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Shandong officials ordered to call each other “comrade”

Officials in Liaocheng, East China's Shandong Province have been told they must address each other "comrade" when they greet each other, even in private, one of the ways they aim to stamp the "vulgar atmosphere" they said pervaded in some local Party members.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 21:48:39

Ex-Party intelligence division celebrates 90th anniversary

Zhongyang Teke, a former special operations division under the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s Central Committee tasked with gathering intelligence, celebrated its 90th anniversary in Beijing on Tuesday to honor their nameless agents' contributions to the "covert war."
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 21:33:39

China to set up system to gather information on individual income

China is stepping up efforts to establish a system to gather information about every individual's income and property, a move Chinese economic experts said could facilitate the government to make more precise economic policies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 21:23:39

Yulin govt says dog meat festival doesn’t exist, refuting claims of ban on sales

The city government of Yulin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, refuted claims that it has banned dog meat from being sold in public during the upcoming dog meat festival, while denying the existence of such a festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 21:18:39

Hit by rainstorm

A house in a village in Wuzhou, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region collapses early Wednesday morning during a heavy rainstorm. Among the seven victims trapped, three were killed and four injured and sent to a nearby hospital after being rescued. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the collapse. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/5/24 21:13:39

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

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

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

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

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

Scenery of Jiutai Taoist Temple scenic spot in NW China's Shaanxi

Photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows Jiutai Taoist Temple in Ningqiang County of Hanzhong, northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 14:27:39

Peak season for tourists comes in Lhasa

Flowers are seen near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 17, 2017. As temperature rises, the peak season for tourists has come in Lhasa. The tourism economy has become an important way for local residents to increase their earnings.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 14:17:15

Drill with implementation of new technologies held in Hebei

Firemen spray water to put out a fire during a drill in Cangzhou City of north China's Hebei Province, May 23, 2017. More than 100 fire fighters participated in a drill with the implementation of new technologies and methods.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 14:13:52

Kindergarten in Hebei holds activity to greet Dragon Boat Festival

A boy displays a paper-made dragon boat model during an activity to greet the upcoming the Dragon Boat Festival at a kindergarten in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, May 23, 2017. The Dragon Boat Festival of this year will fall on May 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 8:47:22

Six die in north China colliery flooding

Six miners died and five were rescued from a flooded coal mine in north China's Shanxi Province, said rescue headquarters early Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 8:35:09