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 VP urges Japan to improve bilateral ties

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said Wednesday he hoped that Japan could work with China to improve bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:38:27

CPC punishes officials for consuming high-end alcohol

The Communist Party of China's (CPC) top disciplinary watchdog Wednesday named and shamed officials in five cases for consuming high-end wine and liquor bought with public funds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:34:46

China, Russia agree to expand energy cooperation

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and his Russian counterpart Arkady Dvorkovich Wednesday agreed to expand energy cooperation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:25:15

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits waters off Taiwan

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck the waters off Hualien County of Taiwan at 10:29 p.m. Wednesday (Beijing Time), reported the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:24:32

China to better protect cultural relics

The State Council on Wednesday issued a guideline to better protect cultural relics in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:22:30

Warming ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shake hands before a meeting in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 23:43:39

Stick to denuclearization of Korean Peninsula by peaceful means: FM

China supports a peaceful resolution to the North Korea issue and believes that it is incorrect to say China has not been doing enough, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/9/20 23:38:40

China blends Confucianism with socialist values

Confucian academics and government officials turned up on Wednesday at the 8th World Confucian Conference, in the hometown of Confucius, for a grand gathering to look for ways to revive and apply Confucianism in today's China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:38:39

China donates $147,000 to restore peace in Rakhine

China has provided 2 million kyats ($147,058) to help restore peace and stability in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, the Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua - Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:18:40

Party committees study Mao’s books ahead of 19th congress

Communist Party of China (CPC) committees in many cities are studying the books of Chairman Mao Zedong, a move hailed by experts as part of the momentum leading up to the 19th National Congress of the CPC that will help implement future Party policies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:18:39

PLA Navy gets new nuclear submarine

A new nuclear submarine has been turned over to the People's Liberation Army Navy, one of the largest State-owned naval shipbuilding enterprises revealed on Tuesday, but experts believe that this submarine is not the most advanced Type 096, which is China's next generation strategic nuclear submarine.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:18:39

E-police camera surveillance targets contrary riders

Shanghai traffic cops have nabbed nine naughty traffic violators using facial recognition technology launched in August to surveil cyclists and tricyclists.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:03:40

More Chinese students turning to Belt and Road countries

A growing number of Chinese students have been choosing to study in the Belt and Road countries including Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar since China's Belt and Road initiative was proposed in 2013.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 19:23:39