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Poverty-stricken county probed over $5.8 million water screen film project

A multi-million water screen film project in a poverty-stricken county in Zhangjiakou, North China's Hebei Province is under investigation after a firm director raised questions about its sources of funding online early this week.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 20:21:03

Zhihu closes user's account over outrageous comments on woman's beating

Chinese social media platform Zhihu has shut down a user's account after he wrote comments supporting a video of a man brutally assaulting a woman, claiming the man set a "good example" for people with antisocial personalities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 20:08:40

Rebirth of China's meth village

Lush fruit trees, neat streets and sparkling fish ponds, Boshe, a small coastal village in south China, is not different from any other villages except ubiquitous anti-drug slogans and wanted posters which remind people of its notorious past.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 19:28:13

Smuggler busted with drugs hidden inside his slippers

Shanghai customs recently intercepted a foreigner who hid 670 grams of cocaine in the sandwich layers of his pair of slippers at an airport security check, according to an official release on Wednesday, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 19:18:41

Chinese rural women escaping poverty by training as domestic service workers

China's second-child policy and aging population have increased demand for domestic service workers in the country
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 19:03:28

China steps up policy support to areas of extreme poverty

China has concentrated efforts to assist areas of extreme poverty as the stated deadline to eradicate absolute poverty by 2020 approaches.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 17:59:09

Chinese researchers discover gene helping rice reduce heavy metal pollution

Chinese researchers have discovered a gene which plays an important role in cadmium accumulation in rice, providing a reference for the cultivation of low-cadmium rice varieties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 17:58:28

"Taiwan Day" to be held at Beijing horticultural expo

The ongoing Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition will usher in "Taiwan Day" event Saturday, a spokesperson said at a regular press conference Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 17:28:42

Upcoming 2019 Summer Davos to focus on globalization in new era

More than 1,900 politicians, business people, scholars and media representatives from over 100 countries are expected to gather in Dalian City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, to share wisdom and solutions on globalization in the new era for the upcoming Summer Davos.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 14:37:56

Foreign diplomats to Geneva visit Xinjiang

Diplomats and representatives based in Geneva from 14 countries and an organization visited Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from June 18 to 21 at the invitation of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 12:04:16

FedEx sues US govt over export rules

FedEx filed a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department on Monday (US time) over rules on export, which experts said showed the US government's exercise of "long-arm jurisdiction" on global cooperation would harm and cause chaos to American companies and the market.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 23:18:41

Murderer of visiting Chinese scholar found guilty in the US; death penalty sought

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged the US judicial department on Tuesday to "try the case fairly and bring the killer to justice" after a US jury found Brendt Christensen, a former University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) doctoral student, guilty of kidnapping and murdering visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 22:43:40

CPC's rural role highlighted

A new set of guidelines to enhance China's rural governance highlighted the role of stronger leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and proposed measures to shore up the weak links, including weak Party organizations, mafia-like gangs and clans.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 21:58:40

Dalian police face criticism over delayed announcement of female assault case

Police in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province said they were investigating into the case after a video in which a man beats a woman at night on the street went viral and triggered outrage of Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 21:18:40

Drug-smuggling cases decline 3 years in a row

Chinese customs cracked 604 drug smuggling cases in 2018, seizing 37.5 tons of drugs and precursor chemicals, representing a consecutive three-year drop in the number of related cases.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 18:47:48

Bones found in well thought to be from missing daughter of anti-graft hero

The bones thought to be those of a woman who has been missing for 29 years were dug out of an abandoned well recently in Handan, North China's Hebei Province, Beijing News Opinion WeChat official account reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 18:31:21

Medical progress allows HIV-affected couples to have healthy children

In China, mother-to-child HIV transmission has been effectively brought under control. The transmission rate of #AIDS dropped from 7.1 percent in 2012 to 4.9 percent in 2017, the lowest level in history: the National Health Commission
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 18:23:40

China Mobile plans to offer 5G commercial services in over 50 cities

Chinese telecom giant China Mobile plans to offer 5G commercial services in over 50 cities this year, the company announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:39:02