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China vows to increase efforts to reduce pollution

PM2.5 pollutants will be closely monitored in 2019 in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta and the Fenhe and Weihe plains in Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, the Chinese environmental protection authority said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 0:43:40

Traditional fun

People in traditional clothes play Chinese ice sports popular during ancient dynasties in the Summer Palace in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2019/1/22 0:43:39

Annual homecoming

A mother and her daughter look out the window of a train at the Luoyang railway station in Central China's Henan Province. About 3 billion trips are expected to be made during this year's Spring Festival commuting, which began on Monday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/1/22 0:33:39

China launches two satellites for multispectral imaging

China launched two satellites for multispectral imaging on a Long March-11 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 1:42 pm on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 0:24:26

Blue hole in South China Sea officially world's deepest

Sansha Yongle Dragon Hole, which is 300.89 meters deep, is now officially the deepest ocean blue hole in the world, China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC) announced on its Wechat account on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 23:48:39

CNN report on Uyghur woman a 'deliberate lie'

US media's report of China's Uyghur woman Mihrigul Tursun is a "totally deliberate lie," and foreign media and the US government should cease tarnishing China's ethnic policy lest they embarrass themselves, said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 23:43:39

Xinjiang reaffirms stability

Stability is highlighted in the annual government report of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Its official vowed to carry out measures to combat terrorism, extremism, and to maintain stability in the year ahead.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 23:38:39

Gene-editing scientist faked certificate and broke law: inquiry team

It is out of personal fame and wealth that Chinese scientist He Jiankui conducted the notorious experiment to create the world's first gene-edited babies, the Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 23:28:39

China's birth rate lowest since 1961

The number of newborns in China has dropped to 15.23 million in 2018, marking the lowest number since 1961. A continued decline is predicted by demographers, which would allow India to soon replace China as the world's most populous country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 22:58:39

Xi urges major risk prevention to ensure healthy economy, social stability

President Xi Jinping on Monday told senior officials to strengthen their ability in preventing and defusing major risks to ensure sustained and healthy economic development and social stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 20:18:43

Chinese actor allegedly lures 'mistress' to return to China to face extortion charges

Chinese actor Wu Xiubo is mired in controversy after he allegedly enticed a woman who claimed to be his long-time mistress to return to China where she was arrested for blackmailing the actor.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 19:23:39

Fans furious at choice of pop idol as NBA ambassador

The National Basketball Association's appointment of a milky-faced talent show pop star as the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration Brand Ambassador has sparked a macho backlash among some fans who deem the dainty idol unfit for the role.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 19:12:27

Subway station to serve Universal Studios Beijing to be completed by 2020

Theme park revenue in China topped $6 billion in 2017, an increase of 27 percent from 2016, and is expected to hit $14 billion by 2022, according to Mintel, a market research firm.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 17:58:39

Ticket booking for Beijing horticultural expo starts online

Online ticket sales for the upcoming the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing China have started, with discount prices offered to online reservations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 17:36:17

Self-service restaurant opens for Spring Festival travel rush

A 24-hour self-service restaurant opened in eastern China's Shandong Province Monday to better serve the Spring Festival travel rush.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 17:34:20

Beijing Railway Bureau to transport 34.7 mln passengers during Spring Festival travel rush

It is estimated that the Beijing Railway Bureau will see 34.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.8 percent, during the country's Spring Festival travel rush from Monday to March 1 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 15:00:51

2 missing after east China ship leak

Eleven crew members have been rescued, but two still remain missing after a cargo ship was flooded on Monday in sea waters off the coast of eastern China's Fujian Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 14:09:26

Aircraft carrier Liaoning in likely sea trial after maintenance, modification

China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning might be embarking on a new sea trial on Monday after more than half a year's maintenance and modification. Military experts say the warship will come back not only replenished but also strengthened.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 13:43:00