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Testing the response

Volunteers from the Civil Aid Service (CAS) wearing protective clothing take part in a chicken cull demonstration as part of an emergency response exercise in Hong Kong on Sunday. Some 1,000 CAS members took part in a two-day exercise to test their deployment and search and rescue capabilities during an emergency. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 0:13:40

Lotte Mart relaunches Chinese website after 2-month shutdown

The Chinese-language website of Lotte Mart, the retail business arm of South Korea's Lotte Group, has been relaunched after it was shut on March 1.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 23:38:39

Construction begins on new high-speed rail line to Xiongan

Construction of the Beijing-Bazhou high-speed rail line, a key link for the capital's new airport and the Xiongan New Area, started Sunday, the China Railway Group announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/21 23:33:39

Staff complains about obligatory blind dates as China sees single people as problem

Young single people have been complaining that their employers forced singletons of marriageable age to participate in organized blind dates, after China's Communist Youth League (CYL) issued a guideline intended to help young people find the right partner.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 23:33:39

Chinese derogatory social media term for ‘white left’ Western elites spreads

Baizuo, a derogatory term in Mandarin that refers to the "leftist elites" in the West, has become increasingly popular among China's netizens, a phenomenon analysts ascribe to the public's resentment against what they perceive as the superiority complex of the Western liberal elites and their ideological agenda against China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 23:23:19

SW China's Sichuan Province reports new H7N9 case

A new H7N9 virus infection was confirmed in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/21 21:19:25

College that exposed ‘uncivil’ smooching students vows to continue

A Shandong Province college that posted pictures on its campus of students engaging in "uncivil behaviors," such as smoking or kissing, defended its actions Saturday, saying it did not affect students' privacy or "freedom of love."
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 18:28:39

Fewer farmers following traditional calendar amid global warming, new technology

Farmers in China can follow guidelines laid down thousands of years ago when deciding when to plant and harvest their crops. But while some are sticking to the traditions of their ancestors, some see market opportunities in their response to a changing climate.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 18:23:39

North China fire extinguished

A forest fire that broke out Wednesday in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was completely extinguished as of noon on Sunday, said the firefighting headquarters.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/21 17:55:13

Siberian tiger footprints found in NE China

A set of clear and well-preserved footprints suspected to have been left by a wild Siberian tiger were discovered in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, local forestry authorities said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/21 14:13:22

Two detained for hunting wild monkey

Two men who allegedly hunted a wild rhesus monkey have been detained, police in north China's Shanxi Province said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/21 13:06:25

Chinese victims of 50-mln-USD visa fraud scheme file lawsuit

Four Chinese victims of a 50-million-US-dollar visa fraud scheme filed a lawsuit to Los Angeles Court on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/21 12:56:18

China spots 2 mln mobile Internet malicious programs in 2016: report

A report on China's mobile Internet development shows that a total of 2 million new mobile Internet malicious programs were spotted in 2016, up 39 percent from the previous year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 17:08:57

Heavy rainfall expected in south China

China's southern areas are bracing for torrential rain in the coming days, China's national weather observatory said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 14:53:28

Shared washing machines seen in Shanghai

Pedestrians walk past shared washing machines on a street in Shanghai, east China, May 19, 2017. Shared washing machines are served for public use here and users can pay with either smartphone or cash.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 10:06:44

Chinese scientist honored for deep-sea drilling system

Central China's Hunan Province has honored a scientist for his contribution to a deep-sea drilling system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 7:56:48

Int'l bus-rail-sea freight route begins operation in Xinjiang

An freight train with cargo bound for India departed from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Friday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 7:56:26

Unexpected heat wave sweeps across North China

The weather has become extremely hot in some areas in North China recently, but experts said that it is not abnormal considering the historical trend.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/19 23:13:40