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China to revise oath of allegiance for officials


China plans to revise the oath of allegiance to the Constitution taken by people in public office to include adjectives of "great" and "modern" before "a socialist country."

Forest fire in SW China's Sichuan put out

A major fire spreading across more than 100 hectares of forest in southwest China's Sichuan Province has been extinguished, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 23:09:20

582 arrested in Hong Kong Customs' Lunar New Year anti-smuggling operation

A total of 582 people have been arrested in Hong Kong in a 19-day special operation against cross-boundary smuggling activities before and during the Lunar New Year, the Customs of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 23:08:45

India media uses fake news to drive a wedge between China and Pakistan: expert

Pakistan's senate on Tuesday denied that the country will include Mandarin as an official language, saying the country is merely encouraging the learning of the language to further its cooperation with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 23:08:39

Beijing receives 7.7 mln tourists during Spring Festival holiday

Beijing received over 7.7 million tourists during the week-long Spring Festival holiday that began Thursday, the municipal tourism authority said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 23:07:54

New Chinese research vessel sets sail off

A new research vessel, featuring military and civilian integration, set sail Wednesday from east China's Shandong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 21:50:21

China outnumbers other countries in smart city pilot projects: report

China has more smart city pilots than any other country, but still has room to improve, according to a report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 21:48:40

US, Australia step up warnings on China's influence

Hyping the China threat only shows the West's anxiety in preserving their global power status, as their influence in Southeast Asia is waning, said Chinese experts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 21:48:39

China remains as Philippines' top trading partner in 2017

China has kept the position of the Philippines' top bilateral trading partner for the second year, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 21:07:43

Chinese sports fans condemn decision to uphold speed skating disqualification

The International Skating Union (ISU) on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by China over the disqualification in the women's 3,000 meters short track speed skating relay at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 20:58:39

Second travel peak heats up as Spring Festival winds down

Millions of Chinese travelers were caught in the boomerang effect as this year's Spring Festival holiday winds down and the second travel peak heated up on Wednesday, with clogged highways, packed trains and soaring airline ticket prices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 20:43:40

Chinese New Year has become a worldwide phenomenon

As the Chinese diaspora increases and international communications rise, the occasion was also celebrated as a popular cultural event in Western countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 19:06:46

Tibet sees surge in tourist numbers as subsidy system kicks in

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region announced that it received 216,400 tourists in the first four days of the Chinese New Year of the Dog, a 30.7 percent year-on-year increase, after the local authorities rolled out a series of incentives to subsidize tourists traveling to the region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 17:43:40

Viral 'Buddha is Chinese' article triggers intense debate

A Chinese expert on religions has slammed an article claiming that Sakyamuni Buddha was actually of Chinese origin, saying it lacks evidence and is an abuse of patriotism. The article has been spreading on China's Internet since late 2017, after several studies in recent years made similar claims.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 17:43:39