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33 dead in Phuket boat accident

At least 33 Chinese passengers were found dead and 23 others were still missing after two boats carrying 133 tourists capsized in rough seas in southern Thailand on Thursday afternoon, media reported Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/6 23:18:40

Guangzhou subways use facial recognition

Guangzhou city has adopted facial recognition technology in its subway stations to help with security checks and to assist passengers with a good social credit record pass quickly.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/6 22:48:40

China activates emergency mechanism for Thailand boat accident

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China on Thursday night activated an emergency mechanism for a boat accident in Phuket, the ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/6 20:48:28

Chinese premier says trade war has no winner

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Friday that no one will win by fighting a trade war, yet China will take counter measures in the face of unilateral moves.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/6 19:03:15

China's cabinet publishes revised working rules

The State Council, China's cabinet, has publicized its newly revised regulations to guide its work.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/6 14:49:57

At least 1 Chinese dead, 49 others missing in S. Thailand's boats accident

At least one Chinese tourist died and 49 others are still missing in Phuket's boats capsizal accident so far on Friday morning, according to the Chinese Consulate-General in Thailand's Songkhla.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/6 14:39:52

Xi calls for concerted efforts on rural vitalization

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for concerted action on the vitalization of rural areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/6 9:01:38

Professor's call to repeat 1950s 're-education' of college graduates sparks backlash

A Peking University professor's call to repeat 1950s China history when educated urban youth were sent to countryside to gain "re-education" triggered a backlash.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 22:43:43

Experts condemn fascist content in Chinese cyberspace

Experts slammed the move of some Chinese online platforms that feature fascist and militaristic content, saying they mislead young people.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 22:43:42

Film about cancer drugs imported from India spurs debate over high costs in China

The Chinese black comedy Dying to Survive, which hit Chinese mainland theaters Thursday, has triggered hot discussions on cheap Indian generic drug imports, with experts saying that China should allow more to be imported and greater investment should be made in its own generic drugs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 22:38:41

Picasso in Beijing

Visitors take photos of a painting made by Pablo Ruiz Picasso, the Spanish painter, at the National Art Museum in Beijing on Thursday. The exhibition also includes paintings of many world famous artists, including Spanish artist Salvador Dali and German artist Kaethe Kollwitz. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/7/5 22:16:38

China bars older people from tug-of-war games over health concerns

Chinese authorities have limited the age for participants of tug-of-war games to up to 55 years old for men and 50 for women after an elderly woman was injured in a game and sued the organizer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 19:03:42

Excessive collection of a traditional Tibet medicine ingredient damages ecosystem, sparks deadly feuds among villagers

During caterpillar fungus season, the streets of Zaduo village in the mountains of Qinghai Province are deserted. Shops and restaurants are closed, schools are on holiday, and contract government staff are out of the office.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 19:03:41

Hainan encourages individuals to develop uninhabited islands in South China Sea

South China's Hainan Province, which administers waters in the South China Sea, allows individuals to use uninhabited islands for tourism and construction purposes up to 50 years, an official document said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 13:33:40

Chinese vice premier stresses reform, opening-up in Hainan

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng underscored advancing reform and opening-up in the southern province of Hainan to build the region into "a new model."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/5 11:41:59

Chinese rescue team racing time with foreign counterparts to save Thai children

Amid the ongoing rescue operation of 12 boys and the coach of a Thailand soccer team, who have been trapped in a flooded cave for over 10 days, Chinese volunteers stressed that only if rescuers from across the world work together, regardless of nationality, could they succeed in bringing the boys to safety.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 22:28:40

Xi congratulates CPC flagship magazine on its 60th anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a letter congratulating the Qiushi Journal, affiliated to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, for its 60th anniversary.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/4 22:23:40

Beijing eyes adding Central Axis, including Tiananmen Square, to UNESCO heritage list

Beijing is preparing 14 heritage sites along the city's Central Axis, including Tiananmen Square and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, in a bid to apply for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage by 2035.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 22:08:41