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Yearender: Major Chinese high speed railways opened in 2017

China now has the world's greatest high-speed rail network -- 22,000 kilometers as of the end of 2016, or about 60 percent of the world's total. Let's have a look at those major high speed railways opened in 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 11:57:11

Documentary ensures enslaved women are never forgotten

The women's faces are creviced by age but their memories are crystal clear. Sitting for interviews for a documentary, one by one they retell with exacting detail the first time they were raped by Japanese troops more than 70 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 19:23:39

A few provinces greet snowfalls across China

Visitors enjoy the view of snow at Baotuquan Park in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 14, 2017. Jinan greeted a snowfall Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 8:38:44

Remember tragedy, embrace peace, seek justice

A shrill wail of a siren pierced the air, 3,000 doves of peace fluttered and 10,000 people stood in silence commemorating the victims of the Nanjing Massacre.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 8:03:56

China tightens supervision to promote regional balance in education

China on Thursday began a new project to tighten supervision and assessment to narrow the education gap between the east and the central and western regions, according to the Ministry of Education.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 8:03:09

2,000-year-old Protectorate of the Western Regions confirmed in Xinjiang

After four years of archaeological study, an ancient city in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been basically confirmed as the former seat of the Protectorate of the Western Regions about 2,000 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 8:02:55

Xiongan requires one gangster probe every month

The government of the Xiongan New Area, North China's Hebei Province, said it will crack down on gangsters and that "every county has to deal with at least one gangster incident every month."
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 22:03:40

Chinese group protests Japanese court ruling on WWII bombing

A group of Chinese demanding that the Japanese government apologize for the bombing of Chongqing in World War II staged a protest after a Japanese court ruled against their appeal on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 21:03:40

Summoning of Aussie ambassador serves as warning to anti-China trend: experts

The summoning of Australia's ambassador to China over Australian politicians' claim of alleged Chinese interference serves as a warning to the anti-China trend in some countries, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 21:03:39

Guo Wengui's brother, two others found guilty

Three employees of fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, including one of Guo's brothers, were found guilty by a court in Northeast China's Liaoning Province of deliberately destroying accounting records.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 21:03:39

China asks charity organizations to publicize fundraising info

Charity organizations in China must make certain types of information public, according to a draft regulation released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) Thursday for public consultation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 20:47:25

Cold snap hits North and Northeast China, temperatures tumbling

China Meteorology Administration (CMA) announced on Thursday that a cold front will put parts of North and Northeast China into a deep freeze over the weekend, with temperatures plummeting to close to minus 30 C in some areas on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 20:23:39

Investigative journalists cite low pay, lack of inspiration for quitting

The number of China's investigative journalists has declined by more than half since 2011, and a majority of those remaining in the profession say they intend to change careers, according to a study done by a leading Chinese university.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 20:18:40

Shenyang university bans Christmas festival to 'build cultural confidence'

A university in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province has notified its students' organizations that they are not allowed to organize any Western religious festivals, such as Christmas, on campus, in a move that is intended to help the younger generation "build cultural confidence."
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 20:18:39

Figo soccer schools across China close without any refunds

Several Chinese soccer schools named after the Portuguese legend Luis Figo were reportedly closed without providing refunds to the students, and experts have called for enhanced monitoring and management of soccer training sites.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 20:13:40

5 dead, 20 injured in coal mine accident in SW China

Five people were killed and 20 injured in a coal mine accident in southwest China's Guizhou Province, local authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 18:54:26

Chinese appointed World Cement Association's new president

Song Zhiping, Chairman of China National Building Materials (CNBM), has been appointed the new president of the London-based World Cement Association (WCA), the first time a representative from a Chinese organization has taken the helm of an international cement association.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 9:00:44

Xi attends Nanjing Massacre memorial

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday attended the state memorial ceremony in Nanjing to mark the 80th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre, and Chinese youth said they will turn the sorrow on this humiliating memory into energy to build a stronger China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 21:28:39