CHINA

Premier Li’s praise for Hualong pushes stocks up


China's nuclear power stocks surged on Friday morning after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang praised the country's third-generation nuclear reactor Hualong One.

Xi, Bahamian governor-general exchange congratulations on 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday exchanged congratulations with Marguerite Pindling, governor-general of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 21:02:51

Beijing bans shared bicycles in military facilities

Shared bicycles will be banned from entering military facilities in Beijing starting Thursday, because the disorderly parking of these bicycles will spoil the military's image.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 20:23:39

Mainland gay activists hail Taiwan same-sex marriage verdict

A top Taiwan court on Wednesday ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, the first region in Asia to announce such a ruling, encouraging Chinese mainland activists and experts who believe "it's only a matter of time" that it would soon be legalized across the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 20:18:39

Sino-US deal may lead to more biotech imports, but Chinese public still mistrustful

A new trade deal between China and US may expedite Chinese imports of US GM seeds.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 18:42:40

Livestreaming platforms, studios shut down by Ministry of Culture

China's culture watchdog said on Wednesday it had permanently shut down 10 livestreaming platforms and punished 48 livestreaming studios as part of a regulation enforcement drive.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 18:28:40

Package sent from France containing 792 live ants intercepted by customs

Customs officers recently intercepted a shipment of live ants sent to China from France, saying that the alien species could have posed a risk to the ecosystem.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 18:28:39

Xi eyes China-Germany people-to-people exchanges to advance bilateral ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that he hoped China-Germany people-to-people exchanges would advance bilateral ties and China-Europe relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 18:25:33

School with only one pupil highlights

A recent report about China's "loneliest school," which has just one teacher and one pupil, has pointed a spotlight on the dire situation of rural education in the face of massive urban migration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 18:23:39

China shuts down 10 illegal live streaming apps, websites

The Ministry of Culture has shut down 10 online streaming apps and websites in a campaign against illegal online content.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 18:23:30

Xi’an bank removes ‘Hui-only’ paper cups after receiving complaints

A bank in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has taken down a sign that said some paper cups were only for members of the Hui ethnic minority after receiving complaints that the sign hurt "national unity."
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 16:13:39

Micro schools springing up in China

Zhang Xiaodai was an A-level student at a public junior high school in Chengdu, southwest China, but she didn't like school much. She wondered why her PE teacher was often absent on the excuse of illness, so almost every PE class was substituted by math.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 14:50:47

CPC expels former commander of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps

Liu Xinqi, former commander of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and demoted for "severe violations of Party code" including graft, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 14:50:23

Workers in central China make zongzi before Dragon Boat Festival

A worker shows zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, in a food company in Zigui County, central China's Hubei Province, May 23, 2017. The Dragon Boat Festival of this year will fall on May 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 14:43:32