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Chinese lament death of Annan, who held objective views on China

The death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, perceived by many Chinese as a China-friendly world leader, was lamented by internet users and experts on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 19:28:39

Elderly account for 17% of population in China

People older than 60 made up nearly one-fifth of China's population at the end of 2017, a statistic accelerated by the country's decades-old family planning policy that prevented nearly 400 million births, said Chinese demographers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 22:28:39

Rent costs in Beijing rise 25 percent from 2017 levels

Rent in Beijing has been rapidly increasing this year, causing tremendous anxiety among the city's millions of tenants.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 22:08:41

More than 40 officials held accountable for vaccine scandal

More than 40 officials including seven provincial- or ministerial-level officials were deemed accountable for the substandard vaccine scandal this weekend as Chinese observers called for the establishment of a new and better food and medicine safety supervisory system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 22:08:40

China hit by new swine fever case

Chinese authorities on Sunday reported a new African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in Lianyungang, East China's Jiangsu Province, following outbreaks in Liaoning and Henan provinces.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 21:58:39

Results of women's 200m backstroke final at 2018 Asian Games

Following are the results of women's 200m backstroke final at the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday:
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 20:55:44

Sun Yang completes Golden Grand Slam, wins 200m free at Jakarta Asian Games

Three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang claimed victory in the men's 200m freestyle at the 18th Asian Games on Sunday, making a Golden Grand Slam in the 200, 400, 1,500m free from the Asian Games, the World Championships and the Olympic Games.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 20:54:59

Residents suffer from military exercise tear gas in town bordering North Korea

The government of Baishan, Northeast China's Jilin Province, apologized on Friday after local residents were affected by the effect of tear gas from a nearby military training exercise.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 19:43:40

More than 40 officials held accountable for vaccine scandal

More than 40 officials including seven provincial- and ministerial-level officials were deemed accountable for the substandard vaccine scandal this weekend as Chinese observers called for the establishment of a new and better food and medicine safety supervisory system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 19:26:25

Pamphlet promoting 'feudal' ideas about women's role in family creates stir

Employees from the Civil Affairs Bureau in North China's Hebei Province were suspended after disseminating a controversial pamphlet which was criticized by netizens as discriminating against women in the name of protecting traditional culture.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 18:33:40

Online calls to poison unleashed canines grow louder in China amid rabies fear

The war of words between dog owners and those who hate or fear unleashed dogs turned violent in China, when an online article went viral urging people to use lethal drugs to poison dogs in order to force pet owners to leash and muzzle the animals in public.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 18:33:39

Jiangsu Province reports outbreak of African swine fever

An outbreak of African swine fever has been discovered at a farm in the city of Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 14:39:43

China renews orange alert for rainstorms

China's national observatory has renewed an orange alert for heavy rain on Sunday and Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 13:31:32

Chinese police crack virtual currency theft involving millions

Police in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, arrested three suspects for stealing about 600 million yuan (around 87 million US dollars) worth of virtual currency by hacking, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 11:56:38

China remains on alert for typhoon, rainstorms

China's national observatory on Saturday continued to issue an alert for typhoon Rumbia and upgraded a rainstorm alert with some regions bracing for heavy downpours.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 19:05:45

China to better support its medical workers

China will provide its medical workers with higher salaries, better social welfare, and safer working environments, according to an instruction issued earlier this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 17:32:14

China sacks six officials in defective vaccine case

China said Saturday that it has sacked six senior officials over the defective vaccine case involving Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Limited.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 17:31:18

China first internet court handles over 10,000 cases

China's first court specializing in Internet-related cases has handled more than 11,000 cases since its inception a year ago, according to the court.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 16:21:29