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Investment in Xinjiang

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region announced that the fixed-assets investments in railway industry in the region would reach 34.7 billion yuan ($5 billion) this year, Web portal xinjiangnet.com.cn reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 23:53:39

Biota preservation

The Department of Land and Resources of Southwest China's Guizhou Province said that it is applying for the designation of Guizhou's Weng'an biota as a national park, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 23:53:39

Healthcare expenditure, productivity losses raise costs of smoking: WHO

The economic dividends from China's tobacco industry are a false economy, which is at odds with government's vision for China's future, the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 20:33:39

Tianjin reports new H7N9 case

A new human H7N9 bird flu case was confirmed in northern China's Tianjin Municipality Thursday, local health authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/14 13:17:09

Blood samples suspected for gender test seized

Shenzhen Customs in south China on Thursday intercepted 171 blood samples from pregnant women, which were supposed to be used for gender identification in Hong Kong.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/14 7:29:16

China unveils 10-year plan for youth development

Chinese central authorities released a detailed 10-year youth development plan Thursday, vowing better education, employment and healthcare for the nation's youth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/14 7:28:29

Population in Beijing's central areas drops in 2016

The number of permanent residents in Beijing's six main urban districts dropped by about 353,000 last year, according to the municipal bureau of statistics on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/14 0:12:30

Taobao blocks searches of porn-linked devices

China's biggest online retailer has banned buyers from searching for virtual reality (VR) devices related to pornography on its platform, after a recent report revealed that many store owners were using porn as promotional material.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 23:28:39

Officials punished for getting govt salaries for their kids

Three officials in Luyi county, Central China's Henan Province face criminal charges for manipulating official personnel information to register their underage children as government employees so that they could collect salaries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 23:28:39

70% of college students sexually harassed: study

Nearly 70 percent of college students in China have suffered from sexual harassment, only less than 4 percent of the incidents were reported to college authorities or police, a report by a research institute said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 23:23:39

Jiangsu court upholds 10-year sentence of man who sold fake drugs

A court in East China's Jiangsu Province upheld a previous ruling in which a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined 3.5 million ($ 510,000) for "selling fake drugs," after he was found selling imported drugs online without a license.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 22:48:39

Guizhou woman says life ‘disturbed’ after mistaken for another woman in video

A woman in Southwest China's Guizhou Province claimed her life was severely disturbed after netizens mistook her for another woman from East China's Shandong Province, who is missing for 15 years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 22:38:39

Over a dozen Nanjing schools now offer yachting courses to their students

A total of 16 middle and elementary schools in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province, now offer their students a chance to try yachting, helping to built the local sailing culture ahead of a world-class yachting event in August.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 20:23:41

Russians flocking to Hainan for treatment, part of larger health tourism trend

Svetlana Shipetko and her two sons did not just come to South China’s tropical Hainan Province to escape the freezing Siberian weather. Shipetko had an equally important goal – to ease her lower back pain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/13 20:18:41

Correction

The English edition of the Global Times incorrectly wrote “Swiss diplomat” in the headline of a page four story on April 10, while it should have been “Luxemburg diplomat.” After realizing the error, we instantly corrected it on our website (http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1041573.shtml) to avoid further impact.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 18:59:49

Infectious diseases kill 1,589 in China in March

A total of 1,589 people died as a result of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in March, official data have shown.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/13 18:19:45

Teachers, students practise Taiji in North China's Hebei

PE teachers Duan Baoli (L) and Yang Fuchun perform Taiji at the No. 1 Middle School in Guangzong County, north China's Hebei Province, April 12, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/13 16:49:26

Peach blossoms in Langfang, north China's Hebei

A tourist takes selfie amid peach blossoms in Tangjiafen Village of Langfang City, north China's Hebei Province, April 12, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/13 16:33:00