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Five killed in Beijing residential fire

Five people were killed and eight others injured after a house caught fire in Chaoyang district, Beijing Wednesday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 12:53:58

Beijing house fire kills 5

Five people were killed and nine others injured after a residential house caught fire in Chaoyang District, Beijing, on Wednesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 9:07:49

Experts call for official leniency toward parents of illegal second child

The looming punishment of a government official for having a second child has prompted calls for leniency toward parents who violated China's previous family planning policy that stipulated one child only for most Chinese until December 31, 2015.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 23:53:10

PLA planes conduct 'circling the island' drill

Chinese bombers, jet fighters, surveillance aircraft, early warning planes and refueling aircraft conducted "routine training" over the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait near Taiwan that included an "island circling" mission, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 23:53:10

Chinese back ivory ban: survey

China's burgeoning ivory ban has received overwhelming support from the Chinese public, said a report published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 23:53:09

447 overseas Chinese groups to hold Nanjing Massacre memorials

A total of 447 overseas Chinese groups plan to hold memorial ceremonies for Nanjing Massacre victims Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 23:52:07

China's water diversion project passes 10.8 billion cubic meters

The middle route of the south-to-north water diversion project has transferred more than 10.8 billion cubic meters of water to north China as the project marked its third anniversary of operation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 23:50:04

Racing against time, Chinese historians preserve last accounts of Nanjing Massacre survivors

They were mostly children when Japanese invaders captured Nanjing, then China's capital, on Dec. 13, 1937 and started six weeks of mass killings, rape and pillage that resulted in the deaths of about 300,000 Chinese.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 23:49:22

West's anxieties grow as they recognize China's achievements: experts

Western anxieties over China's "foreign influence campaign" penetrating their governments and businesses will not affect China's development, but instead, such hostile mentality will damage Western businesses, Chinese experts said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 23:48:39

Chinese worldwide share Nanjing's painful memory

China will hold an annual memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre on Wednesday as the tragedy is becoming a shared memory for Chinese around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 23:08:40

Police arrest six people in Hunan for trafficking human organs

Police in Xiangtan, Central China's Hunan Province, have arrested six people for organizing the sale of human organs, the first case of its kind in the province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 19:53:40

Donation of Naxi works raises hopes of saving endangered languages in China

China's National Museum received a donation of 150 rolls of Dongba manuscript from the Naxi ethnic groups living in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunnan Province on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 19:53:39

China to build national cybersecurity industrial park

China will establish a world-class national cybersecurity industrial park to cultivate a 100 billion yuan (15 billion US dollars) cybersecurity industry in Beijing by 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 19:45:13

Chinese social media lights up over Trump's space ambitions

Chinese social media lit up following US President Donald Trump's announcement to send astronauts back to the moon, with some netizens mocking him, "going to tweet from the moon."
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 18:58:39

South China police seize 20 kg of crystal meth

Police in south China's Fangchenggang City in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region said Tuesday that they had seized nearly 20 kilograms of methamphetamine, detaining one suspect.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 18:12:18

Chinese manufacturing district halves housing prices to keep talent

A local district government in south China's Guangdong Province plans to build more than 30,000 apartments to be sold or rented at low prices in the next five years to retain talent.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 16:06:43

Hebei records best air quality in five years

The smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei has reported fairly good air quality for 66 percent of days since Oct. 1, the best record in five years, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 15:34:05

Backgrounder: National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims

China will hold an annual memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre in the eastern city of Nanjing Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 14:00:43