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Xinjiang cuts poverty in half in 2018

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region lifted 537,000 people out of poverty in 2018, or a year-on-year decrease of nearly half in poverty incidence in the region amid its increasing focus on education in poverty alleviation in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 21:08:40

Upgraded J-20 fighter jet 'overwhelmingly superior' to US F-35: analysts

As South Korea became the latest country to buy and deploy US F-35 stealth fighter jets, Chinese military observers asserted that an upgraded Chinese J-20 fighter will gain overwhelming superiority over the F-35 in future and that China can fend off all potential threats from what media dubs the "US F-35 friends circle" in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 18:12:49

Hangzhou cracks down on internet ghostwriters paid to write and delete posts

Cyber police in Hangzhou in East China's Zhejiang Province have busted a group of internet ghostwriters paid to post online comments or delete posts, also known as the "Internet Water Army," in a case involving up to 2 million yuan ($0.3 million).
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 17:50:24

China's railway police nab 2,558 ticket scalpers ahead of festival

Chinese police have apprehended 2,558 railway ticket scalpers in its latest campaign ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 5 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 17:45:00

Bullet train Company denies excessive chemical residue problem on new trains

China Railway Corporation (CRC) Beijing Group on Monday denied that the air on its new bullet trains contained excessive formaldehyde, contradicting a recent investigative news report
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 17:38:39

Beijing prepares for Int'l Horticultural Exhibition

Despite the freezing cold, workers are rushing indoor and outdoor arrangements for the International Horticultural Exhibition slated to open on April 29 in the district of Yanqing on the northern outskirts of Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 17:19:35

Shanghai to expand Jewish refugee museum

A museum dedicated to Jewish refugees in Shanghai will be expanded and renovated this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 17:18:15

Guangzhou eyes more cooperation with HK, Macao in 2019

South China's Guangzhou city said Tuesday that it would cooperate with Hong Kong and Macao to speed up construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 17:09:03

All impoverished counties in Hebei to cast off poverty this year

North China's Hebei Province has planned to lift all impoverished counties out of poverty this year, amid the country's targeted poverty alleviation campaign.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 16:50:29

Central China's Hunan Province sees rising foreign trade volume in 2018

The import and export volume of central China's Hunan Province surpassed 310 billion yuan (45.8 billion US dollars) in 2018, a year-on-year increase of over 28 percent, the provincial commerce department said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 15:50:00

Beijing's imperial park restored to prepare for UNESCO list: newspaper

Beijing's imperial Jingshan Park is advancing the restoration of ancient buildings within its precincts, as part of the capital city's efforts in getting its iconic central axis into UNESCO's world cultural heritage list, China Daily reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 14:09:18

Beijing highlights sub-center construction in 2019 plan

The mayor of Beijing has said that the city will speed up sub-center construction in the eastern suburb of Tongzhou District with the addition of more offices and public facilities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 14:08:46

China's Midea Group expects net profit growth in 2018

China's home appliances maker Midea Group expects to report a fast growth of net profit for last year, it said in a statement Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 13:59:32

Xinjiang receives 150 mln tourists in 2018

The number of tourists to northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region exceeded 150 million last year, up more than 40 percent, authorities at the ongoing session of the People's Congress of the region said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 13:58:41

Chinese police detain six over deadly coal mine accident

Six people have been detained in northwest China's Shaanxi Province after a coal mine collapsed and killed 21 miners.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 23:32:50

Court sentences Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death for drug smuggling

A court in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Monday sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death for smuggling drugs and participating in organized international drug trafficking.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 22:26:29

Loaned relic to Japan museum sparks outrage among cross-Straits netizens

The Taipei Palace Museum's loan of a nearly 1,400-year-old calligraphy, which is considered one of the most precious Chinese treasures, to a Japanese museum has sparked outrage among cross-Straits netizens who condemned the Taipei museum of “flattering Japan and causing severe damage to the precious antique.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 22:23:39

Beijing adopts registration system for fireworks sales

Beijing will launch a real-name registration system for fireworks sales for the upcoming 2019 Spring Festival, a latest move for the city to enhance firework management.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 22:13:39