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China's first homemade polar icebreaker to begin maiden voyage in October

China's first domestically built polar icebreaker will begin its maiden voyage in October from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/5 22:37:46

HK bakery likely to destroy moon cakes

A Hong Kong moon cake maker and its mainland distributors are being hit hard by an online boycott after one of its board members was targeted by patriotic web users for posting support for the city protests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 22:28:40

Impossible Foods eyes China

A US company that hopes to introduce a plant-based meat substitute to the Chinese dining table amid sky-rocketing pork prices must first overcome government regulatory hurdles before it can hope to convince a skeptical Chinese public, Chinese experts say.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 22:03:41

Top education authority pledges to limit use of facial recognition systems in schools

China's top education authority on Thursday pledged to limit and regulate the use of applications with AI-powered facial recognition technology in campuses and said it hopes schools will adopt such systems prudently.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 20:18:41

Beijingers sweat it out during rehearsals for National Day parade

Thousands of Beijing's ordinary people have been preparing for months for the upcoming grand parade scheduled for October 1 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 17:18:40

Hong Kong shares stable on Thursday morning following withdrawal of extradition bill

Hong Kong stocks edged up slightly on Thursday morning following the rollout of a four-action move by local authorities on Wednesday in an attempt to put an end to the city's unrest.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 10:54:06

Mainland netizens urge boycott of pro-riot cosmetics company

Chinese mainland netizens have launched a social media campaign to expose and boycott enterprises suspected of supporting radical Hong Kong protests, with the latest list including Hong Kong-based cosmetics retail chain Sa Sa and one of the largest snack food franchises in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 23:58:40

Outrage pours in after HK Liverpool soccer group's statement on police fans

Soccer fans from the Chinese mainland are infuriated after a Liverpool fan group in Hong Kong refused to remove its statement on Facebook calling for a boycott of team fans who are police officers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 23:48:40

Ministries order schools to review, enhance security after 8 students killed in brutal assault case

The Chinese education and public security ministries held an urgent teleconference and ordered all schools nationwide to enhance safety measures on Wednesday, two days after eight pupils died in an attack in Central China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 23:08:40

School software sparks privacy worries

Ostensibly for student safety, schools and parents have begun using AI facial recognition and positioning technology to monitor student behavior but in so doing have triggered widespread privacy concerns.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 21:58:41

Wong's Taiwan visit mocked

The visit of Joshua Wong Chi-fung, a Hong Kong activist and student leader of the Occupy Central Movement in 2014, to the island of Taiwan was mocked and blasted by net users, who called Wong a "political clown" and urged residents in Taiwan to see the nature of his secessionist activities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 21:48:41

Netizens mock double standard of HK Journalists Association

Netizens tut-tutted the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA)'s double standard when the latter jumped out to side with radical protesters, who were disguised as "reporters."
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 21:28:41

Nation has ability to stabilize pork price: analysts

The answer to the question "what is the most admirable job in China" could now be "pig farmers," as they can profit about 1,500 yuan ($209.44) a pig. Two pigs make more profit than selling a car.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 20:03:40

China reveals hunter drone to catch small, low flying drones with nets

China has developed a drone capable of hunting small, low flying drones, China's state broadcaster has revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 17:43:03

Beijing Daxing Airport buckled up for take-off

Beijing Daxing Airport buckled up for take-off
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 15:52:13

Xi emphasizes "struggles" to achieve national rejuvenation

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on officials, particularly young officials, to maintain a fighting spirit and strengthen their ability to struggle, to strive for achieving the two centenary goals and the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/4 13:31:51

Symposium held to commemorate anti-Fascist victory anniversary

China on Tuesday held a symposium to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/4 12:56:17

Chinese authorities require face-swapping app to better protect users' personal biological data

China's top information watchdog said Wednesday that it has required a Beijing-based technology company to rectify and strengthen the protection of users' personal information after the company's AI-powered face-changing app triggered concerns over possible abuse of users' images and privacy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 12:31:43