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 ...


China puts 25 under prosecutorial investigation for deadly accident

Twenty-five suspects have been put under prosecutorial investigation following a deadly construction platform collapse last year in east China, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 13:54:26

China's call to support Iran nuclear deal echoed

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday urged support for the hard-reached Iran nuclear deal and his call was echoed by other major countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 11:18:52

China, Russia, South Korea urge caution with DPRK at UN assembly

The General Debate of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly glided past the halfway mark on Thursday with speakers from China, Russia and South Korea, three front-row nations of the Korean Peninsula nuclear crisis, urging caution and diplomacy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 11:17:51

21 pairs of newlyweds attend group wedding ceremony in N China's Hebei

Couples attend a group wedding ceremony at a plant site of Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. in Tangshan, north China's Hebei Province, Sept. 21, 2017. A total of 21 pairs of newlyweds from the Shougang Group attended the group wedding ceremony here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 10:56:59

Chinese, Australian armies conclude joint training exercise

Servicemen from China and Australia attend a joint military training exercise called "Panda-Kangaroo 2017" in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 15, 2017. The Chinese and Australian armies have concluded the joint military training exercise in China. Ten members from each of the two countries' armies participated in the training, which began on Sept. 10 and concluded Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 10:51:54

Experts say S&P's downgrade of China's credit ratings underestimates its ability to stem risks

China's Ministry of Finance on Friday called it a "wrong decision" for the Standard & Poor's to cut China's sovereign credit rating.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 10:26:12

Breeding industry of puffer fish help develop tourism in Jiangsu

A tourist touches a puffer fish at Zhongyang Puffer Fish Center in Hai'an County, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 20, 2017. The puffer fish, also known as blowfish, can fill its highly elastic stomach with water or air until it is much larger and almost spherical in shape. Hai'an County is well known for its breeding industry of puffer fish, which also helps promote the development of local tourism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 9:54:21

China to keep on pushing for political settlement to Syrian conflict: envoy

China will maintain close contact with parties related to the Syrian conflict, work for peace talks and contribute to a political settlement, said a Chinese envoy here Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:22:06

China donates office equipment to Pakistan's parliament

China on Thursday handed over 330 pieces of office equipment including laptops, computers, scanners, printers and projectors to Pakistan's parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 7:13:27

ASEAN, dialogue partners call for closer counter-terror cooperation

The 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its dialogue partners China, Japan and South Korea on Thursday called for closer regional cooperation to combat terrorism and violent extremism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 1:34:32

Chinese state councilor meets Japanese tea master

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Thursday met with Japanese tea master Genshitsu Sen.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 1:33:01

China says air force drills with Pakistan "routine"

The Chinese air force on Thursday dismissed concerns over its ongoing training exercises with the Pakistani air force, saying they were routine drills.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 1:32:09

China toughens rules to improve environmental monitoring data

China will make environmental monitoring data more objective and accurate with rules against data manipulation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 1:30:18