CHINA >> Society

Chinese spend 3 hours a day on their smartphones, ranking 2nd in the world: survey

Chinese nationals spend an average of three hours a day on their smartphones, ranking second in the world after Brazilians who spend two additional hours on their phones, according to a survey by a German internet company.
Source: | 2017/6/28 13:59:22

Pamir guides get ready for climbers

Abusatar Hashgar, a Kyrgyz farmer living on the China-Tajikistan border, is ready for the busiest time of his year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:27:21

China introduces emergency cybersecurity plan

China released Tuesday an emergency response plan for Internet security incidents.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:24:48

Chinese court hears high-profile telecom fraud case

A court in east China's Shandong Province Tuesday began hearing a telecom fraud case involving the death of a teenager, which sparked a nationwide outcry last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 0:47:15

Human smuggling

A handout photo released on Monday shows Chinese border police detaining 36 foreign nationals last Thursday for illegally entering China after they intercepted a bus on a highway in Yangjiang, South China’s Guangdong Province. Police say they have admitted being smuggled to China in hopes of working in the country. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/6/27 23:53:40

Large floods may threaten central, southern China

China's flood control authority said on Tuesday that some central and southern provinces are likely to see large floods this year as downpours swell rivers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 23:08:37

Shared space

Shared bikes are abandoned at an open space on Tuesday in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province. With their growing popularity, many cities are strained to deal with the sprawling masses of shared bikes.
Source: IC | 2017/6/27 22:58:40

China donates 300,000 USD to rehabilitate besieged Marawi City in southern Philippines

China has donated 15 million Philippine pesos (about 300,000 US dollars) for the relief operations and rehabilitation of Marawi, the southern Philippine city plagued by clashes between government troops and the Islamic State-linked Maute group, the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 22:50:07

New rules to prevent wrongful convictions

China on Tuesday released a regulation on exclusion of illegally obtained evidence in criminal cases, banning confessions by torture and forced self-incrimination, a move experts said would eliminate wrongful convictions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 22:33:40

Collapse of rescue dog at landslide site touches hearts

Heart-melting images of a sniffer dog collapsing at the site of a massive landslide in Southwest China's Sichuan Province have moved Chinese netizens to tears, as rescue work continued in Maoxian county, where at least 10 people have been killed and 93 others are still missing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 22:33:39

Women-only metro carriages trigger controversy

The decision by Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangzhou Province, to introduce women-only carriages on the metro from Wednesday has triggered discussions on whether the move treats women as a vulnerable group or discriminates against men.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 22:33:39

Premier Li hopes for Singapore's constructive role in boosting China-ASEAN ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that China hopes Singapore can play a constructive role in China's relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 22:32:04

Another 20 taken off missing people's list in China landslide

Another 20 people have been confirmed safe and taken off the missing list after the landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday, rescue headquarters said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 22:13:53

Chinese youth continue to eye US colleges despite skyrocketing tuition fee

Skyrocketing costs do not appear to deter Chinese families from sending their children to colleges in the US, as demand for study-abroad agencies remains high.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 21:48:39

Chinese firms seek investment, trade in S. Africa to enhance existing ties

More than 200 Chinese companies operating in the manufacturing industry are in South Africa exhibiting at the Africa's Big 7 exhibition in Johannesburg.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 21:22:50

China ratifies CAREC Institute establishment agreement

The top Chinese legislature on Tuesday ratified an agreement on the establishment of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 21:18:46

Wuyuan puts up centuries-old houses for "adoption"

Wuyuan, an eastern China county loved by many for its pastoral beauty, is finding a novel way to give a new life to centuries-old houses that have fallen into disrepair.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 21:17:49

Natural disasters in Yunnan kill 5

Natural disasters have killed five people and left two missing in southwest China's Yunnan Province since the beginning of June, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 19:36:26