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 ...


Chinese, Australian armies conclude joint training exercise

The Chinese and Australian armies have concluded a joint military training exercise in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 13:52:12

Chinese FM calls for calm on Korean Peninsula situation

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called on all parties to stay calm to prevent the mounting tension on the Korean Peninsula from spiralling out of control.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 12:12:30

China begins to restore 350 kmh bullet train

China on Thursday increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway to 350 kilometers per hour, six years after it was reduced to 300 kmh.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 12:11:46

Chinese president expresses condolences to Mexico over earthquake

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday expressed condolences to his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto over a strong earthquake that hit central Mexico.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 10:09:34

Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark to offer free medical services in Sierra Leone

The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark on Tuesday arrived at the shores of Sierra Leone, with a mission to deliver free medical services to 2,000 people within eight days till September 26.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 8:31:57

China allocates 8.8 bln yuan for weather modification program

China has allocated 8.8 billion yuan (1.34 billion US dollars) in the last five years to support weather modification programs as part of efforts to relieve drought and minimize the impact of natural disasters, the Ministry of Finance said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:29:20

China establishes environmental-capacity alert system

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it had built an alert system to monitor regional environmental and resource capacity conditions, and punish those responsible for environmental damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:28:51

University uses click-rates to assess academic work

A top university in eastern China has sparked controversy after adopting a rule to assess the works of students and teachers as academic achievements if they receive a high click-rate in online media.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:26:22

Documentary highlights development in past 5 years

China's economic and social achievements over the past five years are the subject of a documentary which began airing Tuesday, boosting patriotism among viewers ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:38:40

Shanghai-based Dutch journalist leaves as newspaper concedes fabrications

A Dutch journalist who reported on China for 10 years has left his company after being shown to have fabricated news.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 22:33:39

China bans anti-Islam words on social media

Allegedly Islamophobic terms invented by Chinese Internet users to stigmatize Muslims have been blocked by authorities on Chinese social media amid a backlash against national policies some deem overly favorable to Muslim minorities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:03:40

CUHK launches first biomedical engineering department in Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Wednesday launched the department of biomedical engineering (BME), the first in Hong Kong, to nurture biomedical engineering professionals.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:43:49

China, Cambodia agree to cement bilateral cooperation, party-to-party exchanges

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan met on Wednesday with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and they agreed to cement bilateral cooperation and party-to-party exchanges.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:42:46