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Chinese shoppers flock to Turkey for luxury goods as lira drops to record low

Chinese are flocking to high-end stores in Turkey to take advantage of the lira's drop to a record low.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 21:58:40

Petitioner, 85, jailed for 'making trouble,' denied medical parole

The Hebei Prison Administration Bureau announced Monday that it rejected an 85-year-old woman's application for medical parole because she was not legally eligible, after media reports slammed the administration for lacking humanitarian spirit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 18:48:39

China to move critically endangered porpoises to aquarium as shipping, pollution choke river habitat

Facing a continuous drop in the population of the Yangtze finless porpoise, China has decided to explore a method of artificial breeding to protect the critically endangered species.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 18:43:40

Chinese scientists intend to chase solar eclipse in space

Total solar eclipses formed by the moon shadowing the sun are spectacular opportunities for scientists to observe the sun's corona, but too short and rare to capture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 18:03:51

Four irrigation systems inscribed as world heritage

Source: | 2018/8/14 17:41:25

24 injured in Yunnan quakes

A total of 24 people have been injured in two 5.0-magnitude earthquakes that jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province in the early hours of Monday and Tuesday seperately, local authorities said
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 15:17:51

Chinese shopping frenzy in Turkey as lira plunges

Chinese flocked to high-end stores in Turkey to take ad-vantage of the lira's drop to a record low.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 12:38:39

Slandering Xinjiang as "no rights zone" against fact, Chinese official told UN panel

There is no arbitrary detention in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and the view that Xinjiang is a "no rights zone" is completely against the fact, a Chinese official on Monday told the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 11:58:23

Good progress made in achieving China's goals concerning ethnic minorities: official

China's mid-term assessment of the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan (2016-2020) is ongoing, and generally speaking, good progress has been made in achieving the goals set concerning the ethnic minorities, a Chinese official said in Geneva Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:38:22

Xinjiang policies justified

Chinese government's ethnic and religious policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have given priority to anti-secession and counter-terrorism so as to maintain stable development, and Western media should see the situation themselves before accusing China, Chinese experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 23:13:39

Beijing school for migrant worker children closed

Beijing's biggest school for children of migrant workers closed on Monday because the landowner terminated the lease over the land's "illegal" use, and some of its students and teachers were moved to other schools, the education authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 23:08:40

China finds sulfide deposits in Indian Ocean

China's unmanned submersible Qianlong 2 achieved a new record for voyage length and working time during the country's 49th ocean expedition which ended on Sunday, allowing scientists to explore sulfide resources in the seabed of west Indian Ocean.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 23:08:39

Trump urged to apologize for calling foreign students 'spies'

More than 4,000 signatures had been collected by Monday on the White House petition website, urging US President Donald Trump to apologize for reportedly saying "almost every student that comes over to this country is a spy."
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 22:48:40

Chengdu streamlines green cards to attract foreign talent

Some 309 foreign "A-level advanced talent" living in the Sichuan Province capital city of Chengdu have had their Chinese green card process slashed down to about two weeks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 22:48:40

9 dead, 15 injured after Taiwan hospital fire

Nine people have died and another 15 were injured after a fire broke out in a hospital in New Taipei City, local authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 20:34:28

Beijing builds 5G base stations for faster networks

Chinese telecom giant China Unicom's Beijing subsidiary launched a "5G NEXT" plan Monday, to embrace faster wireless 5G networks in the near future.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 19:16:42

Hainan governor praises media watchdog role, vows to support reporters

The government of South China's Hainan Province is expected to establish a media supervision team that will welcome and support the work of reporters, accept the watchdog role of media, and advise the government on how to better implement policies based on media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 19:08:40

Chinese volunteers boost Kenya's tourism sector

Hu Dongdong knows the history of the Karen Blixen House, one of the historical sites in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi, better than most locals.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 19:08:39