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Organizer denies fees for Obama pics

A Shanghai summit organizer on Wednesday denied reports that his non-government organization charged attendees 200,000 yuan ($30,220) each for a photo with former US president Barack Obama.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 21:58:39

China's first domestically developed smart ship showcases navigation excellence

The Great Intelligence docked in Shanghai Tuesday signaling a new era for global and Chinese intelligent navigation systems, state media reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 21:08:40

Jilin newspaper report discusses nuclear fallout safety, sparks debate

A newspaper report from a province in China that borders North Korea and Russia to the east on how to protect oneself from nuclear weapons has sparked lively discussions online, as assumptions increase on possible clashes on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 14:40:51

First China-made 'smart' ship debuts in Shanghai

China's first "smart" ship embedded with a domestically-developed intelligent navigation system made its debut in Shanghai Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 11:50:21

China demonstrates global leadership in environment governance

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the world's leading authority on environment, on Tuesday honored six inspirational environmental leaders with the Champions of the Earth award during the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA3) being held on Dec. 4-6 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 9:25:34

China's Saihanba afforestation community bags UN's top environmental award

China's Saihanba afforestation community on Tuesday scooped a prestigious UN environmental award for its outstanding contribution to restoration of degraded landscapes, amid the national efforts to advance ecological civilization.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 9:22:37

Over 700,000 join voluntary services in Xinjiang in 2017

Over 700,000 people have participated in voluntary services in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region this year, according to the local youth organization.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 0:03:45

China's Saihanba Afforestation Community wins UN's top environmental honor

The Saihanba Afforestation Community in north China's Hebei Province received the United Nations' highest environmental honor, the Champions of the Earth award, during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, for transforming degraded land into a lush paradise.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 0:03:20

China showcases AI breakthroughs as WIC concludes

Rising artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, big data and open source platforms have boosted technological breakthroughs in China, showcasing the country's impressive and innovative Internet development, said experts attending an international conference here.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 23:08:39

Sadistic pet-poisoning group horrifies Internet users

A pet-killing group has provoked heated debate on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 22:48:40

China plans robot moon base

Scientists are mulling a robot moon station, Chinese space experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 22:48:39

Domestic-built amphibious aircraft passes assessment

The AG600, a large amphibious aircraft developed by China, has passed the official technical quality assessment for its maiden flight, the developer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/5 22:43:40

China will not extend compulsory education to 12 years: ministry

China won't extend its nine years of compulsory education to 12 years and the country has no intention to cancel the senior high school admission examination, China's Ministry of Education (MOE) said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 22:18:40

Tibet to build, upgrade over 1,900 public toilets

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will build or upgrade more than 1,900 public toilets in the next two years, local authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/5 21:16:41

Two McDonald's branches in Shanghai probed over food health scare

Fast food chain McDonald's denied on Monday night that its fried dough sticks contained chemical substances that could cause cardiovascular disease, after food in two of its Shanghai branches were said to contain diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 19:43:39

Backlash grows against classes teaching 'traditional feminine values'

When she turned 20 this year, Yuanyuan, from Southwest China's Yunnan Province, signed up for a class that taught "traditional feminine values" to help her in her search for a husband.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 19:38:39

Gas shortage forces rural students to study outdoors

Seven primary schools in North China's Hebei Province have begun to supply heating on Tuesday after media exposed some students had to bask in the sun to keep warm.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 18:13:39

High-speed trains to reduce travel time between west China cities

High-speed trains linking northwest China's Xi'an and southwest China's Chongqing, will begin operation on Wednesday, slashing the travel time between the two cities from 9.5 hours to just 5.5.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/5 16:54:52