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Rainbow seen after thunder shower over Beijing

A rainbow is seen after a thunder shower over Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 10:24:52

Chinese gov't grants 65 Ghanaian students for further studies in China

The Chinese government has offered scholarships to 65 Ghanaian students for further education in various fields in Chinese institutions of higher learning in the 2017/2018 academic year, Ambassador Sun Baohong disclosed in Accra late Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 8:06:00

Anti-AIDS official punished over selling fake drugs to HIV sufferers

An official of a disease control center in central China's Henan Province has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for selling fake drugs to patients.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 1:35:24

Stylish Tibetans add modern elements to traditional weddings

While maintaining the old with traditional costumes, barley wine, white scarves, snacks and folk music, stylish urban Tibetans are also adding something new to their weddings, by sending invitations on social media or taking photographs in western style white dresses.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 1:21:17

Documentary preserves undying stories of a dying group

In 2012, Chinese director Guo Ke made a documentary film named "Thirty Two." Two years later, he made another called "Twenty Two." When that second film debuted on Monday, the "22" it featured had became just eight.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 1:08:53

China lodges solemn representations with US over international religion report

China has lodged solemn representations with the US, after the latter listed China in its latest international religious report as one of the "countries of particular concern" on religion, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 23:03:40

Fishing activity resumes in South China Sea

Authorities in South China's Hainan Province said that China's annual fishing moratorium in the South China Sea ended on Wednesday, with tens of thousands of fishing boats resuming fishing activity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 23:03:39

China capable of defeating India: expert

China is more than capable of defeat India in potential military conflict with its advanced weapons and air bases, analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 21:29:16

Chinese scholars apply Marxism to the study of ozone

As China is suffering from heavy air pollution, including high ozone (O₃) levels, some environmental research fellows are trying to study the environmental monitoring and analysis of ozone from the perspective of Marxist philosophy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 21:29:15

Xinjiang to start using new airspace control tech

The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's civil aviation administration said it will use a new monitoring technology starting Friday to make flights more efficient.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 21:29:14

Love bunnies

Two giant inflatable rabbits are placed in front of a plaza in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province to create momentum for Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, which falls on August 28 this year.
Source: CFP | 2017/8/16 21:23:40

Photos of tourist scribbling on Great Wall draw outrage

Photos of some words in foreign languages including Korean and English scribbled on China's Badaling Great Wall went viral recently, with most Chinese netizens calling for harsh punishment for the uncivil behavior of overseas tourists.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 21:23:40

China to curb mercury pollution as global pact takes effect

China will take measures to reduce mercury pollution as an international anti-mercury treaty entered into force Wednesday, according to an official statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/16 19:24:59

Singletons exceed population of UK, Russia combined, not hurting economy: expert

Experts dismissed Monday a recent report that claimed the growing number of Chinese singletons are hurting the national economy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 18:33:39

Beijing cops say getting victims of subway harassment to testify is challenging

The Wolf Hunting Group, a special Beijing police squad formed to crack down on sexual harassment on the city's subways, has caught 40 suspects and detained 28 since the group being established in June.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 18:33:39

China's paper-cutting products welcomed

Inheritor Shi Junfeng (L) introduces the paper-cutting technique of Man ethnic group to tourists in Chengde, north China's Hebei Province, Aug. 16, 2017. Local paper-cutting products of Man ethnic group are welcomed and sold to Southeast Asian and European countries in recent years. (Xinhua/Liu Huanyu)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/16 18:22:54

China makes it easier for overseas NGO foreigners to work in China

The State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) have jointly issued a new notice on how foreigners working with overseas NGOs should apply for their work permits, said the Beijing police's NGO management office Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 17:48:39

Fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered in southwest China

More than 200 fossilized dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Maotai Township, a town famous for China's top alcohol brand, Kweichow Moutai.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/16 17:04:34