing the country's DF ballistic missiles and vowing to protect the country's sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 16:28:27

China unveils grading system for nursing homes: newspaper

A newly-released national standard has set criteria for grading the service quality of China's nursing homes, Tuesday's China Daily reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 14:39:41

China becomes number one source of visitors to Australia for first time

China has overtaken New Zealand as the leading source of visitors to Australia, data has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 14:38:29

China's top legislator vows to enhance exchanges with National Diet of Japan

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Monday met with a delegation consisting of several members of Japan's House of Councillors, pledging to enhance the exchanges and cooperation with the National Diet of Japan, so as to promote Sino-Japanese relationship.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 13:19:19

Silk Road city Xi'an sees soaring foreign trade

Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, gained a 29.58 percent year-on-year increase in import and export volume in 2018, the city government announced in its work report.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 9:28:29