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Chinese lawyer tried at a Changsha court for inciting subversion

A Chinese lawyer charged for inciting State subversion stood trial on Tuesday at the People's Intermediate Court of Changsha, in Central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 9:35:23

Air defence shelters help citizens escape from heat

Citizens stay in an air defence shelter in Yuzhong District to keep themselves away from the outside heat in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Aug. 21, 2017. Chongqing launched a warning signal on Monday as the maximum temperature hit 40 degrees celcius in some areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 8:37:20

Newly-enrolled students attend military training in SW China

Newly-enrolled high school students take part in a military training at the No.2 Middle School of Jianhe County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 21, 2017. All new high school students of this school take a 10-day military training at the beginning of the semester.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 7:52:42

Beijing air pollution indicator levels lowest since 2013

Beijing Monday reported the lowest record for a major air pollution indicator for January-July period since 2013.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 7:38:33

Chinese coastal provinces brace for typhoon Hato

Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, is moving towards China's southeast coast, as people in the region were ordered to leave fish farms and moor boats Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 23:49:22

Loudspeakers from mosques removed in Qinghai to eliminate noise

The Hualong Hui Autonomous County in Northwest China's Qinghai Province has removed over 1,000 loudspeakers from mosques to eliminate noise pollution, according to a report by local newspaper Haidong Times.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 23:03:40

Man's detention for complaining about police behavior stirs controversy

Following the wrongful detention of a man who complained about the food quality of a local hospital, another case of detention for a complaint against the behavior of traffic police has generated widespread discussion online.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 23:03:39

Festival gathering

Believers and visitors gather in front of Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism where a large thangka painting of the Buddha is on display, in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, at the beginning of the annual Shoton Festival on Monday.
Source: CFP | 2017/8/21 22:58:39

China launches nuclear reactor container based on homegrown technology

China's first domestically developed third-generation nuclear reactor container using Hualong One technology was launched on Sunday, which an expert said would benefit China and the countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 22:58:39

Beijing to offer comprehensive support for construction of Xiongan New Area

Beijing Monday unveiled cooperation agreements with Hebei Province on the construction of Xiongan New Area, a new development area southwest of the capital, according to a press conference by Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 21:46:07

Tech firms make smart moves to bridge AI gap

There's no phrase hotter in the tech world than artificial intelligence (AI), and this is especially true in China, where the craze for AI has even sparked concerns about an investment bubble.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 19:03:39

Lawyer’s jail term indefinitely extended at unnamed authorities’ request

A Hebei Province lawyer jailed after a disturbance at a dental clinic has had her two-year term indefinitely extended at the request of an unnamed "higher authorities," media reported on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 18:53:39

"Wolf Warrior 2" tops Chinese box office for 4th week

Chinese action film "Wolf Warrior 2" continued to dominate the Chinese film market in the week ending Aug. 20, grossing 559 million yuan (84 million US dollars), China Film News reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:46:41

Lhasa celebrates Shoton Festival

Lhasa City, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, started celebrating the traditional annual Shoton Festival on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:45:41

World’s first panda specimen with organs intact unveiled

A museum in Dalian unveiled a panda specimen preserved with its organs and muscles intact, the first of its kind in the world.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/8/20 23:13:39

Agencies set up to protect Siberian tigers

China on Saturday launched two special agencies for the preservation of the Siberian tiger and leopard in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province, marking the establishment of the first national park administration directly under the central government.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 23:08:40

Awaiting enrollment

A child sits beside a long line of parents at a school registration office in Zhengzhou, Central China’s Henan Province on Sunday. Schools began registering new students for this year on Sunday. Many parents waited at the school overnight to ensure their children were enrolled.
Source: IC | 2017/8/20 23:08:39

Loose management behind fatal coal mine accident in north China

Loose management was blamed for a fatal coal mine accident in north China's Shanxi Province, the country's work safety watchdog said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 22:22:29