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Netizens debate alleged false report on 'comfort women'

Chinese experts called for paying more respect to "comfort women" survivors amid a debate on social media over an alleged false report on six survivors that was suspected of releasing the women's full names without authorization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 21:13:40

Private school claims third grader's death result of Karma

A private boarding school in Northeast China has been in hot water since Monday after a news report that the school attributed a third grader's death to Karma and the school focused on Chinese ethics and rituals rather than teaching state-prescribed subjects.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 20:38:39

China lags behind Western countries in terms of EICI

China is ranked 20th in the Education International Competitiveness Index (EICI) among 38 countries, which shows a big gap between China and countries with strong education, according to a research report released by Changjiang Education Research Institute on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 20:11:31

Border forest fire prevented from entering Chinese territory: Ministry

Hundreds of Chinese firefighters have been dispatched to the border with Russia to prevent a forest fire in Russia from entering the city of Huichun, Northeast China's Jilin Province, according to China's Ministry of Emergency Management.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 19:23:40

Chinese consumers buy one third of world's luxury goods: market study

Chinese consumers bought a third of the world's luxury goods, and global sales rose 20 percent in 2018, according to a China luxury market study report released by Bain & Company on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 18:53:43

ASF outbreak under control as 'extreme shortages' remain on hog market

The hog supply in China remains unbalanced and will take a long time to recover, industry insiders said on Wednesday after authorities announced to lift the ban on the transporting hogs in 21 out of 28 mainland provinces that have experienced an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF).
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 16:53:01

China to crack down on counterfeit, substandard agricultural supplies

China's procuratorates will launch a campaign against counterfeit and substandard agricultural supplies, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:48:01

Regulation requires school officials to eat with students

China has introduced a new regulation, requiring school officials from kindergartens to high schools to accompany students in each school meal as a way of ensuring food safety.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:46:31

Sandstorms hit southern Xinjiang

Sand and dust storms have hit southern parts of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, disrupting traffic and farming.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:45:02

Underground transportation hub to start construction in Beijing's sub-center

A 1.3 million-square-meter underground transportation hub project is expected to start construction in Beijing's Tongzhou District this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 0:46:44

Universities respond actively after Xi stresses ideological and political theory courses

Universities across China have positively responded to remarks made by President Xi Jinping at a Monday symposium in Beijing, where he stressed efforts to implement the Party's education policy and the kind of ideological education the country needs and should promote.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 21:13:41

Makeup-heavy passengers protest 'beauty discrimination'

Imagine a protest that requires people to wear heavy make-up and take pictures at subway station. Many netizens did so to prevent beauty discrimination, after a girl using dark eye shadow and lipstick was asked to take off her makeup at a Guangzhou subway security check.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 21:02:46

Women to be 'manlier' than men in 10 years: report

China's e-commerce giant Taobao published a report about the Chinese fashion trend, indicating that Chinese women would dress manlier while men's fashion would be more delicate.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 21:02:46

Cloned police dog starts training

China's first cloned police dog, 3-month-old Kunxun, has begun training after arriving at a police base in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province earlier this month.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 21:02:45

Chinese Vice Premier urges Beijing 2022 organizers to fulfill promises as focus shifts to operations

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng has urged the Beijing 2022 organizers to stay committed to delivering a "fantastic, extraordinary and excellent" Olympic Winter Games, as preparations start to shift focus from venue construction to the management and operation of competition centers.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 20:56:19

Dalai fears losing influence in Tibet: experts

The reincarnation of living Buddhas, including the Dalai Lama, should abide by the laws and regulations of the state, as well as religious rituals and historical conventions, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, after the 14th Dalai Lama said his incarnation could be found in India and warned that any other successor named by China would not be respected.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 20:23:40

Mine in Congo attacked, two Chinese killed by militants

Two Chinese were killed in a mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sunday local time when armed militants raided the mine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 20:23:40

Chinese marriage rate in 2018 hits lowest point in last five years

China's marriage rate dropped to 7.2 per thousand in 2018, the lowest since 2013, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics and Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 19:33:40